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Battle Mountain District Office
Release Date: 06/07/12
Contacts: Barry Burt , 775-635-4114 ,
News Release No. BMDO 2012-24

Nevada Interagency Wildland Fire Rookie Training To Be Held In Austin, Nevada

Battle Mountain, Nev. - The Nevada Interagency Wildland Fire Rookie Training academy will be held at the Austin High School, in Austin, Nev., June 10 through 15. “Austin is centrally located within the state,” said Barry Burt, Rookie School Coordinator. The proximity of areas suited for field exercises make the Austin High school an ideal location for conducting this training.”

The Nevada Interagency Wildland Fire Rookie School is conducted every year and provides training for first year wildland firefighters. The academy combines class and field exercises to provide the training required to work as a wildlland firefighter with any state or federal agency. Class exercises include S-130, Basic Wildland Firefighting, and S-190, Introduction to Fire behavior, among others. The field exercises include pump and hose lay use, basic firefighting tool use and care, working around engines and power saws, and a mock fire exercise.

The academy hosts agencies including the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Nevada Department of Forestry, National Park Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs and some volunteer fire departments. The usual academy size is about 100 students and 20 instructors from all around the state.

For further information on the Nevada Interagency Wildland Fire Rookie Training contact Barry Burt at 775-635-4114.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.

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Last updated: 06-07-2012