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MWFIA Instructor 1

Dates: March 25th & 26th 2023 08:00-17:00


Location: Hubbard Fire Station, 3161 2nd Street, Hubbard OR 97032


Maximum number of students: 24


Minimum number of students: 10


Instructor: Michael Kahrmann


Cost: MWFIA Member Students $125/ Outside Students $150

This NFPA Instructor I blended course is being offered by the Mid-Willamette Valley Fire Instructor Association.



Students will need to contact Michael Kahrmann at 503-951-9741 or to sign up for the course.


Course tuition is due at the time of registration. The online portion will open February 24th at 17:00. All online components must be completed prior to the in-person classes. If only 10 students sign up, only one in person day will be held. Students will be responsible for creating a Jones and Bartlett account and purchasing the online component. The online portion consists of 8 chapters to read and each chapter has a test. The link to course will be given to the students after registration has been completed. Students will also develop 2 presentations to delivery in class, instructions can be found in the online component of the course. The deadline to sign up is February 28th at 17:00.


Students will learn the fundamentals of teaching established curriculum through:

  • Learning the duties and responsibilities associated with fire instructors;

  • Understanding the learning process and applying it to instruction;

  • Learning and developing methods of instruction;

  • Reinforcement of communication skills;

  • Utilizing and adapting lessons plans;

  • Adapting technology to the classroom;

  • Providing for the safety of students during training;

  • Evaluating the learning process.


Half the students will be assigned to the March 25th class and half to March 26th. Students will only need to show up to the day they are assigned. Each day will consist of 8 hours. Approximately 5 hours will be student presentations with opportunity for instructor and student feedback and 3 hours of classroom lecture. Students will have 1 hour for lunch both days. Students can bring their lunches or go out locally to get food.

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