2015 Wildland Fire Academy Extends Deadline for Registration

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The 2015 Wildland Fire Academy, which will be hosted in Ft. Pierre, S.D., on March 25-29, 2015, has extended its registration deadline. Registration will be open March 16-20 for interested parties.

Firing Operations (S-219) and Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior (S-290) classes are full and will not be accepting additional students. The remaining classes are still available.

This event will be an important tool to provide a quality training experience for volunteer fire departments (VFD) and state and federal firefighters.

Participants must register online by visiting http://sdda.sd.gov , scroll over “Wildland Fire” and “Training and Qualification,” then click “Academies.” Then click “Ft. Pierre Wildland Fire Academy Registration.”

Students attending National Wildfire Coordinating Group courses must have their Incident Command System (ICS) classes up to date in order to receive certification. Minimum ICS course include ICS-100 and ICS-700. Additional courses may be required dependent upon training level.

For more information, please contact Robert Lehmann, assistant chief of training/fuels, South Dakota Wildland Fire at (605) 393-8011 or emailRobert.Lehman@state.sd.us.

South Dakota Wildland Fire can be found on Facebook by searching SD Wildland Fire and on Twitter @SDWildlandFire.

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