Maine Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (TREX)

Description

The Maine Prescribed Fire Council members & partners are excited to announce the hosting and sponsoring of the MAINE TREX in celebration of the Council's inaugural year (COVID postponed since 2019).

September 19-30, 2022

The objective of the two-week TREX program in Maine is to facilitate peer-to-peer, experiential learning for prescribed fire professionals and others interested in advancing innovative tools to restore fire-adapted ecosystems.

Participants will engage in hands-on training in the ecology of fire-adapted ecosystems, communications and community outreach, prescribed fire monitoring, operational assignments, prescribed fire use, and collaboration among a diverse array of participating individuals and organizations.

Target Audience: This event is open to individuals with a current Red Card or other proof of meeting minimum NWCG wildland firefighting standards.

Training Opportunities: In addition to hands-on, live-fire experience and training, there are opportunities for position task book training assignments, including RXB2, FIRB, ENGB, FFT1, and FEMO.

Requirements: All participants must have a current Red Card or have completed NWCG courses S-130, S-190, and L-180, FEMA courses ICS-100 and IS-700, and annual pack test, and be able to provide proof of completion. Participants should come will all personal protective equipment (PPE). This includes fireline-approved boots, a new generation fire shelter, a hard hat, Nomex clothing, leather gloves, and eye protection. Some limited PPE will be available on a need basis. State and local COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed.

Apply by: June 15, 2022

Contact Name: Jon Bailey
Contact E-mail: jbailey@tnc.org

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Date(s)

Sep 19, 2022 (All day)
EDT

Categories

Type:

Workshops, Trainings and Fieldtrips

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