20, 2014 – BASTROP, Texas – Firefighters from across the country will soon
converge at Camp Swift in Bastrop, to attend one of the nation’s largest
17th Annual Capital Area Interagency Wildfire and Incident Management Academy,
held from Oct. 24 –Nov. 6, is designed for all levels of municipal, rural
volunteer and wildland firefighters. The academy has hosted thousands of
attendees from all over the world.
36 different classes ranging from basic to advanced firefighting and leadership
to emergency vehicle and dozer operations, attendees have the option to choose
the class most applicable for their needs.
proud of the success of this Texas interagency wildfire academy,” Jan Amen,
academy public information officer said. “Students from previous years are
coming back as instructors with vast experience. Our focus is safety and
teaching firefighters how to safely respond to fires and minimize unnecessary
cost is $60 per day and includes breakfast, lunch and course materials.
Volunteer firefighters can be reimburs...more >>
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