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.
PERSONNEL SHOULD FOLLOW CDC GUIDELINES AND NOT ATTEND FUNCTIONS IF THEY HAVE POSSIBLY BEEN EXPOSED TO COVID-19 OR ARE EXPERIENCING ANY SYMPTOMS. CONTACT THE TRAINING AND SAFETY DIVISION WITH ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT ATTENDANCE.
National Incident Management System (NIMS)
NIMS ICS-100 and ICS-700 are required by all members of the District. Both courses must be completed prior to participation in live fire exercises and to complete the Recruit Firefighter Training Program.