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Register now for Wildfire Training Academy

Classes are beginning to fill for the 2024 Big Rivers Wildfire Training Academy. Three classes – S131-Firefighter Type 1, S211-Portable Pumps and Water Use, and S212-Wildland Fire Chainsaws – have reached their class capacity and are no longer accepting registrations. Six other classes offered at the academy still have seats available. Prospective students should register…

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Big Rivers Announces Wildfire Training Academy

The Big Rivers Forest Fire Management Compact has announced the class schedule for its 2024 Wildfire Training Academy. The academy will be held October 21-25, 2024 at John A. Logan College in Carterville, Illinois. The academy will offer nine National Wildfire Coordinating Group courses to help wildland firefighters advance their training and qualifications. Preference for…

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Big Rivers Announces New Website

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The Big Rivers Forest Fire Management Compact launched a new website in the Fall of 2023. The website – – features an updated design, user experience and content. Firefighters will be able to register for the Compact’s annual Wildfire Training Academy through a link on the website. The website also includes information about the…

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