Prescribed Fire Training
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Fire Training Courses
RX-301/341 Prescribed Fire Implementation and Plan Preparation and RX-410 Smoke Management — for both students and coaches! Please let Zach Prusak know if you're interested in the coaching aspect.
Midwest Fire Training
Fire Education Courses
National Wildlife Coordinating Group
Online Training Courses S130/190
Southern Illinois University
Instructor Charles Ruffner
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Chicago Wilderness offers the Midwest Ecological Prescription Burn Crew Member Training class online through The Morton Arboretum. Based on the National Wildfire Coordinating Group’s (NWCG) S-130 and S-190 courses, this two-day training covers the basics of such topics as fire behavior, controlled burn techniques, and smoke management. The objective is to provide participants with the background necessary to safely participate on the crew of a controlled burn.
Please be aware that although the training is accepted by many of the natural resource management agencies in the Chicago Wilderness region as the minimum training required for a participant on a burn crew, it does not carry the official NWCG certification. This class can be taken as a supplement to the Natural Areas Conservation Training Program in natural areas management.
A 14-day workshop was designed to achieve live fire operations so participants could experience leadership opportunities in wildland fires. Doing this workshop, participants learned to manage uncontrolled wildfires on the pine savannas of Deep River Forest Reserve, Belize.