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Wildland Fire Fighter 2 Training

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ACR's Martin Griffin Preserve - Volunteer Canyon

4800 Shoreline Highway 1

Stinson Beach, CA 94970

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AUDUBON CANYON RANCH
Martin Griffin Preserve
Volunteer Canyon

Wildland Fire Fighter 2 Training for Prescribed Fire Practitioners

Participants will spend two days in class and in the field on review and hands-on instruction concerning the basics of wildland fire fighting and prescribed burning. We will build hand-line, do hose-lays, familiarize ourselves with a fire engine, and generally come away with a sense of the basics of wildland fire. The certificate will enable participants to engage in Rx burning with the Good Fire Alliance and is a recognized certificate by the CA Office of the State Fire Marshal. Online coursework is required prior to attending the field course, see details below.

TRAINING FACILITATOR: Phil Dye, Prometheus Fire Consulting, specializes in prescribed fire burn planning and implementation. Phil assists agencies and landowners with fuels management activities with an emphasis on prescribed burning where appropriate. In addition, Phil provides training and education for fire agency personnel across the country. ACR's Fire Forward staff will assist.

ONLINE COURSE PREREQUISITE: ALL participants need to complete the online portion of the training before arrival at the field course. The online course takes approx 30-40 hours to complete. It is recommended to set aside several dedicated sessions. Print completion records for each section and bring with you to the field training. Without the online coursework complete PRIOR TO THE FIELD TRAINING, registrants will not be able to attend the field training or receive Wildland Fire Fighter 2 certificate. Workshop fees will not be refunded for failure to complete the online portion.

Complete these five online sections and print the completion record for each:
L-180- https://onlinetraining.nwcg.gov/node/163
S-130- https://onlinetraining.nwcg.gov/node/177
S-190- https://onlinetraining.nwcg.gov/node/169
I-100c- https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-100.c
IS-700b- https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-700.b

Pack Test: The Fire Fighter 2 certification requires an “arduous pack test,” which is a 3-mile walk with a 45-lbs pack in under 45 minutes, on flat ground. If you think you could do a fast walk with a full camping back pack for 45 minutes, then you can do it!

***DOWNLOAD THE PACK TEST VERIFICATION FORM HERE*** Please have a colleague or a friend time your pack test and fill out the form. Scan and return the form by email to Jared.childress@egret.org. Feel free to inquire more about this if you have questions.

Food and lodging provided.
Food Allergies/restrictions:
Please email jared.childress@egret.org if you have food allergies or restrictions. We will have vegan, veggie, carnivore options.

Housing: Co-ed bunkhouse. Tent camping optional. So that we can plan for all attendees, please indicate at time of registration if you prefer to tent camp OR if you will be lodging off the preserve Saturday night. We will be having a group hang out, dinner, fire pit on Sat night.

Gear: All participants need to bring a warm sleeping bag, pillow, toiletries, head lamp, snacks, leather work gloves, eye protection (sunglasses are fine), water bottle and work/ hiking boots and comfortable work clothes (jeans and long sleeve shirt will do). Bring layers. Those camping will need to bring a tent and sleeping pad in addition.

Fee: $120.00 (Scholarships available)

This training is funded in part by the Farley Family Charitable Foundation.

Parking will be in an unsecured lot on Hwy 1 (Look for signs next to the Volunteer Canyon gate). Do not leave any valuables in your vehicle. Carpooling is greatly appreciated.

For more information email ACR Prescribed Fire Specialist Jared Childress jared.childress@egret.org.


Cancellation and refund policy: This course fills quickly; cancellation/refunds deadline: January 17, 2019. Fees for programs help fund the programs of ACR, a non-profit organization. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide refunds for programs cancelled by program attendees after January 17, 2019. If this event is cancelled by ACR due to heavy rain, high winds or any other reason, we will notify you by email by 8:00 p.m. the night before. A full refund, including all Eventbrite fees, will be credited back to you within 5 business days, depending on your bank. Light rain does not cancel.

ACR offers a limited number of partial fee waivers upon request. Please email jared.childress@egret.org to request a partial fee waiver.

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ACR's Martin Griffin Preserve - Volunteer Canyon

4800 Shoreline Highway 1

Stinson Beach, CA 94970

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