Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute

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).


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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.


April 20-21, 2023, Lenexa Fire Dept Stat 3
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.


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Confined Space Rescue 2 Refresher is a one-day (8hrs) course designed to facilitate trained confined space rescuers reviewing and implementing knowledge and skills through field lectures and scenario evolutions.


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Confined Space Rescue Level 1 and 2 is a three-day (24 hours) course designed to help employers meet OSHA standard 1910.146 Subpart (k) Rescue & Emergency Services and NFPA 1006 Confined Space Rescue.


May 23-26, 2023, Leavenworth Fire Dept
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.


March 11-12, 2023, Sherman Co Rural Fire Dept (Mtn Time)
March 13-14, 2023, Leavenworth Fire Dept
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.


February 20-24, 2023, Pittsburg Fire Dept
April 17-21, 2023, Edwardsville Fire Dept
May 8-12, 2023, Shawnee Height Fire Dist Stat 23
This training utilizes simulators to reinforce good driving skills and mediate the correct response to a driving situation.


Saturday, April 22, 2023, Ellsworth County EMS
Sunday, April 23, 2023, Ellsworth County EMS
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.


March 10-11, 2023, Colwich City Hall Meeting Room
Training will include live fire suppression and control activities designed to meet the job performance requirements for Firefighter 1 and 2.


Friday, March 10, 2023, Kansas City KS Fire Dept
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.


January 23, 2023 to February 6, 2023, Newton Fire and EMS Dept Stat 3
February 13-28, 2023, Bonner Springs Fire Rescue
March 13-27, 2023, McPherson Fire Dept
April 3, 2023 to May 3, 2023, Chanute Memorial Auditorium-3rd Fl Alliance Rm
April 24-29, 2023, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical
June 5-9, 2023, Manhattan Fire Dept
November 13-17, 2023, Shawnee Height Fire Dist Stat 23
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.


February 6, 2023 to February 9, 2024, Leavenworth Fire Dept
May 15-18, 2023, McPherson Fire Dept
May 22-26, 2023, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical
June 19-23, 2023, Great Bend Fire Dept
August 14-18, 2023, Topeka Fire Dept
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.


June 26-27, 2023, McPherson Fire Dept
July 13-14, 2023, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical
October 16-17, 2023, Shawnee Height Fire Dist Stat 23
December 11-12, 2023, Johnson Co Fire Dist 1 Stat 81
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.


January 1, 2023 to June 30, 2023
This course is designed to meet the requirements of the NFPA 1041 Standard for Fire Service Instructor Level 2.


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This two-day course is designed to assist emergency services personnel in defining and advocating organizational change within the fire service relating to safety.


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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, February 11, 2023, Lyons Fire Dept
Monday, February 13, 2023, Geary Co Rural Fire Dept
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.


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This online course will enable participants to: recognize the presence or potential presence of hazardous materials.


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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.


January 23, 2023 to February 27, 2023, Larned Fire Dept
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.


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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.


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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.


February 20-21, 2023, Topeka Fire Dept
This course is designed to prepare students to operate as members of interior fire attack teams.


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Introduction to Technical Rescue Online Part 1 is a qualification course designed to meet the required knowledge-based elements of NFPA 1006, Chapter 5.


January 11, 2023 to June 30, 2023, Kansas Fire and Rescue Training Institute
Introduction to Technical Rescue (ITR) Part 2 is a two-day (16 hours) course designed to meet the requirements of NFPA 1006, Chapter 5.


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This two-day course is designed to provide Company Officers (COs) with a better understanding of multiagency needs and a Unified Command structure.


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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.


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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.


May 20-21, 2023, Sherman Co Rural Fire Dept (Mtn Time)
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.


June 10-11, 2023, Douglas Co Cons Fire Dist 1
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.


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Rope Rescue 1 is a three-day (24 hours) course is designed to meet the NFPA Standard 1006 on Rope Rescue Technician Level 1.


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Rope Rescue 2 is a five-day (40 hours) certification course is designed to meet the NFPA Standard 1006 on Rope Rescue Technician Level 2.


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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.


June 23-24, 2023, Junction City Fire Dept Stat 2
Trench Rescue Operations is a three-day (24 hours) course designed to meet the job performance requirements of NFPA 1006, 2013 Edition, Trench Rescue Technician Level I.


May 5-7, 2023, Sherman Co Rural Fire Dept (Mtn Time)
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.


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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.


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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.


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This two-day course presents a basic overview of a fire investigation.


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This course will educate potential instructors who will teach the Grain Engulfment Rescue course.


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This 2-day course will provide fire, emergency medical services department personnel and other related emergency responders with the aptitudes and abilities necessary to manage the duties and responsibilities of the Health and Safety Program Manager (HSPM) within their respective organizations.


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The Kansas Fire and Rescue Training Institute (KFRTI) Goodland Fire School is a cooperate event to advance the knowledge and skills of Kansas firefighters. This event combines the annual fire schools normally held by KFRTI and Goodland Fire Department into one single event.


March 31, 2023 to April 30, 2023, Northwest Kansas Technical College
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.


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The scope of this fundamental level course looks at the primary guidance for the approval of residential sprinkler systems


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Rope Rescue 1 Refresher is a one-day (8 hours) course designed to refresh the trained technical rescuer over NFPA 1006 Rope Rescue job performance requirements.


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