Alaska Division of Forestry offering virtual wildland firefighting class in February

  • Source: AK Fire Info
  • Published: 01/14/2022 12:00 AM

Alaskans looking to start a career in wildland firefighting don’t have to wait until spring to take a class that will qualify them to work this summer. The Alaska Division of Forestry is piloting a new basic wildland firefighting (Red Card) class to be held Feb. 14-25. The course will be offered statewide through the online Navigate platform and features both virtual and in-person components. Students need access to a computer with a webcam and microphone, as well as high-speed internet. The registration deadline for the class is Feb. 8. Cost is $55 with purchase of an e-book or $73 for a paperback book. Students may apply for financial assistance if they cannot afford the class. The class includes an in-person field day at a local Area office later this spring. Students can schedule a date and location for their field day and fitness test when they register.


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