Wildland Fire Science


About the UAF Fire Crew

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Wildland Fire Crew is a cooperative agreement between the State of Alaska and the University of Alaska Fairbanks.The crew provides on-the-job training to students enrolled in the Wildland Fire Science program.Students will apply classroom knowledge in the field and expand their skillsets.While providing training, the crew will add to the State of Alaska’s fire suppression resources.The crew is based out of the Interior Alaska Campus.

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Alaska’s Only Distance Delivery Wildland Firefighting Classes

Basic Firefighter

Required for employment on a fireline. Students will obtain a Red Card upon completing
FIRE 151: Wildland Firefighter I -- 3 Credits (36-45 hours)
FIRE 152: Wildland Firefighter II -- 3 Credits (48 hours)
Total
6 Credits

Advanced Firefighter

First level required for Resource Management on a fire crew.
Students will receive additional qualifications that will be applied to their Red Card upon completion of the courses.

FIRE 153: Wildland Firefighter III -- 2 Credits (28 Hours)
FIRE 157: Wildland Fire Air Operations -- 3 Credits (46 Hours)
FIRE 155: Wildland Fire Behavior I -- 1.5 Credits (29 Hours)
FIRE 159: Wildland Fire Interface Ops. --  2 Credits (28-32 Hours)
FIRE 161: Incident Logistics Function -- 2 Credits (Various)
Total
10.5 Credits

Single Resource Boss

At this level, students are eligible to run their own crew or have gained enough training and skill
to operate separately and independently from the fire crew.
FIRE 251: Wildland Firefighter 4  -- 3 Credits (42 Hours)
FIRE 254: Incident Finance and Administration -- 1.5 Credits (16-20 Hours)
FIRE 255: Wildland Fire Behavior II -- 2 Credits (32 Hours)

Total 6.5 Credits

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