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Fire Management Consultant: FAQs

FMC, Fuels Management Division will evaluate all of the following areas:

  • Home location (Ridge top, Canyon, Saddle, Mid-slope)
  • Fire resistive building features (Siding, Roofing, Screening)
  • Fuel model around the home
  • Prediction of expected flame lengths during a wildfire
  • Distance required for the proper sized defensible space
  • Identification of vegetation that needs removal
  • Identification of troublesome fire prone brush and trees
  • Assess tree canopy enclosure percentage
  • Identify possible wildfire ignition sources
  • Identify on site hazards (LPG tanks, electrical service, etc.)
  • And much more ...
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General FAQ

BulletCertfication: What kind of certification will I receive taking a course through FMC?

BulletRegistration: Can I still register for a class after the deadline?

BulletRegistration: Do you offer any discounts?

BulletRegistration: Do you take credit cards?

BulletRegistration: How do I register for a class?

BulletRegistration: If I canít attend a class that I registered for can I get a refund?

Fire Service Training FAQ

No Fire Service Training FAQ are available

EMS Training FAQ

BulletCertfication: Why should we be certified through FMC and not The American Red Cross?

BulletFirst Aid: Who should be trained in CPR and First Aid?

BulletFirst Aid: Why is it important for me to learn how to defibrillate (shock) a person's heart?

BulletFirst Aid: Why should my business have CPR and AED training?

BulletLegal: Can I (or my business) be sued for administering CPR/First Aid or using an AED in an attempt to save a victimís life?

BulletTraining: How do I choose the right CPR class for my business or group?

Rescue Operations Training FAQ

No Rescue Operations Training FAQ are available

Fuels Management FAQ

BulletDo you have some maintenance tips I can do on my own?

BulletDoes my home need a defensible space?

BulletHow can FMC, Fuels Management Division help me to make a good decision on whether I need defensible space around my home?

BulletHow can I really find out about the threat of wildfire to my home?

BulletHow much will it cost me to comply with the defensible space rules and regulations?

BulletIs the Fire Resistant / Fire Wise Landscaping going to leave my property looking bare and ugly?

BulletIs there someone I can hire to evaluate my defensible space and assess the wildfire hazard at the same time?

BulletWhat does the defensible space evaluation consist of?

BulletWhat is a defensible space?

BulletWhat is Fire Resistant / Fire Wise Landscaping?

Home Owner Services FAQ

BulletFirst Aid: How do you save someone who is choking?

BulletFirst Aid: How do you treat a poisoning?

BulletFirst Aid: What about cuts and bruises?

BulletFirst Aid: What is Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

BulletFirst Aid: What special precautions are important when providing first aid?

BulletFirst Aid: What supplies should you keep in a first aid kit?

BulletFirst Aid: What's the best way to treat a burn?

BulletFirst Aid: When do you call an ambulance?

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On Monday, Ocotber 25th, 2010 we were dispatched toa Coastal Incident. Being part of the Rescue Boat Program Keith Bickford and Captain Carlos Aguilera launched the resceu baot fro Whalers Cove (Point Lobos State Park). A "big" wave had swept 2 wome
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Kings County Fire Department

S-290 Instructor was very knowledgeable and delivered the material very well
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