Multiple story, non-fireproof “taxpayers,” strip malls, cellars, warehouse areas and cocklofts - all pose additional risks to firefighters. Topics in the class include building construction features and collapse potential, as well as nozzles and flows for engine operations. The dangers of fires in cocklofts, cellars, and void spaces from years of remodeling are stressed. The class also covers truck company operations work with forcible entry, ventilation, and roof operations with multiple loads not designed for the original architecture. Thermal Imaging Camera, rope assisted large area searches, and team search of open retail outlets are dealt with. Concerns dealing with sprinkler systems, standpipes, and other suppression operations including the operation of aerial and outside master streams are illustrated. NOTE: Protective Clothing Required -- Participants must furnish approved helmet, turn out gear, eye protection, gloves, SCBA and boots for this class. This course is delivered at local fire departments if a structure or adequate practical training site is available.
The class explains how fires grow and spread and how to recognize and anticipate what is happening in a burning building by observing the smoke and fire conditions. Students will learn about the relationships between fuel, oxygen, heat and the chemical chain reaction, physical properties, heat transfer from ignition through flashover and their associated hazards. Understanding the difference in color, thickness, speed of movement, and location of smoke within the structure are important skills examined in this course.
This class provides an overview of farm fires and brings strategies, tactics, operations and water supply logistics together. Today, rural fire departments can extinguish most farm fires. Emphasizing pre-planning, thinking "beyond your own back yard" and encouraging joint training and practice rural fires can have successful outcomes. The class covers response capabilities, strengths and weakness of the department as well as considerations for farm fires in buildings, areas involving common farm chemicals, machinery, fields and/or crops.
This course is designed for all ranks of fire service personnel who may respond to residential structure fires, in their area. This course covers in depth building construction, sizing up the incident, ventilation techniques, search and rescue as well as fire control tactics. The class will primarily be conducted in the classroom setting and will include a few tabletop exercises and drills. Upon successful completion of this course the student will have gained basic knowledge and skills for operating at incidents in residential structures.
Carbon Monoxide 471 Responding to Hazardous Materials Incidents 472 Prof Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials Incidents 720 House Hold Carbon monoxide detectors Dumpster Fires False Alarms Floods Lost Person / Ground Search Odor Investigations Utilities Emergencies Up to 4 hours Students will identify hazards related to electrical emergencies and identify those found on the job. The proper utility company will be identified and special precautions to be taken when dealing with electrical distribution systems, downed power lines, shutting down power and lock out tag out recommendations. Proper fire extinguishing methods are discussed and practiced if time allows. The class can be tailored to meet the local needs with adequate lead-time.