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1st Annual Field Staff Professional Development/Appreciation Banquet


Annual State Fire School

95th Annual State Fire School: February 23-24, 2019


Annual State Fire School - Save the Dates!!

95th Annual State Fire School: February 23-24, 2019

96th Annual State Fire School: February 21-23, 2020

97th Annual State Fire School: February 19-21, 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

Instructor II - Ames - December 11-13, 2018

Instructor I - Altoona - January 12, 13, and 19, 20, 2019 - FULL

Instructor I - Spencer - February 2, 3, and 9, 10, 2019

Fire Officer I - Burlington - March 4-8, 2019

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


Arson/Fire Investigation School

Save the Date: March 18 - 29, 2019


Volunteer Fire Chief's Workshop

Save the Date: March 30, 2019


Iowa Association of Professional Chiefs


Live Fire Skills

Save the Date: April 6 - 7, 2019

This hands-on training program will be similar to the previous two-day Rescue Skills training offered at the Annual State Fire School!


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


New Fire Chief: Contemporary Issues (F0762) - December 8 & 9, 2018

Emergency Response to Terrorism: Strategic and Tactical Considerations for Supervisors (F0549) - January 17 & 18, 2019

Preparation for Initial Company Operations (F0458) - February 7 & 8, 2019

Decision-Making for Initial Company Operations (F0457) - April 4 & 5, 2019

Leadership in Supervision: Creating Environments for Professional Growth (F0646) - April 4 & 5, 2019

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.

2017 State & Regional Fire Schools Schedule

WIT/Northwest Iowa Regional Fire School, Sioux City

Save the Date: March 16-17, 2019


Indian Hills Regional Fire School, Ottumwa


Quad County/Hawkeye Comm College Fire School, Waterloo


CITA/Kirkwood Fire School, Cedar Rapids


Tri-State Emergency Responder Conference and Fire School, Dubuque

October 19-20, 2018

NATA, Fort Dodge







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