What Do You Need to Know?
If this is your first time or you’re a veteran of the event, this page will help you know exactly what to bring and what to expect while attending HOT.
Before you attend, you’ll need to make sure you have your bases covered.
Sunday & Hands-On-Training
BE READY TO TRAIN
Its traditional for students to go out Saturday night and enjoy what Wichita has to offer. We ask that if you choose to drink, you do so responsibly. Local law enforcement will not be lenient if you break the law and drive while intoxicated. Also keep in mind that if you’re signed up for Hands-On-Training, it will begin promptly at 0800 hrs. If you do not arrive in time for morning attendance, we cannot give you credit for the class. Be sure to hydrate properly the night before, especially if you consume alcohol.
GO TO YOUR CLASS LOCATION
We acquire numerous locations and structures for our Hands-On classes in an attempt to provide best possible training. Some classes will have a location available immediately, especially if they are hosted at the Wichita Fire Regional Training Center or another nearby training facility. At other times, a location may not be announced until a month or so before the start of the event. Make sure to check back here before the start to verify where your class will be held. We also post locations at Saturday lectures.
TRAIN & LEARN
Enjoy your training. We hope you get a lot out of it and learn something new to bring back to your department. Wichita HOT is all about improvement. Be safe and be respectful of your brothers and sisters. As with real-world incidents, if you see potential hazards or have concerns, please let the on-scene Safety Officer know so it can be corrected.
KNOW YOUR LIMITS
Each location will have medical supplies on scene in the event of a medical emergency or injury. Every student is encouraged to train hard but to know their limits. If at any time you have concerns, feel ill or need help, do not keep it to yourself. Let the Safety Officer know so we can address any potential issues immediately. Safety is a priority; we want everyone to go home healthy.
Lunch is provided for at each training location. You will be welcome to seek out food on your own if desired. Bathroom facilities will also be available for all students.