The OSU Extension Service is pleased to offer the new Citizen Fire Academy state-wide program. The first regional training will take place in Southwest Oregon including Jackson and Josephine Counties to help local residents learn about ways to create a healthy, firewise environment on their property through classroom sessions, field trips and the creation of a personalized management / safety plan for their property.
The 8-week training course will provide training for southern Oregon residents on topics such as fire science, home protection strategies, fuels reduction, evaluating risk, fire-adapted communities and emergency preparedness, and much more. The Citizen Fire Academy is an education and service program that seeks to increase the outreach capacity of wildfire agencies, to help local residents safely prevent and prepare for wildfire, and to create more fire-adapted communities.
Weekly classes will take place on Tuesday afternoons, April 15th-June 3rd 1:00–5:30pm. Citizen Fire Academy participants will be required to invest 30 service hours to support and expand programs and projects related to wildfire and preparedness.
The cost of the course is $100; some scholarship assistance is available.
To sign up for the course, contact Rhianna Simes at (541) 776-7371, extension 211.