June 2018 archive

Over 180 students attend 2018 Wildfire Academy

McHenry, Maryland — The eleventh Mid-Atlantic Wildfire Training Academy came to a close on June 8 with over 180 students participating. The academy offered 14 classes this year that are essential to wildland firefighting, including fire behavior, equipment use, and leadership development. These classes met National Wildfire Coordinating Group standards, and participants received a certificate …

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Mid-Atlantic Fire Academy Field Training

McHenry, Maryland — Students attending the eleventh annual Mid-Atlantic Wildfire Training Academy at Garrett College took part in field training exercises this week.  The L-280 “Followership to Leadership” course put students through their paces at the Garrett College Challenge Course.  Field group exercises included the “Whale Watch”, the “Australian Trolley”, and the “Coal Miners Maze”.  …

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Funds raised for Wildland Firefighter Foundation

McHenry, Maryland — Students attending the eleventh annual Mid-Atlantic Wildfire Training Academy at Garrett College took a break from their studies last evening for a barbecue dinner, hosted by the Academy.   ​At the academy-wide dinner, students, instructors and staff bid on donated items at the silent and live auctions and purchased raffle tickets.  The …

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2018 Wildfire Training Academy at Garrett College

McHenry, Maryland — Garrett College hosted the eleventh annual Mid-Atlantic Wildfire Training Academy June 4 through June 9. The academy is presented by the Mid-Atlantic Forest Fire Compact, Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Forest Service. The academy offered14 classes this year that are essential to wildland firefighting, including fire behavior, equipment use, …

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