Arkansas River Valley Wildland Fire Academy

Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior | S-290 | May 20th - 23rd

Location Russellville, AR
Event Date(s) May 20, 2019 to May 23, 2019
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Event Description

S-290 - Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior


S-290 is available via two delivery methods (online and ILT), either of which is sufficient for student completion. This is a classroom-based skills course designed to prepare the prospective fireline supervisor to undertake safe and effective fire management operations. It is the second course in a series that collectively serves to develop fire behavior prediction knowledge and skills. Fire environment differences are discussed as necessary; instructor should stress local conditions.

Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior | Cost: $150

All classes on Monday May 20th will begin that day at 0900 (CT).

On all other days, classes will begin at 0800 (CT).

Classes are scheduled to end each day by 1700 (CT).


  • Identify and describe the characteristics of fuels, weather, and topography that influence wildland fire behavior.
  • Describe the interaction of fuels, weather, and topography on wildland fire behavior, fireline tactics, and safety.
  • Describe the causes of extreme fire behavior conditions (long-range spotting, crowning, and fire whirls) that develop due to weather, fuels, and/or topography.
  • Interpret, communicate, apply, and document wildland fire behavior and weather information.

Course Components and Hours to Complete

  • Pre-selection assessment 2
  • Pre-course work 3
  • Online training N/A
  • Instructor-led training 32
  • Total Hours 37
  • Target Group
  • Personnel desiring to be qualified as any Single Resource Boss or Fire Effects Monitor (FEMO).

Minimum Instructor Qualifications
The lead instructor must be a qualified Strike Team Leader (STL), Task Force Leader (TFLD) or Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 2 (RXB2). Successful completion of Advanced Fire Behavior Calculations (S-490) is recommended.
Unit instructors must be qualified as any Single Resource Boss.
A Meteorologist is highly recommended to instruct the weather sections of this class.
See NWCG Instructor Certification at the beginning of this Guide.

Course Prerequisites
Successful completion of S-190, Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior.
Satisfactory completion of pre-selection assessment and pre-course work.

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