2018 Fire Academy

House Fire

Event details

  • Friday | May 4, 2018 to Sunday | May 6, 2018
  • 8:00 am
  • College of Eastern Idaho Building 5 1600 S. 25th E. Idaho Falls, ID 83404
  • 208-785-8605

1800 - Stop the Bleed (Friday Night - Everyone invited)

Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and a call to action that is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders and first responder to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before additional help arrives. No matter how rapid the arrival of advanced level emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on scene. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, so quickly stopping the bleeding is critical. Those nearest to someone with life threatening injuries are best positioned to provide immediate care if they are equipped with the appropriate training and resources. Stop the Bleed has brought together a number of Federal agencies, non-profit organizations and corporations to develop and disseminate resources to train the public in bleeding control. Stop the Bleed was created by the Department of Homeland Security and during this course, instructors will offer classroom and hands on training that will demonstrated how to control life-threatening bleeding and the reasoning that this is such a crucial skill to have. It will also discuss how to implement the course material and how to offer them in your community.

1801 - L-280 Followership to Leadership (16 hrs)

This course is designed as an opportunity for individuals preparing to step into a fireline leadership role. It combines classroom instruction with field exercises guiding students in small teams through a series of problem solving events. Topics include leadership values and principles, transition challenges for new leaders, situational leadership, team cohesion factors, ethical decision-making, and after action review techniques.

Upon completion of the class students will be able to assess their individual traits and motivation for entering into a leadership role while demonstrating an understanding of fundamental leadership principles.

1802 - S-230 Crew Boss (Single Resource) (20 hrs)

This course fosters development of student proficiency in the performance of duties associated with the single resource boss position (crew boss, engine boss, heavy equipment boss etc.) from initial dispatch through demobilization to the home unit. Topics include operational leadership, preparation and mobilization, risk management and mitigation and entrapment avoidance. The class also focusses on safety, appropriate wildland fire situation tactics and their implementation through the chain of command, offline duties, demobilization, and post incident responsibilities. This is a 20 hr class that will begin Friday night.

1803 - Essentials Search and Rescue (8 hrs)

Learn the basics of search a room or structure for victims or firefighters that may be loss within the fire structure. Learn the basics of getting them out safely, as well as yourself and partner.

1804 - Water Supply (8 hrs)

We all use water to put fires out. Many time it takes more water than we carry to the scene in our trucks. How do we get those large quantities of water to the scene? Come and learn how this is done.

1805 - Interior Live Fire Attack (8 hrs) (Ammon Live Fire Trailer)

Have you wondered what it is like to be in a fire or do you need live fire training to be able to get your FF1 Certification. This is the class for you. It is an 8 hrs, one-day class that will help you understand fire and how to attack safely. You will need your full set of turnouts with an up-to-date SCBA and an extra bottle.

1806 - Swift Water Rescue Level 1 ** (24 hrs)

Swiftwater rescue operations are inherently dangerous and with the complications of fast current, low-head dams, and/or hidden debris they can become deadly. Prepare for these hazards by learning how to organize and manage safe swift water rescue operations. Participants in the swift water rescue training program should be prepared for multiple in-water scenarios.

Program topics include:

  • Hydrology
  • Dynamics of moving water
  • Site survey
  • Hazard identification
  • Protective equipment
  • Rope tactics
  • Boat-based techniques
  • Survival techniques and rigging systems
  • Low-head dams
  • Risk/benefit analysis

Completing the Dive Rescue Swift Water Rescue Training I program provides 24 hours toward NFPA compliance for standards 1670 or 1006.

Duration – 3 days (24 hours) Recommended for – Dive team members, water rescue team members, law enforcement and fire service personnel Prerequisites – Member of a public safety agency and at least 18 years old. The Dive Rescue Swift Water Rescue Training I program is designed for personnel who are physically fit. Participants are encouraged to participate after successfully completing the IADRS Watermanship Test or testing to a fitness level of 13 MET (Metabolic Equivalents) or greater (Form attached below). Participants with aerobic fitness questions or concerns should consult their physician prior to in-water training. Participants who have poor aerobic fitness may attend this program as surface support personnel with the approval of the instructor.

This class starts on Friday, at 0800 hrs., and again Saturday and Sunday, at 0800 hrs. There is a maximum number of 24 students.

1807 - Fire Fighter Safety and Survival ** (16 hrs)

Idaho Falls Fire Department Firefighter Survival School is a rigorous course designed to add to existing skill and test knowledge and ability to perform. This is not a beginner’s course. Class members should expect to be challenged physically and mentally. All obstacles and functions are team exercises therefore teamwork skills are a must. Participants are required to bring PPE along with SCBA, multiple bottles are encouraged. Air compressors will be on site. Lunch is provided and water and rest area will be available.

1808 - Heavy Extrication ** (16 hrs)

Stations are designed to challenge previously learned skills and utilize them in awkward positions. Students will perform extrication and disentanglement operations of trapped victims in large, heavy or machinery.


  • Affiliated with a fire department or rescue organization that provides auto extrication
  • Written confirmation from the fire chief or unit commander
  • Completed extrication operations within the past 5 years
  • A copy of the certificate accompanies the application.

Students shall have:

  • Full turnout gear or ensemble providing adequate flash protection
  • Helmet
  • Safety shoes
  • Ear protection
  • Eye protection meeting ANSI standard Z87.1. Helmet shield do not comply
  • Extrication approved gloves

1809 - Apparatus & Pump Maintenance (16 hrs)

Learn how to maintain and test the most important part of a fire engine, the PUMP. This is a great way to gain the understanding of what needs to be done to these pumps and some minor repairs that can be done in-house.

1810 - NFA Leadership II (16 hrs)

This 20-hour course provides the Company Officer (CO) with the basic leadership skills and tools needed to perform effectively in the fire service environment. The course addresses ethics, the use and abuse of power at the company officer level, creativity in the fire service environment, and manage of the multiple roles of the company officer.

1811 - NFA Incident Safety Officer (16 hrs)

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-hazard types of situations will be emphasized.

1812 - Active Shooter Response (16 hrs)

The Active Attack Integrated Response Course (AAIR) is a 16 hour performance level direct delivery course designed to improve integration between law enforcement, fire, tele-communicator and emergency medical services (EMS) in active attack/shooter events. The course provides law enforcement officers with key medical skills based on tactical emergency casualty care (TECC) guidelines, which can be used at the point of injury (POI) to increase survivability of victims. the course also provides a model framework for law enforcement, fire, and EMS to integrate responses during an active attack/shooter event through the rescue task force concept. This course has been designed to improve the safety and survivability of victims of active attack/shooter events and increase the effectiveness, coordination, and resource integration between law enforcement, fire, telecommunications and EMS when responding to these events.

Prerequisites: Participants must be state-certified law enforcement, fire, tele-communicator or EMS providers. EMS providers should be EMT-B certified (preferably EMT-I or EMT-P). Participants should have completed IS-100, IS-300, IS-400, and IS-700.

Required Equipment: Good attitude, open mind, pen and paper, duty gear, body armor, groin protection, and appropriate clothing for "force-on-force" training (i.e. long sleeve shirt, gloves, etc.) Head, eye and throat protection will be provided by ALERRT.

Recommended Equipment: Participants may wear their agency issued or approved uniform to class each session. This course is a hand-on training course and participants are encouraged to wear appropriate clothing for conducting practical exercises and scenarios. Fire and EMS personnel do not need to bring bunker gear. Department or agency issues or personal weapons, both primary and secondary, are not required for this course. Officers are responsible for properly securing their weapons during the training course and should follow agency policy. A lockable storage container will be available on-site to secure handguns during the practical exercise portion of the course. Handguns must remain in a secure holster to be stored in the provided lockable container. Ammunition, weapon magazines, batons, electronic control devices, knives, and pepper spray are not allowed in the training area at any time during the course. Duty radios for use in train-ups and scenarios is strongly encouraged. This allows each individual to work with their equipment they'll be using in an actual incident as well as it test interoperability of the system once multiple agencies are on scene.

1813 - Brannigan's Building Construction (16 hrs)

Every building is in the process of falling down. We will examine how fire accelerates this process in the 5 types of building construction as should be understood by firefighters and their commands.

Taught by Bill Hicks, a 34-year line veteran of the fire service with experience ranging from a small volunteer service to 25 years with the Idaho Falls Fire Department where he is currently a Captain/Paramedic. He has a passion for understanding building construction and is a student of fire.

1814 - International Fire Code class (20 hrs)

Learn to be a Fire Official for your department under the State Fire Marshal’s Office. You will learn to use the International Fire Code 2015 book. Please come to class with a current 2015 IFC book. The class starts on Friday night at 1800 hrs.

FOOLS Hospitality Night

FOOLS logoEastern Idaho FOOLS (Fraternal Order of Leatherhead Society) are proudly sponsoring a hospitality night on Friday May 4th starting at 3:00 PM in honor of the Eastern Idaho Fire Chiefs Academy. Come and socialize with other firefighters across the region as we celebrate a training environment and the resurgence of the Eastern Idaho FOOLS. For more information on the FOOLS see our website or ask for one of us at the event.