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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-180; When: Monday - Friday, January 8-12, 2018, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm; Class #33969. The course prepares new firefighters in basic firefighting skills and behavior; factors that will aid them in the safe and effective control of wildlind fires. Prerequisites for this course are IS100 and IS700 (both are online courses and free to take) prior to the start date. Enroll online on or after 11/20/2017. 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 16-19, 2018; 8:00 am - 6:00 pm; Class #33970. 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 woodland fire environment (fuels, weather, and topography) that affect woodland fire behavior for safety purposes. Prerequisites for this course are S-130/S-190/L-180. Enroll online on or after 11/20/17. 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 2-4, 2018; 8:00 am - 6:00 pm; Class #33966. This class provides an introduction to the function, maintenance and use of internal combustion engine powered chainsaws and their tactical woodland fire applications. Prerequisits 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 11/20/17. Contact Kelly White for more information or help with enrollment by email or phone at 920-225-5950.

Annual Refresher - NWCG RT-103/S-134; When: Friday and Saturday, March 9-10, 2018, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm; Class #33978. 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 S-130/S1-90/L-180. Enroll onlineContact Kelly White for more information or help with enrollment by email or phone at 920-225-5950.

Regional

National

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