Participation and Registration Information

Who can participate?

If you are affiliated with Washington state's local, state, federal or tribal firefighting agencies who participate in wildland fire suppression, you are eligible to register for an academy. You must also meet the qualification and prerequisite requirements specific to each course. 

Firefighter Jobs and Providing Equipment/Services
If you are not affiliated with a fire agency in Washington, and have an interest in seasonal firefighter positions, visit our Firefighter Jobs page.
If you are interested in providing professional resources (like heavy equipment, fallers and water tenders), want to establish an agreement with DNR, and need to obtain annual operator safety training, visit our Provide Equipment and Services page.

Registration Information

Registration opens in October for the fall/winter/spring training cycle, with specific session registration windows opening on a rolling basis. Each session registration will open approximately six weeks before the session start and close approximately two weeks before the session start; the registration open and close dates for each course are posted in the course offerings schedule.
Covid-19 protocols continue to be in place for all in-person academy courses. This will be updated as new guidance is released.
Register here for fall 2021 – spring 2022 Wildland Fire Academy courses
If you have additional questions about the academy offerings, contact Lois Anderson, Wildland Fire Academy Coordinator, at