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    Can anyone tell me about the process involved in getting a "red card?" I've had a four hour course in wildland fire suppression here in Arkansas that was taught by the Arkansas Forestry Commission, but I'd like to learn more about what the USFS includes since I'm trying to become a park ranger, and the agency requires it. Please include training hours, curriculum (topics covered), etc. Thanks.


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    yeah, don't get in a hurry now

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    S-130/190 course and a pack test, 3 miles within 45 min. w/ 45lbs. on your back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArkansasFan24 View Post
    Can anyone tell me about the process involved in getting a "red card?" I've had a four hour course in wildland fire suppression here in Arkansas that was taught by the Arkansas Forestry Commission, but I'd like to learn more about what the USFS includes since I'm trying to become a park ranger, and the agency requires it. Please include training hours, curriculum (topics covered), etc. Thanks.
    This is something that you should be able to take care of through your agency. Here is a link that tells you the qualifications:

    http://www.nifc.gov/red_book/2003/Chapter05.pdf

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    Well, I know the agency would take care of it. I just like knowing stuff thus the desire to learn the curriculum, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArkansasFan24 View Post
    Well, I know the agency would take care of it. I just like knowing stuff thus the desire to learn the curriculum, etc.
    You're welcome.
    Last edited by station75; 06-30-2007 at 07:05 PM. Reason: Lousy Grammar.

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    Stopping controlled burning DOES NOT stop the burning, only the control!
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    One word of warning/advice.

    The arduous level pack test (45 pound pack, three miles in 45 minutes) is harder than it first sounds. If you're scheduled to take in in the early afternoon, trust me when I tell you that choosing what and how much you eat for lunch can easliy be the most important decisions you face that day.

    And yes, I made it with time to spare. The importance of my lunch choices became apparent during my cooldown walk.

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