The National Interagency Prescribed Fire Training Center (NIPFTC) Mixed Module 20-Day Session is a program designed to give individuals an opportunity to increase their prescribed fire practitioner skills and gain confidence in their own ability to conduct prescribed fires and assume leadership roles in their home unit's fire program.
During the 20-day session, participants will experience 10 to 12 days of hands-on burning in complex situations such as wildland urban interface and various fuel types, and will work with several different agencies and organizations with unique management objectives. Participants will gain up-to-date knowledge on prescribed fire safety, prescribed fire planning, smoke screening tools, monitoring, and current fire policy. They will also learn how prescribed fire practitioners have developed successful programs and public support.
The variety of field experience, along with the different prescriptions, planning procedures, and techniques of the various agencies and organizations, offers an accelerated learning program that will increase the home unit's capacity in fire management leadership. Participant progress will be evident through documenting training assignments and completion of tasks in NWCG Position Task Books.
There are 5 opportunities to participate in a 20-day session:
- January session: 01/07/2024 through 01/26/2024
- February session: 02/11/2024 through 03/01/2024
- March session: 03/10/2024 through 03/29/2024
- April session: 04/07/2024 through 04/26/2024
- May session: 05/05/2024 through 05/24/2024
The application deadline for the 2024 sessions is October 15, 2023.
Watch the 'NIPFTC 20-Day Sessions' video about the training.