ONLINE Wildland Fire Investigation Course: Enrolments open 1 October 2020
Investigating a wildfire can seem an intimidating task as wildfires are driven by variable environmental conditions: fuel load, wind, weather, topography. Fire suppression activities, such as first responders entering the scene, backburns activities and changing fire lines, can influence the natural progression of the fire and affect fire patterns the investigator will have to interpret. The primary purpose of this course is to provide a consistent knowledge and skill base for the wildland fire investigator, by determining the origin, how the ignition source met the materials first ignited and identifying the responsible party. Accurate origin and cause determination is an essential first step in a successful fire investigation and successful fire investigations are necessary in preventing unwanted wildland fires.
The possible causes of wildland fires are varied and unpredictable, from lightning to arson to obscure events, however, if you understand the unique aspects of wildland fire fuels, behaviour and causes and apply systematic investigative techniques, you are better prepared to determine wildfire origin, cause and responsibility.
To know what prevention strategies and programs we should offer the community, we must first know what causes fires in our community. To know that, every fire must be thoroughly and properly documented, investigated and reported. Spending effort on initiatives to prevent what is presumed to have been the cause is in many causes a waste of valuable time and money.
Learn this new skill
· On your own time
· In the comfort of your home or office
· Full online course material
· Quizzes, tests and exams
· Video explanations
· One on one or group virtual discussions, dates and times will be provided
· Practical exercises for submissions to be assessed
· Assessment of investigation reports and certification
An infield practical assessment; this will be for your own cost to Cape Town (Fly in, fly out; one day, transport will be provided)
Cost per person: R8 500. Discounts for group enrolments!
Contact: Michelle Kleinhans for your official quotation or possible discount
Dynamic Incident Management (Pty) Ltd
Cell: +27 (0)78 272 9089