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.
Course Dates Apply
Basic Fire | S-130, S-190, L-180, I-100 | May 13th - 17th 05/13/2019 - 05/17/2019 APPLY
Facilitative Instructor | M-410 | May 13th - 17th 05/13/2019 - 05/17/2019 APPLY
Firefighter Type 1 | S-131 | May 13th - 14th 05/13/2019 - 05/14/2019 APPLY
Intro to Wildland Fire Behavior Calculations | S-390 | May 13th - 17th 05/13/2019 - 05/17/2019 APPLY
Extended Attack Incident Commander | S-300 | May 13th - 15th 05/13/2019 - 05/15/2019 APPLY
Heritage Paraprofessionals Course | May 14th - 16th 05/14/2019 - 05/16/2019 REGISTER
Applied Interagency Incident Business Management | S-261 | May 14th - 16th Cancelled  
WFDSS Training | May 14th - 15th 05/14/2019 - 05/15/2019 APPLY
Fire Operations in the WUI | S-215 | May 15th - 17th 05/15/2019 - 05/17/2019 APPLY
Followership to Leadership | L-280 | May 15th - 16th 05/15/2019 - 05/16/2019 APPLY
Engine Boss | S-231 | May 16th - 17th 05/16/2019 - 05/17/2019 APPLY
Crew Boss | S-230 | May 20th - 22nd 05/20/2019 - 05/22/2019 APPLY
Wildland Fire Chainsaws | S-212 | May 20th - 23rd 05/20/2019 - 05/23/2019 APPLY
Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior | S-290 | May 20th - 23rd 05/20/2019 - 05/23/2019 APPLY
Initial Attack Incident Command | S-200 | May 20th - 21st 05/20/2019 - 05/21/2019 APPLY
Basic Air Operations | S-270 | May 20th - 21st 05/20/2019 - 05/21/2019 APPLY
Task Force/Strike Team Leader | S-330 | May 20th - 22nd 05/20/2019 - 05/22/2019 APPLY
Division/Group Supervisor | S-339 | May 20th - 22nd 05/20/2019 - 05/22/2019 APPLY
Incident Leadership | L-381 | May 20th - 24th 05/20/2019 - 05/24/2019 APPLY
Expanded Dispatch | D-310 | May 20th - 24th 05/20/2019 - 05/24/2019 APPLY
Portable Pumps and Water Use | S-211 | May 22nd - 23rd 05/22/2019 - 05/23/2019 APPLY
Helicopter Crewmember | S-271 | May 22nd - 24th 05/22/2019 - 05/24/2019 APPLY
Firing Operations | S-219 | May 23rd - 24th 05/23/2019 - 05/24/2019 APPLY
Ground Support Unit Leader | S-355 | May 23rd - 24th Cancelled