Latest News

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).

Please refer to this page where we will be keeping you up to date on the status of the 2019 Summer 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 and are having trouble registering, or you want to be placed on a waitlist on a full class, please contact us directly

Cancelled classes:

We have cancelled the S-273 class due to new prerequisites and replaced it with Fixed Wing Parking Tender / Ramp Manager and also Retardant Crew Member / Mix Master. Course descriptions are avalable by clicking here and going to the RTCM/MXMS & FWTP/RAMP document.

Online registration for the upcomimg June academy in Montrose, CO is now available.  Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the blue box with the "S", "V" for vendors and "T" for Trainee positons (will be added soon) If you have any questions or issues please contact us.  

June 1-7, Montrose, CO

Schedule for the upcoming CWFIMA Summer Academy is now available.  We plan to have the online registration available soon. 

We hope to see you there!!

Rosters are available, they are current as of May 15  Click here to go to rosters


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.


Summer Academy

2019 Summer CWFIMA Academy
June 1 - 7, 2019
Montrose, CO

Course Schedule Summer 2019.

Academy Brochure

2019 Summer 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) .

Click for student registration...

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.

Click for trainee application...

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.

Click for vendor registration...

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