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Author:Dan Jimenez, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service
Description: This self-paced math course refreshes firefighters' knowledge of basic math concepts and tools necessary for making math calculations in the field. Topics include calculating tank volumes and flow rates, determining pump pressure and friction loss, understanding maps and location coordinates, and estimating slope. Chapters titled "Atmospheric Moisture" and "Fire Behavior" also present information on calculating flame length, flame height, midflame windspeed, and other variables related to wildland firefighting efforts. With JavaScript and Flash auto-scoring practice questions, and appendices such as water handling unit estimations, comparative diameters and weights of coupled fire hose, friction loss of forestry hose, perimeter and area estimations for foint source fires, and wind speed adjustments for fuel exposures.

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Courses
Math Topics: Applications/Connections

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