Posted: 02/17/2022

The Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) is responsible for implementing the Alabama Prescribed Burning Act (Code of Alabama, 1975, Section 9-13-270) and related regulations. Part of that responsibility is to provide training for initial certification and continuing education requirements for Certified Prescribed Burn Managers. The AFC is requesting proposals to assist in presenting workshops and providing training materials. The specific details are as follows:

Prescribed Burn Manager Certification Training

  • Contractor will be responsible for developing, arranging, and conducting two (2) Prescribed Burn Manager Certification courses over a 1-year period. Each of these courses must involve thirty-two (32) instructor contact hours, as required by Alabama Prescribed Burning Act regulations (Alabama Forestry Commission Administrative Code 390-x-6-.01). Each course will be taught in the central region of the state to accommodate as many students as possible. The AFC may authorize additional courses and must agree to the specific dates and locations designated for training.
  • Contractor will be responsible for developing, arranging, and conducting two (2) Prescribed Burn Recertification workshops over a 1-year period. These workshops must involve six (6) instructor contact hours, as required by Alabama Prescribed Burning Act regulations (Alabama Forestry Commission Administrative Code 390-x-6-.01). Each workshop will be taught in the central region of the state to accommodate as many students as possible. The AFC may authorize additional workshops and must agree to the specific dates and locations designated for training.
  • In addition to the two (2) Prescribed Burn Manager Certification courses described above, Contractor will be responsible for developing, arranging, and conducting one (1) Prescribed Burn Manager Certification course for the AFC Forestry Academy. This course must involve twenty (20) instructor contact hours and will be taught exclusively to AFC employees. This course will take place at the Solon Dixon Center in Andalusia, AL during November 2022.
  • Contractor must conduct all these courses and workshops prior to December 31, 2022. These courses and workshops will be subject to AFC approval. In the event participation numbers are too low to warrant a particular course or workshop, that course or workshop may be postponed and rescheduled or canceled.
  • Contractor will be responsible for producing a detailed course and workshop outline for fifty students per course or workshop, using existing training materials and incorporating the latest ideas and concepts included in the Alabama Prescribed Burning Guide, 2012; Fireline Handbook Appendix B; Fire Behavior; S300, Prescribed Fire Burn Boss, S390 Fire Behavior and in accordance with Alabama law and Alabama Forestry Commission regulations.
  • Other than the AFC Forestry Academy course, Contractor will be responsible for arranging and providing a venue, advertising, logistics, handouts, audio-visual equipment, instructor services, and all other expenses incurred unless otherwise specified.
  • The Alabama Forestry Commission will be responsible for registration and collecting of all fees.
  • The Alabama Forestry Commission will be responsible for providing copies of the Alabama Prescribed Burning Guide, 2012 to participants.

All work proposed will be performed by Contractor personally or by subcontractors who are approved in advance by the AFC.

  1. Contractor must list a price for the two (2) certification courses and must submit a price for any additional courses in the event more are needed and authorized.
  2. Contractor must list a price for the one (1) certification course to be taught at the AFC Forestry Academy.
  3. Contractor must list a price for the two (2) recertification workshops and must submit a price for any additional workshops in the event more are needed and authorized.

Contractor should be highly experienced in forestry, prescribed burning, and wildland fire management. Contractor is required to be an Alabama Registered Forester and Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager and must have experience with classroom instruction utilizing the abovereferenced course materials.

Anyone interested in becoming the Contractor for this project must submit a formal proposal in writing to the Alabama Forestry Commission at the address below by the close of business on Friday,March 4, 2022. Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered. Please share this information with anyone you feel may be interested in bidding on this proposal. The AFC reserves the right to refuse any or all bids.


Proposals must be submitted to:

  • Alabama Forestry Commission
  • Forest Protection Division
  • ATTN: John Goff
  • Post Office Box 302550
  • Montgomery, AL 36130-2550

For more information, contact John Goff or Marti Davis at the above address, by e-mail at John.Goff@forestry.alabama.gov or Marti.Davis@forestry.alabama.gov, or by telephone at (334) 240-9332.