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About Us

Our Motivation

Heroic Leadership

Annual Operating Plan, 2006-07

How Firecamp Got Started


Firecamp-RMCG Memorandum of Understanding, approved November, 2003

Revision to 1994 NWCG Training Memo, adopted September, 2003

Mission Statement

Colorado Firecamp’s mission is to protect life, preserve communities, and conserve America’s wildland resources by training students for suppression of wildfire, mitigation of wildfire risk, and stewardship of forests and grasslands.

The development of personal responsibility, leadership and teamwork through reaching vocational goals supports youth, veterans, and the underemployed in achieving certification while finding a sense of purposeful service to community.

We are guided by the founding principle of “keeping quality in qualification” of firefighters and tree fallers to manage risk and safely perform their duties within inherently unforgiving work environments.

In memory of Jeff Allen and Shane Heath, Indianola Helitack Crew Members, lost in the Cramer Fire near here on July 22, 2003.  This will be a  lasting place of remembrance and gratitude for their lives and service, a place for wildland firefighters to reflect in their memory, and a reminder to all who are involved with firefighting - from those on the line to those up the line - to find a way to bring everyone back safely from every fire.

“...and a reminder to all who are involved with firefighting — from those on the line to those up the line — to find a way to bring everyone back safely from every fire.”


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.”


 

 


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