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.


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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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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.


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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.


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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.


September 23-27, 2024, Winfield Fire Dept
This course will educate driver/operators who are responsible for operating Pumpers and Aerial apparatus.


June 10-14, 2024, Junction City Fire Dept Stat 2
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.


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This course is designed to meet the NFPA 1001 standard for Fire Fighter 1.


February 6, 2024 to July 9, 2024, Syracuse Fire Dept
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.


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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.


July 29, 2024 to August 2, 2024, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical
September 16-20, 2024, Andover Fire and Rescue Sta 2
September 23-27, 2024, Topeka Fire Dept
October 21-25, 2024, Garden City 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 3-4, 2024, Manhattan Fire Dept
August 27-28, 2024, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical
October 2-3, 2024, Pittsburg Fire Dept
October 14-15, 2024, Andover Fire and Rescue Sta 2
November 21-22, 2024, Garden City Fire Dept
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, 2023 to June 1, 2024
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.


June 19-20, 2024, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical
June 29-30, 2024, Garnett Fire Dept
August 7-8, 2024, Kansas City KS Fire Dept Stat 6
September 4-5, 2024, Salina Fire Dept
October 16-17, 2024, Pittsburg Fire Dept
Firefighter Skills Training teaches the skills best described as "destructive" skills included in Fire Fighter I and other basic firefighter training courses.


Saturday, June 15, 2024, Galesburg City Ctr
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 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.


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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 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.


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The Kansas Flood and Water Rescue course is for rescuers who may be involved in a flood or surface water rescue. This two-day (16) course will cover individual and team requirements to perform safe water rescues.


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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.


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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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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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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 6-7, 2024, Lyon County Sheriff's Office
July 20-21, 2024, Shawnee Height Fire Dist Stat 23
In this two-day class the students will learn about operational activities and safety concerns for structural Company Officers assigned to a wildland urban interface (WUI) incident, including command and control issues of WUI firefighting.


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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.


September 12-13, 2024, Newton Fire and EMS Dept Stat 3
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 once in a lifetime opportunity is for every GIRL no matter her career interests. Camp Fury is led by elite local female Police Officers and Fire Fighters.


June 10-14, 2024, Regional Police Academy
Common Passenger Vehicle Rescue is a Two-day (16 hours) course designed for fire fighters and other emergency responders to teach them the proper procedures for extricating accident victims from vehicles.


August 31, 2024 to September 1, 2024, Oberlin Fire Dept/Decatur Co Fire Dept
Confined Space Rescue AOT is a three-day (24 hours) course designed to meet NFPA 1006, 2021 Edition, Chapters 7.1, 7.2, and 7.3, covering confined space rescue awareness, operations, and technician levels; in addition to OSHA standard 1910.146 Subpart (k) Rescue & Emergency Services.


June 4-7, 2024, Manhattan Fire Dept
July 23-26, 2024, Winfield Fire Dept
This regional training event offers attendees an opportunity to learn from fire service trainers and thought leaders from across the American fire service.


Saturday, June 1, 2024, Wichita Fire Dept Training Ctr
This two-day course presents a basic overview of a fire investigation.


June 13-14, 2024, Wichita Fire Dept Training Ctr
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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Introduction to Driver/Operator: Pumper/Aerial is designed to meet the knowledge-based elements of NFPA 1002, 2017 Edition, Chapters 4, 5, and 6. This course requires approximately 16 hours to complete and includes online quizzes and tests. It should be completed before attending the classroom portion of the Driver/Operator training.


July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024, Live Online Training
Introduction to Driver/Operator: Pumper/Aerial (Seminar - Part 2) is a four-day (32 hour) course designed to meet the skills-based elements of NFPA 1002, 2017 Edition, Chapters 4, 5, and 6. This course teaches the basics of pump and aerial operations of fire apparatus and takes approximately 32 hours to complete. It should be completed after completing the online portion of the Driver/Operator training.


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Introduction to Rope Rescue Operations is designed to meet the knowledge-based elements of NFPA 1006, 2021 Edition, Chapters 5.1 and 5.2. This course requires approximately 12 hours to complete and includes online quizzes and must be completed before attending Rope Rescue Operations.


July 1, 2023 to June 1, 2024, Kansas Fire and Rescue Training Institute
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.


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This two-day course is designed to develop the managerial, administrative and leadership skills necessary for the first-time fire chief or chief officer who desires a leadership position in their department. This course addresses critical knowledge and skills pertaining to the responsibilities of a fire chief.


August 19-20, 2024, Kansas City KS Fire Dept Stat 6
This two-day class will help new, or recently appointed or elected fire chiefs develop the managerial and leadership skills, and gain awareness of contemporary issues, necessary to meet their obligations now and in the future.


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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.


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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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CERTIFICATION EXAM for Rope Rescue Operations, NFPA 1006, 2021 Edition, Chapter 5.1 and 5.2, covering Rope Rescue Awareness and Rope Rescue Operations. Accredited by IFSAC and ProBoard.


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Rope Rescue Operations is a four-day (32 hours) course designed to meet NFPA 1006, 2021 Edition, Chapters 5.1 and 5.2, covering rope rescue awareness and operations levels.


July 12-21, 2024, Sherman Co Rural Fire Dept (Mtn Time)
August 5-9, 2024, Garden City Fire Dept
October 14-18, 2024, Iola Fire Dept
October 21-25, 2024, Coffeyville Fire Dept
Rope Rescue Technician is a five-day (40 hour) certification course is designed to meet NFPA 1006, 2021 Edition, Chapters 5.3 Rope Rescue Technician level.


June 24-29, 2024, Crisis City Training Facility
This online, self-paced course is designed to educate you about the importance of sleep and how sleepproblems affect the health and well-being of career and volunteer firefighters.


August 15, 2023 to June 30, 2024, Self-paced Online Training
Trench Rescue Operations is a three-day (24 hours) course designed to meet NFPA 1006, 2021 Edition, Chapters 5.1, 12.1 and 12.2, covering rope rescue awareness, trench rescue awareness, and trench rescue operations levels.


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Vehicle Rescue Refresher is a one-day (8 hours) course designed to refresh the trained technical rescuer over NFPA 1006, Chapter 8 Common Passenger Vehicle Rescue job performance requirements.


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Frontline Leadership for the Volunteer and Combination Fire Officer Course helps to define the role of fire officers, equipping them with a comprehensive skill set that acknowledges traditions in the fire service and recognizes modern challenges.


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