Wichita H.O.T.

2016 HOT Lineup

We're getting ready for the 2016 Wichita HOT and looking forward to another year of exceptional training. We hope you'll join us and make sure to check back regularly and we'll have updates on our instructors and offerings.

2016 Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker: Curt Isakson

We are pleased to announce that Curt Isakson will be providing this year's keynote speech during our 2016 commencement. He is a 27 year veteran of the fire service and currently a Battalion Chief for Escambia County Fire Rescue. He is a nationally recognized instructor having taught at FDIC, Firehouse Expo, Firehouse World, the Orlando Fire Conference, Atlanta Fire Conference and Bowling Green State University as well as owning/operating HROC on Pensacola Beach. You can find his full biography here. He will also be teaching his excellent Gallons Per Second class.

Schedule for 2016

Friday - September 23rd

  • 1300-1600hrs: Early Registration & Set Up

Saturday - September 24th

  • 0800-0815hrs: Opening Ceremony
  • 0815-0945hrs: Keynote Speech
  • 1000-1145hrs: Breakout Sessions
  • 1145-1300hrs: Free Lunch
  • 1300-1445hrs: Breakout Sessions
  • 1500-1645hrs: Breakout Sessions
  • 1800-????hrs: Hospitality Night at the Pumphouse

Sunday - September 25th

  • 0800-1700hrs: Hands on Training
*Please see individual classes for specific locations.

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HOT Information


PDF H.O.T. Document Center
Once you've registered for H.O.T., you'll receive a login for our document center. Here you can download your welcome packet, a map of the event and after its all over, you can retrieve your training certificates.

PDF 2016 H.O.T. Flyer
Check out our latest flyer and share it with your department.

PDF Live Release Form
Every student participating in hands-on-training must print, complete and bring this form with them.

PDF Hotel Information
If you will need lodgings while attending HOT, please review this document for information on obtaining our discounted rate.


PDF Breakout Lecture Map (9/24)
This map shows the locations of the four classrooms used for breakout lectures, the vendor area, and other facilities at the RTC on the 24th.

PDF Hands-On-Training Map (9/25)
This is a map showing the designated meeting areas for the Hands-On classes taking place at the RTC Training Grounds on the 25th.

Founding Organizations

The Wichita Fire Department generously provides the apparatus, facilities and equipment used during this event. Without their continued support Wichita H.O.T. would be impossible.

The FOOLS of Oz (Kansas chapter of the Fraternal Order of Leatherheads) is one of the founding organizations of Wichita H.O.T. and their members continue to provide invaluable support.

Featured Sponsors

Kansas State Firefighters Association

Municipal Emergency Services Inc.

Hospitality & Accommodations

Hotel at Waterwalk is the official hotel of Wichita H.O.T. If you're in need of accommodations while you're training, we have rooms and a special price reserved for students.

The Kansas Firefighters Museum will be hosting a special dinner for all H.O.T. instructors, administrators and coordinators. Thank you for your hard work!

Hospitality Night at the Pumphouse! Join us for an evening of fun Saturday night in downtown Wichita. Open to students 21 years of age and older.


Deputy Chief Tammy Snow

(316) 268-4510 Office
(316) 259-9118 Cell
Wichita Fire Department
455 N Main St 11th Floor
Wichita, KS 67202


Account Clerk Colleen Shirley

Available Monday - Friday: 7:30AM - 4:30PM
(316) 268-4485 Office
Wichita Fire Department
455 N Main St 11th Floor
Wichita, KS 67202

Wichita HOT Board

  • Deputy Chief Tammy Snow
  • Division Chief Mark Hahn
  • Battalion Chief Sid Newby
  • Captain Michael Crosby
  • Captain Keith Niemann
  • Captain Kelly Ross
  • Lieutenant Mark Misek
  • Firefighter Wade Holle
  • Firefighter Dan McElroy

Interested in Teaching?

Are you interested in teaching a class at Wichita HOT 2017? Submit A Class Proposal
Deadline for 2017 is February 1st. Thank you!