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October 6-7, 2021
UGA Campus Griffin, GA
Student Learning Center

Registration deadline is September 27th
Sign-in October 6th at 7:30am
Fee: $115


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Class Description:

Prescribed fire is defined as fire applied in a knowledgeable manner to forest fuels on a specific land area under selected weather conditions to accomplish predetermined, well-defined management objectives. Georgia Forestry Commission instructors will provide instruction on subjects such as fire behavior, fire weather and fire tactics.

Course includes self-study of materials provided for download after registration for study prior to the program, a hard copy of materials on the day of registration, a two-day training session and a written state exam. Applicants for certification must pass this exam, have two years of experience and have been the person in charge of five prescribed burns before becoming a certified prescribed burner in Georgia. Experience and burns supervised can be obtained before or after this course. A total of 12.5 hours of CFE will be given to participants who require proof of credits.

Cancellation Policy:  If you need to cancel your registration for this event you may do so up until the registration deadline and receive a refund less a $20 processing fee. No refunds will be issued after September 27th; however, substitutions are allowed.  If you choose to take advantage of the substitution option, please notify our office at 770-229-3477 or by email at conteduc@uga.edu.

Course Objectives:

  • Participants will be familiarized with Georgia laws and regulations regarding prescribed burning
  • Participants will be familiarized with fire weather, how it relates to prescribed burning, and how to obtain weather information.
  • Participants will be familiarized with firing techniques and smoke management as it applies to prescribe burning.
  • Participants will become familiar with Air Quality issues in GA, EPD Air Quality laws and the impact that Rx fire has on air quality.
  • Participants will be given instructions on how to deal with the media, and the public when questioned about Rx fire. Techniques on how to answer media questions will be presented. Participants will be given instructions on how to deal with the media, and the public when questioned about Rx fire. Techniques on how to answer media questions will be presented.
  • Participants, upon completion of course, will be qualified to become certified burners in Georgia. Affidavit required for certification, but not needed to attend course.

For additional questions about prescribed burning please contact:
Ken Parker * Wildland Fire Specialist * 478-751-3332 * kparker@gfc.state.ga.us

For questions about this class or help with registration, contact: Julie Peters, Office of Continuing Education, 770-229-3477 or jupeters@uga.edu

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