The Southern Area Burn Boss Refresher RT-300 will be held at the Chattanooga, Convention Center in Chattanooga, TN. Event registration can be found here.Continue Reading
Date: November 16, 2021 – November 18, 2021
Time: 12:00 AM – 11:59 PM
Time Zone: America/New_York
Location: Georgia Forestry Commission – Herty Building, 5003 Jacksonville Hwy
Waycross, GA 31503 United States
Registration priority is given to those within the Lower Altamaha Project Area.
Fire & Longleaf will guide landowners and natural resource professionals through the longleaf-specific considerations to address when planning to burn, and contribute to achieving more desirable effects when managing with fire. Staff instructors from The Longleaf Alliance and partner agencies will guide participants through evaluating, planning, igniting and managing prescribed fires during this 2.5-day Longleaf Academy.
Weather-permitting, there will be a demonstration burn, or a tour of local areas being managed with fire.Continue Reading
Monday, September 27
Tuesday, September 28
Wednesday, September 29
Thursday, September 30
Friday, October 1
Location: Manatee Technical College: East Campus- Michael G. Johnson Fire Academy
5530 Lakewood Ranch Blvd.
Bradenton, FL 34211
*Costs: Tuition: $225.00
SFE Webinar: Moving to Hybrid Events – A Discussion with Natural Resource Professionals
September 23, 2021 1:00 – 2:30 PM ET
Hosted by NC State University Forestry Extension and the Southern Fire Exchange
We’ll hear from presenters from around the country who will share their personal experiences and lessons learned in moving their natural resource programs to a hybrid platform. They will cover various types of hybrid events, including meetings, trainings, workshops and large-scale conferences, and how to ensure accessibility. This event is open to everyone, but is targeted for natural resources professionals who are considering organizing hybrid events in the future.
A new database and map provides a visual and spatial representation of wildland fire entrapments across the United States going back decades. Points on the map provide information about the date of the entrapment, the number of people involved, the type of entrapment, the equipment involved, and the number of fatalities (if any). The map points also provide links to accident reports with additional information. This sobering resource is an important reminder and opportunity to discuss the real hazards of wildland fire and strategies for promoting a culture of safety and learning.Continue Reading
This virtual and field-based training was developed and hosted by the Oak Woodlands & Forests Fire Consortium, Lake States Fire Science Consortium, and the Huron-Manistee National Forests. The event was held June 1-4, 2021, and introduced participants to:
— tools for selecting metrics that match management/restoration objectives;
— developing site-specific protocols for sampling;
— developing a monitoring handbook and monitoring protocols/program for your local ecosystems;
— how to establish long-term monitoring and quantitative/qualitative data for wildfire risk assessment; and
— evaluating the need for prescribed burns and other fuels treatments.
Field measurements were conducted independently at individual attendees’ home units, and the data then analyzed in the virtual classroom setting.
Recordings of all of the workshop presentations and field measurement instructional videos can be found below, additional materials for the workshop and other related resources can be found HERE.Continue Reading
See below for a timely update from the planning team responsible for the upcoming Southern Area RT-300 / Burn Boss Refresher event coming up November 29th – December 2nd in Chattanooga, TN. Registration and more information.
We invite you and your organization to participate in the 2021 Southern Area Interagency Prescribed Fire Training for Burn Bosses and Agency Administrators which will be held November 29 – December 2, 2021 at the Chattanooga Convention Center, Chattanooga TN.
The key word this year is interagency – and that means more than just federal agencies. We are welcoming federal, state, tribes, non-government organizations, academia; really anyone who participates in prescribed burning to attend. Yes, the various agency requirements for certification normally included at RT-300 will be covered but there is so much more to the 2021 event. This year we have curriculum for agency administrators as well as burn bosses. Plus, this event provides an opportunity to share the latest and greatest technology, information, techniques and successes within the prescribed fire community. The event is meant to be a learning experience for all that attend, an opportunity to build relationships, and discuss key issues in prescribed fire, monitoring and ecosystem management and restoration. The workshop is organized conference-style, and all participates will pre-register for a subset of sessions over 3 days.
How can you and your organization participate?
- Register and participate in the training: This training will include multiple sessions covering over 20 topicsincluding monitoring, ecosystem management, firing techniques, risk decision making, working with the public and writing better burn plans. Plan to arrive in Chattanooga on November 29 to sign in. Register Here.
- Display posters about your organization or programs: Use this opportunity to relay your organization’s mission, recruit personnel or share your accomplishments. Posters will be displayed throughout the convention center and will not be staffed.
- Informational Poster: Agencies and organizations, please take this opportunity to brag about your program and accomplishments. Your agency or group may be sponsoring a contest for the best poster submission!
- Research Poster: We don’t want you to create a new poster, but rather reuse posters you have created for other meetings or conferences and share them with a new audience. You do not need to attend to share your poster.
Contact Beth Buchanan at email@example.com for more information on poster displays. Sorry, your material cannot be returned but we may redisplay it at future events.
- Information Tables and Technology Room Booths: We are hosting information tables and a technology room where you can interact with attendees throughout the event.
- Information tables with brochures, displays or handouts will be located throughout the center and students can visit during breaks and lunch.
- The Technology Room will be a session that participants can enroll in allowing them several hours dedicated to learning about the latest technologies of their choice. If you have tools or software that would best be explained in an individual or small-group session, please sign up to demo in the Tech Room.
Contact George Custer at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about booths. George can help determine the best use of your information at a Tech Room booth or information table.
To contribute a poster please go to this link Posters
To provide an information booth use this link Information Booth
And if you’d like to join the Tech Room, use this link Tech Room
We look forward to having representation from all the organizations, agencies, partners and researchers who support prescribed fire in the southern area!
July 12 – 16, 2021
Penn State University
State College, PA
Nominations have been extended – due by June 30, 2021.
Request and then submit the nomination form by email to email@example.com
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize and communicate the relationships between basic fire regimes and fire effects, the effects of fire treatments
on fire effects, and to manipulate fire treatments to achieve desired fire effects.
In an effort to maintain the currency and relevancy of the course materials for RX-310, Introduction to Fire Effects the instructional design has been modified to allow instructors to develop materials based on current information, changing technologies, and the needs of the students.
- Demonstrate an understanding of fire as an ecological process using the concepts of fire regimes
and first order fire effects at multiple scales.
- Identify realistic management solutions in an adaptive management framework.
- Communicate effectively with fire and resource professionals based on a common understanding
of first order fire effects.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how fire management related resource issues interact.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how to manipulate treatments to achieve desired first order fire
Fire and resource specialists involved in fire related decision-making. Interdisciplinary team resource advisors or prescribed fire crew member working toward burn boss, or other prescribed fire positions.
- Working knowledge of fire behavior.
- Understanding of basic ecological principles.
- Satisfactory completion of pre-course work.
This instructor-led course has pre-course work (estimate 2 hours).
Tuition for the course is $250 for council members and $300 for non-members.
Lodging and Meals
Information on lodging will be included with the pre-course work. No meals will be provided.