Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior S-290

Course Description:

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.

This course is presented by Michigan DNR and/or USFS Forest Fire Officer instructors.


Course Objectives:

  • 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 Name:  Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior

    Acronym:  IWFB

    Course Code:  L34A

    Instructional Hours:  37

    Student Manuals:  Provided by Instructors

    To Schedule a Course:  SMOKE

    Instructor Fee:  $1665.00

    Student Application:  SMOKE


    Student Prerequisites:

  • Eighteen years of age or older

  • Member of an organized Michigan Fire Department

  • Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior S-190

  • Satisfactory completion of pre-selection assessment

  • Satisfactory completion of pre-selection homework.



    Issued by the Instructor

    Written Test:

    No State Test

    Practical Test:

    No State Test


To Schedule a Course:  SMOKE