The District requires all new firefighters with no previous firefighting experience to complete the Recruit Firefighter Training Program within their first year of appointment. Firefighters who have completed a state-recognized Firefighter I training course are required to complete the first three modules of the program.
The Recruit Firefighting Training Program is instructed in 16 module sessions, one 8 hour hazardous materials session, one live structure fire training exercise and a comprehensive final exam, consisting of 58 total hours. The hazardous materials training component adopts a curriculum approved by the Missouri Division of Fire Safety.
National Incident Management System (NIMS)
Recruit Firefighter Training Program Coordinator
Captain Joe Jennings