NIMS - An Introduction (IS-700)
This course introduces the students to the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command Systems (ICS) as a basic command and management structure under NIMS.
FF Qualifications & Safety - PPE - SCBA
This course will help students to understand the basic entry requirements to become a firefighter, what general knowledge firefighters are expected to have, and what skills they are expected to be able to perform. The principles and procedures behind the personal protective equipment that will be used during their career will be covered.
This course is designed to allow students to describe the characteristics of solid, liquid, and gaseous fuels. An understanding of the conditions necessary for combustion to occur, the chemistry of combustion, and the mechanics of heat transfer. Also, learn about the special considerations in structure fires include back draft and flashover.
This course will familiarize students with various types of building construction and the hazards associated when on fire or during firefighting activities.
Search & Rescue
This course will help students to understand the different types of searches, how searches are conducted, how to ensure firefighter safety during a search & rescue and various rescue techniques. Students will be able to conduct a variety of rescue assists, carries and drags.
Salvage & Overhaul
This course is designed to develop the skills needed for firefighters to prevent and protect damage after a fire emergency.
This course will provide students with the basic knowledge of water supply. Students will be able to locate and identify different sources of water.
Incident Management System
During this course, students will be able to discuss the history and characteristics of IMS. Student will develop an understanding of the organization of IMS and the terminology used within IMS. The student will be able to function within an assigned role within the IMS and be able to describe the transfer of command. Pre-requisite: Students must have completed IS-700 prior to taking this course.
Firefighters will be able to understand the responsibility of responding to an emergency incident and conduct a size-up of the structure or incident to ensure safe and efficient actions are taken by all members on scene.
After firefighters complete this course, they will understand the proper handling, use, maintenance and inspection of fire service ladders.
After firefighters complete this course, they will have an understanding of the types of hand operated and power supplied tools and equipment used in the fire service. They will also be able to understand the association between different types of construction materials such as doors, windows, wall, etc.
After completing this course, the firefighter will be able to load and roll hose. They will also be familiar with various lays and will be able to carry and drag hose lines. The firefighter will be able to explain water and foam fire streams. The firefighter will also be able to identify and operate a given selection of nozzles and tips, and assemble & operate a foam fire stream system.
This course will teach the firefighter to be able to identify the different types of foams used in the fire service. The firefighter will be able to apply foam the apparatus way. .
After firefighters complete this course, they will understand the effects of fire behavior and building construction on ventilation, how to perform horizontal, vertical, natural, positive-pressure and negative-pressure ventilation. The firefighter will also understand the safety precautions for ventilation, indicators of roof collapse and the prevention of backdrafts and flashovers.
Firefighters will know the various methods of combating wildland fires and will be able to distinguish between offensive & defensive strategies. They will also understand special considerations for fires in large buildings, basements, concealed spaces, above ground level, lumberyards, energized equipment and flammable gasses and liquids.
This course is designed to provide the basic knowledge in the operations of portable fire extinguishers. Students will learn about the different types of extinguishers available and the appropriate fire they are to be used for.
Ropes & Knots
After completing this course, the students will have an understanding of the different types of ropes used in the fire service. The students will also learn the construction, maintenance and applications for the different types of ropes.
This course is designed to give students an understanding of the firefighter's role in stabilizing and removing victims from motor vehicle accidents. Students will understand basic vehicle anatomy and the safety hazards involved with vehicle accidents.
Assisting Special Rescue Teams
This course is designed to give students the basic knowledge to help at the eight types of rescue operations and the roles in approaching incidents that require special rescue teams.
This course will teach the students the components of a personal accountability system, the role of the rapid intervention crew, self-rescue techniques and how to conserve air supply should an emergency situation arise.
Fire Prevention - Pre-plans
This course will teach the students to be able to describe the pre-incident plan, its importance for both strategic and tactical incident management of the emergency service. The students will also understand the basic premise of fire prevention and public fire education.
This course will teach the students to be able to describe the roles of telecommunicators and dispatch. The student will also learn to receive an emergency call, obtain necessary information and initiate a response.
Students will understand the role and relationship of the firefighter to criminal investigators and insurance investigators. Students will also learn what observations firefighters should make during fire ground operations and grasp the importance of evidence preservation.
Detection, Protection & Suppression Systems
This course will teach the students the components and functions of a fire alarm system and the basic types of fire alarm initiation devices. Students will also be able to identify various parts of the sprinkler system.
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