The Fire and EMS service is constantly evolving, we are expected to respond to a very wide variety of situations. There are new and improved techniques and new equipment to use. In order to improve safety, increase our efficiency, and provide a better service to our residents we must train. We also like to train with other Public Safety Personnel to share ideas and experiences, to that end, we offer training to our personnel as well as outside people. We offer these classes with internal instructors as well as outside instructors to offer the best possible training.
Current / Upcoming Training Classes
This is a schedule of upcoming training classes that we are providing or hosting for our members as well as outside Public Safety Personnel.
KEARNEY FIRE & RESCUE FIREFIGHTER I & II
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KEARNEY FIRE & RESCUE FIREFIGHTER I & II REGISTRATION PACKET
Dear prospective student
Thank you for your interest in our program. The class will begin the first Thursday in January and is estimated to be completed the last Saturday in June. The classes are every Tuesday and Thursday evening and generally every other Saturday. Saturday classes will begin the first week. Please understand it will be necessary to add or change Saturdays and attend a couple of Friday evenings and Sundays to accomplish all the requirements of the course and accommodate holiday weekends, weather days, etc. We will give as much notice of these variations as possible.
This program is taught by professional firefighters who are certified Fire Service Instructors through the Missouri Division of Fire Safety. Many of our instructors hold many other certifications such as Fire Officer, Fire Investigator, Fire Inspector, Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator and more. Some hold college degrees related to the fire service as well.
We believe we offer a learning environment where all types of students can excel. Whether you are an experienced firefighter looking to get your certifications, fresh out of high school looking for a career, or an adult looking for a career change we look forward to seeing you in our training program.
In this packet you will find some information to read and forms to fill out. The first page describes the requirements of the course. Second is a page of class rules and expectations.
Third is an enrollment sheet with information required for your student record. Next is a health record form to be completed by your doctor. Please read this information carefully. When forms are completed return them to Kearney Fire & Rescue Protection District. You may return by mail to P.O. Box 341, Kearney, MO 64060 or bring them to the station at 201 E. 6th Street in Kearney.
Course tuition is $1450 including all books. Turnout gear rental is $150. There is a minimum $400 deposit due to start class. Please pay this as soon as possible to reserve your seat. The balance may be paid in monthly installments at the end of each month January through May.
Again, thank you for your interest and we look forward to helping you on your path to becoming certified firefighters. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions.
Captain David M. Pratt
C-Shift Commander/Lead Fire Instructor
Kearney Fire & Rescue Protection District
WHAT IS FIREFIGHTER I & II?
Firefighter 1 & 2 are the certification levels for professional firefighters in Missouri and many other states. These certifications meet National Fire Protection Association 1001-2018 edition Standards for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications. These certifications are also accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress and ProBoard, which allows for reciprocity with other accredited states. This course is designed to meet the training requirements of the Missouri Division of Fire Safety and to prepare you for certification examination.
HOW DOES THE CLASS WORK?
The class is a combination of lecture and practical skill evolutions. There are 23 chapters. Each chapter has a written quiz which must be passed. Most of the chapters also have skills which must be properly demonstrated. Upon completion of the curriculum there will be a written end of course of exam. Students who pass this exam will proceed to a test of practical skills conducted at our location. There is also a written certification exam from the Division of Fire Safety for each level which must be completed offsite. The Lead Instructor will help schedule you for the next available regional exam or give you the information to make an appointment at the Division of Fire Safety in Jefferson City.
- High School diploma or verification of acceptance into a higher level of education
- Must be a Missouri resident or employed by a Missouri Fire Department
- Possess a valid Missouri Driver License or valid state or federal identification
- Must be 18 years of age
- Meet medical and physical fitness requirements to perform firefighting tasks (see below)
- Successfully complete Firefighter I & II training program
NIMS - National Fire Academy IS-700, -100 and -200 certifications. These courses are free online courses which must be completed prior to entering this program or during the first two weeks of class as homework. Courses at link https://training.fema.gov/emi.aspx
Medical training - Licensed EMT-Basic or higher will not need to complete any further training. If you are not a licensed EMT you will need CPR-AED and First Aid cards. We offer CPR the first Wednesday of each month and First Aid the second Wednesday of each month. These courses are available to you if you need them.
Hazardous Materials training - You must certify to Hazardous Materials Awareness & Operations levels to receive your Firefighter 1 & 2 certifications. These classes are included in our curriculum and the certification exams are conducted in the same fashion as the Firefighter I & II exams. You must complete these certifications within one year of the end of your Firefighter I & II course to obtain your Firefighter I & II certifications.
Please include documentation of required items with your application.
Medical and Physical Fitness Requirements
You must have the health record form completed by your doctor prior to start of class.
If you are a member of a fire department you may have your fire chief sign a statement in lieu of a doctor completing the health record form. Contact the Instructor for this form.
Must meet the background investigation and character traits requirement as reference established by the local authority having jurisdiction.
CLASSROOM INFORMATION, RULES & EXPECTATIONS
ENROLLMENT INFORMATION FOR FIREFIGHTER 1 & 2 JANUARY-JUNE 2020
LOCATION IS KEARNEY FIRE & RESCUE PROTECTION DISTRICT
201 EAST 6TH STREET, KEARNEY MO 64060.
STUDENT PARKING WILL BE IN THE EAST LOT OFF OF 6TH & PROSPECT.
SOME PRACTICAL CLASSES WILL REQUIRE TRAVEL TO OFFSITE TRAINING FACILITIES
THE FIRE STATION IS A TOBACCO FREE FACILITY INCLUDING ANY & ALL FORMS. THERE ARE DESIGNATED OUTDOOR USE AREAS.
NO STUDENT MAY ATTEND CLASS UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS.
PLEASE DO NOT USE CELL PHONES DURING CLASS.
SAFETY IS PRIORITY ONE. NO UNSAFE BEHAVIOR WILL BE TOLERATED.
DURING SCBA EVOLUTIONS YOU MAY NOT HAVE ANY FACIAL HAIR THAT COMES INTO CONTACT WITH MASK SEAL.
PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL TO YOUR CLASSMATES AND INSTURCTORS. EVERYONE’S SUCCESS DEPENDS ON BEING ABLE TO WORK AS A TEAM.
IF YOU HAVE AN ISSUE WITH A CLASSMATE OR INSTRUCTOR PLEASE CONTACT THE LEAD INSTRUCTOR.
ATTENDANCE IS IMPORTANT! THERE IS A LOT TO COVER IN THIS COURSE. ABSCENCES MUST BE EXCUSED IN ADVANCE BY LEAD INSTRUCTOR, EXCEPT IN THE EVENT OF A TRUE EMERGENCY. EXCESSIVE ABSENCE WILL RESULT IN EXPULSION FROM CLASS.
THIS CLASS MUST BE A PRIORITY DURING THESE 6 MONTHS AND YOU MUST BE COMMITTED TO BEING HERE TO BE SUCCESFUL!