Depot to host Wildland Fire Academy

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Red River Army Depot has partnered with the Texas A&M
Forest Service and the Bowie County Firefighters Association to host a Wildland Fire Training
Academy, April 29 through May 5. This is the second training academy held at RRAD.
This year the academy will include five courses including: S-130/190 Basic Wildland Firefighter;
S-212 Wildland Fire Chainsaws; L-280 Followership to Leadership; S-215 Fire Operations in the
Wildland/Urban Interface and S-131 Wildland Firefighter I. The Basic Wildland Firefighter course
will be offered twice, once during weekdays and the other on weeknights and the following
weekend. The evening/weekend classes are being offered to help accommodate volunteer
firefighters that may not have the opportunity to attend a day class during the week.
Registration is open to all federal and state agencies, fire departments and prescribed burn
managers.

Those wanting to register may visit the Texas Interagency Wildland Fire Academy Website at
https://tiwa.tamu.edu/RegSysStudent/Home/Home.aspx. Grant funding Training tuition
assistance is available to qualified Texas departments through the Texas A&M Forest Service
under the Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program (HB 2604) and TIFMAS. To
apply, please visit http://texasforestservice.tamu.edu/FireDepartmentPrograms or call (979)
458-6505 for HB2604 or (936) 639-8100 for TIFMAS. Applications for training tuition assistance
must be submitted to the Emergency Services Grants Division BEFORE the academy start
date.

For questions, please contact the Texas A&M Forest Service Regional Fire Coordinator, Nathan
Carroll at 936-546-1918 or ncarroll@tfs.tamu.edu.

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