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Annual State Fire School - Save the Dates!!

96th Annual State Fire School: February 29 - March 1, 2020

97th Annual State Fire School: February 27-28, 2021

98th Annual State Fire School: February 25-27, 2022

99th Annual State Fire School: February 24-26, 2023

100th Annual State Fire School: February 23-25, 2024

101st Annual State Fire School: February 21-23, 2025


Below are the classes being offered through the Fire Service Training Bureau in the coming months:


Open Enrollment Classes

Fire Officer 1 - Council Bluffs - May 3-5 and 17-19, 2019


Arson/Fire Investigation School


Volunteer Fire Chief's Workshop


Iowa Association of Professional Chiefs

Professional Development Seminar Brochure/Registration


Hazardous Materials Symposium


Instructor Conference

Save the Date: December 6 - 7, 2019

IaSFSI Membership Registration Form


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.


Regional Deliveries (six days)


Direct Deliveries (two days)

General Admissions Application

Instructions for Obtaining a FEMA Student Identification (SID) Number


Best Practices in Community Risk Reduction - April 25 & 26, 2019

Fire Service Safety Culture: Who Protects Firefighters From Firefighters (F0349) - August 22 & 23, 2019


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.

2019 State & Regional Fire Schools Schedule


WIT/Northwest Iowa Regional Fire School, Sioux City


Indian Hills Regional Fire School, Ottumwa


Quad County/Hawkeye Community College Fire School, Waterloo


CITA/Kirkwood Fire School, Cedar Rapids

Save the Date: September 21-22, 2019


Tri-State Emergency Responder Conference and Fire School, Dubuque

Save the Date: October 19-20, 2019


NATA/Northwestern Area Training Academy, Fort Dodge

Save the Date: November 2-3, 2019



We have developed a form that will allow you to notify us of the death of a fellow firefighter so that we might have the opportunity to honor them for their service and commitment to the safety of the citizens of Iowa.

Notification of Death in the Iowa Fire Service


1st Annual Field Staff Professional Development/Appreciation Banquet




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