Nebraska Wildland Fire Academy Offered in April at Ft. Robinson
The fourth annual Nebraska Wildland Fire Academy will be April 9-17 at Ft. Robinson State Park near Crawford.
(Media-Newswire.com) - The fourth annual Nebraska Wildland Fire Academy will be April 9-17 at Ft. Robinson State Park near Crawford.
The academy offers wildland fire and incident management training using the expertise of local fire officers to ensure the fire training needs of western Nebraska and the surrounding region are met, said Casey McCoy, wildland fire training manager at the Nebraska Forest Service.
The mission of the wildfire academy is to provide high-quality training at little or no cost, he said.
Preregistration is required and early registration is strongly encouraged as class sizes are limited. Registration cost is $30 per student, per class.
Courses offered are: Fire Prevention Education I; Followership to Leadership; Wildland Fire Observations and Origin Scene Protection for First Responders; Basic Firefighting; Advanced Firefighter Training; Look Up, Look Down, Look Around; Initial Attack Incident Commander; Portable Pumps and Water Use; ICS-300 Intermediate ICS: ICS for Supervisors and Expanding Incidents; ICS-400: Advanced ICS: ICS for Command and General Staff and Complex Incidents; Fire Ops in the Wildland/Urban Interface; Interagency Incident Business Management; Annual Fireline Safety Refresher, Ignition Operations, Basic Air Operations and Tactical Decision Making in Wildland Fire. Classes meet the National Wildfire Coordinating Group standards and begin at 8 a.m. each day.
Lodging and meals are available at Ft. Robinson for an additional charge. Privately owned vehicles are required to display a valid Nebraska State Park Permit. Permits are available at the park. For more information on Ft. Robinson, see the Nebraska Game and Parks website.
For more information about the Nebraska Wildland Fire Academy, contact Casey McCoy at ( 402 ) 472-6634 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Nebraska Forest Service website.
The academy is presented by the Nebraska Forest Service, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Nebraska State Fire Marsha Training Division, Nebraska Emergency Management Agency and the USDA Forest Service.
The Nebraska Forest Service is part of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Casey McCoy Nebraska Forest Service Wildland Fire Training Manager ( 402 ) 472-6634
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