Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute

Fire Instructor

The Instructor training program provides a mechanism for fire service personnel to gain training and national certification as Fire Service Instructors at two levels (1 & 2). Training and certification is based on the National Fire Protection Association 1041 Standard on Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications. This program also provides periodic special training events for professional development/continuing education for fire service instructors.

The Institute is proud of our "On-line Instructor I" program. This course is a blended course requiring part of the course to be completed via the internet. Part two of the program is a "face-to-face" seminar (approximately 16 hours) in which information from the on-line portion is reinforced and participants make practice presentations to other course participants. Seminars (part 2) are offered throughout the state in many locations.

Training and certification qualifies instructors to teach select programs within their home fire department for credit through the Fire & Rescue Training Institute programs. Instructor certification also forms the basic qualifications for instructor to apply for Associate Instructor status. This status of instructor is used to teach courses for the Institute in a role similar to a part-time instructor. Application to and approval from the Institute is required for this status. Visit this link for more information about the Instructor Qualifications Program.

Upcoming Courses

Courses & Events

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 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 July 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.


April 3-4, 2024, Kansas City KS Fire Dept Stat 6
April 10-11, 2024, Topeka Fire Dept
May 4-5, 2024, Colby Fire Dept
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
An ISFSI grant-funded delivery presenting hands-on application of UL FSRI data regarding hoseline and nozzle selection, hose stream type, and advancement method affect the fire dynamics and victim survivability during suppression actions on the fire ground.


Friday, May 17, 2024, Kansas City Kansas Training Academy
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 22-24, 2024, Northwest Kansas Technical College