2022 Courses

2022 Schuylkill County Training Academy Courses

All Students must pre-register for courses. No walk-ins accepted. If the minimum number of students has not been met 10 days before the start date, students will receive email notification of cancellation of the course.

There is no fee for students from member companies of the Schuylkill County Volunteer Firefighters Association.

For Non-member or Out-of-County students there is a fee. Students must bring a check made payable Schuylkill County Volunteer’s Firefighters Association on the first day of class.

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Schuylkill County 2022 Fire Training Schedule 1-3-22

Entry Level Firefighting pathway


 

Hazardous Materials Ops Annual Refresher Training 

Start Date: January 29, 2022 08:00-14:00 

Location: Sacramento Community Fire Co. 2206 E. Main Street Sacramento, PA 17968

Lead Instructor – Ronald Radel                 Hours: 6.0 – Lecture-2.0hrs / Lab-4.0hrs

Prerequisites: Haz-Mat Operations Level           Gear: PPE, SCBA

Description:  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.

Non-Member Cost: $36 check made payable Schuylkill County Volunteer’s Firefighters Association on the first day of class.

Register for HMOR 1-29-22


Hazardous Materials Ops Annual Refresher Training-HMOR          FSC 737

Lead Instructor – John Matz                   Hours: 6.0 – Lecture-2.0hrs / Lab-4.0hrs

Prerequisites: Haz-Mat Operations Level           Gear: PPE, SCBA

Description:  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.

Non-Member Cost: $36 check made payable Schuylkill County Volunteer’s Firefighters Association on the first day of class.

Location Dates Time
Schuylkill County EMA

435 N. Centre Street

Pottsville, PA 17901

2/5/2022 Saturday

 

09:00-15:00

Register for HMOR


Introduction to the Fire Service (ELIS) & Hazardous Materials Awareness (RIHM)

FSC 2459 & 0114

Lead Instructor: – Kevin Sibbett, John Matz (Hazmat)

Hours: 20 – Lecture-16.0hrs / Lab-2.0hrs

Prerequisites: Age 14 and up                                           Gear: TOG

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.

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.

Non-Member Cost: $86.00 check made payable Schuylkill County Volunteer’s Firefighters Association on the first day of class.

Location Dates Time
Virtual & Schuylkill County Training Academy

125 Fireman’s Road

Frackville, PA 17901

2/8/2022                 2/10/2022

2/15/2022               2/17/2022

2/22/2022

18:00-22:00

Tuesday & Thursday

Register for ELIS and RIHM


Fire Dynamics and Attic Fires                          FSC: 1060 (Pilot Program)

Lead Instructor – William Glosser          Hours: 3 (Lecture: 3 hrs / Lab: 0.0hrs)

Prerequisites: Age 16 and up, Fire Dynamics: Fundamentals and Fire Dynamics: Strategy & Tactics

Gear: None

Description: Building upon knowledge gained from Fire Dynamics: Fundamentals and Fire Dynamics: Strategy & Tactics, the student will have a better understanding of Size-Up, Command, Fire Attack, and Fire Ground Support as it pertains to Attic Fires.

Non-Member Cost: $0

 

Location Dates Time
West End Fire & Rescue

700 W. Mahanoy Ave.

Mahanoy City PA 17948

 

2/16/2022 Wednesday 18:30-21:30

Register for Fire Dyn Attic Fires 2-16-2022


Hazardous Materials Ops Annual Refresher Training-HMOR          FSC 737

Lead Instructor – William Glosser                   Hours: 6.0 – Lecture-2.0hrs / Lab-4.0hrs

Prerequisites: Haz-Mat Operations Level           Gear: PPE, SCBA

Description:  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.

Non-Member Cost: $36 check made payable Schuylkill County Volunteer’s Firefighters Association on the first day of class.

Location Dates Time
West End Fire & Rescue

700 W. Mahanoy Street

Mahanoy City, PA 17948

2/23/2022 Wednesday

2/24/2022 Thursday

 

18:30-21:30

Register for HMOR 2-23-2022


Fire Ground Support: (ELFG)                         FSC 2460

Lead Instructor: – Kevin Sibbett                     Hours: 32 Lecture-12 hrs / Lab-20 hrs

Prerequisites: Age 14 and up, Intro to the Fire Service-ELIS

Gear: TOG & SCBA

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.

Non-Member Cost: $50 check made payable Schuylkill County Volunteer’s Firefighters Association on the first day of class.

Location Dates Time
Virtual & Schuylkill County Training Academy

125 Fireman’s Road

Frackville, PA 17901

3/1/2022             3/3/2022

3/8/2022             3/10/2022           3/13/2022           3/15/2022           3/17/2022

18:00-22:00

Tuesday & Thursday

08:00-16:00

Sunday

Register for ELFG


Exterior Firefighting (ELEF)                                       FSC – 2462

Lead Instructor – Peter Damiter               Hours – 52 (Lecture – 16.0hrs / Skills – 36.0hrs)

Prerequisites: Age 14 and up, Fireground Support ELFG, NIMS 100 & 700                                 Gear: TOG & SCBA

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.

Non-Member Cost: $50 check made payable Schuylkill County Volunteer’s Firefighters Association on the first day of class.

Location Dates Time
Schuylkill County Training Academy

125 Fireman’s Road

Frackville, PA 17901

3/22/2022               3/24/2022

3/27/2022               3/29/2022

3/31/2022                 4/3/2022

4/5/2022                   4/7/2022

4/10/2022               4/12/2022

 

18:00-22:00

Tuesday & Thursday

 

08:00-16:00

Sunday

 

 

Register for ELEF


Hazardous Materials Operations Level           FSC 472

Lead Instructor – John Matz                           Hours: 24 – Lecture-16.0hrs / Lab-8.0hrs

Prerequisites: 16 years of age, Haz-Mat Awareness    Gear: TOG, SCBA

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.

Non-Member Cost: $60 check made payable Schuylkill County Volunteer’s Firefighters Association on the first day of class.

Location Dates Time
Schuylkill County Training Academy

125 Fireman’s Road

Frackville, PA 17901

4/19/2022               4/21/2022

4/26/2022               4/28/2022

4/30/2022

18:00-22:00

Tuesday & Thursday

08:00-16:00

Saturday

Register for HMO


Pump Operation I (PUOP)                            FSC 420

Lead Instructor: – Michael Kitsock                Hours: – 16, Lecture-10.0hrs / Lab-6.0hrs

Prerequisites: 18 years of age, IST              Gear: TOG

This course provides the fire fighter with an introduction to basic pump construction and theory as well as operating techniques. Emphasis is placed on getting water to the pump, getting water from the pump for hose streams, and prevention of common mistakes in pump operations.

Non-Member Cost: $59 check made payable Schuylkill County Volunteer’s Firefighters Association on the first day of class.

Location Dates Time
Schuylkill County Training Academy

125 Fireman’s Road

Frackville, PA 17901

4/19/2022               4/21/2022

4/24/2022

 

18:00-22:00

Tuesday & Thursday

08:00-16:00

Sunday

Register for PUOP


Structural Burn Suppression Refresher-SBSR      FSC: 0312

Lead Instructor – Pete Damiter                   Hours: 8.0 (Lecture: 4.0hrs / Lab: 4.0hrs)

Prerequisites: Age 18 and up, EBM or Interior Firefighting: Live Fire Exercises (ELIF) or Interior Firefighting: No Live Fire Exercises (ELIF) or Bucks Basic Fire Academy or FF-1 and Structural Burn Session (SBS) Students must have a copy of their certificate that meets the prerequisite for the first class to be given to the Instructor.

Gear: TOG, SCBA

Description: Through structural suppression exercises (8 Hour class of Suppression Burns at our Burn Facility), this course gives the student the ability to enhance their fire suppression skills. The student will identify safety measures necessary to operate effectively as a member of an interior suppression team. Subjects to be covered include site safety procedures, search & rescue techniques, attack & ventilation strategies, hose line advancement, and suppression techniques through integrated exercises.

Non-Member Cost: $59 check made payable Schuylkill County Volunteer’s Firefighters Association on the first day of class.

Location Dates Time
Schuylkill County Training Academy

125 Fireman’s Road

Frackville, PA 17901

4/23/2022 Saturday 08:00-16:00

Register for SBSR


Fire Fighter I Skills Enhancement (FCIP)           FSC: 0139

Lead Instructor – Peter Damiter                      Hours: 32.0 (Lecture: 14.0hrs / Lab: 18.0hrs)

Prerequisites: Age 18 and up, Interior Firefighter, or Bucks Basic Academy, and Structure Burn

Session

Gear: TOG, SCBA

Description: This course is designed to refresh and reinforce the basic knowledge and skills required by any fire fighter who wishes to work efficiently, effectively and safely as part of a team on the fire ground.

Firefighter I Certification is scheduled at Schuylkill Test Site # 27 with Written Test Friday June 17, 2022 at 18:30 hours, and Skills Testing is Saturday June 18, 2022 at 0800 hours.

Applications must be submitted by May 27, 2022.

Non-Member Cost: $57 check made payable Schuylkill County Volunteer’s Firefighters Association on the first day of class.

Location Dates Time
Schuylkill County Training Academy

125 Fireman’s Road

Frackville, PA 17901

4/27/2022                 5/4/2022

5/11/2022               5/15/2022

5/18/2022               5/22/2022

5/25/2022

18:00-22:00 Wednesday

08:00-16:00 Sunday

Register for FCIP


Pump Operation II (PUOA)                              FSC 421

Lead Instructor: – Michael Kitsock                                       Hours: 16 Lecture-8.0hrs / Lab-8.0hrs

Prerequisites: PUOP                                                          Gear: TOG

This course is designed to instruct the student in advanced techniques of operating fire pumps. Topics covered include friction loss, relay pumping, master streams, and elevated master streams.

Non-Member Cost: $71 check made payable Schuylkill County Volunteer’s Firefighters Association on the first day of class.

Please note new dates for this course.

Location Dates Time
Schuylkill County Training Academy

125 Fireman’s Road

Frackville, PA 17901

5/10/2022                   5/12/2022

5/14/2022

18:00-22:00

Tuesday & Thursday

08:00-16:00

Saturday

Register for PUOA


Interior Firefighting: No Live Fire (ELIF)                      FSC 2463

Lead Instructor – Kevin Sibbett                                   Hours – 40 – Lecture-12.0hrs / Lab-28.0hrs

Prerequisites: ELEF, HMO                                          Gear: TOG, SCBA

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.

Non-Member Cost: $50 check made payable Schuylkill County Volunteer’s Firefighters Association on the first day of class.

Location Dates Time
Schuylkill County Training Academy

125 Fireman’s Road

Frackville, PA 17901

5/10/2022               5/12/2022

5/14/2022               5/17/2022

5/19/2022               5/21/2022

5/24/2022               5/26/2022

18:00-22:00

Tuesday & Thursday

08:00-16:00

Saturday

Register for ELIF


Rope / High Angle Rescue II (RORA)                                  FSC:  0339

Lead Instructor: Joseph Marconi              Hours: 16.0 (Lecture: 4.0hrs / Lab: 12.0hrs)

Prerequisites: Age 18 and up, Rope / High Angle Rescue I

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 re-introduced to the various types of rescue equipment. Students will be trained in mechanical advantage systems, safeties, basic ascending, basic rappelling technique and tie-offs with a rappel rack, rope changes, and one-person rescue. The student will perform a low angle raise and lower evolution simulating patient transport on embankments. Most of the program is hands-on and time is allotted for practice in order to build proficiency.

Non-Member Cost: $39 check made payable Schuylkill County Volunteer’s Firefighters Association on the first day of class.

Location Dates Time
Schuylkill County Training Academy

125 Fireman’s Road

Frackville, PA 17901

5/21/2022 Saturday

5/22/2022 Sunday

08:00-16:00

Register for RORA 5-21-2022


Structural Burn Session (SBS)                                        FSC 600

Lead Instructor – Peter Damiter                                      Hours 16 – Lecture-4.0hrs / Lab-12.0hrs

Gear: TOG, SCBA

Prerequisites: Age 18 and up, 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

Non-Member Cost: $ 59 check made payable Schuylkill County Volunteer’s Firefighters Association on the first day of class.

Location Dates Time
Schuylkill County Training Academy

125 Fireman’s Road

Frackville, PA 17901

6/7/2022                   6/9/2022

6/11/2022

18:00-22:00

Tuesday & Thursday

08:00-16:00 Saturday

Register for SBS