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2021 Learning Seminars (3-Hours)
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Cancer Prevention and Management in Today's Emergency Services
Cancer is an ugly word and it is an ugly disease. It comes in many forms and affects an individual in many different ways. It potentially affects the fire service on almost every response we make. What cancer we need to be concerned with and how we may suffer from it are not considerations in this lesson. What is in this lesson are the actions you and your organization can take to minimize the potential for incurring cancer on the job. The primary goal of this presentation is to assist your organization in how our culture needs to change related to various hazards we have ignored in the past.  

For: All Fire, EMS, and Rescue Service Personnel.
Date: September 19, 2021
Time:  12:30-3:30pm
Section: ETFR-5700-122429
Instructor: Don Cox, Educational Specialist, VFIS
Tuition: $30


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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: September 18, 2021
Time:  9:00 – 12:00pm
Section: ETFR-5700-122434
Instructor: Sandry Fire Supply & Staff, DeWitt, Iowa
Tuition: $30


EMS Mash Up
This class will cover three predominant EMS topics current trends in the selection of spinal immobilization, sepsis treatment in the prehospital setting, and the necessity of responding lights and sirens to an emergency scene and during transport. We will discuss the risks versus the benefits of emergency response, and the advantages and disadvantages of an emergency response in the prehospital setting.  Approved for 3.0 FE EMS Credit.

For: All Fire, EMS, and Rescue Service Personnel.
Date:  September 18, 2021
Time:  9:00 – 12:00pm
Section: ETFR-5700-122445
Instructor:  Emergency Training Center, LLC Staff and FSTB Instructional Staff
Tuition: $30


Harassment in the Fire Department
This interactive workshop is designed to engage the participants in meaningful dialogue regarding a wide variety of potential harassment situations that can harm individuals as well as your emergency service organization. Emotions, interpersonal conflict, and misunderstandings can be part of any workplace environment. Our departments are no longer our parents’ and grandparents’ organizations. Discrimination and harassment based on race, gender, religion, age, national origin, disability, and other legally-protected classes are still present in our culture. This program focuses on the need for management to create awareness on the issue, develop policies, conduct training, and take action necessary to manage behaviors and activities that are simply not acceptable. It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure our workplace is not a hostile environment and that proper policies/processes are in place to emphasize proper behavior. 

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel.
Date: September 19, 2021
Time:  8:30-11:30 am


HazMat: 10 Straightforward Answers for Firefighter Response
This course provides training to review and refresh the competencies covered in OSHA 1910.120. This program provides a review of the nine classes of materials, use of the US DOT Emergency Response Guidebook, principles of containment, confinement, and extinguishment within the scope of duties of the first responder at Operations Level. This training is designed to satisfy the annual refresher training requirements of OSHA for hazardous materials.

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel.
Date: September 19, 2021
Time:  8:30-11:30 am


Heart and Lungs: A Hands-On Skills and Dissection Lab
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 and 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. Tuition fee includes all supplies needed for the lab.  Approved for 3.0 FE EMS Credit.

For: All Fire, EMS and Rescue Service Personnel.
Date: September 18, 2021
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Section: ETFR-5700-122444
Instructor: Emergency Training Center, LLC Staff and FSTB Instructional Staff
Tuition: $50


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Life Safety, Fire Prevention, and Loss Control
Fire prevention needs to be more than a motto. Prevention is the best way to prevent loss of life and property. Do you do inspections? When you go in to a business, a home, or your local school, are you looking for life safety issues? Are you looking for fire code violations? Or are you merely walking through saying, “Good enough”? This class will look at real world inspection findings, discuss some common fire code violations, and find ways to help educate business owners and the public so you don’t fall in to the “Do it because I said so” trap.  

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel.
Date: September 19, 2021
Time: 12:30 – 3:30 pm
Section: ETFR-5700-122420
Instructor: Brian Freese, Fire and Loss Control Coordinator, University of Northern Iowa
Tuition: $30


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Obstetrics and Gynecology for EMS
Students will appreciate a review of normal anatomy and physiology involving the female reproductive system, in particular, pregnancy. This class will address the assessment and prehospital treatment of individuals who present with normal pregnancy and complications that can be encountered during pregnancy. Both medical and traumatic etiologies involving the female reproductive system will also be discussed. Approved for 3.0 FE EMS Credit.

For: All Fire, EMS and Rescue Service Personnel.
Date: September 18, 2021
Time: 9:00 – 12:00 pm
Section: ETFR-5700-122448
Instructor: John Kraemer, Bureau Chief, Fire Service Training Bureau
Tuition: $30


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Size Up and Command for Small Departments
Think of all the things that need to be done on a structure fire in a big city. Now move that same fire into your community. You need to accomplish the same incident priorities and tasks. The fire does not care that you do not have the same resources. This class will look at the tasks that you need to accomplish to have a successful operation. We will look at the considerations that command must consider to conduct successful operation and make sure that everyone goes home! 

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel
Date: September 18, 2021  Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm  Section: ETFR-5700-122432
Date: September 19, 2021  Time: 8:30 – 11:30 am  Section: ETFR-5700-112426
Instructor: Jerry Holt, Fire Chief, Urbandale Fire Department
Tuition: $30


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Tactical Thermal Imaging for Size-Up and Decision Making: Q&A
The thermal imaging camera in the hands of a properly trained and fundamentally sound firefighter equates to seeing the fireground and the changing environment in a new perspective. In this course, firefighters will learn to properly understand thermal severity, the key attributes of thermal imaging and its limitations, and then how to apply this knowledge on the fireground. The different types of TICs on the market and which is practical for your department and other uses of TICs will be discussed. 

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel.
Date: September 18, 2021
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Section: ETFR-5700-122431
Instructor: Jon Kuperus, MSA Safety and Sandry Fire Supply & Staff, DeWitt, Iowa
Tuition: $30


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Training Officer Roles & Responsibilities
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. 

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel.
Date: September 18, 2021
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Section: ETFR-5700-122442
Instructor: Professional Rescue Innovations Staff
Tuition: $30


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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: September 18, 2021
Time: 9:00 – 12:00 pm
Section: ETFR-5700-122453
Instructor:  Shawn Fluharty, Marion Fire Department
Tuition: $30


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When Animals Attack
This presentation will address a topic in EMS that rarely receives much attention. An overview of animal attack epidemiology/statistics (national and worldwide) will be reviewed. Different types of animal attacks will be reviewed and includes insect, spider, snake, alligator, shark, dog, cat, and livestock attacks and their respective basic and advanced prehospital treatments. Particular attention will be placed on those animal attacks likely to occur in Iowa. Course Objectives: Learn basic epidemiology of animal attacks worldwide; review common prehospital assessment and treatment of patients suffering from various animal attacks; understand common animal attacks that occur in Iowa and resources available for consultation. Approved for 3.0 FE EMS Credit.

For: All Fire, EMS and Rescue Service Personnel.
Date: September 18, 2021
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Section: ETFR-5700-122455
Instructor: John Kraemer, Bureau Chief, Fire Service Training Bureau
Tuition: $30


  Two Day Classes (12-Hours)
   

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Ag Rescue (Hands-On)
This course will cover four topics: 1.) Tractor Rollover: The hands-on portion of the program will deal with trauma patient care, cribbing, extrication tools. Students will perform several evolutions in patient extrication. Students will gain knowledge on how to safely conduct a tractor rollover incident. 2.) Grain Bin Rescue: Students will learn the four main causes of grain engulfments, how to rescue a victim from a partial or full entrapment, and 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. 3.) 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. 4.) 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. Approved for 12.0 FE EMS Credit.

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, EMS and Rescue Service Personnel.
Date: September 18 and 19, 2021
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (Saturday) and 8:30 am – 3:30 pm (Sunday)
Section: ETFR-5900-122438
Instructor: NECAS Staff (National Education Center for Agricultural Safety) and FSTB Field Instructors
Tuition: $110


Basic Fire Investigation Awareness (Hands-On)
This course provides firefighters with basic skills required in an initial fire scene investigation. Students will learn the concept of incendiarism, scene preservation, evidence collection, and methods of documentation. This course will include a hands-on session on Sunday morning. Please note that this course is not intended for you to become a Certified Fire Investigator.

Required Equipment: Fire coat, helmet, and gloves will be required for all students involved in the hands-on portion of this class.
For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel.
Date: September 18 and 19, 2021
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (Saturday) and 8:30 am – 3:30 pm (Sunday)


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: September 18 and 19, 2021
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (Saturday) and 8:30 am – 3:30 pm (Sunday)


Rope Rescue: Communication Tower Rescue (Hands-On)
This course will use three training tower props for field operations to include a new communication tower to practice rescue from each. Students will be trained in pre-planning and size-up of rope rescue operations; knots, hitches and anchor systems; belay operations; ascending and descending; raising and lowering systems; and patient packaging and litter attending. This course will also cover advanced problem solving. Technician skills in team management, rope rescue physics, load factors, critical angles, constructing multi-point anchor systems, negotiating obstacles, offsets, constructing artificial high directional anchors, constructing high line rope systems, and attendant litter systems will be explored and intensely practiced. Safety of the rescuer, rescue team, patient, and bystanders will be stressed at all times. The content will meet NFPA 1006 and NFPA 1670 requirements for technician level.

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 coveralls.
For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel.
Date: September 18 and 19, 2021
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (Saturday) and 8:30 am – 3:30 pm (Sunday)


Swift Water Rescue (Hands-On)
This course is designed to meet varying student skill levels, and everyone from seasoned guides to recreational river runners will benefit from the rescue techniques covered in this course. Self-rescue and hazard avoidance and recognition are key components in this swift water course. We teach basic technical rope systems, and then systematically remove hardware to increase the demand on the student to problem solve with limited resources. Designed for people working on or around rivers or running rivers privately, this course is a “must have” for anyone wishing to gain knowledge on river rescue techniques.

Required Equipment: Students in this class must bring swimming attire, type III or V USCG PFD/lifejacket, wet-suit or dry-suit, water boots or tennis shoes, thin gloves, a hard shell boat or inflatable boat, and light rescue style helmet.
For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel.
Date: September 18 and 19, 2021
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (Saturday) and 8:30 am – 3:30 pm (Sunday)


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Truckie Tasks for Line Stretchers (Hands-On)
This course covers the many duties that occur on the fireground other than putting the “wet stuff” on the “red stuff.” These duties are normally assigned to, and accomplished by, the truck company. But wait! Your department doesn’t have a ladder truck. So, do you skip these duties? Of course not! This course, no matter if you have an aerial apparatus or designated rescue company or not, will address how other important fireground operations supplement the goal of effectively finding and extinguishing a fire and rescuing victims. The bulk of the program is conducted using hands-on training with state of the art props.

Required Equipment: Full NFPA-compliant protective clothing and safety glasses will be required for all students in the hands-on portion of this class.
For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel.
Date: September 18 and 19, 2021
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (Saturday) and 8:30 am – 3:30 pm (Sunday)
Section: ETFR-5900-122436
Instructor: PRI Staff Instructors and FSTB Field Intructors
Tuition: $110


  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, EMS and Rescue Service Personnel.
Date: September 19, 2021
Time: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Section: ETFR-5800-122427
Instructor: Bill Halleran, Sigourney Fire Department; Genesis Rescue Systems
Tuition: $60


Basic Vehicle Stabilization and Extrication
The process of stabilization encompasses not only the vehicle, but the entire extrication process from arrival to termination. A systems approach to extrication has been developed around the stabilization theory. Stabilization, in this broader sense, is considered to have three phases: scene stabilization; vehicle stabilization; patient stabilization. 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, EMS and Rescue Service Personnel.
Date: September 18, 2021
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Section: ETFR-5800-122443
Instructor: Sandry Fire Supply & Staff, DeWitt, Iowa
Tuition: $60


 

Charleston Nine
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 firefighters. We will discuss the building where the fire occurred, contributing factors, and lessons learned from this tragic event. Participants will listen to actual fireground audio and review photos from the scene. To conclude, we will discuss the things we can take away from this event to improve our performance and countiue to honor the Charleston Nine.

For: All Fire, EMS and Rescue Service Personnel.
Date: September 18, 2021
Time: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Section: ETFR-5800-122459
Instructor: Lance Routson, Deputy Chief, Altoona Fire Department

Tuition: $50

Fighting Vehicle Fires: What You Need to Know (Hands-On)
In this class, students will learn to recognize the hazards associated with vehicles, such as bumpers, driveshafts, 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, operation, and assembly. Methods to gain entry to engine compartments and trunks for more rapid-fire suppression are also presented. This course is a combination of classroom and hands-on exercises.

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: September 18, 2021  Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm  Section: ETFR-5800-122439
Date: September 19, 2021  Time: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm  (Cancelled)
Instructor: Randy Thompson, Grundy Center Fire Department
Tuition: $60


Fire Behavior/Control - Live Mobile Flashover Training (Hands-On)
You will spend time in the classroom discussing vital life-saving topics such as: modern fire dynamics from the latest NIST and UL studies, transitional attack, and SLICE-Rs. 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, how it happens, and how to recognize the rapidly developing fire, dense smoke, high heat, and rollover, all of which are 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.

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: September 18, 2021  Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm  Section: ETFR-5800-1222390
Date: September 19, 2021  Time: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm (Cancelled)
Instructor: Customized Firefighter Training, Milford
Tuition: $70


Fire Rehab: NFPA 1584 & Beyond (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 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, EMS and Rescue Service Personnel.
Date: September 19, 2021 
Time: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm 
Section: ETFR-5800-122396
Instructor: Tracy Tope, EMT
Tuition: $50


Forcible Entry (Hands-On)
This hands-on course will provide participants with an opportunity to perform forcible entry on a variety of new “forcible entry” 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.

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: September 19, 2021 
Time: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm 


 

Implementing Low-Angle Rope Rescue at Your Department (Hands-On)
This course will discuss low-angle rescue, its applications, and applicable industry standards. Pertinent topics covered are: anchors, equipment, training, and safety. A low-angle system will be constructed and demonstrated and utilized by students.

Required Equipment: Students in this class must bring a helmet (fire or rescue style preferred), rope/leather gloves, shoes with ankle support (structural or duty boots), and duty or structural pants (bunker pants).
For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel.
Date: September 18, 2021 
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm 


 

Law Enforcement Operations on the Fireground
Fires today are burning faster, hotter, and are 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 arrives 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 when locating the fire and, in turn, limiting the extent of the fire and protecting 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.  

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel.
Date: September 18, 2021 
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm 
Section: ETFR-5800-122447
Instructor: Al McCune and Brad Gordon, Iowa Society of Fire Service Instructors
Tuition: $50


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Principles of Modern Fire Attack - SLICE-Rs
This class will provide a firsthand look at the UL/NIST Modern Fire Behavior/Dynamics studies and serve to educate students how they can be delivered and instituted in their fire departments. It is our hope that by compiling the best lessons learned from the fire dynamics research, fire departments will be able to adjust their policies, tactics, and training to create a safer environment for the fire service as well as the people we serve in our communities. This information has been known to be controversial to some, so be prepared for great discussions. You don’t have to look far for good discussion regarding fire command, control, accountability, and especially fire behavior. The shared science, research, and best practices are another tool for your toolbox! Go home to your department with a renewed outlook and with a healthy knowledge of the principles of modern fire attack. 

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel.
Date: September 18, 2021 
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm 
Section: ETFR-5800-122447
Instructor: Al McCune and Brad Gordon, Iowa Society of Fire Service Instructors
Tuition: $50


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Pump Operations - Static Operations
This course is designed to develop firefighters’ understanding of mechanical principles of fire pumps and their controls, principles of water and water systems, intake and discharge hydraulics, fire stream production, care and maintenance of pumper apparatus, and troubleshooting. Students will practice producing effective fire streams from drafting from static sources. Students will also practice determining pump discharge pressures for hydraulic situations that range from single line problems to multiple-line relay operations to provide a solid understanding of fireground hydraulics and practical solutions to appy these concepts to their department.

Required Equipment: Full protective clothing (turnout gear) required. No SCBA's needed.
For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel.
Date: September 19, 2021 
Time: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm 
Section: ETFR-5800-122460
Instructor: PRI Staff Instructors and FSTB Field Intructors
Tuition: $60


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SCBA Confidence Course (Hands-On)
Designed for both the probie and the seasoned vet, the SCBA Confidence Course will develop new skills, hone existing ones, and test mental fortitude. Using a variety of props inside our training building, firefighters will be challenged to conserve air, handle disorientation, perform effective communication, and employ tactical functions used by an interior attack team. A brief classroom session will cover important aspects of the training, but hands-on is the focus of the course. The course itself is effective for 1-4 firefighters at a time, so in the meantime participants will train on related skills utilizing tools, webbing, and teamwork. The goal of this course is for participants to walk away feeling challenged and possess more confidence in their ability to function in an SCBA during stressful situations. The hands-on portion of this course will be held at the Monroe Township 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.
For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel.
Date: September 18, 2021 
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm 
Section: ETFR-5800-122437
Instructor: Kale McBurney, Monroe Township Fire Department
Tuition: $60


School Bus Rescue
Do you think of young children in a large yellow vehicles when you see the words ''school bus?'' Think again. This course will take a look at school buses today and various rescue methods to include advanced extrication techniques and patient care challenges. Upon completion, the student will be able to: identify early in the incident the resources involved due to multicasualties, demonstrate proper patient packaging and removal techniques, recognize the need for S.T.A.R.T. Triage System, and understand the special medical needs associated with bus accidents.

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: September 19, 2021 
Time: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm 


Structural Live Burn Simulator Training (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 SLICE-Rs. 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 Training’s live fire 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: September 18, 2021  Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm  Section: ETFR-5800-122451
Date: September 19, 2021  Time: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm  Section: ETFR-5800-122430
Instructor: Customized Firefighter Training and FSTB Field Intructor
Tuition: $60


 

Tactical Ventilation (Hands-On)
This six-hour class will provide a close look at the UL/NIST Modern Fire Behavior/Dynamics studies. This class will provide data-driven tactics to create a safer environment for the fire service as well as the people we protect. Students will leave well-equipped to re-evaluate the longstanding procedures of the fire service.

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: September 18, 2021 
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm 


The Resilient Firefighter
Today’s Fire Service is dynamic. The challenges we face are like none we have ever seen. We battle fires that are burning faster and respond to emergency scenes that are more chaotic than ever. Being a firefighter is not safe. It takes resiliency to be a successful firefighter and leader in the fire service, and Resilience Fire Co. is here to help you become resilient.  This course will introduce you to the Resilient Firefighter Program will explain why it's important for us to be resilient responders. We will review mission focused studies, challenge traditional thought processes, aid in the discovery or rediscovery of your why, and more. You will be pushed mentally, emotionally, and physically. Together, we will challenge each other to create a family steeped in tradition, ready for the tests that lie ahead.

For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel.
Date: September 18, 2021 
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm 
Section: ETFR-5800-122649


 

Use and Care of Your Personal Protective Equipment
In accordance to NFPA 1500 and 1851, students will learn what they should know before using NFPA 1971-compliant PPE through an in-depth safety and use program. Students will also learn about PPE inspection, cleaning, and basic repairs so they can help their fire department implement a care and maintenance program. In addition, the class participants will discuss proper gross decontamination of firefighter’s turnout gear.

Required Equipment: Students will need their Bunker gear for this class. No SCBA required.
For: All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel.
Date: September 19, 2021 
Time: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm 
Section: ETFR-5800-122395
Instructor: Doug Kolkmann, Mt. Union/Yarmouth Fire Department, Iowa Society of Fire Service Instructors
Tuition: $50


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Last updated: 9/3/2021


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