Places available for Wildfire Operations Course

May 10, 2013

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service are running a two-day wildfire course for their own personnel and have some spare places available to offer to the Wildfire Group.

The course is planned to run on 22nd and 23rd May 2013 at the Northumberland Fire and Rescue Services’s HQ at West Hartford, Cramlington.  Each day will start at 9am and conclude at 5pm.  Topics to be covered include map reading and compass work, the wildfire environment (fuel, topography and weather), the LACES safety protocol, Wildfire Prediction, fire suppression, table top exercises and informal assessment.

Both mid morning and mid afternoon refreshments will be provided though any attendees will have to purchase or provide their own lunch.  There is a restaurant on site serving both hot and cold meals and sandwiches. Fore more information please contact Patrick Edwards at

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