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Become a Fire Extension Trainer

Part of what makes our programs successful is the ability of our county level staff, volunteers and community partners to help teach.

The West Virginia University Extension Service often seeks Extension Trainers for their Fire Service program. These positions work on a sporadic (as needed) schedule. They serve as trainers throughout the state and will be required to travel as needed.

In order to be successful in this position, one must be able to:

  • Act as lead or assistant instructor to train multiple individuals in various areas of fire and emergency response.
  • Perform assigned duties in potentially hazardous conditions in full personal protective equipment.
  • Independently travel to assigned trainings.
  • Operate in full personal protective equipment for extended periods of time in all weather and hazardous conditions related to the Fire Service.


  • High school diploma
  • At least six (6) years of adult experience in fire, rescue, hazmat, etc.
  • At least one (1- year of experience as a subject matter expert in areas of fire, police or emergency response training
  • Demonstrated mastery of skills and knowledge in a nationally recognized area of fire, explosion and rescue fields, including, but not limited to, fire fighting, leadership and hazmat

Adjunct Instructor Resources

The future of fire service rests upon the ability of instructors to pass their knowledge and skills to next generation of firefighters. Just as firefighting equipment, standards and technology have evolved (e.g., thermal imaging cameras and SCBA heads-up displays) fire instructors must also continue to adapt and change with their environment.

Request Access to Adjunct Instructor Materials

After requesting access, you will get a link to access materials including:

  • Adjunct Instructor Manual 
  • Personal Information File
  • Family Education Right to Privacy Act
  • FSE Timesheet Cycle 1
  • FSE Timesheet Cycle 2
  • Class Completion Checklist
  • Live Burn Accountability
  • Medical Parameters
  • Student Instructor Hours
  • Class Roster

To get access to resources and materials, or for additional information or assistance please contact us at 304-269-0875 or by email at Fire Service Extension.

West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.