Northwest Indiana

District 1  

Firefighter Training Council, Inc.



NWI District 1 Calendar

District 1 Volunteer Recruit Fire Academy-Lake County


Date:  2/25/20 thru 8/21/20

Location:  St John Fire Dept

All classes dates will be 

Tuesdays/Thursdays from 6p-10p and Saturdays from 8a-4p

Step 1:  Register for a PSID

Once you have a PSID go to step 2

Step 2:  Register for the course here

Grain Engulfment Rescue Class

Class Dates- Feb 25 or Feb 26

                        or Feb27


Time:  6p-10p


Class is one 4 hour class but is offered three different times


Location:  MAAC

Course Flyer

Register Here

NFPA 1403- Fixed Facility Live Fire Instructor UPDATE


Class Dates-








Course Flyer 

(Please read flyer before registering)

Attendance is only required for one day

Register Here

Propane Live Fire Training


Class Dates-


3-3-2020 Train the Trainer


3-5-2020 Live Fire Evolutions


Both Classes are from 6p-10p


Course Flyer 

Each course should be registered for separately.

Register Here


Bus Extrication Skills Day




Class Date-




Course Flyer

Register Here

District 1 Career Recruit Academy-Boot Camp

Date:  4/6/20 thru 6/12/20

Location:  MAAC Valpo


All classes dates will be Monday thru Friday from 7a-4p.  Anyone with FD sponsorship and the availability to meet the course schedule are invited to register

Step 1:  Register for a PSID

Once you have a PSID go to step 2

Step 2:  Register for the course here

Rope Rescue Ops/Tech

April 20-24 and April 27 and 28


Location:  MAAC


Classes are 8a-6p each day


Course Flyer

Register Here

NFPA 1403 Live Fire Instructor Course


Class Dates-


March 13 (6p-10p), 14 (8a-5p) and 15 (8a-5p) 

Course Flyer 

Register Here

Flashover Recognition and Survival

*Single 8 hour class offered twice


Dates: April 26 or May 17 


Location:  MAAC

Class 8a-5p

Course Flyer

Register Here


Pride and Ownership with Chief Lasky

Presented by the Jasper County Firefighters Association


Class Date

 June 20, 2020




Kankakee Valley High School

Cost:  $25 (space is limited)


Course Flyer and Registration Details

Vehicle & Machinery Ops/Tech

June 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28


Location:  MAAC


Classes are 8a-6p each day


Course Flyer

Registration Coming Soon


Helpful Links

Acadis Testing

PSID Portal



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