Wildfire Training

Registration and Course Information

Registration for all wildfire courses at the Wyoming Fire Academy can be found online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/wyoming-fire-academy-wildland-14980813739

  Please provide a valid email address during this process.

NWCG Nomination Forms are no longer required by the Wyoming Fire Academy to be submitted for registration.

Tuition: $75.00 per student, due prior to the first day of class. Preferred payments methods are check, money order, or credit card.

Cancellation PolicyYou must cancel two weeks prior to the start of class to avoid being charged for the class. If you fail to cancel within the two week time frame you (or your organization) will be charged $75.00 for holding your spot.

Questions: Please contact Rebecca Bestul, WFA Administrative Assistant at 307-856-6776 or rebecca.bestul@wyo.gov.

All classes are conducted at the Wyoming Fire Academy unless otherwise noted.

This training is brought to you as a cooperative effort between the Wyoming State Forestry Division and Wyoming State Fire Marshal's Office.

To see the Wyoming State Forestry Division Training calendar click here.


Wildfire Course Coordinators:
                                   
Ryan DeFord
Fire Training Specialist
Wyoming State Forestry Division
2500 Academy Court
Riverton, WY 82501
Office: 307-856-0027
Fax: 307-856-6563
ryan.deford@wyo.gov 
 Ian Kraft 
Training Division Manager
Wyoming Fire Marshal's Office
2500 Academy Court
Riverton, WY 82501
Office: 307-856-6776 
Fax: 307-856-6563
ian.kraft@wyo.gov
 Tuition Payments:
DFPES
Wyoming Fire Academy
2500 Academy Court
Riverton, WY 82501
Office: 307-856-6776
                                                                                                           





Additional Wildland Courses


S-130/190, Firefighter Training/Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior


Date: 10/27/2017 – 10/29/2017 (43.5 Instructor led hours and 4 hours of practical) 
Time: 0800-1700 Daily
Instructor(s): Ken Metzler

Notes: No Pre-course work required. PPE required

Course Description:
S-130: This course is designed to provide entry level firefighters skills. Field time is encouraged, and many of the units are set up so they can be taught in either the classroom or the field. The field exercise for Unit 12 is required. A version of L-180, Human Factors on the Fireline, has been included as part of this course.  

S-190: This course provides instruction in the primary factors affecting the start and spread of wildfire and recognition of potentially hazardous situations. S-190 is typically taught in conjunction with or prior to Basic Firefighter Training, S-130. It is designed to meet the fire behavior training needs of a firefighter type 2 (FFT2) on an incident as outlined in the PMS 310-1, Wildland Fire Qualification System Guide and the position task book developed for the position.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Any questions can be directed to Ken Metzler at the Wyoming Fire Academy (307) 857-6820 or by email at ken.metzler@wyo.gov

Click here to register for this class.


 S-215, Fire Operations in the Wildland/Urban Interface

Date: 11/3/2017 – 11/5/2017 (24 hour course) 
Time: 0800-1700 Daily
Instructors: Ken Metzler

Notes: No Pre-course work required. No PPE required

Course Description:  This is an instructor-led course intended to be presented at the local level. Instructional units include firefighter safety in the interface, managing human factors in the interface, pre-incident planning, size up and initial strategy, structure triage, structure protection overview, tactics in the interface, tactical operations and resource use in the interface, action assessment, plan update, and after action review.


The cost is $75.00 per class. The fee maybe paid: At the door, by mail, or by phone.  To make a credit card payment by phone, call Becky at 307-856-6776. Mailed payments can be sent to the Wyoming Fire Academy, 2500 Academy Court, Riverton, WY, 82501. Please make checks out to DFPES.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Any questions can be directed to Ken Metzler at the Wyoming Fire Academy (307) 857-6820 or by email at ken.metzler@wyo.gov

Click here to register for this class.