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Information for RE 372 – NMU Wildland Fire Crew, 3 Cr. Winter 2014 Semester Enrollment by add card only. Please contact email@example.com
Course Description: This one-week, intensive field course takes place in Florida during Spring Break week, March 1-8, 2014. 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 16th, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. in room 242 at the PEIF. The second to be held at the same time and place on February 13th, 2014.
Student costs: Students are responsible for airfare to and from Jacksonville, FL (JAX) arriving no later than 3 p.m. Saturday, March 1st and departing no earlier than 8 a.m. Saturday, March 8th. In addition, two weeks prior to the trip, students must pay $250 to cover meals, lodging, and travel while in Florida. This cost will be collected at the second pre-trip meeting on February 13, 2013. Course Capacity: 8 students per section. Two sections offered. Instructors: Roger MacNeill/Jeff Brink
|"One of the first things our fire leadership does when reviewing applicants to the open fire jobs each year is look for completion of basic developmental fire courses. Those folks that attend your university will have a much better opportunity to be hired than most. An understanding of Basic Air Operations, and Interagency Incident Business Management are courses most of our seasonal workforce don’t receive until their second or third years." Wally Bennett, Fire & Aviation Management Specialist, DNRC Northwest|