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Northwest Indiana

District 1  

Firefighter Training Council, Inc.

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Upcoming Classes:

Fire Investigator I

Indiana and IFSAC Certification

Acadis Course #:


Dates: February 18, 2021

Times: 5p-10p

Location:  MAAC

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Public Fire & Life Safety Educator I and II

Indiana Certification

Acadis Course #:  PLSE1-210004 and PLSE2-210004

Dates: March 23rd to April 13th, 2021

Times:  Tuesdays 6p-10p

Saturdays 8a to 4p

Location:  MAAC

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Fire Instructor I

Indiana and IFSAC Certification

Acadis Course #:



Dates: March 23rd to April 20th, 2021 



Tues/Thurs 6p-10p

Saturdays 8a to 4p

Location:  LOFS FD

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Fire Officer I

Indiana and IFSAC Certification

Acadis Course #:



Dates:  April 27th to May 25th, 2021


Times: Tu/Th 6p-10p

Sat 8a to 4p

Location:  LOFS

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National Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST)


AKA:  Car Seat Technician

Safe Kids Certification


April 14,15,16,17, 2021


Times: 8am-5pm

Location:  MAAC

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Career Recruit FF I-II Academy

Acadis #FA210028

Dates:  March 15th to May 28th, 2021

Monday through Friday

7 am to 4 pm

Location:   MAAC


Recruit Firefighter Academy

Indiana and IFSAC Certification

Acadis Course #:


Dates: February 11, 2021

Times: 6p-10p

Location:  St John FD

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Fire Officer:  Strategy & Tactics

Indiana Certification

Acadis Course #:  FOST210181

Dates: February 16, 2021

Times: 6p-10p

Location:  MAAC

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Thermal Imaging Camera (TIC) Fundamentals

Location:  MAAC


May 1st & 2nd, 2021

Time: 8a - 4p


NWI District 1 Calendar


Forcible Entry for Firefighters and Line Officers

Date: April 11th, 2021

Time: 8a - 4p


Location:  MAAC

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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.


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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


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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

Email: district1training@indianafiretraining.com

Assistant Training Coordinator

Joseph Ferrantella

Tel: 219-302-1292

Email: joeferrantella@gmail.com

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