ALL courses listed below are at no cost to attend.

If you have questions in regard to applying for any of the classes, scholarships, or grants offered, please contact Wendie Warner.

Virtual Course

Community Wildfire Mitigation Best Practices Training

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

The next course will take place in the Fall of 2024, please click below to apply in order to be notified of the upcoming course start date.

Please read the course description review below before applying.

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 wildfires, how homes burn, and vegetation management practices. The course assumes you know how to mitigate, but that you could use support to engage 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 on-the-ground mitigation activities.

The training takes place over the course of nine weeks, with three to five hours of estimated work per week. While the work is at your own pace, you are required to meet the weekly deadlines.

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

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

2-Day Short Course

Community Wildfire Mitigation Best Practices Training

The short course is free to attend. If registering for a course held at a conference, you are not required to register for the conference to attend, BUT you MUST STILL REGISTER through the conference website. For courses not in association with a conference, your registration link will take you to a Google Form where you will be given the selection to choose which 2-Day Short Course you are interested in attending.

If you attend both days you will receive a certificate of completion for the 2-day short course.

If you are interested in getting the Incident Qualification and Certification System (IQCS) N9073 Training Certificate, you must complete pre-work, attend and actively participate in both days of training, and complete a Mitigation Action Plan (MAP) within two weeks of course completion. More details will be provided during the course.

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