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Proposed Curriculum for Fire Management Specialists

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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.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Assistant Professor, School of Forest Resources, North Carolina State University, Raleigh

Publication date: March 1, 1980

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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