About 300 firefighters will gather this week in Kansas City, Kan., to receive training in firefighting skills.
The Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department is expecting about 300 students Oct. 25-27 at the annual Kansas Fire School in partnership with the Kansas State Firefighters Association and Kansas City Kansas Community College, a spokesman said. The event is at KCKCC, 7250 State Ave.
Firefighters from as far away as Goodland, Kan., as well as firefighters from Iowa and Missouri will attend and receive classroom and hands-on instruction in firefighting and EMS skills.
Fire instructors from Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department, as well as Seattle, Wash., North Las Vegas, Nev; Wichita, Kan.; and Yonkers N.Y. , will teach participants about these topics:
- Fire suppression techniques and tactics
- Vehicle extrication
- Forcible entry
- Engine company operations
- Truck company operations
- Live burn operations
- LPG fires
- Rope rescue
- Saving our own
Those who are interested in registering for the classes may visit the website, www.wycokck.org/fireschool/.