Wildfire Crew Leader

FIRES-012 (This course is not open to the public)  
DATES
August 24, 2017 to September 1, 2017
March 7-15, 2018
April 11-19, 2018
August 23-31, 2018
March 6-14, 2019
April 10-18, 2019

TIMES
8.5 days/ends at noon (Session 1 & 2 Wed-Thu) (Session 3 Thu-Fri). Mandatory fitness 6 to 7 a.m.

COURSE LEADER
Scott Elliott
780-865-8299
scott.elliott@gov.ab.ca

Overview

The Wildfire Crew Leader training course is delivered three times during the 2- year training period.

Session 1     Mar 7-15, 2018 (Wed-Thu)
Mar 6-14, 2019 (Wed-Thu)
Session 2 Apr 11-19, 2018 (Wed-Thu) Apr 10-18, 2019 (Wed-Thu)
Session 3 Aug 24-Sept 1, 2017 (Thu-Fri) Aug 23-31, 2018 (Thu-Fri)



This course deals with wildfire operations in Alberta. Participants are trained in wildfire preparedness, leadership, safety, wildfire assessments, weather, fire behaviour, tactics, aircraft operations, and ignition. Practical skills developed include hose-laying, handheld Global Positioning Systems, strategies and tactics, and physical fitness training.