Arkansas River Valley Wildland
Welcome to the Arkansas River Valley Wildland Fire Academy.
The Arkansas River Valley Wildland Fire Academy is entering into its tenth year at Arkansas Tech University. Through the years the academy has seen an average of 310 attendees with 175 or more attending classes on any given day. The academy strives to provide a diverse and well rounded learning experience in a friendly and welcoming environment. The academy strives to provide a safe and effective learning experience to enhance wildland fire fighter skills.
This year the academy is offering courses geared toward wildland firefighters from all wildland fire agencies ranging from four to 32 hours in length. Taught by instructors from state and federal agencies the academy is able to bring unique experiences and lessons learned to the table that portrays a broader view of the profession.
Participating agencies in the Arkansas River Valley Wildland Fire Academy include: U.S. Forest Service, Arkansas Forestry Commission, Bureau of Indian Affairs, National Park Service, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, The Nature Conservancy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Oklahoma Department of Forestry, Department of Defense Personnel, and the Oklahoma Native American tribes sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service which include The Apache Tribe, Caddo Nation, Cherokee Nation, Choctaw Nation, Kiowa Nation, and Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma.
The mission of the Arkansas River Valley Wildland Fire Academy is to provide professional wildland fire training that meets the National Wildfire Coordinating Group Standards.
This will be achieved by: