The Wildland Firefighter Apprentice Program is an accredited, educational program designed to enhance and develop future Fire and Aviation Managers. The intent of the Program is to take a career entry firefighter and provide education, training and paid work experience over a 12 to 48 month period, depending on experience. Upon successful completion of all the requirements of the Apprenticeship Program, the apprentice will reach journey-level status as a wildland firefighter.


  • More information regarding CA75 and CA76 (travel, etc.) will be posted as soon as possible. Please check back.

  • The 2016 National Standards of Apprenticeship have been amended and effect all current and future apprentices. Read this memo to see the highlighted changes. You can read the new standards here.

  • FY'19 Pre-work is updated for both Foundational and Core Academies located under the apprentice section; so check it out and see what courses and pre-work have changed from last year.

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Academy Dates

Core Academy 73

October 21 - November 16, 2018

Foundational Academy 6

October 21 - November 16, 2018

Core Academy 74

January 13 - February 8, 2019

Foundational Academy 7

January 13 - February 8, 2019

*Core Academy 75

January 27 - February 22, 2019

*Core Academy 76

February 24 - March 22, 2019

Core Academy 77

February 10 - March 8, 2019

*Foundational Academy 8

February 10 - March 8, 2019

*Tentative Dates

**Academy check-in is on Sunday at 1330

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