Fire Ground Training


Faced with the tight budget restraints, minimum staffing, and complex training requirements of the 21st century, it is difficult for many departments to stay in compliance with the NFPA and OSHA standards.

Because we understand these issues, Fire and Rescue Training, Inc. has developed many customized courses that will enable your department to:
  • Meet your department's safety and financial needs
  • Maintain your compliance with National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) and OSHA standards
  • Obtain continual educational credits, (OEMS contact hours).
All of our courses offer the following:
  • Programs are conducted at your facility or at a mutually agreeable site.
  • Classes are mirrored for any employees who work swing shifts.
  • Existing equipment is used or we will supply it.
  • "Turn Key Classes" are available. We teach & leave all necessary equipment for you to conduct your business.
  • Certificates are awarded upon the completion of each class.
 

Fire Ground Training

The fire service requires a great amount of individual and team effort.  Our fireground training introduces your members to the basics of fire fighting. With the information and skills acquired from our courses and with much practice, the student will develop a solid foundation in fireground operations.

Courses offered in fireground training:
       
  • High-Rise Training
  • Incident Command
  • E.V.O.C. Emergency Vehicle Driver Training
High-Rise Fire Fighting

Description:
Almost every community today has a high-rise building which can create unique challenges for local fire departments because of manpower shortages.

We will develop a customized training program for your department and provide all the training necessary for your members. This includes an incident command structure.

Our training programs incorporate the following categories.
  • Completed structures
  • Buildings under construction
  • Use of portable radios in high-rise buildings
Objectives:
At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
  • Define high-rise building
  • Know the procedures for locating the fire
  • Engine company operations
  • Ladder company operations
  • Define main command post
  • Define upper command post
  • Elevator procedures
Course Information:
Length: This is an 8 hour program.
Contact Arthur LaPorte for more information.
Email: alaporte@fireandrescuetraining.com
Phone: 617-689-3098

Incident Command

Description:
The purpose of the Incident Command is to:
  • Standardize and formalize a modular command structure and to clearly define the roles of the Incident Commander and his/her subordinates.
  • Insure an organized method of command and control at an incident and thereby increase the level of safety on the fire ground and personnel accountability.
  • Provide for the definition and use of the fire ground management principles: Unity of Command; Span of Control; and the Efficient Use of Resources.
Objectives:
At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
  • State the responsibilities of the Incident Commander
  • Define Strategic Goals
  • Develop Strategic Goals
  • Define the Command Staff
  • Communicate
  • Understand Incident and Firefighter Safety
  • Understand Personnel Accountability
  • State Emergency Building Evacuation Signal
  • Understand Sectoring, Exposure Identification System
Course Information:
Length: This is an 8 hour program.
OEMS Credits: Approved for OEMS credits

Contact Arthur LaPorte for more information.
Email: alaporte@fireandrescuetraining.com
Phone: 617-689-3098

E.V.O.C. Emergency Vehicle Driver Training / EVDT

Description:
This comprehensive emergency vehicle driver training program is designed to:
  • Present the necessary training and testing for new and existing emergency vehicle drivers
  • Establish proficiency in knowledge, understanding and practical applications for emergency vehicle driving
  • Meet the NFPA 1002 standard for fire apparatus driver/operator professional qualifications
Objectives:
  • Explain how safe operations of emergency vehicles affect their department, community and job.
  • Explain the forces that operate on an emergency vehicle and how to use those forces safely.
  • Describe the proper attitudes of emergency vehicle operators.
  • Explain how most emergency vehicle accidents occur and steps to prevent them.
  • Describe safe vehicle operation principles.
  • Demonstrate driving techniques that will improve safe operations.
  • Develop a safe driving policy that meets the needs of the organization.
Course Information:
Length: This is a comprehensive four part course which includes 16 hours of instruction.
  1. 8 hours of classroom instruction
  2. 8 hours street and highway driving-(completed by your own department)
  3. Written test
  4. Competency course completion
OEMS Credits: Approved for OEMS credits
Contact Arthur LaPorte for more information.
Email: alaporte@fireandrescuetraining.com
Phone: 617-689-3098

 

Hazardous Materials Training

These training courses educate emergency responders about basic strategies that safeguard their health and safety when their work involves potential exposure to hazardous materials.
  • Hazardous Material First Responder Operational
  • Engine Company Decon Training
Hazardous Material First Responder Operational

Description:
This training course is to educate emergency responders about the basic strategies to safeguard their health and safety when their work involves potential exposure to hazardous materials.

Objectives:
Upon completion of this course the participants will be able to:
  • Detect the presence of hazardous substance
  • Consult appropriate references for additional information
  • Implement work practices that minimize the possibility of contamination
Refresher training is required, at least annually, to keep skills current.

Course Information:
Length: Three day course, 8-hours per day.
More time may be required for classes of responders who need additional instruction in other areas.
  • Unit 1: Common Alarms
  • Unit 2: Health & Safety
  • Unit 3: Hazardous Materials
  • Unit 4: The Planned Response
OEMS Credits: Approved for OEMS credits
Contact Arthur LaPorte for more information.
Email: alaporte@fireandrescuetraining.com
Phone: 617-689-3098

Engine Company Decon Training

Description:
The purpose of this training course is to educate emergency responders about basic strategies to safeguard their health and safety when their work involves potential exposure to hazardous materials.

Objectives:
Upon completion of this course the participants will be able to:
  • Recognize and identify chemical suit selection
  • Identify decontamination procedures
  • Provide patient care during each decon
  • Layout single engine emergency decon
  • Layout mass casualty/ terrorism incident technical decon
  • Decon decontamination prioritization matrix
Course Information:
Length: This is an 8 hour course
OEMS Credits: Approved for OEMS credits
Contact Arthur LaPorte for more information.
Email: alaporte@fireandrescuetraining.com
Phone: 617-689-3098

 

Technical Rescue Training

Technical rescue is the application of special knowledge, skills and equipment to safely resolve unique and/or complex rescue situations.

Our courses are mirrored after the NFPA 1670 Standard on Operations and Training For Technical Rescue Incidents and the NFPA 1006 Standard for Rescue Technician Professional Qualifications.

Courses we offer in technical rescue training:
  • Confined Space Rescue
  • High Angle Rope Rescue
  • Structural Collapse
  • Trench Rescue
  • Tunnel Rescue
Confined Space Rescue Training Program

Description:
This course introduces the rescuer to the dangers associated with confined space and reviews the O.S.H.A. regulation 1910.146(G), pertaining to the site specific permit process and procedures necessary to perform safe entry and rescues.

Objectives:
Upon completion of this course the participants will be able to:
  • Identify confined spaces in the workplace.
  • Identify federal O.S.H.A. regulations pertaining to permit required confined spaces.
  • Recognize hazards associated with confined proper atmospheric monitoring, lock-out/tagout and blanking procedures.
  • Use personal protective equipment properly.
  • Identify the procedures of the permit process.
  • Identify emergency procedures for confined spaces.
  • Perform hands-on live entry drill and rescues utilizing department equipment.
Course Information:

Length: Four day course designed to meet the skill level of your department.
OEMS Credits: Approved for OEMS credits

Contact Arthur LaPorte for more information.
Email: alaporte@fireandrescuetraining.com
Phone: 617-689-3098

High Angle Rope Rescue

Description:
A seminar that introduces the rescuer to construction, use and care of rope and how rope and the associated hardware can make a difference in technical rescues.

Objectives:
Upon completion of this course the participants will be able to:
  • Identify different types of rope.
  • Recognize and tie the different types of knots.
  • Make and use lowering systems.
  • Make and use raising systems.
  • Care for and maintenance of all associated rope equipment properly.
Course Information:

Length: This is a 24 hour course.
OEMS Credits: Approved for OEMS credits

Contact Arthur LaPorte for more information.
Email: alaporte@fireandrescuetraining.com
Phone: 617-689-3098

Trench Rescue

Description:
A training seminar that introduces the rescuer to:
  • Dangers associated with trench rescue
  • O.S.H.A regulation 1926.651, pertaining to trenching
  • Procedures and equipment needs necessary to perform a safe rescue or recovery.
Objectives:
Upon completion of this course the participants will be able to:
  • Describe different types of trench collapse.
  • Identify various factors contributing to trench collapse.
  • Describe three basic types of soil and their significance in trench collapse.
  • Recognize the OSHA rules governing trenching.
  • Identify hazards that must be controlled at a trench collapse incident
  • Explain the measures and techniques for dealing with hazards.
  • Identify terms associated with trench rescue
  • Identify different means of pinpointing of victims location and options to protecting them.
  • Walk through of incident command procedures as it pertains to trench rescue through review of case histories
  • Describe proper first responder procedures for collapse.
  • Describe the stages of medical flow chart as it pertains to the trapped patient and the measures need to save the patient.
  • Shore a simple trench and a collapsed trench using proper equipment.
  • Install inside and/or outside walers.
  • Integrate fire service rescue equipment into the rescue process (i.e. Parateck, medium pressure air bags, ladders, etc.).
Course Information:
Length: Three day course
OEMS Credits: Approved for OEMS credits

Contact Arthur LaPorte for more information.
Email: alaporte@fireandrescuetraining.com
Phone: 617-689-3098

Structural Collapse

Description:
Interactive seminars taking the rescuer through the phases of structural collapse, size-up and the mitigation processes available to the rescuer.

We place emphasis on risk/reward decision-making with an overview of applicable building construction, rescuer responsibilities and a review of actual collapses. Practical sessions will be mandatory, utilizing basic horizontal, vertical and raker shores.

Objectives:
Upon completion of this course the participants will be able to:
  • Recognize the basic building construction types in their own districts.
  • Understand why buildings collapse.
  • Identify the different types of collapse.
  • Identify the tools capable of assisting in a collapse both high and low tech.
  • Understand and apply the incident management system to structural collapse.
  • Create and shore a building, using vertical, horizontal, and raker shores successfully.
Course Information:
Length: This is a two day course.
OEMS Credits: Approved for 24 OEMS credits.

Contact Arthur LaPorte for more information.
Email: alaporte@fireandrescuetraining.com
Phone: 617-689-3098

Tunnel Rescue

Description:
A 24 hour training course that will introduce the rescuer to the dangers associated with Tunnel Rescue, O.S.H.A. regulation 1926.800, underground tunneling, equipment needs, and the procedures necessary to perform a safe rescue and recovery.

Objectives:
Upon completion of this course the participants will be able to:
  • Recognize the basic types of self-contained breathing apparatus and identify the principles of their use and maintenance.
  • Prepare for use a 4-hour self- contained breathing apparatus and perform routine maintenance and inspection of the SCBA.
  • Identify the physical properties and characteristics of gases they may encounter during rescue and recover work.
  • Identify where the gases are normally found, how to test for them, and the meaning of their findings.
  • Prepare for and perform underground explorations under rescue and recovery conditions.
  • Provide team members with recommended procedures for rescuing survivors and recovering bodies following a tunnel disaster.
  • Understand the Incident Management System as it pertains to tunnel rescue.
Course Information:
Length: This is a 24 hour course.
Contact Arthur LaPorte for more information.
Email: alaporte@fireandrescuetraining.com
Phone: 617-689-3098
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