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Ben Engelhardt

Manitou Springs, CO

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FFT1, RT130, ENGB, FIRB, CRWB, FAL1, STEN, STCR, TFLD, DIVS, ICT4, INSTRUCTOR
Experience
Resources
Engines
Crews
Water Tenders
Excavators
Feller Bunchers
Dozers
Skidders
Fallers
Firing
Instruction

Fuels
Grass
Timber
Desert
Urban
Tundra
Structure
Swamp

Regions
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Summary

19 years Wildland experience.
Started on Type 2 crews in Alaska, then 4 years on a IHC crew.
Five years initial attack for the State of Alaska, where I was an incident commander . Attacking fires from an Astar-B2 helicopter, in addition teaching red card classes/refreshers.
I also had tons of opportunity to work on an around engines protecting the states road system surpressing wildfire.
Missing the crew life I went back to the hotshots as foreman an assistant superintendent for 3 more years.
Moved from Alaska to Colorado in fall of 2010,an hooked up with a combination fire department. I help teach red card classes/refreshers along with more advanced S-courses .
I'm currently available thru Ross for single resource assignments, can take out department apparatus for local or national deployments. I've worked on private engines as engine boss a lot since I've moved south. In addition I contract instruct S-courses, an saw refreshers & assist in prescribed fire.
Currently a safety officer an public information officer trainee , both open task books.

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