Course Description

This course leads students through the ecological and historical role of fire, characteristics of smoke and the health, safety and visibility impacts of smoke. Other topics include public relations, legal requirements, meteorology, fuel consumption, smoke production dispersion modeling, and operational smoke management strategies. This course is designed to be interactive in nature. It contains a panel discussion, several exercises designed to facilitate group and class participation and case studies from a variety of fuel types and political challenges.

Date/Location: May 8th – 11th, 2023 @ Albany Pine Bush's Discovery Center in Albany, NY

For more information, please see the documents below.


A block of rooms is reserved at the Hampton Inn Albany-Wolf Road at a NFFPC rate of $ 114.00 (USD) for a single room. Candidates are to make their own arrangements for rooms.

Please state that you are with the Northeast Compact group. The deadline for booking under the group block and is April 7th.

Nomination Process and Registration

Students must complete the NE Compact Nomination Form and email the form to Eric Earle. Additional information can be found in the documents below.

The deadline for submitting nominations is April 7th.