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

August 9, 2021 8:00 am

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

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. When: Monday-Friday, August 9-13, 2021, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm Class #51417 Contact Kelly White for more information or help with enrollment

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

August 30, 2021 12:00 am

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

These courses are being offered through a partnership between Middleton Parks & Recreation and Incident Management Specialist LLC. to the citizens in Wisconsin and surrounding states. These courses are opportunities to educate the public on how to safely suppress wildfires and manage prescribed fires. This 32‐hour course encompasses S‐130 Fire Fighter (24 hrs. online and

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