Advanced Wildfire Course

20-hour training, for groups, based on agreement with an organization. To take this training it’s necessary to have previously completed the basic wildfire course.

More and more society demands that fire fighting devices are better and more effective in the management of forest fire emergency.

The current problem seems to be generated by a lack of specific and standardized training of the commanders responsible for the coordination of personnel during the fire attack. This problem is accentuated when units from different administrations are combined (urban firefighters, forestry, military, volunteers or security forces).

This course aims to generate an improvement in the most important aspects of unit command and to create multidisciplinary ways of working that improve coordination, safety and current efficiency.


  • Obtain the ability to identify and describe the characteristics of fuels, meteorology and topography that influence fire behavior.
  • Develop the ability to describe the interactions between fuels, weather and topography and choose the best tactics.
  • Describe the causes of extreme fire behaviour conditions.
  • Interpret, communicate, apply and document wildfire behaviour and meteorology.
  • To know the general scope of communications in emergencies and security.
  • Acquire knowledge about the different networks and communications systems.
  • To know, analyse and discuss the procedures that determine the correct use of the radiotelephone language and that influence the correct operation of the different radiocommunication networks.
  • Acquire good discipline on the net.
  • To know the different propagation patterns and the most effective strategies and tactics associated with each of them.


  • Introduction
  • Fire Behavior
  • Campbell Fire Behavior Prediction System
  • Fire type and associated tactics
  • The wildfire emergency
  • Transmissions
  • First Aid

Addressed to:

– Emergency personnel (firefighters, volunteers, foresters, etc.)
– University students and students of Intermediate and Higher Technical Certificate related to the Environment and/or Civil Protection.
– Forestry workers who wish to orient their training towards emergency-related jobs.

Juan Caamaño, Training Area Manager (