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2019 Learning Seminars (3-Hours)

 
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Aggressive Engine Company

For:
All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructor(s): Ty Wheeler, Johnston-Grimes Metro Fire Dept, The D.A.M. Fools

Objective:  Fires are won and loss by the ability of the first-due Engine to place the line at the seat of the fire. Enabling the crew to stretch the line and make the push starts with an aggressive mindset and supported by the setup of our apparatus. As our environment continues to reach flashover quicker, implementation of an efficient engine crew is imperative to get water on the fire. This course will review the basic Engine Company operations, from apparatus specs to the deployment of the hand lines and everything in between. This course will enforce the art of firemanship by understanding their apparatus, fire flows, and strategies and tactics for a successful fireground operations.

Date:
 Sep 21
Day/Time:  Sat 1-4pm
Section:  ETFR-5700-107619
Tuition: $30


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Basement Fires

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructor(s): William Houser, Marion Fire Department

Objective:  This course will focus on recognition of basement types and locating fires within them. Full classroom participation and discussion is a requirement ‚Äì this is NOT a three hour lecture! The student will review fire growth and smoke reading basics. Raising awareness of building construction types and associated hazards will add to student's existing body of knowledge. An emphasis on flow path management and high quality 360 degree building evaluation will be integral to the student experience. This class will utilize existing basement fire footage with classroom tactical discussions and group activities. Students should come away with a greater appreciation for the hazards of basement fires and a greater understanding of proper flow path management.

Date:  Sep 21
Day/Time:  Sat 9am-12pm
Section:  ETFR-5700-107658
Tuition: $30


 

Breathing Air Compressor System Awareness

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructor(s): Mindy and Barry French, Midwest Breathing Air

Objective:  This course will provide awareness of the breathing air system: what it does, how it works, common pitfalls, importance of the system, and the NFPA requirements for maintaining it. Course objectives are to: Gain an understanding of the breathing air compressor system components and how to identify them; Gain insight as to how the system functions, works together, and the importance of the system; Learn the NFPA and manufacturer recommendations for maintaining the system; Gain an understanding of the most common issues with the system and how to avoid them.

Date:  Sep 21


 

Do You Know Your District?

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructor(s): Matt Powers and Zach Brunscheen, Hiawatha Fire Department

Objective:  Being aware of the hazards and risks in your district will help your crews have a successful outcome on any calls for service you respond to. One challenge that the fire service continues to face is staying up to date of the ever changing hazards and risks that are found in all of our districts. This class will discuss the importance of knowing the hazards in your district through task such as: district familiarization, risk assessments, business visits, and preplanning. It will include case studies and give you worksheets that you can use in your own community.

Date:  Sep 21


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Driving From The Right Seat

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructor(s): Don Cox, Retired, West Des Moines Fire Department Education Specialist with VFIS

Objective:  Today's statistics clearly demonstrate Emergency Service Organizations continue to be involved in a significant number of collisions every day. These collisions can range from minor damage to tragic fatalities. This course will identify the roles and responsibilities associated with riding in the right seat. Course Objectives: Define the company officer's role in emergency vehicle operations; improve safety in driving emergency vehicles; reinforce basic concepts for defensive driving and to identify proper qualification standards for driving.

Date:  Sep 21


Date:  Sep 22
Day/Time:  Sun 8:30-11:30am
Section:  ETFR-5700-107635
Tuition: $30


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EMS Mash Up

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

EMS: Approved for 3.0 FE EMS Credit

Instructor(s): Emergency Training Center, LLC Instrutional Staff

Objective:  This class will cover three predominant EMS topics: Current trends in the selection of spinal immobilization; Sepsis treatment in the pre-hospital setting; Responding lights and sirens to an emergency scene and during transport, is it necessary to do. We will discuss the risks versus benefits of emergency response; the advantages and disadvantages of an emergency response in the pre-hospital setting.

Date:  Sep 21
Day/Time:  Sat 9am-12pm
Section:  ETFR-5700-107625
Tuition: $30


   

Fighting Fires in Buildings with Fire Suppression Systems

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructor(s): Shawn Fluharty, Marion Fire Department

Objective:  Automatic fire sprinkler systems are common in many types of construction. As automatic sprinklers are installed in more properties, firefighters must know in advance the best techniques to fighting fires in structures with these systems. This course provides basic information on sprinklered buildings and how to manage multi-family buildings. Discuss the types of sprinkler systems available, learn the effectiveness of sprinklers and how to fight a fire in a building with a sprinkler system.

Date:  Sep 21
Day/Time:  Sat 9am-12pm
Section:  ETFR-5700-107633
Tuition: $30


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Heart and Lungs: A Hands-On Skills and Dissection Lab

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

EMS: Approved for 3.0 OE EMS Credit

Instructor(s): Emergency Training Center, LLC Instrutional Staff

Objective:  This class combines educational materials with a hands-on approach that explains emergent interventions and resuscitation techniques. This will educate and explain the most demanding skills you need to make a difference. We will cover patient assessment, bleeding control, BLS & ALS ventilation management, and thoracic decompression. Using dissection techniques, participants will identify, visualize, and explore the anatomy of the heart and lungs while better understanding the more common medical and traumatic disease processes that EMS providers encounter. Come experience the hands-on of fresh comparative anatomy and review of the heart and lungs.

Date:  Sep 21
Day/Time:  Sat 1-4pm
Section:  ETFR-5700-107626
Tuition: $35


 

Hybrid Vehicles - 101

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructor(s): PRI Staff Instructors and FSTB Field Intructors

Objective:  This three hour course is designed for emergency personnel to be educated on the unique dangers surrounding hybrid vehicles and how to minimize the risk to both themselves and victims. From an in-depth look at the technology in hybrids to response procedures, this training covers everything needed to operate safely and effectively around these vehicles.
Date:  Sep 21


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NFPA 1851 Training: PPE Advanced Care and Cleaning

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructor(s): Globe Fire Gear Representative

Objective: This course provides training on the routine and advanced inspection and cleaning of protective clothing and footwear in accordance with NFPA 1851. This training covers requirements for Structural and Proximity clothing, as well as training on the care and maintenance of structural firefighting boots. This course will cover everything you need to know, including: Selection and purchase of new PPE, inspection, cleaning, decontamination, repair, storage, verification and test procedures, and certification of completion.


Date:  Sep 22
Day/Time:  Sun 8:30 - 11:30
Section:  ETFR-5700-107766
Tuition: $30


 

Rehabilitation at the Fire Scene: Why it is Important!

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

EMS: Approved for 3.0 OE EMS Credit

Instructor(s): Tracy Tope, EMT-B Nevada Fire Department

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:  Sep 22
Day/Time:  Sun 8:30-11:30am
Section:  ETFR-5700-107663
Tuition: $30


 

Spanish for the First Responder (Fire/EMS)

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

EMS: Approved for 3.0 OE EMS Credit

Instructor(s): John Dellanos, Division Chief of EMS, West Burlington Fire Department, FSTB Field Instructor

Objective:  The purpose of this workshop is to help first responders feel comfortable speaking to Spanish speaking persons. The program will provide participants with an introduction of the Spanish language, including some pronunciations and sounds not found in the English language. This workshop will cover some common fireground terminology to assist Spanish-speaking civilians, along with basic patient care and medical terminology for EMS personnel. Knowing some basics may be the difference between life and death.

Date:  Sep 21


 

Spouses Class: Understanding Your Firefighter & Your Relationship

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructor(s): Kyla Lux, Ryan

Objective:  Being a firefighter, both career and volunteer, is a demanding service which takes a toll on its members. Unfortunately, the stresses and burdens of the service don’t end with the firefighter, but impact the family and the spouse as well. Being in a relationship with a firefighter can be challenging for the spouse and the relationship, or it can be incredibly rewarding and fulfilling. Come and learn about the stresses that commonly exist within a firefighter relationship, what behaviors are common and which are alarming, strategies to make sure you’re taking care of yourself, and what spouses can do to support their firefighter and their unique relationship. Relationships require work, and firefighter relationships require a better understanding of each other to be successful.

Date:  Sep 21


 

 

Stop the Bleed/Hemorrhage Control

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

EMS: Approved for 3.0 FE EMS Credit

Instructor(s): Braxton Morrison

Objective:  Stop the Bleed, is a national awareness campaign and a call to action. This course will assist students in determining if an area is safe for you to proceed toward a victim to provide assistance. You will be able to identify any nearby tools to assist you such as a publicly placed bleeding control kit or everyday items that can be used to control bleeding. This course is consistent with the TCCC/TECC principles based on MARCH.

Date:  Sep 21


Date:  Sep 22


   

Suffering in Silence: Mental Health, Depression & PTSD in First Responders

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

EMS: Approved for 3.0 FE EMS Credit

Instructor(s): Brian Freese, Brotherhood First Training Group

Objective:  This class is designed to begin a dialogue between first responders about one of the silent killers, suicide. However, there are stages prior to suicide that if we can identify, we can save our own. Too often we find ourselves grieving when we lose a brother or sister, but why does it take a tragedy to bring people together? In this class, I will present my own battle with the diagnosis of PTSD and depression. My goal is to show others that they are not alone. However, there is still so much stigma surrounding the discussion of mental health in first responders that we must start breaking down the barriers and open up a dialogue. Even within our own departments there is often a lack of support and even labeling of those suffering from these terrible battles. Until changes are made, we will continue to tragically lose our first responders to something that they can be helped with if we identify it soon enough. We work to save others, but who saves us?

Date:  Sep 22
Day/Time:  Sun 12:30-3:30pm
Section:  ETFR-5700-107665
Tuition: $30


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The Fire Service and the Culture of Safety

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructor(s): Ryan Steffen, Marion Fire Department

Objective:  This course will cover the health issues that firefighters face on a daily basis. Topics will include cancer, mental health and physical fitness. Each topic will be discussed in length with overwhelming statistics. Students will be given ideas and direction of what their fire department can do to improve these issues. The students will be able to discuss their departments issues and the amendments made to help their department. Remember the important phrase ‚"EVERYONE GOES HOME."

Date:  Sep 22
Day/Time:  Sun 8:30-11:30am
Section:  ETFR-5700-107637
Tuition: $30


 

Traumatic Stress Involves Leaders of Recovery

For: All Fire, EMS and Rescue Service Personnel

EMS: Approved for 3.0 FE EMS Credit

Instructor(s): Dr. James Coyle, Cedar Rapids Fire Department Chaplain

Objective:  This course will provide first responders the tools to work together to help individuals in the aftermath of a disaster, as this cooperation is often a community's first step towards repair. By providing direction, protection, treatment and security, first responders help the affected population rebuild their community. The recovery effort will require communities to work with local first responders, first responders who arrive from afar, and other agencies and communities at distant locations. All first responders bring their unique training and skills into the relief efforts.

Date:  Sep 21


2019 One - Day Classes (6-Hours)


   

"9"

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructor(s): Lance Routson, Lieutenant, Urbandale Fire Department

Objective:  This course is an in-depth case study review of the Charleston, South Carolina, sofa super store fire that resulted in the loss of nine firefighter's.

Date:  Sep 22
Day/Time:  Sun 8:30am-3:30pm
Section:  ETFR-5800-107647
Tuition: $50


 

 

Ag Emergency Rescue

For: All Fire, EMS and Rescue Service Personnel

EMS: Approved for 6.0 OE EMS Credit

Instructor(s): PRI Staff Instructors and FSTB Field Intructors

Required Equipment: Light-weight rescue or fire helmet, safety classes, turnout gear, leather or extrication gloves.
Objective:  This course will assist first responders and rescue personnel with study principles and guidelines for safe response to agriculture related incidents. Subject matter covered includes tractor rollovers, grain auger entrapments, farm machinery entrapments, emergencies related electrical malfunctions, and chemical exposure incidents. Confined space and how it relates to incidents that involve manure pits and grain bins will be covered as well. Students will learn extrication methods, machinery stabilization, lock out/tag out of hazardous systems, in-depth look at agricultural trauma focusing on patient injuries and assessment as well as packaging. The hands-on portion of the course will focus on implement entrapments, entanglements, and engulfment. They will experience first-hand an actual pressures involved on their body. Participants will get their hands dirty. Light-weight rescue or fire helmet, safety glasses, extrication coveralls or turn-out gear, leather or extrication gloves. No SCBA needed.

Date:  Sep 21
Day/Time:  Sat 9am-4pm

Date:  Sep 22
Day/Time:  Sun 8:30am-3:30pm
Section:  ETFR-5800-107654
Tuition: $55


 

Basic Fire Investigation

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructor(s): Lucas Ossman, Special Agent, Iowa Department of Public Safety, State Fire Marshal Division

Objective:  This course will use the NFPA 921 as a guide and meeting the requirements of NFPA 1033 that provides the basic framework for fire personnel who have little experience in conducting fire investigations. In addition, this course is designed to provide the 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 also be discussed.

Date:  Sep 22
Day/Time:  Sun 8:30am-3:30pm
Section:  ETFR-5800-107650
Tuition: $50


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Fire Ground Support

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructor(s): PRI Staff Instructors and FSTB Field Intructors

Required Equipment: NFPA Personal protective clothing and safety glasses are required for the hands-on portion of the class.

Objective:  This course covers the many duties of fire ground support company operations. A classroom session covers the tasks that must be conducted to be an effective fireground support company, including riding assignments and how they can work for your department, apparatus positioning, and apparatus operations at a fire scene. The bulk of the program is conducted using hands-on training. Topics covered include: forcible entry, vent enter search, search, peak and flat roof ventilation, horizontal ventilation, company officer tactics.

Date:  Sep 21
Day/Time:  Sat 9am-4pm
Section:  ETFR-5800-107641
Tuition: $55


 

 

Flashover Training (Mobile Simulator)

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructor(s): 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:  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 the flashover trailer. This trailer lets the firefighter witness the awesome life cycle of an unfriendly fire from ignition to flashover. Learn to recognize the conditions leading to flashover ‚Äì how it happens, how to recognize the rapidly developing fire, dense smoke, high heat and rollover, which are all present in the unit. Learn to use defensive techniques. Who would send a firefighter to face a situation in the real world that he has not seen in training? Students must be Firefighter 1 certified to take this course.

Date:  Sep 22


 

Forcible Entry (Hands-On)

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructor(s): Fire Service Training Bureau Field Staff

Required Equipment: Required Equipment: Full NFPA compliant protective clothing and safety glasses will be required for all students involved in the hands-on portion. No SCBA required.

Objective:  This hands-on course will provide participants with an opportunity to perform forcible entry on a variety of new ‚Äúforcible entry‚Äù door and window props. Students will review basic forcible entry techniques prior to practicing these techniques with appropriate tools. As the class progresses, the skill level will move from basic to intermediate and advanced skills.

Date:  Sep 22


 

 

Grain Bin Rescue

For: All Fire, EMS and Rescue Service Personnel

EMS: Approved for 6.0 OE EMS Credit

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

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:  Grain Bin rescue is a six hour hands on program using the state of the art grain engulfment simulator. Student will learn the four main causes of grain engulfment's 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. Full turnout gear including eye protection is needed.

Date:  Sep 22


 

Interior Fire Attack

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructor(s): Fire Service Training Bureau Field Staff

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

Objective:  Students will gain information and practice the skills required to safely enter a burning structure. The basic principles of firefighter safety, fire behavior, thermal layering, ventilation, stages of fire, and fire streams will be reviewed in the classroom. Students will put their knowledge to use in the NEW FSTB's two-story Mobile Fire Training unit. This training unit will simulate conditions encountered in actual interior structural fires. During the evolutions, students will be able to practice SCBA usage, hose handling skills, communications, and fire attacks simulating ground level, basement, and above grade fires. Accountability and Incident Command principles will be used during the training evolutions.

Date:  Sep 21
Day/Time:  Sat 9am-4pm
Section:  ETFR-5800-107656
Tuition: $55


Date:  Sep 22
Day/Time:  Sun 8:30am-3:30pm
Section:  ETFR-5800-107653
Tuition: $55

 


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Law Enforcement Operations on the Fireground

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructor(s): Doug Kolkmann, Yarmouth Fire Department; Past-President Ia Society of Field Service Instructors; Al McCune, Hawkeye Fire Department

Objective:  Fires today are burning faster, hotter and more dangerous than ever before. The simple acts of breaking a window or forcing open a door can immediately impact fire growth and make interior conditions untenable. When confronted with incidents when law enforcement arrive ahead of the fire department, your safety could be compromised quickly due to modern fuels and changes in building construction. Police officers on patrol in their communities are in the best position to limit the oxygen available to fires inside compartments like residential and commercial structures. It makes sense to instruct them on how to control the flow path during a search or locating the fire and, in turn, limiting the extent of the fire and protect any occupants prior to the fire department arrival. This class is appropriate for law enforcement professionals as well as fire service professionals who are looking for resources to improve fireground safety.

Date:  Sep 21
Day/Time:  Sat 9am-4pm
Section:  ETFR-5800-107642
Tuition: $50


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Rural Pump Operations

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructor(s): Mark Neff, Oskaloosa Fire Department and FSTB Field Instructor

Required Equipment: NFPA Compliant protective gear and safety glasses are required for the hands-on portion of the class.
Objective:  Iowa fire departments oftentimes have to be flexible in application of their abilities because of the differences in water supplies in urban vs. rural settings. Morning classroom portion of this course will discuss what it takes to work as a team to establish and maintain an adequate water supply at a structure fire whether utilizing hydrants in the city or hauling water to the country. Afternoon hands-on session will allow students to apply what they have learned including hooking hydrants, laying handlines, and drafting water from portable tanks.

Date:  Sep 21
Day/Time:  Sat 9am-4pm
Section:  ETFR-5800-107643
Tuition: $55


 

 

 

 

Scenario-Based Vehicle Extrication

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

EMS: Approved for 6.0 OE EMS Credit

Instructor(s): Bob Sandry, Sandry Fire Supply & Staff, DeWitt, Iowa

Required Equipment: Turnout gear only and safety glasses will be required for all students in the hands on portion of this class.
Objective:  This course will allow students to become more proficient at handing all components of the vehicle extrication process. It is important for firefighters to be proficient in operating on the scene of vehicle extrications, firefighter safety will be enhanced by training in real time scenarios in a controlled environment using hands-on application. Students will be presented with extrication scenarios where they will need to use critical thinking in order to complete. The entire extrication process will be stressed prior to the evolution so all facets are complete in sequence and in a timely fashion.

Date:  Sep 22


   

Single Company Response Tactics

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructor(s): Doug Kolkmann, Yarmouth Fire Department; Past-President Ia Society of Field Service Instructors; Al McCune, Hawkeye Fire Department

Required Equipment: NFPA Compliant protective gear and safety glasses are required for the hands-on portion of the class.
Objective:  This course is a basic strategy and tactics course which was introduced in Iowa back in 1993. From revisiting the material and updating the contents to current times, this course can still apply today to most firefighting situations. Emphasis is placed on operations involving the single company response to a working structure fire. The primary difference between the single company response and any other response is the operational capabilities. This course differs from other tactics course by limiting the participants to the resources typically found in a small fire department. These resources usually include one or two engines and perhaps a tanker.

Date:  Sep 22
Day/Time:  Sun 8:30am-3:30pm
Section:  ETFR-5800-107645
Tuition: $55


 

 

Size-Up 101:  The Realities of Modern Day Size-Up

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructor(s): Brian Freese, Brotherhood First Training Group

Objective:  Modern homes are burning faster, their contents burning hotter. Are you prepared to do a good size up to determine your attack? This class will look as some basic principles of a size up including reading smoke, modern construction, and fuel loads. Students will be able to review home construction techniques/materials through small props. This class is intended to prompt discussions and give the student opportunities to look at situations and determine what actions they will need to take. The class will look at some case studies including accident investigations and NIOSH reports to learn from the lessons others have given us.

Date:  Sep 21


   

The Art of Reading Buildings Before Reading Smoke

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructor(s): Professional Rescue Innovations Staff

Objective:  This class is designed to 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 class 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?

Date:  Sep 22
Day/Time:  Sun 8:30am-3:30pm
Section:  ETFR-5800-107640
Tuition: $50


 

The First Five

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructor(s): Lance Routson, Lieutenant, Urbandale Fire Department

Objective:  This class covers the first five minutes on the fireground from the company officer's perspective. Topics to be discussed will include size-up, the 360-degree survey, incorporation of modern fire research, and a review and selection of appropriate attack strategies.

Date:  Sep 21
Day/Time:  Sat 9am-4pm
Section:  ETFR-5800-107638
Tuition: $50


 

 

Tractor Rollover

For: All Fire, EMS and Rescue Service Personnel

EMS: Approved for 6.0 OE EMS Credit

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

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 hands on portion of the program will deal with trauma patient care, cribbing, extrication tools. Students will perform several evolutions in patient extrication. Full turnout gear is required. Students will gain knowledge on how to safely conduct a tractor rollover incident.

Date:  Sep 21


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Traffic Incident Management

For: All Fire, EMS and Rescue Service Personnel

EMS: Approved for 6.0 OE EMS Credit

Instructor(s): Dan Howe, FSTB Field Instructor

Objective:  Three injury crashes occur every minute in the United States, putting nearly 39,000 incident responders potentially in harm's way every day. Congestion from these incidents can generate secondary crashes, increasing traveler delays and frustration. The longer responders remain on the scene, the greater the risk they, and the motoring public face. This national training program is designed to encourage multi-discipline responders to work together from the moment the emergency call is made, to correct deployment of response vehicles and equipment, to a safe work area using traffic control devices, to final scene clearance.


Date:  Sep 21
Day/Time:  Sat 9am-4pm
Section:  ETFR-5800-107646
Tuition: $50


Date:  Sep 22
Day/Time:  Sun 8:30am-3:30pm
Section:  ETFR-5800-107655
Tuition: $50


 

 

Trench Rescue

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

EMS: Approved for 6.0 OE EMS Credit

Instructor(s): PRI Staff Instructors and FSTB Field Intructors

Required Equipment: PPE Equipment Requirements: light-weight climbing or fire helmet, leather gloves, safety glasses or goggles, and footwear that provides ankle support, bunker gear. Coveralls are optional. No SCBA needed.

Objective:  This course will give responders hands-on training in trench rescue procedures. The purpose of this course is to explain basic strategies to safeguard responders' health and safety when dealing with potential dangers associated with trench collapse emergencies. Students will gain basic knowledge in trench rescue procedures, new equipment, trench hazards, and proper patient care and packaging. This course allows responders to work together to understand the patient's pre-hospital care needs. The content of this course meets the NFPA 1006 and NFPA 1670 requirements.

Date:  Sep 22


 

Vehicle Firefighting (Hands-On)

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructor(s): Randy Thompson, Grundy Center Fire Department

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

Objective:  In this class, students will learn to recognize the hazards associated with vehicles such as bumpers, drive shafts, passive restraint detonation systems, and various kinds of fuel systems. Identification of scene safety concerns, engine placement, and recognizing the challenges of compartment forcible entry to affect extinguishment are discussed. The class also covers line selection and operation, and assembly. Methods to gain entry to engine copmartments and trunks for more rapid-fire suppression are also presented. This course is a combination of classroom and hands-on exercises.

Date:  Sep 21


Date:  Sep 22
Day/Time:  Sun 8:30am-3:30pm
Section:  ETFR-5800-107648
Tuition: $55


 

Vehicle Rescue

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

EMS: Approved for 6.0 OE EMS Credit

Instructor(s): PRI Staff Instructors and FSTB Field Intructors

Required Equipment: Turnout gear only and safety glasses will be required for all students in the hands on portion of this class.

Objective:  This class is for firefighters, rescue team members, and EMT's. The course will cover vehicle anatomy, scene assessment, hazard control, scene stabilization, patient assessment and care, disentanglement techniques and procedures, tool selection, and personnel safety. Extrication techniques will be performed in a number of scenarios by the participants utilizing various hand, battery operated tools. This course will also introduce the new technology of extrication tools. Turnout gear only, no SCBA needed. Must include proper eye protection.

Date:  Sep 21


2019 Two-Day Classes (12-Hours)


 

  Basic Firefighting

For:  All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructor(s):  John Zlabek, Hiawatha Fire Department; Roger Berry, Indianola Fire Department; Shawn Fluharty, Marion Fire Department; Dave Stender, Center Point Fire Department; Joseph Honn, Ely Fire Department; Christian Cardenas, Mechanicsville Fire Department; Jed Hobbs, Hiawatha 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:      Sep. 21 and Sep. 22                   

 

Rope Rescue

For:  All Fire, EMS and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructor(s):  PRI Staff Instructors and FSTB Field Intructors

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:      Sep. 21 and Sep. 22                 Time:      Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM & Sun 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Section:  ETFR-5900-107360                Tuition: $90


 

 

Structural Collapse (Hands-On)

For: All Fire, EMS and Rescue Service Personnel

EMS: Approved for 12.0 OE EMS Credit

Instructor(s): Professional Rescue Innovations Staff

Required Equipment: Students are required to bring the following items to class each day: helmet; must be ANSI rates Z89.1-1997 Type 1, steel toe safety boots; must be ANSI Z41 PT99 M1/75 C/75, eye protection; must be ANSI Z-87.1, work gloves (leather or extrication gloves)

Objective:  This two day course is designed to give first arriving emergency responders the tools to recognize structural collapse incidents, implement an ICS, safely stabilize and breach Type V buildings. The course will also cover heavy lifting for the first responder. Course will follow NFPA 1006 Chapter 9 Level I. NFPA 472 and 1951 will also be used in safety. Objectives include: load calculations, heavy lifting and shoring of load, breaching and breaking of concrete materials and shoring operations for interior stabilization of lightly damaged Type V prop.

Date:      Sep. 21 and Sep. 22             Time:      Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM & Sun 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM


 

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Last updated: 9/17/2019


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