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.
The new 2018 Revision of the Recruit Firefighter Training Program took effect January 1, 2018. The 2018 Revision includes updates to curriculum including updated classroom presentations and additional skills requirements. Due to the updates to the curriculum, the schedule for the Modules has been adjusted to allow appropriate time for each Module. The order the Modules are presented in has not changed.
National Incident Management System (NIMS)
Recruit Firefighter Training Program Coordinator
Captain Joe Jennings