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Basic Wildfire Firefighter & Prescribed Fire Training
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When: 10/2/2015
8:30 AM to 5 PM
Where: Bluestem Ecological
19812 W. Coral Rd
Marengo, Illinois  60152
United States

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These courses are being offered through a partnership between Bluestem Ecological and Incident Management SpecialistLLC to the citizens in Illinois and Wisconsin. These courses are opportunities to educate the public on how to safely suppress wildfires and manage prescribed fires. 

This 32‐hour course encompasses S‐130 Fire Fighter (24 hrs. online and 8 hrs. formal workshop), S‐190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior (self-study), L‐180 Human Factors on the Fireline, and I-100 Introduction to the Incident Command System (self-study) training. It is designed for entry level firefighters and personnel and required by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) for agencies subscribing to National Interagency Management System (NIMS).

Upon successful completion of this course, students will earn a NWCG certificate which may be necessary to work on wildfires or to participate in prescribe fires sponsored by some agencies. Some agencies also require that the person complete a physical fitness test before receiving the full qualifications of Wildland Fire Fighter Type II. These Wildfire Firefighter Type II courses are prerequisites for all other NWCG fire‐related training

The curriculum for these course includes: wildfire and prescribed fire terminology, effects of fuel, weather, and topography on wildfire and prescribe fire, fire line safety, fire line construction, transportation safety, fire physics, introduction to the Incident Command System, the use of basic firing equipment (such as fusees and drip torches), and introduction to wildland tools, pumps, engines, and hoses.

These courses are designed for entry-level personnel with little or no formal training in wildfire fire suppression or prescribe fire and who may or may not be full-time firefighters. 

Location: The classroom/field day will be held on Friday October 2, 2015 at:
Bluestem Ecological
19812 W. Coral Rd 
Marengo, IL
(30 miles East of Rockford, IL)

Course Registration: You must register for these courses by September 21, 2015 to be eligible to attend the classroom/field day for these courses. 

Instructor: This course will be taught by Incident Management Specialist LLC, instructor Ken Terrill from Sun Prairie, WI. Ken is certified by the National Wildfire Suppression Association (NWSA) to deliver courses approved by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG), which is the national organization that has developed the training and qualification standards for wildfire and prescribe fire professionals. Ken has over 25 years of experience in working wildfire and prescribe fire for the State of Wisconsin, South Dakota and nationally.

For more information on Incident Management Specialist LLC and Ken Terrill or to register for this class please go to the following website or LinkedIn account for more information.


To register for these courses: Complete the course registration form below and write a check (preferably a cashiers or certified check) to Incident Management Specialist LLC and mail it by September 21, 2015 to the address below:

Incident Management Specialist LLC
Attention: Ken Terrill
3011 Scotland Parkway
Sun Prairie, WI. 53590 
Phone: 608-358-0453 (cell)

Registration can also be done online by going to the website Go to the registration tab and complete the student registration form and send by email to The registration fee can be paid online by credit card using the PayPal tab.