Sierra Blanca Wildland Fire Academy

Mission of the S. B. W. F. A.

To develop professional and safe responses in the wildland environment by offering training and education that meets the National Wildfire Coordinating Group Standards.

Welcome To The Academy

As fire-fighting professionals, it is important that we fully understand the theories and techniques of modern day wildland firefighting. The Academy's classes have been designed to provide you with the information and knowledge to safely and effectively fight the fire threats we see today. Our philosophy is that the more professionally trained individuals we have, the better we can serve and protect our communities.

Ruidoso Convention Center

Due to COVID-19 concerns 

2021 SBWFA has been CANCELLED.    

Training will resume in 2022. 

Check back in for more information and dates.       

Upper level courses require an IQCS nomination. Visit the National Training Website for nomination forms and information.

For any questions concerning courses and registration please email

Register here


Supervisors - if you need to pay for multiple students you can go here.

The registration fees for the Academy are:

- $50 per refresher course or workshop
- $100 per class
- $150 for unlimited classes


Students currently taking classes at ENMU Ruidoso enrolled in the Wildland Fire Science Degree Program and/or Eligible Veterans will receive a class fee waiver. Students will be required to bring supporting documentation upon checking in to the academy.