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Aerial view of Cape Cod depicting location of the Joint Base Cape Cod
The Joint Base Cape Cod (JBCC) is a full scale, joint-use base home to five military commands training for missions at home and overseas, conducting airborne search and rescue missions, and intelligence command and control.

To the right is an aerial photo of Tactical Training Base (TTB) Kelley, dedicated to SGT Michael J. Kelley. The training base replicates a forward operating base soldiers occupy when deployed overseas in places like Afghanistan. Aerial of Tactical Training Base Kelley

The sea of green in the background is the northern training area of Camp Edwards, home to the Upper Cape Water Supply Reserve; the largest piece of  protected, undeveloped land on Cape Cod. Both are used jointly for training by the Massachusetts Army and Air National Guard and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Retired F15 Eagle jet
Honoring its past mission, the 102nd Intelligence Wing has erected a retired F-15 Eagle jet for display outside the gates of Otis Air National Guard base. The current mission of the intelligence wing is to provide world-wide precision intelligence and command and control along with trained and experienced Airmen for expeditionary combat support anUS Coast Guard helicopter and fixed wing aircraft flying over Woods Hole, MAd homeland security.

U.S. Coast Guard Base Cape Cod is the Coast Guard's primary tenant command within Joint Base Cape Cod (JBCC). Established in August 2014, U.S. Coast Guard Base Cape Cod serves as the single DCMS touch point for the support of Coast Guard operations within the 1st Coast Guard District, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with operational partners to ensure the delivery of professional, responsive and cost-effective services to the American public. With the shift in support services to Base Cape Cod, all services and support oriented departments are now located at Base Cape Cod.

Air Station Cape Cod (ASCC), with its three helicopters and four jets, is the only Coast Guard Aviation facility in the northeast. ASCC is responsible for the waters from New Jersey to the Canadian border and maintains the ability to launch a helicopter and/or jet within 30 minutes of a call, 365 days-a-year, 24 hours-a-day, and in nearly any weather condition.

Soldiers training for deployment at Camp Edwards, the primary military training facility for National Camp Edwards combat soldiers training for deploymentGuard and Army Reserve soldiers throughout New England. Camp Edwards' primary mission is to prepare soldiers for combat missions overseas as well as missions to serve and protect the homeland stateside.

The JBCC supports a wide range of training for homeland defense and security missions needs for theBomb sniffing dog at Cp Edwards training for security mission various commands as well as large scale joint training exercises with both military and civilian first responder participation. The picture at the right shows bomb sniffing dogs training at Camp Edwards in May of 2010.

6th Missle Space Warning, Cape Cod Air Force Station

Cape Cod Air Force Station is the only land based radar site providing missile warning for the eastern coast of the United States and southern Canada against intercontinental and sea-launched ballistic missiles.

The JBCC is home to many other tenants and programs, to learn more please visit our Overview page.


- Training Public Announcement -

Basic Wildland Firefighting

Firefighter Training - Blended (S-130), Introduction to Wildland Fire
Behavior - Online (S-190), & Human Factors on the Fireline - Online (L-180)

Fall 2018
Session Dates Listed Below

During the past 17 years with the assistance of many partner organizations the
Massachusetts Army National Guard (MAARNG) has sponsored and hosted
wildland fire training at Camp Edwards. Training classes are offered free of charge
to students with the intent of furthering wildland fire suppression and prescribed fire
within Massachusetts and among the MAARNG’s many partner agencies



S-130 provides entry level firefighter skills. Field exercises consisting of prescribed burning and other activities will be used to reinforce classroom topics. The online portion of this training is estimated to take 22 hours with 4 hours classroom time, and 8 to 12 hours of field exercise. S-190 provides instruction in the primary factors affecting the start and spread of wildfire and recognition of potentially hazardous situations. It is designed to meet the fire behavior training needs of a firefighter type 2 (FFT2) on an incident. The online portion of this training is estimated to take 6 to 8 hours with 3 hours classroom time.

L-180 exposes students to human performance concepts as part of basic wildland firefighter training. The course is specifically designed for entry-level operational personnel; however, this course also applies to all wildland fire service personnel, including non-operational personnel.

The online portion of this training is estimated to take 4 hours.


ICS-100/IS100 introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. Additionally, the ICS-100/IS100 describes the history, features and principles, organizational structure of the system, and explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS). The online portion of this training is estimated to take 3 hours.

IS700 introduces the National Incident Management System (NIMS) concept – a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents. The online portion of this training is estimated to take 3 hours.

TARGET GROUP: Entry-level wildland firefighters.

COURSE STRUCTURE AND DATES:There is a four step processes to complete the training.

1. Following acceptance into the training students will be expected to complete all online portions of the S-130, S-190, and L-180 trainings. Individuals who do not already have IS100 and IS700 will also need to complete those online trainings.

2. Students will then attend one of four 8-hour classroom session in September at the Joint Base Cape Cod’s Fire Station training room on Tuesday the 4th, Wednesday the 5th, Thursday the 6th, or Friday the 7th, upon arrival to the class all students must have proof of completion of all online trainings and course prerequisites.

3. Following completion of the classroom portion of the training students will complete a field exercise checklist on an approved prescribed burn or field exercise. The dates of any prescribed burns or field exercise opportunities are to be determined. This step must be completed by June 30th of 2019.

4. A copy of the field evaluation form will be returned and a final certificate of completion will be issued at that time to each student who successfully completes all requirements.

NOMINATION: Complete the registration form (Google Forms) at https://goo.gl/forms/Uyf7dr0OTxtbYMwB3 by Friday, August 24th, 2018. Notification of acceptance with weblinks and information on the online portions of the trainings will be emailed within 7 days of registration on a rolling basis. Note limited space is available in each of the 4 classroom sessions
TUITION: There is no tuition fee; however students are responsible for their own travel costs, food, and lodging.


Alex Etkind, Specialist
Northeast Forest and Fire Management, LLC
29 Moody Drive, Sandwich, MA 02563-1820
Email: alexetkind@ne-ffm.com
Phone: (781) 974-4583
Web Site: www.ne-ffm.com

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