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2019 Klamath River TREX
October 7 to October 19, 2019
Orleans, CA 

This Prescribed Fire Training Exchange provides participants from diverse backgrounds and communities along the Klamath River with experience and training on how to plan and implement controlled burns, protect communities from wildfires, and prepare for managing wildfires for resource benefits.

Target Group: This training is designed to integrate a diverse group of fire practitioners with varying degrees of knowledge and experience. Participants include interested individuals, tribal members, local contractors, federal and state firefighters, volunteer firefighters, non-profit organizations, university students, county/regional regulators and out-of-region and international guests and fire workers.

Description: Participants will serve in qualified and trainee positions in Operations, Logistics, Planning, and Finance and as members of the Command and General Staff for the Klamath TREX IMT.  Operations participants will be on a burn team and will assist with preparing, scouting, briefing, igniting, holding, mop-up, and patrol on numerous controlled burns in the area. We will also complete pre- and post-fire monitoring, train with equipment, practice fireline leadership skills, and learn about local fire ecology and fire management. There will be field trips to past TREX burns, areas burned in recent wildfires and presentations from local tribal members and other community members, scientists, land managers, and practitioners.
This TREX uses a local Type 3 Incident Management Team to manage the complexity of WUI burning, but also engages participants in cultural burning and Prescribed-Burn-Association-type burns with local partners. We look forward to seeing your application!

Fill out the online application

Applications are due
July 12, 2019
All participants must have current Firefighter II qualifications before TREX begins, including an arduous pack test, for work out on fires. Applicants to the finance, plans, and logistics section may not need Firefighter II qualifications. For more information please contact David Medford Rubalcaba at (530) 627-3446 Ext. 3018 or, or contact Eric Darragh at 530-627-3202 or

All participants must have insurance to cover any injury they may sustain during the training exchange.

Participants should come with all appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Individuals who do not have PPE can coordinate borrowing equipment at the beginning of the event. Participants should also come prepared to camp. 
Meals and lodging will be provided during the training. Participants are responsible for their own travel to and from Orleans, CA and should arrive NO LATER THAN Monday (10/7). Burn Bosses, Burn Boss trainees, and the Incident Management Team must arrive 10am Saturday morning (10/5). We encourage you to stay for the full assignment, but we understand you may have special circumstances and can only apply for the first or second week (non-refundable fee still applies). Although all applications are appreciated, priority will be given to applicants staying for the full TREX.
Funding for this project provided by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection as part of the California Climate Investments Program.

This training is supported by Promoting Ecosystem Resiliency through Collaboration: Landscapes,   Learning and Restoration, a cooperative agreement between The Nature Conservancy, USDA Forest Service and agencies of the Department of the Interior.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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Mid Klamath Watershed Council · 38150 State Highway 96 · Orleans, CA 95556 · USA

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