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Course Description - NAFA II –Advanced National Aerial Firefighting Academy
(IQCS course code: N9048)

Session 1 - January 8 - 10, 2014 (Wed - Fri)
Session 2 - January 11 - 13, 2014 (Sat - Mon)

Session 3 - January 14 - 16, 2014 (Tues - Thurs)

Held at:
USDA, Forest Service
Wildland Fire Training & Conference Cntr. (WFTC)
3237 Peacekeeper Way, Bldg. 200
McClellan, CA 95652

Course Announcement

Target Group

The NAFA II course is for personnel who have attended the NAFA course and are interested in obtaining advanced level of flight simulation training in the wildland fire airspace environment, and to build on the knowledge obtained in the NAFA course.

Course Description

The NAFA II course is designed to provide aerial firefighters an advanced training experience to the NAFA course, utilizing flight simulator hardware and software, sand table exercises and classroom interaction. These simulations and problem solving exercises will enhance the aerial firefighter’s effectiveness and safety awareness by providing complex problem solving tasks while simulating a multi-aircraft fire airspace environment.

Real time fire scenarios will be utilized from simple initial attack to complex fire environments allowing the roles of Airtanker, Leadplane, Type I and II Helicopters, SEAT, MAFFS, Water Scoopers, Very Large Airtankers (VLAT’s) and Air Tactical crews to fight a fire from simulated cockpits and experience various aircraft emergencies and their responses while over a complex fire airspace.

Course Objectives

To provide aerial firefighters an advanced training experience to the NAFA course, utilizing flight simulator hardware and software, sandtable exercises and classroom interaction. These simulations and problem solving exercises will enhance the aerial firefighters effectiveness and safety awareness by providing complex problem solving tasks while simulating a multi-aircraft fire airspace environment.

Important Dates
Nominations Due: November 1, 2013
Notification of Selection: November 15, 2013

Nomination Process

Please submit a nomination form for each participant
Nomination Form

National Advanced Fire & Resource Institute
3265 E Universal Way
Tucson, AZ 86756

Contact: Bill Miller
National Advanced Fire and Resource Institute
3265 E. Universal Way, Tucson, AZ. 85756
(520) 799-8752, FAX: (520) 799-8785, bdmiller@fs.fed.us