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
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:
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.
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
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