NEXT School dates are June 5th & 6th 2021

Tentative COURSES for 2021 school will update as we get closer .

Two day classes.

This course addresses the needs of new firefighters in their duties, obligations and requirements necessary for basic firefighting and instructs them in the tactics, equipment and safety of fire ground operations.
Applicants shall be new recruits in the fire service with one year or less service.
Minimum age: 16 for this class only.) Full protective gear and SCBA required. Class Limit Min. 10 / Max. 30

This hands-on course builds on the fundamentals learned in Basic Vehicle , Rescue and Rapid Extrication courses. Students will learn the latest in vehicle rescue tools and techniques, new vehicle technology and will formulate vehicle rescue action plans given various vehicle rescue scenarios. This course uses reciprocating saws, hydraulic rescue tools, air bags and pneumatic rescue tools to perform complex practical evolution’s such as safely removing patients from vehicles on their side and from cars that have overturned.PER-REQUISITE: Full protective gear, including safety glasses is required no SCBA.
Class Limit Min. 10 / Max 16

Introduction to Pumps is an entry-level pump operation course. The intent of the class is to provide the student with the basic mechanical and theoretical knowledge needed to become a pump operator. The class will help the student develop an understanding of the basic theoretical, mechanical and operational concepts that govern the use and operation of a fire pump. Emphasis is on the practical application of pump operation theory. Course content is a balance of NFPA/IFSTA published guidelines and the practical real world experiences of the instructors. The class includes approximately 4 hours of classroom instruction and 8-10 hours of hands on exercises. Each exercise is specifically designed to simulate operations actually performed on fire scenes. The short evolution’s are designed to provide maximum pump panel time for the students.
PER-REQUISITE:Full protective gear will be required€“ no SCBA Class Limit Min. 10 / Max. 20.

This course will orient students to the activities and hazards found on today’™s farms and the injuries, illnesses and rescue extrication techniques associated with them. Students will visit a farm to identify conditions, scenarios, livestock and machinery they may experience during an actual call. Hands-on practice may include disentanglement from farm machinery, tractor run-over, hazardous materials or high angle rescue situations. The course uses lecture/discussion, video/slides and farm tour/practical situations.
PER-REQUISITE: Full protective gear will be required no SCBA. Class Limit Min. 10 / Max. 20.

This class is of Rapid Intervention Techniques as it covers the tasks of the first engine on scene, defines the 2 in and 2 out principal, how to organize a plan and to also determine which tools are to be used to help other firefighters stay alive. This class is physically demanding on personnel and all equipment.
PER-REQUISITE: RIT #1, Full protective gear, including SCBA unit and spare cylinder is required.
Class Limit €“ Min. 10 / Max. 20
Note that PPE damage may occur.

The construction of a building will have a significant impact on how a building will react in a fire and how the building will hold up to the stresses placed upon it by fire or other forces. Building collapses can bring about catastrophic life loss and injuries. How a building is constructed will directly relate to how the fire department will operate and how a building will collapse. Course topics include: the five building construction classes and how they react in fires and collapse, construction materials and techniques, fire behavior in different building materials, collapse warning signs and collapse types. The course will also look at the fundamentals of collapse rescue.
Class Limit €“ Min. 10 / Max. 30.

Low Angle Rescue is a subset of Technical Rope Rescue involving competent technical rescue skills using ropes, anchoring and belaying systems, lowering and hauling systems and litter/stretcher work. Low Angle Rescue involves rescues of not more than a 35 degree angle where the rescue load is borne by the feet of the rescuer. The student will be introduced to the proper equipment and abilities which will be mandatory for the safe performance of the rescue team. It is advised to bring harnesses if you have them and any ancillary gear associated with the harness (i.e. Carabiners, Prusiks, coveralls, etc.) Leather gloves and non-firefighting helmets are also needed. If all you have is a ff helmet it will work.
Full Protective Gear (as listed above) will be required. No SCBA.
Class Limit€“ Min. 10 / Max. 16.

This course will examine various ways of efficiently using manpower on fire scenes and includes techniques including Water Supply, Fire Attack, Search and Rescue and Ventilation Techniques which can be used to reduce or supplement manpower on-scene. The first day will include scenarios where discussions will examine both theoretical and practical experiences. The second day field training will make use of equipment and procedures to reduce the time spent on each task.
PRE-REQUISITE: Full Protective Gear & SCBA will be required.
Class Limit€“ Min. 10 / Max. 20.

One day classes.

9- Fire Behavior and Smoke Signals  ( SATURDAY )
The course is designed to heighten awareness for Firefighters who arrive at the scene of the fire and try to assess the location and severity of the fire by looking at the flames are not getting a true picture of what is going on the building. Understanding the signals that the smoke being generated by the fire is giving to us helps assess the location and intensity of the fire. Proper and timely identification of the signals being sent by the fire can alert firefighters to fire location, materials burning, impending flashover and back draft situations. This course will present material describing various smoke conditions and factors to help identify the conditions in the building. The course will also discuss fire behavior, flow paths in the building and how fire spreads under various conditions determined by the building construction. PER-REQUISITE: Full protective gear will be required no SCBA.
Class Limit €“ Min. 10 / Max. 20.

This program is designed to instruct on how to safely set up and perform the non-medical functions of firefighter rehabilitation. Students will learn: 1)The definition of and need for firefighter rehab; 2) The physiological and emotional threats to firefighters; 3) The roles and responsibilities of the firefighter in the rehab area and equipment needed to safely and successfully perform rehab at a fire scene.
Class Limit €“ Min. 10 / Max. 20.