State Certified Classes Scheduled

Rope / High Angle Rescue I (RORE)            FSC: 0340 

Lead Instructor: Joe Marconi 

Hours: 16.0 (Lecture: 4.0hrs / Lab: 12.0hrs) 

Prerequisites: Age 18 and up, Introduction to Safety and the Training System

Gear: Helmet with chin strap, clean leather gloves, eye protection, work or hiking boots, knee pads if possible, outdoor work clothing or coveralls appropriate for weather conditions. TURN OUT GEAR IS NOT ACCEPTABLE. Students may supply additional personal or department equipment, but all such equipment is subject to inspection and/or rejection by the instructors prior to use. 

Description: Students in this course will be introduced to the various types of rope and related rescue equipment. Students will be training in tying of basic knots and hitches used in rope rescue, basic rappelling techniques, tie-offs, self-rescue, basic litter tie-ins, and basic litter handling skills. Much of the program is hands-on and time is allotted for practice in order to build proficiency. 

The first class will be held August 12, 2017, at SCESTC, Classroom # 4. Class start time is 0800 to 1600 – Other class Dates are August 13, 2017 (0800 to 1600).

There is no fee for members of Schuylkill County Volunteer Firefighters Association, non-member companies the cost is $39.00 per student; the Non-member Fire Companies will be invoiced for the class. The check is made payable to Schuylkill County Volunteer’s Firefighters Association.

Students must Pre-Register (NO WALKINS ACCEPTED) no later than two weeks (14 days) prior to start date. 

The SCTA NO SHOW Policy will be enforced. The required minimum class size is 10 students The SCTA curriculum staff will contact the adjunct instructors and students ten days before the start of the course, if the required number of students has not been met.

 

 

 

 

 

Emergency Vehicle Driver Training (EVDT)   FSC 235 

Lead Instructor:Ron Radel 

Hours: 16 Hours, Lecture-8.0hrs / Lab-8.0hrs

Gear: Apparatus

Prerequisites: Age 18 and up

This course is suitable for both novice and veteran emergency vehicle operators. This course provides instruction for emergency personnel who may be involved in operating emergency vehicles. Topics included defensive driving, emergency response, vehicle maintenance, and a driver training obstacle course.

**** Students must arrange to bring “apparatus” (not personal vehicle) to class ***** 

The class will be held at Muir F.C., starting August, 12 2017. Start Time is (0800 to 1600). Other Class dates: August 13, 2017 (0800 to 1600)

There is no fee for members of Schuylkill County Volunteer Firefighters Association, non-member companies the cost is $51.00 per student; the Non-member Fire Companies will be invoiced for the class. The check is made payable to Schuylkill County Volunteer’s Firefighters Association.

Students must Pre-Register (NO WALKINS ACCEPTED) .

The SCTA NO SHOW Policy will be enforced. The required minimum class size is 10 students The SCTA curriculum staff will contact the adjunct instructors and students ten days before the start of the course, if the required number of students has not been met.

 

 

 

 

Illicit Labs Awareness Class 

Instructor – Rebecca Patrick 

Hours: 3.0 (Lecture: 3.0hrs / Lab: 0.0hrs) 

Prerequisites: Age 18 and up 

Gear: None 

Text Book: Handouts provided by BCCC (Subject to change) 

Description: This program is designed to provide First Responders with the basic recognition and identification skills for clandestine laboratories and the dangers associated with the chemicals used to manufacture illegal drugs. The topics of discussion will include personnel safety when operating at these locations, hazardous materials and wastes produced and required interaction with law enforcement. Participants must be current members of a recognized First Responder agency. 

The class will be held August 17, 2017 at Tuscarora Fire Company. Class start time is 6:30 PM to 9:30PM 

There is no fee for members of Schuylkill County Volunteer Firefighters Association, non-member companies the cost is $31.00 per student; the Non-member Fire Companies will be invoiced for the class. The check is made payable to Schuylkill County Volunteer’s Firefighters Association.

Students must pre-register (NO WALKINS ACCEPTED).

The SCTA NO SHOW Policy will be enforced. The required minimum class size is 10 students The SCTA curriculum staff will contact the adjunct instructors and students ten days before the start of the course, if the required number of students has not been met.

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Fire Officership (INFO)                     FSC: 

Lead Instructor: Tom Cook 

Hours: 16.0 (Lecture: 11.0hrs / Lab: 5.0hrs) 

Prerequisites: EBM or Equivalent 

Gear: Pen/Pencil: Note taking Materials 

Referenced Text: NFPA Handbook, 17 edition; IFSTA Company Officer, 2nd edition; Fire Command, Brunicini; NFPA Standards, Current Edition 

Description: Introduction to Fire Officership will give the student a basic overview of company officer responsibilities, personnel issues, their role in fire ground operations, and the development of a sound and effective administrative and fire ground organizational structure. 

The class will be held August 19, 20, 2017 at SCESTC, Classroom # 4.

Class time is 0800 to 1600.

There is no fee Bucks County Community College is sponsoring the course at Schuylkill County Emergency Services Training Center.

Students must pre-register (NO WALKINS ALLOWED).

The SCTA NO SHOW Policy will be enforced. The required minimum class size is 10 students The SCTA curriculum staff will contact the adjunct instructors and students ten days before the start of the course, if the required number of students has not been met.

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to the Fire Service (ELIS) FSC 2459 

Lead Instructor: – Pete Damiter 

Hours: 16 – Lecture-14.0hrs / Lab-2.0hrs Gear: TOG, SCBA

Gear: TOG

Prerequisites: None 

The goal of this program is to equip entry-level firefighters with basic knowledge, skills, and abilities to begin their fire service career. Through classroom sessions and practical fieldwork, the recruit/new firefighter will learn how to function safely and effectively as a support member of a fire suppression organization. This course is designed to introduce new firefighters to basic information including an overview of the fire service, fire service organization, firefighter safety, personal protective equipment and terrorism awareness. This is the first of four courses in the Curriculum.

The first class will be held August 20, 2017 at SCESTC, classroom # 3. Class time 0800 to 1600. Other class dates:

August 27 (0800 to 1600).

There is no fee for members of Schuylkill County Volunteer Firefighters Association, non-member companies the cost is $50.00 per student; the Non-member Fire Companies will be invoiced for the class. The check is made payable to Schuylkill County Volunteer’s Firefighters Association.

Students must pre-register (NO WALKINS ACCEPTED).

The SCTA NO SHOW Policy will be enforced. The required minimum class size is 10 students The SCTA curriculum staff will contact the adjunct instructors and students ten days before the start of the course, if the required number of students has not been met.

 

 

 

 

Introduction to the Fire Service (ELIS) FSC 2459 

Lead Instructor: – Keith Oliphant 

Hours: 16 – Lecture-14.0hrs / Lab-2.0hrs Gear: TOG, SCBA

Gear: TOG

Prerequisites: None 

The goal of this program is to equip entry-level firefighters with basic knowledge, skills, and abilities to begin their fire service career. Through classroom sessions and practical fieldwork, the recruit/new firefighter will learn how to function safely and effectively as a support member of a fire suppression organization. This course is designed to introduce new firefighters to basic information including an overview of the fire service, fire service organization, firefighter safety, personal protective equipment and terrorism awareness. This is the first of four courses in the Curriculum.

The first class will be held September 12, 2017 at McAdoo Fire Company, class time 1800 to 2200. Other class dates: 9/14 (1800 to 2200), 9/19 (1800 to 2200), 09/21(1800 to 2200).

There is no fee for members of Schuylkill County Volunteer Firefighters Association, non-member companies the cost is $50.00 per student; the Non-member Fire Companies will be invoiced for the class. The check is made payable to Schuylkill County Volunteer’s Firefighters Association.

Students must pre-register (NO WALKINS ACCEPTED) no later than two weeks (10 days) prior to start date.

The SCTA NO SHOW Policy will be enforced. The required minimum class size is 10 students The SCTA curriculum staff will contact the adjunct instructors and students ten days before the start of the course, if the required number of students has not been met.

 

 

 

 

Hazardous Materials Ops Annual Refresher Training FSC 737 

Lead InstructorJohn Matz 

Hours: 6 – Lecture-2.0hrs / Lab-4.0hrs

Gear: PPE, SCBA

Prerequisites: Haz-Mat Operations Level

This course will allow a hazardous material emergency responder at the First Responder Operations Level to receive refresher training as required annually by federal regulation.

The Class date will be September 17, 2017 at Rangers Hose Company, Girardville. Class time is 0800 to 1400.  

There is no fee for members of Schuylkill County Volunteer Firefighters Association, non-member companies the cost is $50.00 per student; the Non-member Fire Companies will be invoiced for the class. The check is made payable to Schuylkill County Volunteer’s Firefighters Association.

Students must pre-register ten (10) days prior to start Date. (NO WALK INS ACCEPTED)

The SCTA NO SHOW Policy will be enforced. The required minimum class size is 10 students The SCTA curriculum staff will contact the adjunct instructors and students ten days before the start of the course, if the required number of students has not been met.

 

 

 

 

Fire Ground Support:     (ELFG)                   FSC 2460 

Lead Instructor:Keith Oliphant 

Hours: 32

Gear: TOG & SCBA

Prerequisites: ELIS 

The goal of this course is to introduce entry-level firefighters to the basic knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to fireground and hazardous materials emergency scene operations. This course will introduce new firefighters to fireground operations including fire behavior, fire extinguishers, water supply, fire hose, ropes, and hazardous materials. This is the second of four courses in the curriculum.

The first class will be held September 28, 2016 at McAdoo Fire Company. Class time is (1800 to 2200)   Other class dates are 10/01(0800 to 1600), 10/3, 10/7(0800 to 1600), 10/10, 10/13, 10/17.

There is no fee for members of Schuylkill County Volunteer Firefighters Association, non-member companies the cost is $50.00 per student; the Non-member Fire Companies will be invoiced for the class. The check is made payable to Schuylkill County Volunteer’s Firefighters Association.

Students must pre-register (No Walkins Allowed) no later than two weeks (10 days) prior to start date.

The SCTA NO SHOW Policy will be enforced. The required minimum class size is 10 students The SCTA curriculum staff will contact the adjunct instructors and students ten days before the start of the course, if the required number of students has not been met.

 

 

 

 

Emergency Vehicle Driver Training (EVDT)   FSC 235 

Lead Instructor:Albert Miscannon 

Hours: 16 Hours, Lecture-8.0hrs / Lab-8.0hrs

Gear: Apparatus

Prerequisites: Age 18 and up

This course is suitable for both novice and veteran emergency vehicle operators. This course provides instruction for emergency personnel who may be involved in operating emergency vehicles. Topics included defensive driving, emergency response, vehicle maintenance, and a driver training obstacle course.

**** Students must arrange to bring “apparatus” (not personal vehicle) to class ***** 

The class will be held at SCESTC, Classroom # 4, starting September 30, 2017. Start Time is (0900 to 1700). Other Class dates: October 01, 2017 (0900 to 1700).

There is no fee for members of Schuylkill County Volunteer Firefighters Association, non-member companies the cost is $51.00 per student; the Non-member Fire Companies will be invoiced for the class. The check is made payable to Schuylkill County Volunteer’s Firefighters Association.

Students must Pre-Register (NO WALKINS ACCEPTED) no later than two weeks (10 days) prior to start date.

The SCTA NO SHOW Policy will be enforced. The required minimum class size is 10 students The SCTA curriculum staff will contact the adjunct instructors and students ten days before the start of the course, if the required number of students has not been met.