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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 COURSE INFORMATION

Dear prospective student

Thank you for your interest in our program. Class will begin January 9 and is estimated to be completed early July. 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 some Saturdays or attend a couple of Friday evenings and Sundays to accomplish all the requirements of the course and accommodate holiday weekends, weather days or other unforeseen conflicts. 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. All Instructors engaged in live fire evolutions are certified Live Fire Training Instructors. 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. All our instructors are current active firefighters as well as Instructors.

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. Please read all the pages below thoroughly. The first pages describe the requirements of the course and class rules and expectations. Following, you will find an enrollment sheet which details information and supporting documentation required for your student record. Last is a health record form to be completed by your doctor upon verifying medical and physical requirements.

Course tuition is $1750 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.

David M. Pratt
Assistant Chief
Kearney Fire & Rescue Protection District
dpratt@kearneyfire.org
(816) 628-4122

 

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 1001-2019 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 with quizzes which must be passed. Quizzes are done through a virtual classroom outside of normal class time. 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 exam. Students who successfully complete the course will be eligible for certification testing through the Division of Fire Safety.

The first component of certification testing is a skills examination conducted at our location by Division of Fire Safety approved evaluators. Students who successfully complete the skills examination and meet all the requirements outlined below will then be eligible to challenge the computer-based certification exam from the Division of Fire Safety. The Lead Instructor will help schedule you for the next available regional exam or assist you in scheduling a test at the Division of Fire Safety in Jefferson City.

 

CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS General requirements

  • 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
Training/prerequisite requirements
NIMS - National Fire Academy IS-700, -100 and -200 certifications are required for Firefighter certification. You must complete these free online courses prior to entering this program or during the first couple of weeks of class as homework. Courses can be found at 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. Please call the fire station at (816) 628-4122 to sign up for these classes.

Hazardous Materials training - You must certify to Hazardous Materials Awareness & Operations levels prior to being approved to take the Division of Fire Safety Firefighter 1 & 2 written certification exams. These classes are included in our FF I & II curriculum.

Awareness is an 8-hour class with an end of course exam. Students who successfully complete the end of course exam will be eligible to challenge the Division of Fire Safety computer-based certification exam.

Operations is a 24-hour course consisting of classroom and skills components, and an end of course exam. Following successful course completion, we will have a Division of Fire Safety skills examination at our location. Students who successfully complete the skills exam will be eligible to challenge the Division of Fire Safety computer-based certification exam.

You have one year from the end of each class to pass the written certification exams.


Medical and Physical Fitness Requirements
You must provide documentation of medical clearance from your physician. You can find a healthcare provider's guide at www.fstaresearch.org/getchecked which may help them make clinical decisions regarding your fitness for firefighting duty.

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.

Background Check
It is the responsibility of the organization sponsoring the class to verify the character of students; therefore, we require each student to obtain a criminal history report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. This can be obtained from the automated site at www.MACHS.mo.gov. The name based (personal identifier) search is acceptable.
Fingerprints are not required.

 

CLASSROOM INFORMATION, RULES & EXPECTATIONS


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.

STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO ABIDE BY THE DISTRICT DRUG & ALCHOL POLICY. DO NOT REPORT TO CLASS UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES. PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION WHICH MAY CAUSE IMPAIRMENT MUST BE DISCLOSED.

SAFETY IS PRIORITY ONE. NO UNSAFE BEHAVIOR WILL BE TOLERATED. REPEATED OR SERIOUS VIOLATION MAY RESULT IN EXPULSION FROM CLASS.

DURING EVOLUTIONS REQUIRING USE OF BREATHING APPARATUS STUDENTS MAY NOT HAVE ANY FACIAL HAIR THAT COMES INTO CONTACT WITH THE FACEPIECE 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!


ENROLLMENT INFORMATION FOR FIREFIGHTER 1 & 2 JANUARY-JULY 2024

First Name:
Last Name:
Social Security Number (Last 4):
Date of Birth (MM/DD/YYYY):
Email Address:
Home Address:
Home City:
Home State:
Home Zip:
Home Phone:
Work Address:
Work City:
Work State:
Work Zip:
Work Phone:
Fire Department Affiliation:
Alternate Number(cell, pager):
Emergency Contact Name:
Emergency Contact Number:
Emergency Contact Address:
Emergency Contact City:
Emergency Contact State:
Emergency Contact Zip:
Emergency Contact Relationship to Student:
Any Questions or Comments:

Health Record
Have you ever been examined or treated for any mental disorder? Yes No
Comments:
Have you any physical Handicap, chronic disease, or disability? Yes No
Comments:
 

Supporting documentation may be emailed to dpratt@kearneyfire.org or returned to the station in person or by mail at 201 E. 6th St. Kearney MO 64060

Checklist of required documents:
-Driver's license
-High School Diploma
-Criminal History Report
-Physician Certification
-American Heart CPR & First Aid or EMT or Paramedic License
-NIMS/ICS IS-700/100/200
201 E. 6th St, P.O. Box 341
Kearney, Missouri 64060

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