Wichita H.O.T.

Gear Up for HOT 2018!

Wichita HOT is an annual fire training conference held in Wichita, Kansas. Each year we assemble some of the top fire service instructors to provide high-quality, aggressive, and low-cost training to firefighters. We are proud to have hosted students from across the US and Canada, from departments large and small, both career and volunteer. Wichita HOT is a not-for-profit, cooperative venture between the FOOLs of Oz and the Wichita Fire Department.

2018 Keynote Speaker: Chief Michael Walker

Chief Walker

Battalion Chief Michael Walker is a 25+ year veteran of the Oklahoma City Fire Department. He has served a training officer, Hazardous Materials and Technical Rescue officer, assistant fire coordinator for Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center Fire Training, and Task Force Leader for Oklahoma Task Force 1. He has instructed numerous times at FDIC and written for Fire Engineering, Fire Rescue, and Urban Firefighter. We're proud to welcome him this year as he gives our Keynote Speech to open the event and teaches a Breakout Lecture.

Schedule for 2018

Friday - September 21st

  • 1300-1600hrs: Early Registration & Set Up

Saturday - September 22nd

  • 0800-0815hrs: Opening Ceremony
  • 0815-0945hrs: Keynote Speech
  • 1000-1145hrs: Breakout Sessions
  • 1145-1300hrs: Free Lunch
  • 1300-1445hrs: Breakout Sessions
  • 1500-1645hrs: Breakout Sessions

Sunday - September 23rd

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

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.

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HOT Information

Downloads

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

PDF Welcome to HOT 2018
Information about our event, the format, and local accommodations.

Maps

Check back later for 2018 maps.

Featured Sponsors

1st Due LLC & Fire-Dex

Butler Community College

Hutchinson Community College

Kansas State Firefighters Association

LKQ Pick Your Part

Sons of the Flag

Event Coordinator

Firefighter Dan McElroy

wichitahot@gmail.com

Wichita Fire Liaison

Deputy Chief Joseph Bickel

jbickel@wichita.gov

FOOLS of Oz Liaison

Captain Keith Niemann

kniemann@wichita.gov

Questions/Group Registration

Admin Aide II Colleen Shirley

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

Wichita HOT Board

  • Battalion Chief Sid Newby
  • Captain Michael Crosby
  • Captain Kelly Ross
  • Lieutenant Mark Misek
  • Lieutenant Stephen Runyan
  • Firefighter Wade Holle
  • Firefighter Jonathan Jarvis
  • Firefighter Josh Griffin

Interested in Teaching?

Are you interested in teaching a class at Wichita HOT 2019? Submit A Class Proposal
Deadline for 2019 is February 1st. Thank you!