S-130 and S-190 Wildfire Training at Radnor Lake on August 24th, 2017
On August 24th, 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, 12 rangers were able to participate in a S-130 Firefighter Training and S-190 Wildland Fire Behavior certification. This training is a requirement for anyone working on wildfire response and/or conducting prescribed burns in Tennessee State Parks.
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.
Thanks to the partnership with Tennessee Division of Forestry, Tennessee State Parks and Friends of Radnor Lake, a total of 31 State Park Rangers received training over a 2-day period at Radnor Lake in preparation of our wildfire response and prescribed burning for the upcoming year.
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!