This 40-hour class is designed for firefighters who are assigned to or may be assigned to operate fire department apparatus in the normal course of their duties. This course is designed to develop firefighters understanding of mechanical principles of fire pumps and their controls, principles of water and water systems, intake and discharge hydraulics, fire stream production, relay pumping operations, care and maintenance of pumper apparatus, and troubleshooting. Students will practice producing effective fire streams from hydrants, relay operations, and drafting from static sources. Students will also practice determining pump discharge pressures for hydraulic situations that range from single line problems to multiple-line relay operations to provide a solid understanding of fire ground hydraulics and practical solutions to apply these concepts to their department.
This class is designed to include every member of the fire service organization. Fire Ground Management or Incident Command is often thought to be targeted at Chief and Company level officers. This 12-hour class provides every participant with a working knowledge of "hands on" incident management with time tested management principles and an emphasis on workable communication skills. The first four hours deal with strategic and tactical priorities. The remainder of class provides the student experience in working as a command or company level officer in simulated fire ground activity. Delivery is best suited for back-to-back dates of instruction but can be arranged in 4-hour increments.
This course is FEMA approved and may also eligible for certification with ProBoard. The scope of this 8-hour course is to begin to prepare local responders to operate as a local member of a fire department. This course is for the basic first-in company. It will provide first responders with the information needed to identify the rescue situation, its specific hazards, and the initial company operations to be performed. Subject areas include: standards, rope, confined space, trench and excavation, structural collapse, vehicle and machinery, water emergencies, and wilderness search and rescue.