October 17-21, 2022
Application closes 9/15
The objectives of the Canadian Prairies Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (TREX) are to conduct a series of prescribed fires and trainings in the Saskatoon region to provide learning opportunities and hands on experiences for participants. Training will be delivered by The Nature Conservancy grassland fire specialists. This training is designed to integrate a diverse group of fire practitioners, including private landowners, fire departments, university students, municipal, provincial, federal firefighters, as well as other natural resource managers, scientists, and researchers.
*Prior prescribed fire experience is not required*
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 prescribed fires in the area. We will also complete pre- and post-fire monitoring, train with various equipment, practice fireline leadership skills, and learn about local fire ecology and management.