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Training News

The 2024 Alaska Interagency Course Schedule is available on the Wildland Fire Learning Portal. New nomination procedures can be found there, please contact your training officer with any questions!

Refreshers and Basic Firefighter Training New

Wildland Fire Academies

Alaska Interagency Course Schedule (Wildland Fire Learning Portal)

Online Training Opportunities

Navigating the NWCG website, Wildland Fire Learning Portal and other online training resources can be challenging. This online training page can serve as a summary of some of the training that is available and who it is for.

Recruitment and Job Opportunities

The Division of Forestry and Fire Protection hires temporary workers as well as permanent full-time and seasonal positions. Check this page for current job postings.

Contact the Training Staff:


Contact Information:

  • Fairbanks: 451-2635 or 451-2651
  • Haines: 766-2120
  • Kenai-Kodiak Area (Soldotna): 260-4200
  • Mat-Su/Southwest Area (Palmer): 761-6300
  • Mat-Su/Southwest Area (McGrath): 524-3010
  • Tok: 883-1400
  • Valdez/Copper River (Glennallen): 822-5534
  • Delta Junction: 895-4225
  • Statewide Training Staff:
    • Carrie Hale, State Training Program Coordinator – (907) 987-3019
    • Nathan Zalewski, Academy Coordinator – (907) 451-2691
    • Sunshine Meitzner, Northern Region Training Officer – (907) 370-3099
    • Kelly Gisolo, Southern Region Training Officer – (907) 761-6264
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