Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (TREX) set for Feb. 2015

The SERPPAS Prescribed Fire Work Group will be helping to support a Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (TREX) in the Sandhills and Piedmont/Uwharries of North Carolina on February 15‐28, 2015.

The TREX will be in cooperation with the North Carolina Prescribed Fire Council, the Fire Learning Network, The Nature Conservancy, NC Forest Service, NC Wildlife Resources Commission, NC State Parks, NC State University Extension Forestry, US Forest Service, and US Fish & Wildlife Service.

This training is designed to integrate a diverse group of fire practitioners with varying degrees of knowledge and experience. Participants can include landowners, forestry consultants, students, tribal members, contractors, fire department volunteers, and local, state, federal, and nongovernmental employees. Trainees will be working with experienced wildland firefighters from federal, state, county, private and non‐government organizations and agencies.  All levels of experience are encouraged to apply!

Participants will serve in qualified and trainee firefighting positions on a burn team and will assist with preparing, scouting, briefing, igniting, holding, mop up, and patrol on numerous controlled burns in the area. The burns will be conducted on both private and public lands, in a variety of habitats. The TREX will allow participants to achieve the positions of RXB2, FIRB, ENGB, FFT1 and FEMO and other positions as needed.

Approximately 30 applicants will be selected. If accepted, costs are $500 including meals lodging, and materials.

Landowners and private consultants are encouraged to apply, and have the option to attend for a shorter duration at reduced rates, if necessary.

Learn more about this TREX and apply by November 10th  here.

Questions? Contact Mike Norris at mnorris@tnc.org.

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