This course is designed for firefighters who are interested in operating the pumps on their fire department. This class uses locally-available apparatus to provide core competencies with pumps and their related controls. Instructors lead discussion on types of pumps, pump controls, establishing water supply from draft and hydrants, establishing relay pumping operations, troubleshooting common problems, and placing lines in service. Upon completion of this course, the student will have a better understanding of how pumping apparatus work.
This course will provide Awareness level personnel, with the knowledge and skills to: understand what hazardous materials are and the risk associated with them in an incident; recognize the presence of hazardous substances in an emergency; have understanding of the U.S. Department of Transportation Emergency Response Guidebook; realize the need for additional resources, call for appropriate assistance, and to make appropriate notifications to the community.
This course is intended for personnel who need to meet the requirements of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120(q) only. This course is NOT intended for those personnel who need to meet the requirements of NFPA 1072.
Pre-Fire Planning is a classroom based, 2-4 hour block of instruction designed to prepare an individual to conduct basic pre-fire plans at the company level. The class is tailored for basic operations fire service personnel to become familiar with properties and potential hazards within their communities. Topics in the course include: Benefits of Pre-Planning, Process of Pre-Planning, Process Components, Information Needed to Conduct the Pre-Plan, Equipment Needed to Conduct the Pre-Plan, Applying the process of Pre-Incident Planning to a Facility.