Course Description: This one-week, intensive field course takes place in Florida during Spring Break week. 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 15, 2015 at 9:00 pm in room 242 at the PEIF. The second to be held at the same time and place on February 12, 2015.
Student costs: Students are responsible for airfare to and from Jacksonville, FL (JAX). Dates of arrival and departure will be posted on this webpage for the 2015 course. In addition, two weeks prior to the trip, students must pay a fee to cover meals, lodging, and travel while in Florida (this fee is usually in the $250-$300 range. This fee will be collected at the second pre-trip meeting. Course Capacity: Nine students per section. Two sections offered. Instructors: Roger MacNeill and Jeff Brink
Please see Dr. Mary Jane Tremethick firstname.lastname@example.org 201 PEIF for an add card for this class.
The following images are from the 2014 course.