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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 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.

Incident Management Specialist LLC

Basic Wildfire Firefighter & Prescribed Fire Training - NWCG S-130/S-190/I-100/L-180; When: Friday, March 16, 2018, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; This 32‐hour course encompasses S‐130 Fire Fighter (24 hrs. online and 8 hrs. formal workshop), S‐190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior (self-study), L‐180 Human Factors on the Fireline, and I-100 Introduction to the Incident Command System (self-study) training. It is designed for entry level firefighters and personnel and required by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) for agencies subscribing to National Interagency Management System (NIMS). Students must take the National Incident Management System (NIMS) “IS-100 Course” that is offered on-line. Contact Ken Terrill or see the attached form for more information.

Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior - NWCG S-290; When: Friday, March 23, 2018, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; This course is the second course in five course sequence developing wildland fire behavior prediction knowledge and skills. It builds upon the basics in S-190, Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior, but with more detailed information about characteristics and interactions of the wildland fire environment (fuels, weather, and topography) that affect wildland fire behavior for safety purposes. The student must have completed Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior (S-190). Contact Ken Terrill or see the attached form for more information.

The Prairie Enthusiasts

A free one day class for for people without previous burn experience or who want a refresher. This training follows the guidelines of the Wisconsin Prescribed Fire Council. Successful participation in this training, plus working on two TPE burns as an apprentice, provides qualifications to be a new crew member on TPE burns. When: Saturday, March 17, 2018, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm; Where: Town of Berry - Town Hall, 9046 State Road 19, Mazomanie, WI 53560. Town of Berry Hall is on HWY 19, west of intersection with County KP, (west of Marxville, west of Indian Lake); This course is being taught by Rob Baller, TPE. If weather permits we will burn the small Town Hall prairie planting on-site in the afternoon in which case we will stay until burn is completed. To participate in the burn you must wear non-synthetic clothing – such as denim, long sleeved cotton shirt or sweatshirt, cotton hat or baseball cap, leather boots, leather gloves, safety glasses/eye glasses/sun glasses. Bring your own lunch and additional food or snacks in case we are able to burn and need to stay beyond 4:30. For questions, call or email Rob at 608 574-5321. Advance registration is required. To register send them an email.



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