Wildfire Training

Basic Wildfire Courses

The Maryland Forest Service Fire Management Staff offers the NWCG certified training courses S-130 - Wildland Firefighter; S-190 - Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior; and L-180 Human Factors on the Fireline. 

The next basic fire class will occur in June 2020.

Work Capacity (Pack) Test & RT-130 Annual Wildfire Refresher

The Maryland Forest Service Fire Management Staff is offering the NWCG certified training courses RT-130 – Annual Wildfire Safety Refresher and Work Capacity Test.

March 15, 2019 - Queen Anne's County - Registration Closed
March 29, 2019 - Fort Frederick State Park - Registration Closed

Work Capacity Guide: http://www.nwcg.gov/pms/pubs/pms304-2.pdf
Work Capacity Forms: http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/safety/wct/wct_index.html

Mid-Atlantic Wildfire Training Academy

Online Wildfire Training

Some wildland fire courses are now available online and others are available in a blended learning format with both online and field/classroom training. For Maryland students only, the online agency training administrator is Chris Smith. He can be contacted for assistance at 410-260-8517 or chris.smith2@maryland.gov.

Wildfire Courses available from the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG): http://onlinetraining.nwcg.gov/
National Incident Management Courses available from FEMA EMI: https://training.fema.gov/nims