Kyllesjö Skog


Säkert och effektivt nyttjande av helikopter,  2 dagar

Släckning genom att kombinera mark- och flygande resurser.  Säkerhet, taktik och strategier då vi använder helikopter, kunskap om brandens beteende riktad till befäl och piloter samt beslutsfattande utifrån skogsbrandens beteende. Vi ska ta bra beslut om när och hur vi är kostnadseffektiva!

Airspace Safety - procedures for managing airspace over a fire to allow for safe and effective fire suppression with aerial resources (especially with several resources on scene).

Air to Ground - effective communication procedures and coordination for efficient suppression with integrated aerial and ground resources.

Tactics/Strategies -  how to use aerial resources to most succesfully suppress wildfire.

Basic fire behaviour knowledge for pilots and IC.

Cost effectiveness - determining when to “stop action” and understanding the “liters per hour” concept when it comes to bucket size and turnaround times from a water source.  When is aerial suppression effective, when is it a “waste of money”.

Kursen riktar sig främst till brandbefäl och piloter, men även bränningsentreprenörer, LST, SKS, skogsbolag och andra som förväntas arbeta med eller ta beslut då flyg är inblandat vid en skogsbrand.

Vi siktar på att bra möte mellan de som leder insatsen och piloterna.

Instruktör: Wade Dupond, Kanada och Annie Johansson. Kursen är på engelska.


Wade Dupont

In 1999 Wade started his career in fire management working in operations as a crew member on an initial attack crew. This crew was trained to supress fire both from the ground and from the air using helicopters. In 2002 he became a crew leader for an initial attack crew. This crew was heavily invovlved in the planning, iginition, and supression of several prescribed fires as well as responsible for wildfire supression and management.  In 2007 he became a fire base supervisor where he was in control of both aerial and ground resources. During his tenure as a fire base supervisor he received several national level certifications in the field of perscribed burn planning and fire behaviour. He used these certifications to obtain seasonal contracts with the provincial government of Saskatchewan with the Ecosystem  Conservation branch to plan and execute several complex prescribed fires. During his time as a fire base supervisor he was a type 1 Operations Chief and worked on several  large fire management teams on a variety of wildfire incidents. His roles included everything from Task Force Leader  to Operations Chief to Helicopter Coordinator.  As well, Wade worked during the non operational season as a provincial training officer developing and delivering a wide variety of operational and planning courses to miistry staff.  In 2010 Wade joined the Aviation Operations Branch as an Air Attack Officer whos role is to oversee and command multiple numbers of resources of varying types from ground personnel to large Air Tankers.  With his role as an Air Attack officer a specific expertise and emphasis is placed on the tactics and strategies of aerial firefighting supression using a variety of fixed wing and rotary wing resources.

Wade resides in Edmonton Alberta during the winters and wherever the fires are burning in North America in the spring and summer.