Arkansas River Valley Wildland Fire Academy

 

The Arkansas River Valley Wildland Fire Academy is entering its 21st year at Arkansas Tech University. With an average attendance of over 300 students, the academy strives to meet the diverse needs of all firefighters by providing a well-rounded, safe and welcoming learning environment. Our mission is to enhance the abilities and skills of each firefighter in attendance.

This year the academy is offering courses geared towards wildland firefighters from all wildland fire agencies ranging from 4 to 40 hours in length. Each course is taught by instructors from state and federal agencies, allowing the academy to provide unique experiences as well as a wealth of professional knowledge and abilities to each course.

Mission:

The mission of the Arkansas River Valley Wildland Fire Academy is to provide professional wildland fire training that meets the National Wildfire Coordinating Group Standards.

Mission will be achieved by:

  • Providing concentrated, quality and professional training in an interagency environment.
  • Providing quality training that enhances advancement opportunities for attendees in the wildland firefighting profession.
  • Promoting safety and integrating the efforts of State, Federal, and Tribal organizations by utilizing the Incident Command System.
  • Facilitating a national approach to incident management by providing cognitive and hands-on experiences.

Upcoming Events

 
Event Dates Cost  
Basic Fire #1 | S-130, S-190, L-180, I-100 | May 14th - 18th 05/14/2018 - 05/18/2018 See Prices Register
Intro to Wildland Fire Behavior Calculations | S-390 | May 14th - 18th 05/14/2018 - 05/18/2018 See Prices Register
Facilitative Instructor | M-410 | May 14th - 17th 05/14/2018 - 05/17/2018 See Prices Register
Firefighter Type 1 | S-131 | May 14th 05/14/2018 See Prices Register
Fellowship to Leadership | L-280 | May 15th - 16th 05/15/2018 - 05/16/2018 See Prices Register
Fire Operations in the WUI | S-215 | May 16th - 18th 05/16/2018 - 05/18/2018 See Prices Register
Basic Air Operations | S-270 | May 17th - 18th 05/17/2018 - 05/18/2018 See Prices Register
Basic Fire #2 | S-130, S-190, L-180, I-100 | May 21st - 25th 05/21/2018 - 05/25/2018 See Prices Register
Initial Attack Incident Command | S-200 | May 21st - 22nd 05/21/2018 - 05/22/2018 See Prices Register
Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior | S-290 | May 21st - 24th 05/21/2018 - 05/24/2018 See Prices Register
Crew Boss | S-230 | May 21st - 23rd 05/21/2018 - 05/23/2018 See Prices Register
Wildland Fire Chainsaws | S-212 | May 21st - 24th 05/21/2018 - 05/24/2018 See Prices Register
Heavy Equipment Boss | S-236 | May 23rd - 25th 05/23/2018 - 05/25/2018 See Prices Register
Firing Operations | S-219 | May 24th - 25th 05/24/2018 - 05/25/2018 See Prices Register