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The Southern Illinois Prescribed Burn Association and the University of Illinois Extension Forestry Program invite you to a free prescribed fire training day on September 25th, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, at the Dixon Springs Agricultural Center - 354 State Highway 145 N, Simpson, IL 62985.

The focus on this training will be preparing for a prescribed fire. The training will cover firebreak design and creation, pre-fire walk-throughs, and hazard trees and snag assessments. If the weather cooperates, we will have a live fire demonstration.

Event is FREE to attend.

This program will be outdoors and attendees should dress for the weather, bring snacks and a drink, and maintain proper social distancing.

To RSVP for this event, contact Extension Forester Chris Evans at

If you need reasonable accommodation to participate, please contact Chris Evans ( or 618-695-3383) as soon as possible.