Fired up about burning piles? 
Light up safely with the Certified Pile Burners Course
The Florida Forest Service and University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service will conduct a Certified Pile Burners Course on Wed., Aug. 30, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Santa Rosa County Extension Office, 6263 Dogwood Dr. in Milton. Students will learn how to burn piles legally, safely and efficiently. During dry periods, certified pile burners receive priority for authorization to burn. Additionally, certified pile burners may  burn up to two hours longer per day and obtain multiple-day authorizations. 

Topics covered include: fire weather, smoke management, open burn regulations, planning and implementation, safety and public relations. The course will conclude with an exam.
Cost is $50 and lunch is provided. Registration is required and class size is limited. To register, contact Bethany Diamond at 850-675-6654 or A Florida Forest Service customer number will be needed to register. For more information, see the Florida Department of Agriculture's  frequently asked questions.

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