Interstate Rescue is honored to partner with the Gary Sinise Foundation and the Ames Fire Department in Ames, Iowa. Attendees will be provided 3 different classes.

Summary to be announced

1st Alarm Company Operations
Normal staffed, combination and volunteer departments expect their members to do multiple functions on the fire ground. This program combines “The Big Four”: stretching the first attack line, forcible entry, quick mask and primary search. These are the most important task the 1st arriving companies need to perform flawlessly. This course will help the attendee develop the skills needed to accomplish these tasks. The instructors will manipulate the environment with emotional responses to challenge the firefighter tempo. The progressive reality-based training style will instill confidence operating as a 1st and 2nd in company with the staffing levels of that department. The High-Level scenario will bring all the tasked practiced together in a fast based, realistic story line.

Firefighter Survival and Rapid Intervention SOLD OUT
When a Mayday is transmitted on the fireground the game becomes personal. You’ll now know the victim; you’ll know their family and your training and experiences are even more valuable. This program, utilizes statistics from “Project Mayday” to expand upon Rapid Intervention Team techniques- ensuring that we all “win” on the fireground. This class will discuss the mental aspects of dealing with these fireground emergencies and will give you the keys to succeed even when you and your team are being pushed to the limit. During this 1-and-a-half-day course members will engage in lecture as well as hands-on training, all utilizing our “Reality-Based” Training Philosophy with breakouts that include initial RIT operations and firefighter removal. Throughout the course students will be given to opportunity to act as the RIT Group Supervisor/Team lead to hone and sharpen their leadership skills and abilities. The second half of the day, all objectives and techniques will be practiced during our High-Level and Complex Scenarios under high stress. We do not have the option to lose when it’s one of our own to save.

2.5 DAY CLASS: September 16th (PM), 17th & 18th


When: Sept. 16-18, 2022
Cost: FREE—Paid for by the Gary Sinise Foundation

Will be reimbursed by the Gary Sinise Foundation.

  • Hotel #1: LaQuinta 2402 SE Tones Dr, Ankeny, IA 50021. Call here directly-515-965-2400, and say you’re in the “Gary Sinise Foundation Group.” $109.00 per night.
Where: Ames Fire Training Center, Ames, IA
Gear Needed: Full turnout gear with SCBA and extra bottle