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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).

Please scroll down the page to the blue boxes and click to register through either the Student or the Trainee links.

The schedule for the 2020 Winter CWFIMA is now available.  It is located under the 'Academy Information" tab above.  

Rosters for the upcoming academy will be available after Nov 15th

The schedule for the 2020 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 2020 Information page.

Looking forward to another successful Academy.

September 13-15, 2019
Otero Junior College (OJC)
La Junta, CO

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 Otero Junior College this year.

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.

This year we have created focused tracks for the firefighter and the driver/operator. Students can choose from several multiday, full day, 4 hour and 2 hour sessions. The student may pick and choose which sessions they wish to attend. Students may attend for the entire weekend or just one day.

Meals are included in the price of tuition.

Sponsored by Colorado Wildland Fire & Incident Management Academy and Colorado Division of Fire Prevention & Control.  Hosted by Otero Junior College.

Download and view the 2019 FOTP Brochure

Click to Register for 2019 FOTP Training

The 3rd Annual Fire on the Plains was held September 13-15th in La Junta, CO hosted by the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention & Control and CWFIMA.  Another training success in meeting the needs of many eastern Colorado rural volunteer fire departments, we appreciate your attendance to this event.  A big thank you to Otero Junior College for providing use of their facility, Sodexho Food Services, La Junta Fire Dept for use of their Fire Training Center, La Junta Airport for field location, City of La Junta for shuttle services and field locations and other local businesses such as Hampton Inn, Econo Lodge, Wal-Mart, Big R, and 469-Dean.  Many thanks to the Colorado Type 3 IMT members for their Command Support and the amazing instructor support from DFPC, Golden Gate FPD, La Junta FD, Platte Valley FD, Eaton FD, Loveland FRA, Colorado River FR, Hugo FD, South Metro FR and Timberline FPD.

Winter Academy

2020 Winter CWFIMA

January 5 - 12, 2020

University of Colorado Springs (UCCS), Colorado Springs

Academy Brochure

The Winter 2020 Academy Brochure is now available for download.

 Download 2020 Brochure


FOTP Brochure

2019 CWFIMA FOTP Brochure is available for download. The Winter 2020 version will be available at a later date.

 Download 2019 Brochure

Document Library

Download the latest information, class rosters, forms and brochures.

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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.

Click for trainee application...

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