CLASSES START: March , 2023
SMWA's mission is “To annually provide the best and most efficient schedule of courses to graduate, support and expand the knowledge of qualified wildland firefighters through the Single Resource Level (ie. Engine Boss) while also offering a variety of community outreach courses relating to personal safety and the expansion of the public’s knowledge of the Firefighting/EMS field”.
COVID-19 COMPLIANCE STATEMENT: While continuing to offer training for our Mission Essential Firefighting personnel, we have modified our Academy structure and will continue to monitor the current guidance from the CDC and the New Mexico Department of Health and NM Governor’s Public Health Orders, applicable at the time of the Academy. A few examples of such accommodation are: providing “learning pods” with smaller groups of people, spacially distanced. We will not have a general session this year and will not have vendors or a centralized registration area. Attendees will be given directions to their classroom locations and will report directly there. Learning materials and supplies will be provided at the individual sites around town. We will not provide prepared food but will have pre-packaged snacks and drinks. We will provide N95 masks and sanitization supplies at every classroom location. Every classroom will be cleaned on a daily basis by our existing janitorial staff who is currently providing COVID safe sanitizing practices for our workforce. NM Health.org: https://cv.nmhealth.org/
The 2023 Sacramento Mountains Wildfire Academy will be held March TBA, 2023 at the Cloudcroft High School, Cloudcroft, NM. The Equipment Field Training will be held in several places in the Cloudcroft area.
Please contact SMWA for information.
Several courses require prerequisite knowledge or course work. If you have not completed a course prerequisite through the Sacramento Mountain Wildfire Academy but have equivalent training or qualifications, a proof of completion will be required to register. Please send with your registration form documentation of the course(s) you wish to have considered including the date and location.
Billing and Refunds
Please contact SMWA for information.
Individuals will be billed
Organizations/agencies may be billed for fees if the registration form is accompanied by a purchase order or authorization letter signed by your organization’s administrator and on official letterhead with the appropriate billing address. Billing of all registered participants will be done regardless of attendance. Full refunds will be honored upon written request received prior to February 1st, 2023.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received after March TBA, 2023, will be assessed a $50.00 processing fee. No refunds will be made after 5:00 p.m. on March TBA, 2023. Cancellations must be phoned in for consideration of any reimbursement or credit.
All participants will receive a confirmation email within 1 week of registering. A full welcome packet including any pre-course materials will be set aside for you once registration and payment have been processed. If you have not received confirmation within 2 weeks of registering, please go to contact page.
Individuals under the age of 16 may not participate in the Sacramento Mountains Wildfire Academy. Those 16 and 17 years of age may participate only in lecture classes if accompanied by a registered adult department member. The adult department member must submit a written statement of responsibility to be approved by our office prior to confirmation of the participant. Contact the SMWA for more information.
This must be filed with our office prior to the school. Contact the Fire and Rescue Training Institute for more information.
Sacramento Mountains Wildfire Academy is an alcohol and smoke free campus.
Parking and Transportation
On-site parking will be available at the Cloudcroft High School.
It is each student’s responsibility to select attire that projects a professional image while remaining appropriate for climate differences and safety for in class activities. The SMWA staff have the authority to make a determination that a participant’s attire may be inappropriate. When required, participants must provide their own PPE. Inappropriate or sleeveless shirts, etc., will not be permitted in the classroom or on the practical site. In addition, shorts or open-toe sandals will not be permitted on the practical site.
Code of Conduct
Your conduct while attending out-of-town educational programs or other fire service events should be no different than it would be at home or in front of your families. Wherever you travel, the FD license plate, the blue light, the window decal, or the EMT cross on your jacket or t-shirt identifies you as a member of an honorable and proud profession. Your actions reflect upon not only you as an individual, but your agency department and the fire service as a whole. The public expects our actions to be above reproach — on and off the emergency. We hope that your actions while at the Sacrament Mountains Wildfire Academy will polish, not tarnish, the fire service’s image in the General Assembly’s home away from home.
Snacks will be provided for 2023 instead of meals. Saturday, March TBA, 2023 there will be a general session with luncheon served. Snacks Coffee, Water and Tea will be provided all day. For breakfast, lunch and dinner there are discounted restaurants.
The 2023 Sacramento Mountains Wildfire Academy will be celebrating its 20th year, held in Cloudcroft, NM March TBA , 2023.
Classes: 8 am – 5 pm daily
Briefing: 7:50 am daily
Check in starts at: 7:00am on days of classes
Lodging, RV or Camping facilities can be found here at a discounted price.
Notice of Nondiscrimination
The Sacramento Mountains Wildfire Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era. For more information, call the NM Human Resources Services Department at 505-476-6230 or the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. This publication is made available in accessible formats upon request. For assistance please call 575-682-3473.
Americans with Disabilities
If you have special needs as addressed by the Americans With Disabilities Act, please contact the Sacramento Mountains Wildfire Academy at 575-682-3473 immediately. Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate your needs.