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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 S-212 Wildland Fire Chainsaws

March 5, 2021 8:00 am

NWCG S-212 Wildland Fire Chainsaws

When: Friday-Sunday, March 5-7 2021, 8:00am-6:00pm; Class #31851. Cost $168.90. 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). Face...

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NWCG S-130/S-190/L-180 Wildland Fire Intro

March 12, 2021 8:00 am

NWCG S-130/S-190/L-180 Wildland Fire Intro

This course prepares new firefighters in basic firefighting skills and behavior; factors that will aid them in the safe and effective control of wildland fires. Course number: 64143 Course location: MATC Protective Services Center – Room 220 1701 Pearson St., Madison, WI Course Dates: March 12, 13, 14 [Fri, Sat, Sun] and then March 20 & 21

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Work Capacity Test (Pack Test)

March 25, 2021 3:30 pm

Work Capacity Test (Pack Test)

Arduous and moderate available. Cost $11.45 Thursday March 25th 2021 from 3:30-5:30pm, class number 31892 Contact Kelly White for more information or help with enrollment by email or phone at 920-225-5950.

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