Wildland 4x4 Training

#1

Hey all,

Our department is getting an OES Type 6 and I have been tasked with putting together some 4x4 training. Can anybody help me out with some training or places to get it at? I would love to get some feedback from you all, since most of you have had or can point me in the right direction. Thanks for any help!

#2

Hit me up off line and I can get you our EVOC guys info…

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#3

Back in the day, both the BLM and NPS had a pretty comprehensive engine academy, like 40+ hours worth of really good quality training. I’d contact one of your local fed guys and see if they can give you the training program. I took the training in in '92. Spent a lot of hours driving dirt roads, off road stuff in 4x4 mode, and a lot of pumping and drafting.
I hate to say it but its true, the fed engine training that I got was better than the 2A/2B training in Ione.
Most of that early fed engine training/experience I got in '92 I still use today with another agency.

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#4

You could do a “train-the-trainer”. Take the 5 day course and put your knowledge to work for your department.

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#5

You can always use the State Fire Training taskbook for Wildland Fire Apparatus, we use that and use an off-road driving course we established with inclines, declines, and side hill to certify.

#6

https://thedrivingcompany.com/

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#7

I will second the driving company. Great instruction.