ARA Pre-Work

Wildland Fire Decision Support System (WFDSS)
select “Request Account” on the left

select “login” on the right, the select “Request an AirNow-Tech Account”

Wildland Fire Decision Support System (WFDSS) Overview (1 hour)
Recommended: Lessons 1 & 2

Smoke: Knowing the Risks
video (14 minutes)

Review the Wildland Fire Personnel Smoke Exposure Guidebook (13 pages)

Smoke Blogs: See the “Smoke Blogs” section from the ARA website. Review (30 min)

Basic Wildland Fire Orientation (S-110) – video (15 minutes)

If you do not have fire experience:
S-130 Basic Firefighter Training – (30 hours)
S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior – (6-8 hours)

About the Wildland Fire Air Quality Response Program – (30 min)
select “Wildland Fire Air Quality Response Program”

Air Quality Refresher: Smoke Management and Air Quality for Land Managers

Meteorology: Trainees without a meteorology background, or who need a refresher should take units from S-290, Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior at the link above (you may need to create an account)

• S-290 unit 4 Basic Weather Processes (< 1 hour)
• S-290 unit 5 Temperature and Relative Humidly Relationships (< 1 hour)
• S-290 unit 6 Atmospheric Stability (3-4 hours)
• S-290 unit 7 Wind Systems (2-3 hours).
• Recommended Textbook: Dave Whiteman’s Mountain Meteorology.

Smoke Modeling

Review the BlueSky daily predictions and come prepared with questions – (30 min)
View webinar – (1 hour)

Transportation Safety

Wildland Smoke Guiding Principles Pocket Card
Use of General Weather & Dispersion Index to Minimize Smoke Impact on Hwy Visibility
Wildland Fire Personnel Transportation Safety Guidebook (26 pages)
Note, this Guide is up for revision so comments are appreciated.

Incident Command Training (if you do not have a red card)

IS-100 Introduction to Incident Command System
IS-700 National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction

Further Reading…

Basic Smoke Management Practice
Wildfire Smoke A Guide for Public Health Officials