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2017 Learning Seminars (3-Hours)


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Basement Fires

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructors: Professional Rescue Innovations Staff

Objective: This course will provide specific strategic and tactical training in responding to basement fires. Basement fires are becoming increasingly dangerous to firefighters. The complex nature of basement fires dictates the need for advanced training. This is a classroom presentation and discussion which will give firefighters the needed tools and experience to survive a basement fire. By examining case studies, building construction, strategy and tactics the students will develop an effective and safe game plan for operating at basement fires.

Date: 9/23/2017
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Section: ETFR-5700 - 90929
Tuition: $30


Date: 9/24/2017
Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Section: ETFR-5700 - 90898
Tuition: $30


 

 

 

 

Basic Electric Vehicle Safety for Emergency Responders

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructors: Joe Zittergruen, Guttenberg Fire Department; FSTB Field Staff

Objective: The Electric Vehicle Safety Training project is a nationwide program to help firefighters and other first responders prepare for the growing number of electric vehicles and hybrids on the road in the United States. This course will provide first responders with basic information they need to effectively identify and deal with emergency situations involving electric and hybrid vehicles.

Date: 9/23/2017
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Section: ETFR-5700 - 90926
Tuition: $30


Date: 9/24/2017
Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Section: ETFR-5700 - 90891
Tuition: $30


   

Drones in the Fire Service

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructors:
Professional Rescue Innovations Staff

Objective:
There are increasing examples of ways in which drones could be used by the fire service. Drones offer a great opportunity to assess information from significant incidents and large-scale events that can provide additional situational awareness to the incident commander. This course will include: incident command, fire ground and technical rescues.

Date:
9/23/2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Section: ETFR-5700 - 90910
Tuition: $30


Date: 9/24/2017
Time: 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Section: ETFR-5700 - 90939
Tuition: $30


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First Responders and PSTD

For: All Fire, EMS and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructors:
Lisa Roberts, Fayette County EMA, Fayette EMS, Arlington EMS

EMS:
Approved for 3.0 OE EMS Credit

Objective:
The desired outcome is to raise awareness of the high rates of mental health issues that affect first responders. There are many stressful situations that first responders are exposed. As a result many first responder groups may have increased rates of PTSD, depression, anxiety, substance abuse and suicide. We need to do a better job of providing education for responders on multiple mental health related topics. This presentation will help educate first responders how to look out for themselves and their peers and how to talk to someone in crisis. This presentation will help educate first responders about reducing stress, improving resilience, and how to access mental health care. Approximately 12,312 total suicides or about one-third of the total number of suicides in 2012 were classified as first responder individuals.

Date:
9/24/2017
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Section: ETFR-5700 - 91244
Tuition: $30


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HazMat: Anhydrous Ammonia Emergencies

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructors:
Professional Rescue Innovations Staff

Objective:
This course is designed to give emergency responders basic information concerning anhydrous ammonia including tactical considerations involving outdoor releases at typical storage and transportation situations. Anhydrous Ammonia (NH3) is a widely used chemical and is used in many manufacturing processes, such as the manufacturing of nitric acid, which is used in the plastic manufacturing, cleaning fluids, and synthetic fibers. The most common use of NH3 is as a fertilizer. Prior to emergency response to a hazardous materials incident, such as an anhydrous ammonia release, responders need to be well trained and equipped to handle the situation. The tactics used in this program have been designed based upon the physical properties of NH3 and may not be effective or safe given another product and should be considered for outdoor releases only.

Date:
9/23/2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Section: ETFR-5700 - 90924
Tuition: $30


Date: 9/24/2017
Time: 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Section: ETFR-5700 - 90942
Tuition: $30


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For: All Fire, EMS and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructors:
Tracy Tope, EMT-B Nevada Fire Department

EMS:
Approved for 3.0 FE EMS Credit

Objective:
This course is designed to help Fire and EMS departments understand the importance of rehabilitation at the fire scene, including identifying critical issues from firefighter injuries and deaths due to stress-related problems and lack of rehab procedures. It emphasizes the importance of training to prepare for implementing a rehab sector. In addition, it highlights the reasons for implementing rehab as directed in NFPA 1584.

Date:
9/23/2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Section: ETFR-5700 - 90913
Tuition: $30

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Responding to Railroad Emergencies

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructors:
Adam Sutherland, Director-Safety & Security, Iowa Interstate Railroad

Objective:
This course will provide firefighters the resources and knowledge needed to assist in responding to railroad emergencies. Firefighters use established protocols to protect themselves when dealing with emergencies on the highway, but many departments haven’t taken the same precautions when it comes to the railroads that run through their jurisdictions or mutual aid districts. What plans does you make for protecting responders during an emergency on the tracks? Topics that will be discussed are familiarization with rail operations, provide knowledge of safety procedures, how to contact railroad emergency personnel, identify safety measures and signs to protect personnel. In addition, you will learn how to successfully identify different types of rail equipment, parts, what the cars are carrying, etc.

Date:
9/23/2017
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Section: ETFR-5700 - 90936
Tuition: $30


Date: 9/23/2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Section: ETFR-5700 - 90909
Tuition: $30


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SAFER: Situation Awareness for First Responders

For: All Fire, EMS and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructors:
Brian Freese, Brotherhood First Training Group

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Approved for 3.0 OE EMS Credit

Objective:
This class is designed to provoke thought from emergency responders in terms of keeping a good overview of any scene they are working at. Too often we get bogged down with tasks, overwhelmed by details, or we lose track of the overall “big picture.” In this class we will talk about changes in firefighting today in terms of furnishings, construction, and tactics. We will talk about things we can do to promote good situational awareness to better prepare and keep our people out of preventable dangerous situations. Then we will top it off with case studies showing the effects of lack of situational awareness from one scene and finally a case study which nearly turned in to a multiple LODD. Regardless of the scene, the situation, or the circumstances; we can always be SAFER and ensure everyone goes home.

Date:
9/23/2017
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Section: ETFR-5700 - 90903
Tuition: $30


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Sizing-Up Fire and EMS Law: Spotting Issues and Delivering Solutions for Today's Leaders

For: All Fire, EMS and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructors:
Skylar Limkemann, Attorney, Scheldrup Blades Schrock Smith PC

EMS:
Approved for 3.0 OE EMS Credit

Objective:
Size-up the process of evaluating the problem and conditions that may influence the results of an emergency call such as a fire. One of sizeup's basic principles is that it begins at the time the emergency alarm is received. It is a continuing evaluation that emergency responders at all levels should master. While a lot of focus has been given to size-up in the limited context of emergency calls, or mitigating the emergency in front of you, this session should help expand your size-up capabilities to some potential legal issues that may arise. This session will provide an overview of Iowa law as it relates to fire and EMS as well as best practices for policies and guidelines. Utilzing examples of cases, emergency incidents, and video/audio recordings, this session should also provide a brief summary of defenses to claims involving emergency response services. Come ready to expand your side-up knowledge and your toolbox with some best practices and potential solutions to issues facing today's emergency services leaders.

Date:
9/24/2017
Time: 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Section: ETFR-5700 - 91066
Tuition: $30


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The Role of Fire/EMS During an Active Threat (Shooter)

For: All Fire, EMS and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructors:
Tina Humston and Tom Hartshorn, Iowa City Fire Department; Cory Macumber, Lieutenant, Urbandale Fire Department

EMS:
Approved for 3.0 OE EMS Credit

Objective:
Throughout history the fire service has developed into an ''all-hazards'' response service, in continuing with this trend we need to be prepared to respond to an active shooter or mass casualty incident. This class is an in-depth look at the history of active shooters/MCls throughout the United States and the ever-changing emergency response provided by fire, police, and EMS. Our goal in the fire service is to save lives and we must be preparing ourselves to respond in a coordinated, efficient manner to increase the survivability of victims. Students will learn how the fire service should respond in coordination with law enforcement to limit the risk to our firefighters, while maximizing our ability to save lives. We will discuss the implementation of policy, equipment, training, tactical casualty care, and the overall thought process of firefighters who might respond to such an incident. Whether you are a Chief, Company Officer, or Firefighter this course will provide you with insight into the current best practices for active shooter response.

Date:
9/23/2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Section: ETFR-5700 - 90941
Tuition: $30


Date: 9/24/2017
Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Section: ETFR-5700 - 90919
Tuition: $30


2017 One-Day Classes (6-Hours)

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Advanced Auto Extrication

For: All Fire, EMS and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructors: Bob Sandry, Sandry Fire Supply & Staff, DeWitt, Iowa

EMS: Approved for 6.0 OE EMS Credit

Required Equipment: Full NFPA compliant protective clothing and safety glasses will be required for all students involved in the hands-on portion of this class.

Objective: Build on the basic extrication techniques and skills in the areas of stabilization, patient access and removal, and advanced hydraulic operations as students participate in scenario-type operations utilizing various hand pneumatic and hydraulic powered tools. Advanced scenarios will be utilized in this program.

Date: 9/24/2017
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Section: ETFR-5800 - 90967
Tuition: $60


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Advanced Breathing Air Management (Hands-On)

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructors: Mark Neff, Oskaloosa Fire Department and FSTB Field Instructors

Required Equipment: Full NFPA compliant protective clothing and SCBA will be required for all students involved in the hands-on portion of this course.

Objective: This course is designed to provide experienced fire service personnel with advanced knowledge and skills development involving the use of self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), for the purpose of increasing chances of survival in an emergency situation. Topics include: fire fighter deaths and injuries; respiratory hazards; SCBA safety precautions; maintenance of SCBA; hydrostatic testing requirements; refilling procedures; limitations of the SCBA; controlled breathing techniques; toxic atmosphere cylinder change; tight space maneuvering; and emergency survival techniques. The course exposes the fire fighter to an actual smoke filled maze in the Mobile Breathing Apparatus Trailer. The course is for experienced fire fighters or those personnel exposed to fire, heat or toxic atmospheres and are required to wear and work in self-contained breathing apparatus on a regular basis.

Date: 9/23/2017
Time: Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Section: ETFR-5800 - 90945
Tuition: $55


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Advanced Mobile Live Burn Simulator

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructors: Customized Firefighter Training, Milford

Required Equipment: Full NFPA compliant protective clothing and SCBA will be required for all students involved in the hands-on portion of this course.

Objective: If you want to get HOT ''Hands On Training'' this class is for you! you will spend time in the classroom discussing vital lifesaving topics such as: Modern Fire Dynamics from the latest NIST and UL studies, Transitional Attack, and S.L.I.C.E.-R.S. Instructors will utilize the most current research to assist in developing basic fire attack skills. Participants will then witness this training in action by entering Customized Firefighter Trainings live fire trailer. It simulates a house fire with propane burners and the use of class A materialsWho would send a FF to face a situation in the real world that he has not seen in training?

Date: 9/23/2017
Time: Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Section: ETFR-5800 - 90970
Tuition: $55


Date: 9/24/2017
Time: Sun 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Section: ETFR-5800 - 90955
Tuition: $55


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Basic Auto Extrication

For: All Fire, EMS and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructors: Bob Sandry, Sandry Fire Supply & Staff, DeWitt, Iowa

EMS: Approved for 6.0 FE EMS Credit

Required Equipment: Full NFPA compliant protective clothing and safety glasses will be required for all students involved in the hands-on portion of this class.

Objective: Auto accidents are the leading cause of accidental injury and death, and are some of the most commonly responded to rescues. Injured victims can be trapped by the vehicle, requiring efficient and effective extrication operations to free them. Improper extrication methods can cause unwanted movement and additional injury to these patients. Learn the techniques needed to safely size-up and mitigate an emergency involving an automobile type vehicle, and the proper procedures for vehicle stabilization, patient disentanglement and removal. This course will provide hands-on experience with various types of rescue tools.

Date: 9/23/2017
Time: Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Section: ETFR-5800 - 90971
Tuition: $60


 

 

 

 

Basic Fire Investigation

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructors: Justin Wade, Special Agent, Iowa Department of Public Safety, State Fire Marshal Division

Objective: This course provides the basic framework for fire personnel who have little experience in conducting fire investigations. The course is designed to provide basic understanding of the need for scene preservation, legal authority, the determination of fire patterns, fire origin and cause, ignition sources, explosions and hazardous labs. With time permitting case studies will be discussed.

Date: 9/23/2017
Time: Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Section: ETFR-5800 - 90962
Tuition: $50


 

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Big Rig Rescue

For: All Fire, EMS and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructors: PRI Staff Instructors and FSTB Field Intructors

EMS: Approved for 6.0 OE EMS Credit

Required Equipment: Full NFPA compliant protective clothing and safety glasses will be required for all students involved in the hands-on portion of this class.

Objective: Get hands-on experience and practice with techniques to use when large over-the-road trucks are involved in an accident. Topics include: truck/trialer construction, air brake systems, vehicle stabilization, extrication equipment, patient removal, and techniques and tools uncommon to other vehicle rescue situations. The content covered in class will meet NFPA 1006 and NFPA 1670 requirements.

Date: 9/24/2017
Time: Sun 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Section: ETFR-5800 - 90959
Tuition: $55


 

 

 

 

Burn Your Home Without Getting In Trouble (Simulation - Hands-On)

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructors: James Whitaker, Captain (retired), Burlington Fire Department and Ray Wilson, Lieutenant, IAAAP Fire Deartment

Required Equipment: Students must bring a laptop with a USB port.

Objective: Computer simulation is the newest trend in fire department training. Simulations are being used to train personnel in On Scene Reports, Size up Strategy and Tactics, and even Preplanning. They are used for all types of scenarios: Fire Suppression, Hazardous Materials, Airport Emergencies, Rescue and EMS. You will learn how to use a simple and easy computer program to create a simulation. The focus of the class in on the software used to build simulations. At the end of the class you will bring home several simulations. Students will need to bring a laptop computer with a USB port. You must have administrative privileges to download a software program onto this computer. You must have working knowledge of your computer. You will also need pictures of the four sides of your home (if your home has more than four sides take a picture of every side) and a picture of an interior room taken just inside the front door. If you have an attached garage, pictures of the interior with the garage door open and closed.

Date: 9/23/2017
Time: Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Section: ETFR-5800 - 90949
Tuition: $50

Date: 9/24/2017
Time: Sun 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Section: ETFR-5800 - 90965
Tuition: $50


 

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Combine Extrication

For: All Fire, EMS and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructors: NECAS Staff (National Education Center for Agricultural Safety) and FSTB Field Instructors

EMS: Approved for 6.0 FE EMS Credit

Required Equipment: Full NFPA compliant protective clothing and safety glasses will be required for all students involved in the hands-on portion of this class.

Objective: This hands class will take an in-depth look at Agricultural trauma including injuries a combine entrapment. The hands on portion of the program will deal with trauma patient care, cribbing, extrication tools. Students will perform several evolutions in patient extrication.

Date: 9/24/2017
Time: Sun 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Section: ETFR-5800 - 90972
Tuition: $55


 

 

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EMS Safety: Taking Safety to the Streets

For: All Fire, EMS and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructors: Michael Kaduce, University of Iowa EMSLRC

EMS: Approved for EMS Credit through CECSBEMS

Objective: EMS Safety covers safety in emergency vehicles, at eh operational scene and while handling patients, as well as patient, practitioner and bystander safety and personal health. The course offers an overview of current issues surrounding safety om EMS, presents and discusses case studies, builds risk assessment and decision-making skills and provides an opportunity for participants to relate their own experiences with EMS safety issues.

Date: 9/24/2017
Time: Sun 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Section: ETFR-5800 - 90948
Tuition: $60


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Engine Company Operations - Principles of Proven Fire Attack

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructors: Josh Bennett, Training Officer, Ames Fire Department and Cory Snowgren, Fire Chief, Denison Fire Department

Required Equipment: Full NFPA compliant protective clothing and SCBA will be required for all students involved in the hands-on portion of this course.

Objective: The most basic operational unit of the fire service is the engine company. The primary objective of the engine company is fire attack. Successful engine company operations manage risk through competency while maintaining our core principles of aggressive firefighting. This class will look at nozzle mechanics and attack line management of a first-due engine company. These skills sets will then be employed in a live fire environment.

Date: 9/23/2017
Time: Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Section: ETFR-5800 - 90961
Tuition: $60


    Firefighting Tactics and Strategies

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructors: Shawn Fluharty, Marion Fire Department

Objective: This course will cover some of the traditional aspects of tactics and strategies on the fireground, but an emphasis will be placed on recent research on the topics. Specific topics will include flow paths, ventilation techniques, make-up of the fuel load, and staffing needs. We will use small groups to discuss what we have learned using a variety of scenarios. Come ready for an interactive discussion of this evolving topic.

Date: 9/23/2017
Time: Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Section: ETFR-5800 - 90973
Tuition: $50

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Grain Bin Rescue

For: All Fire, EMS and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructors: NECAS Staff (National Education Center for Agricultural Safety) and FSTB Field Instructors

EMS: Approved for 6.0 FE EMS Credit

Required Equipment: Full NFPA compliant protective clothing and safety glasses will be required for all students involved in the hands-on portion of this class.

Objective: This course uses the state of the art grain engulfment simulator. Students will learn the four (4) main causes of grain engulfments as well as how to rescue a victim from a partial or full entrapment. Treating patients with crush and compartment syndrome as well as airway obstructions.
Date: 9/23/2017

Time: Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Section: ETFR-5800 - 90969
Tuition: $55


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Hazmat: Handling Fuel Tanker Emergencies (Hands-On)

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructors: PRI Staff Instructors and FSTB Field Intructors

Required Equipment:
Full NFPA compliant protective clothing and SCBA will be required for all students involved in the hands-on portion of this course.

Objective: This one day course is intended to familiarize Hazardous Materials Responders with cargo tank identification and the fittings and equipment found on them. Proper handling of these cargo tanks and fittings will be discussed along with the flammable properties of the products these tankers transport. We must be familiar with the material and equipment involved in the release or problem. The majority of responses involving hazardous material cargo tanks consist of nothing more than a leaking or damaged valve. Armed with basic hazardous material knowledge and the details communicated in this course, it should be possible to make a correct and safe response to problems associated involving a release from a cargo tank. This course will use the Fire Service Training Bureau’s mobile MC 306 Rollover training trailer. This course provides hands-on training for all Hazardous Materials Level Responders. This course simulates leaks at realistic pressures and flows.  This course meets OSHA requirements under 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.120(q).

Date: 9/23/2017
Time: Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Section: ETFR-5800 - 90946
Tuition: $55


Date: 9/24/2017
Time: Sun 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Section: ETFR-5800 - 90963
Tuition: $55


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Industrial Machinery Rescue

For: All Fire, EMS and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructors: PRI Staff Instructors and FSTB Field Intructors

EMS: Approved for 6.0 FE EMS Credit

Required Equipment: Full NFPA compliant protective clothing and safety glasses will be required for all students involved in the hands-on portion of this class.

Objective: Whether a random suicide jumper or construction worker impaled with a sharp object, a farmer or construction worker trapped in heavy machinery, a worker's arm caught in a dough mixer, or a restaurant workers hand in a meat grinder - it's a technical, specialized rescue – and it's happening in every response area throughout the nation. Machinery with moving conveyors, gear driven equipment, and other simple to complex scenarios all needs specialized rescue techniques dealing with disassembly, cutting, and lifting/spreading. NFPA 1670, Tools and Special Equipment, Crush Injury/Crush Syndrome and Rescue Operations will be key discussions during this class. This class will include about three hours of classroom, with the remainder of the class practicing these specialized rescue techniques.

Date: 9/23/2017
Time: Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Section: ETFR-5800 - 90950
Tuition: $55

Date: 9/24/2017
Time: Sun 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Section: ETFR-5800 - 90966
Tuition: $55


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Initial Action For Missing and Lost Persons

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructors: Shane Mell and Dan Dall, Cedar Rapids Fire Department and Iowa Task Force One

Objective: Students will be presented with a combination of classroom and hands-on experience in managing a missing person incident. The course will provide initial actions for the local responder on managing the incident for the first 48 hours. Classroom discussion will cover missing person behavior, incident command, mapping, search techniques, organization of the incident and common terminology. Students will participate in a simulated missing person incident while utilizing the knowledge obtained in the classroom.

Date: 9/23/2017
Time: Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Section: ETFR-5800 - 90925
Tuition: $50


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Line of Duty Deaths: What, Where, When and Why

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructors: Todd VanScoy, Burlington and West Burlington Fire Department

Objective: This course will take a very close look into past line of duty deaths and near misses across the country. Many of these Line of Duty Deaths and near misses are without a doubt preventable. Students will see first-hand how numerous tragedies unfolded with first-hand accounts from those that were involved in various incidents.

Date: 9/23/2017
Time: Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Section: ETFR-5800 - 90960
Tuition: $50


Date: 9/24/2017
Time: Sun 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Section: ETFR-5800 - 90921
Tuition: $50


 

 

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Rapid Intervention Basics for Firefighters

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructors: Fire Service Training Bureau Field Instructors

Required Equipment:
Full NFPA compliant protective clothing and SCBA will be required for all students involved in the hands-on portion of this course.

Objective: An intensive hands-on session by firefighters for firefighters using scenarios and skills based on actual incidents. Emphasis throughout class is on simplicity, speed and success. Learn the basic tools, skills, mindset and teamwork needed to survive and recover downed comrades. Armed with these basic abilities, you'll be able to adapt them to overcome many fire ground obstacles to keep yourself and others alive.

Date: 9/24/2017
Time: Sun 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Section: ETFR-5800 - 90974
Tuition: $55


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The Art of Reading Buildings Before Reading Smoke

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructors: Professional Rescue Innovations Staff

Objective: This class will provide detailed training and exercise to improve the effectiveness of first-arriving officers and firefighters with a simple four step method at residential and commercial buildings. The course will also provide you with an excellent opportunity to enhance your decision-making skills in determining the primary factors of strength, weakness, collapse hazards, new construction features, and evaluating the fire behavior effects on building structures. Wouldn’t it be great, when you arrive on the scene of a structure fire, to be able to know how much fire you have, the layout of building, and where to draw your line-in the sand to contain the fire? Moving into the reading smoke portion of the class students will learn how to predict the path of the fire based on the observed smoke conditions. The smoke conditions demonstrated include color, velocity, pressure, volume and how each of these relates to specific fire conditions. With the basics established, the class then uses a case study method to review multimedia videos and pictures to present sights and sounds from actual fires. The students will be able to apply lessons learned in class and confidently predict the movement of the fire based on what the smoke is showing. Segments of the class will highlight the evolving scene dynamics of the fireground and the need for the continual size up process.

Date: 9/23/2017
Time: Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Section: ETFR-5800 - 90947
Tuition: $50


Date: 9/24/2017
Time: Sun 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Section: ETFR-5800 - 90964
Tuition: $50


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Tractor Rollover

For: All Fire, EMS and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructors: NECAS Staff (National Education Center for Agricultural Safety) and FSTB Field Instructors

EMS: Approved for 6.0 FE EMS Credit

Required Equipment: Full NFPA compliant protective clothing and safety glasses will be required for all students involved in the hands-on portion of this class.

Objective: The tractor rollover extrication training program will give the students an in-depth look at how tractors roll over and new safety devices that help stabilize a tractor including Roll-Over Protection Systems (ROPS). The latest data shows 2.32 million tractors in the US without ROPS. The hands on portion of the program will deal with trauma patient care, cribbing, extrication tools. Students will perform several evolutions in patient extrication.

Date: 9/23/2017
Time: Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Section: ETFR-5800 - 90975
Tuition: $55


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Vehicle Firefighting (Hands-On)

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructors: Randy Thompson, Grundy Center Fire Department

Required Equipment: Full NFPA compliant protective clothing and SCBA will be required for all students involved in the hands-on portion of this course.

Objective: Students will leave the course with the knowledge and skill to safely operate a vehicle fire. Topics will include Incident Command, Accountability, Safety Issues, Extinguishment, Overhaul and termination. This course is a combination of classroom and hands-on fire exercises.

Date: 9/23/2017
Time: Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Section: ETFR-5800 - 90976
Tuition: $60

Date: 9/24/2017
Time: Sun 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Section: ETFR-5800 - 90958
Tuition: $60


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Ventilation: It's a Matter of Science

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructors: Professional Rescue Innovations Staff

Required Equipment: Full NFPA compliant protective clothing and SCBA will be required for all students involved in the hands-on portion of this course.

Objective: This class is dedicated to providing information and resources about the use of positive pressure on the fire ground. It is a work in progress, and will evolve and grow. Positive pressure ventilation (PPV) was first used in the fire service to ventilate structures after the fire was knocked down. Positive Pressure Attack (PPA) takes PPV a step further to achieve effective ventilation during fire attack. It is another tactic that, properly used, can make life better for firefighters and those we are sworn to protect. As with any fire ground operation, PPA requires training and education to be performed safely and effectively. This course will include several live fire and smoke scenarios.

Date: 9/23/2017
Time: Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Section: ETFR-5800 - 90951
Tuition: $60


Date: 9/24/2017
Time: Sun 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Section: ETFR-5800 - 90915
Tuition: $60


2017 Two-Day Classes (12-Hours)


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Basic Firefighting

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructors: John Zlabek, Hiawatha Fire Department; Roger Berry, Indianola Fire Department; Shawn Fluharty, Marion Fire Department; Loran Jellison, Robins Fire Department

Required Equipment: Full NFPA compliant protective clothing and SCBA will be required for all students involved in the hands-on portion of this course.

Objective: Learn the necessary skills for basic firefighting operations. This class will be a blend of lecture with the majority of class time focused on practical skills and competency. Topics will include firefighter safety, use and care of SCBA, basic search and rescue techniques, use of fire extinguishers, fire behavior, and fire attack with water fire streams. This class is NOT a substitute for the Firefighter 1 class.

Date:9/23/2017 and 9/24/2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Saturday and 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Sunday
Section: ETFR-5900 - 90912
Tuition: $100


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High Angle Rope Rescue

For:
All EMS, Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructors: Fire Service Training Bureau and Professional Rescue Innovations Staff

EMS:  Approved for 12.0 OE EMS Credit

Required Equipment:
Students in this class must bring a helmet (rescue style preferred), clean tight fitting leather gloves (no firefighting gloves), shoes with ankle support and non-slip soles (boots preferred), and long pants. Student should bring a harness if possible.

Objective:This course provides information and skills necessary to perform rescues utilizing ropes. Topics include size-up and scene management, knots, equipment, anchors, ascending/descending techniques, and mechanical advantages. Students will participate in rescue evolutions under supervision of the instructors. Tower rescue will also be included in this training. The content of this course meets the NFPA 1006 and NFPA 1670 requirements.


Date:    9/23/2017 and 9/24/2017                
Time:
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Saturday and 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Sunday

Section: ETFR-5900-90914
Cost:     $80.00


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Introduction to Water Rescue Technician

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructors: Justin Renner, Cedar Rapids Fire Department and Iowa Task Force One

EMS: Approved for 12.0 OE EMS Credit

Required Equipment: Swimming attire, Type III or V USCG PFD/lifejacket. Wetsuit or dry suit, water boots or tennis shoes, thin gloves, a hard shell boat or inflatable boat, Light rescue style helmet.

Objective: This course is designed for agencies that required Boat Operator and Rescuer competency in both flat and moving water. This class is appropriate for organizations that will be working on or around lakes, ponds or rivers. Most of this class will be spent on the water and will start with a water survival course to help “drown-proof “ the rescuer so that they do not become part of the problem. This will be followed by Rescue Boat set up, evasive boat maneuvering, and victim removal. It will include both shore based rescue techniques as well as tethered swimmer techniques. Students will have the ability to operate hard shell boats as well as rescue style Inflatables. This is not a Swift Water Rescue course; however, certain skill sets at this level will be covered during the class. Persons will be instructed to meet the guidelines required in NFPA 1670, but it will be up to the Agency Having Jurisdiction as to whether persons may perform these skills during an actual water event. Students must be in good physical condition and basic swimming ability and comfort in and round moving water.

Date:9/23/2017 and 9/24/2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Saturday and 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Sunday
Section: ETFR-5900 - 90917
Tuition: $100


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Preparing for Live Fire Training in Acquired Structures

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructors: Doug Kolkmann, Yarmouth Fire Department; Past-President Ia Society of Field Service Instructors

Required Equipment: Full NFPA compliant protective clothing and SCBA will be required for all students involved in the hands-on portion of this course.

Objective: This course will be classroom and hands-on application. Conducting live fire training in an acquired structure while maintaining compliance with NFPA 1403 can be a daunting task and difficult to accomplish. Through the skills, knowledge, and resources presented in this class, you will be equipped to meet responsibilities as you prepare an acquired structure for live fire training. The course will cover: compliance with NFPA 1403; site and location hazards; evolution objectives; instructor and student assignments; calculating needed water supply and permits and notifications. At the conclusion of the course you will be able to participate in burning the structure down. This class is designed for advance level firefighters, training officers and instructors who may be involved in organizing live fire training.

Date: 9/23/2017 and 9/24/2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Saturday and 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Sunday
Section: ETFR-5900 - 90923
Tuition: $150




 

new= New Class for 2017

HOT= Hands On Training

ems = Approved for EMS credit

full= Class Is Full

limited= Limited Spots Left

cancelled=Class has been cancelled



 


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