Fire Service Training

Fire and EMS TrainingMid-State Technical College meets the needs of local fire departments and private employers by providing state certified firefighting courses, FEMA approved courses, numerous safety and leadership courses, as well as custom tailored courses.

Within the Mid-State service area thirty-eight fire departments provide fire protection service to the residents of Wood, Portage and Adams Counties. Mid-State currently offers evening and weekend courses throughout the calendar year. Students have the opportunity to earn a wide-array of IFSAC fire certifications; including Firefighter 1, Firefighter II, Fire Officer I, Fire Inspector, Emergency Services Instructor and many more. 

Training sites are located at the Wisconsin Rapids campus and through a joint training center with the Marshfield Fire and Rescue Department. Training facilities within the district include two outdoor splashboards, two live fire training buildings, and various other training props to simulate real-world situations.

For more information, please contact Rick Anderson at or 715.422.5473.

Training Center Locations and Directions

Fire Training Staff and Faculty                                              

Associate Dean

Rick Anderson
Phone: 715-422-5473

Part-Time Faculty

Adjunct faculty are represented by both the career and volunteer fire departments found throughout Central Wisconsin: