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: Houston Fire Department 601 South Grand Avenue Houston MO

Contact: Robbie Smith at 417-293-7395 or

Sessions:  18:00-22:00 on April 19, 23, 25, 26; 08:00-17:00 April 27; 18:00-22:00 on April 30, May 17, 18. Live burn to be held on June 22 08:00-17:00

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