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West Virginia

Events and Volunteer Opportunities

Burn Crew

various locations in WV


Are you interested in coming out to help with prescribed fires? Do you have the right qualifications? Conservancy volunteer burn crew members must meet the same standards as the Conservancy staff burn crew. Specifically, you must be a NWCG Type II Fire Fighter. This means you must possess a valid red card, or have taken courses S-130 and S-190, and be able to furnish signed task books and course certificate and have completed the pack test, which entails walking 3 miles in 45 minutes carrying a 45-pound pack.

Interested in becoming a volunteer burn crew member, but don’t yet meet the requirements? Becoming a Type II Fire Fighter in Virginia/West Virginia might be easier than you think. You can take the courses online (a field component will be needed), check out the training schedule and search training, or get in touch with your local Department of Forestry or Volunteer Fire Department.

The first step to becoming a volunteer for The Nature Conservancy is to download the volunteer application and liability release form. Please contact Jennifer Dalke, volunteer coordinator at or (434) 951-0572 for more information.

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