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Firefighter Training

The Institute's Firefighter training program includes a broad spectrum of training targeted at the basic Firefighter and Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator levels. Topics include training designed to meet National Certification for Fire Fighter Levels 1 and 2, "basic firefighter training" custom-designed to meet the local fire department's training needs and Apparatus Driver/Operator -- Pumper and Aerial courses. This category of training includes all courses with the target audience being at the "firefighter" or apparatus driver/operator level.

Courses & Events

This course is designed to provide airport firefighters with an opportunity to refresh their aircraft firefighting and rescue skills and meets or exceeds FAA requirements for "live-fire drill" as listed in FAA Part 139.319(j)(3).
This course covers Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) safety and incident response.
This course is specially designed to meet the basic firefighter training needs of each department requesting topic-specific training.
This course is designed for entry level firefighters to help them gain confidence in using a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Building on the untold story of LODD survivors, this presentation reveals how family members must live with the consequences of a firefighter death and provides a focus on the need for firefighters and officers to change fundamental attitudes and behaviors in order to prevent line-of-duty deaths. The central theme promotes the courage to do the right thing in order to protect yourself and other firefighters and ensure that "Everyone Goes Home" at the end of the day.
This course is for driver/operators who are responsible for operating fire apparatus with aerial devices within their departments.
This course will educate driver/operators who are responsible for operating apparatus equipped with fire pumps.
This course will educate driver/operators who are responsible for operating Pumpers and Aerial apparatus.
Training will include live fire suppression and control activities designed to meet the job performance requirements for Firefighter 1 and 2.
This course is designed to meet the NFPA 1001 standard for Fire Fighter 2.
Firefighter Skills Training teaches the skills best described as "destructive" skills included in Fire Fighter I and other basic firefighter training courses.
This course provides students knowledge and skills necessary for handling propane emergency incidents.
This 6-8 hour course will enable participants to: recognize the presence or potential presence of hazardous materials; recognize the type of container at a site and identify the material in it if possible; transmit information to an appropriate authority and call for appropriate assistance; identify actions to protect themselves and others from hazards; establish scene control by isolating the hazardous area and denying entry.
This 32-hour course will build upon Hazardous Materials Awareness Level training and enable participants to: identify the hazardous material(s) involved in an incident if possible; analyze an incident to determine the nature and extent of the problem; protect themselves, nearby persons, the environment, and property from the effects of a release; develop a defensive plan of action to address the problems presented by the incident; implement the planned response to control a release from a safe distance and keep it from spreading; and evaluate the progress of the actions taken to ensure that response objectives are safely met.
This course will focus on setting up and operating an efficient water shuttle system using available apparatus.
Firefighters will be individually fit tested according to OSHA Standards with the type and size of SCBA face mask they will be wearing when they enter Immediately Deadly to Life and Health (IDLH) atmospheres.