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Fire Academy:
Students who wish to apply for the Fire Academy need to apply in person at the MCC-Blue River Student Services desk.

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MCC-Blue River Public Safety Institute

Rusty Sullivan, 816.604.6567 
Bob Little, 816.604.6712
CPAT, 816.604.6736
Blue River PSI, 816.604.6700

We offer the CPAT and FSEE testing for anyone pursuing employment in the fire service.



Open CPAT testing is held frequently throughout the year. All tests are held on Saturday. Registration begins approximately six weeks prior to test dates.

Cost of testing is $125.

Remaining test dates for 2015 are:

  • September 12
  • October 24

For information or to register, please call 816.604.6736 or email Robert Little.

Include your full name (with middle initial) and a daytime phone number, if interested in testing or for more information.

Fire Service Entrance Examination

The B-5 FSEE is offered continually on an individual basis. Please call our MCC-Blue River Testing Center at 816.604.6434 to schedule a test time.

You may take the B-5 FSEE as many times as you wish, although typically scores do not vary widely.

Cost: $45


2015-2016 Fire CEU Courses Funded by the Missouri Division of Fire Safety


To register, please contact Rusty Sullivan at (816) 604-6567 or
All classes will be held in room 150 of the Public Safety Building on the MCC-Blue River campus at 20301 E. 78 Hwy, Independence, MO 64057.


Fire Service Instructor I
32 hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Choose from:
  • Sept 8-11, 2015 (T-F)
  • Jan 19-22, 2016 (T-F)
  • April 4-7, 2016 (M-Th)



Fire Service Instructor II

32 hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Choose from:
  • Oct 6-9, 2015 (T-F)
  • March 7-10, 2016 (M-Th)
  • May 30-June 2, 2016 (M-Th)



Fire Service Officer I
40 hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Choose from:
  • Sept 21-25, 2015 (M-F)
  • Feb 8-12, 2016 (M-F)
  • May 16-20, 2016 (M-F)



5 Day Company Officer Training Camp
40 hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
One session only:  April 18-22, 2016 (M-F)
MCC-Blue River -- 20301 E. 78 Hwy., Independence, MO 64057
Last Modified: 7/24/15