The Florida Forest Service (FFS) and UF/IFAS Extension Service will be conducting a Certified Pile Burners Course on Wednesday, August 30 in Milton, and Wednesday, September 13, 2017 in Marianna and in Madison, FL. (This course is also being offered in other areas of the state. Check the website for the closest training to your location: FFS Training Scheudule). . This training will be held from 8:30 am till 4:30 pm local time at the County Extension Office in all three locations. Lunch will be provided with the training. Fill out the registration form for the location of choice below and return as directed.
Don’t wait to register! The number of training opportunities offered, and attendance at each individual training is LIMITED. The first fifty individuals to complete the requirements will be registered; there will be a 7-day non refundable fee limit. If you do not make the training, and did not contact the hosting office at least one week before the class, you will not receive a refund. There will be a test at the end of the session. You must receive a grade of 70% or higher on the exam and demonstrate a proper pile burn with your local FFS office to become certified. Once you are certified it will be noted with your customer number, thus it is important for us to have the proper number. If you do not have a customer number, the FFS office in Bonifay will set one up for you: 850-373-1801.
This course will show you how to burn piles legally, safely and efficiently. Most importantly, it could save a life. If you burn piles regularly, don’t put off registering for this training. When the weather is dry, certified pile burners will receive priority for authorization to burn. Also, certified pile burners are allowed to burn up to two hours longer per day and get multiple day authorizations.
Topics to be covered:
Open Burning Regulations
Pile Burn Planning and Implementation
Pile Burner Certification Test Please bring a Pencil for the Exam!
Download the Registration Packet for the location nearest you:
Milton – Santa Rosa Co. Pile Burner Course Registration Packet – August 30
Marianna – Jackson Co. Pile Burner Course Registration Packet – September 13
Madison – Madison Co. Pile Burner Course Registration Packet – September 13
Frequently Asked Questions about Florida’s Certified Pile Burner Training
A: Certified pile burners are trained to burn piles legally, safely and efficiently. Most importantly, it could save a life. Also, when the weather is dry, certified pile burners will receive priority for authorization to burn by the Florida Forest Service (FFS). Also, certified pile burners are allowed to burn up to two hours longer per day and get multiple day authorizations.