November 5-16, 2018
Application Deadline: September 7, 2018
Objective: Participants will gain meaningful experience through the implementation of prescribed fire and work with other land managers to develop best practices for increasing the pace and scale of prescribed burning in California.
Description: The training is organized as an incident, using the Incident Command System. Participants will serve in qualified and trainee firefighting positions on a burn team and will assist with preparing, scouting, briefing, igniting, holding, mop-up, and patrol on numerous controlled burns in the area. We will also complete pre- and post-fire monitoring, train with equipment, practice fire line leadership skills, and learn about local fire ecology and fire management. There may be field trips to areas burned in recent wildfires and presentations from scientists, land managers, and practitioners. Participants will also present briefings about the fire regimes in their home region and discuss management challenges and opportunities there. In addition, participants will practice for local media interviews.
Cost: Each participant is responsible for a $300 non-refundable registration fee, due October 5, 2018.
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