Prescribed Firelighter and Wildland Firefighter Training

Feb 21, 2021


Learn the fundamentals of prescribed firelighting and wildland firefighting during this hands-on, one-day field training (choose 1 of the 3 workshop locations). There won't be any live fire at this training, but the training will give you the building blocks to be a safe and effective participant in local Rx burns. By the end of the training, you will be prepared to participate in local, cooperative burns hosted by the new Central Coast Prescribed Burn Association ( Skills acquired at the training include fireline construction, fireline communications, prescribed fire ignitions, operation of a firefighting pump, installation of a hose-lay and more.

Class dates and locations are as follows. The Santa Cruz County location is already full, but as of 2/21/2021, there are still spaces in the San Benito and Monterey County locations.

April 3: Santa Lucia Conservancy, Carmel, Monterey Co
April 10: Paicines Ranch, San Benito Co
April 11: Davenport, Santa Cruz Co
Time: 900 am – 500 pm
Cost: $20 (Scholarships available upon request, no one turned away)

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For questions contact Jared Childress ( or Devii Rao (

By Devii R. Rao
Author - San Benito County Director and Area Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor

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