The National Interagency Prescribed Fire Training Center (NIPFTC) offers unique programs that blend prescribed burning experience with a flexible curriculum covering foundational topics for prescribed fire practitioners and fire and fuels managers. Emphasis is placed on field experience, providing maximum opportunities for a multitude of organizations and agencies (including international participants, non-governmental organizations, and federal, state, local, and tribal government agencies) to build skills and knowledge of prescribed fire.

NIPFTC's headquarters are in Tallahassee, Florida at the Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy. Training locations are dispersed throughout Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas. The southeast is an ideal site for NIPFTC due to the year-round burning programs of several agencies, broad prescription windows, and the high level of interagency cooperation. Participants travel to several remote sites during their trainings to take advantage of prescribed burning and learning opportunities with a variety of agencies, fuel types, and challenges such as wildland urban interface.

Programs include Fire Leadership for Women (FLFW) 20-Day Sessions, Mixed Module 20-Day Sessions, and Agency Administrators Workshops. NIPFTC also provides detail opportunities.

Cooperators
The National Interagency Prescribed Fire Training Center (NIPFTC) couldn't have the success it enjoys without our cooperators. These host units work with our attendees, both the 20-Day Session modules and the Agency Administrators Workshop…
Mix Module 20-Day Session
Mixed Module 20-Day Session Video Overview The National Interagency Prescribed Fire Training Center (NIPFTC) Mixed Module 20-Day Session is a program designed to give individuals an opportunity to increase their prescribed fire…
Fire Leadership for Women (FLFW) 20-Day Session
FLFW 20-Day Session Video Overview Women make up only 10% of the wildland firefighting community. The National Interagency Prescribed Fire Training Center (NIPFTC) aims to use prescribed fire as a catalyst to bring women together to become…
Field Coordinator Detail
Overview There is a need for detailers to work with the National Interagency Prescribed Fire Training Center (NIPFTC) for a period of up to 25 days. The detailer will serve as a Field Coordinator, handling coordination between the…
Agency Administrators Workshop
Agency Administrators Workshop Video Overview Agency Administrators and Line Officers are being tasked to aggressively implement fuels management programs. This consists of gaining additional skills to effectively manage evolving fuels…
NIPFTC Steering Committee
Background July 10, 1997 was the first organizational meeting of the Prescribed Fire Training Center. It was just a concept on paper at the beginning of the meeting. The question was asked if a program could be ready in January 1998. At…
NIPFTC Staff
The National Interagency Prescribed Fire Training Center (NIPFTC) has always been an interagency collaboration. This includes the staff. The USFWS has supported the Director position since the second year of NIPFTC’s existence. The USFS…
Visual Media
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