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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

Wildland Fire Intro - NWCG S-130/S-190/L-180When: Monday-Friday, January 14-18, 2019, 8:00 am-6:00 pm; Class #64091. This course prepares new firefighters in basic firefighting skills and behavior; factors that will aid them in the safe and effective control of wildland fires. Enroll online on or after 11/18/2018. Prerequisites for this course are ICS100 and IS700, both online courses and free to take. 

Contact Kelly White for more information or help with enrollment by email or phone at 920-225-5950.

 

Intermediate Fire Behavior – NWCG S-290; When: Tuesday-Friday, January 15-18, 2019, 8:00 am-6:00 pm; Class #64099. This class is designed to prepare the prospective supervisor to undertake safe and effective fire management operations. This course builds upon the basics in S-190, Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior but provides more detailed information about characteristics and interactions of the wildland fire environment (fuels, weather, and topography) that affect wildland fire behavior for safety purposes. Enroll online on or after 11/18/18. Prerequisites for this course are S130/S190/L180. 

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 1-3 2019, 8:00 am-6:00 pm; Class #64100. This class provides an introduction to the function, maintenance and use of internal combustion engine powered chainsaws and their tactical wildland fire applications. Prerequisites for this course are S130/S190/L180 and current certification in basic First Aid/CPR or higher (i.e. First Responder or EMT). Enroll online on or after 11/18/18.

Contact Kelly White for more information or help with enrollment by email or phone at 920-225-5950.

 

Annual Refresher – NWCG RT-130/S-134; When: Friday and Saturday, March 29-30 2018, 8:00 am-6:00 pm; Class #64101. 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. Includes annual shelter deployment practice for all participants. Prerequisites for this course are S130/S190/L180.

Contact Kelly White for more information or help with enrollment by email or phone at 920-225-5950.

 

Work Capacity Test (Pack Test); 3 test times; arduous and moderate available.

Friday March 8th2019 from 8:30 am-10:30 am, class number 64224

Friday March 8th 2019 from 1-3 pm, class number 64225

Friday March 15th2019 from 1:30-3:30 pm, class number 64226

Contact Kelly White for more information or help with enrollment by email or phone at 920-225-5950.

 

Fire Behavior Calculations – NWCG S-390; When: Monday-Thursday, February 25-28, 2019, 8:00 am-6:00 pm; Class #64840. Provides an introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior Calculations, which develops knowledge and skills required for effective fire behavior prediction. Prerequisites for this course are S290 and S219. Contact Kelly White for more information or help with enrollment by email or phone at 920-225-5950.


MATC

Wildland Fire Training - NWCG Certified S-130/S-190/L-180

The "red card" system is a national wildland qualifications system. This "red card" proves your level of wildland qualifications every in this Country. There are three parts to the "red card" certification - classes such as S-130, S-190, L-180, task book (a checklist to the job) and physical testing.

 

You can NOT "get" a read card. Red cards are issued by a wildland firefighting agency. This class will get you into the hiring agency door. The task books and physical test will be conducted by the agency which will then issue the red card, certifying your qualifications to work on a wildfire.

 

Course Offering: Number 64454; Course Location: MATC Protective Services Center - 2nd Floor, Room 229, 1701 Pearson Street, Madison, Wisconsin; When: Monday-Friday; January 28-February 1, 2019; You must attend all dates to complete course; 8:00 am-5:00 pm; There are no prerequisites for this course.  Register online at www.madisoncollege.edu. If you need help creating your student log-in, contact the enrollment center at 608-246-6210. Course fee: $152.00 - you will receive an invoice that needs to be paid by date indicated. You can go to myMadisoncollege account and pay online once you have registered. You will NOT receive a 2nd notice.


Course Offering: Number 64457; Course Location: MATC Protective Services Center, Room 142, 1701 Pearson Street, Madison, Wisconsin; When: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and then Saturday and Sunday; February 15, 16, 17, 23 and 24, 2019; You must attend all dates to complete course; 8:00 am-5:00 pm; There are no prerequisites for this course.  Register online at www.madisoncollege.edu. If you need help creating your student log-in, contact the enrollment center at 608-246-6210. Course fee: $152.00 - you will receive an invoice that needs to be paid by date indicated. You can go to myMadisoncollege account and pay online once you have registered. You will NOT receive a 2nd notice.

 

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