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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Questions? Contact the Institute at 866-804-8841 (toll free).

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 contains no sessions
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This online course covers Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) safety and incident response.


July 2, 2020 to June 30, 2021, Self-paced Online Training (Online, WEB)
This course is designed for entry level firefighters to help them gain confidence in using a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).


Saturday, March 6, 2021, White City Vol Fire Dept (White City, KS)
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 course contains no sessions
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Confined Space Rescue Level 1 and 2 Refresher is a two-day course designed to help confined space rescue trained employees review and practice previously learned knowledge and skills through lecture and scenario evolutions.


Tuesday, August 17, 2021, Overland Park Fire Dept (Overland Park, KS)
Confined Space Rescue Level 1 and 2 is a three-day course (one additional day for testing) designed to help employers meet OSHA standard 1910.146 Subpart (k) Rescue & Emergency Services, and NFPA Standard 1006 on confined space rescue.


July 27-30, 2021, Arkansas City Fire/EMS Dept (Arkansas City, KS)
This course is for driver/operators who are responsible for operating fire apparatus with aerial devices within their departments.


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This course will educate driver/operators who are responsible for operating apparatus equipped with fire pumps.


April 9-18, 2021, Fairmount Twp Fire Dept (Basehor, KS)
May 24-28, 2021, Shawnee Height Fire Dist Stat 23 (Topeka, KS)
This course will educate driver/operators who are responsible for operating Pumpers and Aerial apparatus.


June 7-18, 2021, McPherson Fire Dept (McPherson, KS)
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.


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Training will include live fire suppression and control activities designed to meet the job performance requirements for Firefighter 1 and 2.


Monday, June 7, 2021, Halstead Fire and EMS Dept (Halstead, KS)
This course is designed to meet the NFPA 1001 standard for Fire Fighter 1.


January 26, 2021 to April 1, 2021, Halstead Fire and EMS Dept (Halstead, KS)
This course is designed to meet the NFPA 1001 standard for Fire Fighter 2.


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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.


This course contains no sessions
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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.


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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.


March 22, 2021 to May 3, 2021
March 22-25, 2021
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.


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This online course is Part 1 of a self-paced, blended learning program that consists of nine online lessons plus an online exam. 

Note: This course DOES NOT have scheduled sessions.  Students may start and complete their online training at any time.


July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021, Self-paced Online Training (Online, WEB)
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.



Locations marked as TBD will be based on Part 1 enrollments.


March 16-17, 2021, Coffeyville Fire Dept (Coffeyville, KS)
April 26-27, 2021, Manhattan Fire Dept (Manhattan, KS)
This course is designed to meet the requirements of the NFPA 1041 Standard for Fire Service Instructor Level 2.


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Firefighter Skills Training teaches the skills best described as "destructive" skills included in Fire Fighter I and other basic firefighter training courses.


Saturday, April 3, 2021, Syracuse Fire Dept (Syracuse, KS)
Saturday, April 10, 2021, Halstead Fire and EMS Dept (Halstead, KS)
This course provides students knowledge and skills necessary for handling propane emergency incidents.


Saturday, March 5, 2022, Ellis Co Emergency Services Bldg (Hays, KS)
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.


April 3-4, 2021, Halstead Fire and EMS Dept (Halstead, KS)
Saturday, September 18, 2021, Pottawatomie Co. Emergency Management (Wamego, KS)
This online course will enable participants to: recognize the presence or potential presence of hazardous materials.


July 2, 2020 to June 30, 2021, Self-paced Online Training (Online, WEB)
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.


April 6-23, 2021, Halstead Fire and EMS Dept (Halstead, KS)
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.


July 12-13, 2021, Garden City Fire Dept (Garden City, KS)
August 16-17, 2021, Newton Fire and EMS Dept Stat 3 (Newton, KS)
Introduction to Technical Rescue (ITR) Part 1 online is designed to meet the knowledge based elements of NFPA 1006, Chapter 5.


Wednesday, July 1, 2020, Self-paced Online Training (Online, WEB)
Introduction to Technical Rescue (ITR) Part 2 is designed to meet the requirements of NFPA 1006, Chapter 5.


June 23-25, 2021, Arkansas City Fire/EMS Dept (Arkansas City, KS)
Kansas Flood and Water Rescue is for rescuers who may be involved in a flood or surface water rescue.


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This two-day course presents the supervisory with the basic leadership skills and tools needed to perform effectively in the fire service environment.


This course contains no sessions
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This two-day course provides the supervisor with the knowledge and skills to perform successfully in the fire and Emergency Medical Services environments.


March 8-9, 2021, Warren Riverview Park - Hosted by Derby Fire Dept (Derby, KS)
This two-day course provides the supervisor with the conceptual foundation and framework for success in leadership roles by exploring creative, analytical, political and critical thinking perspectives.


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This course will focus on setting up and operating an efficient water shuttle system using available apparatus.


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Rope Rescue 1 is a three-day course (one additional day for testing) designed to meet the NFPA Standard 1006 on Rope Rescue Technician Level 1.


August 31, 2021 to September 3, 2021, Great Bend Fire Dept (Great Bend, KS)
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.


June 14-19, 2021, Leavenworth Fire Dept (Leavenworth, KS)
Firefighters can be individually fit tested according to OSHA Standards at their fire department or by appointment at the Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute.


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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.


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The TIM training program was designed to establish the foundation for and promote consistent training of all responders to achieve three objectives.


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Training Tower Evolutions is an 8-16 hour class using Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute's mobile training tower.


Saturday, April 10, 2021, Wellington Fire and EMS Dept (Wellington, KS)
Trench Rescue Operations is a three-day non-certification course designed for technical rescue teams who respond to trench and/or excavation accidents.


May 19-21, 2021, Leavenworth Fire Dept (Leavenworth, KS)
November 2-4, 2021, Arkansas City Fire/EMS Dept (Arkansas City, KS)
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 course contains no sessions
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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. This is a synchronous online course.


January 25, 2021 to March 19, 2021, McPherson Fire Dept (McPherson, KS)
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. This is a synchronous online course.


This course contains no sessions
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Seminar participants will develop course design documents, instructional materials, and evaluation instruments.


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This six-day course will assist students in verifying that construction documents comply with applicable building and fire codes for fire protection and life safety requirements.


September 20-25, 2021, Lenexa Fire Dept Stat 3 (Lenexa, KS)