The Fire Technology
Program at Bakersfield College in conjunction with the Sequoia
National Forest is starting up a College Hand Crew.
you are interested in participating in this new program you will
need to be a Fire Technology student at BC, and have completed Fire
B-71a. Once you have met those two requirements above and completed
the application you will be asked to complete a medical physical and
the Forest Service Pack test.
The Pack Test is scheduled for
the end of the spring Fire B71a class, at the Olive Drive Fire Training Center. You
will need to complete the following items, 1. The IS-700 FEMA online
class (see the link below) and 2. Your medical physical exam, see
the form below. You must complete both of these items and bring with
you the printed out IS-700 certificate and your doctor signed
medical evaluation showing you are medically ok to participate in
the pack test,
Print out and take the medical
form with you to the Dr. and bring with you to the pack test.
print this medical form and take it to your family doctor.
Everyone must complete the FEMA IS-700 online class. It is free and
can be taken as a self paced online course in three hours, once you
complete it print out the certificate and bring it with you to the
pack test. The website address is
Click here for information about the pack test.
Click here for a brochure on the pack test.
More General NWCG
Here is a link for more information about NWCG
The BC HandCrew
The College Hand Crew first fire season got
busy in September, with their first fires. The Hand Crew earn wages
from the Forest Service for the Fall/Spring semesters and gained
experience for their resumes. Good Job Students. To read a great
article the Renegade Rip wrote about the crew