Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (in partnership with the Arizona Prescribed Fire Council, Fire Learning Network and others)

This is a great opportunity to get hands on experience in all aspects of prescribed fire. Participants will serve in qualified and trainee firefighting positions on a prescribed fire module. Participants will assist with preparation, scouting, igniting, holding, mop-up and patrol on numerous prescribed fires in the Greater Flagstaff area. Participants will also train with appropriate equipment and practice fireline leadership skills. The SWFSC will be offering travel grants totaling $960 (up to $480 each) and anyone in the fire community may apply. Click here for more information about this training.

Smokey skies – What does it mean to ME?

We are planning a smoke workshop to bring together all stakeholders, including, but not limited to: federal and state regulatory and fire management agencies, tribal personnel and members, non-governmental organizations and community groups, members of the general public who would like to learn more.

This will be an interactive, inclusive workshop scheduled for November 6-8, 2014 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We are also looking at ways to deliver this workshop virtually or in small group sessions at an alternate location in addition to the primary location of Albuquerque.

Please stay tuned to this website for more information!

If you have suggestions for this workshop, please contact the SWFSC Coordinator, Barb Satink Wolfson at: swfireconsortium@gmail.com.


Large Wildland Fires:  Social, Political and Ecological Effects, Association for Fire Ecology (AFE) and International Association for Wildland Fire (IAWF) co-hosting May 19-23, 2014 in Missoula, MT

Wildland Fire Canada:  Integration and Accountability in Halifax, Nova Scotia October 7-9, 2014.