RT-130, Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher (WFSTAR)
Core Component(s): Current Issues
Estimated Delivery Time: 30 minutes; Video Length: 7:05
Examine how technology used in wildland fire has changed and advanced over the years. Show how mobile devices and apps on the fireline are the new norm and how that helps meet incident objectives.
- Review the module and video
- Watch the video.
- Facilitate a discussion using the activity and discussion questions.
- How has technological advancement helped you while on an assignment over the last five years? Have there been any negative impacts from this technology movement?
- What are you using as an electronic navigation device? If it is a mobile device, can you show the class how to use it in less than five minutes?
- What apps are you using on your mobile device while on fire assignments? What is the most impressive technology used on fire assignments that you have seen?
- Where do you see technological advances five years from now?
- Have you used a digital sand table? If you have, what were the pros and cons?
WFSTAR guides are currently being updated and will be added to each module page as they are completed. In the interim, please use the following guide for this module. This guide is not completely Section 508 compliant. If you need an accessible version, please contact Travis Touchette at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Instructor Guide
- Student Workbook
- The Wildland Fire Information and Technology group produces a Mobile Technology Cheat Sheet. https://sites.google.com/a/firenet.gov/wfit-groups/mobile-technology-working-group
- The intent of the Mobile Technology Cheat Sheet is to share commonly used tools/tricks for users of all technical aptitudes.
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