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2018 Premiere Classes (3 or 6 Hours)


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Attack from the Burned Side

For:  All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructor(s):  Sean Gray, Lieutenant, Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services, Metro Atlanta, Georgia

Objective: There are many tactics for attacking structure fires. For years, the fire service has been preaching to attack from the unburned side. This isn't always the best tactic. The modern fireground is evolving more than ever before. Introducing research that enhances the procedures, students will see how different tasks and tactics can be used to extinguish fires from all angles. Case studies are paired with practical experience as the fallacies of the fireground are examined. Recent firefighter safety research and data are discussed in detail, and the students are shown how to apply evidence-based tactics to achieve a safer, smarter, and more efficient fireground. This class is against the grain of traditional firefighting and has an innovative approach to fighting the fires that we face today.

Date:      9/23/2018 Time:      Sun 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM  Section:  ETFR-5700-99022   Tuition: $30


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Barn Boss Leadership

For:  All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructor(s):  Brian Ward is division leader of fire protection and emergency operations forGeorgia Pacific (GA). He is a member of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors, isGeorgia Smoke Diver #741, and is the founder of www.BarnBossLeadership.com. Ward is the author of Barn Boss Leadership: Make the Difference and Training Officer’s Desk Reference (Fire Engineering).

Objective: Barn Boss Leadership is a unique blend of fire, science, leadership, mentoring and history with a gut check for individuals of all ranks. However, an emphasis is placed on informal leaders, who are the catalyst for action in your department. True leaders develop their power long before they receive a promotion. This presentation is for the individual who considers mastery the minimum standard.

Date:      9/22/2018   Time: Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM   Section:  ETFR-5800-99017   Tuition: $50
Date:      9/23/2018   Time: Sun 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM  Section:  ETFR-5800-99019   Tuition: $50


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Implementing and Instructing Modern Fireground Tactics

For:  All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructor(s):  Sean Gray, Lieutenant, Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services, Metro Atlanta, Georgia

Objective: This interactive class discusses the relationship between fire dynamics and the fireground. Among the topics covered are fire dynamics and their impact on tactical decisions, the relationship between traditional tactics and fire behavior, and the effects of your decisions and tasks on operations. We have all been taught the fireground tasks, but few of us have been taught the good and bad results of those tasks on the fire and incident operations. This class bridges the gap between the science and streets and helps guide you through the tried and true tasks that must occur on the fireground.

Date:      9/22/2018   Time:      Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Section:  ETFR-5800-99044   Tuition: $50


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Mastering the Scene Size-Up

For:  All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructor(s):  Thomas Kuglin, Jr. Battalion Fire Chief, Marathon Petroleum Company, Garyville, Louisana; Thomas is also a contributing editor for the International Association of Fire Chiefs, International Society of Fire Service Instructors, Fire Engineering Magazine, and Fire Engineering Training Community.

Objective: Have you ever listened to a poor first-in arrival report and waited for, perhaps, the remaining parts of it for which never come?Remember the old adage “the first five minutes dictate the next thirty's?The key to a successful fireground operation lies in the proper communication of the initial scene size-up.This workshop takes you through the progression of effective scene size-up components, communication etiquette, and practical scenarios to sharpen the mastering of an effective scene size-up.The workshop will also integrate delegation of assignments, tactical benchmarks, and examine case studies as an effective teaching tool.Students will be presented with take home reference materials.

Date:      9/23/2018 Time: Sun 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM   Section:  ETFR-5700-99024 Tuition: $30


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New Fire Chief: Administrative Issues (F0761)

For:  All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructor(s):  Adjunct Instructor, National Fire Academy, Emmitsburg, MD

Objective: The goal of this course is to provide the students with the managerial, administrative, and leadership skills and awareness necessary for new, or recently appointed or elected, fire chiefs to effectively meet their obligations. The aim of the course is to address critical knowledge and skills pertaining to the responsibilities of a fire chief or EMS manager, the nature of local politics and the organization's leadership role in local politics, and liability and risk management issues and resources available to help the new fire chief meet his or her responsibilities.

Date:      9/22/2018 - 9/23/2018           Time:      Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM & Sun 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Section:   ETFR-5900-98990              Tuition: $80


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The Basics of Advanced Foam Firefighting (Hands-On)

For:  All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructor(s):  Thomas Kuglin, Jr. Battalion Fire Chief, Marathon Petroleum Company, Garyville, Louisana; Thomas is also a contributing editor for the International Association of Fire Chiefs, International Society of Fire Service Instructors, Fire Engineering Magazine, and Fire Engineering Training Community.

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

Objective: This course examines the basics of foam firefighting and added value tips, tools, and applications considered to be advanced ‚”gold” in value. You’lll learn about various types of foam, equipment, and nozzles to enhance your ability for use in structural firefighting and flammable/combustible liquid fires. Other topics include an introduction to other foam technologies on the market, foam in the industrial setting, and strategy and tactics that validate proper foam use for fire control. The program includes a foam lab demo and hands-on evolutions from foam operations setup to incident hazard mitigation. Students will be presented with take home reference materials.

Date:      9/22/2018  Time:      Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM  Section:  ETFR-5800-99107    Tuition: $60


2018 Learning Seminars (3-Hours)

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Bus Accident Response: What You Need to Know

For:  All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructor(s):  Professional Rescue Innovations Staff

Objective: Every day in your community, vehicles travel the road carrying large numbers of potential victims; some children, some elderly, some with special medical issues, and all your responsibility. Every year 63,000 inter-city, transit, and school buses crashes result in over 14,000 injuries and hundreds of fatalities. This program will help make you ready when it happens in your area.

Date:      9/22/2018   Time:      Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM                     Section:  ETFR-5700-99003               Tuition: $30
Date:      9/23/2018   Time:      Sun 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM                   Section:  ETFR-5700-99030               Tuition: $30


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Conducting Live Fire Training in an Acquired Structure

For:  All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructor(s):  Doug Kolkmann, Yarmouth Fire Department; Iowa Society of Fire Service Instructors and Scott Jennings, Winfield Fire Department

Objective: This informative program begins with an overview of the 1403 standard pertaining to live fire training in acquired structure. Participants will concentrate on key positions when conducting live fire training. A case study review of a live fire training in a two-story farmhouse in Southeast Iowa involving multiple fire departments will be the main focus of this workshop.

Date:      9/22/2018     Time:      Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM                     Section:  ETFR-5700-99001               Tuition: $30


 

NFPA: 1584-Firefighter Rehabilitation at the Emergency Scene

For:  All Fire, EMS and Rescue Service Personnel

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

EMS: Approved for 3.0 OE EMS Credit

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

Date:      9/22/2018  Time:      Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM                     Section:  ETFR-5700-98993               Tuition: $30


 

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Red Nose RX: Laugher & Humor for Healing

For:  All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructor(s):  Marion Valero-Lehman, Perry Fire Department

Objective: Have some fun at this workshop as you learn to use laughter and humor while caring for patients in EMS or health care settings. You will learn the difference between humor and laughter and the psychological phenomenon, the four components of wellness, the four theories of humor in the wellness paradigm, and the various physiological benefits of humor. Get ready to laugh!

Date:      9/22/2018     Time:      Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM                     Section:  ETFR-5700-99027               Tuition: $30
Date:      9/23/2018     Time:      Sun 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM                   Section:  ETFR-5700-99040               Tuition: $30


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Solar Energy & the Fire Service

For:  All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructor(s):  Professional Rescue Innovations Staff

Objective: This class is designed to shift the paradigm in thinking toward a more proactive strategic approach to managing highly complex and dangerous solar energy emergencies not routinely faced by everyday emergency response personnel. Many hidden dangers such as hazmat battery storage units and excessive building construction weight are supplemented with the addition of solar energy systems.

Date:      9/22/2018   Time:      Sat 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM                        Section:  ETFR-5700-99006               Tuition: $30
Date:      9/23/2018   Time:      Sun 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM                    Section:  ETFR-5700-99028               Tuition: $30



 

 

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

For:  All Fire, EMS and Rescue Service Personnel

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

EMS: Approved for 3.0 OE EMS Credit

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:      9/22/2018   Time:      Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM                     Section:  ETFR-5700-98994               Tuition: $30
Date:      9/23/2018   Time:      Sun 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM                   Section:  ETFR-5700-99037               Tuition: $30


 

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

For:  All Fire, EMS and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructor(s):  Cory Macumber, Lieutenant, Urbandale Fire Department

EMS: Approved for 3.0 OE EMS Credit

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

Date:      9/22/2018     Time:      Sat 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM                     Section:  ETFR-5700-99032               Tuition: $30
Date:      9/23/2018     Time:      Sun 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM                  Section:  ETFR-5700-99000               Tuition: $30


 

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Traumatic Stress Involves Leaders of Recovery

For:  All Fire, EMS and Rescue Service Personnel

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

EMS: Approved for 3.0 OE EMS Credit

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:      9/22/2018   Time:      Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM                     Section:  ETFR-5700-99018               Tuition: $30


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Welcome to Honor Guard Drill and Ceremony

For:  All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructor(s):  Commander Doc Patterson, Southeast Iowa Regional Fire Honor Guard

Objective: This course is a taste of the requirements to start an honor guard or re-energize your team members. It is also designed for command staff leadership, to insure the cohesiveness of the honor guard unit. Topics discussed in class are: Basic and Advanced Drill and Ceremony, color guard and parade details, flag law, etiquette and customs, uniform wear and appearance and honors and types of funeral services

Date:      9/22/2018    Time:      Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM                     Section:   ETFR-5700-99020              Tuition: $30
Date:      9/22/2018    Time:      Sat 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM                        Section:  ETFR-5700-99009               Tuition: $30



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Wellness and Fitness in the Fire Service

For:  All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructor(s):  Ian Cruse, Marion Fire Department

Objective: This course is designed to be an overview of NFPA 1583 and ways for any fire department to incorporate a wellness and fitness program for their members. Often emphasized in social media among fire service personnel, firefighter line of duty deaths (LODDs) remain a consistent number annually despite efforts to implement safety protocols and practices. In addition, line of duty injuries and chronic illnesses are largely undocumented. Statistically, over half of the line of duty deaths are directly related to cardiac disease or sudden cardiac arrest and countless fire service personnel are forced to retire or resign earlier than desired due to cardiac disease or sudden cardiac incidents. While heart related issues are only one facet of the risks fire service personnel (career AND volunteer) face, often, it is one of the most preventable. When NFP A was evaluating the health of fire service personnel, NFP A 1583 was developed. Among other things addressed, NFP A 1583 addresses the value in investing in the most valuable asset in the fire service, its people. This course will demonstrate ways that any fire department, on any budget, can implement the guidelines and recommendations of NFPA 1583 and invest in the wellness and fitness of its members.

Date:      9/22/2018    Time:      Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM                     Section:  ETFR-5700-98979               Tuition: $30
Date:      9/22/2018    Time:      Sat 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM                       Section:  ETFR-5700-99016               Tuition: $30



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Whoops‚ Did anyone see me do that?

For:  All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

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

Objective: Firefighting is the ultimate spectator sport, now more than ever. Cell phones mean that everything and anything we do can be caught on video. Nobody wants to end up in the YouTube hall of shame, however it happens. Some videos make us laugh, some make us gasp, some make us shake our heads. However these videos that we laugh about can be viewed badly in terms of public perception. This course will explore the challenges of being under constant watch by the public. By exploring the world of firefighting caught on video, students can learn how important it is to maintain competent and professional demeanor in and around the fire ground. Students will also be encouraged to have discussions about what we can learn from both good examples and bad examples of our profession on film. Videos can be an extremely valuable learning tool. Mistakes caught on camera can help us avoid the same situations in the future. They also give us the opportunity to have constructive after-action discussions to better prepare for future emergencies.

Date:      9/22/2018   Time:      Sat 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM                        Section:  ETFR-5700-98992               Tuition: $30
Date:      9/23/2018   Time:      Sun 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM                    Section:  ETFR-5700-99038               Tuition: $30


2018 One - Day Classes (6-Hours)


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Anhydrous Ammonia Emergency Release

For:  All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructor(s):  NECAS Staff (National Education Center for Agricultural Safety) and FSTB Field Instructors
Required Equipment: Full NFPA compliant protective clothing and SCBA will be required for all students involved in the hands-on portion of this course.

Objective: In this class, 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. The class also covers Safety Data Sheets (SDS) used with scenarios, incident command responsibilities, and how to respond if your department is Hazmat Awareness, Operations, or Technician level.

Date:      9/23/2018    Time:      Sun 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM                      Section:  ETFR-5800-99097               Tuition: $55


 

 

Auto Extrication Stabilization

For:  All Fire, EMS and Rescue Service Personnel

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

EMS: Approved for 6.0 OE EMS Credit

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

Objective: 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.

Date:      9/22/2018     Time:      Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM                       Section:  ETFR-5800-99111               Tuition: $60


 

 

Auto Extrication Techniques and Tool Handling

For:  All Fire, EMS and Rescue Service Personnel

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

EMS: Approved for 6.0 OE EMS Credit

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

Objective: This course will cover proper scene safety and correct tool handling along with hands-on experience with various types of hydraulic equipment and hand tools. An important part of this course will be to participate in hands-on scenarios such as vehicles on their sides, roofs and multiple vehicles. Students will demonstrate techniques for stabilization and patient disentanglement.

Date:      9/23/2018    Time:      Sun 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM                      Section:  ETFR-5800-99098               Tuition: $60


   

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

For:  All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

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

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

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

Date:      9/22/2018     Time:      Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM                   Section:  ETFR-5800-99096               Tuition: $50
Date:      9/23/2018     Time:      Sun 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM                 Section:  ETFR-5800-99094               Tuition: $50


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Developing A Rapid Intervention Training Program for Your Department

For:  All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

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

Objective: This presentation will cover the origins of rapid  intervention, including pivotal case studies that have impacted the fire service approach to rapid intervention strategy and training. It will discuss applicable standards and industry best practices. Modern day rapid intervention techniques will be discussed, including introduction of drills and scenarios that departments can take back to train in their own jurisdictions. A template for a rapid intervention standard operating guideline will be presented. A complete rapid intervention training program will be introduced to students.

Date:      9/23/2018    Time:      Sun 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM                      Section:  ETFR-5800-99023               Tuition: $50


 

 

 

 

Forcible Entry (Hands-On)

For:  All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructor(s):  Fire Service Training Bureau Field Staff

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. No SCBA Required.

Objective: 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.

Date:      9/22/2018   Time:      Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM                       Section:  ETFR-5800-99048               Tuition: $55
Date:      9/23/2018   Time:      Sun 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM                      Section:  ETFR-5800-99046               Tuition: $55


 

 

Grain Bin Rescue

For:  All Fire, EMS and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructor(s):  NECAS Staff (National Education Center for Agricultural Safety) and FSTB Field Instructors
EMS: Approved for 6.0 OE EMS Credit

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

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 engulfments as well as how to rescue a victim from a partial or full entrapment. Treating patients with crush and compartment syndrome as well as airway obstructions.

Date:      9/22/2018 Time:      Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM                       Section:  ETFR-5800-99113               Tuition: $55


 

Introduction to Water Rescue

For:  All Fire, EMS and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructor(s):  Justin Renner, Cedar Rapids Fire Department and Iowa Task Force One

EMS: Approved for 6.0 OE EMS Credit

Required Equipment: Swimming attire for water qualification. No boats are needed.

Objective: This course is designed for agencies that require water rescue competency within their jurisdiction. Instruction will start in the classroom and provide water safety, and water rescuer techniques for both the boat operator and the rescue swimmer. The second portion of this course will take place at the pool, where we will conduct a “Water Competency Qualification”. This course has three main goals: teach the rescuer to save themselves if they end up in the water during the course of their work, enable the rescuer to assist a victim in the water without becoming a victim themselves, and to effectively and safely respond to complex water incidents involving still water, swift water, flood water, and ice. This course is instructed under the guidelines of NFPA 1670 and NFPA 1006 as well as through proven practice by IA-TF1. A passing certificate from this course is valid for two years from completion date; participants will be able to then attend any future water training instructed by IA-TF1, whether at CITA or other training venue. The Water Competency Course is comprised of different skills ranging from distance swimming, treading water, underwater skills, and combative victim recovery. Participants must be in good physical condition with basic swimming abilities, and a comfort in and around water.

Date:      9/22/2018    Time:      Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM                       Section:  ETFR-5800-99112               Tuition: $50


 

 

Live Burn Class A Training

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

Date:      9/22/2018    Time:      Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM                       Section:  ETFR-5800-99093               Tuition: $55
Date:      9/23/2018    Time:      Sun 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM                      Section:  ETFR-5800-99058               Tuition: $55


 

 

Manure Pit Rescue

For:  All Fire, EMS and Rescue Service Personnel

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

EMS: Approved for 6.0 OE 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.

Objective: 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.

Date:      9/23/2018    Time:      Sun 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM                      Section:  ETFR-5800-99053               Tuition: $60


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SCBA Boot Camp…..going back to Old School

For:  All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructor(s):  Doug Kolkmann, Yarmouth Fire Department; Iowa Society of Fire Service Instructors; Al McCune, Hawkeye Fire Department; Jamie Hendrickson, Primrose Fire Department, Nebraska

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

Objective: This course will cover a variety of principles and practices for use by all experience levels of firefighters. The SCBA Boot Camp taught in this program illustrates the training needs of firefighters and provides multiple skills, maximizing the potential to keep them alive! Students are challenged, through a series of intense, real-world practical drills, to evaluate their personal capabilities and limitations with SCBAs while practicing good air management techniques and learning the SCBA Survival Techniques.

Date:      9/23/2018 Time:      Sun 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM                      Section:  ETFR-5800-99050               Tuition: $55


   

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:      9/22/2018   Time:      Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM                       Section:  ETFR-5800-99109               Tuition: $50
Date:      9/23/2018   Time:      Sun 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM                      Section:  ETFR-5800-99115               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 officers 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:      9/22/2018    Time:      Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM                       Section:  ETFR-5800-99021               Tuition: $50


 

The What, Why, Where and How of Ventilation

For:  All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

Instructor(s):  Professional Rescue Innovations Staff

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. No SCBA Required.

Objective: We will discuss in depth the purpose and various types of ventilation on residential & light commercial structures as well as the Dos & Donts of positive pressure ventilation. We will also discuss the critical importance of building construction as it relates to ventilation and how it has become forsaken all too often. Handouts will be provided and you are encouraged to review basic building construction prior to this class. The hands-on portion will take place on a new state-of-the-art portable roof simulator prop. This will allow the student to use proven vertical ventilation techniques with the use of chain saws, rubbish hooks & roof ladders for optimal safety during vertical ventilation. The pitch of the roof is able to move from steep to flat allowing each student to practice these techniques as well as the importance of teamwork and communication. There will also be a saw handling and safety section to improve chain saw proficiency and confidence as well as the ability to ‚ "feel" the rafters.

Date:      9/22/2018   Time:      Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM                       Section:  ETFR-5800-99014               Tuition: $60
Date:      9/23/2018   Time:      Sun 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM                      Section:  ETFR-5800-99015               Tuition: $60


 

Tractor Rollover

For:  All Fire, EMS and Rescue Service Personnel

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

EMS: Approved for 6.0 OE EMS Credit

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

Objective: 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:      9/22/2018    Time:      Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM                       Section:  ETFR-5800-99051               Tuition: $55


 

Vehicle Firefighting (Hands-On)

For:  All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel

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

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

Objective: 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:      9/22/2018    Time:      Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM                       Section:  ETFR-5800-99114               Tuition: $60
Date:      9/23/2018    Time:      Sun 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM                      Section:  ETFR-5800-99095               Tuition: $60


2018 Two-Day Classes (12-Hours)


 

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Ag Emergency 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: Light-weight rescue or fire helmet, safety glasses, extrication coveralls or turn-out gear, leather or extrication gloves.  No SCBA needed.

Objective: This two day 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.
Date:      9/22/2018 - 9/23/2018                     Time:      Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM & Sun 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Section:  ETFR-5900-98973               Tuition: $80


 

Basic Fire Investigation Awareness (Hands-On)
For:  All Fire and Rescue Service Personnel
Instructor(s):  Justin Wade, Special Agent, Iowa Department of Public Safety, State Fire Marshal Division
Required Equipment: Full NFPA compliant protective clothing and safety glasses will be required for all students involved in the hands-on portion of this class.

Objective: This course 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.

Date:      9/22/2018 - 9/23/2018                     Time:      Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM & Sun 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
                                                                            Section:  ETFR-5900-98991               Tuition: $125


  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:      9/22/2018 - 9/23/2018                     Time:      Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM & Sun 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Section:  ETFR-5900-98987                         Tuition: $100

 

High Angle 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:      9/22/2018 - 9/23/2018                     Time:      Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM & Sun 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Section:  ETFR-5900-98982                         Tuition: $80


 

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