Upcoming Events and Academies

EMT Training – Starting January 15th, 2018

Contact Training Chief Scott Cranford at scranford@joplinmo.org for more information or at 417-624-0820 at Extension 1308.  We are seeking interest highly motivated individuals to enter the field of Emergency Medical Services.  This course would start January 15th and give YOU the opportunity to gain an EMT license, a chance to be a part of something great.  This course will qualify each candidate to be eligible to sit for the NREMT (National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians) exam.  After passing the NREMT exam, a State EMT license can be gained by a background check, your proof of NREMT certification, and a simple application.  After receiving your license, you would then be able to work as an EMT in the State for which you are licensed.  Relax, we will help you throughout your entire journey.  Sign up today!  

This course will run every Monday and Wednesday night from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm, with an occasional Saturday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, spanning over a 17-week semester (close to a regular college semester).  Cost for the course will be $1,000 per student, with a $100 for deposit due by December 22nd at 5 pm in order to secure your position in the course (NOTE: Fees, dates, times are subject to change).

 Welcome to the Regional Fire Academy website.  Our mission is to provide assistance to gateway firefighters in professional development through education and training.  Through the many programs offered by SWMRFA, we are able to provide recruit academies, officer development, and monthly training plans.

In support of this cause, our efforts will be to provide assistance in helping you create and maintain your training program, maintaining ISO and NFPA requirements, and properly tracking each training session.   Participating departments will have access to live burn training props, driving pad, extrication pad, and a newly constructed 4-story burn tower.

SWMRFA is working to partner with area fire departments to achieve this mission.  Representatives and Training officers from each organization will have valuable input for future needs assessments and programs offered.