Minnesota Fire Training Calendar

Year

Sponsor

Course
       

Online Courses

Course Number

Title

Sponsor

Location

Administrator

Remarks

IS-100

Introduction to ICS

FEMA

ONLINE

FEMA (Online)

Emergency Management Institute version of I-100

IS-200

Basic ICS

FEMA

ONLINE

FEMA (Online)

This course introduces students ICS 200 is designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently during an incident or event within the Incident Command System (ICS). ICS-200 provides training on and resources for personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within the ICS.

IS-700

National Incident Management System: An Introduction

FEMA

ONLINE

FEMA (Online)

This course introduces and overviews the National Incident Management System (NIMS). NIMS provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private-sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents

IS-800

National Response Framework

FEMA

ONLINE

FEMA (Online)

The course introduces participants to the concepts and principles of the National Response Framework. If this course is required for your ICS qualifications, please be sure to forward a copy of your certificate to your agency training coordinator so it can be added to your IQS records.

S-110

Basic Wildland Fire Suppression Orientation

NWCG

ON-LINE

Todd Manley
218.322.2683

MN DNR students contact Todd Manley for supporting materials.

S-260

Interagency Incident Business Management

MNICS

ON-LINE

John Kelly

Note this course requires a reference document Interagency Incident Business Management Handbook NFES 2160. MNDNR students contact the course administrator if you would like a hard copy of the book shipped to you.

 

2015 Classroom Courses

Dates

Course
Number

Title

Sponsor

Location

Nominations Due

Administrator

Remarks

March 27, 2015

WCT (State)

Work Capacity Test

MNDNR

Park Rapids DNR Forestry Office

Brad Witkin
218-732-3309

Start time is 1000. Meet at the Park Rapids DNR Forestry Office. Offering Arduous or Moderate on the high school track or roadway. Contact the Park Rapids DNR Forestry Office at 218-732-3309 to register.

March 28, 2015

WCT (State)

Work Capacity Test

MNDNR

Lake of the Woods School, Baudette MN

Wes Belanger
218-634-2172

Start time is 1000. Contact Wes Belanger at 218-634-2172x237 to sign up.

March 28, 2015

WCT (State)

Work Capacity Test

MNDNR

Park Rapids DNR Forestry Office, Park Rapids MN

2015-03-26

Brad Witkin
218-732-3309

Start time is 1000. Meet at the Park Rapids DNR Forestry Office. Offering Arduous or Moderate on high school track or roadway. Contact the Park Rapids DNR Forestry Office at 218-732-3309 to register.

March 28, 2015

WCT (State)

Work Capacity Test

MNDNR

Cheever Field Track (HCC) E 25th St, Hibbing MN

2015-03-26

Peter Leschak

Start time is 8:30 AM. Bring proper footwear and dress for the weather. Arrive early in order to stretch and complete paperwork. Call 218-231-8029 to register. (Backup date for inclement weather is April 4th at 8:30 AM)

March 28, 2015

WCT (State)

Work Capacity Test

MNDNR

Eveleth DNR Forestry, 7979 Hwy 37, Eveleth MN

2015-03-26

Nathan Eiting
218-735-3959

Start time is 11:00 AM. Bring proper footwear and dress for the weather. Arrive early in order to stretch and complete paperwork. Call 218-735-3959 to register. (Backup date for inclement weather is April 4th at 11:00 AM)

March 30 - April 3, 2015

S-203

Introduction to Incident Information

MNICS

MN Interagency Fire Center, Grand Rapids, MN

2015-02-27

Todd Manley
218.322.2683

March 31, 2015

WCT (State)

Work Capacity Test

MNDNR

Park Rapids DNR Forestry Office, Park Rapids MN

2015-03-30

Brad Witkin
218-732-3309

Moderate testing on treadmill. Contact the Park Rapids DNR Forestry Office at 218-732-3309 to register.

March 31, 2015

WCT (State)

Work Capacity Test

MNDNR

Fergus Falls High School, Fergus Falls MN

2015-03-30

Terrence (TJ) Clavin
218-846-8363

Start time is 1000. Call the Detroit Lakes DNR Forestry Office at 218-846-8363 to register.

March 31, 2015

WCT (State)

Work Capacity Test

MNDNR

Ralph Road, Cook MN, S18 of T62N-R18W

Thor Pakosz
218-753-4500x266

Outdoor test - dress for the weather. Meet at USFS, LaCroix RD garage for paperwork at 0930. Testing begins at 1000. Backup date for inclement weather is April 2, 2015.

March 31, 2015

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

USFS

Superior National Forest, Aurora District Office

Jeb Backe
218-365-7557

Start time is 0930. Superior NF employees will have priority in this class. If there is room, others will be accepted. Please contact Jeb Backe for details at 218-365-7557.

Full

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

MNDNR

Whitewater State Park Headquarters, 19041 Hwy. 74, Altura, MN 55910

Jim Edgar
507.765.2740

Bring your current (green) IRPG Sign up by calling or emailing: Jim Edgar DNR Forestry 912 Houston St. NW Preston, MN 55965 507-765-2740 jim.edgar@state.mn.us

April 01, 2015

WCT (State)

Work Capacity Test

MNDNR

Whitewater State Park Headquarters, 19041 Hwy 74, Altura MN 55910

2015-03-01

Jim Edgar
507.765.2740

MNDNR Personnel wishing to take this WCT need to send their completed Minnesota Work Capacity Test Nomination Form to Jim Edgar by March 1, 2015 (1630 hours). Personnel taking the WCT should only take the test necessary for the position they are performing. Time: Following the RT-130 session.

April 01, 2015

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

CPF

Walker MN

Tasha Woodwick
218.547.6002x136

Register with Tasha Woodwick at nswoodwick@fs.fed.us or 218-547-5130

FULL

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

MNDNR

Two Harbors Fire Hall, Two Harbors MN

2015-03-25

Aaron Mielke
+1 (218-834-1420)

Session is FULL. Start time is 0900. Call the Grand Marais Forestry Field Station at 218-834-1420 to pre-register.

April 01, 2015

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

USFS

Superior National Forest, Cook District Office

Jeb Backe
218-365-7557

Start time is 0930. Superior NF employees will have priority in this class. If there is room, others will be accepted. Please contact Jeb Backe for details at 218-365-7557

April 01, 2015

WCT (State)

Work Capacity Test

MNDNR

Bemidji MN

2015-03-25

Kelly Sande
218-308-2068

Start time is 1000. Call 218-308-2065 if you have questions. Backup date for inclement weather is April 7, 3015.

April 02, 2015

WCT (State)

Work Capacity Test

MNDNR

Ralph Engelstad Arena, Thief River Falls MN

2015-03-02

Josh Donatell
218.425.7793

Indoor Track. Time is 0830 - 0930. Contact Josh Donatell at 218-425-7793 to register by March 2, 2015.

April 02, 2015

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

MNDNR

Old Auditorium, 2nd St W and Hwy 32 Intersection, Thief River Falls MN

2015-03-27

Jason Ekstein
218-637-2156

Start time is 1000.

April 03, 2015

WCT (State)

Work Capacity Test

MNDNR

Irish Sports Dome 13901 S. Robert Trail Rosemount, MN 55068

2015-03-31

Jim Wilson
507 333 2012 ext. 223

April 04, 2015

WCT (State)

Work Capacity Test

MNDNR

Bagley MN

2015-03-27

Mike Ware
218-694-2146

Start time is 1000. Call 218-308-2065 if you have questions. Backup date for inclement weather is April 7, 2015.

April 6-10, 2015

L-180 / S-130 / S-190

Human Factors on the Fireline / Firefighter Training / Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior

MNDNR

Itasca State Park Interpretive Center

2015-03-16

Todd Manley
218.322.2683

April 06, 2015

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

MNDNR

MN Interagency Fire Center, 402 SE 11th St, Grand Rapids MN

Todd Manley
218.322.2683

To register, please call Gina Hale at 218-327-4436.

April 07, 2015

WCT (State)

Work Capacity Test

MNDNR

Park Rapids DNR Forestry Office, Park Rapids MN

2015-04-06

Brad Witkin
218-732-3309

Moderate testing on treadmill. Contact the Park Rapids DNR Forestry Office at 218-732-3309 to register.

April 08, 2015

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

USFS

Superior National Forest, Ely District Office

Jeb Backe
218-365-7557

Start time is 0930. Superior NF employees will have priority in this class. If there is room, others will be accepted. Pleae contact Jeb Backe for details at 218-365-7557.

April 09, 2015

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

MNDNR

DNR Area Office, 175 County Rd 26, Windom MN

Judy Markl
507.468.2248

Start time is 0900. Jim Edgar is instructing. Sign up by contacting Judy Markl at Phone 507-468-2248 or Email judy.markl@state.mn.us Bring your current (green) IRPG.

April 09, 2015

WCT (State)

Work Capacity Test

MNDNR

Saint Croix State Park

2015-04-01

Lance Meyen
320-245-6789

Start time is 1000. Call Lance Meyen at 320-245-6789 to register. Backup date for inclement weather is 4/10/15.

April 10, 2015

WCT (State)

Work Capacity Test

MNDNR

International Falls School Track, 1515 - 11th Street, International Falls MN

2015-03-10

Matt Wappler
+1 (218) 276-2237

Start time will be 0900, please arrive at least 15 minutes early to sign in and warm up. There will be a maximum of 3 heats held on the hour, beginning at 0900 with the final heat beginning at 1100. Maximum 12 participants per heat. Backup date for inclement weather is April 13, 2015.

April 14, 2015

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

MNDNR

Chippewa County Courthouse-Basement Assembly Area, 629 N 11th St, Montevideo MN

Walt Gessler
320-752-4394

Start time is 0900. Sign up by contacting Walt Gessler MN DNR-Division of Fish & Wildlife, Region 4 Roving Crew Supervisor, 3749 State Park Road, Montevideo MN 56265-4508, or (Office phone) 320-752-4394 or (Cell)507-766-3516. Bring your current (green) IRPG.

April 14, 2015

WCT (State)

Work Capacity Test

MNDNR

Park Rapids DNR Forestry Office, Park Rapids MN

2015-04-13

Brad Witkin
218-732-3309

Moderate testing on treadmill. Contact Park Rapids DNR Forestry to register at 218-732-3309.

April 14, 2015

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

TNC

Lake Bronson State Park, Visitor Center, Lake Bronson MN

2015-04-07

Jonathan Eerkes
218-436-3455

Time 0930 - 1400. Sign up by calling Jonathan Eerkes at 218-436-3455. Bring your own lunch. Local lunch facilities limited.

April 14, 2015

WCT (State)

Work Capacity Test

MNDNR

Ralph Road in Cook MN, S18 of T62N-R18W

Thor Pakosz
218-753-4500x266

Outdoor test - dress for the weather. Meet at the USFS, LaCroix RD garage for paperwork at 0930. Testing begins at 1000. Backup date for inclement weather is April 16, 2015.

April 15, 2015

WCT (State)

Work Capacity Test

MNDNR

High School Track, 600th Block of 17th St South, Montevideo MN

2015-03-15

John Kelly

Start time is 0900. Work Capacity Test Applicants will need to send the Minnesota Work Capacity Test nomination form in by March 15th (1630 hours)to John Kelly, course administrator at john.kelly@state.mn.us (Rain/Snow date April 16)

April 16, 2015

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

USFS

Superior National Forest Supervisor's Office, Duluth MN

2015-04-09

John Norton-Jensen
218-663-8609

Start Time is 0930. Please contact John Norton-Jensen at 218-663-8609 if interested in taking this course.

April 16, 2015

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

MNDOT

MN DOT Facility, St Cloud MN

Tina Warwick
320-223-6509

April 17, 2015

WCT (State)

Work Capacity Test

MNDNR

Johnson Park Track in Johnson Park, located at 400 N German Street, New Ulm MN

2015-03-17

John Kelly

Start time is 1000. MN DNR Personnel wishing to take this WCT need to send their completed MN Work Capacity Test Nomination Form to John Kelly, Course Administrator, by March 17th (1630 hours)at 507-696-5306 or john.kelly@state.mn.us (Rain/Snow date April 21)

April 17, 2015

WCT (State)

Work Capacity Test

MNDNR

Carlos Avery Shop

2015-04-14

Lisa Wagner
763-689-7100

Start time is 1000. Outdoor WCT on level gravel road. Backup date for inclement weather is April 24, 2015. Contact Lisa Wagner at 763-689-7100 x 231.

April 20, 2015

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

MNDNR

DNR Region HQ at 261 Hwy 15 S, New Ulm MN

John Kelly

Start time is 0900. Sign up by contacting John Kelly at john.kelly@state.mn.us Instructor is Tom Romaine. Bring your current (green)IRPG

April 22, 2015

WCT (Federal)

Work Capacity Test

USFS

Cascade Beach Rd, Lutsen MN

2015-04-10

John Norton-Jensen
218-663-8609

Start time is 0830. Stay tuned for weather day of test, may have to be rescheduled accordingly.

April 22, 2015

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

USFS

Gunflint Ranger Station, Grand Marais MN

2015-04-15

John Norton-Jensen
218-663-8609

Start time is 1030. Please contact John Norton-Jensen at 218-663-8609 if interested in taking this course.

May 12, 2015

WCT (State)

Work Capacity Test

MNDNR

Warroad High School (Outside), Warroad MN

2015-04-12

Josh Donatell
218.425.7793

Start time is 0930. Participants should contact Josh Donatell by April 12th, at Wannaska Forestry 218-425-7793. Will run as many sessions as needed.

May 14, 2015

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

USFS

Schroeder Town Hall, Schroeder MN

2015-05-07

John Norton-Jensen
218-663-8609

Start time is 0930. Please contact John Norton-Jensen at 218-663-8609 if interested in taking this course.

May 20, 2015

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

USFS

Superior National Forest, Ely District Office

Jeb Backe
218-365-7557

Start time is 0930. Superior NF employees will have priority in this class. If there is room, others will be accepted. Please contact Jeb Backe for details at 218-365-7557.

June 1-5, 2015

L-180 / S-130 / S-190

Human Factors on the Fireline / Firefighter Training / Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior

MNICS

Minnesota Wildfire Academy Itasca Community College

2015-05-12

Jeffrey Mayer
218-749-0320

Register for course at Advanced Minnesota .org

June 1-2, 2015

S-131

Advanced Firefighter Training

MNICS

Minnesota Wildfire Academy Itasca Community College

2015-05-12

Jeffrey Mayer
218-749-0320

Session 1 Register for Course at Advanced Minnesota.org This class is offered at two separate times during the Academy. Only sign up for one session.

June 01, 2015

S-133

Look Up, Look Down, Look Around

MNICS

Minnesota Wildfire Academy Itasca Community College

2015-05-12

Jeffrey Mayer
218-749-0320

Session 1 Register for course at Advanced Minnesota.org This class is offered at two separate times. Only sign up for one session.

June 1-2, 2015

S-200

Initial Attack Incident Commander

MNICS

Minnesota Wildfire Academy Itasca Community College

2015-05-12

Jeffrey Mayer
218-749-0320

Register for course at Advanced Minnesota.org

June 1-4, 2015

S-212

Wildfire Powersaws

MNICS

Minnesota Wildfire Academy Itasca Community College

2015-05-12

Jeffrey Mayer
218-749-0320

Register for course at Advanced Minnesota.org

June 1-4, 2015

S-215

Fire Operations in the Urban Interface

MNICS

Minnesota Wildfire Academy Itasca Community College

2015-05-12

Jeffrey Mayer
218-749-0320

Register for course at Advanced Minnesota.org

June 1-3, 2015

S-230

Crew Boss (Single Resource)

MNICS

Minnesota Wildfire Academy Itasca Community College

2015-05-12

Jeffrey Mayer
218-749-0320

Register for course at Advanced Minnesota.org

June 1-3, 2015

S-261

Applied Interagency Incident Business Management

MNICS

Minnesota Wildfire Academy Itasca Community College

2015-05-12

Jeffrey Mayer
218-749-0320

Register for course at Advanced Minnesota.org

June 1-2, 2015

S-270

Basic Air Operations

MNICS

Minnesota Wildfire Academy Itasca Community College

2015-05-12

Jeffrey Mayer
218-749-0320

Register for course at Advanced Minnesota.org

June 1-5, 2015

S-271

Helicopter Crew Member

MNICS

Minnesota Wildfire Academy Itasca Community College

2015-05-12

Jeffrey Mayer
218-749-0320

Register for course at Advanced Minnesota.org

June 1-4, 2015

S-290

Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior

MNICS

Minnesota Wildfire Academy Itasca Community College

2015-05-12

Jeffrey Mayer
218-749-0320

Register for course at Advanced Minnesota.org

June 1-2, 2015

S-355

Ground Support Unit Leader

MNICS

Minnesota Wildfire Academy Itasca Community College

2015-05-12

Jeffrey Mayer
218-749-0320

Register for course at Advanced Minnesota.org

June 1-2, 2015

L-280

Followership to Leadership

MNICS

Minnesota Wildfire Academy Itasca Community College

2015-05-12

Jeffrey Mayer
218-749-0320

Register for course at Advaced Minnesota.org

June 1-5, 2015

D-110

Dispatch Recorder

MNICS

Minnesota Wildfire Academy Itasca Community College

2015-05-12

Jeffrey Mayer
218-749-0320

Register for course at Advaced Minnesota.org

June 01, 2015

EVOC

Emergency Vehicle Operations Course

MNICS

Minnesota Wildfire Academy Itasca Community College

2015-05-12

Jeffrey Mayer
218-749-0320

Session 1 Register for course at Advanced Minnesota.org This class is offered at two separate times. Only sign up for one session.

June 2-4, 2015

S-219

Firing Operations

MNICS

MInnesota Wildfire Academy Itasca Community College

2015-05-12

Jeffrey Mayer
218-749-0320

Register for course at Advanced Minnesota.org

June 3-4, 2015

S-131

Advanced Firefighter Training

MNICS

Minnesota Wildfire Academy Itasca Community College

2015-05-12

Jeffrey Mayer
218-749-0320

Session 2 Register for course at Advanced Minnesota.org This class is offered at two separate times during the Academy. Only sign up for one session.

June 03, 2015

S-133

Look Up, Look Down, Look Around

MNICS

Minnesota Wildfire Academy Itasca Community College

2015-05-12

Jeffrey Mayer
218-749-0320

Session 2 Register for course at Advanced Minnesota.org This class is offered at two separate times. Only sign up for one session.

June 3-5, 2015

S-211

Portable Pumps and Water Use

MNICS

Minnesota Wildfire Academy Itasca Community College

2015-05-12

Jeffrey Mayer
218-749-0320

Register for course at Advanced Minnesota.org

June 3-5, 2015

S-244

Field Observer

MNICS

Minnesota Wildfire Academy Itasca Community College

2015-05-12

Jeffrey Mayer
218-749-0320

Register for course at Advanced Minnesota.org

June 3-5, 2015

S-346

Situation Unit Leader

MNICS

Minnesota Wildfire Academy Itasca Community College

2015-05-12

Jeffrey Mayer
218-749-0320

Register for course at Advanced Minnesota.org This course is also a FEMA E/L 964

June 03, 2015

EVOC

Emergency Vehicle Operations Course

MNICS

Minnesota Wildfire Academy Itasca Community College

2015-05-12

Jeffrey Mayer
218-749-0320

Session 2 Register for course at Advanced Minnesota.org This class is offered at two separate times. Only sign up for one session.

June 3-5, 2015

ICS-300

Intermediate Incident Command System

MNICS

Minnesota Wildfire Academy Itasca Community College

2015-05-12

Jeffrey Mayer
218-749-0320

Register for course at Advanced Minnesota.org

June 3-5, 2015

E-I

E-ISuite

MNICS

Minnesota Wildfire Academy Itasca Community College

2015-05-12

Jeffrey Mayer
218-749-0320

Register for course at Advanced Minnesota.org

June 4-5, 2015

S-231

Engine Boss (Single Resource)

MNICS

Minnesota Wildfire Academy Itasca Community College

2015-05-12

Jeffrey Mayer
218-749-0320

Register for course at Advanced Minnesota.org

June 05, 2015

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

MNICS

Minnesota Wildfire Academy Itasca Community College

2015-05-12

Jeffrey Mayer
218-749-0320

Register for course at Advanced Minnesota.org

June 08, 2015

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

USFS

Gunflint Ranger Station, Grand Marais MN

2015-06-01

John Norton-Jensen
218-663-8609

Start time is 0930. Please contact John Norton-Jensen if interested in taking this course.

June 12, 2015

WCT (Federal)

Work Capacity Test

USFS

Cascade Beach Rd, Lutsen MN

2015-06-05

John Norton-Jensen
218-663-8609

Start time is 1000. Stay tuned for weather day of test, may have to be rescheduled accordingly.

October 7-8, 2015

L-280

Followership to Leadership

MNICS

MIFC

2015-08-28

Todd Manley
218.322.2683

October 26-30, 2015

RX-310

Introduction to Fire Effects

MNICS

MIFC Training Center Grand Rapids, MN

Debbie Hahn
218-322-2707

Nominations Due TBD

 


Questions about the calendar should be directed to your agency training representative:

Org.

Representative

Phone

Email

BIA

Bob Lintelmann

218-751-2011 ext. 406

robert.lintelmann@bia.gov

FEMA

FEMA (Online)

GLFFC

Todd Manley

218.322.2683

todd.manley@state.mn.us

LSC

Paula Castleman

1-800-232-8573

p.castleman@lsc.edu]

MNDNR

Todd Manley

218.322.2683

todd.manley@state.mn.us

MNICS

Todd Manley

218.322.2683

todd.manley@state.mn.us

MNWA

Todd Manley

218.322.2683

todd.manley@state.mn.us

NPS

Brenda Miles

218-283-6662

brenda_miles@nps.gov

TNC

Matt Graeve

218.575.3032

mgraeve@tnc.org

USFS

Debbie Hahn

218-322-2707

dhahn@fs.fed.us

USFWS

Chris Mursu

320.273.2507

chris_mursu@fws.gov