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2011 Wichita HoT Annual Fire School

Contact: Captain Robert W. Dusenbery |

Three Day Training Event Kicks off Sept. 16

The Wichita Fire Department is hosting the fifth annual Wichita Hands on Training or HoT event. It kicks off tomorrow evening at the Wichita Fire Department Regional Training Center, 4780 E. 31st south. Nearly 200 firefighters from Wichita and across the Midwest are expected to attend. The training will be provided by Wichita firefighters and other instructors from all over the country.

Friday, 6:15 pm
Keynote speaker Lieutenant Tim Klett, New York City Fire Department

Saturday, 8 am
Speaker Lieutenant Ray McCormack, New York City Fire Department

10am – 4:45pm
Classroom breakout sessions led by instructors from New York City, Boston, Oklahoma City, Clearwater, Toledo, Gary and Wichita.

Sunday, 8am – 5pm
Hands on classes featuring topics such as forcible entry, large area search and man vs. machinery

The mission of Wichita HoT is to provide high quality training to firefighters at a fraction of the cost of most fire schools.

The media will have opportunities to take pictures and video of the events and to interview students and instructors. Inquiries should be made to Captain Robert W. Dusenbery at 316-619-6904.

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