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The Wichita HOT Regional Fire School is an annual firefighter training event located in Wichita, Kansas. Every year we bring in some of the top instructors in the fire service to provide high quality, low cost training to firefighters throughout the midwest. The event opens with a commencement speech by a featured keynote speaker, followed by a day of open breakout lectures where students can freely jump from one class to another and then a day of hands-on-training. Every year we also feature a number of sponsors and vendors for students to check out. All lectures take place at the Wichita Fire Regional Training Center. The hands-on portion takes place both on-site at the Regional Training Center and off-site at acquired structures depending on the class. Hands-on classes require appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment) which must be provided by the student. Please check each class for its individual requirements prior to signing up. ALL Hands-On-Training requires that the student provide a completed and signed Live Release Form prior to the start of the class. Wichita HOT is open to any active firefighter or student wishing to further their knowledge within the fire service.
All Hands on Training registration will include admission to the general session keynote and breakout classes on Saturday.
Group & Department Purchases
If you are registering a group of 4 or more people for HANDS-ON Classes, please first contact Colleen Shirley at 316-268-4485 during regular business hours. She will verify the details with you and provide a discount at the group rate. You must have the name, date of birth, email, and phone number for each participant you are registering.
The hands-on-training portion of this fire school may involve extreme physical effort and stress. All students participate at their own risk and must sign a Live Release Form prior to training. This form is located on our web site at Wichita HOT.
**Frequently Asked Questions**
How can I contact Wichita HOT with any questions?
Please contact Colleen Shirley during regular business hours (7:30AM - 4:30PM) at 316-268-4485 with any questions you may have. You may also email her directly any time: email@example.com. She will be able to answer your questions or direct you to the appropriate party.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes. You will need to confirm your registration upon arrival at the event. All participants will be provided with a wristband that allows access to HOT classes and social events on Saturday evening. Tickets must match the person actually attending the class.
Can my department or agency purchase tickets directly from Wichita HOT? Can we pay by check or money order?
Yes. You may contact us directly to arrange a purchase order or direct billing to your department or agency. If you need to pay by check or money order, this can also be done through direct billing. Please allow enough time prior to the event for these types of purchases to be processed.
What is the refund policy?
Any requests for refunds should be directed to Colleen Shirley using the contact information listed above. Refunds are issued up until two (2) weeks prior to the event. After this point, refunds can no longer be provided.
If I cannot attend, can I transfer my ticket to someone else?
Yes. In the event that you cannot attend, you can transfer your ticket to another eligible student. If you need to do this, please contact Colleen Shirley using the contact information listed above.
Can I purchase tickets for a coworker or group? Can I purchase extra tickets in my name in case a coworker decides to attend at a later date?
Yes, you may purchase tickets for a group of students. Groups of 4 or more that are attending hands-on classes also qualify for a discount as listed above. However, we ask that you do not purchase extra tickets unless they are for a specific student. Any tickets purchased must be purchased for actual students planning to attend the event.
What happens if the class I signed up for doesn't have enough students or the instructor becomes unavailable?
In the event that your class does not have sufficent enrollment to take place or its instructor has an emergency and cannot teach, we will offer your either a full refund or the ability to transfer to another class of your choice. If a class does not meet minimum enrollment by September 9th, you will be contacted directly by the HOT staff to discuss options.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Parking is available on-site at the Wichita Fire Regional Training Center. Parking at off-site locations will vary from place to place. We recommend carpooling to off-site training whenever possible. Students are responsible for their own transportation.
When & Where
"Real Training for Real Firefighters"