Arkansas River Valley Wildland Fire Academy

 

The Arkansas River Valley Wildland Fire Academy is entering its 22nd 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.

Instructions for Nominations and Registration

  • Nomination forms are required to be completed and submitted for each course that you would like to take
  • Click on the NOMINATE box and complete the nomination form and submit
  • Please email your completed Nomination form to Tim Nutley - timothy.nutley@usda.gov
  • Your nomination form will be reviewed and once accepted you will receive an email stating that your nomination was approved and then you can proceed with registration for the 2020 Arkansas River Valley Wildland Fire Academy
  • You will not be allowed to register for the 2020 AWFA until your nomination form is submitted, reviewed, and accepted
  • Nomination forms can be submitted between the dates of January 13, 2020 and February 29, 2020
  • Registration will open on March 8, 2020 and will end on April 4, 2020
  • No LATE NOMINATIONS or REGISTRATIONS will be accepted
2020 Courses Dates  
Basic Fire | S-130, S-190, L-180, I-100 | May 11th - 15th 05/11/2020 - 05/15/2020 NOMINATE
Facilitative Instructor | M-410 | May 11th - 15th 05/11/2020 - 05/15/2020 NOMINATE
Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior | S-290 | May 11th - May 14th 05/11/2020 - 05/14/2020 NOMINATE
Extended Attack Incident Commander | S-300 | May 11th - May 13th 05/11/2020 - 05/13/2020 NOMINATE
Organizational Leadership in Wildland Fire | L-480 | May 11th - May 15th 05/11/2020 - 05/15/2020 NOMINATE
Smoke Management | RX-410 | May 11th - May 14th 05/11/2020 - 05/14/2020 NOMINATE
Crew Boss Single Resource | S-230 | May 11th - May 13th 05/11/2020 - 05/13/2020 NOMINATE
Heritage Paraprofessional | May 12th - May 14th 05/12/2020 - 05/14/2020 NOMINATE
Task Force/Strike Team Leader | S-330 | May 13th - May 15th 05/13/2020 - 05/15/2020 NOMINATE
Engine Boss | S-231 | May 14th - May 15th 05/14/2020 - 05/15/2020 NOMINATE
Initial Attack IC | S-200 | May 14th - 15th 05/14/2020 - 05/15/2020 NOMINATE
Heavy Equipment Boss | S-236 | May 18th - May 20th 05/18/2020 - 05/20/2020 NOMINATE
Firing Operations in the WUI | S-215 |May 18th - May 20th 05/18/2020 - 05/20/2020 NOMINATE
Basic Air Operations | S-270 | May 18th - May 19th 05/18/2020 - 05/19/2020 NOMINATE
Followership to Leadership | L-280 | May 18th - May 20th 05/18/2020 - 05/20/2020 NOMINATE
Field Observer | S-244 | May 18th - May 20th 05/18/2020 - 05/20/2020 NOMINATE
Intro to Wildland Fire Behavior | S-390 | May 18th - May 22nd 05/18/2020 - 05/22/2020 NOMINATE
Division Group Supervisor | S-339 | May 18th - May 20th 05/18/2020 - 05/20/2020 NOMINATE
IROC Session A | May 18th - May 19th 05/18/2020 - 05/19/2020 NOMINATE
RX-301/341 Blended | May 18th - May 22nd 05/18/2020 - 05/22/2020 NOMINATE
Helicopter Manager | S-372 | May 18th - May 21st 05/18/2020 - 05/21/2020 NOMINATE
Portable Pumps and Water Use | S-211 | May 19th - May 21st 05/19/2020 - 05/21/2020 NOMINATE
IROC Session B | May 20th - May 21st 05/20/2020 - 05/21/2020 NOMINATE
Fire Fighter Type 1 | S-131 | May 21st - May 22nd 05/21/2020 - 05/22/2020 NOMINATE