Prescribed fire is an important ecological tool; wildfires are a force of nature. Prescribed burn managers must conduct prescribed fires in a safe, responsible, and efficient manner while achieving their desired management objectives. There is a great deal of training available to prescribed burn managers and wildland firefighters. Training, combined with plenty of firsthand experience and the ability to continue to learn, leads to success on the fireline. Presentation by Brad Woodson of McHenry County Conservation District.