Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute

Special Operations Training

The Special Operations Training program area includes a diverse variety of training and credentialing, covering many technical rescue disciplines, typically falling within the scope of NFPA 1006 Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications, and includes Hazardous Materials Technician, Chapter 7 of NFPA 1072 Standard for Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Emergency Response Personnel Professional Qualification.

Upcoming Courses

Courses & Events

Common Passenger Vehicle Rescue is a Two-day (16 hours) course designed for fire fighters and other emergency responders to teach them the proper procedures for extricating accident victims from vehicles.


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Vehicle Rescue Refresher is a one-day (8 hours) course designed to refresh the trained technical rescuer over NFPA 1006, Chapter 8 Common Passenger Vehicle Rescue job performance requirements.


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Confined Space Rescue AOT is a three-day (24 hours) course designed to meet NFPA 1006, 2021 Edition, Chapters 7.1, 7.2, and 7.3, covering confined space rescue awareness, operations, and technician levels; in addition to OSHA standard 1910.146 Subpart (k) Rescue & Emergency Services.


June 4-7, 2024, Manhattan Fire Dept
This one-day (8 hours) course provides the knowledge and skills required to perform a Grain Engulfment Rescue.


Saturday, April 27, 2024, Girard Fire Dept
This is a demonstration and display of the Grain Engulfment rescue trailer.


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Introduction to Rope Rescue Operations is designed to meet the knowledge-based elements of NFPA 1006, 2021 Edition, Chapters 5.1 and 5.2. This course requires approximately 12 hours to complete and includes online quizzes and must be completed before attending Rope Rescue Operations.


July 1, 2023 to June 1, 2024, Kansas Fire and Rescue Training Institute
The Kansas Flood and Water Rescue course is for rescuers who may be involved in a flood or surface water rescue. This two-day (16) course will cover individual and team requirements to perform safe water rescues.


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Rope Rescue Operations is a four-day (32 hours) course designed to meet NFPA 1006, 2021 Edition, Chapters 5.1 and 5.2, covering rope rescue awareness and operations levels.


May 6-10, 2024, Manhattan Fire Dept
May 20-23, 2024, Winfield Fire Dept
Rope Rescue Technician is a five-day (40 hour) certification course is designed to meet NFPA 1006, 2021 Edition, Chapters 5.3 Rope Rescue Technician level.


June 24-29, 2024, Crisis City Training Facility
Trench Rescue Operations is a three-day (24 hours) course designed to meet NFPA 1006, 2021 Edition, Chapters 5.1, 12.1 and 12.2, covering rope rescue awareness, trench rescue awareness, and trench rescue operations levels.


April 23-26, 2024, Johnson Co Cons Fire Dist 2
Trench Rescue Operations is a one-day (8 hours) course designed to refresh the trained technical rescuer over NFPA 1006 Trench Rescue job performance requirements.


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