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.

June 12 through June 16, 2023 - Oakland, Maryland

​Registration Information

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.

See the 2023 Pack Test Announcement below for registration details

March 16, 2023 - Sandy Point State Park - Anne Arundel County

​March 29, 2023 - Fort Frederick State Park - Washington County

2023 Pack Test and Refresher Announcement

Work Capacity Guide and Related Forms: https://www.fs.usda.gov/managing-land/fire/safety/wct 


Mid-Atlantic Wildfire Training Academy 

June 12 - 16, 2023 - Garrett College in McHenry, MD​

Registration is scheduled to OPEN to the public in late March / early April.​



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 410-692-2072 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