Firefighter Certification in Kearney, MO

 Fire I & II Program for Firefighter Certification

Certification Preparation Through the Kearney Fire & Rescue Fire I & II Program

This program is instructed in accordance with the Missouri Division of Fire Safety Firefighter I & II Certification program. This certification is internationally accredited by IFSAC and ProBoard.

Highlights of Our Kearney Fire & Rescue Fire I & II Program

This course is based on NFPA Standard 1001, the Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications. Firefighter certification is granted to individuals who meet the required qualifications and successfully pass the written and skills examination.

This certification is intended to be the basis of all future firefighter certification programs. This course is approximately 6 months in length, meeting every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6 – 10 p.m. and every other Saturday. The course is a combination of learning through lecture and hands-on skill training. The requirements for this course are as follows:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Resident of Missouri, or be employed by a first responder agency in Missouri
  • ICS 700, 100, & 200 (these can be obtained online at FEMA Training)
  • CPR, AED, & First Aid or Licensed EMT-B or higher CPR TrainingFirst Aid Training
  • At least 18 years of age and possess a state or federal photo I.D.
  • Haz-Mat Awareness & Operations, which will be included in this course
  • Must meet medical and physicals requirements to preform the task of firefighter
  • Complete 23 chapter quizzes, a course final, and show satisfactory demonstration of all required skills to be eligible for testing
  • Student must provide a name-based criminal record check from the Missouri State Highway Patrol

Why You Should Get Your Firefighter Certification at KFRPD

Our program is well-known throughout the Kansas City area. It is taught by experienced, professional firefighters who are current active firefighters and certified instructors through the Missouri Division of Fire Safety.

With the most up-to-date curriculum and real-world experience, this program provides a unique learning opportunity for all who attend. We offer a learning environment where all students can excel. Whether you are fresh out of high school or an adult looking for a career change, we look forward to seeing you in our training program!

Fire Up Your Future

Fill out the registration form for our Kearney Fire & Rescue Fire I & II Program, and let’s get the ball rolling toward your future as a firefighter.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the Kearney Fire & Rescue Fire I & II Program cost?

The total program cost is $1,700 for the course and books. If turnout gear is needed to rent, that is an additional $200.

When does the class meet?

Classes are held on Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 6 – 10 p.m. and every other Saturday.

Does the Kearney Fire & Rescue Fire I & II Program guarantee me a job?

No, this course doesn’t guarantee a job at a firehouse. However, it will give you all of the knowledge and skills to take the Missouri Division of Fire Safety skills and written test. Upon successfully passing this testing, you will be certified in the State of Missouri. At any time after this, you may apply to different firefighting organizations which require those certifications.

Is there medical and physical fitness requirements?

You must provide documentation of medical clearance from your physician. You can find a healthcare provider’s guide at 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.

Do I need a 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 The name based (personal identifier) search is acceptable.
Fingerprints are not required.

What are the expectations while going through the course?

  • This class must be a priority during the 6 months and you must be committed to attending to be successful.
  • Safety is priority one. No unsafe behavior will be tolerated. Repeated or serious violations may result in expulsion from the class.
  • The fire station is a tobacco free facility including any and all forms. There are designated outdoor use areas.
  • Students are expected to abide by the district drug and alcohol policy. Do not report to class under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances. Prescription medication which may cause impairment must be disclosed.
  • Student parking will be in the east lot off of 6th and Prospect.
  • Some practical classes will require travel to offsite training facilities.
  • 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 instructors. 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. Absences must be excused in advance by the lead instructor; except in the event of a true emergency. Excessive absences will result in expulsion from class.