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Mid-Atlantic Wildfire Training Academy, June 12th - 16th, 2023

Welcome to Garrett College, the proud host of the 2023 Mid-Atlantic Wildfire Training Academy, located in Western Maryland, with trainings held on campus and virtually!

For more information contact: / 301-387-3771

For more information regarding the College’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit

Use the options below to select the method of registration that works for you. If choosing to register and pay with a credit card, you will be redirected to our registration site where you will create an account and select your courses. If registering for multiple people, please register for one person at a time.

Important Deadlines

  • Last Day to Register: April 29, 2022

  • Last Day for Adjustments/Withdrawals/Refunds: May 13th, 2022

To view this year’s selection of Academy offerings, Course Descriptions | Course Matrix (img)

To maximize view-ability it is recommended that you complete your registration via a computer or Ipad rather than a mobile device.

Lodging fees are included in all 100 & 200 level course fees..Room assignments will be made in the order they are received. We will attempt, to the extent possible, to place individuals from the same state together. Garrett College has two on-site residence halls: Laker Hall offers apartment style accommodations with private bedrooms and shared living space and bathrooms, while Garrett Hall is a traditional dormitory with a bedroom and shared bath. See below lodging arrangements based on course schedule.


A block of rooms have been held at the WISP Resort for all instructors and/or students taking an in-person 300 level course.

To reserve a room, please call 855-656-4632 (between 8:00am and 6:00pm). Reservations are by phone only and not available online.

Group Booking ID: 6169 (Mid Atlantic Compact)
Room rate: $96/night (plus state and local taxes)
Lodging paid by Individual guests (reimbursement, if applicable are made per agency policy)
To receive the group block rate, reservations must be made no later than May 6th.

Additional hotel information available at:

For more information or details on what is available at the center, please visit GC CARC
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Registration Options

Compact Members: The Mid-Atlantic Fire Compact is comprised of seven state and associate partners from the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service and Fish and Wildlife Service. The seven states in the compact are Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. Compact Members are state employees (or are affiliated with one of these seven states listed) who have been selected to participate in training by their state fire supervisor. All authorized compact members will receive a code from their state fire supervisor to use at registration.

Non-Compact: Non-Compact members are often volunteer or working with local, state, or federal organizations/agencies outside of the state forestry organizations within the Compact. Federal employees are not considered a part of the Compact unless they are instructing for the Academy. In this case, Instructors should receive a code and register using the Instructor option.

Instructors: All instructors should receive a code from the Compact and register using the Instructor option.

Registration now open!

I am a Compact Member/Instructor
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