New Jersey Fire Camp
About the Fire Camp
In cooperation with the New Jersey Forest Fire Service, we are hosting a field based workshop in May 2024 for college and university students interested in careers in fire in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. The Fire Camp will provide opportunities for students and early-career natural resource professionals to develop technical skills through the ecological application of prescribed fire.
The Fire Camp will accept up to 15 persons to participate in a 4-day session that explores various prescribed fire applications for hazardous fuel reduction, habitat management, silviculture, and/or other ecological objectives. Through this hands-on program, participants have opportunities to work on individual tasks in open National Wildland Coordinating Group (NWCG) Position Task Books (PTB); hone technical skills relating to prescribed fire application; and expand their understanding of fuels, fire behavior, and fire ecology. Participants will work in the New Jersey pinelands and engage with fire practitioners, fire scientists, foresters, and other natural resource professionals to supplement fire effects and fire use learning.
The fee for Fire Camp participation, which will cover meals, lodging, and all Camp activities, is $100. Financial assistance is available by writing to NAFSEhelp@gmail.com (once accepted).
Additional participation requirements are DETAILED HERE - please read the entire document thoroughly before applying (deadline for applications is March 3rd at 11:59 pm).
To learn more about the New Jersey Fire Camp, please CLICK HERE to read about the Fire Camp held in 2022.
Please contact us with any questions at NAFSEhelp@gmail.com