Fire Academy - Garrett College

Mid-Atlantic Wildfire Training Academy, June 10th - 14th, 2024

Welcome to Garrett College, the proud host of the 2024 Mid-Atlantic Wildfire Training Academy, located in Western Maryland, with trainings held on campus and virtually!

Open Registration Begins March 11th.

For more information contact: fireacademy@garrettcollege.edu / 301-387-3026

This year's Academy offers two registration options! The Commuter Option allows students to manage their own meal and lodging plans. This option includes the course cost, a T-shirt, lunches on full-days, and the Wednesday evening Barbeque for certain courses. The Bundled Package includes the course cost, a T-shirt, meals, and overnight stay on campus for the duration of the course. For more details, please review the Lodging and Meal charts listed in the dropdown below.

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 26, 2024

  • Last Day for Adjustments/Withdrawals/Refunds: May 15, 2024

Courses & Class schedule

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


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 Forestry Agencies and associate members 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. For the purpose of registering for this Academy, Compact Members are state or federal employees (or are affiliated with one of these seven states listed) who have been selected to participate in training by their state fire supervisor or Fire Management Officer. All authorized compact members will receive a code from their state fire supervisor or Fire Management Officer 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 or have been issued a registration code by their Fire Management Officer.

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


I am a Compact Member/Instructor
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