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Online Fire Training Courses (online courses are at no cost)

NOTE:  You must have a FEMA Student Identification Number (SID#) to take most of these online courses.

Go to https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid/ to register for your FEMA SID#.

You will also need to register separately for NFA Online access to take most of these online courses.
Go to https://nfa.plateau.com/learning/user/login.do to obtain your User ID and password.

Course Number(s) Title of Class
IS-100.c (Same as I-100) Intro to ICS
IS-200.c ICS for Single Resources and Initial Attack
IS-700.b NIMS an Introduction
IS-800.c  National Response Framework, An Introduction
L-180 Human Factors on the Fireline
S-110 Basic Wildland Fire Orientation for Mobilization
S-130 Firefighter Training Take S-190 FIRST
S-190 Intro to Fire Behavior Take this BEFORE S-130
S-260 Interagency Incident Buisness Management
S-290 Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior
Firefighter Math Firefighter Math: Basic Field Calculations

Iowa DNR Fire Training Schedule

Due to COVID-19, this training calendar is subject to change.
Iowa Interagency Wildland Fire Training Calendar


Virtual RT-130 Annual Fireline Safety Refresher and Pack Test Information 2021
Due to Covid-19 we are having a virtual/self-study RT-130 Fireline Refresher for the 2021 season. Please download both PDF's below and use the "2021 Virtual Wildfire Safety Refresher" pdf as a guide to watching the self study videos and answering of the questions. The "Virtual RT-130 and WCT Time Verification Sheet" will be used to record your time and proof that you took the entire course, when finished please scan and email to Ryan Schlater for final sign off.

You can also mail to the following address:
Ryan Schlater- Fire Specialist
Iowa DNR Fire Program Headquarters
2404 S Duff Ave
Ames, Iowa 50010

Pack Tests for 2021 Season, NEW as of 12/1/2020
Everyone who is planning on going out on wildfires in 2021 will need to pack test prior to getting a red card. This is different than we previously thought, originally we had been told that we would have carryover of old pack test/red cards due to Covid-19. We now know that EVERYONE will need to take the pack test if they are going to actively go out on wildfires outside the state of Iowa in 2021.

Due to Covid-19, we will not have packs for participants to use, you will need to provide your own pack or vest to use during the pack test. We will have scales at the pack test locations to weight prior to the test. We anticipate doing the shelter deployment exercises at the pack tests as well, bring a face mask for that portion of the day. Please arrive 15 minutes early to the pack test to do both the shelter deployment exercise and the paperwork for the pack test. Pack test sites will be posted on the training link and some are within the PDF's below.



National and Regional Training 

For other wildland fire training opportunities:  http://www.nationalfiretraining.net/