Fire & Technical Rescue Training

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. Begin your career today by visiting our Firefighter Testing page.

Firefighter Programs

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.

Fire Officer Programs

NIPSTA's Fire Officer programs have been redesigned to meet the changing needs of today's fire service. Our programs feature a combination of online, classroom and hands-on learning and focus on leadership, problem solving and decision making. 

Technical Rescue Programs

NIPSTA’s technical rescue training programs are designed around the National Fire Protection Association Standard for Technical Rescue Personnel Professional Qualifications (NFPA1006). With over 30 experienced technical rescue instructors, students leave ready to function confidently as a rescue team member.

Hazardous Material Programs

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.