Dane County Parks Prescribed Burn Orientation/Refresher

Event Dates

  • 03/21/2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Event Description

Lars Higdon, Dane County Naturalist and Shane Otto, Dane County Land Restoration Specialist will be hosting a Prescribed Fire Orientation/Training seminar.

This seminar is primarily intended for Dane County Parks prescribed burn volunteers and does not provide any certification or credit.

Space is limited and signup is required at https://signup.com/go/FyQqtEw

Topics covered will include:

* operational procedures, fire prescription, and weather;

* basic RX fire equipment usage with drip torches, hand tools, and backpack pumps;

* more advanced RX fire techniques such as dot lighting, flank fires, and pump usage.

If you plan on helping with Dane County Parks RX fires we strongly encourage you to attend.

Indoor training session 9:00 am - 1:00 pm including lunch. We will then have a combination of indoor and outdoor training stations from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. There will be no live fire, but dress appropriately for the outdoor stations.

Dane County is striving to expand our burn program as fire is a critical tool in managing our natural areas. Ensuring safety, efficiency, and integrity of this program will take efforts from all involved. We would appreciate your attendance.

Location

The Lussier Family Heritage Center

Contact

Rhea Stangel-Maier, stangel-maier@countyofdane.com or 608-516-3703

Categories: Training, Volunteer, Talk or Workshop