Wildland Fire Control - Middlebury
Location: Middlebury Fire Station
When: October 25 (1830 - 2230) & 27 (0800 - 1600)
Application Deadline: October 11, 2018
Please apply by submitting a general admission application to the Vermont Fire Academy by the Application deadline listed above.
This course is designed specifically for Vermont firefighters, both career and volunteer. Although much of the material covered is standard basic training for wildland firefighters in all of the Northeastern states, reference is made to conditions specific to Vermont. Topics include wildland fire behavior, fire suppression methods and tactics, and wildland tools. Information will be provided on fireline construction, anchor points, and direct and indirect attacks. There is a practical skill component where participants will receive hands-on training on the use of wildland tools, water handling equipment, personal protective equipment, safe work practices, construction of a hand-dug fireline, and mop-up considerations.
Personal Protective Equipment is required including work pant, boots, hardhat, gloves, and eye protection. Structural Firefighting PPE is not acceptable.