New location for 2019 and all future years! The 33rd Anual CITA-Kirkwood Fire School will be held at the Kirkwood Continuing Education Center (Fire Training Facility), 101 50th Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This facility is 0.5 north of main campus, on the corner of Hwy 30 and Bowling St. SW.
Registration fees for classes at the CITA-Kirkwood Fire School vary. Please check each registration form for fees by class selection. Payment must accompany your registration. Acceptable payment methods include: billing authorization signed by department administrator, check made payable to Kirkwood Community College, or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express).
Individuals will not be billed.
Individuals may register and bill their departments (a billing authorization form must be filled out and retunred). Invoices will not be sent to individuals. Billing for all registered participants will be done regardless of attendance. Please remember that lunch cost is part of your tuition. Registrations cancelled before 5:00 p.m. on September 19, 2019 will receive a full refund. Cancellations made after September 19, 2019 will not be elegible for a refund.
All participants that are registered prior to September 16, 2019 will receive the official confirmation letter. Those that register after September 16 will need to pick up their confirmation packet at check-in. The confirmation packet will include a confirmation letter, campus map, name tag, and lunch ticket.
Fire School Check-in
Check-in will take place from 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 21, and again on Sunday, September 23 from 7:30 - 11:00 a.m.
All participants must check-in before proceeding to their classes and pick up their registration packet.
Walk-in registrations will be accepted for a class on a space-available basis only.
Lunch will be provided to all paying students and is located in the same building as all classes.
Code of Conduct
Your conduct while attending out-of-town educational programs or other fire service events should be no different than it would be at home in front of your families. Wherever you travel, the FD license plate, the blue light, the window decal, and/or the Maltese cross on your jacket or T-shirt identifies you as a member of an honorable and proud profession. Your actions reflect not only upon you as an individual, but upon your fire department and the fire service as a whole. The public expects our actions to be above reproach, on and off the emergency scene.
The following policies were put into effect regarding minimum age requirements for courses at the CITA-Kirkwood Fire School. All students must be at least 18 years of age and must be fully covered by insurance. This policy has been implemented to assure the safety of the students who attend the schedule classes at the Fire School.
The 33rd Annual Central Iowa Training Association and Kirkwood Community College Fire School, except as provided under Chapter 25-A of the Code of Iowa relating to tort claims, shall not be held liable for damages or injuries to students or persons participating in the school. Participants are advised to purchase individual insurance if their employer or fire department does not provide insurance coverage for injuries.
Notice of Non-Discrimination
Kirkwood Community College declares and affirms to its students, employees, and to the public that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability in its educational programs, activities, admission procedures, or employement practices. The College affirms its commitment to comply with all applicable federal and state laws, regulations, and orders.