Proposed Curriculum for Fire Management Specialists
Increasing need for fire managers prompted the National Wildfire Coordinating Group in 1978 to prepare an analysis of the tasks performed by a journeyman fire specialist and to sponsor a curriculum study based on the analysis. To train fire managers, the study report proposes a series of university courses that an undergraduate forestry student might take for a minor or concentration, and a series of interagency courses that would provide postgraduation training and agency-specific expertise. In the university curriculum, courses proposed as required are Introduction to Fire Management, Forest Ecology and Fire Effects, Fuels Science, and Fire Use Planning and Techniques. Also required would be one session of a fire management internship, during which a student would be a paid agency employee.
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Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Assistant Professor, School of Forest Resources, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
Publication date: 1980-03-01
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