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December 15, 2010

DNR announces Ready Reserve Wildfire Training schedule
Eastern Washington firefighters gear up for next year’s fire season

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), with support from the U.S. Department of Interior, is offering evening and weekend training for Eastern Washington Firefighters.

Through this program, rural fire districts may be eligible for wildland firefighting courses taught in the community at no cost after meeting requirements and with a minimum registration of 15 students. The courses are instructed by qualified instructors.

Opportunities for this training may be available to fire protection districts and departments in Washington State that:

  • Have volunteer members.
  • Serve communities with a population of 10,000 or fewer residents.
  • Border on or include a Department of Interior agency, such as Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, US Fish & Wildlife Service, within its protection area OR currently have a Wildland Fire Response Agreement with a Department of Interior agency.

Fire protection districts and departments that are not eligible may still register students, but may be required to assist with instructor and material costs.

Training Schedule

 Date  Course  Location
 January 8, 2011 S-290 Intermediate Fire Behavior Yakima
 January 10, 2011 S-215 Fire Operations in the Wildland/Urban Interface  Tonasket
 January 12, 2011 S-215 Fire Operations in the Wildland/Urban Interface Omak
 January 22, 2011 S-200 Initial Attack Incident Commander High Prairie
 February 10, 2011 S130/190 Firefighter II Ellensburg
 February 25, 2011 S-133 Look Up, Look Down, Look Around and
 S-131 Firefighter Type 1
 Chewelah
 March 11, 2011 S130/190 Firefighter II Othello
 March 19, 2011 S-215 Fire Operations in the Wildland Urban Interface Yakima
 March 19, 2011 S-215 Fire Operations in the Wildland/Urban Interface West Valley & Yakima

Interested participants can obtain additional information or download the nomination form in the Eastern Washington Interagency Training Zone website at: http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/oka/fire/training/index.shtml or DNR’s Fire District Assistance website at http://www.dnr.wa.gov/RecreationEducation/Topics/FireInformation/Pages/rp_fire_dnrfdassistprog.aspx .

For more information or questions about this training, contact Tammi Ellerbroek (509)-684-7474 or Debbie Robinson (509)-925-0966.

Media Contact: Janet Pearce, Community Outreach and Environmental Education, 360-902-1122, janet.pearce@dnr.wa.gov  

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