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Wildfire academy Feb. 13-17
The Central Texas Wildfire Academy will be held Thursday through Monday, Feb. 13-17, at Camp Bowie.
The wildfire academy accommodates all skill levels of municipal, rural, and wildland firefighters. Participants will have the option to choose classes that interest and best serve them, including introductory, intermediate, advanced, and squad boss, and ignition operations and tanker shuttle courses.
In an effort to enhance skills and learn new firefighting techniques, responders from across the country will get hands-on experience utilizing the National Wildfire Coordination Group training standards.
The cost is $20 per day, and does not include meals. Firefighters approved for grant funding through the Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program or the Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System Grant Assistance Program are not required to pay for training.
The academy is a joint effort between the Texas Army National Guard, Dam Volunteer Fire Department, and the Texas A&M Forest Service.
For more information and registration, visit the Texas Interagency Coordinating Center. To complete a grant application for firefighter training tuition, visit texasfd.com. Applications must be received prior to training.
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