Upon successful completion of this program students will have been provided with the knowledge, training, and practical experiences to pursue an intermediate position in the field of wildland fire suppression. Emphasis is placed on industry specific skills (e.g. portable pump operation, chain saw use, engine operation, etc.) and specific supervisory skill sets necessary for well rounded job advancement in wildland fire.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, students will:
1. Apply leadership principals surrounding safety, operational engagement and risk management.
2. Initiate and develop safe efficient wildland fire strategies, tactics, use of firefighting equipment and apply knowledge of fire behavior factors including fuels, topography and weather.
3. Develop a subordinate firefighter’s progression through mentorship, effective supervision and leadership.
4. Initiate and apply the effective use of the incident command structure to manage span of control and incident organization.
5. Apply a working knowledge of the factors effecting human performance in high risk environments.
6. Effectively implement prescribed fire and fuels reduction operations and the associated tactics and equipment.
Anticipate 10 completers per year
The Reedley College Wildfire Resources Supervisors Program is a certificate which combines multiple National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) training courses' material and cooperative work experience, natural resources. This program with provide Forest Service personnel these National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) training courses' material and college credit to advance in their firefighting career. Topics covered in this program will include:
Additional units have been added to the program to make it eligible for a certificate of achievement and is in line with the Master Plan of Reedley College and matches the State Center Community College District's Master Plan Goal 4 of Economic and Workforce Development by offering access to quality career technical programs.
|Minimum of 2 units||NR-19V||Cooperative Work Experience - Forestry||1-8|
|9 units||NR-150 NR-151 NR-152 NR-153 NR-154 NR-155 NR-156 NR-157||Incident Command System 200 Portable Pumps and Water Use RT-130 Wildland Fire Topics - Safety Training S-131 Wildland Firefighter Type 1 S-219 Firing Operations S-212 Wildland Fire Chainsaws L-280 Followership to Leadership S-230 Crew Boss (Single Resource)||.75 1 1.5 .5 1 1.5 1 1.25|
|One course (1 unit)||NR-158 NR-159||S-231 Engine Boss S-236 Heavy Equipment Boss||1 1|