Equipped with lessons from real events, TargetSolutions’ RT-130: Annual Wildland Fire Safety Refresher series has been recharged for 2018 with up-to-date statistics and relevant data.

In the face of a record-shattering 2017 wildland fire season, the threat of more devastating wildfires is very real as this year’s summer season approaches. Equipped with lessons from real events, TargetSolutions’ RT-130: Annual Wildland Fire Safety Refresher series has been revamped for 2018 with up-to-date statistics and relevant data.

RT-130 Series Overview

Designed alongside fire service instructor and subject matter expert, Paul Costello, this refresher series will help prepare wildland firefighters for the grueling challenges ahead of preventing & containing fires, protecting lives and saving property.

“Megafires, or what might be termed a ‘hundred-year event,’ now occur with predictable frequency as the climate warms – establishing a new normal every year, as of late,” Costello explained. “Wildland firefighters, as directed by their respective agency, must refresh on their craft annually. In doing so, the prior year’s fire season is recapped, and the lessons learned are conveyed.”

This wildland fire refresher 2018 breaks down crucial wildland fire training into four two-hour modules. These video-driven courses provide learners with a self-paced learning experience with interactive quizzes to ensure comprehension.

New Topic for 2018

Each module highlights key aspects of wildland fire response and includes new topics for 2018 such as:

  • LCES
  • Wind & Weather Warnings
  • Fuel Geysering
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems

To condense the content of TargetSolutions’ wildland fire refresher online training, each of these four modules have also been made into abbreviated, 10-30 minute microlearning lessons. Microlearning courses present essential information from the full-length series in “bite-sized” bundles. This allows personnel to quickly review new findings and lessons as needed.

“The big fires aren’t going away, nor is the rugged terrain, untenable environments, and arduous workload and hours. After a brief winter respite, the annual update is tantamount to pre-season training.”

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