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Fire Leadership for Women

Over the course of this 20 day training assignment, participants will gain confidence in their own ability to conduct prescribed fires and assume leadership roles in their home unit’s fire program. Students will experience 10 - 12 days of hands-on burning in such situations as wildland urban interface, a variety of fuel types, and for several different agencies with unique management objectives. Participants will interact one-on-one with experienced prescribed fire practitioners from across the Southeast United States and gain a better understanding of fire regimes, condition classes, firing techniques, smoke management, and fire effects. Two additional opportunities to take this course are offered February 3-22 and March 10-29, 2019. Applications for FY 2019 sessions must be received at the Prescribed Fire Training Center by October 15, 2018.

The informal topics offered as part of the core curriculum are:

  • Smoke Management and Air Quality
  • Prescribed Fire Burn Plans
  • Prescribed Fire History and Use
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of Fire Effects
  • Cooperative Agreements
  • Current Rx Fire Policy
  • Fuels management in the wildland urban interface
  • Supplementary topics may include: Ignition Methods (including aerial), Organizing Multiple Burns, GIS Applications, Software Overviews, Risk Assessment, Fire Ecology, and Case Studies

For more information and to fill out an application, visit this website

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