Due to the Extreme Fire Danger and the current high level of need for equipment on wildfires in our region, Inland Forest Management will be offering the Annual Wildland Fire Refresher RT-130 4-hour training (in-person) on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021 in Ponderay, Idaho.

The class will be held at the Ponderay Event Center (401 Bonner Mall Way, Suite E, upstairs above Selkirk Glass and Cabinet, near Sandpoint Furniture). This is also the same place that the ALC (Associated Logging Contractors) holds their first-aid classes in Ponderay, Idaho. This class is required annually for all personnel that work on wildland fires. Refreshments will be provided.

Classroom training will begin at 1 p.m. Pacific Time and end by 5 p.m. You must be presesnt for the entire period in order to receive credit for the class. Sign in will be required. Work capacity fitness testing (walk test) will be offered after the classroom portion of the training for those who need it. The afternoon format was selected in efforts to minimize interruptions with work schedules in conjunction with Stage II fire restrictions.

This class will be sponsored by the Idaho Department of Lands at no cost to participants.This is offered in efforts to provide a pathway for private contractors to receive the required training needed to assist with wildland firefighting efforts during this period of extremely dry weather. For questions or to RSVP please e-mail IFM@inlandforest.com or by phone at (208) 263-9420.

We would like to get an idea of how many folks will be attending so Please RSVP. It will also help to get the names of attendees ahead of time in order to ensure the correct spelling of names for their certificates. A certificate of completion will be issued to each of the attendees and sent out following the training.

Note: These classes are conducted in collaboration with the Associated Logging Contractors of Idaho, and qualify for 4 credit hours for the Idaho Pro-Logger program.