Community Wildfire Mitigation Best Practices Training

If you have questions in regards to applying for any of the classes, scholarships or grants offered, please contact 

Wendie Warner.

Virtual Course

Community Wildfire Mitigation Best Practices Training

September 19 - November 23, 2022

Community Wildfire Mitigation Best Practices (Mitigation Best Practices) is listed as N9073 within the IQCS application. The course is a required training for the Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Team Member (WMTM) and Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Team Lead (WMTL) positions with the USFS.

This national level training from Coalitions & Collaboratives, Inc. and the USDA Forest Service is designed for current or future mitigation specialists, wildfire program leads, and others who work with residents and their communities to reduce wildfire risk. The Mitigation Best Practices training concentrates on science, methods and tools that will help you engage communities/residents while also helping you to eliminate ineffective practices.  

Participants should come with a basic understanding of wildfire, how homes burn, and vegetation management practices. The course assumes you know how to mitigate, but that you could use support engaging your community. In this workshop, you will work through some of the greatest challenges facing our wildland urban interface communities. The course will help you break down ineffective practices to make space for the more effective ones with a focus on the on-the-ground mitigation activities.

Selection to participate in the training will be based on your answers provided and on submission date.

Click HERE to apply.
You may view a previous class syllabus HERE.

2-Day Short Course

Community Wildfire Mitigation Best Practices Training

NATIONAL COHESIVE WILDLAND FIRE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY

Asheville, North Carolina

November 2022

The short-course is free to attend and you are not required to register for the conference to attend. To receive N90873 equivalency certification, additional pre- and post-work is required of attendees.

Click HERE to register.

Travel Scholarship

If you are fire personnel, click HERE for more information on scholarships available to attend a CW-MBP Short Course or 1-Week Comprehensive In-Person Training.

Your department must be a member of the IAFC’s free national Ready, Set, Go! (RSG) Program and agree to record your mitigation efforts in the program’s online Achievement Management System (AMS). You can join RSG any time by submitting this application. You may also create an account online. Questions? Please email Cathie Larocca, RSG Program Manager, IAFC at clarocca@iafc.org. Cathie will be available in person at the CW-MBP pre-con sessions in San Antonio (August 2022) and Asheville (November 2022).

Apply for scholarship HERE.

Kickstart Grant

If you already have your CW-MBP certificate… COCO and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) are excited to announce a partnership to help fire organizations turn their ideas into reality through grant funding. 

Grants will take the form of micro-awards (up to $2,500) to support the implementation of a student’s
Mitigation Action Plan (MAP).

Your department must be a member of the IAFC’s free national Ready, Set, Go! (RSG) Program and agree to record your mitigation efforts in the program’s online Achievement Management System (AMS). You can join RSG any time by submitting this application. You may also create an account online. Questions? Please email Cathie Larocca, RSG Program Manager, IAFC at clarocca@iafc.org. Cathie will be available in person at the CW-MBP pre-con sessions in San Antonio (August 2022) and Asheville (November 2022)

Apply HERE.