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Basic Wildland Firefighter Training

Offered during the HSU spring break

With Harold Reed

Are you looking for a summer job or a career with a natural resource agency? Will your career include prescribed burning for habitat and conservation management? Do you want to improve your wildland fire knowledge and obtain national certification?

This training is part of the wildland and prescribed fire qualifications system used by all federal agencies (such as the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land management, National Park Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs or U.S. Fish and Wildlife) and many state and private wildland and prescribed fire management agencies.

This course will assist in your preparation for national certification, and is taught by representatives of the Six Rivers National Forest. Specifically, students will earn certificates for the following classes:

  • I-100 Introduction to Incident Command System
  • L-180 Human Factors on the Fireline
  • S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior
  • S-130 Firefighting Training
  • IS-700 National Incident Management System (NIMS)

Attendance all days is required. Pre-registration is required by March 7.

This course includes a field trip. All participants are required to complete a Release of Liability form. See General Informaton for details.

dateNext offering: Spring 2018

time 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (one hour break for lunch)

fee $TBA

time HSU Campus: TBA

class # Registration will be available in December 2017.

Harold Reed
has worked on the Six Rivers National Forest for the last 16 years. He is currently the captain on Engine 351 out of Eureka, a communications unit leader on Nor Cal Team 1 Incident Management Team, and a cadre member of the North Zone Engine Academy for the Forest Service. Harold has experience with hand crews, engine crews, aviation, prevention, and SCBAs, and is a member of the National Forest Service Honor Guard.

Please fill out the online mailing list form so that you may be contacted early when a course is next offered.


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