Individuals seeking Kentucky Certified Burn Boss qualification must meet the following requirements to apply:
Kentucky Certified Burn Boss Requirements:
Once you meet the requirements listed above you must then meet the following standards:
Kentucky Certified Burn Boss must meet one off the following standards
Kentucky Certified Burn Boss Workshop prerequisites are:
Following the completion of the Kentucky Certified Burn Boss Workshop, candidates must complete the following post workshop experience requirements:
Post Workshop Experience:
Candidates must apprentice to become a qualified burn boss on 3 burns (must meet mentoring entities physical fitness requirement). An Apprentice Burn is defined as a prescribed burn conducted under the supervision of a qualified Kentucky Burn Boss by an ABB who has completed the Kentucky Certified Burn Boss Workshop. To qualify as an apprentice burn you must perform at least 7 out of the 10 tasks from the Apprentice Task Sheet.
Current NWCG qualified Burn Bosses meet requirements for Kentucky’s Certified Burn Boss program. However, all Burn Bosses must have an assigned Burn Boss ID #. This number can be assigned by providing documentation of qualifications to Kentucky Division of Forestry.
The Certified Kentucky Burn Boss Workshop is offered annual. Check the calendar posted at
www.kyfire.org for dates.
Once post workshop experience requirement have been met, Apprentice Burn Boss must submit the completed apprentice task sheet to the Kentucky Prescribed Fire Council Board for approval.
A Burn Crew Member working under a Kentucky Certified Burn Boss must have one of the following:
Has completed the following three class: