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The training coordinator oversees all instructors and courses offered through NWSA. This position focuses on promoting safety throughout the industry and the coordinator must believe and teach that thesafe way to do a job is the only way.

  • Certifies instructors and maintaining current list
  • Assist NWSA with training issues
  • Advise members of changes in qualification system
  • Coordinate and teach NWSA sponsored courses
  • Monitor the quality of the NWSA training program
  • Maintain a professional relationship with Agency representatives
  • Stay current on latest policies and events that affect NWSA and its member
  • Contact Training Coordinator at 1-877-676-6972 or by email at


  • Lead instructors bring a wealth of experience to the classroom
  • Experience presenting in all units
  •  32 hours of instructor training
  •  Qualifications exceed those taught in classroom
  •  Five years of teaching experience
  •  Quality fire experience documented by individual performance ratings
  •  Teach in 100, 200 and some 300 level courses
  •  Certified based on Field Managers Course Guide


  • Attend annual training and stay current in their field
  • Notify Training Coordinator of class time and location in advance
  • Use NWSA database to document all persons trained
  • Sign the NWSA Code of Ethics


Unit instructors have significant experience related to course content.

  •  Experience in their area of specialization
  •  Completed S-290 Intermediate Fire Behavior
  •  Held a Single Resource Boss or higher position
  •  Demonstrated instructorship capabilities
  •  Quality fire experience documented by individual performance ratings
  •  Teach and assist in 100 and 200-level courses.


  • Adjunct instructors bring specialized expertiseProvide limited, specialized instruction 
  • Experienced, proficient and knowledgeable in current issues related to their expertise
  • Considerable fire experience and teaching experience in fire suppression, fire behavior and ICS 

For more information about our training programs or instructors please call our NWSA Office at 1-877-676-6972  or email

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