The course provides a background in fire ecology, fire behavior, fire effects, and the prediction of fire behavior for fuels of the Upper Midwest (wetland, prairie, savanna). The course includes field training with live fire exercises (working with fire by burning breaks, spot fire training and ring fire implementation) as well as safe, effective and efficient use of equipment (primarily pump can, drip torch, flapper, radio). The course meets requirements for crew member and line boss requirements as described by the Wisconsin Prescribed Fire Council. This training is accepted by numerous prescribed fire contractors, The Prairie Enthusiasts (TPE) and other conservation organizations but is NOT accepted by those organizations that require NWCG certified courses (e.g. WI DNR, WI Chapter of The Nature Conservancy).
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