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 17 through October 20, 2022 - Edgewood, MD - Harford County

2022 Fall Basic Fire Training Announcement

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.

2023 RT-130 and Work Capacity (Pack) Test dates will be announced in early 2023

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


Mid-Atlantic Wildfire Training Academy 

2023 Mid Atlantic Wildfire Training Academy will be held at Garrett College in McHenry, MD. Dates and registration details will be announced in early 2023.​



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