Fact Sheet:  New York Wildfire and
Incident Management Academy

Established: 1998

Mission:  "The Academy's goal is to provide for a safe learning environment for Wildland Firefighters and Incident Managers and to foster greater networking opportunities and partnerships between participants from federal, state, and local agencies.

To aid in achieving this objective, the NYWIMA is managed to mirror an actual incident utilizing the Incident Command System (ICS) under the direction of an Incident Management Team (IMT).  The IMT reflects the interagency and cooperative nature of today’s incident management philosophy with team members coming from  federal, state, and local agencies."  (Excerpted from the Academy website.)


Frequency:  The Academy is held once per year, generally from the last week of October through the Sunday following Election Day.

Location:  Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY.

Duration:  Academy is open for ten consecutive days, including weekends.  Individual courses vary in duration from 1 to 5 days.

Curriculum certification:  All courses meet National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) requirements.  Students receive NWCG certificates of completion.  Courses may have prerequisites.

Typical curriculum topical areas:

Notes on the Academy Training Opportunities:

Web site:  www.dec.state.ny.us/website/reg1/acad.html

Academy Coordinators:

(Updated 8/03)