S-290, Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior, 2010

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Pre-Course Work

This instructor-led course has pre-course work and a pre-selection assessment (estimate 5 hours). Additional information about the course can be found on the Overview page.


  1. Complete the pre-course work.
  2. Complete the pre-selection assessment (pre-qualifying test). You must obtain a score of 70% or higher to pass the pre-selection assessment in order to attend the course.
  3. Use the reference materials below to complete the pre-course work and pre-selection assessment.  The reference materials below are also available on the S-290 Student CD.

Reference Materials

Wildland Fire Incident Management Field Guide, PMS 210

NWCG Fireline Handbook, Appendix B, PMS 410-2

Basic Land Navigation, PMS 475

Fire Weather Handbook, PMS 425-1

Aids to Determining Fuel Models

Fire Environment Visualization

FLAME in a Nutshell

S-190 Student Workbook

Safety Zones

Standard Fire Behavior Fuel Models

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