This course is designed to prepare the learner to meet the requirements of NFPA 1031, Standard for Fire Inspector Qualifications. This course will follow the IFSTA Fire Inspection and Code Enforcement 7th Edition curriculum in addition to other topics selected by the instructor. An IFSAC certification.
The objective of this 40-hour course is to provide the student with training in company operations and administration that enhances the entry-level company officer training course. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to effectively manage IMS, human resources, community/public relations, fire department organization and administration, including budgets, reports, and planning ;Pre- fire inspection, investigation, public education, and emergency service delivery; and safety. (NFPA Standard 1021, Fire Officer Professional Qualifications 2014) Major topics covered in the course are human resource management, managing affirmative action, government agencies, supervisor and subordinate interaction, the budgetary process, information management systems, health and safety, fire safety inspection, public fire education, specialized fire protection equipment, organizational communications, strategic planning, and strategy and tactics. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, classroom exercises, case studies, audio/visual material, learner presentations/reports, quizzes, final IFSAC written examination, and Practical examination.
This two-day course provides the supervisor with the conceptual foundation and framework for success in leadership roles by exploring creative, analytical, political and critical thinking perspectives. The course addresses skills needed for assessing situations from multiple perspectives, making critical decisions, fostering creativity and innovation, and using persuasion. The primary target audience for this course is those individuals who are at the first line level of supervision; Company Officer or Unit (fire prevention, fire education, communications, EMS, etc.) supervisor level. The secondary target audiences are fire and EMS personnel at the first line management level (Chief Officer or above).
This course is designed to prepare the learner to meet the requirements of NFPA 921, Standard for Fire Investigator Qualifications. This course will follow the IFSTA Fire Investigator 2nd Edition curriculum in addition to other topics selected by the instructor. An IFSAC certification exam and practical will not be scheduled.
Today’s fire service is a complicated mix of people, money, rules and regulations with many laws guiding the management and direction of our service. Unfortunately, all too often, fire departments and their personnel find themselves facing lawsuits due to violations of these laws, rules and regulations. This series of legal and PEER Support presentations is designed to bring to the forefront those issues that can get fire districts and fire district personnel including elected officials into legal jeopardy. There is a tangible link to the state and federal laws that govern our fire departments. It is incumbent on every fire officer, firefighter and elected official to know and understand how these two disciplines are interconnected.
As the saying goes – you don’t know what you don’t know! So, we are connecting you to an industry insider who will revealed ten critical must-know tips to help you avoid potential roadblocks, prepare the right information and submit a successful grant application.
Our insider has participated in multiple fire grant writing programs by submitting, receiving, and managing grants, and has successfully received over $4.5 million in grant funding over the last five years. Our insider is successful in both the public safety and private foundation grants and agreed to take us behind the scenes of fire grants to help give you a better shot at submitting a successful application. Don’t miss out on this!
This 2-day course identifies operational activities and safety concerns for structural company officers assigned to a Wildland/Wildland Urban Interface incident. Topics covered include Introduction to Wildland/Wildland Urban Interface firefighting, interface environment, wildland fire behavior, command and control issues of wildland/urban interface firefighting, and tactics
The technology to monitor brain oxygenation is currently available and being used in hospital facilities. As with all critical monitoring functions proven to be beneficial in critical care units and EDs, there can be beneficial results as well if used in the prehospital setting. It’s not a novel concept to directly monitor the organ of interest to direct and assess therapies. The human brain constitutes 2% of the total body weight, yet the energy-consuming processes that enable the brain to function adequately account for about 25% of total body energy expenditure - and 20% of the oxygen consumption of the whole organism. So it is easy to see the benefits of brain tissue oxygen monitoring.
Join Kees Polderman, MD, PhD as he explains this evolving diagnostic tool and how trends over time and threshold values are both important when assessing brain function. Dr. Polderman will explain how a combination of monitoring techniques may provide better insight into brain function than a single monitor used alone.
This two-day course examines the Safety Officer's role at emergency responses. A specific focus on operations within an Incident Command System (ICS) as a Safety Officer is a main theme. Response to all-hazards types of situations will be emphasized. The goal of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the Incident Safety Officer (ISO) during incident operations and training evolutions. This course is an incident-specific, scenario-oriented course designed to teach students what an ISO needs to know at an incident. The course uses instructor-led discussion, multimedia activities, and small group discussions to convey instructional points. This course is designed for fire and emergency medical services (EMS) responders who may be designated by the Incident Commander (IC) as an ISO while working within an Incident Command System (ICS). These assignments may occur during firefighting, EMS, special operations type incidents, and training evolutions.
Firefighter PPE must provide more than just protection from flame, heat, and physical hazards. PPE also must provide protection from particles as evidence has shown that particle exposure represents a significant threat to firefighter long-term health.
This Webcast sets out to explain the risks of particle exposure and emphasize the importance of PPE design as a first-line of defense. The Webcast further examines methods of PPE cleaning as a second line of defense for particle exposure as contaminants can become lodged in PPE and continue to pose a threat to firefighter health until they are removed from apparel.
This unique training program considers a wide spectrum of prevention strategies that can be implemented across all construction site stakeholders to prevent catastrophic fires in buildings under construction. These fires seem to have become commonplace and are featured in news reports far more often than we’ve seen in the past. “Construction Site Fire Safety” is broad in scope, identifying and describing the problem in detail, and providing comprehensive options available to local jurisdictions allowing them to address the problem at the local level.
The answer to successful officer training, both initial and ongoing, lies beyond National Fire Protection Association 1021 certification. Successful programs, although based on professional standards and references, are also tailored to the specific needs of the department. This webcast links certification training with realistic job requirement training. Rather than teaching one version of officer development, this class presents a step-by-step process for completing a needs assessment and then building the framework for officer training for entry-level and experienced fire officers. Participants receive guidance, practical examples, and multiple opportunities for in-class application. The webcast, sponsored by Columbia Southern University, is designed for volunteer and career fire departments, regardless of size.
What You'll Learn:
Define the need for officer development programs
Identify the content and requirements for successful programs
Determine benchmarks used to track improvement and competency
Develop materials for initial and ongoing training
Create strategies for implementation of entry level and continuing education programs for officers