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.

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.


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


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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, March 12, 2019, Lecompton Fire Dept
Thursday, June 20, 2019, Soldier Twp Fire Dept
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.


January 21, 2019 to September 4, 2019, Hays Fire Dept
This course will educate driver/operators who are responsible for operating apparatus equipped with fire pumps.


January 21, 2019 to September 4, 2019, Hays Fire Dept
March 4-8, 2019, Pittsburg Fire Dept
This course will educate driver/operators who are responsible for operating Pumpers and Aerial apparatus.


March 25, 2019 to April 3, 2019, Dodge City Fire Dept
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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This course is designed to meet the NFPA 1001 standard for Fire Fighter 2.


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This course provides students knowledge and skills necessary for handling propane emergency incidents.


Saturday, September 21, 2019, Cherryvale Fire Dept
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 27, 2019 to March 5, 2019, Coffeyville Fire Dept
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 28, 2019 to February 23, 2019, Coffeyville Fire Dept
February 20, 2019 to April 17, 2019, Frankfort Vol Fire Dept
March 7, 2019 to April 1, 2019, Coffeyville Fire Dept
March 18-28, 2019, Wakarusa Twp Fire Dept
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 20-24, 2019, Ramada Inn Downtown Topeka
Firefighters can be individually fit tested according to OSHA Standards at their fire department or by appointment at the Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute.


Monday, February 25, 2019, Willow Springs Twp Fire Dept
Wednesday, February 27, 2019, Lecompton Fire Dept
Training Tower Evolutions is an 8-16 hour class using Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute's mobile training tower.


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