Training

Lost River Fire Management
Po Box 933 Merrill, OR 97633
Phone: 541-273-4737
Fax: 541-273-2863


At Lost River, all training is performed by a NWSA, (National Wildfire Suppression Agency) certified member of our staff. To be eligible for employment you must first complete entry level fire school. This course contains 40 hours of classroom time and discussion of the Incident Command System, Fire Behavior, Weather and Safety to name a few. In addition to the classroom time you must pass a physical endurance test known as the pack test. During the pack test you will be expected to carry 45lbs for 3 miles in less than 45 minutes. 


If you have already taken your entry level class, you will need to go through an 8 hour refresher course as well as complete the pack test each year to remain current on your credentials. Anyone who has not been on a fire in 5 or more years will need to be completely re-certified at the entry level fire school. In order to obtain your certification, attendance is necessary and required on all days training is taking place. The pack test is completed regardless of weather. Please come prepared


Upcoming Training Opportunities

Date Time Class


To attend classes please call us at the number provided above to reserve your place in class and for further instructions no later than 5:00 p.m the day BEFORE class is set to begin. You will be coming to school, please bring all the necessary equipment including an official identification card, a notebook, and a writing utensil. These things are needed and required for the certification process.