Chief Jim Furgerson is pleased to announce a Firefighter Training Class will
begin this summer through the Joplin Fire Department. This eight-week class
will be offered in the evening and begins on July 10, 2017. The class will be
held at the Joplin Public Safety Training Center, 5102 N. Swede Lane in Joplin.
“This class is
designed to cover all aspects of the Firefighter I and II curriculum to prepare
candidates for the work as a firefighter,” said Furgerson. “It is a basic
firefighting class and will include various skills necessary to work in this
field, such as pulling hose lines, ladder raising and the safety elements
needed in this service to the public.”
who is 18 years of age and interested in firefighting is encouraged to sign up.
There are 20 spots available. A $75 deposit is required at registration. Total
cost of the class is $750. Recruits will need to have their own gear; however,
gear will also be available to rent if needed. Gear rental information will be
available during the registration process.
register, please go to the Regional Academy website, www.SWMRFA.org. and click
on Registration to find the
Firefighter 1 and 2 Course registration link. (link is posted below)
You may also register in person at the Public Safety Training Facility
located at 5102 Swede Lane.
Registrations will be accepted Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The deadline to register is June 10, 2017.
more details about the Firefighter Training Class, call Training Chief Mark
Cannon at 417-624-0820 ext. 1306 Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.