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Chicago Wilderness Burn Crew Training
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9/17/2015 to 9/18/2015
When: Thursday & Friday, Sept. 17-18
8 AM until 3 PM each day
Where: The Morton Arboretum
4100 IL-53
Lisle, Illinois  60532
United States
Contact: Tricia Bethke

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Chicago Wilderness, in partnership with The Morton Arboretum, Forest Preserves of Cook County, and Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, is offering two fall sessions of the Midwest Ecological Prescription Burn Crew Member Training class. Based on the National Wildfire Coordinating Group’s (NWCG) S-130 and S-190 courses, this training covers the basics of such topics as fire behavior, controlled burn techniques, and smoke management.
The objective is to provide participants with the background necessary to safely participate on the crew of a controlled burn. Please be aware that although the training is accepted by many of the natural resource management agencies in the CW region as the minimum training required for a participant on a burn crew, it does not carry the official NWCG certification.


  • Saturday & Sunday, September 12 - 13, 2015, 8am-3pm both days @ The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL
  • Thursday & Friday, September 17 - 18, 2015, 8am-3pm both days @ The Morton Arboretum, Lisle IL
Both sessions are identical and so you only need to attend one. However, please note that each session is a two-day class. There will be a $70/person registration fee to help offset the cost of the training. 
Space is limited and registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
​Register here for CW Burn Crew Training  Any questions, please contact the Registrar at 630-719-2468. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 9-4 p.m.
For additional questions, please contact
​ Tricia Bethke,