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


July 1, 2021 to April 15, 2022, 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 5, 2022, Syracuse Fire Dept (Syracuse, 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.


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Confined Space Rescue Level 1 and 2 Refresher is a one-day course designed to help confined space rescue trained employees review and practice previously learned knowledge and skills through lecture and scenario evolutions.


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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.


August 30, 2022 to September 2, 2022, Great Bend Fire Dept (Great Bend, KS)
October 11-14, 2022, Ottawa Fire Dept (Ottawa, KS)
October 25-28, 2022, Topeka Fire Dept (Topeka, KS)
This course is for driver/operators who are responsible for operating fire apparatus with aerial devices within their departments.


January 4, 2022 to March 22, 2022, Halstead Fire and EMS Dept (Halstead, KS)
This course will educate driver/operators who are responsible for operating apparatus equipped with fire pumps.


January 4, 2022 to February 24, 2022, Halstead Fire and EMS Dept (Halstead, KS)
This course will educate driver/operators who are responsible for operating Pumpers and Aerial apparatus.


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This training utilizes simulators to reinforce good driving skills and mediate the correct response to a driving situation.


Wednesday, May 11, 2022, Great Bend Fire Dept (Great Bend, 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.


April 12-13, 2022, Great Bend Fire Dept (Great Bend, KS)
July 9-10, 2022, Leavenworth Co Fire Dist 1 (Lansing, KS)
Training will include live fire suppression and control activities designed to meet the job performance requirements for Firefighter 1 and 2.


Saturday, February 5, 2022, Syracuse Fire Dept (Syracuse, KS)
Thursday, September 1, 2022, Shawnee Height Fire Dist Stat 23 (Topeka, KS)
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 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.


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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, 2021 to January 18, 2022, 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.


January 26-27, 2022, Great Bend Fire Dept (Great Bend, KS)
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, May 14, 2022, Goodland Fire Dept (Mountain Time) (Goodland, KS)
This course provides students knowledge and skills necessary for handling propane emergency incidents.


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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.


February 17-22, 2022, Grant Co Fire Dept (Ulysses, KS)
February 28, 2022 to March 3, 2022, Columbus Fire Dept (Columbus, KS)
This online course will enable participants to: recognize the presence or potential presence of hazardous materials.


July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022, 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.


January 29, 2022 to February 26, 2022, Bonner Springs Fire Rescue (Bonner Springs, KS)
February 2, 2022 to March 2, 2022, Preston Twp Fire Dist 6 (Preston, KS)
February 24, 2022 to March 24, 2022, Grant Co Fire Dept (Ulysses, KS)
March 7-24, 2022, Columbus Fire Dept (Columbus, KS)
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.


September 12-13, 2022, Kansas Fire and Rescue Training Institute (Lawrence, KS)
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.


June 13-14, 2022, Newton Fire and EMS Dept Stat 3 (Newton, 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.


February 17-18, 2022, Manhattan Fire Dept (Manhattan, KS)
Introduction to Technical Rescue (ITR) Part 1 online is designed to meet the knowledge based elements of NFPA 1006, Chapter 5.


July 1, 2021 to January 4, 2022, Self-paced Online Training (Online, WEB)
This two-day course is designed to provide Company Officers (COs) with a better understanding of multiagency needs and a Unified Command structure.


July 11-12, 2022, Hays Fire Dept (Hays, 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.


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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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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.


March 8-11, 2022, Mission Twp Fire Dept (Topeka, KS)
April 5-8, 2022, Topeka Fire Dept (Topeka, KS)
June 7-10, 2022, Ottawa Fire Dept (Ottawa, 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.


July 11-16, 2022, Crisis City Training Facility (Lindsborg, KS)
SCAFFA Annual Fire School - Firefighters Teaching Firefighters


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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.


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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.


Tuesday, February 8, 2022, Ellsworth Fire Department (Ellsworth, KS)
Tuesday, March 22, 2022, Lindsborg Safety Center (Lindsborg, KS)
Tuesday, March 22, 2022, Lindsborg Safety Center (Lindsborg, KS)
Training Tower Evolutions is an 8-16 hour class using Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute's mobile training tower.


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Trench Rescue Operations is a three-day non-certification course designed for technical rescue teams who respond to trench and/or excavation accidents.


May 3-6, 2022, Great Bend Fire Dept (Great Bend, KS)
September 13-16, 2022, Mission Twp Fire Dept (Topeka, 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.


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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.


February 7-8, 2022, Ellis Co Emergency Services Bldg (Hays, KS)
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 examines the design, operation, tactical considerations, and placement of aerial apparatus.


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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.


This course contains no sessions
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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. This is a synchronous online course.


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Seminar participants will develop course design documents, instructional materials, and evaluation instruments.


April 21-22, 2022, Sedgwick Co Fire Dist 1 (Park City, KS)
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 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.


February 7-12, 2022, Lenexa Fire Dept Stat 3 (Lenexa, KS)