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S244 - Field Observer

This NWCG course provides the skills necessary to perform as a field observer (FOBS) and/or a fire effects monitor (FEMO). Topics include roles and responsibilities of the FOBS and FEMO; how to make observations and document those observations; how to produce hand drawn and GPS field maps; and how to navigate using a compass and GPS. For pre-course work students need to read and complete exercises in Basic Land Navigation (NFES#2865).

Prerequisite(s): S-290