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"Mission Statement"

"Provide and assure quality training in Wildland Fire, Incident, Aviation, and Forest Health Management"

The Danny Rhynes Training Center is dedicated in honor of Fire Captain Danny D. Rhynes who served the San Bernardino National Forest from 1968 to 1994.   Danny was a dedicated fireman, leader, and instructor who was committed to sharing his knowledge and years of experience in the classroom and on the fireline, in the interest of enhancing fire fighter knowledge and fire fighter safety. May his leadership, courage, and dedication continue to inspire all who attend training here and into the future.

The Danny Rhynes Training Center (DRTC) resides at the San Bernardino National Forest Supervisor's Office. Danny Rhynes serves as a Regional Interagency Wildland Fire Training Center and will accommodate the needs of local, state, tribal, federal fire departments and community partners. Training delivery and emphasis is in wildland fire management, at the introductory, basic, and intermediate level, with the primary focus on safety, ICS and strategy.


The United States Forest Service is in partnership with the following community colleges to provide course accreditation to students for agency career development.

The training center is centrally located in San Bernardino, CA. serviced by air, rail and bus. Transportation from the Ontario Airport is readily available. Numerous hotels and restaurants are within walking distance and/or 15 minutes driving time.

Five state of the art classroom / meeting rooms with built-in audio/visual equip including projection screen projector dvd/vcr/vga port for laptop connectivity, telephone conference capabilities.

One fully operational computer laboratories with built-in networked computers and audio/visual equipment including projection screen projector dvd/vcr/vga port for laptop connectivity, telephone conference capabilities.

Ample parking for 160 vehicles


Contact DRTC:

602 S. Tippecanoe Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92404

(909) 382 - 2984

FAX (909) 382 -4192

Email: drtc@fs.fed.us


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