Arizona Wildfire & Incident Management Academy
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AZ Wildfire Academy:
  » 1700 Iron Springs Rd
  » Prescott, AZ 86305
  » Phone: (928) 442-3563
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Arizona Wildfire and Incident Management Academy is ...

The Arizona Wildfire and Incident Management Academy is a premier training venue for the Southwest. The purpose of our academy is to "provide training that meets or exceeds the National Wildfire Coordinating Group and Federal Emergency Management Administration standards" to provide the highest quality training in an incident management setting offering our students the opportunity to establish a mentoring network. True to our mission - that every firefighter is safe and comes home – every time. We are a non-profit 501 (c) 3 agency that is supported by grants and donations.
Our Academy is run as an Incident with a complete
Incident Management Team
  • The Planning Section: Facilitating planning meetings, producing Incident Actions Plans and keeping track of all overhead (Students, Instructors and Staff)
  • The Operations Section: Making sure all classes run smoothly
  • The Logistics Sections: Providing all the support needs from markers to buses, complete with inspections
  • Safety Officers: Monitoring all activities
  • Public Information Officers: Getting the word out to the public and working with any VIP’s that come to campus – all coordinated by the Incident Commander.
Next years academy will be held ...
We are already working towards next year’s academy to be held March 5 – 11, 2016. Registration will begin November 1, 2015. Come back to this page and look for the ''register'' button. Hope to see you there!

2014 Southwest Firefighter of the Year

Congrats to Greg Smith:

Greg was instrumental in establishing the Ironwood Hotshots from Northwest Fire in Tucson. He has been their Superintendent since its inception and they have never received anything less than excellent performance ratings.

Greg's commitment to excellence is evident is all that he does and he demands the same commitment from his crew.

Greg Smith receiving his engraved Pulaski from Pete Gordon
Greg Smith receiving his engraved Pulaski from Pete Gordon
note Make sure to Nominate a deserving Firefighter for the 2015 Wildland Firefighter of the Year!

The 2015 Academy was Most Awesome thanks to the agencies and companies listed below, they contributed either money, personnel or in-kind donations ...

  • Apache Sitgreaves National Forest
  • Arizona Public Service
  • Arizona State Forestry
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • Bureau of Land management
  • Captain Crossfit
  • Central Yavapai Fire District
  • Chino Valley Fire District
  • Coconino National Forest
  • Coronado National Forest
  • Craig Brown
  • Daisy Mountain Fire District
  • Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Fairmount Fire District
  • Fort McDowell Indian Community
  • Gila National Forest
  • Gila River Indian Community
  • Glendale Fire Department
  • Golder Ranch Fire District
  • Goodyear Fire Department
  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Groom Creek Fire District

  • Highlands Fire District
  • Kaibab National Forest
  • Lessons Learned Center
  • National Interagency Fire Center
  • National Oceanic & Atmospheric Admin.
  • National Park Service
  • Native Air
  • Phoenix Fire Department
  • Prescott Fire Department
  • Prescott Firefighter Charities
  • Prescott National Forest
  • Rio Rico Fire District
  • San Juan County Emergency Services
  • Sedona Fire District
  • State Farm Insurance
  • Summit Fire District
  • Tempe Fire Department
  • Tonto National Forest
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • USFS Region 3
  • Williamson Valley Group
  • Yavapai County Board of Supervisors
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