This class uses locally available apparatus to provide core competencies with pumps and their related controls. Topics include, but are not limited to, knowing the legal aspects of emergency vehicle driving and explaining the purpose of the types of locally available apparatus. Instructors lead discussion on proper maintenance, inspection, and record keeping for fire apparatus. Descriptions and demonstrations of pumps and their related controls or devices include the following: operation of centrifugal pumps, priming devices, relief devices and multi-stage pumps (if available). "Hands on" pumping operations take the majority of class time. This class can be delivered as a four-hour classroom session or spread over 16 hours, incorporating practical evolutions with apparatus available within the department. The class can also be utilized to meet the Insurance Service Office (I.S.O.) annual pump service test, providing additional practical training. Note: An engine or tender with 1,000gpm capacity must be supplied locally. Applicable Credits
Firefighters must have the courage to face a multitude of risks in order to save lives and protect their communities. Their courage allows them to willingly risk their own lives so that others can be saved. A different type of courage is required to stay safe in potentially dangerous situations, avoiding needless risks and tragic consequences. This provocative and moving presentation is designed to change the culture of accepting the loss of firefighters as a normal occurrence. Building on the untold story of LODD survivors, it reveals how family members must live with the consequences of a firefighter death and provides a focus on the need for firefighters and officers to change fundamental attitudes and behaviors in order to prevent line of duty deaths. The central theme promotes the courage to do the right thing in order to protect yourself and other firefighters and ensure that "Everyone Goes Home" at the end of the day.
This is the first class of a series laying the foundation for basic fire fighting skills and "hands on" activities of a first responder. Beginning with personal safety, fire behavior, the hands-on fundamentals of utilizing self contained breathing apparatus, ladder raising and climbing skills as well as hose loads and advances. A portion of class will deal with the rudimentary principles of pumping apparatus for the purpose of maintaining an adequate fire stream. Although thorough in its scope, this should be considered a starting point for departments with a young and inexperienced roster. A great class for the veterans to refresh their skills and mentor the new firefighters on the department rolls. 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
Essentials II is the second class of a series of fire fighting skills and "hands-on" activities building on the hose, ladders and breathing apparatus skills of Essentials I. Against a background of Fire Scene Operations, the class focuses on fire attack techniques, ventilation and forcible entry with instruction on the proper use of the tools of the trade. Emphasis is placed on the safety skills with the self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), fire service ladders, small tools and hose evolutions rounding out this 16-hour offering. 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.
This class focuses on how to develop, implement, and evaluate fire ground communications. During this session new and seasoned firefighters will have the opportunity to practice tactical and strategic size up procedures assuring the proper communication benchmarks are used.
This class is designed to include every member of the fire service organization. Fire Ground Management or Incident Command is often thought to be targeted at Chief and Company level officers. This 12-hour class provides every participant with a working knowledge of "hands on" incident management with time tested management principles and an emphasis on workable communication skills. The first four hours deal with strategic and tactical priorities. The remainder of class provides the student experience in working as a command or company level officer in simulated fire ground activity. Delivery is best suited for back-to-back dates of instruction but can be arranged in 4-hour increments.
This practical class brings students together with mutual aid association partners to provide water and adequate fire streams in areas where little water exists. Participants will learn the intricacies of tender (tanker) shuttles, relay-pumping operations, drafting, and other methods to provide sufficient water for fire attacks, whether offensive or defensive in nature. The class can be customized to improve Insurance Service Office rural water supply classification. Static water supplies such as lakes, streams, or swimming pools using floating strainers are options to supply multiple tenders, port-a-tanks and engines. Personnel will be comfortable in supply water “out of town” on completion of the class. Note: Engines and Tenders must be supplied locally.