In 1999 the Withlacoochee Training Center (WTC) was created by the Legislature to provide needed training to the public and private sector in forest resource management, prescribed fire, and wildfire management.
The center's training facility is located just north of Brooksville, in the Withlacoochee State Forest. Additionally, under the auspices of the WTC, training may be conducted at other locations on an as-needed basis.
Our curriculum objectives are comprehensive, flexible and ever-expanding in order to meet the needs of state and federal agencies, local fire departments and private sector land managers. We invite and encourage comments and recommendations regarding training needs, curriculum development, and course content. Our goal is to provide the highest quality training and meet the objectives of the center.