Prescribed Fire Education & Training

Input/ Resources

Activities/ Outputs


Measurement Measurement Measurement

Many barriers to prescribed fire use; lack of education and training is unnecessary barrier

Partner information, knowledge about prescribed fire issues, curricula, training Peer-reviewed literature, agency research reports, existing prescribed fire curricula & training, case study data/info Propper PPE, prescribed fire tools Fiscal support from OSU’s fire program, NTAE wrap-around services, RREA, NRCS (CESU & RCPP)

Draft prescribed fire curriculum. Organize, lead, evaluate beta training for agency partners.

Pre/post surveys

Pre/post surveys

Stakeholder interviews

Web metrics

Web metrics


Stakeholder interviews

Stakeholder interviews Number of management plans that include fire Number of acres burned

Policy documentatio n Existing environmenta l data


Publish prescribed fire curriculum. Launch PACE online course. Online, face-to- face training opportunities Burn plan templates that help managers assess locations,

methods for prescription

We also consulted the following resources:

“ Basic Prescribed Fire Training,” Extension Foundation Online Campus

“How to Become a North Carolina Certified Burner,” North Carolina Forest Service

“Wildland Fire Programming for Extension and Outreach Professionals”

“Lessons Learned from Hosting Learn -n- Burn Events,” Southern Fire Exchange

Prescribed burn school, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

“Certified Prescribed Fire,” Florida Forest Service

University of Nevada Extension Fire Toolkit Portal

We used the Connect Extension platform to host a virtual chat session with Extension colleagues from across the country. We discussed everything from liability to insurance to training formats. We asked questions like, “What level of credentialing is required for your prescribed fire education and training?” A vast


Based on virtual chat session


majority of our Extension colleagues told us that National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) standards don’t meet the training needs of landowners or accommodate the diversity of state/local agencies. They also


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