2019 Fire Academy

House Fire

Event details

  • Friday | May 17, 2019 to Sunday | May 19, 2019
  • 8:00 am
  • College of Eastern Idaho Building 5 1600 S. 25th E. Idaho Falls, ID 83404
  • 208-785-8605

1901 - Ladders & Ventilation (Saturday or Sunday, 8 hrs)

Ladders - Emphasis on ladder safety. identifies types of ladders, lists ladder safety rules, demonstrate ladder lifts and carries, ladder placement, ladder raises, proper climbing and working from ground ladders. Roof, attic and extension ladders will be used and provided.
Ventilation - All ventilation types will be addressed, the emphasis will be on instruction in Positive Pressure Ventilation. Class will define ventilation, list advantages of ventilation for rescue, attack, fire control, and suppression operations, list primary ventilation method used to prevent backdraft. building factors that aid in determining use of vertical/ horizontal ventilation. Special considerations associated with windowless buildings and basements.

1902 - Forcible Entry & Fire Streams (Saturday or Sunday, 8 hrs)

Forcible Entry - Learn the safe and efficient way to forcibly enter a structure. Gaining access to a structure, facility, or site may require forcing locks, doors, windows, or other barriers.
Fire Streams - What is the best way to get the wet stuff on the red stuff? Water is the primary extinguishing agent you will use to extinguish fires. Water is readily available, inexpensive to use, and extinguishes by cooling and smothering the fire.

1903 - Rope Rescue Operations (20 hrs)

This course provides those personnel with the basic knowledge and skills needed to perform rescues using rope systems to include Ascending and Descending a fixed line, Patient pickoffs and line transfers, Stokes basket and SKED operations, raising and lowering patients.
Safety Policy: Students shall understand and follow all instructions pertaining to operational safety, as stated by instructors or as written in course materials. Instructors and students shall be mindful of safety at all times. Conduct judged to be unsafe shall be grounds for dismissal from the course.

1904 - First Due Command – Blue Card (16 hrs)

Blue Card ICS teaches a standardized approach to command and control of NIMS Types 4 and 5 incidents. This class will give a general overview of the command structure and terminology as well as run students through a variety of hands-on-computer-based simulations that reinforce command and control of Types 4 and 5 incidents, management of resources and radio discipline.

1905 - 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.

1906 - NFA Leadership in Supervision: Creating Environments for Professional Growth (16 hrs)

This two-day course presents the supervisor with the basic leadership skills and tools needed to perform effectively in the fire and EMS environment. The course includes concepts related to a successful transition to supervisory and leadership roles, including concepts of adaptive leadership; change management; active followership; effective communication, including difficult conversations and advocacy-inquiry based dialogue; ethics; authority; power; decision-making; and active engagement through development of a personal plan.

1907 - 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.

1908 - S200 Initial Attack (16 hrs)

This course is designed to meet the training needs of the Incident Commandeer Type 4 (ICT4). It is presented in a discussion/exercise format. The six instructional units include Foundation Skills; Intelligence Gathering and Documentation; Size Up the Incident; Develop a Plan of Action; Post-fire Activities; Evaluating Incident Objectives and Manage the Incident. Evaluation of the student is by unit tests and performance based evaluations.

1909 - Flashover & Survival (8 hrs)

Utilizing the State’s new flashover trailer, this is a lifesaving program for recognition and survival of the phenomena of flashover. Students will learn to better understand the phenomena of flashover, techniques to possibly give them time to escape a flashover and to save firefighters from injury and death from flashover.

1910 - LPG Fires (8 hrs)

Learn how to respond safely to emergencies involving LPG. Topics include physical properties, overview of the various types of containers and fittings, and tactical response guidelines.

1911 - Understanding & Fighting Basement Fires (Friday or Saturday, 8 hrs)

The ISFSI “Understanding and Fighting Basement Fires” program is one of the most talked-about educational experiences in the fire service today. Basement fires present a significant hazard and make tactical choices a challenge for even the most seasoned firefighter. Line of duty deaths and injuries have encouraged departments to reflect on their current tactics, effects of flow path, and safety considerations for basement fires. The ISFSI “Understanding and Fighting Basement Fires” 8-hour classroom curriculum addresses types of basement access, fire attack tactics, nozzles and appliances, and tactical considerations based on research and real life experience. The ISFSI partnership with UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute brings the research to the classroom and from the classroom to the streets.

1912 - SFM Fire Safety Inspector Course (20 hrs)

This class helps you to apply the fire code. It is a condensed version of NFA and ISTA fire inspector’s classes. The class will cover procedures and common hazards to look for during inspections.
It covers annual inspections or company inspections. It will cover acceptance testing on fire protection systems. It is designed for the officer or firefighter involved in annual or company inspections, and the chief or inspector in charge of enforcing the fire code.

1913 - Pediatric Triage: Who Gets a bandage; Who gets a helicopter & ABC’s of Trauma (8 hrs)

Taught by Life Flight Network

1914 - Can you Breathe? Airway tools and tricks & Firefighter Functional Fitness Workshop (8 hrs)

Taught by Life Flight Network & American Council on Exercise (ACE)

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