The Hazardous Materials & Emergency Services Training Institute, (HMESTI) located off exit 299 I-70 in Grandview Plaza, Kansas was officially established October 2008. The institute is home to Barton Community Colleges’  Hazardous Materials, Occupational Safety and Health, Emergency Management , Motorcycle Safety Training,  Emergency  Medical Services and Military On-Site Training Programs.

The institute provides several degree and certificate programs as well as customized on and off-site training.  The institute serves not only the local community but organizations across the state as well as 12 other states.  Organizations that have used our services include:


o Fort Riley, KS
o Kansas Army National Guard
o Fort Sill, OK
o Fort Leavenworth, KS
o Fort Leonardwood, MO
o Fort Knox, KY
o Fort Gordon, GA
o Fort Huachuca, AZ
o South Dakota Army National Guard

Business and Industry

o Kansas Department of Transportation
o Kansas Department of Health and Environment
o Great Bend Meat Packing
o ConAgra Foods
o Veolia
o Local Fire Departments
o Kansas Department of Emergency Management
o Fuller Brush Company
o National Park Service
o John Morrell


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