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2018 Courses

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(January - December)

(Catalog updated 02/16/18)

Firefighter 1 Application            Firefighter 1 Candidate Handbook
Firefighter 1 Skill Sheets
(August 3rd & 4th)
(Applications MUST be typed, with exception of signatures)
Firefighter 2 Application              Firefighter 2 Candidate Handbook
Firefighter 2 Skill Sheets

Key:
Course Canceled: Course has been canceled. Please do not attend.
Course Full: The class has filled to capacity. Students will be placed on a waiting list.
CE Credits: Continuing Education Credits, (M/T): Medical Trauma, (O): Other

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Basic Rigging for Rope Rescue (ROBR): Class Fee: $95 (16 Hours, Minimum Age: 14)
Pa DOH CE Credits: FR, EMT & ALS: 2 (M/T)
Participants in this course will be introduced to characteristics of rope, rope hardware and various knots and hitches.  Students will participate in patient packaging and stokes basket handling exercises.  Students will be introduced to basic haul and lowering systems and their practical uses. Most of the program is hands on and time is allotted for practice to build proficiency.
Dates: Registration Form August 7th & 9th; 18:30 – 22:30 & 11th; 08:00 – 17:00 
                                                                                                                        
Instructor: Will Shaver

Building Construction - Combustible (BCP): Class Fee: $40 (16 Hours, Minimum Age: 14)
This course focuses on Type III, Type IV and Type V constructed buildings and what the first-in firefighter as well as the new and experienced officer need to know about the hazards associated with these types of construction.  Student will be introduced to recognizing combustible construction prior to entering the structure as well as receiving an introduction to building codes associated with combustible construction, the collapse potential and fire behavior one can expect when working in this environment.
Dates: Registration Form November 12th & 14th; 18:30 – 22:30 & 18th; 08:00 – 17:00 
                                                                                                                        
Instructor: Bob Sells

Bus Rescue (BRES): Class Fee: $110 (16 Hours, Minimum Age: 18)
Pa DOH CE Credits: FR, EMT & ALS: 3 (M/T) 8 (O)
The student will be able to: 1. Define the scope to which buses are used daily; 2. Understand the different types of construction used to make the buses; 3. Learn to gain access, extricate, stabilize, as required.
Dates: Registration Form September 24th & 27th; 18:30 - 22:30, & 29th; 08:00 - 17:00

Emergency Vehicle Driver Training (EVDT): Class Fee: $40 (16 Hours, Minimum Age: 18)
Pa DOH CE Credits: FR, EMT & ALS: 16 (O)

The goal of this program is to stimulate the thought processes of the students and to make them aware of the potential tragedy, financial loss, legal, and moral responsibilities that they have when operating emergency vehicles. The program will verify proficiency in both the knowledge of driving and emergency vehicle and the practical application to emergency vehicle driving.

Dates: Registration Form August 14th & 16th; 18:30 – 22:30 & 18th; 08:00 – 17:00          
                                                                                                                         Instructor: John Livingston
            Registration Form
November 27th & 29th; 18:30 – 22:30 & December 1st; 08:00 – 17:00
                                                                                                                        
Instructor: John Livingston

Engine Company Operations (ECOP): Class Fee: $40 (16 Hours, Minimum Age: 18)
A discussion of fire behavior and spread in structures, methods of calculating needed fire flow and organizing and equipping engine company is followed by a series of "hands on" drills involving various engine company evolutions.
Dates: Registration Form October 2nd & 4th; 18:30 – 22:30 & 6th; 08:00 – 17:00 
                                                                                                                         Instructor: Will Shaver

Entry Level Intro to the Fire Service (ELIS): Class Fee: $35 (16 Hours, Minimum Age: 14)
This entry level course is designed to introduce new firefighters to basic information including an overview of
the fire service, fire service organization, firefighter safety, personal protective equipment and terrorism awareness. This is the first of four courses in the curriculum.
Dates: Registration Form August 21st & 23rd; 18:30 – 22:30 & 25th; 08:00 – 17:00         
                                                                                                                       
Instructor: John Livingston

Entry Level Fire Ground Support (ELFG): Class Fee: $75 Lab Fee: $10 (32 Hours, Minimum Age: 14)
This course is designed to introduce new firefighters to fire ground operation including water supply, fire hose, ropes, SCBA support, tools, communications and alarms. This is the second of four courses in the curriculum.
                         
Turnout Gear & SCBA REQUIRED For Every Class
Dates: Registration Form September 8th & 9th; 08:00 – 17:00, 12th; 18:30 – 22:30, 16th; 08:00 – 17:00
                     & 19th; 18:30 – 22:30
                                                               Instructor: John Livingston

Entry Level Exterior Firefighter (ELEF): Class Fee: $75 (52 Hours, Minimum Age: 14)
This course is designed to introduce new firefighters to exterior fire ground operations including ladders, forcible entry, fire behavior, fire extinguishers, SCBA, fire streams, hose line advancement, and utility control. This is the third of four courses in the curriculum.
                         
Turnout Gear & SCBA REQUIRED For Every Class
Dates: Registration Form October 3rd; 18:30 – 22:30, 6th & 7th; 08:00 – 17:00, 10th; 18:30 – 22:30, 13th  
                     & 14th; 08:00 – 17:00, 17th; 18:30 – 22:30, & 20th; 08:00 – 17:00 

                                                                                                                        Instructor: John Livingston

Entry Level Interior Firefighter (ELIF): Class Fee: $130 / $200 (40 Hours, Minimum Age: 18)
This course is designed to introduce new firefighters to interior fire ground operations, SCBA, rescue, ventilation, fire suppression, salvage, protective systems, and firefighter survival. This is the fourth of four courses in the curriculum
                         
Turnout Gear & SCBA REQUIRED For Every Class
Dates: Registration Form July 16th & 18th; 18:30 - 22:30, 21st; 08:00 – 17:00, 24th; 18:30 – 22:30, 28th,
                     08:00 – 17:00, August 2nd; 18:30 – 22:30 & 5th; 08:00 – 17:00

                                                                                                                         Instructor: Sean Roth
            Registration Form
November 7th; 18:30 – 22:30, 10th & 11th; 08:00 – 17:00, 14th; 18:30 – 22:30;
                      17th; 08:00 – 17:00, 20th & 21st; 18:30 – 22:30, 24th & 25th; 08:00 – 17:00
                                                                                                                         Instructor: John Livingston

Fire Attack in Attic Fires (FAAF): Class Fee: $110 (8 Hours, Minimum Age, 18)
This course will build upon the students' knowledge and skills of structural fire fighting by focusing on the hazards associated in attacking attic fires.
          
Turnout Gear, SCBA, Pants & Long Sleeve Shirt REQUIRED For Class
Dates: Registration Form September 22nd; 08:00 - 17:00  Instructors: Bill Hoover & John Livingston

Fire Dynamics: Fundamentals, Strategy & Tactics: Class Fee: $50 (7 Hours, Minimum Age: 14)
The course provides the firefighter the basic knowledge of strategy and tactics to reinforce the evidence based research conducted by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and other fire service organizations. This course introduces new terminology related to fire dynamics, legacy verse modern fuel loads, new construction techniques, flow paths, door control, transitional fire attack, basement fires, ventilation that all impact fire ground operations and new concepts for developing strategy and tactics.
Dates: Registration Form December 15th; 08:00 - 16:00                            Instructor: Sean Roth

Fire Inspector 1: Exam Fee $250 or $100 for students that have BUCKS Silver or Gold Membership
(40 Hours, Minimu Age: 18)
This is an entry level course for fire fighters or new inspectors wanting to be a fire prevention inspector. Topics covered in this course include: Building construction, decorative materials and furnishings, fire drills, inspection procedures, code enforcement, fire alarm systems, and communications. Successful completion of this program requires practical skill demonstration and a written, multiple choice examination. The Fire Inspector I course requires students have a high degree of motivation, as significant work is required outside of the classroom. (ProBoard Certification)
Dates: Registration Form June 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, & 29th; 08:00 - 17:00
                                                                                                                          Instructor: Bob Hershman

First Aid / CPR / AED: Lab Fee: $75 (7 Hours, Minimum Age: 14)
American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage a first aid, choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies. This course also teaches adult CPR and AED use. 
Dates: Registration Form August 11th; 08:00 – 16:30                                 Instructor: Justin Koller
           
Registration Form October 9th & 11th; 18:30 – 22:30                     Instructor: Justin Koller
           
Registration Form December 15th; 08:00 – 16:30                            Instructor: Justin Koller

Haz-Mat First Responder Awareness (HMA): Class Fee: $15 (4 Hours, Minimum Age: 14)
Pa DOH CE Credits: FR, EMT & ALS: 4 (O)
Seven tasks have been identified as part of a process for analyzing the hazardous material problem. This course focuses on the first four tasks in this process: 1.) Detecting the presence of hazardous materials 2.) Initiating command and control activities 3.) Surveying the hazardous material incident; and 4.) Collecting and interpreting hazard and response information. 5.) The tasks not addressed in this course are discussed in other courses. This course describes how each step is performed and then asks the participants to apply the concepts presented to a particular activity so that the participants can evaluate their mastery of the concept.
Dates: Registration Form August 28th; 18:30 – 22:30                                 Instructor: Larry Curry

Haz-Mat Operations (HMO): Class Fee: $75 (24 Hours, Minimum Age: 16)
Pa DOH CE Credits: FR, EMT & ALS: 3 (M/T) 18.5 (O)
This course is intended to provide the student with the knowledge and skills required at the First Responder/Operations level of hazardous materials response. This course consists of both Classroom and Hands on Training (Lab) where the student will participate in various techniques to control a Haz-Mat Situation.
Dates: Registration Form July 9th & 11th; 18:30 – 22:30 & 14th & 15th; 08:00 – 17:00 
                                                                                                                         Instructor: Larry Curry
            Registration Form October 22nd & 24th; 18:30 - 22:30, 28th & November 3rd; 08:00 - 17:00
                                                                                                                        Instructor: Larry Curry

Haz-Mat Operations Refresher (HMOR): Class Fee: $25 (6 Hours, Minimum Age: 16)
Pa DOH CE Credits: FR, EMT & ALS: 1 (M/T) 4.5 (O)
This course will allow a Haz-Mat emergency responder at the First Responder Operations level to receive refresher training as required annually by Federal Regulation.
Dates: Registration Form October 13th; 08:00 – 16:00                               Instructor: Larry Curry

Heavy Vehicle Rescue Operations & Problem Solving: Class Fee: $110 (16 Hours, Minimum Age: 18)
The hazards and resource demands for extrication emergencies involving large and heavy vehicles will be reviewed in this course, as well as, vehicle design considerations, weight distribution hazards, payloads, strength points, and special hazard considerations. The course is designed for the experienced rescuer and incorporates various extrication strategies, operational tactics, and situational assessment techniques during integrated exercises. Exercise evaluations will be based on size-up, incident action planning, extrication strategies and tactics, patient packaging and removal, and termination.
Dates: Course Full October 22nd & 25th; 18:30 – 22:30 & 27th; 08:00 - 17:00
                                                                                                                          Instructor: Dana Baker

Introduction to Fire Officership: Class Fee: $75 (16 Hours, Minimum Age: 18)
Introduction to Fire Officership will give the student a basic overview of company officer responsibilities, personnel issues, their role in fire ground operations, and the development of a sound and effective administrative and fire ground organizational structure.
Dates: Registration Form October 27th & 28th; 08:00 - 17:00                    Instructor: Sean Roth

Pump Operations 1 (PUOP): Class Fee: $50 (16 Hours, Minimum Age: 18)
This course provides the fire fighter with an introduction to basic pump construction and theory as well as operating techniques.  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.
Dates: Registration Form September 11th & 13th; 18:30 – 22:30 & 21st; 08:00 – 17:00
                                                                                                                         Instructor: Dana Baker

Pump Operations 2 (PUOA): Class Fee: $50 (16 Hours, Minimum Age: 18)
This course is designed to instruct the student in advanced techniques of operating pumps.  Topics covered include friction loss, relay pumping, master streams, elevated master streams.
Dates: Registration Form October 16th & 18th; 18:30 – 22:30 & 21st 08:00 – 17:00 
                                                                                                                        
Instructor: Dana Baker

Rope / High Angle Rescue 1 (RORE): Class Fee: $90 Lab Fee: $10 (16 Hours, Minimum Age: 18)
Pa DOH CE Credits: FR, EMT & ALS: 1.5 (M/T) 8.5 (O)
This course provides an introduction to rope rescue and current rope technology. This hands-on course emphasizes personnel safety, rescue techniques and equipment, knots and hitches, anchor points, harnesses and rappelling, rope construction, rope strength, litter tie-ins, belays, and extensive practical activities. Students must provide clean leather work gloves, ankle-supporting footwear, a helmet with chin strap, safety glasses, and proper dress for all weather conditions. Each class participant will receive (1) 5.5’ x 8mm piece of accessory cord and a 15’ x 1” piece of tubular webbing (LAB FEE).
Dates: Registration Form August 25th & 26th; 08:00 – 17:00                    Instructor: Dave Nichols

Structural Burn Refresher (SRSR): Class Fee: $50 (8 Hours, Minimum Age: 18)
This refresher course will provide a review of fire attack, search and rescue, and ventilation techniques used in safe firefighting practices in a Live Fire environment. Information, terminology, strategies and tactics from the new PSFA Fire Dynamics programs will be included. Burn day evolutions will include “hot” run-ins with multiple crews “going to work” doing fire attack, search and rescue, and ventilation with emphasis placed on safe and effective fire ground operations.
     
Turnout Gear, SCBA, Pants & Long Sleeve Shirt REQUIRED For Class
Dates: Registration Form September 15th; 08:00 – 17:00                           Instructor: Bob Sells

Truck Company Operations 2: Class Fee: $100 (16 Hours, Minimum Age: 18)
This course will allow the student to practice and further refine his/her ability to effectively and safely perform the fire ground duties normally assigned to truck companies.
Dates: Registration Form July 11th & 12th; 18:30 – 22:30 & 14th; 08:00 – 17:00
                                                                                                                          Instructor: Bob Sells

Vehicle Rescue – Awareness (NVRA): Class Fee: $90 (24 Hours, Minimum Age: 16)
Pa DOH CE Credits: FR, EMT & ALS: 1 (M/T) 23 (O)
This course will provide awareness-level information and skills as it pertains to vehicle rescue incidents. Topics will include: general vehicle rescue function/operations, incident management of the vehicle rescue scene, vehicle anatomy, design, and construction, recognition and control of hazards relative to a vehicle accident, and the tools and equipment used at a vehicle accident/rescue incident.
Dates:
Registration Form September 8th, 9th & 15th; 08:00 – 17:00         Instructor: Dave Nichols

Vehicle Rescue – Operations (NVRO): Class Fee: $100 (20 Hours, Minimum Age: 16)
Pa DOH CE Credits: FR, EMT & ALS: 17 (M/T) 3 (O)
This course will provide operations-level information and a skill as it pertains to vehicle rescue incidents. Topics will include: incident management, tools/equipment, vehicle anatomy/design, hazard control, patient access, care and packaging, disentanglement, extrication, and termination.
Dates: Registration Form September 21st; 18:30 - 22:30, 22nd & 23rd; 08:00 - 17:00                                                                                                                                                                Instructor: Dave Nichols
     
Dept. of Health State Exam scheduled for September 26th, at 18:30 at the York County Fire School

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