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Published on Apr 27, 2012
The twelfth annual Utah Wildfire Academy will be held May 14-18, 2012 at the Snow College South Campus in Richfield, Utah.
During the past 12 years, the Utah Wildfire Academy has trained over 4,300 students in numerous aspects of fire suppression and management. Students ranging in ages from 18-70 have come to the academy from nearly every state across the nation. The academy is set up under the Incident Command System, similar to what the students will experience when working on a real wildfire.
The Utah Wildfire Academy is one of many comprehensive fire academies nationwide and is a cooperative effort between the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, the State of Utah, Bureau of Indian Affairs, the National Park Service and Snow College. The courses will train rookie and veteran firefighters from volunteer departments and county, state and federal fire agencies. The classes range from basic firefighting techniques to incident command management.
Snow College South in Richfield has become the permanent home of the academy where it has been held 10 years out of 12.