RT-130: Wildland Fire Safety Refresher Series Recharged with Annual Updates for 2017


TargetSolutions has released updates for its 2017 RT-130: Annual Wildland Fire Safety Refresher series. The new content is being made available in microlearning format, which provides all of the RT-130 updates for 2017 in quick 10- to 20-minute lessons, or in one combined hour-long refresher course.

As summer draws closer and temperatures continue to rise, the ongoing threat of wildland fires is at its most imminent. To aid in the safety and preparation for battling wildland infernos, TargetSolutions has released annual updates to its RT-130: Annual Wildland Fire Safety Refresher training series.

Recharged and retooled with current statistics and data, this four-module series is loaded with more than eight hours of premium training content, including a large selection of rich video presentations. As a way to streamline course information, TargetSolutions is excited to introduce microlearning modules for the RT-130 training.

Microlearning is the process of transforming broad topics of study into condensed objectives that can be reviewed as needed. What this means for RT-130 is that the updates made to each of the four modules will also be available to students as quick 10-20 minute stand-alone courses or one combined hour-long refresher lesson.

Breakdown of the four-part 2017 wildland fire refresher is as follows:

  • Module No. 1: An overview of recent issues and incidents in wildland firefighting as well as a review of the fundamentals of safety in wildland firefighting operations.
  • Module No. 2: An analysis of wildland fire behavior and strategies for predicting changes in behavior that could lead to hazardous conditions.
  • Module No. 3: Explores situational awareness and injury prevention in wildland fire operations.
  • Module No. 4: Discusses safety strategies particular to wildland fire operations.

Fire service instructor and subject matter expert Paul Costello, FF/EMT-P, worked carefully with TargetSolutions to bring RT-130 up-to-date.

“Throughout the courses, there is a lot going on with something for everyone,” said Costello. “No two fire seasons are the same. We are already 36 percent ahead of 2016 when it comes to acres burned. It’s safe to say, looking at the NIFC Predictive Services report, that this year will be a busy one.”

“My hope is that these offerings lend themselves to further a culture of safety.”

Paul Costello, FF/EMT-P, Fire Service Instructor and Subject Matter Expert

Topics covered in the 2017 wildland fire refresher include:

  • Dead fuel moisture considerations
  • Next generation fire shelters
  • Fire environment triangle
  • Extreme fire behavior considerations
  • Heat acclimation
  • Chemicals of fire smoke

Check out TargetSolutions’ online training catalog for a complete list of courses for firefighters. For more information on the 2017 wildland fire refresher updates, please contact TargetSolutions at (800) 840-8048.

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