The Heart of Rx Fire

Effective use of controlled fire begins and ends with professionals, on every level. But in the field, on the line - that's where planning, coordination, and experience are really put to the test.

In keeping with priorities set by recent Prescribed Fire Council conferences, and to support the collaborative focus of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy, the Council has convened a work group focused specifically on training, certification and information exchange for individuals, teams and fire bosses.


Prescribed Fire Council Listserv

Key objectives for the work group include:

  • broadcasting networks already in place
  • helping practitioners who are working in similar locations to forge alliances
  • sharing resources
  • increasing capacity for local fire response

The Council is in the process of creating a Listserv of training opportunities — a one-stop shop for those offering and looking for skilled, accredited training and other prescribed fire resources.

The Listserv will be an invite-only forum exclusively for controlled fire professionals. If interested, please submit an inquiry.

ALSO IN THE WORKS

  • Mapping planned and active burn projects statewide

  • Expanding our current calendar of fire-related events and prescribed fire projects

  • Tracking regional priorities for training


Mt. Adams Community Forest: Circling Around Fire


TREX — Prescribed Fire Training Exchanges

Since 2008, Prescribed Fire Training Exchanges (TREX) have been simultaneously meeting two key industry objectives: increasing the number of qualified controlled burners, and strategically using fire to support healthy landscapes.

TREX events are typically 2-3 week intensives which:

  • connect teachers and students from several states and organizations
  • provide daily burning experience and concentrated information exchange
  • advance the credentials of wildland firefighters
  • promote fire-adapted communities
  • spread the word about good fire with an inclusive, media-friendly approach

To learn more, visit the Conservation Gateway or contact Jeremy Bailey.