Jennifer Fawcett, North Carolina State University
Laurel Kays, North Carolina State University
Gary Wood, Southeast Regional Cohesive Wildland Fire Strategy – Southern Group of State Foresters
Webinar Description: The Southeast Prescribed Fire Training Needs Survey was conducted in January 2021 to assess the state of prescribed fire training in the region and identify barriers, deficiencies, and areas for improvement. This webinar will discuss highlights from the survey report, including results from the nearly 1,000 responses and key observations and recommended actions to improve training across the region. Following the presentation there will be time for audience Q/A with the speakers.Continue Reading
SFE Webinar: Tools for Hosting Online Wildland Fire Courses – Feb 24, 2022 01:00 PM
Lindsey Curtin, US Forest Service
Zach Prusak, Tall Timbers Research Station
Sean Flanagan, US Forest Service
Webinar Description: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many fire practitioners are exploring ways to use virtual platforms to offer, supplement, and improve training. This webinar will cover two tools available for hosting online fire courses: the Wildland Fire Learning Portal and a learning management system owned by Tall Timbers Research Station. Presenters will discuss potential courses that can be offered, intended audiences, and how to use each platform. Following the presentation there will be time for audience Q/A with the speakers.Continue Reading
The Air Force Wildland Fire Branch (CZOF) has an exciting job opportunity at HQ/ Joint Base San Antonio, TX. This position, Supervisory Operations Section Chief, GS-0401/0460/0819/1301-13, is advertised with PCS costs covered.
This position is primarily responsible for overseeing interagency wildland fire field operations and providing expertise in wildland fire management and mitigation to support the execution of field work across 3 regions at 14 Wildland Support Modules (WSMs) in CONUS and Alaska. There are frequent opportunities to provide strategic program analysis and decision making while maintaining relationships with internal organizations including DAF Corporate structure, MAJCOMs, ISSs, OSD, AFCEC and federal land management agencies. This position requires occasional travel in support of the 14 WSMs and their operations.
This position reports to the Branch Chief of the Wildland Fire Branch in the Environmental Operations Division within the Environmental Directorate of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center.
The Wildland Fire Branch was established in 2012 to supplement wildfire response, provide training, maintain certification, conduct program review, and provide technical assistance to all Air Force installations. The Branch mission is executed in a collaborative, interagency environment with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Colorado State University and University of Montana. FY21 Operations achieved over 175,000 acres of prescribed fire and 3,000 acres of mechanical fuel mitigation and environmental projects to promote sustainable environmental management and protection of natural and built infrastructure and ecosystems.
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If you are interested in this opportunity, forward your resume and college transcripts in Adobe PDF format to email@example.com NLT 20 January 2022.Continue Reading
UC Berkeley is hiring a new full time researcher, potentially a person with a MS degree or somebody with BS and quite a bit of experience.
Work includes projects in forests, woodlands, and shrublands including analyzing historical datasets, measuring the effects of prescribed fire and managed wildfires, and developing remotely sensed fire severity metrics in areas outside of conifer forests.
Applicants can now apply here: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03294.
The initial review date is 12/30/2021 but there will be an additional review date of 1/18/2022 since we are in the holiday season.Continue Reading
The Sandhills Stewardship and Fire Program Manager develops, manages and advances conservation programs for the restoration and management of large-scale areas within the Sandhills region of North Carolina. This position has three major focal areas:
1) leading the restoration, management and monitoring of Longleaf pine savanna (and associated communities) in the Sandhills, especially on TNC lands, to help meet the organization’s goal of creating resilient and connected habitats;
2) leading the Sandhills prescribed burn program, including planning, implementing, and evaluating all aspects of the program, to enable the safe and long-term management of natural communities in the region; and,
3) interacting with direct reports, colleagues, partners and others in a way that fosters information sharing and learning, collaboration that leads to positive and strategic conservation actions, and leveraging of resources to increase the impact and influence of the Sandhills stewardship and fire management programs within the region.Continue Reading
The Ember Alliance (TEA), Tall Timbers Research Station (TTRS), and The University of Idaho (U of I) are excited to announce our intention to offer online versions of RX-301/341 Prescribed Fire Implementation and Plan Preparation and RX-410 Smoke Management in the Spring of 2022. To increase the accessibility of these courses for both federal agencies and non-federal organizations, we will offer these as self-paced, online courses in February followed by live virtual sessions with regional coaches. To ensure we tailor the course to the needs and timelines of students, to foster an interactive adult learning environment, and exceed NWCG standards we need input from potential students and coaches. Please take the time to fill out the appropriate survey and help us widely circulate this announcement. Thank you for your time and commitment to building a more diverse and inclusive fire management community to get more good fire on the ground.Continue Reading
A survey conducted by the NFPA asked fire departments of all sizes about their readiness and capability for suppressing wildland fires. This general topic was one of seven in the survey that was sent to more than 26,000 fire departments in the last year.Continue Reading