- NWCG Online Courses
National NWCG Training Courses/Schedule
FEMA Online Courses
SD Wildfire Academies
Colorado Wildfire Academy
Nebraska Wildfire Academy
Hosting a training
- Contact the South Dakota Wildland Fire (SDWF) Training Officer (605-393-4229) and coordinate classes for your department or area.
- SDWF no longer assists with National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) S-130/190/L-180 classroom instruction. SDWF will assist with practicals (field day) after completion of the online classes; contact the Training Officer for assistance if needed.
NWCG Online courses
FEMA Online courses
SDWF provides Wildfire Academy training three times per year across the state. Contact the Training Specialist for assistance.
- Central Region- Usually held in Fort Pierre in mid-March.
- Western Region- Usually held in Rapid City in mid-February.
- Eastern Region- Usually held in Tea in early March.
SDWF has funding available to volunteer fire departments through the Volunteer Fire Assistance program managed by our Chief of Operations (605-393-8011). This fund can pay for 50% of most travel, rooms, per diem, and registration for firefighters if funding is available. This program makes training cost effective for volunteer fire departments.