MILTON — The Florida Forest Service and University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service will conduct a Certified Pile Burners Course 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 30, at the Santa Rosa County Extension Office, 6263 Dogwood Drive in Milton.

Students will learn how to burn piles legally, safely and efficiently. During dry periods, certified pile burners receive priority for authorization to burn. Additionally, certified pile burners may burn up to two hours longer per day and obtain multiple-day authorizations.

Course topics include fire weather, smoke management, open burn regulations, planning and implementation, safety and public relations. The course will conclude with an exam.

The cost is $50 and includes lunch. Registration is required and class size is limited. Contact Bethany Diamond at 675-6654 or bethanydiamond@ufl.edu to register. A Florida Forest Service customer number is necessary to register.