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Annual State Fire School

94th Annual State Fire School Brochure


FULL & CANCELED Fire School Classes

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Annual State Fire School - Save the Dates!!

95th Annual State Fire School: February 22-24, 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 I - Harlan (January 2018)

Instructor I - Marion (January 2018)

Instructor I - Waterloo (February 2018)

Fire Officer I - Cedar Rapids (March 2018)

Instructor I - Davenport (May 2018)


Arson/Fire Investigation School

2018 Fire/Arson Investigator School Brochure/Registration



Volunteer Fire Chief's Workshop

VFC Brochure/Registration Form



Iowa Association of Professional Chiefs

Professional Development Seminar Brochure/Registration Form


Live Fire Skills


Hazardous Materials Symposium

Save the Date: November 1, 2018


Instructor Conference

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)

Water-Based Fire Protection System Plans Review (N0137)

April 23-28, 2018


Direct Deliveries (two days)

General Admissions Application

Instructions for Obtaining a FEMA Student Identification (SID) Number

Leadership in Supervision: Perspectives in Thinking (F0647)

Jan. 18 & 19, 2018

Leadership in Supervision: Frameworks to Success (F0648)

Feb. 8 & 9, 2018

Youth Firesetter Program Manager (F0634)

March 3 & 4, 2018

Shaping the Future (F0602)

April 19 & 20, 2018

Introduction to Unified Command for All-Hazard Incidents (F0609)

May 22 & 23, 2018

New Fire Chief: Challenging Issues (F0760)

August 25 & 26, 2018

New Fire Chief: Administration Issues (F0761)

September 22 & 23, 2018

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.

State & Regional Fire Schools Schedule

Annual State Fire School, Ames - February 24-25, 2018

WIT/Northwest Iowa Regional Fire School, Sioux City - March 9-11, 2018

Indian Hills Regional Fire School, Ottumwa - March 17, 2018

Quad County/Hawkeye Community College Fire School, Waterloo - March 24, 2018

CITA/Kirkwood Fire School, Cedar Rapids - Sept. 22-23, 2018

Tri-State Emergency Responder Conference and Fire School

Dubuque, October 24, 2018

NATA Brochure, Fort Dodge - November 3 & 4, 2018


Other Training Opportunities

Missouri Valley FIre Chief's Conference, Davenport - July 18-20, 2018

International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) Scholarship Application

Principles of Modern Fire Attack: SLICE-RS

ICS Classes

Iowa Pipeline Association Responder Safety Training

Annual Iowa Pipeline Awareness Program

Iowa Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment & Retention Project

NFIRS Fire Bridge End-User Training

Pipeline Training for First Responders (Awareness, Operations, & Tech. Level)

Transcaer Training: Anhydrous Ammonia Tour




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