Fire Chiefs’ Association Opens Registration for 2011 Local Training

The Schuylkill County Fire Chiefs’ Association has announced their 2012 Local Training Courses and have opened the registration for these courses.  For more information, please click on Schuylkill County Fire Chiefs’ Local Training link on the Training Academy’s website…..

Important Information on Class Registration & Prerequisites

All courses have maximum student enrollment levels established as well as a minimum. Individual student requirements and conduct shall be in accordance with established Pennsylvania State Fire Academy and Bucks County Community College policies as stated by the instructor at the beginning of class. Students will be removed from class if they are in violation of these established policies. If the course requires prerequisite training and/or national certification the student must have proof (Copy of Certificate) of such on the first scheduled meeting of the class. Students must pre-register for the class on the SCTA web site. Students that are pre-registered and do not attend the class are subject to the NO SHOW POLICY of the SCTA.
Each student will be awarded a Certificate of Training after successful completion of the Course. Absence from 20% of the prescribed hours automatically disqualifies a student from receiving a certificate, unless the missed training sessions are made up with an approved instructor. The lead instructor must be notified immediately of possible class absences. Reasonable accommodations will be made for students with valid justification. Some courses do require 100% attendance depending on the curriculum being presented.

Driver/Operator – Pumper

The purpose of this program is to identify emergency service personnel who demonstrate competency in the performance requirements necessary to perform the duties of a firefighter. The NFPA 1002 Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications identifies the minimum requirements for firefighters who drive and operate fire apparatus in both emergency and non-emergency situations. A person certified at the Pumper Driver/Operator level will have demonstrated competency in the necessary knowledge and skills, to perform the minimum requirements of an emergency vehicle driver/operator. Information on the certification testing process, pre-requisites and study guide information can be obtained from the Candidate Handbook and Application.

FireFighter 1 Certification

The purpose of this program is to identify emergency service personnel who demonstrate competency in the performance requirements necessary to perform the duties of a firefighter. The NFPA 1001 Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications identifies the minimum requirements for a person at the first level of progression. A person certified at the Fire Fighter I level will have demonstrated competency in the necessary knowledge and skills, while working under direct supervision, to function safely and effectively as a member of a firefighting team. Information on the certification testing process, pre-requisites and study guide information can be obtained from the Candidate Handbook and Application.

How do You Register – Download the application, Fill it out completely making sure all prerequisits are attached and you and your Chief officer have signed. Please send the application with a check for $175.00 made out to the Schuylkill County Volunteer Firefighters Association to Jim Misstishin, 126 Mahantongo Drive, Pottsville, PA 17901.

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Confined Space FireFighter Training

A recent addition to the SCTA facilities.
Confined Space Rescue (CSR) FSC 324
16 Hours Lecture-8.0hrs / Lab-8.0hrs Gear: **See Below**
Prerequisites: RORE and REPR or DHBR
Students will learn plans of operation, tools, labor resources, and manipulation skills required to perform safe removal of victims from limited space confinement. Emphasis is placed on safety and the psychological effects of confined space rescue. Students will participate in team rescue scenarios.
** Students will need the following equipment: helmet with chin strap (fire, construction or climbing helmet), eye protection (such as safety glasses), leather gloves, work or hiking boots which provide support, NO SNEAKERS, knee pads if possible, outdoor work clothing or coveralls appropriate for weather conditions and SCBA (positivepressure
type only). FIRE FIGHTER TURN-OUT GEAR IS NOT ACCEPTABLE FOR THIS CLASS.**