Aiming to foster and promote unity and harmony among volunteer fire departments throughout Indiana

NWCG Basic Wildland Firefighter Training

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Date(s) - February 20 - February 21
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

About The Event

Basic Wildland Firefighter Training (Feb 20) and Prescribed Fire for Managers (Mar 20-21)

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Ball State University Field Station and Environmental Education Center will host two workshops in Basic Wildland Firefighting and Prescribed Fire for Managers. Instructors are National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) certified and include professional wildland firefighters and Indiana DNR Forestry Division staff.  Ball State students may earn 3 credit hours (by permission).  Limit 40 participants.

When:    Wildland Firefighter* – Feb 20, 2021 (one day in field: Feb 21 as bad weather date)

               Prescribed Fire** – March 20-21, 2021 (one day in classroom, one day in field, weather dependent)

Where:  Ball State University Field Station, Muncie, IN

Cost: Wildland Firefighter Prescribed Fire Combined (save 10%)
Student $130 $100 $207
Professional $220 $140 $324

For more information and to register online: Ball State Field Station Wildland Fire Workshops

*Optional: Work Capacity “pack” Test for Red Card

** Prescribed fire exercise planned (weather permitting)

COVID-19 protocols will be enforced throughout all aspects of the course. Masks properly worn and Social Distancing will be required at all times.