National Wildfire Coordinating Group

X-901, Firefighter Math, N/A

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This online course provides knowledge of basic math concepts and tools necessary for making math calculations in the field. Topics include calculating tank volumes and flow rates, determining pump pressure and friction loss, understanding maps and location coordinates, and estimating slope. Additionally, the course presents information on calculating flame length, flame height, midflame windspeed, and other variables related to wildland firefighting efforts.

This course is designed for wildland firefighters.


  1. Complete the online course.
  2. There is no NWCG certificate of completion associated with this online course.



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