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).


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 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.


This course contains no sessions
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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)
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.


This course contains no sessions
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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 course is designed to prepare students to operate as members of interior fire attack teams.


Saturday, February 12, 2022, Ottawa Fire Dept (Ottawa, KS)
Saturday, March 12, 2022, White City Vol Fire Dept (White City, KS)
This course will focus on setting up and operating an efficient water shuttle system using available apparatus.


This course contains no sessions
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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.


Wednesday, February 9, 2022, Eudora Fire Dept (Eudora, KS)
Training Tower Evolutions is an 8-16 hour class using Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute's mobile training tower.


This course contains no sessions
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