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Kirkwood Community College

 

 

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2022 Learning Seminars (3-Hours)

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Anatomy of a Disaster: The Risk of Modern Building and Maintenance (New)
New construction pitfalls, remodel cost savings, poor upkeep and maintenance practices - what do they have in common? All can spell disaster when a fire breaks out both for the occupants and the responders. This class will look at several cases where decisions made, from modern home construction to the upkeep in large multi-residential unit buildings, led to disaster. By looking at these events, we might better prepare for our own responses.

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel
Date: 9/24/2022
Time: Sat 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Section: ETFR-5700-129928
Instructor: Brian Freese, Fire and Loss Control Coordinator, University of Northern Iowa
Tuition: $30


For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel
Date: 9/25/2022
Time: Sun 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Section: ETFR-5700-129929
Instructor: Brian Freese, Fire and Loss Control Coordinator, University of Northern Iowa
Tuition: $30


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Bleeding Control (New)
This presentation will address a topic in EMS that rarely receives much attention. Participants will learn basic epidemiology of animal attacks national and worldwide, review common pre-hospital assessment and treatment of patients suffering from various animal attacks, and understand common animal attacks that occur in Iowa. This course will provide training to review and refresh the competencies for bleeding control. This course will include both classroom and hands-on portions of bleeding control. Students will review: how to recognize life-threatening bleeding; what action steps to take in a life-threatening vs. non-life threatening bleeding situation; when to use a tourniquet; how to apply windlass rod, elasticized wrap and improvised tourniquets; when to use hemostatic dressing; and resources available for consultation. Different types of animal attacks will be reviewed, including insects, spiders, snake, alligator, shark, dog, cat, and livestock attacks and their respective basic and advanced pre-hospital treatments. Particular attention will be placed on those animal attacks likely to occur in Iowa.

For: All Fire, EMS and Rescue Service Personnel
Date: 9/24/2022
Time: Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Section: ETFR-5700-130055
Instructor: TBD
Tuition: $30


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Challenges in Wind Energy in the Fire Service (New)
This class is designed to shift the paradigm in thinking toward a more proactive, strategic approach to managing highly complex green energy emergencies not routinely faced by everyday emergency response personnel. Wind energy systems have hidden challenges that include but are not limited to: gaining access, hazardous materials, and unique electrical systems. This class will discuss a safe response to these challenges.

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel
Date: 9/25/2022
Time: Sun 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Section: ETFR-5700-130029
Instructor: Professional Rescue Innovations Staff
Tuition: $30


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Craft and Culture (New)
This class is more of an open, guided discussion. We will focus on working to perfect the craft of firefighting, as well as ways to invest in and improve the culture of your department. Students will develop and plan effective training for their department along with understanding their current culture within their department and how to improve this culture not matter which position or rank you are.

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel
Date: 9/24/2022
Time: Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Section: ETFR-5700-130030
Instructor: Tina Humston, North Liberty Fire Department; Tom Hartshorn, Iowa City Fire Department
Tuition: $30



For:
All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel
Date: 9/25/2022
Time: Sun 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Section: ETFR-5700-130028
Instructor: Tina Humston, North Liberty Fire Department; Tom Hartshorn, Iowa City Fire Department
Tuition: $30


 

Does Flow Matter?
Effective supply hoseline operations are essential to firefighter operations. While some operations will be performed through drafting, water shuttles or relay pumping, the most common and basic water supply operation is through a fire hydrant and fire pumps. When evaluating the effectiveness of a supply line setup, firefighters must evaluate each factor that affects the operation—water quantity, friction loss and distance. Water quantity refers to the amount of water that a supply line contains when charged. Friction loss refers to the amount of pressure that is lost due to friction within the hoseline. Distance refers to the distance that the water must be transported from the water supply source to the fire scene.
For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Date: 9/24/2022
Time: Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Section: ETFR-5700-129912
Instructor: Sandry Fire Supply & Staff, DeWitt, Iowa
Tuition: $30


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Electric Vehicle Emergency Response (New)
Electric Vehicles (EVs) have seen a steady increase in use and popularity over the past two decades, and the future looks even brighter. In response to rising incidents and concerns, SASCS worked directly with the EV manufacturers to develop this course. Learn about different types of EV's, how EV's are powered, EV construction, EV charging systems, and how to respond to an emergency involving an EV.

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel
Date: 9/24/2022
Time: Sat 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Section: ETFR-5700-130056
Instructor: Al Ebbinga, Alex Air Appratus
Tuition: $30



For:
All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel
Date: 9/25/2022
Time: Sun 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Section: ETFR-5700-130049
Instructor: Al Ebbinga, Alex Air Appratus
Tuition: $30


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Foam Operations 101 (New)
The motto ''Put the wet stuff on the hot stuff,'' is a classic fire service motto that gives us a simple understanding of how to extinguish fires. Sometimes, though, we have to work smarter and understand that there can be a twist to that motto that helps us with our operations. This course deals with the actions required to effectively understand the proper delivery of foam in a manner to control and mitigate fires using foam products.

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel
Date: 9/25/2022
Time: Sun 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Section: ETFR-5700-130052
Instructor: Professional Rescue Innovations Staff
Tuition: $30

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Human Trafficking for First Responders (New)
First responders are essential in expanding the local fight against sex and labor trafficking. Human trafficking occurs in all 50 states and it is imperative to know the signs and what to look for. This course will provide an overview of human trafficking, information on how to recognize human trafficking, as well as how to identify potential victims and/ or traffickers. This class will also discuss how to respond to potential human trafficking situations and the proper way to report suspicious activity.

For: All Fire, EMS and Rescue Service Personnel
Date: 9/24/2022
Time: Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Section: ETFR-5700-130026
Instructor: Ray Fiedler, Iowa Office to Combat Human Trafficking
Tuition: $30


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Leadership - Traditions - Firefighter Pride (New)
The training officer plays an integral part in the success and safety of everyone in the department. This course will be a discussion type format on the roles and responsibilities of the training officer. Topics covered include: Laws, standards, SOPs, and how a training officer can improve their training program. As America's Bravest, we will pass on, to the next generation, the Firefighter Pride, Traditions, and Leadership to be true to our profession. It doesn't matter if you are career or volunteer, you are held to a professional standard. Let's visit about our traditions and our leadership skills. The community we serve know and understand who we are without the uniform. How will we pass it on to our next generation? How do we close the generation gap? Does our department reflect our community diversity? We will discuss the leadership success required to be a true American Firefighter.

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel
Date: 9/24/2022
Time: Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Section: ETFR-5700-130027
Instructor: Doc Patterson, American Fire Service
Tuition: $30



For:
All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel
Date: 9/25/2022
Time: Sun 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Section: ETFR-5700-130050
Instructor: Doc Patterson, American Fire Service
Tuition: $30


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Mental Health for First Responders (New)
Many mental health conditions, including depression, substance use disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and even suicidal ideation, are more common among first responders. First responders undergo intensive training to prepare for their physically demanding and potentially dangerous jobs — but are they prepared mentally and emotionally? Employers have an opportunity, and an obligation, to take a proactive approach to protecting the mental health of their teams working on the front lines. This course will provide training on how to recognize mental health and substance abuse within our own departments.  You will gain knowledge on signs to look for when a firefighter may be dealing with a mental health crisis or substance abuse crisis.

For: All Fire, EMS and Rescue Service Personnel
Date: 9/24/2022
Time: Sat 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Section: ETFR-5700-130031
Instructor: TBD
Tuition: $30


 

What are the Risks to Your Fire Department?
Some things like lack of training, lack of daytime coverage, and recruitment/retention are at the top of most Fire Chief’s lists. We will discuss those along with plenty of other risks that are not always considered.Come prepared to share your experiences and concerns. We will talk about the risks, discuss some solutions, and see how other departments are dealing with these issues?

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel
Date: 9/24/2022
Time: Sat 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Section: ETFR-5700-129911
Instructor: Shawn Fluharty, Marion Fire Department
Tuition: $30



 

One Day Classes (6-Hours)


Advanced Auto Extrication (Hands On)
This course will provide advanced hands-on training for fire and rescue personnel in size-up, stabilization, hazard control, patient assessment, disentanglement and scene control techniques to automobile accidents. Students must have a basic knowledge of auto extrication to register for this.

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.

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel
Date: 9/25/2022
Time: Sun 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Section: ETFR-5800-129910
Instructor: Sandry Fire Supply & Staff, DeWitt, Iowa
Tuition: $55


Basic Auto Extrication
This course provides basics hands-on training for fire and rescue personnel in size-up, stabilization, hazard control, patient access, disentanglement, and scene control techniques at automobile accidents involving one or two vehicles remaining on their wheels. Emphasis is placed on proper choice, placement, and use of equipment available locally. The tools and techniques used in vehicle extrication are applied to any situation where a patient must be removed from an area of entrapment. This class will especially focus on the use of cribbing, lifting airbags, and struts.

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.

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel
Date: 9/24/2022
Time: Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Section: ETFR-5800-129926
Instructor: Sandry Fire Supply & Staff, DeWitt, Iowa
Tuition: $55


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Fire Investigation for First Responders
This course will examine the fundamentals of basic fire investigation for responding firefighters and fire officers. Participants will discuss the information and observations that need to be collected to establish the basis for a thorough fire investigation. The State Fire Marshal's response policy and areas of coverage will also be provided. Basic terminology and burn pattern analysis will be provided and re-enforced through multiple case studies with special emphasis on the investigation of fatality fires.

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel
Date: 9/24/2022
Time: Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Section: ETFR-5800-130032
Instructor: Lucas Ossman, Special Agent, Iowa Department of Public Safety, State Fire Marshal Division
Tuition: $55

Firefighter Rehab at the Fire Scene (Hands On)
This course aims to educate emergency services personnel about the importance of rehabilitation and information that will help you and your department implement a successful rehab programs. Rehabilitation is the rest, rehydration, nutritional support and medical monitoring of emergency responders and fire department members during emergency incidents. This course will cover the following: define firefighter rehab; Identify the purpose of firefighter rehab; describe the physiological threats to firefighters; describe the primary components of firefighting; set up a rehab area; conduct rehab operations. After some classroom information, students will be working in the rehab units for the live fire classes going on at Fire School.

Required Equipment: If possible students should bring stethoscope and pulse oximeter for the hands-on portion of the class.

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel
Date: 9/25/2022
Time: Sun 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Section: ETFR-5800-130001
Instructor: Tracy Tope, Doris Hackett and Amanda Cory
Tuition: $55

Forcible Entry (Hands-On)
This class is designed to allow participant an opportunity to perform forcible entry techniques on door and window props using cut-off saws, pry bars, and other appropriate tools. As the class progresses, the skill level will move from basic to more intermediate and advanced levels.

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.

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel
Date: 9/24/2022
Time: Sat 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Section: ETFR-5800-129933
Instructor: FSTB Field Intructors
Tuition: $55


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Handling Liquid Propane Emergencies (Hands-On)
Handling Propane Emergencies is designed for all firefighters who may be called upon when propane is inadvertently released from its container. The course will have classroom on the physical properties and characteristics of propane followed by hands-on evolutions demonstrating the proper offensive and defensive techniques for a propane device-leaking product.

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

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel
Date: 9/25/2022
Time: Sun 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Section: ETFR-5800-130033
Instructor: FSTB Field Intructors
Tuition: $55


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Incident Safety Officer
The goal of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to perform duties of the Incident Safety Officer (ISO) during incident operations and training evolutions. This course is an incident-specific, scenario-oriented course designed to teach students what an ISO needs to know at an incident. The course uses instructor-led discussion, multimedia activities, and small group discussions to convey instructional points. This course is designed for Fire and EMS responders who may be designated by the IC as an ISO while working within an ICS. These assignments may occur during firefighting, EMS, special operations type incidents, and training evolutions.

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel
Date: 9/24/2022
Time: Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Section: ETFR-5800-130041
Instructor: Al McCune, FSTB Training Specialist 1
Tuition: $55


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Introduction to High Angle Rope Rescue (Hands-On)
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.

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.
For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel
Date: 9/24/2022
Time: Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Section: ETFR-5800130039
Instructor: PRI Staff Instructors and FSTB Field Intructors
Tuition: $55



For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel
Date: 9/25/2022
Time: Sun 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Section: ETFR-5800-130034
Instructor: PRI Staff Instructors and FSTB Field Intructors
Tuition: $55


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Motorsports Vehicle Rescue (Hands-On)
This class will develop and enhance the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the motorsports workers to safely react and mitigate the emergency incident while reducing and/or preventing injury, loss of life, and property. This class will cover track operations, fire suppression and extrication techniques unique to the racing environment, and patient care. This course will provide students with hand-on experience with techniques to use when motorsports vehicles are involved in an accident. Different models of motorsport vehicles will be available as well as props for the hands-on portion. The content will meet NFPA 610 requirements.

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.

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel
Date: 9/24/2022
Time: Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Section: ETFR-5800-130054
Instructor: PRI Staff Instructors and FSTB Field Intructors
Tuition: $55


Pump Operations 101 (Hands-On)
Water continues to be the most practical and commonly used agent for extinguishing fires. This course deals with the actions required to effectively understand hoses, nozzles and appliances, pumps, as well as the delivery of water in an effective manner to mitigate incidents. Without question, fire department pumpers are the most important apparatus used for controlled application of water and other extinguishing agents. No fire department can operate without pumping apparatus. This course is one of the easiest methods to attempt to ensure that all pump operators perform properly and professionally.

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.

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel
Date: 9/25/2022
Time: Sun 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Section: ETFR-5800-129934
Instructor: PRI Staff Instructors and FSTB Field Intructors
Tuition: $55

Rapid Intervention Techniques (Hand-On)
In this class, students will learn the hands-on techniques needed to survive when something goes wrong. Firefighters will learn to recognize situations where firefighters can become trapped and disoriented and will learn the proper techniques for self-rescue. Firefighters will also learn life saving techniques that can be used in the event that a rapid intervention team is needed. Students will learn how to search, find, and remove firefighters from live threatening incidents.

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

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel
Date: 9/25/2022
Time: Sun 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Section: ETFR-5800-130035
Instructor: FSTB Field Intructors
Tuition: $55


Responding & Attacking Vehicle Fires (Hands-On)
This course will be part classroom and an afternoon of fighting vehicle fires. Firefighters must remember is that a vehicle fire is a class B fire. Every vehicle carries on board some sort of flammable liquid: gasoline, diesel, transmission fluid, steering fluid, coolant, etc. Knowing the different tips and protocols for responding is the utmost importance to the safety of firefighters and onlookers. This course will cover the following: establish the appropriate incident command structure for the incident; the 360 should include identification of power source (gasoline, diesel, or alternative fuel), which should dictate deployment of resources for containment; staging of apparatus and direction and control of your water stream is also crucial and the water stream should not extend beyond the car that is on fire.

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

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel
Date: 9/24/2022
Time: Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Section: ETFR-5800-129931
Instructor: Randy Thompson, Grundy Center Fire Department
Tuition: $55


For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel
Date: 9/25/2022
Time: Sun 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Section: ETFR-5800-129930
Instructor: Randy Thompson, Grundy Center Fire Department
Tuition: $55


SCBA Confidence Course: The Point of No Return - Do You Have What it Takes to Get Back? (Hands On)
This class is designed for both the new and experienced firefighter. We utilize a short amount of classroom time to cover important aspects of the training but put most of the focus of the class into the hands-on portion. By incorporating several props, we can create an SCBA course that will challenge the experienced firefighter and build confidence in the new firefighter. As you maneuver through the course, you will be challenged to work on air conservation, disorientation, mayday, communications, and other tactical functions used during interior operations. You will not be sitting around when not in the SCBA course; you will be put through several other skills utilizing tools, webbing, and teamwork. The goal of this class is to have participants walk away feeling challenged and possess more confidence in their ability to function in an SCBA during a stressful situation. This class will start at Kirkwood and move over to Monroe Township Fire Department, 3421 Midway Rd, Toddville.

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

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel
Date: 9/24/2022
Time: Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Section: ETFR-5800-130025
Instructor: Kale McBurney, Monroe Township Fire Department
Tuition: $55


Structural Firefighting (Hands On)
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 simulation trailer. It simulates a house fire with propane burners and the use of class A materials. Who would send a FF to face a situation in the real world that he has not seen in training?

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

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel
Date: 9/24/2022
Time: Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Section: ETFR-5800-129920
Instructor: Customized Firefighter Training and FSTB Field Intructors
Tuition: $55



For:
All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel
Date: 9/25/2022
Time: Sun 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Section: ETFR-5800-129921
Instructor: Customized Firefighter Training and FSTB Field Intructors
Tuition: $55


Tactical Fire Ventilation (Hands-On)
Tactical ventilation encompasses those ventilation techniques necessary to make initial firefighting operations safer, more effective, and more efficient. Some areas that will be covered are controlling the flow path (how outside air is entering the structure and finding its way to the seat of the fire); improving the tenability for trapped occupants (reducing heat and smoke conditions, particularly from the floor to a height of approximately four feet - the ''survivability zone''); and improving operating conditions for firefighters. Students will practice cutting on a pitched room and understanding how to correctly utilize the saw and its components, and the do's and don'ts of ventilation.

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.

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel
Date: 9/24/2022
Time: Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Section: ETFR-5800-130053
Instructor: FSTB Field Intructors
Tuition: $55


 

The Art of Reading Buildings Before Reading Smoke
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?

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel
Date: 9/25/2022
Time: Sun 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Section: ETFR-5800-129932
Instructor: Professional Rescue Innovations Staff
Tuition: $55


The Rogue Engine (Hands-On)
In this one-day class format, students will take a ''rig to door'' approach toward engine company operations. Students will discuss and begin to master hose deployments for aggressive engine operations and will review fire ground dynamics, which impact the nozzle team. Then, students will get an in-depth understanding and practice with nozzle technique and mechanics before advancing to the interior. After the basics of hoseline advancements are covered, students will learn how to advance hose up and down stairs before putting their new skills to work. Once the skills are taught, it's time to put all the skills together and perfect the craft through aggressive hoseline deployments and advancements while operating the nozzle inside a real structure.

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

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel
Date: 9/24/2022
Time: Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Section: ETFR-5800-130057
Instructor: Rogue Training Consulting
Tuition: $55


The Rogue Truck (Hands-On)
The truck - doesn't matter if you have one or not, the work needs to get done. This includes forcible entry, ventilation, search, and ladders. In this 1-day class format, students will begin to master the basics of truck work with an aggressive mindset. In this program, students will be faced with VICTIM-FOCUSED tactics to save lives. Students will first review ladder deployment for successful fireground operations. Once ladders are completed, students will review V.E.S. and get to practice how to conduct entry and victim rescue from the window. In the afternoon, the class pivots to interior search tactics where students will discuss search tactics, data, and technique. Once the basics are taught, students will then learn how to move victims up and down stairs and proper victims drags. To ensure proper skill retention, students will finish the day by putting on their newly acquired skills to the test when they are challenged with performing search tactics in simulated environments.

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

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel
Date: 9/24/2022
Time: Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Section: ETFR-5800-130040
Instructor: Rogue Training Consulting
Tuition: $55


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Transitional Fire Attack (Hands-On)
Transitional fire attack is a relatively new tactic by name, but some of the practices have been around for many years. So why the transitional attack? We are witnessing and experiencing fires that produce a much higher release of energy and reach extreme temperatures much quicker than before. The transitional fire attack is one of those ways to help overcome the quick and high buildup of the heat release rate. We will need to look at fires as GPM versus BTUs. In this class, students will understand the dangers of confronting extreme temperatures, how to fight fire with limited personnel, and participate in transitional fire attack with live fire.

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

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel
Date: 9/25/2022
Time: Sun 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Section: ETFR-5800-130037
Instructor: Doug Kolkmann and Bruce McAvoy, FSTB Training Specialist 1
Tuition: $55


Trench Rescue for Firefighters (Hands-On)
This course will give responders hands-on training on trench rescue procedures and the content will adhere to NFPA 1006 and NFPA 1670. 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. Individuals will gain basic knowledge in trench procedures, new equipment, trench hazards, and proper patient packaging. This course allows responders to work together to understand the patient's needs. Hands-on skills will be obtained in a mobile trench simulator trailer.

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.

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel
Date: 9/25/2022
Time: Sun 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Section: ETFR-5800-129927
Instructor: PRI Staff Instructors and FSTB Field Intructors
Tuition: $55


Water Rescue (Hands-On)
This course is designed for agencies that have recognized the need to start a formalized water rescue team. Any agency that may at some time work around lakes, ponds, or flowing water will benefit from the course. This course is designed to assist your agency in meeting the Operations Level of the NFPA 1670 Standard for water incidents. Students are trained in hazard recognition; equipment use and techniques necessary to conduct basic shore and boat based rescue.

Required Equipment: Bring a towel and clothing for the water (swim wear). Optional: Water Rescue Equipment the student may already  have.

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel
Date: 9/24/2022
Time: Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Section: ETFR-5800-130038
Instructor: PRI Staff Instructors and FSTB Field Intructors
Tuition: $55


 

Two Day Classes (12-Hours)


Ag Rescue (Hands On)
This course will cover: Grain Bin Rescue - Students will learn the 4 main causes of grain engulfments as well as how to rescue a victim from a partial or full entrapment, including treating patients with crush and compartment syndrome as well as airway obstructions. Students will get hands on with several grain rescue tubes on the market. Manure Pit Rescue - Students will work through several evolutions with an unconscious victim down in a pit. Students will learn how to check for oxygen content as well as pit gases, proper donning and doffing of SCBAs, harnesses, roping, and use of a tripod in a rescue situation. Anhydrous Ammonia - Firefighters will learn about anhydrous ammonia, environmental concerns, and associated health effects. Instructors also discuss responder safety and protection, including personal protection equipment (PPE) concerns and isolation or protect-in-place options. There is also a discussion on evacuation versus shelter in-place tactics.

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

For:
All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel
Date: 9/24/2022
Time: Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM & Sun 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Section: ETFR-5900-130036
Instructor: NECAS Staff (National Education Center for Agricultural Safety) and FSTB Field Instructors
Tuition: $110


Basic Firefighting (Hands On)
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.

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

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel
Date: 9/24/2022
Time: Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM & Sun 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Section: ETFR-5900-129913
Instructor: John Zlabek, Hiawatha Fire Department;  Dave Stender, Center Point Fire Department; Christian Cardenas, Mechanicsville Fire Department; Mason Snitkey, Walker Fire Department
Tuition: $110


new= New Class for 2022

= Hands On Training

= Approved for EMS credit

= Course has been cancelled either by the instructor or low enrollment

 

= Class is almost full


= Class is FULL

Last updated: 9/3/2021


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