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Hot Topic WFSTAR The ADD MODULE TO CART is a new feature for 2012. Select and download training modules for a customized program to better align with your target audience. The Module Toolbox provides categories with related topics made up of new and old modules.
Each module download includes a video, Student Workbook and Facilitator Guide.

As you select modules to download, a Download Cart will appear in the bottom right on your browser. The Download Cart allows you to view your training package selection and add or delete modules. Total Download Size and Estimated Download Times are provided as a reference. When you are finished with your training package selection, select the Download button. The Download Cart will view 'Processing' until the download is complete. A File Download box will then appear with a zipped file titled 'nifc_download.zip.' This zipped file contains your module files. Download and save. The Download Cart will then give you the option to empty your cart.
Note: Modules are large in size due to video files and may take time to download, so plan ahead in your refresher preparation.

 

New WFSTAR

When Lightning Strikes (2012)

the thunder rolls...and the lightning strikes...

Review the anatomy of a lightning strike and the safety precautions if you are caught in a lightning storm.

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skywatching (2009)

weather observations

Boise meteorologist explains storm formation, air moisture, vertical development, wind and virga.

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Module includes video, Student Workbook and Facilitator Guide.

 

 

fire weather forecasting (2009)

weather briefing

NIFC meteorologist describes in detail the elements of a fire weather forecast.

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Module includes video, Student Workbook and Facilitator Guide.

 

 

weather and wind warnings (2010)

winds of change

NOAA weather service representative discusses various types of winds, how they affect fire and your personal responsibility when noticing wind changes.

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Module includes video, Student Workbook and Facilitator Guide.

 

 

mega fires as seen on 60 minutes (2008)

new age of fire

Documentary about how fires in the past five to ten years have been extraordinarily large. Firefighting agencies do not have enough resources to suppress these fires.

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upper end fire behavior (2008)

extreme fire behavior

Specialists discuss simultaneous ignition, maxing out fire behavior models, flashovers, area ignition and ground fire experiments.

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Module includes video, Student Workbook and Facilitator Guide.