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:
• 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)
• 6 inch or higher leather boots
• Leather gloves
• PPE (optional)
For more information contact:
Natural Areas Training Academy
Registration closes July 25, 2014
All cancellation requests are subject to a $50 fee;
no refunds will be offered after July 25, 2014
When & Where
Natural Areas Training Academy, UF IFAS Extension
The Natural Areas Training Academy (NATA) conducts workshops on sustainable management of natural areas in the Southeastern US. Workshops are taught by working natural resource professionals to other professionals in the natural resources field and anyone else interested in furthering their understanding of sustainable land managment, including site assessment, managing for diversity, prescribed burning, planning for visitors and volunteers, and collaboration.