S-290 Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior, Online Course is now a NWCG approved course.  (Get
NWCG certificate for completion).  The course is located at the following website:

Members that have had Basic should consider takeing this online course.  You can take at your own pace and it will give you valuable tools for safely and effectively fighting wildland fire.  You should print your certificate at the end, and place in our department training records.  S-290 is one of the requirements for Engine Boss.

The FEMA, Emergency Management Institute (EMI) training Web Site is located at: The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) offers self-paced courses designed for people who have emergency management responsibilities and the general public. All are offered free-of-charge to those who qualify for enrollment. To get a complete listing of courses go to

FEMA’s Independent Study Program offers courses that support the nine mission areas identified by the National Preparedness Goal.

Incident Management Continuity Programs
Operational Planning  Public Disaster Communications
Disaster LogisticsIntegrated Preparedness
Emergency Communications Hazard Mitigation 
Service to Disaster Victims

The IS 100, IS 200, IS 700, & IS 800 are the equivalent of the ICS 100, ICS 200, ICS 700, and ICS 800 courses that NIMS requires all first responders to have.  These curses can be located under the NIMS Courses link at the upper right side of the page.  There are a lot of great courses available under the ISP Course List link and the Professional Development Series link also.
Department Training Schedule
2017 MVRFD Training Schedule

Month         Topic Description                      Instructor                         Location                
JanuarySCBA Basketball           Lt. C.Orr                   Ennis School

February   Hot Loads in Air Ambulance   Air Idaho Rescue             Ennis-Big Sky

March      Spring Drills      MVRFD Officers           MVRFD Station 1

April              Wildland Fire Ops Field Day     Lt. C. Orr                       MVRFD Station 1
       FF G. Haas   

May                 Wildland Fire Refresher             Lt. C. Orr/FF G. Haas       MVRFD Station 1

June                 Water/Boat Rescue                     Capt. M. StrongHarrison Lake
                                                                              Chief Christensen

July                   Area Familiarization/                   Capt. M. StrongNorth and South
  Apparatus Driver Training           Capt. B. Briggs               Meadow Creek

August                   MCI/Triage                             FF/AEMT G. Haas            MVRFD Station 3
                                                                              FF/AEMT N. Haas

September           Rope Rescue                          Asst. Chief S. Orr           MVRFD Station 2
                                                                             Chief S. Christensen

October                Air Crash Rescue                 D. Mason-406 Training       Ennis-Big Sky
  P. Noack       Airport

November      Attic/Basement/Garage Fires    D. Mason-406 Training       MVRFD Station 1
December      Cold Weather Emergencies         FF/AEMT G. Haas            MVRFD Station 1
                                                                         FF/AEMT N. Haas

Orange-Field Exercises
Red-MVRFD Station 1
Blue-MVRFD Station 2
Green-MVRFD Station 3

For more information on training:

Please contact MVRFD Training Officer Chris Orr

@ 596-1551 or 682-3311

e-mail @

FSTS Training Schedule
Other Training Opertunities
" We train

the way

we fight !"