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.
2020 Courses Dates  
Basic Fire | S-130, S-190, L-180, I-100 | May 11th - 15th 05/11/2020 - 05/15/2020  
Facilitative Instructor | M-410 | May 11th - 15th 05/11/2020 - 05/15/2020  
Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior | May 11th - May 14th 05/11/2020 - 05/14/2020  
Extended Attack Incident Commander | S-300 | May 11th - May 13th 05/11/2020 - 05/13/2020  
Organizational Leadership in Wildland Fire | L-480 | May 11th - May 15th 05/11/2020 - 05/15/2020  
Smoke Management | RX-410 | May 11th - May 14th 05/11/2020 - 05/14/2020  
Crew Boss Single Resource | S-230 | May 11th - May 13th 05/11/2020 - 05/13/2020  
Heritage Paraprofessional | May 12th - May 14th 05/12/2020 - 05/14/2020  
Task Force/Strike Team Leader | S-330 | May 13th - May 15th 05/13/2020 - 05/15/2020  
Engine Boss | May 14th - May 15th 05/14/2020 - 05/15/2020  
Heavy Equipment Boss | May 18th - May 20th 05/18/2020 - 05/20/2020  
Firing Operations in the WUI | May 18th - May 20th 05/18/2020 - 05/20/2020  
Basic Air Operations | May 18th - May 19th 05/18/2020 - 05/19/2020  
Fellowship to Leadership | L-280 | May 18th - May 20th 05/18/2020 - 05/20/2020  
Field Observer | May 18th - May 20th 05/18/2020 - 05/20/2020  
Intro to Wildland Fire Behavior | S-390 | May 18th - May 22nd 05/18/2020 - 05/22/2020  
Division Group Supervisor | S-339 | May 18th - May 20th 05/18/2020 - 05/20/2020  
IROC Session A | May 18th - May 19th 05/18/2020 - 05/19/2020  
RX-301/341 Blended | May 18th - May 22nd 05/18/2020 - 05/22/2020  
Helicopter Manager | S-372 | May 18th - May 21st 05/18/2020 - 05/21/2020  
Portable Pumps and Water Use | S-211 | May 19th - May 21st 05/19/2020 - 05/21/2020  
IROC Session B | May 20th - May 21st 05/20/2020 - 05/21/2020  
Fire Fighter Type 1 | S-131 | May 21st - May 22nd 05/21/2020 - 05/22/2020