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California State-Certified Prescribed Fire Burn Boss (CARX)

June 10, 2024 @ 8:00 am - June 14, 2024 @ 5:00 pm

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This in-person classroom-based course provides information about and develops the skills required for planning and managing prescribed fire on State or private lands. The curriculum includes portions of the NWCG courses RX301, RX341, and RX410 classes, but should not be considered a substitute for any of these RX classes. There is no course equivalency between this class and any NWCG course. This course contains instructor-led training, including simulation exercises and a task book. Students are required to complete the prerequisites (coursework, firing, and leadership requirements) prior to taking the instructor-led training and completing the task book. As detailed in the course plan, this course was developed and formatted into the SFT curriculum development model. Stakeholders are encouraged to study this information carefully and seek clarification from SFT if questions arise. Certified persons may act as contractors within land designated as State Responsibility Area (SRA) by the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

This course is intended for experienced prescribed or cultural fire practitioners who wish to be recognized by the state for their knowledge and expertise. Could include retired fire professionals, landowners and community members, NGO staff, private contractors, tribal members and cultural burners, state and local agency staff, and others.

Students will receive a State Fire Training certificate upon successful completion of course.

For additional information regarding State Certified Prescribed-Fire Burn Boss Certification, Course Plan and Equivalency Information click here.

For PACE VI Application and prerequisite equivalency information click here.

To apply, please visit the Sure-Fire Training Inc. website linked here with further instructions on registration or contact Woody Bouska at surefiretraining@yahoo.com. DEADLINE TO APPLY: MARCH 25TH 

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June 10, 2024 @ 8:00 am
June 14, 2024 @ 5:00 pm


Cal Poly SLO


Contra Costa County Fire Training Center
Contra Costa County Fire Training Center
Concord, United States
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