RE 372 Fire Crew

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 times and dates of these meetings will be posted on this webpage when they are scheduled for the 2015 class. 

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:  8 students per section. Two sections offered.   Instructors will be announced on this webpage in December 2014 for the 2015 course. 

The following images are from the 2014 course. 

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