FEBRUARY 17, 2010

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Wildland Firefighting Workshop Offered at Rose State

The Training Center at Rose State College is offering a Basic Wildland Firefighting workshop February 22.
The classes will run from Feb. 22-26, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Stan Greil, vice president for Workforce Development at the Training Center, said last year’s wildfires that hit the outskirts of Midwest City and Choctaw serve as a reminder of the value of skilled firefighters in such times.

“It will compliment the efforts and training of local firefighters. In teaching about fighting fires, we are using practitioners with direct experience fighting fires.….we are bringing this to the community as a community service,” Greil said.

Cost for the class is $299, workbooks included. All classes will be held at Professional Training Center, 1720 Hudiburg Drive, in Midwest City. All instructors are NWCG (National Wildfire Coordinating Group) certified, and three college credits will be given for successful completion of the course. These combined courses equal one 40-hr training session. Each student, upon successful completion, will receive certification.

For additional information, please contact Bill Clark, environmental training coordinator, at 733-7488.