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RX-310 – Introduction to Fire Effects
July 12 - July 16
July 12 – 16, 2021
Penn State University
State College, PA
Nominations have been extended – due by June 30, 2021.
Request and then submit the nomination form by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and communicate the relationships between basic fire regimes and fire effects, the effects of fire treatments
on fire effects, and to manipulate fire treatments to achieve desired fire effects.
In an effort to maintain the currency and relevancy of the course materials for RX-310, Introduction to Fire Effects the instructional design has been modified to allow instructors to develop materials based on current information, changing technologies, and the needs of the students.
- Demonstrate an understanding of fire as an ecological process using the concepts of fire regimes
and first order fire effects at multiple scales.
- Identify realistic management solutions in an adaptive management framework.
- Communicate effectively with fire and resource professionals based on a common understanding
of first order fire effects.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how fire management related resource issues interact.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how to manipulate treatments to achieve desired first order fire
Fire and resource specialists involved in fire related decision-making. Interdisciplinary team resource advisors or prescribed fire crew member working toward burn boss, or other prescribed fire positions.
- Working knowledge of fire behavior.
- Understanding of basic ecological principles.
- Satisfactory completion of pre-course work.
This instructor-led course has pre-course work (estimate 2 hours).
Tuition for the course is $250 for council members and $300 for non-members.
Lodging and Meals
Information on lodging will be included with the pre-course work. No meals will be provided.