Franklin Students Earn Wildland Fire Fighting Certification

Posted by Renee Ryon on 3/11/2012

Twenty-five Franklin students took part in the Urban Youth in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Conservation and Resource Management Field Certification program, to earn their Wildland Fire Fighting certification and Chainsaw certification in a week-long training conducted by the Phoenix District.  They are now ready for seasonal employment and hope to obtain their Red Cards shortly after successful competition of the Wildland Fire Fighting Type 2 training.   The students acquired hands-on technical firefighting skills such as proper tool use, fire behavior, fire science, and fire survival skills and operations, field exercises, such as actively building and maintaining a fire line and deploying fire shelters.   Prior to the weeklong fire training, the Conservation and Resource Management Field Certification crews travelled to the Prescott National Forest to successfully earn the three-day chain saw and cross saw certification with the Forest Service Staff.