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First Responders and rescue personnel will study principles and guidelines for safe response to agriculture related incidents. Subject matter covered includes tractor rollovers, grain auger entrapments, farm machinery entrapments, emergencies related electrical malfunctions, and chemical exposure incidents. Confined space and how it relates to incidents that involve manure pits and grain bins will be covered as well. Students will learn extrication methods, machinery stabilization, lock out/tag out of hazardous systems, patient assessment, and packaging. Pre-planning along with site visits will be encouraged with local farmers, agriculture machinery dealerships, repair shops, and commercial chemical dealerships.

 

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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

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Company Inspections is a course designed to prepare an individual to conduct basic fire prevention inspections at the company level. The class focuses on the importance of fire prevention as part of the fire service mission and on presenting the activities and skills involved in conducting company-level inspections.

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Are you math-o-phobic? Can't make heads or tails out of hydraulic formulas or calculations? This course is for you! Spend some time and really learn how to do hydraulics, down and dirty, so you can do them in the field where it really counts! This program is designed to ease the fear and confusion so often accompanying the required hydraulics problems on today's fire ground. This classroom session takes the theory of pump operation and creates a practical application for firefighters to calculate simple formulas for proper fire apparatus pump pressures. Once completed, students will be capable of generating safe and effective fire streams for single pumper operations, as well as more complicated multi-unit, supply, relay, and fire attack operations.

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The scope of this course is to educate students about grain storage facility types, their construction, and operating features. OSHA regulations, physical-environmental hazards and potential rescue resources are identified to ensure the response falls within the requirements minimizing fire department civil or criminal liability. Scene management and safety are discussed in conjunction with locating and making contact with the victim. Appropriate non-entry rescue efforts are identified. Various cutting tools are used in a simulated rescue to assist in the removal of grain from the system. Upon completion of this class the student will possess the ability to function as a support member to a rescue team conducting rescue operations at a grain storage facility.

 

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This course introduces the factors influencing the fire environment elements that drive fire behavior during ground cover fires.  The class examines how these elements influence tactical and safety decision making on the fireground.

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This course is designed to reach current and future fire officers, training officers, and chief officers; it provides the opportunity to learn how Leadership, Accountability, Culture and Knowledge (LACK) can improve, both their own and their organization's skill set. It assumes the attendee has not yet fully integrated the Everyone Goes Home Campaign into their organization. While improving Leadership skills, recognizing the importance of Accountability, understanding the impact of Culture, and embracing the need for continuous Knowledge, the student will examine the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives and learn how to incorporate them into their personal and organizational "improvement action plan". The course also examines the root causes of line of duty deaths (LODDs) and the individual elements that need to be managed in the risk environments that firefighters work. LACK helps students improve survivability by studying the root causes of firefighter fatalities and tackling these four elements with special emphasis on understanding fire service culture.

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This Cornerstone version introduces students to the basics of Responder Intervention Team (RIT) operations and tactical and strategic operations related to downed firefighters. Discussion covers firefighter case studies, RIT tools, staging, RASP, size up, accountability, equipment demonstrations, victim extrication/disentanglement, and managing the "Mayday." Preventive or proactive methods of avoiding situations where fire fighters are trapped are highlighted. Practical reactive techniques or mitigation of a downed responder are demonstrated and practiced as a part of this "hands on" class. 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

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The ventilation class includes the reasons for, and advantages and disadvantages of the different types of ventilation as they relate to building construction and procedures. Students will review fire behavior as it relates to building construction and its relationship with fuel load, occupancy type and its place in the list of tactical priorities. From jalousie to double hung, from gambrel to four – twelve pitch, the window types and roof styles have an affect on the ventilation operation. The recognition of signs and methods of preventing potential backdrafts and flashovers is an important part of the class. Advantages and disadvantages of vertical, horizontal and forced ventilation are discussed and practiced when possible at the local level.

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