Community Wildfire Mitigation Best Practices Training

MAP KICKSTART GRANT PROGRAM

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).

APPLY HERE

Community Wildfire Mitigation Best Practices (CW-MBP) Training: 2-Day Short Course
FIRE-RESCUE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Pre-conference date details TBD. Click HERE for more information & to register for the conference.

San Antonio, Texas | August 2022

Community Wildfire Mitigation Best Practices (CW-MBP) Training: 2-Day Short Course
NATIONAL COHESIVE WILDLAND FIRE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY
Pre-conference date details TBD. Click HERE for more information & to register for the conference.

Asheville, North Carolina | November 2022

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

APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP HERE.

The following courses  have  been approved to be added to the IQCS application on 10/19/2021 for qualification management. The course will be identified as required training for two new positions being added to the 2022 Federal Wildland Fire Qualifications Supplement.

• N9073, Mitigation Best Practices
• Course Description: Wildfire Mitigation Best Practices concentrates on science, methods and tools demonstrated to engage communities/residents, to eliminate ineffective practices and increase community fire adaptation.
• Course Creation Date: 10/12/2021 

Community Wildfire Mitigation Best Practices Training: Virtual Course
March  28 – May 29, 2022
CURRENTLY FULL

To be considered for future virtual classes (Fall course TBD) apply HERE.
You may view an example of the class syllabus HERE.

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.

Community Wildfire Mitigation Best Practices Training: 1-Week Comprehensive Course
TBD | 2022

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

Wendie Warner.