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2020 South Dakota Wildland Fire Academy Registration Open

South Dakota Department of Agriculture

News Release



For Immediate Release: February 11, 2020

Media Contact: JaCee Aaseth, 605.773.4073


2020 South Dakota Wildland Fire Academy Registration Open


RAPID CITY, S.D. – Registration is now open for the 2020 South Dakota Wildland Fire Academy which will be held in Fort Pierre, South Dakota on March 19-22. The academy is hosted by the South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Wildland Fire Division with assistance from their federal partners.


“Firefighter and public safety are always our top priorities in wildland firefighting, and we help support this through quality training. Through this training we also strive to create leaders in wildland fire”, said state training officer, Tamara Dierks. “Not only does it help elevate their personal wildland fire qualification, but they then pay it forward by teaching and leading our new firefighters in their wildland fire careers.”


For a list of classes and details to register, visit: https://forms.gle/MEoxj5EW1nBRTNgu9.


Students attending National Wildfire Coordinating Group courses must have their Incident Command System (ICS) classes up to date in order to receive certification. Minimum ICS courses include IS-100 and IS-700. Additional prerequisite qualifications or courses may be required depending upon training level.


For more information, please contact Tamara Dierks, South Dakota Wildland Fire at 605.393.4229 or email Tamara.Dierks@state.sd.us.


South Dakota Wildland Fire can be found on Facebook by searching SD Wildland Fire and on Twitter @SDWildlandFire.


Agriculture is a major contributor to South Dakota’s economy, generating $32.5 billion in annual economic activity and employing over 132,000 South Dakotans. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture's mission is to promote, protect, and preserve South Dakota agriculture for today and tomorrow. Visit us online at sdda.sd.gov or find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.