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KU Fire & Rescue Training Institute

About the Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute

The Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute was created in 1949 by Kansas law to provide training for the Kansas Fire Service. The Institute is a dynamic organization providing training services through a "Mobile Fire Academy" concept. This concept is designed to accommodate local needs through training delivered anytime, anyplace, or anywhere in Kansas.

  • Institute staff members log over 185,000 miles within the state per year traveling to serve Kansas fire departments.
  • On any given day, excluding holidays, there are an average of two Institute courses happening somewhere in Kansas.
  • An average of 12 Institute courses are delivered each week of the year.
  • The Institute trains a number equal to approximately 55 percent of the Kansas fire service every year.
     

Counties Served in FY 2015

Counties Served in FY 2015 map

Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute served firefighters in 95 Kansas counties in FY 2015.

 

Location of Courses and Certification Exams in FY 2015

Location of Courses and Certification Exams in FY 2015 map

Location of courses and certification exams in FY 2015.

 

Countries Served in FY 2015

Countries Served in FY 2015 map

The Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute served firefighters in 12 states (including Kansas) and one foreign country—Australia—in FY 2015.

 

Services

  • Training for free or low fees
  • Training record resources
  • National certification
  • Technical resources
  • National Fire Academy state point of contact
  • Liaison with other organizations

Types of Training

  • Firefighting Skills
  • Technical Rescue
  • Fire Officer
  • Fire Instructor
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Tactics and Strategies
  • Incident Command
  • Arson Identification
  • Fire Apparatus
  • Fire Inspection
  • Response to Terrorist Incidents
  • Other topics available by request

Methods of Delivery

  • Direct (by institute instructors)
  • In-house (by department instructors)
  • Regional (fire schools and conferences)

Annual Reports

View KF&RTI Annual Reports.


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KF&RTI Contact Information

Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute
St. Andrews Office Facility
1515 Saint Andrews Drive
Lawrence, KS 66047-1619
785-864-4790
or toll free 866-804-8841
kufire@ku.edu
785-864-9044

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