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Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher

 

The Wildland Safety Training Annual Refresher (WFSTAR) is a year-round program that provides training for wildland firefighters in order to maintain currency. WFSTAR is also a source to stay updated with relevant fire and safety topics.

 

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Communication

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Radios of Fire
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Communication Tools
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Lookouts
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Managing the Maze
of Communications

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Tutorial: Cloning
Bendix-King DPH

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Tutorial: Cloning
Bendix-King KNG

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Tutorial: Programming
Bendix-King DPH

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Tutorial: Programming
Bendix-King KNG

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Tutorial: Programming
Bendix-King Mobile-Radio

 

Human Factors

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Alabaugh Canyon Fire
Case Study

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Chainsaws and Human Factors
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Command and Control
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Cramer Fire Case Study
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Deer Park Fire
Case Study
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Developing Realistic
Tactical Objectives

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Fireline Leadership
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Heat Related Illness
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Human Factors:
The Gap

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Is Your LCES
Adequate?

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Learning from
Successful Organizations:
Seattle Seahawks

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Margins
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Position Task Books
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Fire Leadership Professional
Reading Program

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Effects of Sleep
Deprivation

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1994 South Canyon Fire
on Storm King Mountain

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Stress Preparedness
and Resilience

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Wildland Firefighter
Nutrition Hydration
iBook

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Yarnell Hill Fire
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Situation Awareness
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Incident Within an Incident
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Equipment/Aviation

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Chainsaw Safety

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Emergency Medical
Short Haul

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Firefighting Airspace

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Firefighter Footcare

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Fire Technology

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Fireline Fuel Safety

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Helicopter Operations

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Innovative Uses of
Helicopters

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Load and Return

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Paracargo

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Personal Protective
Equipment

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Preparing for
Wildfire Medivac

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Rollover Accidents
and Seatbelt Safety

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Single Engine Airtanker

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The Mighty Engine

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Troubleshooting the
Amazing Mark III Pump

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2015 Short Haul Recap

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Unmanned Aircraft
Systems
(UAS/drones)

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Another Tool in the Box:
National Rappel Program


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Unmanned Aircraft
System (UAS)
Season Summary
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Drops to Data:
Making the Most of our
Aerial Fleet

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2017 Unmanned Aircraft System Update
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Fire/Environment

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2016 Season Summary

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Analysis of Burnovers
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Fire Weather
Forecasting

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Fires of 1910
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Identifying Hazared
Trees and their
Target Zones

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Indians Fire Case Study
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Latest Research on
Safety Zones

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Reducing Firefighter
Risk Before Smoke
is in the Air

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Salt Fire Case Study
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Skywatching

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Smoke:
Knowing the Risks

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Upper End
Fire Behavior

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Weather and Wind
Warnings

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When Lightning Strikes

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Tutorial:
Belt Weather Kit

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Dead Fuel Moisture

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Fire Behavior

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Tutorial:
Digital Weather Meter

   

Fire Shelters

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New Generation
Fire Shelter

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Alabaugh Fire

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Highway 31 Fire

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Holloway Fire

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Little Venus Fire

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Historic

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Common Errors

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Crew Boss

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Fire in the Forest

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Forest Smokechaser

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Man Against Fire

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Sector Boss