Delaware wildfire training classes offered online:
The Delaware Forest Service (DFS) is looking for motivated recruits to join its wildland fire crew. There is no cost for training and no previous experience necessary. Candidates must be over 18 years, willing to learn, physically fit, and able to travel for at least two weeks at a time, usually in the summer months.
In 2020, Delaware sent its Type 2IA crew to battle blazes in Arizona and California.
In a typical year, the DFS would offer its in-person classes over several weekends in Dover. This year, all required courses for new firefighters will be offered online through the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) and Federal Emergency Management Agency websites. The complete list of courses and links to online training can be found by clicking here.
Students must complete all courses and submit printed certificates by March 19 to:
Delaware Forest Service
2320 S. DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
(Photo courtesy of DFS: Delaware has sent its wildfire crew to battle blazes in the West for many years. The team was on California’s Fork Complex in 2015.)