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2017 Courses

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(January - December)

(Catalog updated 02/14/17)

Firefighter 1 Application            Firefighter 1 Candidate Handbook
Firefighter 1 Skill Sheets
(October 6th; 18:30, & 7th; 08:00 - 17:00)
(Applications MUST be typed, with exception of signatures)
Firefighter 2 Application              Firefighter 2 Candidate Handbook
Firefighter 2 Skill Sheets
(No Exam scheduled yet)
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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Advanced Fire Police: Class Fee: $25 (16 Hours, Minimum Age: 18) This course will touch upon training and the training officer's qualifications, policy & procedures, legal liabilities, court appearance, leadership, communications and public relations, defensive driving, traffic control, security, self-protection and uniforms.
Dates: (November 6th, 8th, 13th & 15th; 18:30 – 22:30) 
                                                                                    Instructor: Randy Rice           Registration Form

Building Construction - Combustible: 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: (November 6th & 8th; 18:30 – 22:30 & 12th; 08:00 – 17:00)
                                                                                    Instructor: Bob Sells               Registration Form

Emergency Vehicle Operations Course: Class Fee: $30 (16 Hours, Minimum Age: 18)
Pa DOH CE Credits: FR, EMT & ALS: 16 (O)
Sadly, a large proportion of emergency responder deaths and injuries occur as a result of motor vehicle accidents involving emergency response vehicles. This course is suitable for both novice and veteran emergency vehicle operators. Consisting of 8 hours of classroom and 8 hours of driving on a competency course, it will teach, reinforce, and review those issues and skills needed by anyone who operates a motor vehicle in responding to an emergency.
Dates: (November 27th & 29th; 18:30 - 22:30 & December 2nd; 08:00 - 17:00)
                                                                                   Instructor: Randy Rice           Registration Form

Engine Company Operations: 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: (September 30th & October 1st; 08:00 – 17:00)  
                                                                                   Instructor: Will Shaver            Registration Form

Entry Level Interior Firefighter: Class Fee: $130 (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.
Dates: (October 18th; 18:30 – 22:30, 21st & 22nd; 08:00 – 17:00, 25th; 18:30 – 22:30, 29th; 08:00 – 17:00,                        November 3rd; 18:30 – 22:30 & 4th; 08:00 – 17:00)
                                                                                   Instructor: John Livingston     Registration Form

First Aid / CPR / AED: Lab Fee: $60 (7 Hours, Minimum Age: 14)
American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor lead course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to & 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 & other first aid emergencies. This course also teaches adult CPR and AED use.
Dates: (October 3rd & 5th; 18:30 – 22:30)             Instructor: Justin Koller          Registration Form
          
(December 16th; 08:00 – 16:30)                   Instructor: Justin Koller         Registration Form

Haz-Mat Operations (NFPA 472): Class Fee: $50 (24 Hours, Minimum Age: 16)
Pa DOH CE Credits: FR, EMT & ALS: 5 (M/T) 16.5 (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: (October 11th & 12th; 18:30 – 22:30, 14th & 15th; 08:00 – 17:00)
                                                                                    Instructor: Larry Curry           Registration Form

Haz-Mat Operations Refresher (HMOR): Class Fee: $25 (6 Hours, Minimum Age: 16)
Pa DOH CE Credits: FR, EMT & ALS: 5.5 (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.
                                        Turnout Gear & SCBA NEEDED For Week-end Class
Dates: (October 21st; 08:00 – 15:00)                       Instructor: Larry Curry           Registration Form

Pump Operations 1: Class Fee: $40 (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: (September 25th & 28th; 18:30 - 22:30, & October 1st; 08:00 - 17:00)
                                                                                    Instructor: Dana Baker          Registration Form

Pump Operations 2: Class Fee: $40 (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: (October 23rd & 26th; 18:30 - 22:30 & 28th; 08:00 - 17:00)
                                                                                    Instructor: Dana Baker          Registration Form

Reading the Smoke: Class Fee: $25 (4 Hours, Minimum Age: 14)
This 4 hour class will emphasize that proper training and utilization of available resources for learning to read smoke will help to reduce the number of firefighter death/injuries in Pennsylvania. Officers and firefighters need to develop their ability to read smoke conditions in order to make safe and effective decisions on the fire ground. In this class, students will be introduced to the techniques and “art” of reading smoke and then view videos of actual fires and discuss these situations to be able to better understand how to read smoke.
Dates: (December 5th; 18:30 - 22:30)                      Instructor: John Fogg              Registration Form

RIT 2: Class Fee: $90 (16 Hours, Minimum Age: 18)
This program is designed to build on the concepts covered in the Rapid Intervention Team Operations I program and to give personnel the knowledge, skills and abilities to deal with more complex situations involving Rapid Intervention Teams (RIT) operations. Topics covered include: Advanced concepts in RIT, managing the RIT portion of a mayday incident, considerations for commercial, industrial and multiple residential occupancies, dealing with entrapment and entanglement situations, heavy lift operations, extended operations involving multiple teams, and packaging / removal of downed firefighters. Concepts are presented using focused practical / skill sessions and integrated exercises.
Dates: (November 7th & 9th; 18:30 – 22:30 & 11th; 08:00 – 17:00)
                                                                                  
Instructor: Dustin Poist            Registration Form

Riding the Front Seat: Class Fee: $50 (16 Hours, Minimum Age: 18)
This course is designed to orient the new or aspiring company officer to the responsibilities of the position and to provide them with an orientation to the process of managing the first ten (10) minutes of an incident pending the arrival of an experienced line officer. This course is divided into a series of modules covering critical topics. These topics are combined in a series of exercises including simulations designed to provide experience relative to operations at the most common fire scenarios.
Dates: (December 2nd & 3rd; 08:00 - 17:00)          Instructor: Rick Brocius          Registration Form

Rope / High Angle Rescue 1 Class Fee: $90 Lab Fee: $10 (16 Hours, Minimum Age: 18)
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: (October 14th & 15th; 08:00 – 17:00)          Instructor: Dave Nichols        Registration Form

Traffic Incident Management: Class Fee $25 (4 Hours, Minimum Age: 18)
This National TIM Responder Training Program establishes the foundation and promotes consistent training for all responders to incidents involving operations on or near a highway. The PA-TIM objectives primarily target operations and special risks to personnel performing fire, rescue & EMS functions. This program examines those risks and provides nationally recognized actions to minimize / reduce those risks.
Dates: (October 3rd; 18:30 - 22:30)                         Instructor: Randy Rice            Registration Form

Vehicle Rescue - Operations: Class Fee: $60 (20 Hours, Minimum Age: 16)
Pa DOH CE Credits: FR, EMT & ALS: 17 (M/T) 3 (O)
This course is intended for personnel who have already taken BVR-Awareness course in the past. This course teaches the student the use of hand tools in vehicle rescue operations and how to access and package the patient at the accident scene. Post rescue operations are also discussed.
Dates:
(October 27th; 18:30 – 22:30, 28th & 29th; 08:00 – 17:00) 
                                                                                    Instructor: Dave Nichols       
Course Full
                          
State Exam scheduled for November 1st, 2017, at 18:30 hours, at the Fire School

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