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


Firefighter II

Date:  October 15 – November 11, 2017

Location:  IFSTA Resource One Online Training

Instructor: Jerome King


Phone: 307-777-5475

Pre-course work required: None

Pre-requisites: Must be a member of a Wyoming based Emergency Services organization in good standing. Each participant must be certified at the Firefighter I level.

Complete ICS-200: Introduction to ICS.

Course Description:  This is a four week, cognitive, progressive, firefighting program. This course is designed to promote knowledge and skills to achieve NFPA 1001 Firefighter II qualifications. Students are required to complete all assignments. Pre-requisites to attaining Wyoming State Firefighter II and National Certifications can be found on the Wyoming State Fire Marshal's website.

Course Objectives: At the end of this course the candidate will be prepared to meet the cognitive written test requirements set forth by NFPA 1001 2013 Edition and Wyoming Firefighters Certification System for the Firefighter II Standard. Further course objectives are outlined in the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA) Essentials of Fire Fighting and Fire Department Operations.

Required Manual: IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting, 6th Ed. To order a manual contact Rebecca Bestul at 307-856-6776 or email

Click here to register for class.

Fire Instructor I

Date: October 15, 2017 – November 18, 2017

Location: IFSTA Resource One Online Training 

Instructor: Eric Siwik


Phone: 307-857-6820 (O), 307-214-0609 (C)


Pre-course work required: None

Pre-requisites:  None

Course Description: 

Purpose: The purpose of this course is to provide personnel with basic information necessary to meet the JPR’s of NFPA 1041 for Instructor I. In addition company officer candidates who wish to meet the JPR’s of NFPA 1021 Officer I must also certify to Instructor I.

Description: The course prepares the student to deliver instruction from a prepared lesson plan and other responsibilities including assembling course materials, use of instructional aids and evaluation tools, reviewing and adapting lesson plans to meet the needs of individual students, groups, and the AHJ. Organizes the teaching environment to maximize the learning experience and provides a safe learning environment. Presents a lesson from a prepared plan, adjusting the presentation as required to ensure that objectives are attained. Prepares and maintains training records in accordance with the requirements of the jurisdiction.

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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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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ADO Aerial Apparatus

Date:  October 1 – October 21, 2017

Location: IFSTA Resource One Online Training

Instructor: Richard Embrey


Phone: 307-673-0356


Notes: Once the student is registered, a link will be sent to them via email so the student can log on to the course. If you haven’t taken online courses through the IFSTA Resource One Online Training Website, you will need to establish an account. If you have already done courses through IFSTA Resource One just go to the website and log on and use the enrollment key to access the course.

Pre-course work required: None

Pre-requisites: Must have completed Firefighter I, Firefighter II and Hazmat Operations.

Course Description: The primary audience is the new or prospective Aerial apparatus driver in career, volunteer or combination departments. The secondary audience includes responders from the energy industry.

This 3 week course addresses critical knowledge and skills pertaining to the responsibilities of a  Aerial apparatus driver/operator in accordance with NFPA 1002 Standards for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications.  

 This course is designed to educate the driver/operators responsible for operating fire apparatus equipped with aerial devices. These include aerial ladders, aerial ladder platforms, articulating elevating platforms, telescoping elevating platforms, and water towers.

All subject assignments and activities are due on their deadline date. Failure to complete the course within the six week period will be an automatic dis-enrollment and result in non-completion of the course unless otherwise determined by the instructor.

Required Manual: IFSTA Pumping and Aerial Apparatus Driver/Operator, 3rd Ed. To order a manual contact Rebecca Bestul at 307-856-6776 or email

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Principles of Modern Fire Attack: SLICE-RS (Live Fire Training)

Date:  2 class offerings

            Day 1: October 7, 2017

            Day 2: October 8, 2017

Time: 0800 - 1700

Location: Wyoming Fire Academy, 2500 Academy Court, Riverton, WY 82501

Instructor/s: Assistant Fire Chief Jake Ribordy, Sweetwater County Fire District #1

                        Eric Siwik, Wyoming State Fire Marshal’s Office



Notes: Class will include both classroom delivery as well as live fire training

Pre-requisites:  Wyoming State Firefighter I Certification

Course Description: This course is designed to give the student a working knowledge of modern fire behavior and fuels and the studies associated with it. We will also conduct hands-on live fire training to give students a firsthand look at how this knowledge can help with day to day operations on the fire ground. 

Click here to register for the October 7th class.

Click here to register for the October 8th class.

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