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This course introduces students to new technologies not encountered in the past that can impact rescue efforts. Topics covered include hybrid or electric driven vehicles, alternative fuel systems, dangerous drive train components, hazardous mechanical and hydraulic systems, plus more. Rescue challenges associated with air bags and their deployment and detonation systems, pre-tension systems and other passive restraint devices throughout the passenger compartment are also discussed. Methods of construction, vehicle body components and their materials of construction offer challenges not found at accident scenes in the past. The course is a recommended follow-up class to the Basic Auto Extrication course.

 

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COVID-19 Update: We have resumed offering this course with several modifications to maximize the safety of our students and instructors (see COVID-19 Safety Notice). Please email illinimedservices@illinois.edu if you have any questions!

 

Intended Audience: 

The American Heart Association Basic Life Support Provider (AHA BLS Provider) course is intended for healthcare professionals or students of health professions. Also, it is required for those wanting to volunteer with IEMS as an EMT-B or EMS Aide. 

This level of certification is sufficient to volunteer for IEMS events and is required to be in the EMT Class.

 

Registration and Payment:

Part 1) Registration for the course must be done through the buttons below. Please read the cancellation policy thoroughly prior to registering. 

Part 2) Please fill out this form (https://forms.gle/7tSWu6njr1gLW11n9) to arrange a time to pick up your textbook. Our office is located in the Illini Union Mezzanine (1401 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801). The AHA requires that all students pick up the textbook 2 weeks before this class. We will not make any exceptions to this rule, and a textbook is required for entry to the class. 

 

The class fee is a total of $55 (This includes the cost of the required textbook, all required equipment, and your certification)

Until further notice, all IEMS classes will take place at the Illinois Fire service Institute (11 Gerty Dr. Champaign, IL 61820).

 

Cancellations:

If you should choose to cancel your CPR class, please email IEMS at illinimedservices@illinois.edu and let us know as soon as possible. IEMS reserves the right to charge for the class in full if you do not notify us in writing at least 24 hours before the class begins or if you fail to pick up the book two weeks in advance. Students who cancel at least 24 hours before the course begins are required to return their textbook (in like-new condition) to the IEMS office within one (1) week of the course to avoid being billed the full value of the book ($16). 

Please note that classes in which less than 4 students are enrolled 24 hours before the course will be rescheduled for a later date; as such, please do not sign up for a course the day before you need your certification.

 

COVID-19 Safety Notice:

All students and instructors will be required to:

- Wear a face-covering upon arrival at class location

- Maintain 6 feet distancing

- Screen themselves for symptoms and temperature at the entrance of the class

- STAY HOME and RESCHEDULE if experiencing any potential symptoms** of COVID-19 or had known contact with a COVID-positive individual

 

 How will the course be modified?

- Each class will be capped to ensure enough space to socially distance

- Each student will receive individual equipment and be offered a pair of disposable gloves if desired

- All equipment will be thoroughly sanitized before and after each student

- No mouth-based ventilations will be practiced; rather, a Bag Valve Mask (BVM) will be used

 

Group Classes

Interested in arranging a class for a UIUC department, group, or organization? Contact illinimedservices@illinois.edu.

 

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.

 

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NEW REQUIREMENT OF NFPA 1403 - Required minimum training, see Section 4.3.1 thru 4.3.2.5.

Documentation of prescribed minimum training 4.3.3, must be documented on IFSI's Minimum Training Documentation form (see attached).  This document must be signed by an authorized department's Chief.

An acquired structure burn is a unique opportunity for fire fighters to learn new skills, as well as, to hone previously acquired abilities. As a result, this course has been designed for fire fighters of every background, training and experience level. The course is appropriate for any volunteer, paid on-call, or career fire department member. Topics covered will include fire behavior, hose movement, ventilation techniques, search and rescue, fire attack, and coordinated fire attack. Drills and scenarios will be customized to match the resources and personnel available. There may be instances where all topics are not covered due to structure, equipment, and/or personnel limitations.

A number of additional prerequisites must be met prior to lighting the fires for training. The property owner must provide written permission and an Agreement for Burning of Property form. The department hosting the training must obtain an Open Burning Permit (available from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency). An asbestos inspection must be conducted by an appropriate entity. Asbestos must be removed prior to burning the property. The required forms and applications will be forwarded to departments requesting this training and local property owners should be informed that permits must be obtained from the IEPA even if they choose to burn or tear the property down themselves. A safety checklist and list of required equipment is also sent with the permit forms.

NOTE: Protective Clothing Required -- Participants must furnish approved helmet, turn out gear, eye protection, gloves, SCBA, and boots for this class. This course is delivered at local fire departments.

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The Advanced Skills Program expands on the firefighting skills learned in the Basic and Intermediate programs.  Students should have previous experience with live fire training and a compentency of essential skills at or above the intermediate level.  The Advanced Skills Program will challenge even the most experienced Explorer Cadet.  Course topics include high-rise firefighting, transitional attack, compressed air foram system firefighting, railroad firefighting involving boxcars and tank cars, standpipe opeerations and thermal imaging cameras.  Multiple coordinated attack scenarios, using new training props, will provide students with a new and challenging experience.  

Required Gear:  NFPA compliant PPE and SCBA

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The 2nd edition of NAEMT's Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) course teaches EMS practitioners and other prehospital providers how to respond to and care for patients in a civilian tactical environment. The course presents the three phases of tactical care and integrates parallel EMS nomenclature: Hot Zone/Direct Threat Care that is rendered while under attack or in adverse conditions. Warm Zone/Indirect Threat Care that is rendered while the threat has been suppressed but may resurface at any point. Cold Zone/Evacuation Care that is rendered while the casualty is being evacuated from the incident site. The 16-hour classroom course includes all new patient simulations and covers the following topics: Hemorrhage control including immediate action drills for tourniquet application throughout the course; Complete coverage of the MARCH assessment; Surgical airway control and needle decompression; Strategies for treating wounded responders in threatening environments; Caring for pediatric patients; Techniques for dragging and carrying victims to safety; and A final, mass-casualty/active shooter event simulation. NAEMT's TECC course is endorsed by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, is consistent with the current guidelines established by the Committee on TECC (Co-TECC), and meets all of the updated National Tactical Emergency Medical Support Competency Domains. This course is accredited by CAPCE for 16 hours of continuing education credit, and recognized by NREMT. NAEMT is a recognized education partner of the Co-TECC. The Co-TECC establishes guidelines for the provision of prehospital care to injured patients during a tactical incident. The Co-TECC neither creates curriculum for the prehospital provider, nor does it endorse the curriculum of other organizations.

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This course is designed for a PIO assigned to an incident as a member of an All-Hazard Incident Management Team (AHIMT), Local IMTs, as well as for the PIO assigned to an incident as an assistant PIO in a variety of capacities. This course will help students develop a strong set of core PIO skills and the ability to apply them within the context of an AHIMT. This course is also distinct from other information function courses in that it combines elements from both the basic and advanced function to concentrate training on the fundamental duties and responsibilities of PIO in an all-hazard environment. The course material does not assume or require experience as a PIO, but also is not a basic PIO course. Exercises, simulations, discussions, and a final exam enable students to process and apply their new knowledge. NIMS ICS Position Specific training should be completed by personnel who are regularly assigned to functional, support, or unit leader positions on USFA or other Type III All-Hazards Incident Management Teams (AHIMT), or by those persons who desire to seek credentials/certification in those positions.

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This course is designed to provide local and state-level emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective SOFR on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team. These responsibilities fall into two categories: 1) responding to the incident and the safety needs of the incident, and 2) effectively fulfilling the position responsibilities of a Safety Officer on an All-Hazards IMT. Exercises, simulations, discussions, and a final exam enable students to process and apply their new knowledge. NIMS ICS Position Specific training should be completed by personnel who are regularly assigned to functional, support, or unit leader positions on USFA or other Type III All-Hazards Incident Management Teams (AHIMT), or by those persons who desire to seek credentials/certification in those positions.

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This Cornerstone version introduces students to the basic engine company operations. The class offers firefighters and Officers an opportunity to either sharpen their current skills, or learn new and efficient skills for the all-important task of getting water on the fire. This course includes a classroom component and can be customized to include numerous drills. These can include hose loads, establishing water supply advancing lines through a variety of objectives including stairways, ground level and basement deployment if available are skills vital to the engine company. The course also covers engine company responsibilities with regard to rescue and other tactical priorities are presented and practiced.

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The Basic Firefighter / NFPA Firefighter I Academy is designed to give new firefighters the practical and cognitive training needed to operate safely and effectively on the fireground. The Academy exceeds the requirements outlined by the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal for entry-level firefighter training. Academy focuses on an intense hands-on approach to firefighter, which promotes both skill competency and an understanding of the fireground. Students complete numerous fireground-speed evolutions, and rolling responses, which encourage them to apply their skills to a variety of scenarios.

In addition to the basic skills that are taught, firefighters are taught how to thrive in their profession. This is accomplished through health and wellness education from a holistic standpoint that has a focus on physical, as well as, mental health and healthy lifestyles for firefighters.

This course will also provide first responders with the knowledge and skills to understand what hazardous substances are and the risk associated with them in an incident; recognize the presence of hazardous substances in an emergency; understand the role of the emergency responder at the awareness level, including site security and control; 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 portion of the course meets all applicable national and state standards, as well, as all statutory requirements for hazardous materials awareness level training. 

Lastly, the Fire Academy will provide education in Technical Rescue Awareness.  This subject area will begin to prepare local responders to operate as a local member of a regional team within the National Incident Management System at a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, or Explosive (CBRNE) Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) event requiring statewide response that has resulted in the need for a technical rescue. Subject areas include: standards, structural collapse rescue, rope rescue, confined space rescue, vehicle and machinery rescue, water and ice rescue, wilderness search and rescue, trench and excavation rescue, and incidents involving WMD. 

This subject matter is designed for the basic first-in company and will provide first responders with the information needed to identify the rescue situation, its specific hazards, and the initial company operations to be performed.

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The Basic Operations Firefighter course is designed to give new firefighters the practical and cognitive training needed to operate safely and effectively on the fire ground. This course exceeds the requirements outlined by the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal for Basic Operations Firefighter training. Upon successful completion, the student will meet Illinois OSFM, ProBoard, and IFSAC NFPA Firefighter I requirements for certification. IFSI Basic Operations Firefighter focuses on an intense classroom and hands–on approach to firefighting, which promotes both skill competency and an understanding of the fire ground. Students complete numerous evolutions, which encourage them to apply their skills to a variety of scenarios.

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The Basic Operations Firefighter is designed to give new firefighters the practical and cognitive training needed to operate safely and effectively on the fire ground. IFSI Basic Operations Firefighter xceeds the Requirements outlined by the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal for entry level firefighter training. IFSI Basic Operations Firefighter focuses on an intense classroom and hands-on approach to firefighting, which promotes both skill competency and an understanding of the fire ground. Students complete numerous evolutions, which encourage them to apply their skills to a variety of scenarios.

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The Basic Operations Firefighter is designed to give new firefighters the practical and cognitive training needed to operate safely and effectively on the fireground. IFSI Basic Operations Firefighter exceeds the requirements outlined by the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal for entry level firefighter training. IFSI Basic Operations Firefighter focuses on an intense classroom and hands-on approach to firefighting, which promotes both skill competency and an understanding of the fireground. Students complete numerous evolutions, which encourage them to apply their skills to a variety of scenarios.

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The Basic Operations Firefighter is designed to give new firefighters the practical and cognitive training needed to operate safely and effectively on the fireground. IFSI Basic Operations Firefighter exceeds the Requirements outlined by the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal for entry level firefighter training. IFSI Basic Operations Firefighter focuses on an intense classroom and hands-on approach to firefighting, which promotes both skill competency and an understanding of the fireground. Students complete numerous evolutions, which encourage them to apply their skills to a variety of scenarios.

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The Basic Tactics & Strategy course is designed for the new firefighter who is responsible for learning about making decisions on the fire ground. Size up and a plan of action based upon conditions will be reviewed. Subject areas which will be covered are: initial action plans, safety, fire behavior, building construction, engine company and truck company operations, and
apparatus positioning.

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The Basic Tactics & Strategy course is designed for the new firefighter who is responsible for learning about making decisions on the fire ground. Size up and a plan of action based upon conditions will be reviewed. Subject areas which will be covered are: initial action plans, safety, fire behavior, building construction, engine company and truck company operations, and
apparatus positioning.

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CRR is not a new concept for the fire service. For years fire departments have been involved in some form of community risk reduction through building inspections and public education since they were first organized in the U.S. But this concept needs to be applied in a focused manner, and truly integrated into the mission of the fire department. The process of CRR often unfolds in a predictable sequence of: (1) identifying fire risks at the operational level (preferably by fire station response area); (2) prioritizing the risks to be addressed, and (3) coordinating elements of emergency response with preventive tactics that mitigate risks. Applying CRR affords U.S. fire service agencies the opportunity, through a systematic approach, to proactively manage the risks within their communities.

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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.

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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.

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The class offers firefighters and Officers an opportunity to either sharpen their current skills or learn new and efficient skills for the all-important task of getting water on the fire. Students practice efficient hose loads and finishes for securing a water supply, whether rural or urban. Advancing lines through a variety of objectives including stairways, ladders, ground level and basement deployment, these are skills vital to the engine company. Students pull and deploy charged and uncharged hose lines in a variety of situations, both interior and exterior.  Proper hose and nozzle selection for the size and type of fire are discussed.  The engine company responsibilities with regard to rescue and other tactical priorities are presented and practiced.

This is a 28 hour course in residence, over 3 days, with a 3 hour online component to be completed prior to the student’s arrival at IFSI.  Students need to bring NFPA compliant PPE and NFPA compliant SCBA, preferred two SCBA bottles.

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This is the first class of a series laying the foundation for basic fire fighting skills and "hands on" activities of a first responder. Beginning with personal safety, fire behavior, the hands-on fundamentals of utilizing self contained breathing apparatus, ladder raising and climbing skills as well as hose loads and advances. A portion of class will deal with the rudimentary principles of pumping apparatus for the purpose of maintaining an adequate fire stream. Although thorough in its scope, this should be considered a starting point for departments with a young and inexperienced roster. A great class for the veterans to refresh their skills and mentor the new firefighters on the department rolls. NOTE: Protective Clothing Required -- Participants must furnish approved helmet, turn out gear, eye protection, gloves, SCBA and boots for this class. This course is delivered at local fire departments

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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.

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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.

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Fire Service Vehicle Operations is designed to give fire service personnel the basic knowledge and skills to safely perform fire service vehicle operations as defined by NFPA 1451, Fire Service Vehicle Operations Program. NFPA 1002 Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications, 1998. This course covers the classroom portion of the FSVO certification. Students will be required to complete the practical portion of FSVO locally as prescribed by the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal. Practical requirement are the responsibility of the student and their fire department. NOTE: Online Course Final Examination The Illinois Fire Service Institute has adopted a new Course Examination and Evaluation policy as of July 1, 2011. This policy change has been made to bring IFSI’s testing practices in line with industry standards, as well as to improve the security of exam administration. As a result, all final examinations that IFSI administers for their courses are to be proctored by a trained IFSI instructor / proctor. Exam dates for the online courses are either the last Wednesday or Thursday of each month. This can be scheduled by using the following link. Each class will run from mid January to mid June and another from July to mid December.

https://www.fsi.illinois.edu/documents/policies/curriculum/Regional%20Testing.pdf

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This up to 8-hour course is designed for Firefighters with 1-3 years of experience, who are new to operating fire department pumping apparatus.  In this course, the student will review the design, construction, and limitations of municipal and private water systems to understand how to maximize the amount of water available to the fire scene.  Students will discuss how to determine the total amount of water available from a hydrant for firefighting operations, positioning and connecting a fire department pumping apparatus to a hydrant, maximizing the flow from the hydrant, and relay pumping.  Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have a better understanding of the pump operator’s role in maximizing water supply for fireground operations.

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This course is designed to be essential training for new or existing members of an Industrial Fire Brigade at a facility. The main focus of this course is offensive firefighting performed outside of an enclosed structure when the fire is beyond the incipient stage. This course is designed to meet the NFPA 1081 Standard for Industrial Fire Brigade Member Professional Qualifications (2012 Edition) Chapter 6

This course is ProBoard accredited and if you would like certification you must provide proof by the end of the course that you are trained at the Hazmat Awareness Level or above. 

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This course is designed to be essential training for new or existing members of an Industrial Fire Brigade at a facility. The main focus of this course is firefighting performed inside or outside of an enclosed structure when the fire has not progressed beyond the incipient stage. This course is designed to meet the NFPA 1081 Standard for Industrial Fire Brigade Member Professional Qualifications (2012 Edition) Chapter 5.  

 This course is ProBoard accredited and if you would like certification you must provide proof by the end of the course that you are trained at the Hazmat Awareness Level or above. 

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This course is designed to be essential training for new or existing members of an Industrial Fire Brigade at a facility. The main focus of this course is the physical activity of fire suppression, rescue, or both inside of buildings or enclosed structures that are involved in a fire beyond the incipient stage. This course is designed to meet the NFPA 1081 Standard for Industrial Fire Brigade Member Professional Qualifications (2012 Edition) Chapter 7. 

 This course is ProBoard accredited and if you would like certification you must provide proof by the end of the course that you are trained at the Hazmat Awareness Level or above. 

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This course is designed to provide local and state-level emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective ISO on an Industrial Incident Management Team. These responsibilities fall into two categories: 1) responding to the incident and the safety needs of the incident, and 2) effectively fulfilling the position responsibilities of a Safety Officer. Exercises, simulations, and discussions enable students to process and apply their new knowledge.

 

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If you are a Chief Officer who has the courage to embrace the challenge of personal and professional development at a whole new level, the Leadership Development and Decision Making (LDDM) Program is for you. The LDDM Program provides a one of a kind training experience. LDDM instructors introduce each topic with foundation material and then through a Socratic teaching style immerse the students in the topic through highly interactive small group discussions, ethical and moral discussion groups/decision games, tactical decision games, sand table exercises/discussions, and practical application exercises. Through the Socratic teaching style the instructor facilitates interaction and challenges each of the students to reach outside of their comfort zone through discovery learning, rather than the classic lecture and direction format.

 

The LDDM Program is designed to be a “cradle-to-grave” fire service leadership development/decision-making training and education continuum that has consistent themes, priorities, and lines of education in order to institutionalize the highest-quality leadership in the fire service. Training is provided for three standard fire service levels; firefighter, fire officer and chief officer. Each level within the LDDM Program is provided relevant opportunities for development, which are specific to their rank across seven common Lines of Education (LOE)

 

Lines of Education:

1)            Leadership and followership

2)            History and traditions

3)            Communications

4)            Morals and ethics

5)            Professional development/tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs)

6)            Decision-making and thinking critically

7)            Command climate and culture

 

If you are willing to participate in a challenging training and development program the Leadership Development and Decision Making Program is for you.

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If you are a Fire Officer (Lieutenant or Captain) who has the courage to embrace the challenge of personal and professional development at a whole new level, the Leadership Development and Decision Making (LDDM) Program is for you. The LDDM Program provides a one of a kind training experience. LDDM instructors introduce each topic with foundation material and then through a Socratic teaching style immerse the students in the topic through highly interactive small group discussions, ethical and moral discussion groups/decision games, tactical decision games, sand table exercises/discussions, and practical application exercises. Through the Socratic teaching style the instructor facilitates interaction and challenges each of the students to reach outside of their comfort zone through discovery learning, rather than the classic lecture and direction format.

 

The LDDM Program is designed to be a “cradle-to-grave” fire service leadership development/decision-making training and education continuum that has consistent themes, priorities, and lines of education in order to institutionalize the highest-quality leadership in the fire service. Training is provided for three standard fire service levels; firefighter, fire officer and chief officer. Each level within the LDDM Program is provided relevant opportunities for development, which are specific to their rank across seven common Lines of Education (LOE)

 

Lines of Education:

1)            Leadership and followership

2)            History and traditions

3)            Communications

4)            Morals and ethics

5)            Professional development/tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs)

6)            Decision-making and thinking critically

7)            Command climate and culture

 

If you are willing to participate in a challenging training and development program the Leadership Development and Decision Making Program is for you.

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If you are a Firefighter who has the courage to embrace the challenge of personal and professional development at a whole new level, the Leadership Development and Decision Making (LDDM) Program is for you. The LDDM Program provides a one of a kind training experience. LDDM instructors introduce each topic with foundation material and then through a Socratic teaching style immerse the students in the topic through highly interactive small group discussions, ethical and moral discussion groups/decision games, tactical decision games, sand table exercises/discussions, and practical application exercises. Through the Socratic teaching style the instructor facilitates interaction and challenges each of the students to reach outside of their comfort zone through discovery learning, rather than the classic lecture and direction format.

 

The LDDM Program is designed to be a “cradle-to-grave” fire service leadership development/decision-making training and education continuum that has consistent themes, priorities, and lines of education in order to institutionalize the highest-quality leadership in the fire service. Training is provided for three standard fire service levels; firefighter, fire officer and chief officer. Each level within the LDDM Program is provided relevant opportunities for development, which are specific to their rank across seven common Lines of Education (LOE).

 

Lines of Education:

1)            Leadership and followership

2)            History and traditions

3)            Communications

4)            Morals and ethics

5)            Professional development/tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs)

6)            Decision-making and thinking critically

7)            Command climate and culture

 

If you are willing to participate in a challenging training and development program the Leadership Development and Decision Making Program is for you.

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This two-day course is designed to develop a better understanding of the role and responsibilities of Company Officers (COs) in preparing their company for incident operations and to clarify the transition from firefighter to CO and the new roles relating to leadership and safety.

This course is designed for COs, acting COs, or senior firefighters responsible for the management of a single fire company at an emergency incident, including those officers who are responsible for company readiness, personnel safety, and leadership as it relates to company operation.

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NWCG L-280: Followership to Leadership is an introductory leadership course. This course is designed as a self-assessment opportunity for individuals preparing to step into a leadership role. Subject areas include leadership values and principles, transition challenges for new leaders, situational leadership,teambuilding, and ethical decision making.

 

The class fees for this class are being covered by a grant if your department serves a population under 10,000.  If you fail to attend the class or cancel after 4 weeks from the start of the class, you or your sponsoring department may be billed the full tuition of the class.

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This course is designed to meet the training needs of the incident commander type 3 (ICT3). The focus is on the lessons of leadership and command as they relate to the ICT3 position. It is presented in participative lecture format with multiple tactical decision games for students to practice new knowledge. The seven instructional units cover Foundation Skills, Situational Awareness, Command and Control, Managing the Incident, Transitional Activities, Post-Fire Activities and a Final Simulation.

 

The class fees for this class are being covered by a grant if your department serves a population under 10,000.  If you fail to attend the class or cancel after 4 weeks from the start of the class, you or your sponsoring department may be billed the full tuition of the class.

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Each day firefighters respond to so called “Routine Emergencies”. As we all know, these are truly not routine emergencies. In fact, many firefighter injuries and fatalities occur at so called routine emergencies. We all know that a large percentage of firefighters are volunteer and paid-on call. Departments are experiencing member turnover at an ever increasing rate. That said, new firefighters are being asked to respond and in many cases act as officers making decisions what will affect the well-being of their company. This training program has been created to present short segments that identify considerations that firefighters encounter at Routine Emergencies. The intent of the program is to engage firefighters in dialog so they can identify the best practices for handling different emergencies.

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