The Nature Conservancy in Texas-Wildfire Scenarios


TNC holds annual wildfire scenarios for Type 5 IC Trainees and Type 6 and 7 engine crews. Held during the winter months, all scenarios are conducted in burn units prepped with black line perimeters for safety. A simulated wildfire is then set and trainees respond to a "dispatch" call, establish command, develop and implement suppression tactics, and coordinate incoming resources. Other scenarios simulate multiple spot fires that engine crews must quickly suppress with pump and toll tactics. These scenarios provide Type 5 IC and Engine Boss trainees hands-on wildfire response experience in a controlled environment to improve initial attach and command skills in the fast-moving tall grass fuels typical of the coastal plains near Victoria.

ContactJohn DeLeon for more information.