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ICC Wildland Firefighting Students in Alaska

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Women in WFF Program

Student Hometown        
Summer Internship
Janice Erickson Hudson, WI Chippewa National Forest, MN
Ashley Werner Palmer, AK Tonto National Forest, AZ
Danielle Maki Deer River, MN Chippewa National Forest, MN
Laporsha Wiggins Memphis, TN Chippewa National Forest, MN
Kaleena Jones Poplar Bluff, MO

Beaverhead-Deer Lodge National Forest, Montana

Ann Olson (not           pictured) Big Fork, MN Summer 2014












About the Program Firefighting student by wildfire

The Wildland Firefighting program at ICC is a partnership with the Minnesota Interagency Fire Center, which includes the U.S. Forest Service, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, and Bureau of Indian Affairs.

The goal of the partnership is twofold:

  1. To provide students with high quality training and hands-on experience in wild fire and natural resource management.
  2. Provide a supply of highly trained entry-level fire fighters for employment with fire organizations to meet state and national needs.

Wildland Firefighting Gainful Employment Disclosure Information
(diploma only)

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For More Information:

Lee Kessler
Phone: 218-322-2356