Around 300 firefighters embark on Riverton this weekend

    The annual Mid-Winter Fire School is taking place in Riverton this weekend, and roughly 300 firefighters will be in town for training, classes, and comradery.

    Event Chairman Scott Walters is entering his 9th year in hosting the event. He told County 10 that there will be around 100 different areas sending firefighters to the festivities. Most of the firefighters are from Wyoming, however, Walters noted there is a team in town from Red Lodge, Montana.

    Riverton has hosted this event annually since 1972. Over 20 classes will be held this weekend, including live fire drills, high angle rescues, hazmat operations, and auto extrication. Classes will be held at the Wyoming State Fire Academy just off of Smith Road, at Skagg’s Junkyard, and at Central Wyoming College.


    Most attendees are arriving in Riverton on Friday for registration, meetings, and a trade show. Vendors are set up inside of the Riverton Fire Department building on East Washington, showing off the latest in fire safety, gear, and even some arts and crafts.

    Traffic is closed temporarily on East Washington, between Broadway and 3rd Street to allow for fire vehicle parking.



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