How do I Volunteer to do Prescribed Fire with MRCP?
The following MRCP Fire Crew training and equipment description is new.
Training for Prescribed Fire Volunteers
To work the fire line, drive pumper units, spray water, or do ignition, the following courses are required:
All MRCP fire crew will be encouraged to seek other training and experience opportunities.
A person short on formal training can be on a fire as a Trainee if they are paired with a mentor and share that person’s task on the fire.
All fire crew will sign a one time MRCP liability waiver.
Fire crew members will have reasonable physical fitness, and be able to perform the functions of a typical fire crew member. For those less physically fit, other positions they might do are a fire observer, fire sitter, smoke lookout, community liaison, food or drinks provider, or help set up or maintain fire equipment.
Only the President of the MRCP can designate a MRCP Burn Boss. A Burn Boss for MRCP will typically be carded with IL DNR as a Prescribed Burn Manager. Additional training and experience will be encouraged.
Annual Safety Review
Annually, MRCP will host a safety review. MRCP fire crew will attend this safety review or attend one with another agency as approved by the Fire Coordinator or Burn Boss.