Winter Fire School

General Information

  • Registration Fee: $40

    • $150 for out-of-state participants
  • Lodging information

    • Note:  There is a soccer tournament in St. George that is being held the same weekend as Winter Fire School.  Rooms are filling fast!
  • Vendor Information

Introduction and background

Each year in January, the Utah Fire and Rescue Academy (UFRA) conducts a fire training school in St. George, Utah. Winter Fire School (WFS) is an event that has evolved in scope and size. It is considered to be one of the largest of its type in the nation. Beginning more than 20 years ago with just three formal classes and less than 100 students and instructors combined; WFS has grown to more than 70 classes and over 800 students, instructors, and support staff. WFS also boasts a large vendor show which includes demonstrations with state of the art firefighting, rescue, and emergency medical response equipment. The vendor show has grown from just a few local fire equipment dealers to more than 60 vendors representing major fire, rescue, safety, and EMS equipment sales and service companies from throughout the United States.

Previous Years at Winter Fire School

WFS 2016

WFS 2015

WFS 2014

WFS 2013

  • News Article: Local emergency personnel receive annual fire, rescue training
  • News Article: Firefighters receive training in survival, rescue training
  • News Video Footage: Firefighters spend weekend training
  • Large Animal Rescue Class Pays Off: Channel 13 reports - Horse rescued from icy pond in Layton