We have been delivering these courses in the UK, Republic of Ireland and Denmark for more than six years.
Our instructors have gained significant knowledge and experience from working with partners in Spain, France, Portugal, Greece, the USA and South Africa.
The training we deliver is suitable for all fire and rescue employees. It is also suitable for those working in land management that may be called upon to assist with wildfire suppressions and/or are involved in prescribed burning.
What types of wildfire training courses do you deliver?
We deliver two standard types of wildfire training courses:
We can also develop bespoke courses to meet your specific needs.
What topics do you cover during your wildfire training courses?
Our courses cover a number of important skills and concepts related to wildfire suppression operations and wildfire incident management.
The key topics covered during our training courses include:
- wildfire terminology
- understanding fire behaviour and fuels
- understanding the wildfire environment
- situational awareness
- identifying risks at wildfire incidents
- how to manage risks using specific safety protocols
- wildfire prediction system
- wildfire suppression tactics
- suppression plans
- incident command at wildfire incidents
- field skills
- opportunities and risks of suppressing wildfires at night
During our training courses, we also teach valuable transferable skills vital for all personnel required to operate at a wildfire incident, including:
- map reading
- navigation at night
What format do the wildfire training courses use?
We have developed a very successful training model which has proven success in multiple countries. One of the key reasons our courses are so successful is they are designed to include a variety of teaching methods, including:
- theoretical classroom sessions
- discussion of real life case studies
- table top exercises to confirm understanding
- practical sessions in the field – for instance, learning and practising field skills and map reading skills
During our five-day courses, we try to invite guest speakers who work outside of the fire and rescue sector to lead short sessions. They provide valuable insights on wildfires from the point of view of other stakeholders.
Is there a proven track record for the training?
Yes, we have been delivering wildfire training courses for more than six years and are now recognised as the UK’s leading fire and rescue service for wildfire training and operational policy issues.
We have engaged extensively in partnership working at local, national and international levels to improve cooperation, understand and awareness.
Chief fire officer Paul Hedley is currently the lead officer for wildfire in the UK for the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC). He also sits on the England and Wales Wildfire Forum (EWWF), a national strategic advisory body to UK fire and rescue services and rural agency partners.
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