Welcome to NIPSTA’s Fire & Technical Rescue home page. Here you will find a wide variety of training opportunities for applicants looking to start their careers, or firefighters looking to expand their skills. Our Fire & Technical Rescue programs are grouped as follows:
Firefighter Applicant Testing (CPAT)
NIPSTA’s Candidate Physical Ability Test or “CPAT” is for men and women interested in challenging fire department entrance exams. Our “Getting Hired in the Fire Service” workshop provides information on what it takes to get hired in this exciting but challenging career. Begin your career today by visiting our Firefighter Testing page.
From basic entry level to advanced firefighter training, NIPSTA offers a wide variety of programs designed to address the needs of the modern fire service.
Technical Rescue Programs
NIPSTA’s technical rescue training programs are designed around the National Fire Protection Association Standard for Technical Rescue Personnel Professional Qualifications (NFPA 1006). With over 30 experienced technical rescue instructors, students leave ready to function confidently as a rescue team member.
Hazardous Materials Training
Hazardous materials or “Hazmat” mitigation is one of fastest growing training fields in the fire service. NIPSTA’s growing list of Hazmat mitigation programs are designed to prepare students for the challenges of dealing with chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incidents.