Academy Information

We provide two training sessions during the year. One in January for our "Winter Academy" and the "Summer Academy" which is held the first week of June.

A preliminary schedule will be posted for the Winter Academy will be available late summer and the schedule for the Summer Academy will be available mid-winter.

This section of our web site will be updated with the current information for the next academy training as soon as we have it finalized.

Summer Schedule will be published in early March.

Partners!

We are always looking for new agency, departmental or professional membership organizations to join our growing list of Academy partners. Becoming a partner with us provides you the opportunity for your logo to be displayed on the cover of our student materials. We feel it is important for our students to see this kind of professional endorsement for the Academy and their efforts in undertaking their essential training.

Sponsorship!

As a non-profit, the CWFIMA relies in part on external supporters to maintain the quality of the program. If you are a business that provides services to the wildland fire and emergency response communities, please consider contacting us to purchase advertising space in our CWFIMA brochures and materials. Information can be obtained by contacting us. pdf You can also download and complete this application form and send it in (99 KB) .

Not all classes have pre-work. Any non-NWCG course with pre-work can be accessed through the document library under course pre-work file.

  • Click on the link below which will take you to the website where you can download the course pre-work files.
  • Complete prior to class.
  • Bring completed pre-work to class unless otherwise instructed on you Resource Order. (Resource Order will be emailed to you after registration has been reviewed and approved).

Where to find your pre-work on the NWCG Training Website


Pre-Course Work

FI-210, Wildland Fire Origin & Cause Determination
L-280, Followership to Leadership
L-380 Fineline Leadership (this pre-work will be sent to students)
S-200, Initial Attack Incident Commander
S-212, Wildland Fire Chainsaws
S-230, Crew Boss
S-270, Basic Air Operations
S-290, Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior
S-330, Strike Team/Task Force Leader

Online Course

L-180, Human Factors in the Wildland Fire Service
S-190, Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior (online modules for students taking S-130/190 Review & Field Only Class)

Blended Course

S-130, Firefighter Training (online modules for students taking S-130/190 Review & Field Only Class)


For Assistance

If you have any problems with pre-work or links please contact us @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 719-589-1400.

CWFIMA has limited scholarships available and is dependent on donations received.

Deadlines to submit application:

  • Winter Academy by December 1st
  • Summer Academy by May 1st

pdf CWFIMA scholarship application pdf file (62 KB) pdf
(62 KB)

document CWFIMA scholarship application doc file (30 KB)

 

 

TRAINEE POSITIONS

The following trainee positions will be available at the 2019 Winter academy (if a position is not listed there is not any availability for that specific position). All trainees will work on taskbooks and receive experience in their specific position. To apply click the "T" button below.

  • $45 per day (includes breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • You must attend a minimum of 4 days
  • Each position has a maximum number of trainees (see positions below). This maximum is per day per position, not per academy.
  • http://training.nwcg.gov/sect_task_books.htm, all applicants will be notified of their acceptance (or contacted with an explanation if not accepted)
  • As this is a planned event, no taskbooks will be completed or recommendations made for final certification.
  • An evaluation with completed tasks will be provided for each trainee
  • Bring your position kit, if you have one, and your initiated PTB.

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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