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.


Field Coordinator Application - November 4, 2013
20-Day Session Application - November 12, 2013

FY2014 20-Day Sessions

January 12, 2014 to January 31, 2014
February 9, 2014 to February 28, 2014
March 9, 2014 to March 28, 2014
April 6, 2014 to April 25, 2014
June 8, 2014 to June 27, 2014

FY2014 Workshops

Agency Administrators Workshop
November 13 - November 19, 2013
Resource Specialists Workshop
October 27 - November 1, 2013

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
Fire Ops. Specialist Miranda Stuart NPS 850.523.8637 850.728.8200

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: October 18, 2013