Wildland Firefighter Training to be held in Cherokee

by Feb 21, 2012NEWS ka-no-he-da0 comments

                The Bureau of Indian Affairs Cherokee Agency Fire Management Program will be conducting wildland firefighter training March 26-30 to teach skills necessary to assist as an emergency firefighter in wildland fire suppression assignments, both locally and nationally.  To qualify, you must pass a mandatory drug test and physical fitness test that consists of carrying a 45-pound pack vest for three miles within 45 minutes.  Non-steel toe boots, 8” height with a vibram lug are required by the final day of training for the field test.

                Individuals must have two forms of indentification with one being photo identification such as a driver’s license, state ID, Tribal ID, military ID, et.  Other acceptable forms of identification include a social security card or a birth certificate. 

                Info:  497-5071

– Cherokee Agency Fire Management Program