This event provides hands-on training opportunities for fire professionals and students while also bringing together the labor force needed to conduct prescribed burns and mechanical fuels reduction in areas of the state with elevated wildfire risk. Kansas Forest Service is partnering with Hutchinson Community College to provide hands-on fire experience for students in the fire science program. The primary location for the event is the Quivira Boy Scout Ranch (central Chautauqua County, KS) although opportunities for prescribed fire, fuels reduction, training and wildfire response in the surrounding area are possible. The event staffs a full Type 3 team, and in the past has also assisted with wildfire response, including on the 2016 Anderson Creek Fire.
Contact: Jason Hartman, Kansas Forest Service firstname.lastname@example.org