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2014 Basic Wildland Firefighter Training (S130/190)

Natural Areas Training Academy, UF IFAS Extension

Monday, August 11, 2014 at 8:00 AM - Friday, August 15, 2014 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

2014 Basic Wildland Firefighter Training (S130/190)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Ended $125.00 $0.00
Student Ended $100.00 $0.00

Event Details

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED


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

 

Prior to the in-person training, participants must complete the I-100 course online (2-4 hours of training) and bring proof of completion on August 11.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday will be classroom instruction at the Waccasassa Forestry Center in Gainesville; Thursday will be an all-day field exercise at Ordway-Swisher Biological Station.

 What to bring:
Classroom training:

I-100 completion certificate (http://training.nwcg.gov/courses/i100.html)

Lunch (lunch is only provided on Thursday August 15 during the live fire exercise)

Field Training:

6 inch or higher leather boots

Leather gloves

PPE (optional)

 For more information contact:

Natural Areas Training Academy
(850) 875-7153
nata@ifas.ufl.edu

http://wec.ufl.edu/nata

Registration closes July 25, 2014

All cancellation requests are subject to a $50 fee;
no refunds will be offered after July 25, 2014

Have questions about 2014 Basic Wildland Firefighter Training (S130/190)? Contact Natural Areas Training Academy, UF IFAS Extension

When & Where


Waccasassa Forestry Center
5353 Northeast 39th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32609

Monday, August 11, 2014 at 8:00 AM - Friday, August 15, 2014 at 5:00 PM (EDT)


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Organizer

Natural Areas Training Academy, UF IFAS Extension

The Natural Areas Training Academy (NATA) is supported by the University of Florida IFAS Extension to conduct professional training workshops on sustainable management of Florida's natural areas.

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2014 Basic Wildland Firefighter Training (S130/190)
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