Upcoming Training Opportunities


Texas A&M Forest Service is now accepting grant applications for the State Fire Assistance for Mitigation-Plains Prescribed Grant through August 15, 2021.  The grant will provide $74,514 in total funding for prescribed burns.

Funding will be provided to landowners and communities that have been, or may be, threatened by wildland fire to reduce hazardous fuels.  Properties in the panhandle, west, and northwest Texas at a high risk for loss during Southern Plains Wildfire Outbreak are eligible.

Grant recipients will be reimbursed actual per acre costs associated with conducting the prescribed burn up to $30 per acre with a limit of 500 acres per recipient.  The prescribed burn must be completed by a Certified and Insured Prescribed Burn Manager.

To check eligibility and complete the online applications, visit https://tfsweb.tamu.edu/PrescribedFireGrantsApplication/


Online training certification course by Texas A&M Agrilife
This course places an emphasis on fire behavior, how to employ the correct firing technique, and equipment & safety. After successful completion of this course, you will be eligible to schedule your official exam and field component to apply to become a Certified and Insured Prescribed Burn Manager (CIPBM) from TDA.
Link: https://agrilifelearn.tamu.edu/s/product/prescribed-burn-school/01t4x000002ciQyAAI

Upcoming Classes: 

Gus T. Canales Lectureship on Prescribed Burning
Location: Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Center
1730 West Corral Ave
Kingsville, Texas 78363
When: August 2-5, 2021 
For centuries, wildfires shaped the ranges of the central and western US. As one of conservationist Aldo Leopold’s five landscape management tools, prescribed fire remains one of the most ecologically and economically effective natural resource management tools. Lectureship participants will learn fire behavior and safe use through classroom discussion and hands-on experience with fire. Training and continuing education credit for the Texas Certified Prescribed Burn Manager program is included. 
To register: https://krirm.tamuk.edu/prescribedburning/

Texas Parks and Wildlife, Texas A&M Forest Service and Texas Quail Forever
TPWD, Gus Engeling Wildlife Management Area
16149 North US Hwy 287, Tennessee Colony, TX 75861
When: August 9-13, 2021
Cost: Free (FREE seating limited)
Nine (9) student slots are available, and priority will be given to students who are close to or meet the experience requirements for TDA certification.
Students who pass the final exam will meet the education requirements for becoming a Texas Department of Agriculture Certified and Insured Prescribed Burn Manager
Additional requirements for certification include: 3 years of prescribed burning experience in Texas, 30 days of prescribed burning in Texas, 5 days of prescribed burning as the responsible individual, and qualifying insurance policy Prescribed Burn Program (texasagriculture.gov).
The field day of this course will require students to demonstrate an ability to safely participate in a prescribed burn.
Lead Burn Instructor: Andy McCrady, Texas A&M Forest Service, wmccrady@tfs.tamu.edu 
For registration, email, Chris.Schenck@tpwd.texas.gov before July 19th, 2021

Prescribed Burn Workshop
Red Buffalo LLC
Registration Deadline: Tuesday September 7
Class will be limited to 25 participants
When: ​September 11-12 & 18-19, 2021
Location: Washington Volunteer Fire Department
20304 FM 1155 E
    Washington, TX 77880
Contact: Keith Blair 830-459-0444, keith.blair@redbuffalo.us
Training and Testing for Board Certified TDA prescribed burn manager certification.
Six CFTs will be offered on Monday to current Licensed Burn Managers-$100
Full 4-day Training for Burn Manager Certification-$500
VFDS should check for funding (HB 2604) https://tfsweb.tamu.edu/ruralvfdassistanceprogram/

Great Plains Fire Summit
& Patch Burn Grazing Conference

Join us for the joint 3rd biennial Great Plains Fire Summit and Patch Burn Grazing Conference hosted by the Nebraska Prescribed Fire Council in North Platte, Nebraska. We are putting together a can’t miss conference filled with state and regional information about prescribed fire. Don’t miss this opportunity to be around prescribed fire advocates from across the Great Plains.
Location: Ramada by Wyndham - Sandhills Convention Center North Platte, NE
When: September 21st-23rd, 2021
For more information and sponsorship opportunities please visit: nefirecouncil.org

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Training Verification Forms

Training Verification Form (PDF)
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For Future Training Opportunities

Contact your regional representative, or

Prescribed Burn Alliance of Texas
Academy for Ranch Management