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Bay Area Chapter Meeting

January 27, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Guest Speaker – Brandon Smith, the Executive Officer of the Forestry and Fire Recruitment Program. The Forestry and Fire Recruitment Program (FFRP) is a nonprofit organization that provides career support to formerly incarcerated firefighters and those currently incarcerated in California’s Conservation Camps; who are interested in careers in the Wildland and Forestry sector. FFRP was developed in direct response to the growing need for wildfire-related personnel. Their mission is to increase wildfire personnel from non-traditional and underrepresented communities, providing them the training, skills, resources, and experiences needed to secure gainful employment. FFRP is currently headquartered in San Bernardino County, but is in the process of expanding to the Bay Area where they will set up another physical office, and use Russell Research Station (among other areas) as their field-training facility.

Here is a link to a recent LA Times documentary about FFRP that is very well done and informative and worth some of your time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6vpGrqTcTM&t=6s

This meeting will be a virtual Zoom Meeting. For connection information contact David Bakke, Chapter Chair, at dbakke@bayareasaf.org before January 25th.



January 27, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Event Category:


Virtual Conference


California Society of American Foresters, Bay Area Chapter

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