Prescribed Fire Training

March 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm America/Chicago Timezone
Berry Town Hall
9046 WI-19
Mazomanie, WI 53560
Rob Baller
608 574-5321

No fee this year – donations gratefully accepted
Bring your own sack lunch.

Most of the day will be inside and consist of lecture with slides. You will try on/ try out burn equipment outdoors.

Sample of topics addressed:
            Why burn?  Fire dependent natural communities
            Fire behavior
            Prescribed burn planning
            Fuels and firebreaks
            Safety on the fire line
            Weather considerations
            Tools and equipment
            Executing a burn plan
*If weather permits participants will burn the small Town Hall prairie planting on-site in the afternoon. If burn conditions permit, participants will stay until burn is completed.

To participate in the burn you must wear non-synthetic clothing – such as denim, long sleeved cotton shirt or sweatshirt, cotton hat or baseball cap, leather boots, leather gloves, safety glasses/eye glasses/sun glasses. Bring additional food or snacks in case we are able to burn and need to stay beyond 4:30. 

TPE will provide back cans, drip torches, flappers, radios and other fire equipment.

For information about volunteering for Prairie Enthusiasts’ prescribed burns, call Rich Henderson (if need be CELL 608-235-4165, otherwise e-mail is best up to 7:00 AM the morning of)
Burn Coordinator

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