Not every S-130/190 Basic Firefighter class gets a live-fire field exercise, but the April, 2017 students sure did.
Thanks to Cori Coffin from KREX News Channel 5 in Grand Junction for her feature on Colorado Firecamp and learning lessons from fire tragedies like South Canyon and Yarnell Hill.
Thanks to Dean Staley and Ryan O'Conner for a great feature
filmed during S-130/190 Basic Firefighter, #140 in March, 2014
and aired on KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque, New Mexico during April:
Watch the story behind Colorado Firecamp's beetle-kill pine table, made by Corbin Clay of the Azure Furniture Company as part of Ketel One Vodka & GQ Magazine's “A Gentleman's Call” contest. Thanks, Corbin.
Instructor Mark Thomas gave a great, live interview on NPR's “Talk of the Nation” on September 1, 2009. Listen to “A Day in the Life of a Forest Firefighter.”
Colorado Firecamp is a 501(c)(3)
non-profit, wildland firefighter school, dedicated to expanding
the opportunities for firefighters (and those who someday will
be) to attend quality redcard wildfire training. We primarily
offer 100- and 200- level courses developed by the National Wildfire
Coordinating Group (NWCG) in the areas of leadership, incident
command and suppression skills.
By working with local (Upper Arkansas Valley), zone (Pueblo
dispatch) and regional (Rocky Mountain Area) training teams,
Colorado Firecamp fills a niche in the wildland fire training
market. We offer another option for fire management officers, fire chiefs, county sheriffs,
and training officers to advance the skills of their firefighters.
And, we give those without firefighting experience or previous
firefighter training a chance to get a 'foot in the door' with
the wildland agencies.
Classes are taught using the conference facilities of the Ponderosa
Lodge. Located 12 miles west of Salida, Colorado Firecamp sits in
the middle of the Maysville-North Fork wildland/urban interface.
Field exercises reinforce the classroom lessons.
Simply stated, the mission of Colorado Firecamp is centered on
“keeping quality in qualification”
of wildland firefighters.
E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (719) 539-9329
Colorado Firecamp, Inc.
9008 County Road 240
Salida, CO 81201