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This online course provides tribes with post wildfire safety considerations for "Indoor Air Quality" and a how to "Return Safely." This online course is equivalent to 0.7 CEUs and requires approximately 7 hours of total learning time. CEUs are earned by completing the following course modules:
- Module 1 – Wildfire Effects, Monitoring, and Communication/Indoor Air Quality
- Module 2 – After a Wildfire: Indoor Air
- Module 3 – Distribution and Deposition of Wildfire Smoke Residues
- Module 4 – Re-Entry Safety Considerations
- Module 5 – Clean-Up Safety
- Module 6 – (Optional) ACAC Fire and Smoke Damage Certification
The American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) offers a Fire and Smoke Damage Certification as a Consultant, Technician, or Assistant Technician. For those interested in pursuing certification, the ACAC will share the certification process with participants. Including information about the exam, cost, and available on-line prep-course.
- Monitoring Air Quality Index (AQI) during and after a wildfire to make informed safety and health decisions and to communicate risk with your community.
- The composition of wildfire smoke, particle distribution in indoor environments, and how wildfire smoke poses potential hazards on indoor environments.
- The investigation process, sampling, and analytical methodologies used to evaluate smoke impact in and outside of structures.
- The standard of care for cleaning/restoring structures, contents, and personal property to pre-loss conditions and verify the effectiveness of cleaning to prepare for re-occupancy.
- Mansel Nelson, ITEP: Mansel.Nelson@nau.edu
- Alhelí Baños-Keener, Indoor Air and Asthma Coordinator U.S. EPA Region 9: Banos.Alheli@epa.gov
- Kelley Xuereb, Program Analyst U.S. EPA Region 9: Xuereb.Kelley@epa.gov
- James Payne, Environmental Protection Specialist U.S. EPA OAQPS: Payne.JamesJ@epa.gov
- Brad Kovar, President, and CEO of Safeguard EnviroGroup, Inc and IAQprepcourses.com: email@example.com
Below is a preview of the course content. Enroll to access the materials (see steps above).
- News forum
- Course Navigation Instructions
- Introduce Yourself Here
- Certificate of Completion To receive ...
- 1.1 Video: Wildfire Effects
- 1.2 Video: Evaluating Indoor Air Quality, Monitoring, And Communication
- 1.3 Quiz: After a Wildfire Training: Wildfire Effects, Monitoring, and Communication/ IAQ
- 2.1 Video: Keeping Indoor Air Cool and Clean Part One
- 2.2 Video: Keeping Indoor Air Cool and Clean Part Two
- 2.3 Video: Keeping Indoor Air Cool and Clean Part Three
- 2.4 Quiz: After a Wildfire: Indoor Air
- 3.1 Video: Distribution and Deposition of Wildfire Smoke Residues: Part One
- 3.2 Video: Distribution and Deposition of Wildfire Smoke Residues: Part Two
- 3.3 Quiz: Distribution and Deposition of Wildfire Smoke Residues
- 4.1 Video: Re-Entry Safety Considerations: Part One
- 4.2 Video: Re-Entry Safety Considerations: Part Two
- 4.3 Quiz: Re-Entry Safety Considerations
- 5.1 Video: Clean-Up Safety: Part One
- 5.2 Video: Clean-Up Safety: Part Two
- 5.3 Quiz: Clean-Up Safety
- 6.1 After a Wildfire Training: Information on ACAC Fire and Smoke Damage Certification
- After a Wildfire Reflective Writing
- After a Wildfire Course Evaluation
- Questions or comments about the course?
- Certificate of Completion