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Here we provide updates and news about our training academy.


  • 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).

June 1-7 - Montrose, CO. 
Schedue will be posted when it is finalized. 
We hope to see you there!!

The 2019 Winter Academy will begin in a few days.  Please be sure that you have received your confirmation letter, resource order and check-in form (check in form will be sent out 12-31).  For those of you impacted by the government shutdown, we hope things get resolved for you to attend.  We realize the shutdown is out of your and our control however financially we are responsible for all the student meals, materials, facilities and instructor expenses already incurred.  It will be a few weeks before any refund status will be determined.  Thank you for your understanding and patience! 

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
L-280A, L-280B, L-381
S-130/190 (full 5 day class), S-131A, S-131B,
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



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.


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.

Access Document Library

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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