Since 1986 the Division of Fire Safety has had the responsibility for administering RSMO 320.094 which provides funds for cost-free training to fire fighters and first responders in the State of Missouri. The Division is appropriated general revenue funds and fees collected from fireworks manufacturers, distributors and retailers to provide statewide contracted training courses. The approved courses must meet specific criteria and be offered at no cost to responders across the state. Each fiscal year the Missouri Fire Safety Education/Advisory Commission meets and assists the Division in reviewing the proposed list of courses for content, currency and need regionally in the state. Qualified agencies should contact the Division to request funding of a local delivery of selected courses.

Each year the Division receives more requests than available funding will cover.  For the best chance for approval, consider submitting a regional or multi-department request.  This allows allocation of funding in the best way possible.

How to request cost-free training courses for fire service and first responder personnel:

Visit the link at: Contracted Training Course List and Request Form

  1. Review the listing of available training courses and obtain request form. You will need to download and save the form to your computer.
  2. Select course and email the completed form to
  3. Course requests will be reviewed based on established training priorities, logistics and available funding.
  4. If approved for delivery, contact will be established between host agencies and approved training vendor to finalize schedule and delivery details.

Once courses are scheduled, they will appear on the Course Schedule.  This calendar listing will include general information for the course and instructions for students to sign up.