04-20-2004, 12:35 AM #1
are "eastern" training materials available
Are there training resources available specific to eastern areas, ie ohio foir wildland firefighting? Many of the ideas are of course universal, but most of the wildland books/videos seem geared to the western states.
04-21-2004, 05:43 AM #2
Check with the Eastern Area Coordination Center (EACC)
Phone (612) 713-7300
or E-mail them at email@example.com
They may have info on training material geared to the East. I know there are some training films/videos, based on NJ wildland firefighting...but I have no info on Ohio material.Proudly serving as the IACOJ Minister of Information & Propoganda!
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04-21-2004, 11:26 PM #3
Well, I'm in Michigan and working on my red card. The class ends Friday and so far everything has been focused of the western states. I thought the class would have been focused more on the local types of wild land fire control. I was wrong. I guess the only material around is for the west.
05-21-2004, 08:45 AM #4
- Join Date
- Jan 2004
Try checking with your local DEP, or State Division of Forestry, for local information.In CT. our DEP was a valuable resource for trainning and information. The S-130 , S-190 are geared more for western states.
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05-21-2004, 07:05 PM #5
- Join Date
- Dec 2002
EASTERN WILDLAND FIRE TRAINING
Here in Kentucky we have develope a wildland firefighting awareness program for our structural firefighters.The program is Kentucky based with kentucky case studies for review in the program.No western pics here.
The course has been adopted by the Kentucky Fire Commission for basic firefighter knownledge and was developed by KCTCS-State Fire Rescue Training,with assistance from the Kentucky Division of Forestry.The program is designed to look at Kentucky uniqueness ,such as terrain,weather,fuels,tactis and suppression as well as wildfire tragedies that have occurred in Kentucky and other areas similar to Kentucky.
Acknowledgement and thanks are given to Danny Blevins,Chuck Bonta,Gary Clark and Duane Suttles for their efforts in creation of this program.
The Program is Dedicated to those Kentucky Fire Fighters that have given their lives unselfishly to suppression of Wildfires for the citizens of our commonweath.
Burnover Wildfire Entrappments
Kentucky Division Forestry
Fleming Neon VFD
John R Adams
John E Spangler
April 6 1999
Route 377 VFD
Kevin R Smith
Kenneth A Nickell
Other Kentucky Wildland Fire Tragedies
Tanker Aircraft Crash
March 5 1983
USDA Forest Service
Daniel Boone National Forest
Pilot William L Smothers
Engine /Tender Accidents on or responding too wildland Fires.
Russellville Fire Department
Edgar O.Hardin 1984
Munfordville Fire Department
William F.Cox 1988
William L Thompson 2001
Smoke Inhaltion /Heart Attack
Basil Vaughn 1987
For infomation about this program call State Fire Rescue Training,Area 9 at 606-784-1393.
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