Academic Degree
General Objectives

The Post-Graduation in Rural Fires Management is a program developed by UTAD, but in close collaboration with the National School of Firemen, which will develop units with an operational component and monitor the profile that is desired with those trained in this program. It is a practical structure, fundamental in this dialogue process that allows to be efficient in the product of the training to be taught and the results obtained with this formative process.
The Postgraduate course in Rural Fire Management aims to respond to the need for advanced training in training and mastery of tools in the field of fire management, with an emphasis on the various determinants and implications of fire behavior and the acquisition of knowledge in tools to help fire. decisions that make the chain of fire management more efficient, from planning to recovery.
The course is structured in such a way as to cover a set of areas with urgent and current application, which contribute to the achievement of those objectives. It takes place in 2 semesters and it is necessary for students to obtain a pass to the 60 ECTS of the Post-Graduation.
These school periods always take place outside the critical periods of forest fires.
Classes take place preferably on Fridays and Saturdays and B-learning will be privileged. At least once a month there will be face-to-face classes. There are practical components in some UCs that will always be in person and concentrated over time.


Contribute to an effective response to the growing threat of rural fires and contribute to the preservation and enhancement of forest resources, as well as to the reduction of risks for the population.
Identify the territorial matrix of rural areas and the main challenges to fire management;
Master meteorological concepts related to ignition, behavior and impacts of fire;
Master technological tools that help to understand and anticipate the risks and behavior of rural fires.
Master tools that facilitate the management and articulation of forest protection and civil protection activities;
Motivate for the transdisciplinary aspect of forest protection and civil protection activities;
Develop and reinforce leadership and management skills in a stress context.
Fridays: 17:00h - 21.00h Saturdays: 9:30h - 12:30h (morning) ; 14:30h - 18:30h (afternoon)
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