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.

October 26 - October 30, 2020 - West Friendship Fire Deparetment, Howard County

2020 Fall Training Announcement

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

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 410-692-2072 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
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