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Red River set to host Wildland Fire Academy

RED RIVER ARMY DEPOT, Texas – Red River Army Depot has partnered with the Texas A&M Forest Service, the Bowie County Firefighter Association and the Texarkana Fire Department to host a Wildland Fire Training Academy February 3-11, 2020. This is the third training academy held at RRAD.
This year the academy is offering seven courses, including: S-130/190 Basic Wildland Firefighter; S-212 Wildland Chainsaws; S-215 Fire Operations in the Wildland/Urban Interface; S-131 Firefighter Type 1; S-219 Firing Operations; S-230 Crew Boss (single resource) and S-290 Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior.
Registration is open to all federal and state agencies, fire departments and prescribed burn managers. Classes will begin each day at 8:00 am at Red River’s Elliott Lake facility.
Those wanting to register may visit For questions, please contact the Texas A&M Forest Service Regional Assistant Fire Coordinator, Billy Whitworth, at 936-546-3150 or by email at
Lodging for the academy is also available by visiting


In the photo, local and state firefighters participate in the first Wildland Fire Training Academy at Red River Army Depot. The depot is set to host the third training academy Feb. 3-11.

Bowie County Citizens Tribune

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New Boston, Texas 75570