Firefighter Training

The Institute's Firefighter training program includes a broad spectrum of training targeted at the basic Firefighter and Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator levels. Topics include training designed to meet National Certification for Fire Fighter Levels 1 and 2, "basic firefighter training" custom-designed to meet the local fire department's training needs and Apparatus Driver/Operator -- Pumper and Aerial courses. This category of training includes all courses with the target audience being at the "firefighter" or apparatus driver/operator level.

Upcoming Courses

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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This course covers Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) safety and incident response.


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


July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020, Self-paced Online Training (Online, WEB)
This course is specially designed to meet the basic firefighter training needs of each department requesting topic-specific training.


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This course is designed for entry level firefighters to help them gain confidence in using a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).


Tuesday, February 18, 2020, Holyrood Fire Dept (Holyrood, KS)
Saturday, March 21, 2020, Hanover Rural Fire Dept (Hanover, KS)
Building on the untold story of LODD survivors, this presentation reveals how family members must live with the consequences of a firefighter death and provides a focus on the need for firefighters and officers to change fundamental attitudes and behaviors in order to prevent line-of-duty deaths. The central theme promotes the courage to do the right thing in order to protect yourself and other firefighters and ensure that "Everyone Goes Home" at the end of the day.


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This course is for driver/operators who are responsible for operating fire apparatus with aerial devices within their departments.


June 1-10, 2020, McPherson Fire Dept (McPherson, KS)
This course will educate driver/operators who are responsible for operating apparatus equipped with fire pumps.


May 4-8, 2020, Topeka Fire Dept (Topeka, KS)
June 1-5, 2020, McPherson Fire Dept (McPherson, 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, February 26, 2020, Kansas City KS Fire Dept Stat 6 (Kansas City, 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.


February 24-25, 2020, Kansas City KS Fire Dept Stat 6 (Kansas City, KS)
This course is designed to meet the NFPA 1001 standard for Fire Fighter 2.


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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, April 4, 2020, Colwich Fire Dept (Colwich, 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.


Saturday, January 25, 2020, Pottawatomie Co. Emergency Management (Wamego, KS)
January 28-30, 2020, Colwich Fire Dept (Colwich, KS)
This online course will enable participants to: recognize the presence or potential presence of hazardous materials.


July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020, 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.


February 4-27, 2020, Colwich Fire Dept (Colwich, KS)
This course is designed to prepare students to operate as members of interior fire attack teams.


Saturday, March 28, 2020, Holyrood Fire Dept (Holyrood, KS)
Saturday, April 18, 2020, Colwich Fire Dept (Colwich, KS)
This course will focus on setting up and operating an efficient water shuttle system using available apparatus.


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SCAFFA Annual Fire School - Firefighters Teaching Firefighters


March 19-22, 2020, Ramada Inn Downtown Topeka (Topeka, KS)
Firefighters can be individually fit tested according to OSHA Standards at their fire department or by appointment at the Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute.


Wednesday, February 12, 2020, Eudora Fire Dept (Eudora, KS)
Tuesday, February 18, 2020, Holyrood Fire Dept (Holyrood, KS)
Training Tower Evolutions is an 8-16 hour class using Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute's mobile training tower.


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