A full-day training workshop on the new OK-FIRE system will be held at the OSFA
State Fire School in Tulsa on Friday, May 4. The workshop will feature 6 hours of training and consist of a combination of presentations and computer exercises in which attendees will get hands-on experience with the website. It will be led by OSU fire meteorologist Dr. J. D. Carlson, OK-FIRE Program Manager. The location will be Tulsa Community College's Northeast Campus and the workshop will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with an hour break for lunch. Registration is required, but is free and can be done at:
Scroll down to Friday, May 4 and you will find "Learning the New OK-FIRE (68261)" listed beginning at the 10 a.m. time slot. Click "Event Info" to find out more about the course and if any openings still exist (we are limited to 25 people). If you wish to register, click the small box to the left of the course title. Do the same for any other courses you wish to take during other days of the Fire School. After selecting your courses, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click "Register Online" at the bottom right. Please note you need not attend the entire Fire School; you can register for just the OK-FIRE workshop on Friday.
You will need to bring a tablet (with a large enough screen) or notebook computer. Wireless internet access will be available as will power outlets to keep your device charged, so please bring your power cord to keep your device working throughout the day. Wildfire, as well as prescribed fire, applications will be covered. The workshop is open to anyone who works with wildland fire.
NOTE: This will be the last OK-FIRE workshop until Monday, August 13, when one will be given at the National Weather Center in Norman on OEMA "Training Day". Other workshops will be scheduled around the state beginning in mid-October but that schedule won't be known until late summer.
Dr. J. D. Carlson
OK-FIRE Program Manager
Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering
Oklahoma State University