Shared training opportunity from the US Forest Service Southern Area Training Coordinator:
The Southern Area is hosting a nationally accredited Geographic Area Engine Academy in May 2022. Engine Academies provide a standardized platform for all engine operators to be instructed to consistent and professional standards. Academies provide opportunities for students to develop their pumping, driving, and maintenance skills while applying the risk management process in a variety of environments.
Provide students with opportunities to develop their working knowledge and skills of fire apparatus operations including driving, maintenance, and pumping. Curriculum will provide the foundation to build leadership skills and improve real-time risk management for the students. Upon successful completion Academy students may earn Certificates for PMS-491 (Engine Operator), EVOC, Winch Safety/Operations, and the National Standard for GAENAC, as appropriate.
This intense 80-hour course is designed for firefighters looking to gain an in-depth working knowledge of wildland fire engines, specifically engine operators. It is not recommended for first year firefighters.
Prerequisite Qualifications and Training
Qualified as Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2); S-211 Portable Pumps and Water Use
A Wildland Fire Learning Portal account is required for all selected students and will be used to administer course prework and learning materials.
Click here 2022 Nomination and Student Info Form (google.com) to submit a nomination. Note: Students selected for the cancelled 2020 academy will be given priority selection, however you MUST submit a new nomination form.
Course Dates: May 4-13, 2022
Course Location: National Responder Preparedness Center, Greenville, KY
Nominations Due: February 28, 2022
Lodging: Students will be required to stay onsite in provided accommodations.
Prework: Opens March 16, 2022 – Due April 15, 2022
Academy Incident Commander