RX-310, Introduction To Fire Effects

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Course Description

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and communicate the relationships between basic fire regimes and fire effects, the effects of fire treatments on fire effects, and to manipulate fire treatments to achieve desired fire effects. In an effort to maintain the currency and relevancy of the course materials for RX-310, Introduction to Fire Effects the instructional design has been modified to allow instructors to develop materials based on current information, changing technologies, and the needs of the students.

Course Objective:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of fire as an ecological process using the concepts of fire regimes and first order fire effects at multiple scales.
  • Identify realistic management solutions in an adaptive management framework.
  • Communicate effectively with fire and resource professionals based on a common understanding of first order fire effects.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how fire management related resource issues interact.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to manipulate treatments to achieve desired first order fire effects.

Course Delivery

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Course Components

Course ComponentCourse Time
Pre-course work2
Pre-selection assessmentN/A
Online trainingN/A
Instructor-led training30-34
Total Hours32-36

Course Session Offerings

Nationally advertised course sessions can be found by searching for RX-310 on the National Wildland Fire Training website. Contact your local Training Officer or Geographic Area Training Representative for more information about local course sessions.

Course Required For:


Course Recommended For:

Fire and resource specialists involved in fire related decision-making. Interdisciplinary team resource advisors or prescribed fire crew member working toward burn boss, or other prescribed fire positions.

Prerequisite Qualifications and Training

Working knowledge of fire behavior.

Understanding of basic ecological principles.

Satisfactory completion of pre-course work.

Associated Position Task Books

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Functional Area: 
Prescribed Fire
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