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-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.

 

2017 Classroom Courses

Dates

Course
Number

Title

Sponsor

Location

Nominations Due

Administrator

Remarks

February 24-25, 2017

ICS-400

Advanced ICS

MNDNR

Dodge Center Fire Dept, 130 E Highway St, Dodge Center MN

2017-02-17

Jim Edgar
507.765.2740

Times are 2/24 1800-2200 and 2/25 0800-1800. Highway Street is also called County Rd 34. ICS-300 is a prerequisite for this course. Send nomination form to jim.edgar@state.mn.us. Questions about lodging or other arrangements in Dodge Center may be directed to Jason Fife at 507-884-0528 at the City of Dodge Center Fire Dept.

CANCELED

S-490

Advanced Wildland Fire Behavior Calculations

MNICS

MIFC

2016-11-25

Todd Manley
218.322.2683

February 27, 2017

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

MNDNR

Beltrami Electric, Bemidji MN

Joe Rucinski
218-308-2067

Start time is 0900. Please sign up with Cindy Tisdell at 218-308-2065 or cindy.tisdell@state.mn.us All regular state employees should provide their employee ID number when signing up.

February 28 - March 3, 2017

RX-341

Prescribed Burn Plan Development

MNICS

Cloquet Forestry Center, Cloquet, MN

2017-01-03

Debbie Hahn
218-322-2707

February 28, 2017

WCT (State)

Work Capacity Test

MNDNR

Roseau School Indoor Track

Adam Fisher
218-386-1304 x 308

Start time is 1000. Contact Adam Fisher to register.

March 01, 2017

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

MNDNR

Warroad Community Center, Warroad MN

Adam Fisher
218-386-1304 x 308

Registration starts at 0830 and class starts at 0900.

March 01, 2017

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

MNDNR

DNR Area Office, Fergus Falls MN

Cindy Lueth
218.308.2655

Time is 0800 - 1500. Register with Maria Grunewald at 218-739-7576 or maria.grunewald@state.mn.us. Bring IRPG. No WCT will be offered at this session.

March 01, 2017

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

MNDNR

General Andrews Wildfire Training Room, 85894 County Hwy 61, Willow River MN

2017-02-24

John Furr
320-245-6789

Start time is 0900. Send nominations to John Furr at john.furr@state.mn.us. Backup date in case of bad weather is March 3rd.

March 02, 2017

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

MNDNR

Eagan Fire Station #2, 1001 Station Trail, Eagan MN 55121

Lisa Wagner
763-689-7100

Contact for sign up is Vikki Olsen at 763-689-7100x222 or vikki.olsen@state.mn.us Start time is 0900. Please bring IRPG.

March 02, 2017

WCT (State)

Work Capacity Test

MNDNR

Sandstone Office/Willard Munger Trail

Jake Sivertson
320-245-6789

Time - 1st session is at 1000; Second session isat 1300. There are 10 slots per session. Meet at the Sandstone offce first and then travel to the Willard Munger Trail. Backup date for inclement weather is 3/6/17. If you have a pack, please bring it with you. To register, please contact Jake Sivertson.

March 03, 2017

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

MNWA

Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve, 2660 Fawn Lake Dr NE, East Bethel, MN

Lisa Wagner
763-689-7100

Contact for sign up is Vikki Olsen 763-689-7100 x 222. Start time is 0900. Please bring IRPG. Weather permitting, a WCT will also be offered.

March 03, 2017

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

MNICS

Morrison County Government Center

2016-12-22

Jason Kern
320-616-2450, ext. 230

March 3rd 0900 Morrison County Government Center, Room 1 Contact Jason Kern 320-616-2450 ext 230 or jason.kern@state.mn.us to register, Bring IRPG to class, No WCT offered at session, Instructor Jeff Haas

March 04, 2017

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

MNDNR

Cambridge DNR Office, 800 Oak Savanna Ln, Cambridge MN

Lisa Wagner
763-689-7100

Contact for sign up is Vikki Olsen 763-689-7100 x 222. Start time is 0900. Please bring IRPG. Weather permitting, a WCT will also be offered.

March 04, 2017

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

MNICS

Sauk Rapids DNR Office

2017-02-22

Jason Kern
320-616-2450, ext. 230

March 4th 0900 Sauk Rapids DNR Office, Contact Jason Kern 320-616-2450 ext 230 or jason.kern@state.mn.us to register, Bring IRPG to class, no WCT offered at session, Instructor Jeff Haas, space limited to 20

March 04, 2017

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

MNDNR

Northern Town Hall, Bemidji MN

Joe Rucinski
218-308-2067

Start time is 0900. Please sign up with Cindy Tisdell at 218-308-2065 or cindy.tisdell@state.mn.us All regular state employees should provide their employee ID number when signing up.

March 04, 2017

WCT (State)

Work Capacity Test

MNDNR

Lake of the Woods School Track, Baudette MN

Clarissa Spicer
218-783-6935

Start time is 10 AM. Contact Clarissa Spicer to sign up.

March 6-8, 2017

RX-301

Prescribed Burn Plan Implementation

MNICS

Cloquet Forestry Center, Cloquet, MN

2017-01-03

Debbie Hahn
218-322-2707

March 08, 2017

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

MNDNR

Morse Town Hall, Deer River MN

Sandy Bromenschenkel
218-246-8343x221

Registration starts at 0830, with class starting at 0900. Please contact Sandy Bromenschenkel to sign up.

FULL

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

DMA

Camp Ripley Environmental, 15000 Hwy 115, Little Falls MN

2017-02-15

Jason Linkert

Location - Bldg 11-1(TACC). Time is 0700 - 1400. Contact for sign up is Jason Linkert 320-616-2723 or jason.d.linkert.nfg@mail.mil. Please bring IRPG and PT gear to pack test (weather permitting). Class is held in Camp Ripley Environmental classroom.

March 09, 2017

WCT (State)

Work Capacity Test

MNDNR

UMD Ward Wells Indoor Field House, 1228 University Dr, Duluth MN

2017-03-03

Patrick Wherley
218-878-5646

Heats will begin on the hour, every hour. Limited to 12 folks per heat/hour. It is an indoor track and field. The surface is paved concrete with a rubberized surface - smooth, flat conditions. In case of inclement weather, a backup session will be set in April at the Cloquet High School Track.

March 09, 2017

WCT (Federal)

Work Capacity Test

USFS

University of MN - Duluth Fieldhouse, Duluth MN

Greg Gulan
218-663-8609

Time is 1000. Please contact the administrator well in advance, to reserve a spot.

March 09, 2017

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

MNDNR

Fort Snelling State Park

Chris Weir-Koetter
218-308-2679

Time is 0800 - 1500. Register with Laura Soost 612-279-3555 or laura.soost@state.mn.us. Bring IRPG. A WCT will be offered, following this session.

March 09, 2017

WCT (State)

Work Capacity Test

MNDNR

Fort Snelling

Chris Weir-Koetter
218-308-2679

Time is following the RT-130 Annual Fireline Safety Refresher, at approximately 1500. Register with Laura Soost 612-279-3555.

March 10, 2017

WCT (State)

Work Capacity Test

MNDNR

Foley High School, Field House

2017-02-22

Peter Willis

All participants must preregister with Peter Willis and schedule test time beforehand. Contact Peter Willis at 320-532-3137 or peter.willis@state.mn.us to schedule this time.

March 10, 2017

WCT (State)

Work Capacity Test

MNDNR

UMD Ward Wells Indoor Field House, 1228 University Dr, Duluth MN

2017-03-03

Patrick Wherley
218-878-5646

Heats will begin on the hour, every hour. Limited to 12 folks per heat/hour. It is an indoor track and field. The surface is paved concrete with a rubberized surface - smooth, flat conditions. In case of inclement weather, a backup session will be set in April at the Cloquet High School Track.

March 11, 2017

WCT (State)

Work Capacity Test

MNDNR

Lake of the Woods School Track, Baudette MN

Clarissa Spicer
218-783-6935

Start time is 10 AM. Contact Clarissa Spicer to sign up.

FULL

L-180 / S-130 / S-190

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

MNDNR

Camp Ripley

Todd Manley
218.322.2683

This course is a Conservation Corp Minnesota (CCM) only.

March 13-17, 2017

L-180 / S-130 / S-190

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

MNDNR

Bemidji, MN

2017-03-01

Joe Rucinski
218-308-2067

Please send nominations and questions to sign up for course to Elizabeth Bourquin, elizabeth.bourquin@state.mn.us +12183082361

March 13-17, 2017

L-180 / S-130 / S-190

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

MNICS

Green Hall, University of MN, St. Paul Campus

2017-03-01

Mark Wurdeman
+1 (763) 689-7100 X230

Send Nominations to: MN DNR Cambridge Forestry Vikki Olsen 800 Oak Savanna Ln SW Cambridge, MN 55008 763-689-7100 x222 vikki.olsen@state.mn.us

FULL

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

MNDNR

DNR Forestry, 912 Houston St, NW, Preston MN

2017-03-06

Jim Edgar
507.765.2740

Time is 0830 - 1330 (approximate end time). Backup date for inclement weather is March 17. Call or email Jim Edgar jim.edgar@state.mn.us to register. NO Work Capacity Test will be given after this RT-130 session. Bring your light green, Jan 2014, IRPG.

March 14, 2017

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

ICC

Itasca Community College, 1851 East Hwy 169, Grand Rapids MN

2017-03-02

Lee Kessler
218-322-2356

Time is 0830 - 1530. Please bring an IRPG with you. No Work Capacity Test will be given with this session.

March 15, 2017

WCT (State)

Work Capacity Test

MNDNR

Lake of the Woods School Track, Baudette MN

Clarissa Spicer
218-783-6935

Start time is 10 AM. Contact Clarissa Spicer to sign up.

March 15, 2017

WCT (State)

Work Capacity Test

MNDNR

Bemidji State University Indoor Track, Bemidji MN

Joe Rucinski
218-308-2067

Times are 1000 and 1100. There will be room for 10 at each time slot. Call Bemidji Area Office to register with Cindy Tisdell or Sue Titera 218-308-2065.

March 15, 2017

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

USFWS

USFWS Office, 49663 County Rd 17, Windom MN

Eric Earhart
507.831.2220x15

Start time is 0800. Contact for sign up is Eric Earhart at 507-831-2220 x 15 or eric_earhart@fws.gov.

March 15, 2017

WCT (Federal)

Work Capacity Test

USFWS

USFWS Office, 49663 County Rd 17, Windom MN

Eric Earhart
507.831.2220x15

Start time is 1400. This session is weather dependent. Contact for sign up is Eric Earhart at 507-831-2220 x 15 or eric_earhart@fws.gov

March 16, 2017

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

MNDNR

Cloquet Forestry Center, 175 University Road, Cloquet MN

2017-03-10

Patrick Wherley
218-878-5646

Time is 0900 - 1600. Lunch is on your own - please plan accordingly. If you attend, please bring an Incident Resonse Pocket Guide (IRPG). The RT-130 Annual Fireline Safety Refresher and the Work Capacity Test (WCT) are required annually to keep qualifications current in the Incident Qualifications System (IQS).

March 16, 2017

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

MNDNR

Hazelton Town Hall

Brian Pisarek
218-429-3019

Time is 0900 - 1500. Please email nomination form to brian.pisarek@state.mn.us. Lunch is on your own - please plan accordingly. If you attend, please bring an Incident Response Pocket Guide (IRPG).

March 16, 2017

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

MNDNR

Central Lakes College, Room C-236, 501 West College Drive, Brainerd MN 56401

Craig Schultz
218-203-4432

Time is 0930 - 1600. For sign-up, contact Craig Schultz 218-203-4432 or craig.schultz@state.mn.us. No WCT offered after this session. Bring IRPG. Lunch is on your own. Plan accordingly.

March 17, 2017

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

MNDNR

Orr American Legion, Orr MN

2017-03-15

Joe Weflen
218-300-7823

March 18, 2017

WCT (State)

Work Capacity Test

MNDNR

Baxter MN

2017-03-14

Craig Schultz
218-203-4432

Start time is 1000. All participants must preregister. This is an outdoor WCT. Participants should plan accordingly and contact the WCT administrator for location details. In case of inclement weather, an indoor WCT will be held the same day/time at Forestview Middle School in Baxter MN.

March 20-24, 2017

L-180 / S-130 / S-190

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

MNICS

MIFC Grand Rapids, MN

2017-03-01

Todd Manley
218.322.2683

March 21, 2017

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

USFS

Walker Ranger Station, Walker MN

Rob Focht
218-547-5130

Time is 0900 - 1500.

March 21, 2017

WCT (State)

Work Capacity Test

MNDNR

Lake City Forestry Office, 1801 S Oak St, Lake City MN

2017-02-21

Mike Wachholz
651.345.3216x242

WCT will be held 1 hour after the conclusion the the RT-130 course. Send completed registration form in on time. Start early in preparing for physical demands of the test.

March 21, 2017

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

MNDNR

Lake City Hall, 205 West Center St, Lake City MN 55041

2017-03-14

Mike Wachholz
651.345.3216x242

Start time is 0830.

March 22, 2017

WCT (State)

Work Capacity Test

MNDNR

Lake of the Woods School Track, Baudette MN

Clarissa Spicer
218-783-6935

Start time is 10 AM. Contact Clarissa Spicer to sign up.

March 23, 2017

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

MNDNR

Montevideo Training and Community Center (TACC), 711 South 17th Street, Montevideo MN

Walt Gessler
320-752-4394

Sign up by contacting Chris Kleven, MN DNR, Division of Fish & Wildlife, Lac qui Parle Wildlife Area, 14047 20th St NW, Watson MN 56295 at 320-734-4451 x 222. Bring your current (green) IRPG with you.

March 28, 2017

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

USFS

Laurentian RD

John Abts
218.229.8816

Start time is 0900.

March 28, 2017

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

USFS

Cass Lake Supervisor's Office, Cass Lake MN

Ben Roy
218.246.3456

Time is 0900 - 1500.

March 29, 2017

WCT (State)

Work Capacity Test

MNDNR

Bemidji State University Indoor Track, Bemidji MN

2017-03-27

Kelly Sande
218-308-2068

Times are 1000 and 1100. There will be room for 10 at each time slot. Call Bemidji Area Office to register with Cindy Tisdell or Sue Titera 218-308-2065.

March 30, 2017

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

MNDNR

M-State College, 900 Hwy 34, Detroit Lakes MN

Brad Witkin
218-732-3309

Federal employees and TNC should register with Steve Schumacher (USFWS) 218-844-3410. DNR employees should register with Detroit Lakes Forestry 218-846-8280. Please bring fire gloves, IRPG, and a pen.

March 30, 2017

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

MNDNR

Two Harbors Fire Hall, Two Harbors MN

2017-03-10

Aaron Mielke
+1 (218-387-6031

Registration starts at 0830, with the class starting promptly at 0900. Space is limited. Please call 218-834-1420 to pre-register. Participants should bring a Incident Response Pocket Guide (IRPG) and Gloves.

March 31, 2017

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

MNDNR

Hubbard County Law Enforcement Center, 301 Court Ave, Park Rapids MN

Brad Witkin
218-732-3309

Time is 0900 - 1500. Register by calling Park Rapids Forestry at 218-732-3309. Please bring fire gloves, an IRPG, and a pen.

April 04, 2017

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

USFS

Superior NF Supervisor's Office, Duluth MN

Mike Mansson
218-370-0313

Time is 1000. Please contact the administrator well in advance, to reserve a spot.

April 05, 2017

WCT (State)

Work Capacity Test

MNDNR

Ralph Arena, Thief River Falls MN

Jason Ekstein
218-637-2156

April 05, 2017

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

MNDNR

DNR Office, Thief River Falls, MN

Jason Ekstein
218-637-2156

Start time is 10:30.

April 05, 2017

WCT (State)

Work Capacity Test

MNDNR

Whitewater State Park, 19041 Hwy 74, Altura MN

2017-03-04

Jim Edgar
507.765.2740

Time - Following RT-130 at approximately 1330 - 1400. Backup date for inclement weather is April 7, 2017. Send nominations to Jim Edgar 507-765-2740 or jim.edgar@state.mn.us. Arduous, Moderate and Light test can be taken.

April 05, 2017

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

MNDNR

Whitewater State Park HQ, 19041 Hwy 74, Altura MN

2017-03-31

Jim Edgar
507.765.2740

Call or email Jim Edgar jim.edgar@state.mn.us to register. Bring your light green Jan 2014 IRPG. A Work Capacity Test will be given after this RT-130 session. Start time for the WCT will be approx 1 hour following the RT-130 session. See announcement and nomination form for this on separate calendar listing.

April 05, 2017

WCT (State)

Work Capacity Test

MNDNR

International Falls High School Outdoor Track, International Falls MN

2017-02-27

Dave Larson
218-276-2237 x 222

Time is 1000 - 1200. Limited number of weight vests. Will plan to test in 2 batches. Plan for possibility that you might be in either of the batches. Arrive before 0930 to allow time for administrative obligations. Must be pre-scheduled and medically cleared to participate.

April 06, 2017

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

USFS

Lacroix RD

Tom Roach
218.666.0047

Start time is 0900.

April 10-14, 2017

S-258

Incident Communications Technician

NWCG

MIFC

2016-02-07

send nominations to: Kirk Maskalick kmaskalick at blm . gov Phone: 208-387-5861 Fax: 208-387-5560 Phone: 208-387-5861 Fax: 208-387-5560

April 11, 2017

WCT (Federal)

Work Capacity Test

USFS

Virginia High School Track, Virginia MN

John Abts
218.229.8816

Start time is 1000. Contacts are John Abts 218-229-8816 jabts@fs.fed.us and Tom Roach 218-666-0047 troach@fs.fed.us

April 20, 2017

WCT (Federal)

Work Capacity Test

USFS

Cascade Beach Road

Justin O'Brien
218-663-8610

Time is 0900. Please contact the administrator well in advance, to reserve a spot.

April 20, 2017

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

USFS

Tofte Town Hall

Justin O'Brien
218-663-8610

Time is 0900. Please contact the administrator well in advance, to reserve a spot.

April 25, 2017

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

USFS

Kawishiwi RD

Mike Klick
218-365-7568

Start time is 1100.

April 25, 2017

WCT (Federal)

Work Capacity Test

USFS

Trezona Trail, Ely MN

Mike Klick
218-365-7568

Start time is 0930.

May 03, 2017

WCT (Federal)

Work Capacity Test

USFS

Cascade Beach Rd

Justin O'Brien
218-663-8610

Time is 0900. Please contact the administrator well in advance, to reserve a spot.

May 03, 2017

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

USFS

Schroeder Town Hall

Justin O'Brien
218-663-8610

Time is 0900. Please contact the administrator well in advance, to reserve a spot.

May 23, 2017

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

USFS

Kawishiwi RD

Mike Klick
218-365-7568

Start time is 1100.

May 23, 2017

WCT (Federal)

Work Capacity Test

USFS

Trezona Trail, Ely MN

Mike Klick
218-365-7568

Start time is 0930.

June 13, 2017

WCT (Federal)

Work Capacity Test

USFS

Virginia High School Track, Virginia MN

John Abts
218.229.8816

Start time is 1000. Contacts are John Abts 218-229-8816 jabts@fs.fed.us and Tom Roach 218-666-0047 troach@fs.fed.us

June 13, 2017

RT-130

Annual Wildland Safety Refresher

USFS

Gunflint Ranger Station

Patrick Krage
218-387-3251

Time is 0900. Please contact the administrator well in advance, to reserve a spot.

June 16, 2017

WCT (Federal)

Work Capacity Test

USFS

Cascade Beach Rd

Patrick Krage
218-387-3251

Time is 0900. Please contact the administrator well in advance, to reserve a spot.

 


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

CPF

Mike Rice

218.547.6002x117

mikerice@fs.fed.us

DMA

Jason Linkert

jason.d.linkert.nfg@mail.mil

FEMA

FEMA (Online)

GLFFC

Todd Manley

218.322.2683

todd.manley@state.mn.us

ICC

Lee Kessler

218-322-2356

leland.kessler@itascacc.edu

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

Troy Boschee

218-736-0642

troy_boschee@fws.gov