Prescribed Fire Training Center
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The Prescribed Fire Training Center has always been an interagency collaboration. This includes the staff. The USFWS has supported the Director position since the second year of the Center’s existence. The USFS has supported the administrative staff, which has fluctuated in number of positions over the years. Currently there is an Administrative Specialist. In the past the Operations Specialist position has been filled by The Nature Conservancy and National Park Service personnel however is now filled by a USFS person. The Training Specialist was once provided by The Nature Conservancy and is now filled with a Tall Timbers employee.

Robert Trincado
Robert Trincado - PFTC Director

Robert’s passion for prescribed fire and training has very deep roots. His career as a wildland firefighter started in...

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Carolyn Detwiler
Carolyn Detwiler - Administrative Specialist

Carolyn started her Forest Service career with the National Forests in Florida in January 1978. While working full time...

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Greg Seamon
Greg Seamon - Fire Training Specialist

Greg Seamon has been involved in prescribed fire and wildfire since the 80s, working primarily in the Southeast. Greg...

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Mark Ploski
Mark “Maverick” Ploski - Operations Specialist

Mav started his career with the Forest Service Extension Office through West Virginia University from 1991-1993 on Gypsy...

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