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Fighting Wildfires: A Conversation with the Midewin Hotshots Crew

Schedule and Location

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Cudahy Room, Administration Building
(Please allow extra time to arrive and park)

Fees and Registration

$16.00 member
$20.00 nonmember

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

Course Description

A firefighter stands in the foreground of a wildfire
What does it take to fight wildfires? Get a boots-on-the-ground perspective from Midewin Hotshots. Learn how these men and women on the front lines train for a dangerous and demanding job, and the techniques and equipment used to extinguish wildfires. Hear about fires the crew has fought both nationally and internationally. Find out how wildfires are changing and what the future holds for our forests and the wildfire-fighting profession. 

Come early and and workout with the Hotshots crew, from 11:00 a.m. to noon. Click here for details.

NOTE: Saturday afternoons in October are a busy time at the Arboretum! Please allow extra time at the gatehouse. 

Instructor: Chris Lundgren, fire management officer, Midewin Hotshots
Note: Held indoors. Limit 75

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Course Details

CALL: 630-719-2468 (or to be waitlisted)
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.