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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-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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NWCG S-131: Firefighter Type I

November 1, 2021 8:00 am

NWCG S-131: Firefighter Type I

Presented in a 100% virtual format via Canvas and Zoom through the Natural Areas Training Academy!  Regular Registration: $75 Late Registration: $90 (if registering after registration window, November 7th) This is a National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) training course designed for individuals with wildland fire experience who are currently qualified as a Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2), and...

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NWCG RX310 – Introduction to Fire Effects

December 6, 2021 8:00 am

NWCG RX310 – Introduction to Fire Effects

This is an online, self-paced is being offered through the University of Idaho. This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and communicate the relationships between basic fire regimes and fire effects, the effects of fire treatments on fire effects, and to manipulate fire treatments to achieve desired

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