State Certified Classes Scheduled

Ventilation Practices                               FSC: 0310

Lead Instructor: Brian Hollenbush

Hours: 16.0 (Lecture: 8.0hrs / Lab: 8.0hrs)

Prerequisites: Age 16 and up, EBM or Exterior Firefighting (ELEF) or Interior Firefighting: Live Fire Exercises (ELIF) or Interior Firefighting: No Live Fire Exercises (ELIF) or Bucks Basic Fire Academy or FF-1

Gear: TOG, SCBA

Description: This course will cover what ventilation is, why we do it, and how to obtain proper ventilation. Horizontal and vertical ventilation will be discussed along with the methods including natural and mechanical. Positive pressure ventilation will be introduced and demonstrated. Ventilation as a defensive operation will also be talked about including trench cutting. The course will have the students involved in hands-on exercises performing the skills listed on a mock roof and ventilating a building mechanically that is charged by a Roscoe machine.

The First class will be held July 26, 2018, at South Ward Fire Company, Tamaqua. Class start time is 1800 to 2200 – Other class Dates are 7/26, 8/2, 8/9 (1800 to 2200).

There is no fee for members of Schuylkill County Volunteer Firefighters Association, non-member companies the cost is $40.00 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 (10 days) prior to start date. 

The SCESTC NO SHOW Policy will be enforced. The required minimum class size is 10 students The SCESTC 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 InstructorRon Radel 

Hours: 6.0 – 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 July 29, 2018, at New Minersville VFC. 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, (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.

 

 

 

 

Interior Firefighting: No Live Fire (ELIF)       FSC 2463 

Lead Instructor – Pete Damiter

Hours – 40 – Lecture-12.0hrs / Lab-28.0hrs

Gear: TOG, SCBA

Prerequisites: ELEF, HMO 

The goal of this program is to introduce entry level firefighters to the basic knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to interior fireground operations. This course is designed to introduce new firefighters to interior fireground operation including nozzles and streams, SCBA, rescue, ventilation, fire suppression, salvage, and firefighter survival. This is the fourth of four courses in the curriculum. Live fire is not used during this program.

Class will be held at SCESTC, Classroom # 3 starting July 31, 2018. Class start time is 1800 Hrs to 2200 Hrs – Other Class Dates: 8/2, Sat. 8/4 (0800 to 1600), Sun. 8/5 (0800 to 1600), 8/7, 8/9, Sat. 8/11 (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 ALLOWED)no later than (10 days) prior to start date.

The SCESTC NO SHOW Policy will be enforced. The required minimum class size is 10 students The SCESTC 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 Olyphant 

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 July 31, 2018 at Hometown Fire Company, starting at 18:00 to 22:00. Other class dates: 8/2, 8/7, 8/9.

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 (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.

 

 

 

 

Structural Burn Session (SBS)                           FSC 600 

Lead Instructor – Jim Misstishin 

Hours 16 – Lecture-4.0hrs / Lab-12.0hrs

Gear: TOG, SCBA

Prerequisites: EBM, Interior FF, BBFA or FF-1 or equivalent – Students must have a copy of their certificate that meets the prerequisite for the first class to be given to the Instructor.

This course will provide the student with a review and application of the techniques used in safe fire fighting practices in an actual structural fire environment. Emphasis is placed on safety for both interior and exterior operations

There is no fee for members of Schuylkill County Volunteer Firefighters Association. This SBS Course is closed to non-member companies of the Association.

The first class will be held August 14, 2018 at SCESTC classroom # 4, Class time is 1800 to 2200. Other Class Dates: 8/16 (1800 to 2200), 8/18 (0800 to 1600).

Students must pre-register (NO WALK INS) no later than  (10 days) prior to start date.

The SCESTC NO SHOW Policy will be enforced. The required minimum class size is 20 students, Max 24 Students. The SCESTC 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 Awareness (RIHM) – NFA FSC: 0114

Lead InstructorMike Mriss

Hours: 4.0 (Lecture: 4.0hrs / Lab: 0.0hrs) 

Prerequisites: Age 14 and up

Gear: None

Text Book: Jones and Bartlett, Hazardous Materials Awareness & Operations, 1st Edition

Description: This course will provide instruction in the basic skills of identifying hazardous material problems in a community. The student will learn to recognize the presence of hazardous materials and identify hazardous materials, as well as learn the associated hazard characteristics.

The class will be held Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at Hometown Fire Company. Class Time is 1800 to 2200.

There is no fee for members of Schuylkill County Volunteer Firefighters Association, non-member companies the cost is $36.00 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 SCESTC NO SHOW Policy will be enforced. The required minimum class size is 10 students The SCESTC 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 Olyphant 

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 August 16, 2018 at Hometown Fire Company. Class start time is 1800 to 2200 – Other class dates: 8/21, 8/23, 8/28, 8/30, 9/1 (Sat 0800 to 1600), 9/4.

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) 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Advanced Fire Police (FIPA)               FSC: 0243

Lead Instructor: Brian Hollenbush

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

    Prerequisites: Age 18 and up, Basic Fire Police (FIPO)

Gear: Job Related PPE

Text Book: Somerset Cambria Fire Police Association, Basic Fire Police, Beyond the Basics.

Description: This course will touch upon training and the training officer’s qualifications, policy and procedures, legal liabilities, court appearance, leadership, communications and public relations, defensive driving, traffic control, security, self-protection and uniforms.

There is no fee for members of Schuylkill County Volunteer Firefighters Association, non-member companies the cost is $37.50 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.

The class will be held Sunday August 19, 2018 at Good Will Fire Company, Minersville. Class start time is 0800 AM to 1600 PM. Other Class Dates: Sunday August 26, 2018 (0800 to 1600).

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

The SCESTC NO SHOW Policy will be enforced. The required minimum class size is 10 students The SCESTC 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 Operations Level                          FSC 472 

Lead InstructorMike Mriss 

Hours: 24 – Lecture-16.0hrs / Lab-8.0hrs

Gear: TOG, SCBA

Prerequisites: 16 years of age, Haz-Mat Awareness

The goal of this program is to provide the First Responder with the training needed to comply with NFPA 472 Chapter 5 Competencies for the First Responder at the Operational Level, and 29 CFR 1910.120 OSHA’s Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response, (HAZWOPER), First Responder Operations Level. This program is designed to give the first responder the necessary skills to handle hazardous materials emergencies. After successfully completing this course you would be eligible to take the national certification testing for national certification in Hazardous Materials Operations Level.

The first Class will be held at Hometown Fire Company, September 06, 2018, Class start time is 18:00 to 22:00 – Other class dates: 9/8/18(0800 to 1600), 9/11/18 (1800 to 2200), 9/13/18 (1800 to 2200) and (Sat) 9/24(0800 to 1200).

There is no fee for members of Schuylkill County Volunteer Firefighters Association, non-member companies the cost is $60.00 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 SCESTC NO SHOW Policy will be enforced. The required minimum class size is 10 students The SCESTC 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.

 

 

 

 

Exterior Firefighting (ELEF)                                    FSC – 0462 

Lead InstructorKeith Olyphant 

Hours – 52 (Lecture – 20.0hrs / Skills – 32.0hrs)

Gear: TOG & SCBA

Prerequisites: ELFG 

This program, “Exterior Firefighter” (ELEF), is designed to equip the entry-level firefighters with the basic knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to exterior fireground operations. It introduces new firefighters to basic information including building construction, ladders, communications, protective systems/sprinklers, forcible entry and fire prevention.

The first class will be held September 18, 2018 at Hometown Fire Company. Class start time is 1800 to 2200. Other dates: 9/20, 9/25, 9/27, 9/29(Sat 0800 to 1600), 10/2, 10/4, 10/6(Sat. 0800 to 1600), 10/9, 10/11, 1016.

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.