Joplin Fire Department Training

Division of Fire Training

Joplin Fire Department Training


Here’s What’s Happening in Training Throughout the Region:

  • EMT Course – Starting January 15th, 2018 and running through May 26th, 2018.  Please contact Training Chief Scott Cranford if interested in attending.  The cost for this course is $1,000.  Candidates may apply at
  • EMT Refresher Online Format – Click Here to Enter (Internal Candidates Only) Starting January 1, 2018 – 24 hour online refresher with will run the duration of two weeks for you to complete the refresher.  This course is approved by the Missouri Bureau of EMS for deliver and offers instructor led presentations, quizzes, feedback.  Contact Training Chief Scott Cranford in the training division at 417-624-0820 Ext. 1-308 if interested.  The cost of this course will be $50 for outside students; no charge for JFD personnel.  Invoicing available on request; payment due prior start of class on January 1st, 2018.

Newton County Ambulance District (NCAD)  

  • ACLS Refresher/Updates
    • October 19
    • November 16
    • December 21
  • Advanced Stroke Life Support – 0730-1730 Hours on the dates listed below at the location of: Freeman East PDC-5 located at 34th & Indiana, Joplin, MO
    • November 7

Medical Control Website is up and running

Contact the Joplin Fire Department Training Center for any questions at 417-624-0820 Ext. 1-306


Joplin Fire Department has an extensive training program that entails all aspects for emergency response.  Our services include, but are not limited to the following:

  • New hire training academy
  • Core competency training
  • Multi-company training
  • EMS continuing education for licensed EMTs and Paramedics
  • Fire investigation continuing education
  • Fire Service Inspector continuing education
  • Special Operations – Structure and trench collapse, confined space and rope rescue, and haz-mat team training

Are you interested in the training?  Do you think you have what it takes?  Check us out at for more information about Joplin.

Current members of the Joplin Fire Department can access this site to enter training requests in one convenient, online form.  Links to videos and material content for monthly lesson plans are found within just a few clicks.   For those of you from the outside looking in; take time to learn about what it takes to be a firefighter.  It’s NOT for everyone.

For those of you who have made the transition into this great Fire Service; know and continually study your profession, and let what you do here be second to none.  Don’t practice until you get it right; practice until you can’t get it wrong!

Our philosophy is to “hire attitude…..train skills”.  If you put your hard work in to learning the techniques, policies and procedures handed to you, all you have to do is fill in the experience.  Put all this together……..YOU STILL HAVE TO TRAIN and continually learn about what you do.

The Fire Service is one of the most dynamic engines you will ever be a part of.  There is no tellin’ what you are going to find burning in a home; in an atmosphere you will ultimately have to enter and battle if this is the life you choose.  Find courage and bravery with intelligence.

Do you have what it takes to be a firefighter?