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 Firefighter Training

The NWTC Fireground Training Complex delivers training designed to simulate the
real-life situations that firefighters face daily. The safety of our communities relies
in large part on the ability of firefighters to make split-second decisions under
extreme pressure.

Our comprehensive training facilities include:

  • A three-story burn tower where firefighters master lifesaving techniques at temperatures above 400 degrees while remaining in a structurally safe environment
  • A flashover simulator to acclimate firefighters to the dangerous conditions that lead to critical flashover situations
  • splash board and roof simulator to allow firefighters to develop emergency approach and resolution techniques
  • confined space training structure

We provide a wide range of offerings including:

Certification-level training through the Wisconsin Technical College System. The WTCS curriculum is IFSAC certified in FF1 & FF2.

Refresher training to review performance objectives including Search and Rescue, Ropes and Knots, and Ladders.

Cutting-edge areas such as Rapid Intervention, Engine Company Tactics, Truck Company Tactics, Flammable Liquids, Class A Foam, Incident Command, Haz Mat, Engine Testing, Ladder Testing, Fire Investigation, Propane Emergencies, Technical Rescue, and Water Rescue.

Training to ensure firefighters' compliance with basic and intermediate ICS to begin the Homeland Security compliance process as well as the standards of NFPA and Comm. 30.

See class schedule, training topics, state requirements and more

NWTC embraces a learner-centered philosophy, where learners prepare for Fire Service by practicing real life-scenarios in a safe, monitored environment. We challenge students to exercise their knowledge and perform their skills in a manner that maintains the highest level of safety both for themselves and the communities they may ultimately serve.

Questions?  Contact Tom Vandenack at (920) 498-5603  or   (888) 385-6982, Ext. 5603 or 6920.​​