TCC Co-Sponsors 2nd North Texas Wildland Fire Academy

FORT WORTH, Texas (Jan. 15, 2015)
Firefighters from as far away as Canada are training to fight wildland fires at the 2nd North Texas Wildland Fire Academy sponsored by Tarrant County College Fire Service Training Center and Texas A&M Forest Service. About 80 firefighters are participating.
Classes include classroom and field training and provide an opportunity for wildland firefighters to become familiar with fighting fires without the use of water. They are designed for entry-level firefighters to more experienced professionals. Students are learning different techniques to effectively fight fire in a safe and effective manner. These include how to use specific hand tools and how a crew of personnel can use them together to be more efficient.
Training is available for structural firefighters, including engine bosses, and also provides opportunities for participants to practice using fire shelters for emergencies.
Field Day on Friday, Jan. 16. Burns begin at 1 p.m.
Training continues daily through Sunday, Jan. 18. Daily briefings at TCC Fire Service Training Center begin at 8 a.m.
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
Parks and Community Services
9601 Fossil Ridge Road
Fort Worth, TX 76135
Please check in at the gatehouse to get specific directions to the burn site.
TCC Northwest Campus
Fire Service Training Center
4801 Marine Creek Parkway
Fort Worth, TX 76179