Fire Academy - Garrett College

Welcome to the registration site of the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Wildfire Training Academy!

We are excited to have you on our campus for this year’s event.

For more information contact: / 301-387-3142


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. Be sure to add the MASTER LIST section to your cart in order to view additional items. If registering for multiple people, please register for one person at a time.

To view this year’s selection of Academy offerings, Click Here (pdf) | Download Spreadsheet (xls)

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

If you prefer on-site lodging, Garrett College offers two options through use of our residence halls

  • Built in 2006, Laker Hall is a three-story residence facility housing students in two-and four-bedroom apartment-style units. Each suite is equipped with kitchen, living room, and bedroom (bed, dresser, and desk); dishes are not provided. There are appliances in each room, with the exception of microwaves; however, there is a microwave available in the lounge in the common area. The Hall features two recreation lounge areas, vending machines, and laundry facilities (coin-operated), free basic cable through Comcast (TVs are not provided), and free wireless internet access. Laker Hall is also handicap accessible and equipped with an elevator and rooms are air conditioned. Each room is stocked with trash cans, trash bags, toilet paper, hand soap, and shower curtains. Pillows and blankets are NOT provided. To view photographs of Laker Hall and take a virtual tour, please visit: Laker Hall Virtual Tour

    Cost: $51.68 per night (includes occupancy tax)

  • Built in 1994, Garrett Hall is a three-story residence facility offering traditional suite-style housing. Each suite houses four students and has two rooms which are joined by a shared bathroom. Each room is furnished with a bed, dresser and desk per student, as well as a microwave, mini-fridge, and free basic cable through Comcast (TVs are not provided). The main floor features a recreation lounge, general kitchen area, vending area, laundry facilities (coin-operated), and mail room. Free 'RezLife' wireless internet access is provided. Pillows and blankets are NOT provided. Garrett Hall does NOT have air conditioning, but this should not be an issue in early June. To view photographs of Garrett Hall and take a virtual tour, please visit: Garrett Hall Virtual Tour

    Cost: $43.73 per night (includes occupancy tax)

Upon checkout of your order, enter the total number of nights in the “Quantity” field of your chosen option. Please be sure to list your expected arrival date and if you have a preferred room/suite mate. For those not interested in the residence halls, there are a number of hotels/motels in close proximity to the College.

If you would like on-site meals, determine the number of breakfasts ($8/ea), lunches ($10/ea) and dinners ($15/ea) individually that you will need. Enter the number of meals as the “Quantity” under each option at checkout.

Dinner will be provided on Monday, June 10th and Wednesday, June 12th. Do not purchase dinners on those dates.
Passes to our Recreation Center will be available to all Academy participants for $20 for the week. Please note whether you would like a pass by listing a one (1) or a zero (0) in the appropriate field during checkout. Payment will be collected upon arrival. For more information or details on what is available at the center, please visit GC CARC
Academy T-Shirts will be available on site. To ensure that the correct number of shirts are ordered, please be sure to indicate your size at checkout. Pre-ordered T-Shirt are $10 at pick up, and additional T-shirts will be available for purchase on-site for $15.00. Quantity is limited, so extra shirts will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.
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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 is closed at this time.