Industry Forester – Technical Specialist (THSP) (31.5 hours)
Once someone is qualified as an Industry Forester – Technical Specialist, they can work with equipment on IDL fires on their lands when NWCG qualified personnel are unavailable. IDL does not expect the Industry Forester to be committed beyond initial attack of the fire. Exceptions can be made where technical expertise may be needed to meet suppression, salvage, or rehabilitation objectives.
The training commitment to become and Industry Forester – Technical Specialist (THSP) is 31.5 hours.
IDL will provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE – fire shelter, fire shirt, fire pants) as needed for foresters working as a Technical Specialist. Foresters need to provide their own boots, hard hats, and gloves.
S-130 Firefighter Training and S-190 Wildland Fire Behavior must be completed online or with an approved provider.
Keep all certificates for your records.