Courses



COURSES for October 2nd & 3rd 2021 school will be.


Two day classes.

1. ROOKIE
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.
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Minimum age: 16 for this class only.) Full protective gear and SCBA required. Class Limit Min. 10 / Max. 30


2.  BASIC EXTRICATION
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



3. INTRODUCTION TO PUMPS
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.



4. BUILDING CONSTRUCTION & BUILDING COLLAPSE
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.