Statewide Training

Below you will find information about different training and class events through out the state. They will be listed in order of the dates they will be held, so please scroll all the way down to view information about training in the future. To register for a class go to: unless otherwise stated. 

                                        2017 STATEWIDE TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES


 WFA Practical Weekend

LOCATION:  Wyoming Fire Academy, 2500 Academy Court, Riverton, WY

DATE: November 4 & 5,  2017

TIME:   Saturday- 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

             Sunday- 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM           Testing- 1:00 PM to 3:00PM

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to give students the opportunity for hands on training to help complete their training records for both Firefighter I and II. Topics covered will include Forcible Entry, Ladders, Search and Rescue, Ventilation, Vehicle Fires, Vehicle Extrication, Live Fire, ICS, and use of the gas props. Participants will also have a chance to take the state written exam for Firefighter I or II on Sunday afternoon.  Please bring full turnout gear, and SCBA.  Dress appropriately for winter weather,

REGISTRATION: Registration will close on October 28th and will be limited to 24 students.

INSTRUCTORS: Dalton Sanders, Trainer/ Fire Investigator, others TBD

CONTACT INFORMATION: Any questions about the class can be directed to Dalton Sanders at the Wyoming Fire Academy (307)-857-6820, cell (307) 631-8657 or email  

Click here to register for class.

L-280 Followership to Leadership

Date: 11/11/2017-11/12/2017

Time: 0800-1700 daily

Instructor: Ryan Morgan

Location: Douglas Volunteer Fire Department, 230 N 2nd  Street, Douglas Wyoming

Course Description: This training course is designed as a self-assessment opportunity for individuals preparing to step into a leadership role. The course combines one day of classroom instruction followed by a second day in the field with students working through a series of problem solving events in small teams (Field Leadership Assessment Course). Topics include: leadership values and principles, transition challenges for new leaders, situational leadership, team cohesion factors, ethical decision-making, and after action review techniques.


  Students will demonstrate an understanding of fundamental leadership principles.

  Students will assess their individual traits and motivation for entering into a leadership role.

Target Group: Personnel desiring to be qualified as a single resource boss. NWCG L280 course will be accepted in lieu of LS-III for Officer 1 certification requirements.

Cost: FREE

Pre-course work: The pre-course work is based on a reading assignment that encourages you to examine how well prepared you are to lead others. The reading assignment is followed by a few questions that ask you to reflect on the reading in terms of your own situation. The intent of this reading assignment is two-fold. First, by reading this book as pre-course work you are afforded some time to think about the topic of leadership prior to attending the course. Second, reading in order to foster continuous learning is a key strategy for individuals who desire to improve their leadership skills throughout their career, no matter what type of business or endeavor they pursue.

Part 1: Read the assigned book "Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun" by Wess Roberts. This book is less than 100 pages and is an enjoyable and quick read.

Part 2: Write up brief responses to the following three questions regarding the reading assignment. The entire assignment should not require more than one or two pages.

  Question #1 - After reading Chapter 1, identify which of Attila's 17 essential qualities are your strongest three and which are your weakest three. Briefly explain why.

  Question #2 - After reading Chapter 2, briefly explain why you want to be a leader of firefighters.

  Question #3 - Identify which chapter in the book (other than Chapters 1 and 2) you found to be most valuable to you as a future leader of firefighters and briefly explain why.

Bring your completed written responses with you to class.

Bring your fireline gear with you to class (full PPE, web gear (if available), boots, sack lunch for Sunday).

Contact Ryan DeFord to enroll or if you have any questions: 307-286-2297

Fire Instructor II

Date:  November 19, 2017 – December 9, 2017

Location: IFSTA Resource One Online Training

Instructor: Dalton Sanders


Phone: 307-857-6820 

Notes: This class will be done online.  The State written exam will be offered upon completion of this course. 

Pre-course work required: None

Pre-requisites: Must be Firefighter II and Fire Instructor I certified.  

Course Description:  A fire service instructor who, in addition to meeting Instructor I qualifications, has demonstrated the knowledge and ability to develop individual lesson plans for a specific topic including learning objectives, instructional aids, and evaluation instruments; schedule training sessions based on overall training plan of authority having jurisdiction; and supervise and coordinate the activities of other instructors.

Required Manual: IFSTA Fire and Emergency Services Instructor 8th Ed. To order manual contact Rebecca Bestul at 307-856-6776 or email

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Emergency Reporting On-Site Training for Administrators

LOCATION:  Rock Springs Fire Department, 145 Industrial Drive, Rock Springs, WY 82901

DATE: Wednesday, November 1st

TIME: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is intended to give participants hands on training working with the new fire incident reporting system, Emergency Reporting. Topics will include navigation, incident entry, pre-fire plan data, maintenance and more. This is a full day’s training provided by Emergency Reporting personnel with six (6) focused sessions throughout. This opportunity is provided at no cost and sponsored by the Department of Fire Prevention & Electrical Safety and the Wyoming State Forestry Division.

REGISTRATION: To Register for this class please click here. Registration will close on October 31, 2017 and will be limited to 45 students. 

To get a copy of the class agenda click here.

INSTRUCTORS: Emergency Reporting Personnel

CONTACT INFORMATION: Any questions about the class can be directed to Ian Kraft at the Wyoming Fire Academy (307) 856-6776, cell (307) 251-8275, or email