Recruit Firefighter Training

The Recruit Academy at the SWMRFA is a certified program through the Missouri Division of Fire Safety.

  • This program is approved for certification testing with IFSAC and ProBoard
  • The Recruit Academy exceeds 280 hours of didactic and practical education and mastery.
  • Tuition, textbooks, and online fees:  $1,000 per student.  The student will also, be responsible for gear rental and SCBA from a third party, certified vendor.  Rental fees can run from $350 to $450.
  • Before the first day of class, you must receive an inspection and approval for use of this gear by the Joplin Training Division, and SCBA fit testing information must be verified.