The Fire Service Training Bureau is responsible for providing a number of Special Programs and training events throughout the year.
Annual State Fire School
SAVE THE DATES!!
90th Annual State Fire School: February 14-16, 2014
91st Annual State Fire School: February 27 - March 1, 2015
92nd Annual State Fire School: February 26-28, 2016
93rd Annual State Fire School: February 24-26, 2017
The Fire Service Training Bureau has been training Iowa's firefighters since 1923, and has one of the oldest continuous state fire schools in the nation. This premier fire service training event offers three-hour worskshops, and one and two day classes in a variety of subject areas, and features a large display of fire fighting equipment and apparatus. The school is held at the Iowa State Center of Iowa State University in Ames.
Live Fire Skills
Spring 2013 Live Fire Skills - Registration Form (posted 2-25-2013)
Fall - October 12, 2013
This Live Fire Skills training program provides firefighters the opportunity to gain the essential live fire skills required for FFI and FFII, while addressing the skills previously signed off by the chief officer on their department.
The following FFI and FFII skills will be covered:
This program is offered in the Spring and the Fall each year, so watch the web site and mail for information and registration.
Training Officer's Workshop
Volunteer Fire Chief's Workshop
Hazardous Materials Symposium
Save-the-Date: October 24-25, 2013
Iowa Fire Service Instructor's Conference
Save-the-Date: November 15-16, 2013
Regional Fire Schools
The Fire Service Training Bureau cooperates with several community colleges and their planning committees regarding regional fire schools. The Bureau offers courses, certification exams, and sets up the Iowa Fire Service Bookstore, to make the latest in training manuals and videos available to the regional fire school attendees. In addition, a cooperative poster with the schedule of all state and regional fire schools is published and distributed each year.
National Fire Academy Courses
National Fire Academy Direct Delivery and Regional Delivery courses are also coordinated and provided through the Fire Service Training Bureau. The Fire Service Training Bureau schedules and facilitates these courses for the Iowa Fire Service. A portion of the courses are usually held at the Annual State Fire School. Some are hosted as weekend activities at the Training Bureau, and some are offered to our Community College partners to be held in conjunction with their Regional Fire Schools, or as stand alone activities.
NFA Course Offerings
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Last Updated: 5-3-2013 (DMB)