After Hours Emergency Contactnewsmedia@tfs.tamu.edu
Jan. 21, 2015 – FORT DAVIS, Texas –
Emergency responders are invited to hone in their wildland firefighting skills
at the 17th annual Mile High Wildfire Academy held at the Fort Davis Fire
Department, February 19–22.
The academy features wildland
firefighting training for paid and volunteer departments, safety and fire
operations courses in the wildland urban interface. The academy is customized
to meet the needs of fire departments throughout the state.
“The courses offered at this year’s
Mile High Academy are nationally recognized to help firefighters better protect
their communities” Texas A&M Forest Service Wildland Urban Interface Specialist
Phillip Truitt said. “The instructors and host fire department make this
academy one worth attending to firefighters from all backgrounds.”
The cost to attend can range from
$55–$220, depending on the course and includes breakfast Friday–Sunday. Grant
reimbursements are available to qualified volunteer fire departments through the Rural
Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program, a grant program
funded by the state and administered by Texas A&M Forest Service.
For more information or to
register, go to the Texas Interagency Coordination Center website at http://ticc.tamu.edu/Training/training.htm or contact Robert Poenisch at 432-386-8108.
The Mile High Wildfire Academy is
sponsored by the Fort Davis Volunteer Fire Department and Texas A&M Forest
Robert Poenisch , Regional Fire Coordinator
(432) 386-8208, firstname.lastname@example.org
Truitt, Urban Interface Specialist(325)
A&M Forest Service Communications 979-458-6606, email@example.com
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