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Why We Burn

What is prescribed fire? Is it safe? Why do we use it?

Learn more about the ecologic, economic, and social benefits of prescribed fire.

Implementation and Standards

The WPFC developed specific recommendations for ALL prescribed burn practitioners in Wisconsin.

These recommendations include personnel training and experience requirements, burn plan elements, and implementation guidance.

Prescribed fire being managed by trained professionals

Education and Outreach

Help others learn about prescribed fire with our press releases, door hangers, fact sheets, interpretative signs, and other outreach projects.

Rx Fire Training

Upcoming Training Opportunities:

NWCG RT-130 Annual Refresher

March 25, 2022 8:00 am

NWCG RT-130 Annual Refresher

Annual Refresher – NWCG RT-130; When: Friday and Saturday, March 25-26 2022, 8:00am-6:00pm; Class #61849. Cost $158.20. 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. Face Masks are required at

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Work Capacity Test (Pack Test) – Mar 28

March 28, 2022 2:30 pm

Work Capacity Test (Pack Test) – Mar 28

Work Capacity Test (Pack Test) – 3 test times; arduous and moderate available. Cost $11.55 Friday Feb 25th 2022 from 1:30pm-3:30pm, class number 61852 Thursday March 24th 2022 from 3:30-5:30pm, class number 61853 Monday March 28th 2022 from 2:30-4:30pm, class number 61854 Contact Kelly White for more information or help with enrollment by email whitek@fvtc.edu or phone

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NWCG S-131 Wildland Firefighter Type I

July 11, 2022 8:00 am

NWCG S-131 Wildland Firefighter Type I

Online July 11 to 26, with virtual training session on July 28, 2022 COURSE DESCRIPTION: THIS COURSE IS PRESENTED IN A 100% ONLINE/VIRTUAL FORMAT; BOTH THE ONLINE AND LIVE VIRTUAL TRAININGS ARE REQUIRED. S-131 is a suggested National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) training course designed for individuals with substantial wildland fire experience and currently qualified as

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