NCIFTS Courses



School dates are June 1st & 2nd 2019

COURSES for 2019

Two day classes,

1. ROOKIE - $136.00
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.
(Full protective gear and SCBA required. Class Limit Min. 10 / Max. 32.



2 = BASIC EXTRICATION - $136.00
This course deals with basic construction of cars, vans and pick-up trucks and how to safely take them apart using hand tools and some small power tools - not hydraulics. Airbags, seat belt pre-tensioners, hardened steels and other aspects of modern vehicles are discussed along with a basic discussion of hybrid vehicles. Field work will consist of proper stabilization, window, door and roof removal techniques,and seat, steering wheel and dash displacements. The majority of vehicles will be on their wheels for this class.
This is the entry level, a prerequisite class for more advanced vehicle extrication courses.
Full protective gear, including safety glasses is required“ no SCBA.
Class Limit“ Min. 10 / Max. 16.
THIS CLASS IN NOW FULL


3 = INTRODUCTION TO PUMPS - $136.00
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 and past students. 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 evolutions are designed to provide maximum pump panel time for the students.
PRE-REQUISITE: Full protective gear will be required€“ no SCBA Class Limit€“ Min. 10 / Max. 20.



4 = FARM RESCUE - $136.00 ( Known as FARMEDIC )
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.

PRE-REQUISITE: Full protective gear will be required“ no SCBA. Class Limit Min. 10 / Max. 20.


5 = FIREFIGHTER SAFETY & SURVIVAL - $136.00
This intense course will orient interior fire suppression personnel to the basics of firefighter survival. The following subjects will be incorporated in self-survival including basic equipment needs, buddy-breathing, entanglements, replacing SCBA bottles alone in the dark, firefighter drags, disorientation, mayday drills and forms of egress. The course will be both physically and mentally demanding with a concentrated emphasis on rescuing fire fighters in distress and self-preservation techniques.
PRE-REQUISITE: Full protective gear, including SCBA unit and spare cylinder is required.
Note that PPE damage may occur. Class Limit€“ Min. 10 / Max. 16.



6= BUILDING CONSTRUCTION & BUILDING COLLAPSE - $136.00
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.



7 = INTRODUCTION TO VENTILATION OF STRUCTURES - $136.00
In any fire, the smoke and heat cause problems not only for primary search and rescue operations, but also in controlling and extinguishing the fire. This course will present some basic principles to help you decide on the best approach based upon the size-up upon arrival at the fire scene. Coordinating, communication and controlling the ventilation, use of €œVent Groups€ and the use of positive pressure will be discussed and all will be practiced in the field. Safety is uppermost, both for interior and exterior evolution's in this hazardous activity.
The course will cover single story family, two-story family, multiple attached family, attics, basements, strip-malls, large businesses and high rise occupancies. The field exercises will examine the use of tools to use on the various types of roofs, walls, doors and windows to accomplish the tasks at hand.
PRE-REQUISITE: Full Protective Gear, SCBA and Spare Cylinder. Class Limit Min. 12 / Max. 16.



8 = WILDERNESS SEARCH & RESCUE - $136.00
This class will go over the basic skills needed to participate in a search and rescue operation. It will focus on Search including terminology, initial actions, proper clothing and equipment plus strategy and tactics to locate a missing person in the back country. It will provide rescue instruction in basic extrication techniques, and safe movement over moderate and low angle terrain. No prior search and rescue experience is required. If participants have a compass and a GPS, they should bring them to the class.
PRE-REQUISITE: Protective outdoor footwear, leather gloves, helmet and clothing - €˜rain or shine.€™
Class Limit€“ Min. 12 / Max. 20.



9= INTRO TO MINIMAL MANPOWER TACTICS - $136.00
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 will be required. No SCBA. Class Limit Min. 10 / Max. 20



One day classes,

10 = CPR = STOP THE BLEED ((SATURDAY)) $68.00
11 = CPR = STOP THE BLEED ((SUNDAY)) $68.00

High Performance CPR
€œHow can we do better?€ That was the rallying cry of the late Seattle Fire Captain Craig Aman, a tireless advocate for improving cardiac arrest survival rates. €œDecades ago, Seattle Fire began recording metrics like compression rates, depth and chest recoil. And, surprise we found that we were not nearly as good as we thought we were.€ According to Helbock, that led to the discovery that excessive pauses between compression's were occurring during CPR.
VT State EMS has adopted Seattle€™s HP-CPR and the metrics we use to evaluate how we run an incident with someone in cardiac arrest. This training will help everyone with the concept that a highly trained and choreographed crew is a powerful, relatable analogy for the work of an EMS team. Pit crew CPR training focuses on highly defined roles that aid in the organization of a chaotic scene. All EMS transport and first response agencies are required to have this training and perform to this model by Jan.1, 2020. At this time Agencies throughout the state are being instructed in these metrics.


Stop the Bleed
The ability to recognize life-threatening bleeding in someone who is injured and effectively assist that person can save a life. Studies have shown that the help given by an immediate responder can often make the difference between life and death, even before medical professionals arrive by teaching individuals how to provide vital initial response to stop uncontrolled bleeding in emergency situations.
How good are you at applying a tourniquet? What do you do for the wound that cannot accommodate a tourniquet? Have you practiced packing a wound for bleeding control? This training will give people the knowledge and tools needed to save someones life who is in risk of bleeding to death from a traumatic injury.
Class Limit€“ Min. 10 / Max. 20.




12 = AUTISM AWARENESS - $68.00 ( SATURDAY ONLY )
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are the fastest growing neurobiological conditions in the world, with prevalence numbers rising exponentially over the last six decades. ASDs impair a person's ability to communicate and relate to others. As a result, individuals with ASD are more likely to have a 911 encounter than the average citizen. These events can be high risk calls for the responder and a person with ASD.
1-To prepare personnel for a response to an emergency involving a person with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). 2- How to identify characteristics and behaviors of a person with ASD. 3- How to effectively communicate with a person with ASD. 4- Discuss special tactics, rescue techniques, and patient care. 5- How to build relationships with the ASD community.
Class Limit€“ Min. 10 / Max. 25.




13 = FORCIBLE ENTRY BASICS - $68.00 ( SUNDAY ONLY )
This 8-hour course is tailored to firefighters of all skill levels and covers basic Forcible Entry theory and techniques. Included are several fundamental topics regarding forcible entry such as lock types, door types, and hand tools. The class is designed to help the student develop the skills and techniques necessary to become proficient in basic forcible entry using some of the most important tools in the fire service. Students will have the opportunity to work multiple times on realistic custom-built training props designed to simulate various basic forcible entry scenarios. Evolution's include single and multiple firefighter forcible entry, covering metal and wooden inward and outward swinging doors, padlock and hinge removal, supplementary locking devices, and more. Students will learn standardized, predictable communication and techniques that are necessary for safe and successful operations. Upon completion of this class, students will have an increased level of basic firefighter competencies to take away with them on this important fire-ground task. The class has a short theory portion with the remainder being hands on training evolution's.
PRE-REQUISITE: Full protective gear is required. SCBA recommended, but not necessary.
Class Limit Min. 8 / Max. 12
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