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TRAINING COURSES

Apparatus Operator Pump Course

Offers knowledge and skills essential to pump operation. Based on objectives from National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator, Chapter 3, this course includes responsibilities of pump operators, hydraulics and friction loss, pump controls and accessories, fire streams, pumper practices, pumping from draft and pump evolutions, and using the fire pump at the fire hydrant. Demonstrations and practice sessions are included. Prerequisites: Apparatus Operator, and BEFO (formerly known as Scene Support Operations) or equivalent Course number : 01-05-0005

Instructor: Brendan Dunn
Start date: May 4, 6:30pm
Other Date: May 6, 11, 13, 18, and 20 all at 6:30pm. 5/22 at 8:30am and 12:30pm
Designed for Fire Service personnel
Course Length: 24 Hours
Course Location: Maynard FD

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Course: Apparatus Operator-Aerial Device

Designed to follow the NFPA 1002 Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications, provides the student with knowledge necessary to operate, inspect and maintain aerial devices. Course content includes emergency vehicle operations review, classification and typing, vehicle inspection, operation of various types of aerial devices including platforms and ladders, proper location of placement and setup at an incident including driving, spotting and stabilizing. Fire departments must possess an aerial device to offer this program enabling students to fully operate this device.

Instructor: Wusik
Start date: July 20th, 6:30pm
Other Date: July 22nd, 29th, August 3rd, 5th, and 12th all at 6:30pm. August 14th at 8:30am and 1:00pm  
Designed for: Fire service personnel
Prerequisites: Apparatus Operator, and BEFO (formerly known as Scene Support Operations) or equivalent
Course Length: 24 hours
Course Location:
Sylvan Beach

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Course: Fire Police

Trains fire police to perform their duties more effectively. It includes defining and interpreting terms, oath of office, relation to regular police officers, general duties, maintaining safe conditions at an emergency, traffic direction and control, pre-planning, and various laws of interest to the fire service. Under the provision of General Municipal Law, Section 209-c, this course, when approved by OFPC, must be completed by every fire police officer who was appointed after September 1, 1980.
 

Instructor: Sege
Start date: June 7th Starts @ 1830
Other Date: June 9, 11, 14, 16 Starts @1830
June 19 Starts @ 0800 and is a double session

Designed for: Fire service personnel designated as fire police
Course Length: 21 hours
Course Location:
New London FD
Class is full


Course: SCBA/ Interior Firefighter Ops

 

This course prepares new BEFO graduates to operate as Interior Structural firefighters or in IDLH areas of the fire scene. Students participate in learning events covering firefighter personal protective equipment (PPE), self-contained breathing apparatus donning, doffing and use, SCBA air management and SCBA emergencies, basic firefighter survival techniques, modern fire control methods, building fire search and victim removal techniques, firefighter survival skills, tactical ventilation techniques and basic power saw operation, forcible entry techniques, hose line advancement, vehicle and wildland firefighting theory, vehicle firefighting techniques, coordinated structure fire interior attack and transitional fire attack, and coordinated initial company operations.

 

Instructor: Goodenough
Start date: April 27th  Starts @ 6:30pm
Additional Dates all at 6:30pm: 4/29, 5/3, 5/5, 5/11, 5/13, 5/17, 5/19, 5/25, 5/27, 6/1, 6/2
5/8 double session at 8am and 1pm
5/22 double session at 8am and 1pm

Designed for: BEFO course graduates ready to perform interior structural and IDLH firefighting operations.
Prerequisites: Basic Exterior Firefighting Operations (BEFO) 2016 Edition Course Completion OR BEFO 2015 Edition AND Bridge/ refresher training course OR Scene Support Operations Course Completion AND Bridge/ refresher training course OR Basic Firefighter or Essentials course completion AND Bridge / refresher training course.
Medical clearance and mask fit test is required to participate.
Course Length: 49 hours
Course Location(s):
Westmoreland FD
Class is full


Course: SCBA/ Interior Firefighter Ops

This course prepares new BEFO graduates to operate as Interior Structural firefighters or in IDLH areas of the fire scene. Students participate in learning events covering firefighter personal protective equipment (PPE), self-contained breathing apparatus donning, doffing and use, SCBA air management and SCBA emergencies, basic firefighter survival techniques, modern fire control methods, building fire search and victim removal techniques, firefighter survival skills, tactical ventilation techniques and basic power saw operation, forcible entry techniques, hose line advancement, vehicle and wildland firefighting theory, vehicle firefighting techniques, coordinated structure fire interior attack and transitional fire attack, and coordinated initial company operations.

Instructor: Goodenough
Start date: June 14th  Starts @ 6:30pm
Additional Dates all at 6:30pm: 6/16, 6/18, 6/22, 6/24, 6/28, 6/30, 7/6, 7/8, 7/12, 7/14, 7/20, 7/22, 7/27
7/17 double session at 8am and 1pm

Designed for: BEFO course graduates ready to perform interior structural and IDLH firefighting operations.
Prerequisites: Basic Exterior Firefighting Operations (BEFO) 2016 Edition Course Completion OR BEFO 2015 Edition AND Bridge/ refresher training course OR Scene Support Operations Course Completion AND Bridge/ refresher training course OR Basic Firefighter or Essentials course completion AND Bridge / refresher training course.
Medical clearance and mask fit test is required to participate.
Course Length: 49 hours
Course Location(s):
Lee Center FD
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