S-490, Advanced Fire Behavior Calculations, 2010

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Pre-Course Work

This instructor-led course has pre-course work and a pre-selection assessment  (estimate 4-7 hours). Additional information about the course can be found on the Overview page.


  1. Complete the pre-course work (Parts 1-5 below). A practice test and answer key are provided with each part. Though you are not required to complete the practice tests for each part, it will be useful in preparing for the pre-selection assessment. These do not need to be turned into the course coordinator.
  2. After you have completed the pre-course work, follow directions in your pre-course work instructions or pre-selection letter on the next steps to take your pre-selection assessment. A passing score of 70% or higher on the assessment is required to be considered for placement in the class.

Reference Materials

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