The 9th Annual Nebraska Wildland Fire Academy took place April 2-10, 2016, at Fort Robinson State Park near Crawford. Watch highlights from the trainings in this short video.
The Academy provides quality fire and incident management training at little or no cost, and utilizes the expertise of local, state and federal firefighters to ensure the fire training needs of Nebraska and the surrounding region are met.
The Academy continues to grow in students and classes offered. In 2015, 16 all hazard incident management team trainees from seven local, county, state and federal agencies and organizations were on hand to work on position task books and assist in the administration of NWFA. In addition, students from seven states and 24 federal, state and local agencies and fire departments registered for the nine-day event.
Registration is just $38 per student per day ($33/day for students registered by February 28), with lodging available for as little as $30/night.
For more information, see the Nebraska Wildland Fire Academy
Online registration (click here for full course descriptions)
2016 course list
- RT-130 Annual Fireline Safety Refresher
S-130/S190/L-180 Basic Firefighting
- S-131 Advanced Firefighter Training
- S-133 Look Up, Look Down, Look Around
- S-200 Initial Attack Incident Commander
- S-211 Portable Pumps and Water Use
- S-212 Wildland Fire Chain Saws
S-219 Ignition Operations
- S-230 Crew Boss (Single Resource)
- S-236 Heavy Equipment Boss (NEW!)
- S-244 Field Observer (NEW!)
- S-290 Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior
- S-330 Task Force/Strike Team Leader
- S-359 Medical Unit Leader (NEW!)
- I-300 Intermediate ICS
Thanks to our NWFA partners!
Our sincere thanks to the folks from the following agencies and organizations for contributing to the success of the Nebraska Wildland Fire Academy: