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  • 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).

The 2018 FOTP was a great success providing critical hands-on training in and out of the classroom. Seventy-eight attendees came from 27 fire departments across Colorado and southern Wyoming. A variety of 2 and 4-hour sessions were offered (27 total) from interior & basement fire attack to scene size up, grass fire 101 and driving simulator. Six members of the Eastern Colorado Type 3 IMT, Colorado Division of Fire Prevention & Control (CDFPC) and 18 instructors from other fire departments provided great oversight and instruction for this event. We would like to thank our hosts the Sterling Fire Department and Northeastern Junior College (NJC) along with assistance from CWFIMA, CDFPC and the Colorado Fire Departments providing instructors. The 2019 FOTP is being planned for Otero Junior College in La Junta, Colorado; dates to be determined.

Please refer to this page where we will be keeping you up to date on the status of the 2018 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, or you want to be placed on a waitlist, please contact us directly

Full classes

Cancelled classes

We have added N9062 e-Isuite (all modules) to the summer schedule, it will run June 5-7. 

Early registration is almost over!  Register before April 15th to get the early rate. 

You can register online (click here), fax or email your NWCG nomination (form link)
For course schedule and descriptions just click on the one you need to see.  Please read the prerequisites and make sure you meet them before registering for a class. 
If you have any questions please contact us.

This unique training event will be held on July 20-22, 2018 at Northeastern Junior College. Fire on the Plains (FOTP) is geared towards structure fire departments seeking training on a variety of platforms including live fire, extrication, command, driving, FF skills and EMS skills. Come join us for a day, 2-day or extended weekend.

Fire on the Plains is a collaborative effort to bring cost effective, high quality, hands-on training to the first responders of the eastern plains of Colorado. This year we have re-tooled some of our offerings and added a few that folks have requested. We are also partnering with Northeastern Jr College this year and college credit may be available for some courses.
This event is designed to provide basic skills introduction to newer firefighters as well as giving the seasoned firefighter the ability to explore new concepts. Each session will provide the opportunity for students to work on specific Job Performance Requirements (JPR) for certification maintenance.  Click to Read More and Register Online

Winter Academy

2019 Winter CWFIMA

January 7-13, 2019

University of Colorado Springs (UCCS), Colorado Springs

Registration and schedule will be ready August 15th

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