Northwest Indiana

District 1  

Firefighter Training Council, Inc.

Please take a minute to fill out the above survey if you would like to see District Sponsored Driver/Operator Courses to be held this fall.  Survey participation is critical to determine if there is enough interest to hold the courses.

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EMT-Basic Course

Dates: Aug 24-Oct 2

8a-4p Monday thru Friday

Location:  MAAC

Cost: $1200

Register Here

Porter County Fire Academy

Start Date: 8-17-20

Anticipated End Date: Mid-March

Location:  MAAC


If you do not currently have an Indiana PSID; you must apply for one before registering



Academy Register HERE

Fire Inspector I

Start Date: 9-12-20

 End Date: 11-13-20

Location:  MAAC

Classes will be Weds (5p-9p) Evening and Saturday Days (8a-4p)


Register HERE

Bus Extrication Course


Dates: September 12

Times: 8a-5p

Location:  MAAC

Register Here

Fire Officer Strategy and Tactics

Start Date: 9-15-20

 End Date: 10-13-20

Location:  MAAC/Merrillville Fire

Classes will be Tues/Thurs Evening and Saturday Days

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NWI District 1 Calendar

Ben's Blue Bags

Autism Awareness Course


Dates: September 17 

Times: 7p-9p

Location:  MAAC

Register Here

Fire Inspector II

Start Date: 12-2-20

 End Date: 1-9-21

Location:  MAAC

Classes will be Weds (5p-9p) Evening and Saturday Days (8a-4p)

Registration Coming Soon

Man vs Machine

Machinery entrapment/extrication course


Dates: October 17 and 18

Times: 8a-5p

Location:  MAAC

Register Here

National Association for Search & Rescue

Search & Rescue Initial Actions

Date: August 28th


Time:  830 am to 5 pm

Location:  MAAC

Register Here


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The District 1 Fire Training System accomplishes its mission by delivering traditional and progressive curriculum, skills and ideas while following Local, State and Federal codes, standards and regulations and by staffing the most qualified, certified, professional and experienced Fire and Emergency Service Instructors. The Instructors maintain an active role in the fire service to ensure their safety and improve the quality of life for those trained and the citizens of District 1 and surrounding communities.



We work cooperatively to achieve our goals.  We recognize that each member of our team is important and essential to our success.


We accept our organizational and individual responsibilities.  We are accountable for our actions, decisions, and performance.


We are committed to the safety of Indiana firefighters.  We understand providing relevant and quality training and certification services enables fire departments to protect citizens in every Indiana community.


Honor is built through respect and loyalty, it means showing esprit’ de corps and caring about those around you that you would do anything for them, on or off duty.


If you expect to become a good and respected firefighter you must dedicate yourself to training and developing your mind and body. This can only be achieved through hard work, persistence and a prescribed and orderly training regimen.


D1 FTC in Action




For any inquiries, questions or commendations, please call: 123-456-7890 or fill out the following form

Head Office

500 Terry Francois Street

San Francisco, CA 94158

Tel: 123-456-7890

Fax: 123-456-7890


To apply for a job with Sphere Constuctions, please send a cover letter together with your C.V. to:

Business Office

Northwest Indiana District 1 Firefighter 

Training Council, Inc.

4203 Montdale Park Dr

Valparaiso, IN 46383-


Training Coordinator

Michael J. Parks

Tel: 219-306-0656


Assistant Training Coordinator

Joseph Ferrantella

Tel: 219-302-1292


NWI D1 FTC Board Members and District Representatives


Lake County

Kevin Nowaczyk

Porter County

Eric Kurtz (President)

LaPorte County

Rob Sabie

Jasper County

Ken Haun

Newton County

Ray Chambers