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-270 Basic Air Operations
March 24 - 25, 2018
Rawlins, WY
Click here to register for class.

L-280, Followership to Leadership  

Date: 2/23/2018 – 2/25/2018  

Time: 0800-1700 Daily

Instructor: Ken Metzler

Pre-course work is required: Complete the reading assignment; write up brief responses to the three questions regarding the reading assignment. The entire assignment should not require more than one or two pages. Bring your assignment to class.

Link for Pre-Course work: http://www.fireleadership.gov/courses/L_280/L280_prework.html

Course Description: This training course is designed as a self-assessment opportunity for individuals preparing to step into a leadership role. The course combines one day of classroom instruction followed by a second day in the field with students working through a series of problem solving events in small teams (Field Leadership Assessment Course). Topics include leadership values and principles, transition challenges for new leaders, situational leadership, team cohesion factors, ethical decision making, and after action review techniques. Some course delivery may be arduous in nature.  

Click here to register for class.


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

Date: 3/16/2018 – 3/18/2018    

Time: Friday: 1800 – Sunday: 1700  

Instructor:  Ken Metzler

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. Credit should be issued for both S-130 and L-180 upon completion of this course.

Course Description 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. 

Click here to register for class.

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

Date: 4/20/2018 – 4/22/2018   

Time: Friday 6:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Instructor:  Ken Metzler

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, sizeup 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.

Click here to register for class.


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

Date: 6/1/2018 – 6/3/2018   

Time: 0800 – 1700 Daily

Instructor:  Ken Metzler

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. Credit should be issued for both S-130 and L-180 upon completion of this course.

Course Description 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.

Click here to register for class.


S-212, Wildland Fire Chain Saws  

Date: 6/8/2018 – 6/10/2018   

Time: 0800 – 1700 Daily

Instructor:  Ken Metzler

Course Description: This is an instructor-led course intended to be presented at the local level. The course lessons provide introduction to the function, maintenance and use of internal combustion engine powered chain saws, and their tactical wildland fire application. Field exercises support entry level training for firefighters with little or no previous experience in operating a chain saw, providing hands-on cutting experience in surroundings similar to fireline situations.

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 S-219, Firing Operations  

Date: 6/15/2018 – 6/17/2018   

Time: 0800 – 1700 Daily

Instructor:  Ken Metzler

Link for Pre-Course work: http://onlinetraining.nwcg.gov/node/178. Bring to class.

Course Description: This course was developed using a blended approach to learning, meaning that it contains a mix of online and instructor-led training (ILT). Students are required to complete the online training portion of the course prior to taking the ILT. The course introduces the roles and responsibilities of a firing boss (FIRB) and outlines duties of other personnel who may engage firing operations. The course discusses and illustrates common firing devices and techniques. Although comprehensive in nature, the course work is not a substitute for the dynamic fire environment. The course provides students with important information regarding general tasks required to be successful. Any opportunity to show students a real ignition or demonstrate the use of an actual firing device will assist in transferring these new concepts and skills to the job. There is an optional field day outlined in the course, it is the discretion of the delivery unit to include the field day, however, if logistically feasible it is suggested by NWCG that a field day be conducted.

**Full Personal Protection Equipment is required for this class as there will be a field exercise.

Click here to register for class.