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2016 Wildland Fire Academy Registration Open





South Dakota Department of Agriculture

News Release

 

 

 

For Immediate Release: February 3, 2016

Media Contact: Jeni Lawver, 605.381.7232

 

 

 

2016 Wildland Fire Academy Registration Open

 

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Registration is open for the 2016 Wildland Fire Academy that will be held in Ft. Pierre, S.D., March 17-20.

 

This academy is an important tool in providing a quality training experience for volunteer fire departments (VFD) and state and federal firefighters. Grant funds are available for volunteer departments to offset the costs of participation.

 

“We have had numerous requests for entry level firefighting classes, the best training available is this academy setting where they can interact while learning,” said Robert Lehmann, assistant chief of training/fuels. “It is the most cost effective way for us as an agency to get the largest amount of firefighters properly trained.”

 

For a list of classes and details to register, visit: https://reg.abcsignup.com/view/view_month.aspx?as=14&wp=86&aid=SDFA.

 

For more information, please contact Robert Lehmann, South Dakota Wildland Fire, at 605.393.8011 or email Robert.Lehman@state.sd.us.

 

South Dakota Wildland Fire can be found on Facebook by searching SD Wildland Fire and on Twitter @SDWildlandFire.

 

Agriculture is a major contributor to South Dakota’s economy, generating $25.6 billion in annual economic activity and employing over 115,000 South Dakotans. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture's mission is to promote, protect, preserve and improve this industry for today and tomorrow. Visit us online at http://sdda.sd.gov or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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