Prescribed Fire Training Center
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The National Interagency Prescribed Fire Training Center (NIPFTC) offers a unique programs that blend prescribed burning experience with a flexible curricula 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 the 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 urban interface.

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

20-Day Training Opportunity - Mix Module

The 20-Day Mixed Module Sessions are programs designed to give individuals an opportunity to increase their prescribed fire parctitioner and leadership skills. Application deadline for 2023 sessions is October 15, 2022.


NIPFTC Cooperators work with our participants to provide valuable learning opportunities.  

Fire Leadership for Women - 20 Day Training Opportunity

The 20-Day FLFW Sessions are programs that use prescribed fire as a catalyst to bring women together to become strong and assertive leaders, and to enhance longevity and success for women in wildland fire management. The application...

Field Coordinator Detail Opportunity

Field Coordinators work with the NIPFTC modules, offering trainees support and direction.  They serve as NIPFTC's ambassadors to our cooperators. The application deadline for the 2023 sessions is October 5, 2022.

Agency Administrators Workshop
Prescribed Fire Workshop for Agency Administrators

The Agency Administrator Workshop is a program that offers a fluid agenda to meet attendee needs, focused on Program Management, Risk Management and Burn Plans. The application deadline for either workshop is September 10, 2022.

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PFTC Steering Committee

The Steering Committee has voting reps from BIA, BLM, NPS, USFS, USFWS and the National Association of State Foresters.  Non-voting members include TNC, USFS R8, USFWS SE Region, and the USFS Director of National Training Centers.

PFTC Staff

The PFTC staff is an interagency collaboration amoung the USFWS, USFS and Tall Timbers.

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Visual Media

Yearly photo galleries, and links to the PFTC Facebook Page, and YouTube channel.