KC will host first-ever Northeast Texas Area Spring Fire Protection School in February

The Northeast Texas Firemen and Fire Marshal’s Association is sponsoring the first-ever Northeast Texas Area Spring Fire Protection School in February at the Texas Eastman Chemical Co. training grounds in Longview.

The school will be facilitated by the Kilgore College Fire Academy.

Classes will include S-130 and S-190 Wildland Firefighter Training, Rapid Intervention Training (RIT), Tank Battery Firefighting, Air Management and NFA Incident Safety Officer training.

Training classes are for all members of volunteer, paid or part-time fire departments who want the latest training in firefighting and related skills.

All courses will be held at the Texas Eastman Chemical Co. training grounds, located at 300 Kodak Blvd. in Longview.

Students can register at Eastman Feb. 9-10, 16-17 and 22-24.

Registration will be held each day for Friday classes from 5 to 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. for Saturday and Sunday classes.

All classes are limited to 25 students.

For more information, contact Mike Fennell, KCFA lead instructor, at (903) 983-3762, (903) 746-5388 or mfennell@kilgore.edu.

Registration forms and more information are also available by visiting www.kilgore.edu/fire-academy.


Class schedule:

S-130 Wildland Firefighter Training:
When: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday/Sunday, Feb. 9-10
Instructor: Terry Richardson, Texas Forestry Service
Cost: $50

S-190 Wildland Firefighter Training:
When: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday/Sunday, Feb. 16-17
Instructor: Terry Richardson, Texas Forestry Service
Cost: $50

Rapid Intervention Training (RIT):
When: 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23
Instructor: Ben Harrison, Longview Fire Department Captain
Cost: $50

Tank and Battery Firefighting:
When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23
Instructor: Mike Fennell, lead instructor, KCFA
Cost: $50

Air Management:
When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24
Instructor: Mike Simmons, director, KCFA
Cost: $50

NFA Incident Safety Officer training:
When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday/Sunday, Feb. 23-24
Instructor: Danny Hurt
Cost: $50