Fire School Format/Cost
The Regional Fire School consists of two days of training. The cost is $95 per person, regardless of the number of days attended. The $95 fee includes lunch.
Classes marked with a $ sign are funded by the Iowa Volunteer Firefighters Training Fund (VFTF).
Iowa Volunteers taking only funded classes are charged $80, for lunch and administrative fee. If the volunteer takes one funded and one non-funded, then they are charged $85.00.
Participants registering for a VFTF course must use the VFTF course number. For example, The Interior Fire Attack - course would be (CSAF-1007-F01).
Please bring the appropriate gear for the classes in which you have registered. (See course descriptions).
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2023
You may register by mail, fax, telephone, or online. To register by mail, complete the registration form and send it with the proper fees to the indicated address. Please feel free to duplicate the form for additional registrations. To register by fax, fax the completed registration form to 712-258-3295. To register by phone, call Western Iowa Tech Community College at 712.274.6407. To register online, go to www2.witcc.edu/fire-school/online-registration/.
You will need to give the registration personnel your name, address, social security number and course number(s). After you have registered, send your check to: Business Office, Western Iowa Tech Community College, P.O. Box 5199, Sioux City, IA 51102-5199. On an enclosure, please list the names, social security numbers, and course numbers for the firefighters that were registered.
Since it is necessary to limit the number of participants in each course section, please indicate on the appropriate line an alternative choice for each day.
Billing and Refund Policy
Billing for all registered participants will be done regardless of attendance.
Registrations canceled before 5:00 p.m. on March 1, 2023 will receive a full refund. After that date, a $20 cancellation fee will be assessed. 712.274.6407.
Facial Hair Policy
Individuals with beards, sideburns or other hairstyles that interfere with the proper seal of a breathing apparatus face piece will not be allowed to participate in classes requiring SCBA use.
Code of Conduct
Your conduct while attending the fire school should be no different than it would be at home and in front of your families. Wherever you travel, that FD license plate, the blue light, the window decal, the Maltese cross on your jacket or tee shirt identifies you as a member of an honorable and proud profession. Your actions reflect not only upon you as an individual, but upon your fire department and the fire service as a whole. The public expects our actions to be above reproach - on and off the emergency scene. We hope that your actions while at the fire school will polish, not tarnish, the fire profession’s image.
Liability Waiver and Release
The Woodbury County Fire Association and Western Iowa Tech Community College will provide instruction in the courses the participant selects under the supervision of competent instructors. Some of the courses involve hands-on training that may subject participants to risk of injury. In consideration of being permitted to enroll in such courses, the participant acknowledges that he/she is aware of the risks associated with participation in such courses and is voluntarily agreeing to assume such risks. The Woodbury County Fire Association and Western Iowa Tech Community College, except as provided under Chapter 25-A of the Code of Iowa relating to tort claims, shall not be held liable for damages or injuries to students or persons participating in the school. Participants must be 18 or older to participate in potentially hazardous skills activities. SCBA Cylinders – Cylinders that are out of hydrostatic test date will NOT be filled.
For additional information, phone 712.274.6407. A Fire School contact person will return your call.
For current conditions related to Covid-19, please check the following webpage: witcc.edu/covid19/.
Those with symptoms or not feeling well should not attend the school.
Smoking or the use of tobacco products
is not allowed on the WITCC campus.