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Nine student firefighters participated in a prescribed burn (Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas)

Nine student firefighters participated in a prescribed burn training held by the New York Wildfire and Incident Management Academy in a dry field of grass in Calverton. (Oct. 30, 2013)

Firefighters learn techniques in Pine Barrens

Nine firefighters participating in the 16th annual New York Wildfire and Incident Management Academy lit "chubbies" -- flares used by firefighters to conduct controlled burns -- and tossed them into the dried grass in a Calverton field as part of a prescribed burn demonstration.

Nine student firefighters learn the proper way to
(Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas)

Nine student firefighters learn the proper way to set prescribed fires or controlled burns. (Oct. 30, 2013)

Nine student firefighters participated in a prescribed burn
(Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas)

Nine student firefighters participated in a prescribed burn training held by the New York Wildfire and Incident Management Academy in a dry field of grass in Calverton. (Oct. 30, 2013)

A sign warns of smoke conditions during a
(Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas)

A sign warns of smoke conditions during a prescribed burn training held by the New York Wildfire and Incident Management Academy in a dry field of grass in Calverton. (Oct. 30, 2013)

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Nine student firefighters participated in a prescribed burn
(Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas)

Nine student firefighters participated in a prescribed burn training held by the New York Wildfire and Incident Management Academy in a dry field of grass in Calverton. (Oct. 30, 2013)

Student firefighters participate in The New York Wildfire
(Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas)

Student firefighters participate in The New York Wildfire and Incident Management Academy's training exercise in a dry field of grass in Calverton. (Oct. 30, 2013)

Nine student firefighters participated in a prescribed burn
(Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas)

Nine student firefighters participated in a prescribed burn training held by the New York Wildfire and Incident Management Academy in a dry field of grass in Calverton. (Oct. 30, 2013)

The New York Wildfire and Incident Management Academy
(Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas)

The New York Wildfire and Incident Management Academy held a training exercise in a dry field of grass in Calverton. (Oct. 30, 2013)

Nine student firefighters participated in a prescribed burn
(Credit: Newsday/John Paraskevas)

Nine student firefighters participated in a prescribed burn training held by the New York Wildfire and Incident Management Academy in a dry field of grass in Calverton. (Oct. 30, 2013)

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