Lunch will be included each day.
Classes will be held at Messalonskee High School, 131 Messalonskee High Drive, Oakland, ME 04963
This two-day course examines the HSO’s role in identifying, evaluating, and implementing policy and procedures that affect health and safety for emergency responders. Risk analysis, wellness, and other occupational safety issues will be the main emphasis. Individuals attending this course should have a working knowledge of the Incident Command System as taught by the National Fire Academy.
This course is designed to provide basic wildland firefighter training for those interested in fighting wildfires in the state of Maine. The course will include topics on Maine Forest Service tactics, Maine fuels and fire behavior, and safety and risk management. This course will include a day of classroom instruction and a half day of outdoor exercises. No previous wildland firefighting is needed. A minimum class size of 15 students is required. This is a 12 hour course. A certificate will be issued after completion of this course.
October 15 0800-1700
October 16 0800-1200
Needed gear: Hard hat, eye protection, hearing protection, leather gloves, nomex pants/shirt.
Class Site will be: Maine Forest Service, Forest Protection Division, Bolton Hill Facility in Augusta Maine.