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Here we provide updates and news about our training academy.

MEDIA NOTES:

  • PIO staff will be available during academy week to provide tours and set up interviews with key academy personnel and attending students. Please contact us for information regarding these opportunities.
  • Colorado Wildland Fire & Incident Management Academy (CWFIMA) is a Non-Profit educational organization under the Upper Arkansas Valley Wildfire Foundation, established 20 years ago, that provides training to states and localities to prepare, respond, recover and mitigate disasters and incidents using the Incident Command System (ICS).

Course rosters are now available. Click here to go to the rosters, if you do not see your name on a specific roster and feel it is an error please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 719-589-1400

The schedule for the 2019 Winter Academy is now available and the online registration is active.  Take a look at the schedule and register early as classes may fill up.  Hotel information can be found on the 2019 Information page.
Looking forward to another successful Academy.

Please refer to this page where we will be keeping you up to date on the status of the 2019 Winter Academy's Classes. If we need to change a date, the class is filled or it has been cancelled, we will list it below.

If you do not see a class listed here, or you want to be placed on a waitlist, please contact us directly

Full classes
233
ICS-300
L-280A, L-280B, L-381
S-130/190 (full 5 day class), S-131A, S-131B,
S-131C
S-200, S-203, S-215A.  S-219A, S-219B, S-230A. S-231A, S-260, S-290A, S-290B
S-330, S-339, S-359, S-390

Cancelled classes
E0146
G-191
L-973
S-262

 

 

Jennifer Baker the host of CityTalk from the City of Colorado Springs interviews Chief Christopher P. Riley, Fire Chief, Colorado Springs Fire Department about the upcoming Wildland Fire and Incident Management Training. 

 

Wildland Academy Citytalk from City of Colorado Springs on Vimeo.

 

Donations are raised through the Silent Auction, Golf & Bowling Tournaments along with Boot Collections.

Total donations noted below as of August 2015.

Fund Type:Fund Amount:
Illness $26,083
Injury $6,100
Death $6,200
Property Loss/Damage $4,250
Life Challenge Program $1,000
Storm King 14 Event & Scholarships $6,298
Wildland Firefighters Foundation $850
Total $50,781

The Colorado Wildland Fire & Incident Management Academy (CWFIMA) Benefit Fund was started in late 1999, when one of the Academy’s long-time instructors was diagnosed with a serious illness. The CWFIMA Team planned a fund-raiser to assist him and his family financially. One fund-raiser led to another and the CWFIMA Benefit Fund was born. The purpose of the CWFIMA Benefit Fund is to help anyone in the incident responder family who is dealing with illness or injury and is in financial need. The incident responder family includes everyone involved in incident responses along with their families.

This Benefit is managed by the CWFIMA Incident Management Team.

Requests for benefit funds are discussed and decided upon by the Team. All funds raised are managed under a nonprofit organization,
the Upper Arkansas Valley Wildfire Foundation. Money-raisers include golf tournaments, silent auctions, drawings for prizes, individual and corporate donations, plus passing the boot at Academy sponsored events. The first check from the Benefit Fund was presented in June 2000. We have assisted responders (structure and/or wildland) who have been stricken by terminal illness, serious injuries, and traumatic events, including loss of a family member. Since 2000, we have given well over $49,000 to our fellow comrades in need. Checks have ranged from $500 to $5,000 depending on the need.

The CWFIMA receives strong support from the fire community for its training events, and the CWFIMA Team is grateful to be able to give back in the form of the Benefit Fund.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Wendy Fischer, Coordinator

P.O. Box 1777, Alamosa, CO 81101

(719) 589-1400

 

The 2011 Colorado Wildfire and Incident Management Academy (CWFIMA) S-212 Wildfire Powersaw class practices techniques.

Visit Youtube  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JE6VcpNKrsk

 

 

Winter Academy

2019 Winter CWFIMA

January 7-13, 2019

University of Colorado Springs (UCCS), Colorado Springs

Registration and schedule has been delayed to August 24th

Academy Brochure

2019 Winter CWFIMA Academy Brochure is now available for download.

 Download 2019 Brochure

Document Library

Download the latest information, class rosters, forms and brochures.

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Student Registration

Student RegistrationStudents are able to register On-Line for the upcoming Academy, please read the following information prior to completing the Student Registration Application. document Click to download a PDF of the NWCG Nomination Form (15 KB) .

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Trainee Application

Trainee RegistrationCWFIMA provides a great opportunity for trainees working on taskbooks to receive on-the-job training and evaluation working under qualified Type 1 and Type 2 Command & General Staff.

Vendor & Exhibitor Registration

v vendorA key aspect of the student experience while enrolled at the CWFIMA is access to vendors who offer an array of wildland fire and emergency response equipment, supplies, and services.

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