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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

Basic Wildland Fire Classes - NWCG S130/S190/L180  When: Monday-Friday, August 13-17, 2018, 8:00 am-6:00 pm; class #53194

The course prepares new firefighters in basic firefighting skills and behavior; factors that will aid them in the safe and effective control of wildland fires. Please complete IS100 and IS 700 prior to start date. Contact Kelly White for more information or help with enrollment by email or phone at 920-225-5950.

Safety/Pumps/FF1 - NWCG S131/S211/S133  When: Friday/Saturday/Friday, August 24-25 and also August 31 2018, 8:00 am-6:00 pm; class #53199

S133 and S134 are now part of S131 training but the class title has not changed to reflect this yet. S-131 is Firefighter Type 1 training. Sometimes called Squad Boss, these are the entry-level supervisors in wildland firefighting. S-211 consists of three skill areas including supply, delivery and application of water. 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 S212  When: Friday/Saturday/Saturday, Sept 14-16 2018, 8:00 am-6:00 pm; class #53420

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

Firing Operations – NWCG S219  When: Thursday-Friday, October 18-20 2018, 8:00 am-6:00 pm; class #53205

Planning, execution, safety, coordination and evaluation of an ignition operation on a wildland or prescribed fire. 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.

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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.