After a year of devastating fires for California, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources is hosting three one-day workshops about prescribed burns.
Prescribed burns are used to keep catastrophic wildfires from happening. It is even a practice that is used by local tribes, like the Amah Mutsun.
The workshops will teach participants the fundamentals of prescribed burning and wildland firefighting. Some skills that participants will learn include fire line construction, fire line communication, prescribed fire starting, how to use a firefighting pump and how to install a hose.
The training will qualify participants to take part in future prescribed burns with the Central Coast Prescribed Burn Association. The workshop will also take participants one step closer to certification as a basic wildland firefighter type 2. The completion of online coursework and test packet will make participants eligible.