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The Office of Rural Fire Protection


This office specializes in training and response preparedness services to firefighters and emergency responders in the rural areas of the state.


Office of Rural Fire Protection Training Options

Contact Information:
  • Lisa Shield
    Rural Fire Training Specialist
    1140 Airport Heights
    Anchorage, Alaska 99508
    Toll Free: 877-355-5472
    Phone: (907) 269-6083
    Fax: (907) 269-0098






Also, keep checking our training schedule at for other training opportunities.

Use this website to find other tools to plan your drills and give some guidance to your veteran Fire Fighters and VPSO’s. You can also use these tools to help train newer members of your Fire Department. Download the Alaska Basic Fire Fighter training program, skill-sheets and training record at
Certifications Page.

Free Online Training is available from the following organizations. See their websites for specific course information.

National Volunteer Fire Council
National Fire Academy
FEMA Emergency Management Institute

Alaska Basic Firefighter Certification

Village Public Safety Officer Fire Training Academy

The Office of Rural Fire Protection has the responsibility for conducting the Rural Fire Protection Specialist course at the Village Public Safety Officer (VPSO) Academy in Sitka. Students at this course are from small villages throughout Alaska. They are trained in firefighting, law enforcement, emergency medical services, and search and rescue. The Rural Fire Protection Specialist course includes setting up a small rural fire department, suppression training, providing fire prevention programs and managing the fire department within the village.