The National Advanced Fire & Resource Institute (NAFRI) is a national level training center serving the interagency wildland fire community through the development and implementation of fire, fuels, resource, and incident management skills and educational processes.

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NAFRI partners with the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) and course Steering Committees comprised of subject matter experts to manage and...
NAFRI building
National Advanced Fire & Resource Institute (NAFRI) is located in south Tucson, about 2 miles from the Tucson International Airport.
Question and Answers to the most common questions we are asked here at NAFRI.

NAFRI Director - John Burfiend

John has served as the NAFRI Director since May 2014. For over 25 years, he has worked in various positions in wildland fire management. Most recently he served as the US Forest Service Air Attack Supervisor for the Southwest Regional Office in Albuquerque, NM.

Additional Information

The following are guidelines needed to balance the need for access with appropriate security requirements. At this time, broadband Internet access is not available for non-Forest Service (FS) computers. As an alternative, we do have a guest DSL wireless service where a maximum of 10 devices can be connected at one time. We also have several FS computers available for limited Internet use in the faculty and participant workrooms. In addition, Non-FS laptops can be used at NAFRI as stand-alone computers.
We have upgraded our Video Tele-Conferencing (VTC) capability with the addition of a second VTC system. The new system has been integrated into our Audio Visual control system for the "Sonoran" auditorium. We have also replaced the two 8X cameras we previously had with 16X HD cameras plus added a third 16X HD camera and a 52” LCD Monitor. These changes gave us the ability to select which of the three cameras video image we will broadcast to other VTC site(s). Plus, here at NAFRI, simultaneously being able to view video from the others site(s) while being able to project a visual on the large auditorium screen that is also being broadcast to the other VTC site(s).