National Interagency Prescribed Fire Training Center

What is the Prescribed Fire Training Center?

The Prescribed Fire Training Center (PFTC) is a unique program blending maximum field prescribed burning experience with a flexible curriculum of classroom instruction on foundational topics for prescribed fire practitioners. Participants will have the opportunity to complete portions of their National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) approved prescribed fire task books under the guidance of invited training specialists.


FY2015 20-Day Sessions

January 11, 2015 to January 30, 2015
February 8, 2015 to February 27, 2015
March 8, 2015 to March 27, 2015
April 5, 2015 to April 24, 2015
June 7, 2015 to June 26, 2015

FY2015 Workshops

Agency Administrators Workshop
October 29 - November 3, 2014


The staff at the National Interagency Prescribed Fire Training Center is made up of, and supported by the following interagency partners:

PFTC Staff
Title Name Agency Work # Cell #
Director Mike Dueitt FWS 850.523.8633 850.228.0320
Admin. Specialist Carolyn Detwiler FS 850.523.8634 850.766.1693
Fire Training Specialist Greg Seamon TTRS 850.523.8631 850.556.8613


The following agencies make up the PFTC Interagency Partnership:

  • The USDA Forest Service
  • USDI Fish and Wildlife Service
  • USDI Bureau of Land Management
  • USDI National Park Service
  • USDI Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • Florida Forest Service
  • Tall Timbers Research Station (TTRS)
  • Department of Defense

The Prescribed Fire Training Center is sanctioned by the NWCG (National Wildfire Coordinating Group).

The National Interagency Prescribed Fire Center is wholly responsible for the content of this site. We gratefully acknowledge the Fish and Wildlife Service for hosting our site.


Last Updated: July 1, 2014