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2016 Fire Safety Awareness Class for Hired Vendors

This is a one day / 8 hour course is for hired vendors working with CAL FIRE or USFS on any active wildland fire, including, water tenders operations, heavy equipment with water operations (Skidgine), dozer operators, crew bus drivers, vehicle drivers, mechanics, fallers, swampers, and chain saw operators.

This course provides an awareness of fireline safety to hired vendors who plan to engage in wildland fire suppression and other incident support activities. Topics include current safety training, relevant policy and procedures, how to recognize and mitigate risk, and maintain safe and effective practices while working under agency supervision on an incident. Upon successful completion of training, participants will receive a course completion card valid for one (1) year from date of issue.

COURSE DATES and REGISTRATION LINKS Please Choose a date from below:

Notice: Registration will open October 20th for Early Registration for classes.

January 9th, 2016  Canceled due to low attendance
January 23rd, 2016
February 6th, 2016
February 20th, 2016
March 5th, 2016
March 19th, 2016
April 2nd, 2016*
April 16th, 2016*


Class fee is $80.00 plus registration fees. Class fee includes the $20 fee to register your course with the Cal-Fire office. Lunch is NOT included.

Only the class fee is refundable in the case of cancellation. The additional registration fee is NOT refundable. The cost of the class is fully refundable 1 (one) week before the scheduled date and request for refunds within the 6 days before the scheduled date will not be refunded. Please keep this in mind when making your reservation for the scheduled date.

Chad Henson

Check-in 8:00 a.m., Class Time 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Lunch Break 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. Lunches are NOT provided.

Class size limited to 40 students. Registration guarantees a seat for the reserved date.

LOCATION: FireWhat Training Center
5727 Dunsmuir Ave
Dunsmuir, CA 96025
(530) 235-4419

Please see map below.


To register for this class, please click HERE to be redirected. Select the date and follow the steps on the screen.

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  1. Jamie Leflet
    February 21, 2015 Reply

    Vendor employer;
    Fire DAWG green
    April 11th 2015

  2. ricky brownfield
    March 27, 2015 Reply

    are there any classes held in the portland oregon area? if yes can i get a scedual and location were they will be held? thank you.

  3. ricky brownfield
    March 27, 2015 Reply

    are there any private venders looking for a stakeside or pickup truck driver? i have previous experience driving on fires. my E mail is ( rickyjb1895@gmail.com) contact me and we can talk business.

  4. Robin Singler
    March 30, 2015 Reply

    As of March 30th, the April 12th class has filled. There is still room in the April 18th and 19th classes.

  5. tony
    August 5, 2015 Reply

    any courses upcoming soon?

  6. Susan Lundquist
    September 12, 2015 Reply

    Great job opportunities right now, but I need this class before I can go to work. How many people do you need to hold a class?

    I see Tony inquired on 08/05/15, so there are at least two of us.

  7. norma haller
    April 6, 2016 Reply

    John Bruno does classes at Shasta College too. $80 The weekend after Mother’s Day and the next weekend after that. I did mine last weekend. Saturdays 8-5 Call Shasta College or lbosse@shastacollege.edu

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