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This class is designed to continue where the Basic Auto Extrication course left off. Knowledge of common techniques and tools is a prerequisite. The course will involve hands-on practical training involving various scenarios and address scene safety, evaluation and management. Hands-on experience using various methods to stabilize vehicles on their side, upside down, and on other vehicles or barriers is necessary. Operations will involve laying down, crouching, or crawling in vehicles. Includes challenging scenarios where all members of the team must be working to keep from pushing out of the golden hour. Participants must furnish approved helmet, fire boots or leather safety boots, eye protection, gloves, coveralls or turnout gear for class. If conducted off-site, is the responsibility of the host department to provide vehicles and means for positioning them.

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In this class, first responders learn about ammonia characteristics, environmental concerns, associated health effects, EMS options, as well as public safety. Instructors also discuss responder safety and protection, including personal protection equipment (PPE) concerns and isolation or protect-in-place options. There is also a discussion on evacuation versus shelter in-place tactics. The class also covers Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) used with alarm scenarios, risk-benefit analysis and troubleshooting real life incidents with illustrations of “first-ins” and incident command responsibilities.

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Fire Inspector I is the first required course of the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal’s Basic Fire Prevention Officer certification program. Fire Inspector I is a classroom based 40-hour educational delivery designed to prepare an individual to conduct foundational fire and life safety inspections. The class is structured for those individuals who are pursuing a fire prevention related career or who want to establish a quality understanding of fire inspection related issues.

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Fire Inspector II is a classroom based, 40-hour block of instruction designed to prepare an individual to conduct advanced level fire and life safety inspections. The class is focused on those who are pursuing a fire prevention related career or who want to establish an advanced understanding of fire inspection related issues. Topics in the course include in-depth instruction into; Inspection Procedures, Fire Hazard Recognition, Installed Systems, Site Access, Means of Egress, and Emergency Planning and Preparedness. Individuals with or without fire service background will benefit from the course.

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The Fire Service Vehicle Operator course is designed for Firefighters or Engineers who are assigned, or may be assigned, to operate fire department apparatus during the normal course of their duties. Students will learn about their role as an emergency vehicle driver, proper care and maintenance of fire apparatus, vehicle characteristics, safe driving practices, emergency response driving, and scene positioning. This course, when combined with an AHJ-provided driving portion, lets the student complete OSFM certification. IFSI does not offer the driving portion of this course.

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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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Turn out gear
Helmet
Gloves
Eye protection
Ear protection
Steel toed shoes

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