Apr 19, 2021  
2015 - 2016 CNM Catalog, Volume 48.1 
2015 - 2016 CNM Catalog, Volume 48.1 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

FS 1592 - Wildland Firefighter Technical Skills Development

1 credit hour(s)
Prerequisite: (ENG 0950  or ESOL 0951 ) + RDG 0950  + MATH 0930  or appropriate placement scores .

This course is designed to develop, improve and enhance the technical skills needed to function as an effective wildland firefighter. Students should expect to participate in arduous field activities that will include working with hand tools, constructing fireline, constructing helispots, tool maintenance, hoselays, portable tanks, and emergency medical evacuation procedures. In addition, students will develop their skills and knowledge necessary to properly use and maintain a handheld, field programmable radio. Finally, students will complete a National Wildfire Coordination Group (NWCG) course related to fire origin scene protection. There are lab fees associated with this course. To participate in this course, students must have the required fire personal protective equipment. PPE includes: hard hat- (CNM approved), Nomex pants (or Department approved pants), CNM approved long-sleeved shirt, leather boots, eye protection, ear protection, and canteens for drinking water. National Wildfire Coordination Group Certificate: FI-110 Wildland Fire Origin Protection