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Wildland Fire

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Wildland Fire Advanced Equipment Training (C)

10 Credits Location: Appleton

This advanced training can help you jump start or advance your career fighting wildland and structural fires. You’ll learn how to gather field data and use a variety of GPS devices. You’ll also participate in simulated fire scenarios to learn how to operate wildland fire equipment. First responder and CPR training is included as well.

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Wildland Fire Crew (TD)

43 Credits Location: Appleton

Teamwork is essential in the demanding role of a Wildland Fire Crew member. Your training will include a broad range of topics including wilderness survival, ecosystem management, hazardous materials and GPS use. You will learn how to use prescribed fire as a tool in wildlife management, forestry or endangered species management. You will also learn about the proper care and use of equipment, line construction, pump tending and hose use. There will be multiple opportunities for you to gain valuable first-hand experience in live fire settings.

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Wildland Firefighter (AAS)

69 Credits Location: Appleton

Your interest in the outdoors and intense physical activity could lead to a rewarding career protecting life, property and natural resources from wildfires. Gain the skills you need to use planned, controlled fire as a tool in wildlife management, forestry or endangered species management. You’ll learn about the ignition and suppression of wildland and prescribed fire, along with the safe operation of equipment. You’ll also get plenty of hands-on experience in live fire situations. Your training will cover wilderness survival, ecosystem management, hazardous materials and GPS use as well. You’ll be part of an elite and uniquely qualified group of wildland firefighters.

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Types of Offerings



AAS - Associate Degree
TD - Technical Diploma
C - Certificate
A - Apprenticeship

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