Understand how topography, fuel and weather combine to create a unique fire environment
Maximum participants: 45
Uniform: Smart casual
This field day will give participants a basic level of awareness about the effects of the fire environment factors on vegetation fire behaviour.
These fire environment factors are topography, fuels and weather and their combined effects on the fire environment. This will enable you to keep safe and make informed decisions about wildfire control and prescribed burning.
The field day will combine a mix of theoretical learning and practical application.
Participants to this Field Day will have the opportunity to do Unit Standard 14564 (Fire Environment). If you wish to do this Unit Standard you must register and indicate your intention to do so by 31 March 2017 in order to provide sufficient time to complete the pre-course work.
To be eligible to do this Unit Standard you must hold Unit Standard 3285 (Working Safely at Vegetation Fires).
- Understanding and knowledge of vegetation fires
- Knowledge of the effects of topography, fuels and weather of vegetation fire behaviour
- Understanding of the combined effects of the fire environment on vegetation fire behaviour
- Knowledge of the Fire Weather Index (FWI) in relation to the fire danger.
$40 per participant - this includes morning tea, lunch and barbecue
Travel and accommodation costs must be met by attendees.
The Salvation Army Booth College of Mission
20 William Booth Grove
Upper Hutt Volunteer Rural Fire Force
18 Park Street
08:30 – 10:00 Topography
10:00 – 10:30 Morning tea
10:30 – 12:00 Fuels
12:00 – 12:45 Lunch
12:45 – 14:15 Weather
14:15 – 14:30 Break
14:30 – 16:30 Fire Weather Index and combined effects of topography, fuels and weather
16:30 Conclusion and barbecue/social gathering
This Field Day is limited to 45 participants. Because of the limited number of places available, you acknowledge, that by registering for this event, you will be liable for the costs of attending.
Click here for a NZFBI technical article about the Fire Weather Index (FWI)