Training Opportunity: Situational Awareness in the Fire Environment

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The COMET Program is pleased to announce the publication of the online lesson entitled “Situational Awareness in The Fire Environment“.  Maintaining situational awareness is a crucial skill in every decision-support situation. Wildland fires that threaten populated areas have the potential to inflict devastating damage to communities and can also threaten the personnel working on the fire. This lesson introduces the Situational Awareness Cycle. Learners practice using it to continuously monitor and adapt their support strategies and decision-support information depending on the rapidly evolving wildfire conditions. It also discusses a range of tools that can be used to build and maintain situational awareness. The lesson will take between forty-five minutes and one hour to complete (not including the quiz).

The intended audience for “Situational Awareness in The Fire Environment” is any operational and/or fire weather forecaster in training or preparing for the fire weather season.

We welcome any comments or questions you may have regarding the content, instructional approach, or use of this lesson. Please e-mail your comments or questions to Tsvet Ross-Lazarov (tlazarov AT or Vanessa Vincente (vincente AT For technical support, please visit our Registration and Support FAQs.

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