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.


FY2018 20-Day Sessions

January 7, 2018 to January 26, 2018
February 4, 2018 to February 23, 2018
March 11, 2018 to March 30, 2018
April 15, 2018 to May 4, 2018
June 3, 2018 to June 22, 2018

FY2018 Workshops

Agency Administrators Workshop
November 30 – December 5, 2017


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 850.320.1790
Fire Training Specialist Greg Seamon Tall Timbers 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
  • Department of Defense

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

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


Last Updated: June 27, 2017