In Memory of

Jake Harrell




Wildland Firefighter Foundation












Arkansas River Valley Wildland
Fire Academy

Welcome to the Arkansas River Valley Wildland Fire Academy.

Academy History:

The Arkansas River Valley Wildland Fire Academy is entering its eleventh year at Arkansas Tech University. With an average attendance of over 300 students, the academy strives to meet the diverse needs of all firefighters by providing a well-rounded, safe and welcoming learning environment. Our mission is to enhance the abilities and skills of each firefighter in attendance.

This year the academy is offering courses geared towards wildland firefighters from all wildland fire agencies ranging from 4 to 40 hours in length.  Each course is taught by instructors from state and federal agencies, allowing the academy to provide unique experiences as well as a wealth of professional knowledge and abilities to each course. 

Participating agencies in the Arkansas River Valley Wildland Fire Academy include:


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.

Mission will be achieved by: