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La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians Fire Department Hosts Fire Safety Refresher

As part of the Stewardship Pathways Fire Training series, Climate Science Alliance Advisor and Fire Chief Wesley Ruise Jr. and the La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians Fire Department hosted the RT-130 Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher in June for a group of individuals from across the region.



In June, Chief Wesley Ruise Jr. and the La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians Fire Department hosted the RT-130 Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher for a group of individuals from across the region. Chief Ruise Jr. also serves as a Climate Science Alliance Advisor and helps guide programming for the Stewardship Pathways Fire Training program.


The intent of RT-130, an eight-hour Wildland Fire Safety Training Annual Refresher (WFSTAR) is to focus line-going personnel on operations and decision-making issues related to fireline safety in order to recognize and mitigate risk, maintain safe and effective practices, and reduce accidents and near misses. RT-130 is required for designated positions in order to maintain currency, for all personnel assigned to positions with fireline duties, and for any position assigned to the fireline for non-suppression tasks.


The RT-130 training was held as part of the Stewardship Pathways Fire Training program, which is led by the Climate Science Alliance Tribal Working Group in partnership with the Southern California Interagency Wildland Fire & Fuels Cadre. Support for the Fire Training program comes from the Resource Conservation District of San Diego County and California Department of Conservation, with foundational support for the training’s pilot through the Resilient Restoration project coming from the California Strategic Growth Council’s Climate Change Research Program.


Learn more about the Stewardship Pathways program here.


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