We don't teach you, we train with you. Every lecture and hands-on-training is an opportunity for the student as well as the instructors to hone their skills and learn our craft. Students aren't just taught skills, they learn the methodology behind every topic. The learning doesn't end when the classes are over! Students get support both during and after each program to ensure that they can pass along their knowledge to others.
1-8 Hour Lectures
Firefighting and EMS Training Courses
Training, Equipment, and Technology Consulting
CLASSES & LECTURES
RURAL LARGE AREA SEARCH
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS
Valor Fire Training was created by David Mellen in 2015. David has over a two decades in the fire service serving in various capacities ranging from rural volunteer to paid fire and EMS departments.
David has served as a Firefighter/Paramedic, Lieutenant, Captain and Division Chief of EMS. He attended Creighton University where he obtained his Paramedic in addition to Southeast Community College and Hutchinson Community College where he studied Fire Science.
Ben is the co-founder of Valor Fire Training and currently works as a career Firefighter/Paramedic at the Bellevue, NE Fire Department in addition to volunteering with the Ralston, NE Volunteer Fire Department.
Ben has served in various command positions both career and volunteer and has a passion for teaching. He dedicates time to teaching EMT classes and helping area department.
Dylan currently works in the construction industry and volunteers with the Sherman Township (KS) and Reno Township (KS) Fire Departments. He is also part of the Leavenworth County Special Operations Team and has been around the fire service his entire life.
Following in the family tradition, Dylan began instructing firefighters and has developed a strong leadership presence in the organizations he works with.
Darren works in the metal sales and fabrication industry and serves as the Assistant Chief of Operations with Reno Township (KS) Fire Department. He fabricates almost all of the Valor Fire Training props and is responsible for tool maintenance and upkeep.
Darren is well known for being a "Working Boss" and can usually be found interior with his crews. As one of the most senior members of our team, he is often a sounding board for our students.