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2019 South Dakota Wildland Fire Academy Registration Open





SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: January 14, 2019

Media Contact: Jeni Lawver, 605.381.7232

 

2019 South Dakota Wildland Fire Academy Registration Open

 

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Registration is now open for the 2019 South Dakota Wildland Fire Academy which will be held in Fort Pierre, SD, on March 21-24. The academy is hosted by the South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Wildland Fire Division with assistance from their federal partners.

 

Training provides a critical foundation for safety and operational effectiveness in response to wildland fire. Through this training we also strive to create leaders in wildland fire. Not only does it help elevate the students’ personal wildland fire qualification, but they then pay it forward by teaching and leading new firefighters in their wildland fire careers. 

 

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

 

Students attending National Wildfire Coordinating Group courses must have their Incident Command System (ICS) classes up to date in order to receive certification. Minimum ICS courses include IS-100 and IS-700. Additional prerequisite qualifications or courses may be required dependent upon training level.

 

For more information, please contact Tamara Dierks with South Dakota Wildland Fire at 605.393.4229 or email Tamara.Dierks@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 and preserve South Dakota agriculture for today and tomorrow. Visit the SDDA online at http://sdda.sd.gov or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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