S495 Course Unit

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Mission Statement

The S-495 Course Unit provides national leadership in geospatial fire analysis training as required for the Long Term Analyst position to support wildland fire management. 

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  • Establish and maintain training goals and skills assessments.
  • Coordinate training delivery among Steering Committee, Fire Behavior Subcommittee, and National Advanced Fire Resource Institute (NAFRI, who provides Course Coordinator).
  • Develop training materials to address current wildland fire management direction and decision making.
  • Provide advanced geospatial fire analysis, interpretation and application skill based on the best available science.

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Tonja Opperman, Chuck McHugh
NWCG Coordinator: 
Deb Fleming
Parent Committee: 
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