Training Opportunities

  • July 9-11, 2024 6PM-10PM (Zoom online classes) Students will need to contact instructor for online class:​ 
  • ​July 14, 2024 In-person class​
Location:  Greenbank Fire Station, 4676 Potomac Highlands Trail, Green Bank, WV 24944
Course Description: Wilderness First Aid (WFA) is a 16-hour course designed to equip participants with
the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively respond to medical emergencies and injuries in remote
and outdoor settings. Students will learn how to assess, treat, and manage common injuries and illnesses
that may occur in wilderness environments, where access to medical help is limited or delayed. This course
emphasizes hands-on training, scenario-based learning, and practical application of first aid principles in
challenging outdoor conditions.
  • WVEMD will provide Wilderness First Aid Training Materials.
  • Students will be responsible for transportation costs and meals
​Students will need to register through​ for this class. Please contact Eva Godbey with questions about registration at 304-766-0011 ext. 22 or
If you have questions, please contact Jeff Cunningham, SAR Training Officer at 304-414-7682 or 304-941-6025. Email:​

Dates:  July 19, 20, 21, 2024 [19th - 6:00 to 10:00=4 hours] [20-21=26 hours]
There will be a limit of 30 students.
Location: Princeton Rescue Squad, 704 Maple Street, Princeton, WV 24740
Instructors: CW Sigman, Corey Carr, Cody Carr, Ritchie Gobble, Jonathan Mitchell, Mike Gray, Darin Virag
Course Description: This 30-hour class meets the Technician Level requirements of NFPA 1006Chapters 16, 17, and 21. The textbook is “Water Rescue: Principles and Practice to NFPA 1006 and 1670: Surface, Swiftwater, Dive, Ice, Surf, and Flood”, Second Edition. The same textbook is used for Water Rescue Awareness, Operations, and Technician.
Prerequisites include: Must pass swim test, Water Rescue Operations or Water Rescue Level 1.
Students will need to register through for this class
  • Please contact Eva Godbey with questions about registration at 304-766-0011 ext. 22 or
  • If you have questions, please contact Jeff Cunningham, SAR Training Officer at 304-414-7682 or 304-941-6025. Email:​
National Emergency Management Basic Academy (NEMBA) FEMA Region 3
  • August 26-27.2024: L0116 Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP), Public Information Basic
    • ​Registration Deadline: August 15, 2024
  • August 28-30, 2024: L0105, Public Information Basics
    • ​Registration Deadline: August 15,2024
Location: Days Inn and Suites by Wyndham, 350 Days Drive, Sutton, WV 26601
How to Register for the CourseEmail Brent Burger at​ if interested in attending any or all of these courses and you will be sent the registration code to register online. We will require a letter from your organization showing backing for your attendance in all courses.

​​​​Questions about trainings? Contact State Training Officer ​