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Tribal Air Quality

After a Wildfire Training

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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.

Course Topics:  

  • 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.

Instructors:

  • 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: brad@safeguardenviro.com 

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Course Content

  • ForumNews forum
  • FileCourse Navigation Instructions
  • ForumIntroduce Yourself Here
  • Page1.1 Video: Wildfire Effects
  • Page1.2 Video: Evaluating Indoor Air Quality, Monitoring, And Communication
  • Interactive Content1.3 Quiz: After a Wildfire Training: Wildfire Effects, Monitoring, and Communication/ IAQ
  • Page2.1 Video: Keeping Indoor Air Cool and Clean Part One
  • Page2.2 Video: Keeping Indoor Air Cool and Clean Part Two
  • Page2.3 Video: Keeping Indoor Air Cool and Clean Part Three
  • Interactive Content2.4 Quiz: After a Wildfire: Indoor Air
  • Page3.1 Video: Distribution and Deposition of Wildfire Smoke Residues: Part One
  • Page3.2 Video: Distribution and Deposition of Wildfire Smoke Residues: Part Two
  • Interactive Content3.3 Quiz: Distribution and Deposition of Wildfire Smoke Residues
  • Page4.1 Video: Re-Entry Safety Considerations: Part One
  • Page4.2 Video: Re-Entry Safety Considerations: Part Two
  • Interactive Content4.3 Quiz: Re-Entry Safety Considerations
  • Page5.1 Video: Clean-Up Safety: Part One
  • Page5.2 Video: Clean-Up Safety: Part Two
  • Interactive Content5.3 Quiz: Clean-Up Safety
  • Page6.1 After a Wildfire Training: Information on ACAC Fire and Smoke Damage Certification
  • AssignmentAfter a Wildfire Reflective Writing
  • QuestionnaireAfter a Wildfire Course Evaluation
  • ForumQuestions or comments about the course?