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Training Opportunities

Wildland fire and prescribed fire training opportunities change frequently and are wide-spread. Be sure to sign up for our listserve to receive notices of upcoming events. If you have an event you would like listed, please contact us.

Fox Valley Technical College

Introduction to Fire Behavior Calculations - NWCG S-390; When: Wednesday - Saturday, February 22-25, 2017, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm; Class #92418.This course provides an introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior Calculations, which develops knowledge and skills required for effective fire behavior prediction. This is a spring/winterim course, so when registering, please click spring/winterim term. Prerequsites for this course are S-290 and S-219. Contact Kelly White for more information or help with enrollment by email or phone at 920-225-5950.

Annaul Refresher - NWCG RT-130/S-134; When: Thursday and Friday, March 9-10, 2017, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm; Class #92416. Compiles two NWCG classes. S-134 is a safety course focusing on personal firefighter safety. RT-130 is the annual fire line safety refresher training required for all firefighters. Topics differ by year based on industry recommendations and identified training needs. Including annual shelter deployment practice for all participants. This is a spring/winterim course, so when registering, please click spring/winterim term. Prerequisites for this course are S-130/S-190/L-180. Contact Kelly White for more information or help with enrollment by email or phone at 920-225-5950

Wildland Fire Chainsaws - NWCG S-212; When: Friday - Sunday, March 17-19, 2017, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm; Class #93315. This class provides an introcution to the function, maintenance and use of internal combustion engine powered chainsaws and their tactical wild land fire applications. This is a spring/winterim course, so when registering, please click spring/winterim term. Prerequisites for this course are S-130/S-190?L-180 and current certification in basic First Aid/CPR or higher (i.e. First Responder or EMT). Contact Kelly White for more information or help with enrollment by email or phone at 920-225-5950.

For all Fox Vally Tech classes, click HERE to search for the class number.

Wisconsin Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (WI-TREX)

The Nature Conservancy, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the US Fish and Wildlife Service are now accepting applications to attend their Spring Prescribed Fire Training Exchanges (WI-TREX). The TREX model has been very successful in the past several years at providing excellent training and experience for firefighters and prescribed fire practitioners across the nation. Participants at this event will be able to work on a range of skills and qualifications including Burn Boss (RXB2), Firing Boss (FIRB), and more.

These trainings are organized as an incident, using the Incident Command System. Participants will serve in qualified and trainee firefighting positions on a burn team and will assist with preparing, scouting, briefing, igniting, holding, mop-up, and patrol on numerous controlled burns in the area. We will also complete pre- and post-fire monitoring, train with various equipment, practice fireline leadership skills, and learn about local fire ecology and management. There will be field trips to areas burned in recent fires and presentations from local partners and other community members, scientists, land managers and fire practitioners.

These trainings take place April 14 - May 1, 2017. Click here for more details. If you have any questions about the Training, please feel free to contact Eric Mark. Registration is due February 15, 2017. Click here for the registration form.

UW Stevens Point

Wildland Firefighter Course - NWCG S-130/S-190/L-180; When: Friday, March 3 - Saturday, March 4; and Friday, March 10 - Sunday, March 12, 2017. Must have completed online training, ICS100 and bring two copies of achieved certificate to class. For more information and registration form, click here. If you have any questions about this course, please contact a UWSP Fire Crew officer at (715) 346-2897 or send an e-mail to the Crew Leader, Jacob Lueck at firecrew@uwsp.edu

Local

Incident Management Specialist LLC

Basic Wildfire Firefighter & Prescribed Fire Training - NWCG S-130/S-190/I-100/L-180; When: Thursday, March 16, 2017, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Where: Minneapolis, MN. This course is being offered through a partnership between Wetland Habitat Restorations and Incident Management Specialist LLC. It is designed for entry level firefighters and personnel. You must register for this course by March 6, 2017. For more information and registration form, please click here. For any questions about this course, please contact Ken Terrill.

Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior - NWCG S-290; When: Friday, March 17, 2017, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Where: Minneapolis, MN. This intermediate course is hosted by Wetland Habitat Restoration and Incident Management Specialist LLC as an opportunity to educate people on how to use fire behavior knowledge to safely suppress wildfires and manage prescribed fires. You must register for this course by March 7, 2017. For more information and registration form, please click here. For questions about this course, please contact Ken Terrill.

Basic Wildfire Firefighter & Prescribed Fire Training - NWCG S-130/S-190/I-100/L-180; When: Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Where: La Crosse, WI. This course is being offered through a partnership between Mississippi Valley Conservancy and Incident Management Specialist LLC. It is designed to educate the public on how to safely suppress wildfires and manage prescribed fires. You must register for this course by March 11, 2017. For more information and registration form, please click here. For any questions on this course, please contact Ken Terrill.

Basic Wildfire Firefighter & Prescribed Fire Training - NWCG S-130/S-190/I-100/L-180; When: Thursday, March 23, 2107, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Where: Hobart, WI. This course is being offered through partnership between NES Ecologoical Services and Incident Management Specialist LLC. This course is an opportunity to educate the public on how to safely suppress wildfires and manage prescribed fires. You must register for this course by March 13, 2017. For more information and registration form, please click here . For any questions about these courses, please contact Ken Terrill.

Basic Wildfire Firefighter & Prescribed Fire Training - NWCG S-130/S-190/I-100/L-180; When: Saturday, March 25, 2107, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Where: Madison, WI. This course is being offered through partnership between Good Oak Ecologoical Services and Incident Management Specialist LLC. This course is an opportunity to educate the public on how to safely suppress wildfires and manage prescribed fires. You must register for this course by March 15, 2017. For more information and registration form, please click here. For any questions about these courses, please contact Ken Terrill.

Firing Operations Course - NWCG S-219; Previously Ignitions Course S-234; When: April 12, 13, 14, 2017, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. Where: Minneapolis, MN. This course is being offered through a partnership between Weatland Habitat Restorations and Incident Management Specialist LLC. This course is being offered to educate the public on the roles and responsibilities of a firing boss (FIRB) and outlines duties of other personnel who may engage firing operations. The course discusses and illustrates common firing devices and techniques to safely suppress wildfires and manage prescribed fires. You must register for these courses by April 3, 2017. For more information and registration form, please click here. For any questions on this course, please contact Ken Terrill.

Basic Wildfire Firefighter & Prescribed Fire Training - NWCG S-130/S-190/I-100/L-180; When: Saturday, April 29, 2017, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Where: Baldwin, WI. This course is being offered through a partnership between Pheasants Forever, Inc., Quail Forever, and Incident Management Specialist LLC. This course encompasses S-130 Fire Fighter, S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior, L-180 Human Factors on the Fireline and I-100 Introduction to the Incident Command System training. You must register for these courses by April 19, 2017. For more information and registration form, please click here. For any questions on this course, please contact Ken Terrill.

Regional

National

**New Crosswalk to link Structural Firefighting Training to Wildland Fire available through FEMA. This should reduce redundancy in training thereby increasing cooperation.