2024 Courses

Spring 2024 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 Firefighters Association on the first day of class.

Minimum Student Ages will be enforced. For 16 years old, your birthday must be on/before the start date of the class in 2008. For 18 years old, your birthday must be on/before the start date of the class in 2006. For example if the class start date is July 1,  your birthday would be 7/1/2006, 7/1/2008 or before.

Hazardous Material Operation Refresher (HMOR) 2/24 at Friendship Fire Co. Orwigsburg

Hazardous Material Operation Refresher (HMOR)

FSC: 0737 Hours: 6.0 (Lecture: 2.0hrs / Lab: 0.0hrs)
Prerequisites: Age 16 and up, Hazardous Materials Operations
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.

Gear: N/A
Instructor: John Matz

Out of County Fee: $60 Check made payable to the Schuylkill County Volunteer Firefighters Association on first day of class.

Dates: 2/24
Days: Saturday
Times: 08:00-14:00
Location: Friendship Fire Co. Orwigsburg, 121 N. Liberty St., Orwigsburg, PA 17961

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Hazardous Material Operation Refresher (HMOR) 2/25 at Muir Fire Co. Porter Township

Hazardous Material Operation Refresher (HMOR)

FSC: 0737 Hours: 6.0 (Lecture: 2.0hrs / Lab: 0.0hrs)
Prerequisites: Age 16 and up, Hazardous Materials Operations
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.

Gear: N/A
Instructor: Ron Radel

Out of County Fee: $60 Check made payable to the Schuylkill County Volunteer Firefighters Association on first day of class.

Dates: 2/25
Days: Sunday
Times: 08:00-14:00
Location: Muir Fire Co., 107 W Church St., Muir, PA 17957

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Hazardous Material Awareness (HMA) 2/27 at Sheppton-Oneida Fire

Hazardous Material Awareness (HMA)

FSC: 0114 Hours: 4.0 (Lecture: 4.0hrs / Lab: 0.0hrs)
Prerequisites: Age 14 and Up
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.

Gear: N/A
Instructor: Stephen Motil

Out of County Fee: $60 Check made payable to the Schuylkill County Volunteer Firefighters Association on first day of class.

Dates: 2/27
Days: Tuesday
Times: 18:00-22:00
Location: Sheppton-Oneida Fire Co. 900 Center St., Sheppton, PA 18248

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Fireground Support (ELFG) 2/27 at SCTA

Fireground Support (ELFG)

FSC: 2460 Hours: 32.0 (Lecture: 12.0hrs / Lab: 20.0hrs)
Prerequisites: Age 14 and up, Introduction to the Fire Service (ELIS), or Bucks Basic Academy
Description: This entry level course is designed to introduce new firefighters to fire ground
operation including fire behavior, building construction-structural collapse, fire hose, water
supply, communications, ropes and knots, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA). This is
the second of five levels (courses) in the curriculum.

Gear: Structural Turnout Gear, SCBA
Instructor: Kevin Sibbett

Out of County Fee: $60 Check made payable to the Schuylkill County Volunteer Firefighters Association on first day of class.

Dates: 2/27, 2/29, 3/2, 3/2, 3/7, 3/9
Days: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Times: 18:00-22:00 Tuesday & Thursday, 08:00-16:00 Saturday
Location: Schuylkill County Training Academy, 125 Firemens’ Road Frackville, PA 17931

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Introduction to the Fire Service (ELIS) 3/6 at Sheppton-Oneida Fire

Introduction to the Fire Service (ELIS)

FSC: 2459 Hours: 16.0 (Lecture: 10.0hrs / Lab: 6.0hrs)
Prerequisites: Age 14 and Up
Description: This entry level 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, tools and emergency lighting, and backing apparatus. This is the
first of five levels (courses) in the curriculum.

Gear: Structural Turnout Gear, SCBA
Instructor: Stephen Motil

Out of County Fee: $60 Check made payable to the Schuylkill County Volunteer Firefighters Association on first day of class.

Dates: 3/6, 3/7, 3/20, 3/21
Days: Wednesday, Thursday
Times: 18:00-22:00
Location: Sheppton-Oneida Fire Co., 900 Center St., Sheppton, PA 18248

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Hazardous Material Operation Refresher (HMOR) 3/9 at North End Fire Pine Grove

Hazardous Material Operation Refresher (HMOR)

FSC: 0737 Hours: 6.0 (Lecture: 2.0hrs / Lab: 0.0hrs)
Prerequisites: Age 16 and up, Hazardous Materials Operations
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.

Gear: N/A
Instructor: Ron Radel

Out of County Fee: $60 Check made payable to the Schuylkill County Volunteer Firefighters Association on first day of class.

Dates: 3/9
Days: Saturday
Times: 08:00-14:00
Location: North End Fire Co. 118 N. Tulpehocken St., Pine Grove, PA 17963

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