Descriptions of Classes for 2005 Seminar ~ REGISTRATION FORM ~

1. Basic Firemanship
Intended for firefighters with little or no experience. Will cover ladders, SCBA, fire streams and hose practices. Full turnout gear, SCBA and spare bottle required.
Instructor: Alan Griffin
2. Basic Engine Company Operations*
Will cover the broad range of engine company operations, various duties, procedures, personal assignments and the operations at structural fires. Introduction of methods of personnel accountability, assignments, tactical priorities, first due and subsequent arriving engine companies will be conducted using various student and group activities. Firefighter safety is stressed as well as primary search, tool assignments and tactical properties. The engine company RIT team assignments will also be covered in this class.
Instructor: Benny Clark


3. Basic Truck Company Operations*
Will cover the broad range of truck company operations, various duties, procedures, personal assignments and the operations at structural fires. Introduction of methods of personnel accountability, assignments, tactical priorities, first due and subsequent arriving engine companies will be conducted using various student and group activities. Firefighter safety is stressed as well as primary search, tool assignments and tactical properties. The truck company RIT team assignments will also be covered in this class.
Instructor: Mike Wilson
*These two classes will be combined on Sunday for a live burn. NFPA 1403 standards will be followed. Full turnout gear and SCBA with extra bottle are required. NO junior or new firefighters permitted in this class.


Course is designed to increase knowledge and skill level of EMT's in assessing and treating any trauma-related injury. Designed for students to better recognize possible trauma injuries due to mechanism of injury, better assess the patient and more aggressively treat shock and trauma in general. Successful completion of this course will fulfill trauma requirements for EMT continuing education. BTLS certification for a three year period can be obtained, but it is not mandatory. There will be a $16.00 fee for certification.
Instructors: TBA


5. Chain Saw Class
This class will demonstrate how to safely use a saw and will include general maintenance, chain sharpening and tension.
Instructor: Chris Morris


6. Clandestine Drug Lab
This class deals with the identification, recognition and safety procedures around clandestine lab sites, chemical and biological hazards, unknown toxins, flammable vapors, liquids and highly explosive atmospheres and environments, reactive metals as well as man made hazards.
Instructor: Doug Cotton


7. CPR Instructor
Provides the appropriate training through the American Heart Association to teach Healthcare Provider courses to individuals. Prerequisite: Current AHA provider card.
Instructors: TBA


8. Driver Operator: Basic Pumps (Friday night, Saturday, Sunday)
Review and explain basic elements of pump operations, including priming, lifting, drafting, pumping from a hydrant, setting engine pressure and calculating friction loss. This class will start on Friday night at 6:00 pm. Certification class.
Instructor: Todd Wright


9. Driver Operator: Intro to Pumps
Explain and identify job or individual requirements for pump operations and will detail safe operation of the vehicle, as well as the basic aspect of positive displacement and centrifugal pumps. Certification class.
Instructor: TBA


10. Driver Operator: Pump Hydraulics
Class will detail vacuum pressure, normal operating pressure, residual, head and static pressure. Will cover friction loss and how to reduce friction loss. A review of mathematical calculations utilized in hydraulics will be reviewed and discussed. Certification class.
Instructor: Ricky Lea


11. Driver Operator: Pump Maintenance
Details all portions of preventative maintenance on various pumps. Covers the proper methods to clean and maintain nozzles, appliances and SCBA equipment on a pumper. Certification class.
Instructor: TBA


12. Driver Operator: Sprinklers & Standpipe Systems
Course will discuss the detail operations regarding set up and supply operations for pump operators for sprinkler systems and wet/dry standpipe systems. It will include a review of control valves, pressure settings and operations procedures. Certification class.
Instructor: Frank Moree


13. Emergency Medical Care
Course presents a wide range of emergency medical procedures from conducting a primary survey to infection control to cardiopulmonary resuscitation and other areas such as burn treatment and the recognition of signs and symptoms of ingested poisons and drug abuse. Certification class.
Instructor: Helen Christensen


14. Emergency Vehicle Driver (Friday night, Saturday & Sunday)
Deals with the safe operation of emergency vehicles, driving skills, legal implications of emergency driving. Must be 21 and hold a valid driver's license to participate. Certification class. Class starts at 7:00 pm on Friday night. Instructor: Charles Davis.


15. Farmedic Silo Rescue Program (Friday night, Saturday & Sunday)
Teaches students to deal with silo and grain bin emergencies. Topics covered will include entry into these structures for rescue and firefighting principles concerning these structures. A “hands on” intensive class that will include instruction on how to enter these confined spaces to rescue victims. A $25.00 fee for state certification, manual, certificate and patch is to be prepaid with registration fee. Prerequisite: Approval of Chief.
Instructors: Tommy McNeill, Jeff Hinshaw, Laura Hinshaw & Joe Mancos


16. Fire Alarms & Communications
Teaches proper use of communication equipment and procedures for receiving any type alarm. Covers policies and procedures concerning ordering and transmitting of multiple alarms and the action to be taken upon receipt of these signals. Certification class.
Instructor: Paul Hunsucker


17. Fire Life & Safety Educator I: Education
The student will be trained how to select educational materials, will present a prepared program and utilize multiple presentation methods. Will demonstrate how to distribute educational information and how to work in cooperation with local media personnel. Certification class.
Instructor: Terri Byers


18. Forcible Entry
Course will cover all the related objectives to the subject of forcible entry. Certification class.
Instructor: Ben Cain


19. Grant Writing
Designed to assist emergency service organizations in locating state and federal funding. Will also assist in finding other resources such as local funds, foundations and corporations. Covers basic grant writing techniques and the development of partnership in having a successful grant application. Knowing where to find the money that is out there will be answered in this class.
Instructor: Tim Harper


20. Hazardous Materials: Awareness
Defines the problems posed by hazardous materials in any emergency. Certification class.
Instructor: Bud McAllister


21. Hazardous Materials: Operations (Friday night, Saturday, Sunday)
Identifies basic options, requirements and limitations of the methods used to control, contain or confine a hazardous material incident. Certification class. Prerequisite: Hazardous Materials Awareness. (Class hours: 6-10 pm Friday, 8 am - 7 pm Saturday, 8 am - 1:00 pm Sunday)
Instructor: Billy Forbes


22. Incident Command
Class is designed to meet the needs of the fire officer and/or manager with the responsibility of using, deploying, implementing and functioning within the ICS system. NFA Certification Class.
Instructor: John Harold


23. Ladders
Presents the firefighter candidate with the different types of ladders and the use of each ladder. Certification class.
Instructor: Phillip Richardson


24. Leadership I
Course deals with strategies for company level success. Includes decision making and problem solving. Book may be required. NFA certification.
Instructor: Alvin Ward


25. Leadership II
Deals with methods to improve personal success as a company officer. Second in a series of three. NFA certification.
Instructor: John White


26. Leadership III
Course is related to supervisory success. Covers situational leadership, delegating, coaching and discipline. Book may be required. NFA certification.
Instructor: TBA


27. LP Gas Burn
How to properly deal with LP gas emergencies. Participation in actual LP fire conditions. Prerequisite: Approval of Chief. Full turnout gear and SCBA required.
Instructor: Brian Mims


28. National Incident Management System Training (NIMS 100 & 200)
Teaches responders at all levels to work together more effectively and efficiently to manage domestic incidents no matter what the cause, size or complexity, including catastrophic acts of terrorism and disasters.
Instructor: TBA


29. Personal Protective Equipment
Teaches the functions of each article of protective equipment, the leading, cause of death for firefighters and the hazardous environments requiring use of protective equipment. SCBA design and operation will be covered in great detail. Full turnout gear, SCBA and spare bottle required. Certification class.
Instructor: Randy Cox


30. Railroad Emergencies (Saturday only class)
A first responder training class provided by CSX Transportation. As local firefighters, police or emergency management personnel are usually the first at the scene of a chemical incident, their knowledge and skill during the early stages can make the difference in how chemical incidents are handled. The Massachusetts Call Volunteer Safety Train Cars are designed to improve both knowledge and skill through practical, hands-on training with equipment and fittings that the responders are likely to find at the scene. This training helps to protect lives, personal property and the environment. The rail cars consist of boxcar-classroom and several tank cars with external fittings which emergency responders may encounter. In addition, air and water are used to simulate leaks and release of hazardous material during the training exercises.
Instructor: Harry Hopes


31. Rappelling & Ascending/Telphers
This is a noncertification class. Student will learn advanced techniques of rescue associated with each operation. Prerequisite: some experience in rappelling/ascending and telpher systems. Helmet, rope rescue gloves and sturdy footwear required.
Instructor: Tim O'Loane


32. Rescue Technician: General – PPE
Demonstrates the need for and use of personal protective equipment to enable rescuer to perform duties in safe and responsible manner. Physical characteristics of rescuers, stress, endurance and limitations of equipment will be discussed. Types of personal floatation devices will be covered. Certification class.
Instructor: Amy Isley


33. Rescue Technician: General – Search
Introduces various search methods used for rescue in situations including structural collapse and trench rescue environments, or being lost. Use of rescue dogs, trackers, helicopters, fixed wing aircraft, horseback teams, boating clubs and the Civil Air Patrol or USAR teams will be discussed. Certification class.
Instructor: Jonathan Sowers


34. Salvage & Overhaul
Demonstrates various folds, rolls, deployment and maintenance of salvage covers and how to recognize the location of hidden fires, how to expose them and the duties of firefighters left at fire scene for security. Certification class.
Instructor: Bill Blankenship


35. Smooth Bore Nozzles versus Combination Nozzles
Which is better suited for interior fire attack? This class will cover the construction, use and capabilities of both types of nozzles. Will include the behavior and reactions of fire conditions once fire streams have been introduced into interior compartmentalized fires. Consists of classroom and “hands on” portions. Comparisons will be done in live smoke. Full turnout gear and SCBA required.
Instructor: Jeff Bunnell


36. Spanish for Emergency Services
Learn to utilize commands and questions that will allow you to better manage emergency situations. By learning these commands, you will be able to take charge of the situation and direct victims and other bystanders to safety. Includes assessment of initial scene, establish crowd control, calm victims and their families and obtain physical assessment of patient.
Instructor: Linda Nunez


37. Sprinklers
Covers many types of sprinkler systems as well as their components and the reliability of automatic sprinkler systems. Certification class.
Instructor: Floyd Fritz


38. Wildland Fire Suppression (S-130/190)
Introductory course for wildland fire training. Course is required for all firefighters before they can work the fire line. Includes wildland fire behavior as well as wildland safety, use of tools and equipment.
Instructor: Mack McDougald


39. Wildland Fire Suppression in the Urban Interface (Friday night, Saturday, Sunday)
Provides instruction on tactics, structure protection, safety and structure dependability standards within the urban interface. Information is designed for the fire service officer to allow this person to effectively manage the protection of structures threatened by wildland fires. Prerequisite: S-130/190 Wildland Fire Suppression. Class starts Friday night at 7:00 pm.
Instructor: Gary Wood


40. Working with the Media
Have you ever been on an incident and the media showed up? What do you do? This class will give suggestions on methods to work with the media. You will learn from a former TV reporter how to conduct a successful interview and to write your own press releases. Other topics include setting up a joint information center, and what the media are really after.
Instructor: LuAnn Kincaid

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