Wildfires

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Course Goal

To prepare students to process calls regarding wildfires.

Wildfires move rapidly and can cause great devastation. Telecommunicators must be able to process these calls and obtain information to assist firefighters in locating the fire quickly. 

Introduction

There are an average of 100,000 wildfires in the United States each year. 

Wildfires can occur in most states, but are prevalent in states that suffer from drought. 

Every year wildfires are responsible for property loss and deaths of humans and animals. 

Curriculum

Course Documentation

  • Online Course Acknowledgement
  • Expectations for Online Students
  • Learning Objectives
  • Wildfires Worksheet

Introduction

03:12

  • Introduction
  • Video Transcript: Wildfires 101
  • Video: Wildfires 101
  • Knowledge Checkpoint

Causes of Wildfires

01:58

  • Causes.pdf
  • Video: What causes a Wildfire?
  • Knowledge Checkpoint

Types of Wildfires

00:42

  • Types.pdf
  • Video: Crown Fire
  • Knowledge Checkpoint

Fire Tornadoes

  • Fire Tornadoes.pdf
  • About The Next Module
  • 150 Minutes of Hell: The inside story of death and survival as the Carr Fire's tornado of flames stormed Redding — and changed firefighting in a warming California

2018 Wildfires

05:14

  • 2018 Wildfires.pdf
  • Video: 'The whole town is gone.' Drone video reveals the scale of fire destruction in Paradise
  • Video: Terrifying police radio details California wildfire evacuation
  • Knowledge Checkpoint

Weather Warnings

02:06

  • Weather Warnings.pdf
  • Video Transcript: What is a Red Flag Warning
  • Video: What is a Red Flag Warning
  • Knowledge Checkpoint

Wildfire Calls

06:55

  • Wildfire Calls.pdf
  • Video: Sonoma Fire 9-1-1 Calls
  • Video Transcript: Sevier County 9-1-1 Dispatchers Recall Chaos
  • Video: Sevier County 9-1-1 Dispatchers Recall Chaos
  • Knowledge Checkpoint

Conclusion

02:51

  • Conclusion.pdf
  • Video Transcript: How We Fight Wildfires
  • Video: How We Fight Wildfires
  • Knowledge Checkpoint

Final Exam

  • Final Exam: Wildfires

Course Evaluation

  • Course Evaluation

About Your Instructor

Tina Chaffin

Tina Chaffin

9-1-1 Training Specialist

I have over 20 years of experience as a 9-1-1 Telecommunicator/Trainer. I have experience in PSAPs large and small. I am passionate about training and public education.

I currently hold the following certifications: 

  • NENA ENP
  • APCO RPL
  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Advanced Instructor
  • Texas Department of Public Safety Associate and TLETS Instructor
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Instructor


I have been providing continuing education training modules for Telecommunicators for over 5 years.  

tina@training911heroes.com

Learning Objectives

Relate statistics of 2018 wildfires.

List the elements needed to create a fire.

Explain the three types of wildfires.

Discuss the dangers of a fire tornado.

Explain weather warnings relevant to wildfires.

Discuss quetions and instructions for calls related to wildfires.