S-290: Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior (CSFM Certified)

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.

 DATES: December 3-4 & 5-6, 2024 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

LOCATION:  City of San Marcos Fire Training Facility / Palomar College Fire Academy, 182 Santar Place, San Marcos CA  92069, Classroom 3A (classroom door is on the East end of the Palomar College Public Safety Administration building (Sheriff’s station)).

PREREQUISITE: S-190 – Available online

REGISTRATION: Prior to registering, please obtain a student ID number (nine digit number only; you do not need a physical ID card) by applying to Palomar College from the main website (https://www2.palomar.edu/). IF YOU ALREADY HAVE A PALOMAR COLLEGE STUDENT ID, YOU MAY HAVE TO UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION WITH THE COLLEGE. IF THIS IS NECESSARY, HERE IS THE LINK WITH INSTRUCTIONS TO COMPLETE THE UPDATE: https://www.opencccapply.net/gateway/apply?cccMisCode=061. When we confirm you have the prerequisites, you will be enrolled by Enrollment Services prior to the first day of class. You will be sent an email to prompt you to go to your MyPalomar account and pay the appropriate fees.

You can skip the Palomar Student orientation as you are taking a Career, Technical, and Extended Education (CTEE) class for professional growth and development

COLLEGE FEES: $115.00 College registration fee (2.5 units), $19.00 Health Fee if this is your first class of the semester.

MATERIAL FEE: $90.00 Collected by Palomar College during registration process for California State Fire Marshal CFSTES class certification and NWCG textbooks

INSTRUCTOR: Bret Davidson, Deputy Fire Chief, Vista Fire Department

TEXTBOOK: NWCG textbook provided in class

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