This course prepares new firefighters to operate in the exterior or non-IDLH areas of the fire scene. Students participate in learning events covering firefighter personal protective equipment (PPE), self-contained breathing apparatus inspection and cylinder changing, fire department communications, building construction and fire behavior, modern fire control research, portable fire extinguishers, rope and knot tying, ground ladders, forcible entry, tactical ventilation theory, water supply, hose and fire streams, loss control, orientation to fire origin and cause determination, fire prevention and life safety initiatives, confined space awareness, overview of first aid and buddy care, and Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations.
Start Date: September 13th, 6:30pm
Dates all at 6:30pm: 9/27, 9/29, 10/4, 10/6, 10/11, 10/13, 10/18, 10/20, 10/25, 10/27, 11/1, 11/3, 11/10, 11/15, 11/17, 11/22, 11/24, 11/29, 12/1, 12/6, 12/8, 12/13, 12/15, 12/20
Course Length: 79 hours
Course Location: New Hartford FD
Class is full
**To achieve the Fire Officer Completion, all 5 courses must be completed within 2 years of the first course and attendance is required due to the short nature of the courses. Computer access will be needed and can be done with a tablet or laptop. **