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2021 South Dakota Wildland Fire Academy Registration Now Open

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, January 21, 2021

MEDIA CONTACT: Jeni Lawver, (605) 381-7232



2021 South Dakota Wildland Fire Academy Registration Now Open


RAPID CITY, S.D. – Registration is now open for the 2021 South Dakota Wildland Fire Academy to be held in Ft. Pierre, South Dakota, on March 18-21, 2021. The academy is hosted by the South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Wildland Fire Division with assistance from its federal partners.


The safety of our firefighters and the public is always our number one objective in wildland firefighting, and access to quality training helps meet this goal. In addition to elevating firefighter’s personal wildland fire qualifications, it allows trainees to pay it forward by teaching and leading new firefighters in their wildland fire careers. 


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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 dependent 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.