This 5-day course is activity intensive and designed to better prepare emergency response personnel to manage large, complex incidents effectively by using the functional components of the Incident Command System. The focus of the course is to enhance the skills necessary to operate as a team in various Command and General Staff positions and to promote a better understanding of team operations through application during various simulations.
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.
The purpose of this course is to provide firefighters and first responders with information about detecting, preserving, and securing evidence at fire scenes for further investigation. This course may also entice some participants to continue into the longer, more detailed Fire and Arson Investigation program (120 hours) and become eligible to be certified as fire scene investigators.
This 1:16 hour class is designed for the firefighter with any level of experience being that it is only a basic level course covering basic hand line operations. In this class the student will learn basic skills concerning many types of hose, hose deployment, and uses of hose in different situations. Upon successful completion of this class, the student should walk away with an increased level of basic firefighter competencies on this important subject.
This course provides to those who are or will be operating as a member of a fire department, law enforcement agency, EMS agency, emergency management agency, or other first responder agency, the basic skills needed to evaluate and work defensively at an incident involving the release of hazardous materials. The objectives of the course are to teach participants: basic hazards and risk-assessment techniques for Hazmat and CBRNE environments; selecting and using proper personal protective equipment provided to the first responder at the Operations level; performing basic control, containment and/or confinement operations within the capabilities of the resources and personal protective equipment available; an understanding of the types of CBRNE and WMD events that may be presented to the first responder; and an understanding of the relevant standard operating guidelines and termination procedures.
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.
The State of Illinois Traffic Incident Management course is designed for First Responders who may be called to operate at traffic incidents. This course will teach First Responders how to operate in a safe and coordinated manner with other responder agencies to quickly clear traffic incidents from the roadway. Students will learn the need for proper Traffic Incident Management, how to establish a Traffic Incident Management Area, safe positioning of response vehicles, scene safety, and how to demobilize a Traffic Incident Management Area.