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Iowa Western Community College

Essentials of Firefighting 

Iowa Western can meet your department's training needs. We offer open classes and contract classes just for your department.

Iowa Western Community College Continuing Education Department and the Iowa Volunteer Firefighter Training Fund will be offering the Firefighter 1 and Firefighter 2 Courses throughout the region. Any Fire Departments interested in hosting one of these courses is encouraged to contact Galen Barrett for arrangements.

There must be a minimum of 12 students enrolled per class with successful completion of the course. Classes will be offered on a first come first serve basis.

There are no classes scheduled at this time please check back later.

Useful Links

Iowa Code: Chapter 251 Firefighter Training and Certification

Departmental Training

We can bring these classes to your department.

  • FIRE BEHAVIOR
  • PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
  • ROPE AND KNOTS
  • GROUND LADDERS
  • BUILDING CONSTRUCTION
  • PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
  • FIRE HOSES
  • FORCIBLE ENTRY
  • VENTILATION
  • WATER SUPPLY
  • FIRE STREAMS
  • LOSS CONTROL
  • PROTECTING FIRE SCENE EVIDENCE
  • INCIDENT SAFETY OFFICER
  • HEALTH AND SAFETY OFFICER
  • HAZARDOUS MATERIALS OPERATIONS (REFRESHER)
  • HAZARDOUS MATERIALS OPERATIONS (COMPLETE)
  • ROPE RESCUE
  • ROPE RESCUE I
  • ROPE RESCUE II
  • ROPE RESCUE III