The National Advanced Fire & Resource Institute (NAFRI) is a national level training center serving the interagency wildland fire community through the development and implementation of fire, fuels, resource, and incident management skills and educational processes.

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NAFRI partners with the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) and course Steering Committees comprised of subject matter experts to manage and...
NAFRI building
National Advanced Fire & Resource Institute (NAFRI) is located in south Tucson, about 2 miles from the Tucson International Airport.
Question and Answers to the most common questions we are asked here at NAFRI.

NAFRI Director - John Burfiend

John has served as the NAFRI Director since May 2014. For over 25 years, he has worked in various positions in wildland fire management. Most recently he served as the US Forest Service Air Attack Supervisor for the Southwest Regional Office in Albuquerque, NM.

Additional Information

Five Year Strategic Plan for the National Wildland Fire Training Centers

The Strategic plan for the National Wildland Fire Training Centers (NWFTCs) is being updated. When complete this plan will provide a road map for keeping the NWFTCs at the forefront of training transformation efforts within the United States Forest Service and within the Interagency Wildland Fire and Aviation Management Community.

Computer Standards

Wireless and Wired internet connections are available at NAFRI. The computers in the student and faculty workrooms have access to the internet and FS network applications. For additional information click the Computer Standards link above.

Video Tele-Conferencing (VTC)

As part of a Forest Service purchase, NAFRI now has a state of the art Video Tele-Conferencing (VTC) system for your use. This system was recently certified by AT&T to connect to other AT&T Certified Non-Forest Service VTC systems. It has been used for several course seasons to conduct a type of Distance Learning called Video Tele-Training (VTT). For additional information, click on the Video Tele-Conferencing (VTC) link above.