This is a program focusing on the application of fire science, firefighting and investigation to the prevention, control and mitigation of wildland fires and the analysis of causes.
Includes instruction in fire science and behavior, wildland environments, meteorology, wildland fire hydraulics and dynamics, water and chemical supply systems, wildland firefighting operations, airborne firefighting, firebreak engineering, communications systems, wildland arson, forensic procedures, wildland fire prevention, investigation techniques, case management and preparation.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Wildland/Forest Firefighting and Investigation Major?
The primary environment for a career in this area is that of outdoors. The majority of duties are related to wildfire suppression, prescribed burning, and fire preparedness. As well, duties of being an engine operator, conducting routine maintenance and repairs on work-related equipment and vehicles, and actual firefighting are typical.
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