Colorado Wildland Fire and Incident Management Academy

By: Sara Zendehnam Email
By: Sara Zendehnam Email

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."


You must be logged in to post comments.

Username:
Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:
KKCO NBC 11 News
2531 Blichmann Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81505

Station Phone: 970.243.1111
Business Fax: 970.243.1770
Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793
News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 210173561 - nbc11news.com/a?a=210173561
Gray Television, Inc.