Department of Environmental Management Hosting Wildfire Firefighter Training Program

By The Department of Environmental Management
State of Rhode Island
January 19, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US East

PROVIDENCE, RI – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is announcing that it’s Forest Fire Program is again offering in late spring an intensive, introductory course designed to train new firefighters in the tools, tactics, and strategies used to suppress uncontrolled wildland fires. …DEM will hold the no-cost, five-day, and classroom and field-based training S-130-S-190 course – with the curriculum designed by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group – at its George Washington Management Area office in Chepachet from June 3rd – 7th at 8AM – 5PM daily. It will qualify students to a higher FFT2 skill designation level recognized by the NWCG and expand the state’s capacity to respond to wildfires

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