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Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (TREX)

October 2, 2022 @ 8:00 am - October 14, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

Apply (The application process will be open until August 26. Selections will be made by September 1. Selected participants must pay a $300 registration fee. Need based scholarships are available.)

October 2 – 14, 2022

Burns will be primarily in northeast Washington, including Spokane, Pend Oreille, Stevens, and Ferry Counties.

Food and lodging will be provided.

Summary: Do you want hands-on experience with prescribed burns? Are you looking to gain experience and qualifications in prescribed fire? Come join us at the Northeast Washington TREX this fall! Participants will attend a two-week training program and will serve in qualified and trainee positions on a burn team with federal, state, and tribal land managers, and on private lands. Day to day activities will change depending on conditions – we may burn one day, prep a unit the other, attend a field trip to a previous burn, or spend a day learning techniques and skills.

Audience: This training is designed for a diverse group of fire practitioners, including fire professionals, land managers, researchers, volunteer firefighters, contractors, and private citizens and landowners. Participants must meet minimum NWCG wildland firefighting standards.

Training Opportunities: TREX covers all aspects of prescribed burning, including preparing, scouting, briefing, igniting, holding, mop-up, and patrol of prescribed burns, pre- and post-fire monitoring, training with equipment, practicing leadership, and learning about local fire ecology. There are also opportunities for position taskbook training assignments, including RXB2, FIRB, ENGB, FFT1, FFT2 and FEMO.

More information and details about this fall’s NE TREX can be found at the Washington Prescribed Fire Council’s website.

Questions? Contact Kara Karboski (kara@washingtonrcd.org)


October 2, 2022 @ 8:00 am
October 14, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
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