Monterey County


Basic Wildland Firefighter S 130 and Introduction to Fire Wildland Fire Behavior S 190 Academy with Live Fire drill included students of Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, Tamien Nation, Amah Mutsun, and Pomo Tribal members, the Santa Lucia Conservancy, California State Parks, and private rural landowners. 

Tassajara is located in the middle of the Los Padres National Forest Ventana Wilderness, a sacred Esselen tribal homeland and hot springs.  Wildfires and indigenous burning are a way of life in the Los Padres National Forest which contains some of the most complex fire environments in the nation. 

Rugged terrain and shifting weather patterns are beautiful teachers in understanding fire behavior.

Marin County

GreeN Gulch

GOOD FIRE days at Green Gulch Farm featured presentations from veteran firefighters, the Coastal Miwok Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, Pomo native cultural tribal leaders, the National Park Service, Marin County Fire Department, Muir Beach Fire Department, Marin Municipal Water District, and Golden Gate National Park Conservancy Restoration Program Managers, our respected co-hosts.




Hands-on live fire experience…CA 219 Firing Operations is conducted in conjunction with professional fire department leaders, cooperating Fire Departments, and California State Fire Marshal State Fire Training qualified Instructors.

Special thanks to Pat Schreffler,  Emergency Management Consultants, and Instructor team.

Contact us for 2023 offerings of Instructor led NWCG S 290 Intermediate Fire Behavior, and CA 219 Firing Operations, for qualified individuals meeting all prerequisites.

The Central Coast Rx Fire Council Live Fire Training Workgroup has been instrumental in the development, and adoption, of CA 219 Firing Operations for professionals of the California Fire Service, which requires firefighters and prescribed burners to have hands-on live fire training consistent with CALFIRE requirements, but not required of federal NWCG S 219 and S 234 Ignition courses.

The highest training and performance standards are necessary for California Certified Prescribed Fire Burn Boss qualification, as well as professional firefighters responding to increasingly complex wildfires statewide.