Prescribed Fire Planning & Implementation

Prescribed Fire Planning & Implementation

Prescribed Fire Planning and Implementation (PFPI) is a USFWS-specific course that prepares employees for the Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 3 (RXB3) roles on agency lands. Currently the USFWS, BLM and BIA use the RXB3 position on their land bases and recognize the RXB3 position task book. PFPI introduces students to prescribed fire planning, budgeting, implementation, smoke management and provides the tools to successfully perform these activities. PFPI includes the same subject matter as RX-300 Prescribed Fire Burn Boss with a focus on USFWS policy and procedures.

Highlights of the course include:

  • setting objectives
  • designing prescriptions to accomplish objectives
  • monitoring results to insure objectives are being met

The final exercise requires students to complete a prescribed fire plan utilizing the Service plan format in the Service Fire Management Handbook.

The course requirements for PFPI include successful completion of S-390 and proficient use of BEHAVE software. A RXB3 taskbook will be provided for you at the course.

For additional information on PFPI contact the National Fire Training Specialist, Chad Fisher at (208) 387-5986. Contact your Regional Fire Management Coordinator for upcoming course locations and dates.

Last Updated: 01/02/2009