TRAINING SERVICES

NFPA 1403 Introduction to Live Fire
This program is for firefighters that are new to the fire service and also for firefighters that have been in the fire service for any length of time. Students will be made aware of the difference between ‘controlling a fire’ and ‘extinguishing a fire’ and the reasons for both. Students will also be aware of the need for a quick transition between water application and ventilation to avoid burns from steam generated when performing coordinated fire attack. Students will be made aware of the expansion rate of water (conversion to steam at 1700 x), and the danger of large volumes of water/steam in a superheated environment.



NFPA 1403 Live Fire Training-Aquired or Fixed buildings
Live fire training in either acquired structures or fixed burn facility as per NFPA 1403 standards. Topics include; proper hose management, fire stream application, search and fire control are covered.



Flashover Recognition Training
Training with live fire in a flashover simulator showing the development of fire and the characteristics of the behavior of fire.



Live Fire Instructor
This program teaches potential instructors on the proper techniques and standards to be followed when conducting live fire training. Whether in a fixed burn facility or an acquired structure, our instructors have the experience and expertise to teach your instructors the process for both. Topics covered include NFPA 1403 review, establishing your matrix, conducting a walk thru, creating a site layout plan, building effective burn sets, gear inspections, establishing medical and rehab system, accountability, fireground safety, using the Incident Command System, RIT and classroom instruction.



Fire Extinguisher Training
This hands on training class focuses on the use of portable fire extinguishers for workplace employees. Instruction on the types of portable fire extinguishers, the classes of fire, how to use and discharge using the PASS acronym are covered in the class. Each participant will extinguish a Class A/B fire with a portable fire extinguisher.



Residential Fire Rescue
Rescuing civilian fire victims from residential structures is the main focus of our job. This program focuses upon the skills needed to effectively rescue victims. In class session details the theory behind where to find our victims, the causes of fire victim fatalities, sizing up structures for rescue, tools needed for the job, search methods and strategy. The practical hands on training session will reinforce the theory portion by introducing skill stations such as:

1. Conscious victim rescue − ladder
2. Conscious victim rescue − hysterical walking
3. Unconscious victim drags − clothes, one man, two man, webbing, feet       first, head first, obese people,
4. Unconscious victim rescue drag − up/down stairs
5. Unconscious victim ladder rescues
6. Different search techniques
7. Burn victim removal
8. Small children/infants
9. Proper ground ladder techniques

Scenarios are then conducted to give the student a chance to demonstrate and understand the importance of performing an effective rescue.



Canadian Red Cross Programs
Emergency First Aid w/ Level A CPR/AED
Standard First Aid w/ Level A, C, or HCP CPR/AED
First Responder 40 hour program w/ Level HCP CPR/AED
Emergency Medical Responder 80 hour program w/ Level HCP CPR/AED
CPR Levels A, C, & HCP
Oxygen Administration



Command & Control
This training series focuses upon developing the skills of the company officer or those who want to become a company officer. Instruction on the Incident Safety Officer, Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS), ICS for Single Resources & Multiple Resources Initial Action Incidents is covered. In class scenarios are used to strengthen the participants understanding of how to use the ICS. Once in class sessions are complete, the participant will exercise their skills with roll in drills utilizing crew members under their command. This class can be conducted as a live fire training exercise or with live smoke drills.



Firefighter Survival
This is a comprehensive program dealing with the knowledge and skill needed to effect rescue as a member of a Rapid Intervention Team. The course also demonstrates ‘lastditch’ self−rescue techniques (some of which are not seen in the books). These emergency procedures, though involving some risk themselves, are designed to be useable when the only other alternative is to die. Emphasis will be placed on search techniques, communications, accountability, and self-rescue procedures. This course is best suited to students who, in addition to the prerequisite training, have at least a ‘ground-floor’ level of on−the−street practical firefighting experience.



Advanced Firefighter Survival
This course deals with the advanced techniques available that can be employed by a firefighter to quickly and effectively evacuate a structure involved with fire. These techniques are last ditch efforts that are to be used only when it is a life or death situation. Topics looked at are:

• Low/high window exits
• Bail out kits
• Combined ladder dives with window straddles
• Diminishing clearances and low profiling
• Drop In Drill
• Commercial Buildings



R.I.T. Training (Operations & Advanced)
Training firefighters to rescue firefighters, who are lost, trapped or injured. Training will cover SCBA changeovers, face piece changeover, enlarged openings, sub level rescues, Denver drill, Pittsburgh drill, removing firefighters up and down stairs and scenarios.



RIT Train the Trainer
A four to five day program geared towards individuals who will be instructing on RIT. The class covers Firefighter Survival and RIT programs. In class theory sessions cover the history of both Firefighter Survival and RIT, the need for both, how to implement them on the fireground,MAYDAY’s, tactical considerations and safety..



NFPA 472 Hazardous Materials
NFPA 472 Hazardous Materials Awareness
NFPA 472 Hazardous Materials Awareness Refresher
NFPA 472 Hazardous Materials Operations
NFPA 472 Hazardous Materials Operations Refresher
NFPA 472 Hazardous Materials Technician



Pump Operations
This course provides the fire fighter with an introduction to basic pump construction and theory as well as operating techniques in this course. Emphasis is placed on getting water to the pump, getting water from the pump for hose streams, and prevention of common mistakes in pump operations. Topics covered include: friction loss, relay pumping, master and elevated master streams.



Cutters Edge Power Saw Safety Training
Safe and effective means of operating a power saw. Topics include maintenance, sharpening and cutting.



SCBA Training
This course is designed to familiarize the student with basic respiratory protection. Topics include: the human respiratory system, effects of toxic atmospheres, and self-contained breathing apparatus. Live drills are part of this course.



Fire Ground Ventilation
This course will provide the student with the knowledge and skills to safely and efficiently perform ventilation in various situations. Topics include: building construction, air movement, tools and their use, natural and forced ventilation, and negative and positive pressure ventilation.



Truck Company Operations 1
This course will introduce the student to the basic duties of a truck company including hand and power tool operation, search and rescue, and ventilation. Truck company support to the engine company is also covered.



Truck Company Operations 2
This course is designed for the fire fighter to apply and refine his/her knowledge of truck company operations. Topics include: vehicle placement, forcible entry, search and rescue, water supply, aerial operation, building construction, fire travel, and ventilation.



Engine Company Operations
This course provides instruction in the duties and responsibilities of an engine company. Topics include: positioning of apparatus, use of attack and back-up lines, search and rescue, and water supply.



Aerial Operations
This course provides a more in depth exposure to the operating principles and procedures for aerial devices through hands-on exercises.


Emergency vehicles operations course (EVOC)
This course, developed by Volunteer Firemen’s Insurance Services, provides instruction in techniques of driving emergency vehicles under all conditions. Students will learn the importance of vehicle dynamics, driver selection, condition and preparation on safe vehicle operations. The course includes practice on a driving course laid out to simulate various driving conditions. Also included is a section on service and preventive maintenance.


Defensive Driving
Coaching the Emergency Vehicle Operator series is utilized for this training course. Participants will work through various units on the important principles of defensive driving.


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