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. 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.

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.

Technical Rescue Programs

NIPSTA’s technical rescue training programs are designed around the National Fire Protection Association Standard for Technical Recuse Personnel Professional Qualifications(NFPA1006). With over 30 experiences 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 the 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.

Evidence Recovery Skill Sets for Police/Fire Personnel Presented by On-Target Solutions Group

This foundational course is designed for any personnel assigned to Patrol, Investigations and Fire Scene duties, empowering them to identify, collect and record commonly encountered evidence at crime scenes. Skills sets learned can increase your agency’s case clearance rates and successful courtroom prosecution efforts, while simultaneously building public service satisfaction levels and their confidence in investigative efforts.


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