Wichita H.O.T.

2017 HOT Has Ended!

Wichita HOT 2017 is officially over. We hope you had a great time training at our event. We appreciate all the support from our students, instructors, and sponsors. Without your contributions, HOT would be impossible. If you attended this year, please feel free to submit any photos, cam footage, or other media to wichitahot@gmail.com. We'll be posting up a gallery later this year.

We'd also like to hear from you about your experience at Wichita HOT. Whether positive or negative, we want your feedback so we can continue to improve the event for next year. You can submit your feelings about the event here: https://form.jotform.us/72084626884163. We take all evaluations seriously and any praise or concerns you might have will be taken into consideration.

Remember, you can retrieve your certificates from previous Wichita HOT events from our document center. If you were a Wichita HOT attendee and have not received your login information, please contact wichitahot@gmail.com to have this resolved.

Check back with us frequently and follow us on social media for latest on HOT 2018 and for media from our previous event.

2018 Class Proposals

We're already preparing for Wichita HOT 2018. Are you interested in teaching at one of the largest firefighter conferences in the midwest? If so, you can submit your class proposal here for either lectures or hands-on: Submit A Class Proposal. The deadline for 2018 submissions is February 1st, 2018 so make sure to have it in by that date. We will notify you after this date if your propsal has been accepted for the event.

Schedule for 2018

Friday - September 21st

  • 1300-1600hrs: Early Registration & Set Up

Saturday - September 22nd

  • 0800-0815hrs: Opening Ceremony
  • 0815-0945hrs: Keynote Speech
  • 1000-1145hrs: Breakout Sessions
  • 1145-1300hrs: Free Lunch
  • 1300-1445hrs: Breakout Sessions
  • 1500-1645hrs: Breakout Sessions
  • 1800-????hrs: Hospitality Night at the Pumphouse

Sunday - September 23rd

  • 0800-1700hrs: Hands on Training
*Please see individual classes for specific locations.

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HOT Information


PDF H.O.T. Document Center
Once you've registered for H.O.T., you'll receive a login for our document center. Here you can download your welcome packet, a map of the event and after its all over, you can retrieve your training certificates.

PDF Live Release Form
Every student participating in hands-on-training must print, complete and bring this form with them.


Check back later for 2018 maps.

Founding Organizations

The Wichita Fire Department generously provides the apparatus, facilities and equipment used during this event. Without their continued support Wichita H.O.T. would be impossible.

The FOOLS of Oz (Kansas chapter of the Fraternal Order of Leatherheads) is one of the founding organizations of Wichita H.O.T. and their members continue to provide invaluable support.

Featured Sponsors

Kansas State Firefighters Association


Municipal Emergency Services Inc.

Hospitality & Accommodations

Hotel at Waterwalk is the official hotel of Wichita H.O.T. If you're in need of accommodations while you're training, we have rooms and a special price reserved for students.

The Kansas Firefighters Museum will be hosting a special dinner for all H.O.T. instructors, administrators and coordinators. Thank you for your hard work!

Hospitality Night at the Pumphouse! Join us for an evening of fun Saturday night in downtown Wichita. Open to students 21 years of age and older.


Chief Tammy Snow

(316) 268-4510 Office
(316) 259-9118 Cell
Wichita Fire Department
455 N Main St 11th Floor
Wichita, KS 67202


Account Clerk Colleen Shirley

Available Monday - Friday: 7:30AM - 4:30PM
(316) 268-4485 Office
Wichita Fire Department
455 N Main St 11th Floor
Wichita, KS 67202

Wichita HOT Board

  • Fire Chief Tammy Snow
  • Battalion Chief Sid Newby
  • Captain Michael Crosby
  • Captain Keith Niemann
  • Captain Kelly Ross
  • Lieutenant Mark Misek
  • Firefighter Wade Holle
  • Firefighter Jonathan Jarvis
  • Firefighter Dan McElroy

Interested in Teaching?

Are you interested in teaching a class at Wichita HOT 2018? Submit A Class Proposal
Deadline for 2018 is February 1st. Thank you!