Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute

Fire Officer Training

Fire Officer training includes all courses targeted for audiences that include "Company" through "Chief" level officers. Topics include NIMS incident command training, leadership courses, firefighting strategy and many other topics designed to enhance fire officer development.

Upcoming Courses

Courses & Events

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.


March 23-24, 2024, Ellis Co Rural 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.


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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.


May 2-8, 2024, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical
This two-day course presents a basic overview of a fire investigation.


June 13-14, 2024, Wichita Fire Dept Training Ctr
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 18-22, 2024, Lenexa Fire Dept Stat 3
April 1-10, 2024, Winfield Fire Dept
April 29, 2024 to May 3, 2024, Manhattan Fire Dept
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
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.


April 11-12, 2024, Water Treatment Facility
June 3-4, 2024, Manhattan Fire Dept
August 27-28, 2024, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical
October 14-15, 2024, Andover Fire and Rescue Sta 2
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 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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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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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 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.


April 24-25, 2024, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical
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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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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The scope of this fundamental level course looks at the primary guidance for the approval of residential sprinkler systems


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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.


July 20-21, 2024, Shawnee Height Fire Dist Stat 23
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.


March 9, 2024 to April 13, 2024, Galesburg City Ctr
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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