Upper Arkansas Valley Wildfire Foundation,

  • It all began in 1994 when the Colorado offered its first academy-style training at La Foret Camp in the Black Forest area northeast of Colorado Springs.  A total of 5 courses were offered and approximately 90 people from local agencies attended the 3-day event.  In 1995 we headed to the town of Eagle.  Using various locations in town, 10 courses were provided.  A total of 225 people attended the 5-day event.  In 1996 the name “Colorado Wildfire Academy” was born.  This Academy brought almost 600 people from 12 states, representing all levels of government and private enterprises.  Held in Buena Vista, the event lasted 6 days offering 20 courses.  This Academy marked 5 major changes in operation.

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

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.

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