DNR Offers Wildland Fire Safety Training to Contractors
News Date: 
March 15, 2019
   

Call When Needed Contractors encouraged to attend
 

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering fire safety training for people interested in providing wildland fire suppression resources.
 
Contractors only need to attend one of the two sessions.
 
When:
Wednesday, April 17 at 9 a.m.
OR
Saturday, April 27 at 9 a.m.
 
Where:
DNR’s Pacific Cascade Region Office
Castle Rock, WA
 
RSVP to Jeanette Foster at jeanette.foster@dnr.wa.gov
 
The training is to help people understand how to provide fire suppression resources to wildland firefighting efforts. It will cover basic requirements, basic fire behavior and firefighting methods, and fire safety training.
 
Fire Suppression Resource Availability Agreements, commonly referred to as ”Call When Needed” Agreements, are preseason agreements used to support or engage in wildland firefighting. These agreements serve as an organized way to show DNR what private resources are available for hire within a specific geographic area or for their service specialty.
 
DNR uses these preseason agreements to establish a pool of qualified, trained, and available vendors who can provide equipment and services in a timely fashion, upon request.
 
For people who want to learn how to provide resources for wildland fire suppression, go to the Provide Equipment and Services for Fire Suppression page on DNR’s website.
 
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MEDIA CONTACT
Janet Pearce
Communications Manager
360-902-1122
360-688-3047 (cell)