Fees: $125 - General Registration
$100 - Student Registration
This course is designed to provide entry level firefighter skills. Participants will receive NWCG certificates for S130, S190, and L180.
Course topics include:
Proper tactics to extinguish fire with or without the use of water
Why lookouts, communications, escape routes, and safety zones are important
The primary factors affecting the start and spread of wildfire
How to recognize potentially hazardous situations
Environmental factors of fuels, weather, and topography that affect the spread of wildland fire
Online trainings: Prior to the in-person training, participants must complete both the FEMA IS-100 course online (2-4 hours of training; must bring proof of completion on 3/17/15) AND the online S190 course (6-8 hours of training, link provided after registration closes; test to be taken on first day of in-person training).
Schedule: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday will consist of classroom instruction at the Waccasassa Forestry Center in Gainesville; Thursday will be an all-day field exercise at Ordway-Swisher Biological Station. The self-paced S190 course will be available online from 3/2 - 3/15/15.
What to bring:
IS-100 Completion certificate
Lunch (lunch is only provided on Thursday March 19)