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VIP Day Geographic Area Heavy Equipment Operator Academy

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Southern Regional Fire Training Center - Mississippi Forestry Commission

3139 Highway 468 West

Pearl, Mississippi 39208

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You are invited to join the Geographic Area Heavy Equipment Operator Academy (GHEOA) Incident Management Team for an exclusive VIP tour day. VIPs will have the opportunity to tour the stations where attendees receive their hands-on training and see what a “typical day” at the Heavy Equipment Academy entails. Highlights include a small-scale prescribed burn and hands-on heavy equipment training.

Proposed VIP Day Agenda:

  • 10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Introduction to Academy & Welcome

  • 10:15 a.m. - Noon Tour Field Stations

  • Noon - 12:30 p.m. Lunch

  • 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Tour Field Stations cntd.

  • 1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Closing Comments


About the Geographic Area Heavy Equipment Operator Academy (GHEOA)

2017 will be the fourth consecutive year of the GHEOA. The GHEOA creates an avenue for multiple federal and state agency partners to receive consistent heavy equipment training, improving and standardizing the training options available to the Wildland Firefighting Community. This course is designed to be a hands-on, seat-in-the-equipment, multi-scenario paced training, with individual based coaching and guidance. The safety and training benefits of attending the GHEOA are invaluable for Wildland Firefighters.

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Southern Regional Fire Training Center - Mississippi Forestry Commission

3139 Highway 468 West

Pearl, Mississippi 39208

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