MANATEE COUNTY FIRE ACADEMY CLASS# 44 WILDLAND FIELD DAY
By WILLIE CIRONE, Senior Correspondent | December 13, 2020 | FLORIDA
Story No. 121320105
Photo by CIRONE PHOTOSStudents learn how to properly prepare a drip torch for use, how to use and proper fuel mixture.
Photo by CIRONE PHOTOSStudents learn the parts of a Fusee, the safety hazards and how to properly lite, and extinguish the fusee.
Photo by CIRONE PHOTOSStudents showed how to properly inspect, sharpen the tools and what each tool is used for.
Photo by CIRONE PHOTOSStudents practice deploying shelters standing, sitting then are given the shelter deployment skill test which must be completed within 20 seconds.
Photo by CIRONE PHOTOSInstructor Steve Budd Jack reviews the Belt Weather Kit, Kestrel, Radio, and then students go in the field to practice maps and Compass.
Photo by CIRONE PHOTOSAll students practice cutting line. with the tools they learned about.
Photo by CIRONE PHOTOSThere's no rolling hose in the woods, figure 8 is the preferred method.
Photo by CIRONE PHOTOSSandra Cirone shows students how to carry hose with a tool.
Manatee County Fire Academy Class# 44 completed their Basic Wildland class last week. All students in the State of Florida attending a Fire Academy must complete the Basic Wildland Class "S-190 S-130 L-180" in order to receive a Firefighter I Certificate. The class is a Federal NWCG approved class which is recognized in all 50 states unlike Structure Fire Certificates. The class consists of 32 hours in the classroom and 8 hour field day. Manatee County Fire Academy also opens the Wildland classes to the general public and other Agencies.
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