Updated: 03/09/2013 - In the past year, 11 people have died in wildfires nationwide. Not to mention in November alone more than 9.2 million acres of forest, brushland and grassland was lost. With wildfires spreading fast and furious, the demand for trained fire crews is higher than ever. NowUW-Stevens Point is stepping up to meet that need with a wildland fire crew certification class. .