This introductory course for new fire service personnel acquaints participants with the basics of fireground duties. Discussions address fire service history, organization, fireground safety, and fire behavior. We will discuss and demonstrate basic hose practices, ground ladder practices, ventilation techniques and introduce proper procedures for using self-contained breathing apparatus and fire service hand tools. Practical evolutions designed to reinforce participants' skills are included. This class will meet all the prerequisites to participate in live-fire training evolutions.

Host: Dade County R-IV Rural Fire Protection District 53 North Grand Street, Greenfield MO

Contact: Kerry Spain at 417-693-3364 or

Sessions:  March 8, 2024 18:00-22:00; March 9 and 10 08:00-17:00 each day; March 15 18:00-22:00; March 16and 1708:00-17:00 each day Live burn portion May 11 8-17:00

Partners: Missouri Division of Fire Safety

Funding provided by the Division of Fire Safety (DFS) and the Missouri Fire Safety Education / Advisory Commission. State Funding sources include the DFS General Revenue (GR) Fire Training Fund and Fire