S-290, Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior, 2010

Decorative banner: Five photos showing various wildland fire scenes. Extreme fire behavior in a stand of pine trees, a division supervisor looking east, two firefighters stand in front of truck while forest fire fills the scene behind them, two firefighters observe a fire working its way through the forest, and a wildland firefighter sits using a handheld radio to provide information.

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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

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