Colorado Wildland Fire and Incident Management Academy

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Montrose, Colo (KKCO) --- Hundreds of first responders gathered in Montrose to participate in the Colorado Wildland Fire and Incident Management Academy.

Courses were organized to train students not only about wildfire safety, but also skills on how to handle tornadoes, floods and terrorist attacks.

New GPS technology was also introduced to get students familiar with mapping and communication techniques when tracking a fire.

The program has been going on for two decades and Incident Commander, Jim Krugman, said that even after 20 years,"the mission is still the same and that is quality training in a venue that is affordable and has the best instructors we can find to deliver it."

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