Prescribed Fire Manager Module

At a Glance

Delivery Method:
Theory/practical
Recertification Period:
5 years
Course Prerequisites:
Vegetation Fire Foundation and Operator modules

The Prescribed Fire Manager module builds upon the Vegetation Fire Foundation and Operator modules to provide a management level of designing, planning and reporting prescribed fire operations from documents such as Site and Wildfire Management Plans.

Overview in brief

This module provides knowledge and skills of the Prescribed Fire Manager function for designing and reporting of prescribed fire operations.

The finer details

The Prescribed Fire Manager module provides management level knowledge, via online learning of designing and reporting of prescribed fire operations. The workshop uses a real site to provide information to complete a Prescribed Fire Operation Plan training template to assess the managers skills. The module is broken up into units which include:

  1. Introduction to Vegetation Fire Training Modules.
  2. Contribute to the management of prescribed burning as part of vegetation management.
  3. Contribute to the management of prescribed fire operations via good planning.
  4. Contribute to the management of prescribed burning as part of vegetation management.

 

Module also provides a structured approach for delegates to undertake a pathway to competence using an employer led assessed logbook approach based on industry guidance to:

  • use consolidation and practice as well as experience gained over time to be assess competent by a training assessor.
  • use practice, Continued Professional Development (CPD) and maintenance of skills as well as update and refresher training to remain competent as understanding of knowledge, skills and ability evolves.

 

Who should attend?

For landowners, managers (i.e. Foresters, Work Supervisors, Headkeepers, Site Managers etc.) and researchers working in; forestry, conservation, game management, agriculture, rural and urban land management. Includes those who are looking to develop a management level of knowledge and skills for designing and reporting prescribed fire operations.

Diversity and Inclusion

Where a person has an identified learning difficulty, this type of on-line learning and assessment may not be suitable. Reasonable adjustments can be made to ensure that all people are included and have an equal opportunity to pass the assessment. Please contact your training advisor for further advice and support.

The practical elements of some modules; Prescribed Fire Manager and Wildfire Management Plan, require a reasonable level of fitness and physical ability. The assessments may take place in remote landscapes and will require the learner to be able to working in challenging terrain and condition.

What will be covered?

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Define why we need a Prescribed Fire Operations Plan and its key elements
  • How to extract key information from a wildfire management plan to develop a Prescribed Fire Operations Plan
  • Understand and able to contribute to assessment, development and completion of Prescribed Fire Operations Plan
  • Understand and be able to organise the practical requirements associated with safe burning
  • Understand and able to apply the safe system of work (LACES) in the context of a Prescribed Fire Operations Plan
  • Understand and able to apply the Incident Command System (ICS) in the context of a prescribed fire operations plan
  • Understand and able to apply the Wildfire Prediction System (WiPS) in the context of a Prescribed Fire Operations Plan
  • Understand and able to communicate the Prescribed Fire Operations Plan to relevant personnel
  • Understand and able to gather information to monitor and review the outcomes of the Prescribed Fire Operations Plan

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