Student Registration - Camp Edwards Wildland Fire Trainings - Fall 2017
During the past 17 years with the assistance of many partner organizations the Massachusetts Army National Guard (MAARNG) has sponsored and hosted wildland fire training at Camp Edwards. Training classes are offered free of charge to students with the intent of furthering wildland fire suppression and prescribed fire within Massachusetts and among the MAARNG’s many partner agencies.
Link to Announcements:
18 to 22 Sept. 2017 - S-130, S-190, L-180, IS100, & IS700
18 to 19 Sept. 2017 - S-131
19 to 21 Sept. 2017 - S-339
20 to 22 Sept. 2016 - S-211

Registration deadline is Friday, August 11th, 2017.

Note that space is limited, acceptance will be based on a first come first serve basis and programmatic need.

If you are interested in serving as field support, a Unit Instructor, or Lead Instructor please fill out the form at .

Course Registoring For *
Name for Certificate of Completion
Name as it should appear on a certificate, if different than full legal name.
Your answer
Email Address *
Email address we can send information to related to the training.
Your answer
Phone Number *
Phone number we can reach you at in the days leading up to the training.
Your answer
Mailing Address *
Address you can be contacted at leading up to the training.
Your answer
By completing this form and submitting it you are expressly stating that you are affiliated with the listed organization, will be affiliated with the organization during the training, and have your organizations and supervisors authorization to attend the training as part of your job duties.

If registration information changes the student must contact the course coordinator immediately by email with any changes.

Job Title
Your answer
Agency or Affiliation *
All students must be affiliated with an organization and participating in the trainings as part of that organization as either a paid employee or volunteer.
Your answer
Supervisors Full Name and Title *
Your answer
Supervisors Work Phone Number *
Your answer
Supervisors Work Email *
Your answer
First Name (Legal) *
As it Appears on Your Picture ID
Your answer
Middle Initial (Legal) *
As it Appears on Your Picture ID
Your answer
Last Name (Legal) *
As it Appears on Your Picture ID
Your answer
Date of Birth *
Driver's License Number *
You must bring this with you to access the base.
Your answer
Driver's License State of Issue *
You must bring this ID with you to access the base.
Your answer
If Staying in Base Housing Indicate if You are Male or Female *
Indicate What Nights You Will Need Base Housing *
Supplies are limited; class size may need to be reduced if we do not have sufficient PPE for students.
General PPE *
You are expected to bring your own leather gloves, eye protection (safety glasses or goggles), hearing protection (earplugs), canteens (two), and boots adequate for the fireline (no synthetic outer material and made of leather).
Nomex (or Armid) Outerwear *
In the event information provided is incorrect, inaccurate, or incomplete you may have difficulty entering the base, be denied accesses to the base, or removed from the accepted student list if initially accepted.

There is limited space in each class. If you will not be attending the trainings after you have registered let the Course Coordinator know immediately so that a person who may have been wait listed can attend.

Notification of acceptance will be emailed to students by Monday, September 5th, 2016.

Date Form Was Completed *
Certification of accuracy of information. *
By checking YES you are certifying that all information is accurate to the best of your ability and you will update the course coordinator of any changes.
Help us plan future trainings.

If you need to see detailed descriptions of trainings or what is required to be qualified in a position see the below links.

NIMS Wildland Fire Qualification System Guide (PMS 310-1)
NOTE: The flow chart poster is a good summary of the PMS 310-1

Field Manager's Course Guide (PMS 901-1)

Rate trainings that you or your orginization would bennifit from if offered in the next 1 to 2 years.
Do Not Know if Needed
Not Needed
Need - Low
Need - Moderate
Need - High
RX-301 - Prescribed Fire Implementation
RX-310 - Introduction to Fire Effects
RX-341 - Prescribed Fire Burn Plan Preparation
RX-410 - Smoke Management Techniques
ICS-200 - Basic ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
ICS-300 - Intermediate ICS, ICS for Supervisors and Expanding Incidents
L-280 - Followership to Leadership
M-410 - Facilitative Instructor
S-130/190, L-180, & IS100/700 (CLASSROOM) - Entry Level Wildland Firefighter
S-130/190, L-180, & IS100/700 (ONLINE/CLASSROOM) - Entry Level Wildland Firefighter
S-131 - Firefighter Type 1 Training
S-133 - Look Up, Look Down, Look Around
S-134 - Lookouts, Communications, Escape Routes, and Safety Zones (LCES)
S-200 - Initial Attack Incident Commander
S-211 - Portable Pumps and Water Use
S-203 - Introduction to Incident Information
S-212 - Wildland Fire Chain Saws
S-215 - Fire Operations in the Wildland/Urban Interface
S-219 - Firing Operations
S-230 - Engine Boss (Single Resource)
S-231 - Engine Boss (Single Resource)
S-244 - Field Observer
S-290(CLASSROOM) - Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior
S-290(ONLINE) - Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior
S-390 - Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior Calculations
S-490 - Advanced Fire Behavior Calculations
Custom Fire Weather Observer and Fire Effects Monitor Workshop
Custom Wildland Engine Operations and Tactics Workshop
BEHAVE PLUS Fire Behavior Workshop
Prescribed Burn Plan Preparation Workshop
Workshop on Fire Program Management for Local Land Managers
Custom Smoke Management Workshop
Mastication Project Planning and Implementation Workshop
Chain Saw Workshop
Tactical Decision Making with Sand Table (S-336 no longer listed as course)
Suppression Tactics Workshop
List and described other trainings that might be needed.
Your answer
Indicate if You Have an Interest in Helping with Future Trainings - If Yes List Your NWCG Qualifications
The best way to learn is to teach. We are always in need of field assistance, unit leaders, and lead instructors for these trainings. GIVE BACK TO THE MASSACHUSETTS PRESCRIBED FIRE COMMUNITY AND IMPROVE YOUR OWN SKILLS
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If you think Massachusettes need a prescribed fire council indicate yes or no and if yes briefly state why.
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Joel R. Carlson
Principal Consultant and Owner
Northeast Forest & Fire Management, LLC
Phone: (508) 274-2234
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