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The Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute was created in 1949 by Kansas law to provide training for the Kansas Fire Service. An important part of KU Professional & Continuing Education, the Institute provides firefighter training, fire officer training, certification training and technical rescue training services through a "Mobile Fire Academy" concept. This concept accommodates local needs through training delivered anytime, anyplace, or anywhere in Kansas.

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Courses & Events

This course is designed to provide airport firefighters with an opportunity to refresh their aircraft firefighting and rescue skills and meets or exceeds FAA requirements for "live-fire drill" as listed in FAA Part 139.319(j)(3).
This course covers Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) safety and incident response.
This course includes considerations for dealing with an unexpected release of anhydrous ammonia or chlorine gas. Some topics include vapor behavior, toxic effects, container design, and techniques for cooling containers and for vapor control, risk management planning, and protective equipment.
This course includes considerations for dealing with an unexpected release of anhydrous ammonia. Some topics include vapor behavior, toxic effects, container design, and techniques for cooling containers and for vapor control, risk management planning, and protective equipment.
This course is specially designed to meet the basic firefighter training needs of each department requesting topic-specific training.
This course is designed for entry level firefighters to help them gain confidence in using a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Best Practices in Community Risk Reduction demonstrates to students nationally recognized principles that, when used appropriately, can lead to community risk reduction programs that can measure success in local communities.
This two-day course is designed to help fire and emergency services learn what community risk reduction is and how to build organizational support for it.
This two-day course will give the student the ability to begin to create a comprehensive campus fire and life safety program starting with conducting a risk assessment and developing and evaluating an emergency plan as well as building partnerships to sustain emergency programs and plans.
This is a new two-day program providing students with the ability to create and implement a comprehensive campus fire and life safety public education program. There will be a focus on looking at the on-campus and off-campus fire risks and educating students, personnel and stakeholders about these risks.
This two-day course will empower the student to identify and mitigate common campus fire and life safety risks, as well as understand the basic components and operation of fire protection and life safety systems.
This course includes considerations for dealing with an unexpected release of Chlorine gas. Topics include vapor behavior, toxic effects, container design, and techniques for cooling containers and for vapor control, risk management planning, and protective equipment.
This six-day course is designed to introduce command officers to the complexities involved in commanding incidents in high-risk areas.
In this six-day course, fire officers are introduced to the Incident Command System (ICS), and they study proper command techniques for control and extinguishment of fires ranging from small, residential structures to multioccupancy, commercial complexes. Topics covered include problem-solving and fire command; interagency and mutual aid; the ICS; incident management, size-up and strategy; tactics and action plans; truck company operations; engine company operations; building construction and fire behavior; preincident preparation; incident organization; and strategic command. Special emphasis is placed on firefighter safety.
This two-day course is designed to provide students with the essential tools and skills to operate safely in a wildland/wildland urban interface (WUI) incident. Course content covers interface incidents, fire behavior, safety and operational considerations.
Confined Space Rescue Level 1 and 2 is a three-day course designed to help employers meet OSHA standard 1910.146 Subpart (k) Rescue & Emergency Services, and NFPA Standard 1006 on confined space rescue.
CERTIFICATION EXAM for Technical Rescuer, Confined Space Levels 1 and 2, accredited by IFSAC and ProBoard
Building on the untold story of LODD survivors, this presentation reveals how family members must live with the consequences of a firefighter death and provides a focus on the need for firefighters and officers to change fundamental attitudes and behaviors in order to prevent line-of-duty deaths. The central theme promotes the courage to do the right thing in order to protect yourself and other firefighters and ensure that "Everyone Goes Home" at the end of the day.
Decision Making for Initial Company Operations is designed to develop the decision making skills needed by Company Officers (COs) to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires.
CERTIFICATION EXAM for Driver/Operator Aerial, accredited by IFSAC and ProBoard

Friday, July 28, 2017, Hesston Fire Dept (1 seats (20%) remaining)

This course is for driver/operators who are responsible for operating fire apparatus with aerial devices within their departments.
CERTIFICATION EXAM for Driver/Operator Pumper, accredited by IFSAC and ProBoard
This course will educate driver/operators who are responsible for operating apparatus equipped with fire pumps.
This course will educate driver/operators who are responsible for operating Pumpers and Aerial apparatus.
NFPA's Electric Vehicle Safety Training provides firefighters and other first responders with the information necessary to respond to emergency situations involving all advanced electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles on the road today.
Participants in this course will have the opportunity to gain and/or verify a broad range of competencies associated with emergency vehicle driving. These competencies include basic understanding of emergency vehicle operations as well as the skills necessary for practical application.
In this two-day course, students will practice use of the Incident Command System (ICS) in coordination with other public safety responders.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will have knowledge related to ethanol and ethanol-blended fuels including their use, chemical and physical characteristics, transportation, and transfer, bulk storage, and foam firefighting principles.
This new two-day course provides students with the ability to recognize ethical dilemmas in the context of their environments, apply a decision model to resolve these dilemmas, render ethical decisions, and defend under scrutiny the resulting decisions that were made in an effort to resolve these dilemmas. This course will become the fourth offering within the Executive Skill Series.
This two-day course provides the knowledge and skills to enable participants to have difficult conversations related to exercising leadership when addressing adaptive challenges.
The purpose of this two-day course is to provide skills that individuals in positions of authority can use to exercise leadership when confronted with adaptive challenges. The goal of this course is for participants to develop an understanding of skills associated with exercising leadership to resolve adaptive problems, those problems where the solution is either unknown or requires significant change, or both.
The purpose of this two-day course is to provide fire service authority figures with knowledge and skills, enabling them to exercise leadership when confronting adaptive challenges presented by increasingly diverse internal and external communities. The goal of the course is for participants to use the diversity of ideas, peoples and cultures as resources in exercising leadership to address adaptive challenges in their communities.
Training will include live fire suppression and control activities designed to meet the job performance requirements for Firefighter 1 and 2.
CERTIFICATION EXAM for Fire Fighter Level 1, accredited by IFSAC and ProBoard
CERTIFICATION EXAM for Fire Fighter Level 2, accredited by IFSAC and ProBoard
This course is designed to meet the NFPA 1001 standard for Fire Fighter 2.
CERTIFICATION EXAM for Fire Inspector Level 1, accredited by IFSAC and ProBoard
This course is designed to meet the minimum NFPA standards for Inspector 1. Topics addressed in this course include the fire inspector's responsibilities and role in code enforcement, general fire prevention practices, certain competencies, certain life safety considerations, certain fire safety requirements related to hazardous materials, special hazards of electrical, and fire protection systems.
CERTIFICATION EXAM for Fire Inspector Level 2, accredited by IFSAC (NOT currently accredited by ProBoard)
This course is designed to meet the minimum NFPA standards for Inspector 2. Topics addressed in this course include the fire inspector's responsibilities and role in code enforcement, general fire prevention practices, certain competencies, certain life safety considerations, certain fire safety requirements related to hazardous materials, special hazards of electrical, and fire protection systems.
CERTIFICATION EXAM for Fire Officer Level 1, accredited by IFSAC and ProBoard
This IFSAC Certification course will address NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications for Fire Officer 1. The focus is on innovative management, leadership, scene operations, and human relations concepts.
CERTIFICATION EXAM for Fire Officer Level 2, accredited by IFSAC and ProBoard
This IFSAC Certification course will address NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications for Fire Officer 2. Course content will be useful to company officers who aspire to enhance their knowledge and skills while preparing to advance in rank and responsibility.
CERTIFICATION EXAM for Fire Instructor Level 1, accredited by IFSAC and ProBoard
This seminar is Part 2 of a blended learning format with a focus on short, verbal presentations of assorted fire service topics by students participating as group leaders in various classroom-based activities.
This course is designed to meet the requirements of the NFPA 1041 Standard for Fire Service Instructor Level 1 and is an academically oriented course.
CERTIFICATION EXAM for Fire Instructor Level 2, accredited by IFSAC and ProBoard
This course is designed to meet the requirements of the NFPA 1041 Standard for Fire Service Instructor Level 2.
This two-day course is designed to assist emergency services personnel in defining and advocating organizational change within the fire service relating to safety.
Firefighter Skills Training teaches the skills best described as "destructive" skills included in Fire Fighter I and other basic firefighter training courses.
Fundamentals of Rope Rescue is a five-day non-certification program which teaches the basics of technical rope rescue including introduction to technical rescue rope skills, types and uses of ropes and knots, equipment, ascending and descending techniques, and anchor systems. Class will include classroom and hands-on application of skills on a planned building or tower.
This one-day course provides the knowledge and skills required to perform a Grain Engulfment Rescue.
This course provides students knowledge and skills necessary for handling propane emergency incidents.
This course will develop the skills needed by officers to assume command on haz-mat/WMD incidents.
CERTIFICATION EXAM for Hazardous Materials Awareness Level, accredited by IFSAC and ProBoard
This 6-8 hour course will enable participants to: recognize the presence or potential presence of hazardous materials; recognize the type of container at a site and identify the material in it if possible; transmit information to an appropriate authority and call for appropriate assistance; identify actions to protect themselves and others from hazards; establish scene control by isolating the hazardous area and denying entry.
CERTIFICATION EXAM for Hazardous Materials Operations Level, accredited by IFSAC and ProBoard
This 32-hour course will build upon Hazardous Materials Awareness Level training and enable participants to: identify the hazardous material(s) involved in an incident if possible; analyze an incident to determine the nature and extent of the problem; protect themselves, nearby persons, the environment, and property from the effects of a release; develop a defensive plan of action to address the problems presented by the incident; implement the planned response to control a release from a safe distance and keep it from spreading; and evaluate the progress of the actions taken to ensure that response objectives are safely met.
CERTIFICATION EXAM for Hazardous Materials Technician Level, accredited by IFSAC and ProBoard
This two-day course examines the Health and Safety Officer's role in identifying, evaluating and implementing policy and procedures that affect health and safety aspects for emergency responders. Risk analysis, wellness, and other occupational safety issues will be the main emphasis of this course.
This two-day course is designed for those emergency response personnel who would function in a Command or General Staff position during a large, complex incident or event.
This two-day course is designed for those emergency response personnel who would function as part of an Area Command, Emergency Operations Center, or Multiagency Coordination System during a large, complex incident or event, or those personnel who are or would likely be part of a local or regional Incident Management Team during a major incident, whether single agency, multiagency or Unified Command.
This two-day course is designed to assist emergency response officers who have responsibility for managing highrise incidents. This includes organizing resources, developing strategies, and managing tactical operations to protect life and to minimize damage during an incident.
This program provides students with an understanding of the Incident Command System (ICS) and resource management for the fire service and their application in both emergency and nonemergency situations.
This two-day course is designed to provide fire officers with an understanding of command operations at structural collapse incidents.
This two-day course examines the Safety Officer's role at emergency responses. A specific focus on operations within an Incident Command System (ICS) as a Safety Officer is a main theme. Response to all-hazards types of situations will be emphasized.
CERTIFICATION EXAM for Introduction to Technical Rescue
Introduction to Technical Rescue (ITR) Part 1 online is designed to meet the knowledge based elements of NFPA 1006, Chapter 5.
Introduction to Technical Rescue (ITR) Part 2 is designed to meet the requirements of NFPA 1006, Chapter 5.
This five-day course will introduce rescue personnel to the basic needs to perform at technical rescue incidents.
This two-day course is designed to provide Company Officers (COs) with a better understanding of multiagency needs and a Unified Command structure.
Insurances Services Office presents their fire protection classification grading schedule. This course will introduce individuals to the grading schedule and an in-depth look into the calculations that go along with the grading.
Kansas Flood and Water Rescue is for rescuers who may be involved in a flood or surface water rescue.
This two-day course presents the Company Officer (CO) with the basic leadership skills and tools needed to perform effectively in the fire service environment.
This two-day course provides the Company Officer (CO) with the basic leadership skills and tools needed to perform effectively in the fire service environment.
This two-day course provides the Company Officer with the basic leadership skills and tools to perform effectively in the fire service environment.
This course will focus on setting up and operating an efficient water shuttle system using available apparatus.
This two-day course is aimed at providing the chief officers in both fire service and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agencies with an overview of the ways to succeed and work within the political system at local, county and state levels to achieve positive results for their department.
This two-day course is designed to develop a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities of Company Officers (COs) in preparing their company for incident operations.
Rope Rescue 1 is a five-day course designed to meet the NFPA Standard 1006 on Rope Rescue Technician Level 1.
Rope Rescue 2 is a five-day certification course that builds onto the skills learned in Rope Rescue 1. It is designed to meet the NFPA Standard 1006 on Rope Rescue Technician Level 2.
CERTIFICATION EXAM for Technical Rescuer, Rope Rescue Level 1, accredited by IFSAC and ProBoard
CERTIFICATION EXAM for Technical Rescuer, Rope Rescue Level 2, accredited by IFSAC and ProBoard
This six-day course provides knowledge and practice in the context of current issues to develop strategies of risk management associated with the provision of firefighting and Emergency Medical Services to reduce firefighter fatalities and injuries.
Firefighters will be individually fit tested according to OSHA Standards with the type and size of SCBA face mask they will be wearing when they enter Immediately Deadly to Life and Health (IDLH) atmospheres.
This two-day course is designed to assist first- and second-level supervisors and Company Officers (COs) in developing knowledge and skills in contemporary approaches to organizational problem-solving.
This two-day course is designed to meet the needs of Company Officers (COs) responsible for managing the operations of one or more companies during structural firefighting operations. This course is designed to develop the management skills needed by COs to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires.
CERTIFICATION EXAM for Technical Rescuer, Structural Collapse Levels 1 and 2, accredited by IFSAC and ProBoard
Structural Collapse Technician Level 1 and 2 is an intense 80-hour certification course designed to prepare emergency response personnel to initiate rescue operations in structural collapse emergencies.
This two-day course is designed to provide students with some basic tools and skills to coordinate training in a small fire/EMS organization.
Trench Rescue Operations is a three-day non-certification course designed for technical rescue teams who respond to trench and/or excavation accidents.
This 4-hour course will provide a basic understanding of the results of NIST and UL studies on fire dynamics involving new construction and contemporary materials.
Vehicle Rescue is a twelve hour course designed for fire fighters and other emergency responders to teach them the proper procedures for extricating accident victims from vehicles.
This six-day course will enable students to perform a plan review to evaluate the suitability of the fire sprinkler, pump, and standpipe plans and calculations in accordance with nationally recognized standards for design and installation.
This two-day course identifies operational activities and safety concerns for structural Company Officers (COs) assigned to a wildland/wildland urban interface (WUI) incidents.
This two-day course is based on requirements of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1035, Standard on Fire and Life Safety Educator, Public Information Officer, Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist and Youth Firesetter Program Manager Professional Qualifications.
This two-day course is based on requirements of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1035, Standard on Fire and Life Safety Educator, Public Information Officer, Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist and Youth Firesetter Program Manager Professional Qualifications.