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Burn Workshop

Event Descripton

2nd Canine: Each working spot is the same price, for those wishing to bring a second canine to run through the entire seminar. However, you may bring multiple canines and rotate which dog you use depending on training scenario. This is an option, but not encouraged. We encourage one dog, so that teams can get the full benefits of working a dog through this type of workshop. 

Training: We will have access to multiple training locations including 2 burn buildings, burn tower, confined space rescue area, burn vehicles, trash dump and small rubble pile. Multiple potential training scenarios and classroom activities for beginners to advanced teams. Instructors will cater training to individual team's needs. Approx. 20 hrs of instruction. Dog's should have a trained final response. Instructor ratio is 7:1. Schedule & Agenda will be emailed as we nail down more details.

June 23 - 25th, 2023

Contact: Samantha Sheaffer

717-368-2901          Email

Necessities: Bring towels and necessities for decontamination, sunscreen, rain gear, helmets and eye protection. Also food and snacks for lunches. Bottled water will be available.

Payment & Cancellations: To hold your space, payment must be made in full. If mailing checks, please contact us ahead with your intentions and we can hold the spot until check arrives. There is a non-refundable fee of $50. Cancellations accepted up to 30 days prior to event. Participants are welcome to swap with friends and teammates, we just ask that you reach us so we can update participant contact info and get updated release forms completed. 

Seminar Information

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2nd Annual


Service & Wifi: Cell reception and wifi access is great, plenty of local amenities.

Canines: No kennels will be provided for dogs in attendance. Please bring your own crates for containment. All handlers are responsible for their own canines needs and his/her actions and behaviors during the seminar. Dogs must be under control at all times when not working during seminar. Be prepared for your canines comfort in vehicles and while working.



lodging & food not included

Seminar Location:

West Chester Fire Training Center

351 Snyder Ave.

West Chester, PA 

Sharon Ballweg

Lisa Kakavas

Garrett Dyer

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