Wichita H.O.T.

2017 HOT Lineup

We're getting ready for the 2017 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.

2017 Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker: Tim Klett, FDNY

This year we are proud to have New York Fire Lieutenant Timothy Klett as our keynote speaker and lecturer. Lieutenant Klett has been in the fire service for 34 years as both a volunteer and career firefighter. He is well known within the community for his expertise on engine company operations. He is a lead instructor for the Fire Department Training Network and author for numerous fire service publications. He has been an instructor in the past at Wichita HOT and we're happy to have him back with us. Lieutenant Klett will be providing his Engine Company Officer lecture during the breakout sessions. You can learn more about him here.

2017 Wichita HOT T-Shirt

Our shirts are now available for order! Any purchases will be available when you check-in at HOT or we can ship them directly to you in September. Order Yours Here!

Schedule for 2017

Friday - September 22nd

  • 1300-1600hrs: Early Registration & Set Up

Saturday - September 23rd

  • 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 24th

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

HOT Promo Video

Wichita HOT 2017

Here is our 2017 promo video. If you've never been to HOT, it will give you a bit of an idea of what we're all about and show some highlights. Enjoy!

Posted by Wichita H.O.T. on Sunday, June 25, 2017

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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 2017 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 Breakout Lecture Map (9/23)
This map shows the locations of the four classrooms used for breakout lectures, the vendor area, and other facilities at the RTC on the 23rd.

PDF Hands-On-Training Map (9/24)
This is a map showing the designated meeting areas for the Hands-On classes taking place at the RTC Training Grounds on the 24th.

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

LKQ Pick Your Part

MES Fire Equipment

Hospitality & Accommodations

Hotel at Waterwalk is the official hotel of Wichita H.O.T. If you're in need of accommodations, please contact them directly and let them know you're attending the Wichita HOT.

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.


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

  • Fire Chief Tammy Snow
  • Battalion Chief Sid Newby
  • Captain Michael Crosby
  • Captain Keith Niemann
  • Captain Kelly Ross
  • Lieutenant Mark Misek
  • Firefighter Wade Holle
  • Firefighter Jonathan Jarvis
  • Firefighter Dan McElroy

Interested in Teaching?

Are you interested in teaching a class at Wichita HOT 2018? Submit A Class Proposal
Deadline is Feburary 1st, 2018. Thank you!