Upcoming Events and Academies

Establishing a LIST for EMT training

Contact Training Chief Scott Cranford at scranford@joplinmo.org for more information.  We are seeking interest in an EMT course to be offered to the public.  This course would start this coming winter if approved and give those individuals seeking 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 is expected to run every Tuesday and Thursday 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 estimated at roughly $1,000 per student, with approximately $100 for deposit 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.