The FOOLS provide training to various departments across the state at minimal cost. Your organization can bring in our instructors to put on a variety of classes.


Our organization is committed to the preservation of the best aspects of  fire service tradition from maintaining integrity to remembering our fallen brothers and sisters.


We seek to protect and honor all those involved in the fire service by promoting a culture of brother and sisterhood among its members. We are stronger together.

About the Fools of Oz

The Fraternal Order of Leatherheads Society is an organization that was started in 1995 by a group of Central Florida Firemen. This group, known today as the Founding Fools, had a passion for not only the camaraderie and brotherhood that is forged between firefighters, but the rich tradition and heritage of the Fire Service. Since 1995, this brotherhood has grown to over seven thousand strong. There are chapters all over the world, with new chapters starting every year.

The FOOLS believe in providing real fire training for real firefighters. We believe that it is our duty to be as well trained as we possibly can. This can only keep us, and our brothers and sisters safe on the fire ground. We owe it to ourselves, our families, and to the citizens we protect. We believe in pride: In our profession, in our departments, in our stations, in our apparatus, and in ourselves.

The Wichita Metro Area Chapter of the FOOLS (known as the FOOLS of OZ) stands in unity with the other chapters throughout the world in these core virtues. We are seeking to meet with volunteer, combination, and career departments to spread the word - TRAIN!