RT-130 Wildfire Training Refresher at Radnor Lake (August 23rd, 2017)

RT-130 Wildfire Refresher at Radnor Lake on August 23rd, 2017. Pix by Steve Ward

On August 23rd, State Park Rangers across from across the State of Tennessee participated in a wildfire training at Radnor Lake State Natural Area.  Thanks to our partners at Tennessee Division of Forestry,  19 rangers from across the State of Tennessee and some of our friends from Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency were able to participate in a RT-130 Firefighter Refresher Training Certification. This training provided instruction in the primary factors affecting the start and spread of wildfire and how to recognize potentially hazardous situations that could compromise safety on the fire line.

 

At the conclusion of this class, a 3 mile pack test was conducted to allow participants to achieve their annual red card certification requirement which is a requirement to work on wildfires and prescribed burns across the State of Tennessee.

 

Special thanks to TDF Fire Operations Unit Leader Robin Bible for instructing this class for our rangers across the state and to Friends of Radnor Lake for providing lunch for this training!

RT-130 Wildfire Refresher at Radnor Lake on August 23rd, 2017. Pix by Steve Ward

RT-130 Wildfire Refresher at Radnor Lake on August 23rd, 2017. Pix by Steve Ward

RT-130 Wildfire Refresher at Radnor Lake on August 23rd, 2017. Pix by Steve Ward

RT-130 Wildfire Refresher at Radnor Lake on August 23rd, 2017. Pix by Steve Ward

RT-130 Wildfire Refresher at Radnor Lake on August 23rd, 2017. Pix by Steve Ward

RT-130 Wildfire Refresher at Radnor Lake on August 23rd, 2017. Pix by Steve Ward

RT-130 Wildfire Refresher at Radnor Lake on August 23rd, 2017. Pix by Steve Ward

RT-130 Wildfire Refresher at Radnor Lake on August 23rd, 2017. Pix by Steve Ward

RT-130 Wildfire Refresher at Radnor Lake on August 23rd, 2017. Pix by Steve Ward

RT-130 Wildfire Refresher at Radnor Lake on August 23rd, 2017. Pix by Steve Ward