Dates of this training are: March 17-30, 2019.
Objectives: Conduct a series of burns in central Nebraska, provide experiential learning opportunities to participants, opportunities to work in trainee & qualified positions, learn about local fire ecology and fire management from scientists and managers. By conducting a series of controlled burns on private property, participants will practice technical firefighting skills like ignitions, holding, briefings, monitoring, engine operations and more.
Target Group: This training is designed to integrate a diverse group of fire practitioners, including university students, municipal, state, federal and contract firefighters, as well as other natural resource managers, scientists and researchers.
Registration: A $50 registration per person should be made to Pheasants Forever. This can be paid either through cash, check or credit card. Payment can be either sent in with the application, or will be invoiced upon receipt of application. The Loup TREX has funding to assist with lodging and meals for participants.
Description: Organized as an incident, and using the Incident Command System, participants will serve in qualified and trainee firefighting positions on a prescribed fire team. Participants will assist with preparation, scouting, igniting, holding, mop-up and patrol on numerous prescribed fires in the region. We will also complete pre- and post-fire monitoring, train with equipment and practice fireline leadership skills.