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 Tuesday in January and is estimated to be completed the first Saturday in July. The classes are every Tuesday and Thursday evening and generally every other Saturday. Please understand it will be necessary to add or change Saturdays and attend a couple of Friday evenings or Sundays to accomplish all of the requirements of the course and accommodate holiday weekends. 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. Last is a list of currently anticipated weekend classes. Please remember this is subject to change. 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 $1300 including all books. Turnout gear rental is $200. 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
Lead Instructor/Firefighter Certification
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 1001-2013 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 22 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 test of practical skills conducted at our location. There is also a written certification exam 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.
- Must be completed by June to test
- Successfully complete Firefighter I & II training program
- High School diploma or GED if born after June 1, 1972
- Must be a Missouri resident or employed by a Missouri Fire Department
- Must be 18 years of age
- Possess a valid Missouri Driver License or valid state or federal identification
- Meet medical and physical fitness requirements to perform firefighting tasks (see below)
- Must be completed within one year of end of training program
- Hold certifications to NFPA 472-2013 Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations levels. These classes are included in our curriculum. There are certification exams for these classes as well which must be completed in the same fashion as Firefighter I & II.
CRIMINAL OFFENSE STATEMENT
If you have ever forfeited bond, entered a plea of guilt or been convicted of any criminal offense other than minor traffic offenses you will need to disclose this. Contact lead instructor for this form. Return your form as soon as possible so we can send it to the Division of Fire Safety for approval. Certain offenses may prevent you from being certified. This is at the discretion of the Division of Fire Safety.
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.
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.
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. EVERYONE’S SUCCESS WILL DEPEND ON BEING ABLE TO WORK AS A TEAM.
PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL TO ALL OF YOUR INSTRUCTORS.
IF YOU HAVE AN ISSUE WITH A CLASSMATE OR INSTRUCTOR PLEASE CONTACT THE LEAD INSTRUCTOR.
ABSCENCES MUST BE EXCUSED BY LEAD INSTRUCTOR IN ADVANCE WITH THE EXCEPTION OF A TRUE EMERGENCY.
EXCESSIVE ABSENCE WILL RESULT IN EXPULSION FROM CLASS.
CURRENTLY ANTICIPATED WEEKEND CLASSES
January 7th 0800-1800
January 21st 0800-1700
February 4th 0800-1700
February 18th 0800-1700
March 4th 0800-1700
March 17th 1800-2200
March 18th 0700-1800
March 19th 0700-1800
April 1st 0800-1700
April 14th 1800-2200
April 15th 0700-1900
April 29th 0800-1800
May 13th 0800-1700
May 20th 0800-1700
June 10th 0800-1700
Jul 1st 0800 SKILLS TEST
Remember that these classes are in addition to every Tuesday and Thursday.
Every Tuesday and Thursday will begin at 1800 and is scheduled until 2200.
Again, remember all dates and times are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control such as weather cancellations and other issues that arise.
We will provide as much notice of schedule changes as possible.