Course Description: This one-week, intensive field course takes place in Florida during Spring Break week 2017. Students will be a member of a 20 person wildland fire crew that travels across Florida conducting prescribed burns and suppressing wildfires with the Florida Park Service and other fire agencies. This course puts into practice the fundamentals of firefighting tactics and principles. Students must be highly motivated, willing to work hard on the fire line, and be a team player. This course is a must for anyone interested in a seasonal or full-time job as a wildland firefighter.
Pre-requisites: Have completed or are currently enrolled in RE 172. Must attend two pre-trip meetings. The first will be held Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 8:00 pm in room 242 at the PEIF. The second to be held Friday, February 24, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in PEIF 242.
Student costs: Students are responsible for airfare to and from Jacksonville, FL (JAX) arriving no later than 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 4 and departing Saturday, March 11 after 5 a.m. In addition, two weeks prior to the trip, students must pay $300 to cover meals, lodging, and travel while in Florida. This cost will be collected at the second pre-trip meeting on February 24. Proper protective equipment provided by students include an eight inch leather work boot, one pair of full leather gloves, and sunglasses or safety glasses. Please bring your boots to the first meeting to be approved--gloves and glasses will be discussed at the first meeting. All other protective equipment will be provided. Instructors: Roger MacNeill and Jeff Brink
Please go to the School of Health and Human Performance, 201 PEIF, for an add card for this class.
The following images are from the 2014 course.