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.
This 4-hour course is designed for all firefighters who drive emergency vehicles. This course can be used as initial training for new emergency vehicle drivers to learn strategies to safely operate emergency vehicles in emergency and non-emergency situations or as refresher course for experienced emergency vehicle drivers. Students will learn safe driving practices, defensive driving principles, the responsibilities of an emergency vehicle driver, how to safely operate emergency vehicles during emergent responses, and the difficulties of driving tender apparatus. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have a better understanding of how to prevent crashes while driving emergency vehicles.
The Traffic Incident Management - Operations course is designed for Firefighters who may be called to operate at traffic incidents. This course will teach Firefighters 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.