Colorado Wildland Fire and Incident Management Academy – KOAA

in continuing coverage….. nearly a thousand firefighters are in colorado springs for the coming week, training to fight ever-intensifying wildfires all across the country. it’s the annual “colorado wildland fire and incident management academy” at u-c- c-s. this is video of some of the classroom portion of the academy and throughout the week, they’ll head outside for hands-on field training. “what we’re seeing more and more is that rural parts of rural — not just the west, but in the east — are saying, anything can burn at any point in time and so we’re starting to see much bigger investments in getting people to training, which wasn’t always the case.” the academy began saturday and it will include more than 40 .