State Certified Classes Scheduled

Vehicle Rescue Awareness – NFPA 1670 (NVRA) FSC: 1178 

Instructor: Jesse Zimmerman

Hours: 24.0 (Lecture: 12.0hrs / Lab: 12.0hrs)

Prerequisites: Age 16 and up, Hazardous Materials Awareness (RIHM) – NFA OR higher level of HazMat training or Certification

Gear: TOG, Eye Protection

Text Book: Jones & Bartlett, Vehicle Extrication – Level I & II: Principles and Practice, 1st Edition

 Description: This course will provide an awareness level of information and skills as it pertains to vehicle rescue incidents. Topics will include general vehicle rescue function/operation; incident management of the vehicle accident/rescue incident; vehicle anatomy, design, and construction; recognition and control of hazards relative to a vehicle accident/rescue incident; and the tools and equipment used at a vehicle accident/rescue incident.

The class will start March 10, 2020 @ American Hose Company, Tamaqua. Start time is 1800. Other class dates: 03/12 (1800 to 2200), 03/17 (1800 to 2200), 03/19 (1800 to 2200), 03/21 (0800 to 1600). 

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.

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 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.

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Hazardous Materials Ops Annual Refresher Training FSC 737 

Lead InstructorWilliam Glosser 

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 will be held at West End Fire & Rescue, Mahanoy City on March 12, 2020. Class time is 1830 to 2130. Other Class Dates: March 19, 2020 

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 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.

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Hazardous Materials Ops Annual Refresher Training FSC 737 

Lead InstructorJohn Matz 

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 will be held at Pine Grove HH&L Fire Company on March 15, 2020. Class time is 0900 to 1500. 

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 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.

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Hazardous Materials Operations Level           FSC 472 

Lead InstructorRon Radel 

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 SCESTC, Classroom # 3 on March 17, 2020. Start Time 1800 Hrs. Other class dates: 3/19, 3/24, 3/26, 4/4.

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).

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.

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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 will be held at Muir Fire Company on March 21, 2020. 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 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.

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Vehicle Rescue Awareness – NFPA 1670 (NVRA) FSC: 1178 

Instructor: Jesse Zimmerman

Hours: 24.0 (Lecture: 12.0hrs / Lab: 12.0hrs)

Prerequisites: Age 16 and up, Hazardous Materials Awareness (RIHM) – NFA OR higher level of HazMat training or Certification

Gear: TOG, Eye Protection

Text Book: Jones & Bartlett, Vehicle Extrication – Level I & II: Principles and Practice, 1st Edition

 Description: This course will provide an awareness level of information and skills as it pertains to vehicle rescue incidents. Topics will include general vehicle rescue function/operation; incident management of the vehicle accident/rescue incident; vehicle anatomy, design, and construction; recognition and control of hazards relative to a vehicle accident/rescue incident; and the tools and equipment used at a vehicle accident/rescue incident.

The class will start March 24, 2020 @ Citizen’s Fire Company, Middleport. Start time is 1800. Other class dates: 03/26 (1800 to 2200), 03/31 (1800 to 2200), 04/07 (1800 to 2200), 04/11 (0800 to 1600). 

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.

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 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.

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Hazardous Materials Ops Annual Refresher Training FSC 737 

Lead InstructorJohn Matz 

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 will be held at Friendship Hose Company, Englewood on March 29, 2020. Class time is 0900 to 1500. Other Class Dates: 

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 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.

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Fire Service Instructor I – NFPA 1041 FSC: 0656

Instructor: Matt Hatrak

Hours: 40.0 (Lecture: 40.0hrs / Lab: 0.0hrs)

Prerequisites: Age 18 and up Gear: Laptop Computer Recommended

Text Book: IFSTA, Fire and Emergency Services Instructor, 8th Edition

Description: This course establishes the foundation for delivery of training programs within the emergency services spectrum. Emphasis is placed on professional delivery, organization, and methodologies of teaching. Students will develop lesson plans, curriculum presentations, and evaluation tools. Successful completion of the program is dependent upon practical skill demonstration, including a presentation, and a multiple-choice written examination. (Pro Board Certification $150.00)

The first class will be held at Yorkville Hose Company, 1961 West Norwegian Street, Pottsville on Monday March 30, 2020. (1800 to 2200 Hrs.)

Other class dates: 4/1, 4/6, 4/8, Sat. 4/25 (0800 to 1600), Sun. 4/26 (0800 to 1600), Sat.  5/2 (0800 to 1600), 5/4.

There is no fee for members of Schuylkill County Volunteer Firefighters Association, non-member companies the cost is $62.00 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 later than two weeks (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.

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Rapid Intervention Teams (RITC)              FSC 270 

Instructor: Jim Misstishin 

Hours: 4Hrs. – Lecture-4.0hrs / Lab-0.0hrs

Gear: None

Prerequisites: Age 16 & Up, Introduction to Safety and Training System.

Description: This program will prepare fire department personnel for implementation of a stand-by rescue team at structure fires and certain other especially hazardous incidents. The course content relies heavily on the successful experiences of departments that have implemented and utilized the concept. 

The class will be held March 30, 2020 at Sacramento 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 $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.

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 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.

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Hazardous Materials Awareness (RIHM) – NFA FSC: 0114

Lead InstructorRon Radel

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 Sun. April 05, 2020, at Good Will Hose Co., Minersville. Class Time is 0800 to 1200.

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.

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Exterior Firefighting (ELEF)                                    FSC – 0462 

Lead InstructorPete Damiter 

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 April 07, 2020 at SCESTC, Classroom # 3. Class start time is 1800 to 2200.Other dates: 4/14, 4/16, Sun. 4/19, 4/21, 4/23, Sun. 4/26, 4/28, 4/30, 5/5, 5/7.

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 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.

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Vehicle Rescue Operations – NFPA 1670(NVRO) FSC: 1179 

Instructor: Jesse Zimmerman

Hours: 20.0 (Lecture: 8.0hrs / Lab: 12.0hrs)

Prerequisites: Age 18 and up, Vehicle Rescue Awareness – NFPA 1670 (NVRA), Hazardous Materials Awareness (RIHM) – NFA OR higher level of Haz Mat training or Certification.

Gear: TOG, Eye Protection

Text Book: Jones & Bartlett, Vehicle Extrication – Level I & II: Principles and Practice

 Description: This course will provide an operations level of information and skills as it pertains to vehicle rescue incidents. Topics will include: incident management; tools/equipment; vehicle anatomy/design; hazard control; patient access, care, and packaging; disentanglement; extrication and termination. Upon completion of the course, the student will be eligible to complete the PA Joint Rescue Program Basic Vehicle Rescue Examination. Additionally, this course will prepare the student to challenge the IFSAC/ProBoard national certification as a Vehicle Rescue Technician Level 1 in accordance with NFPA 1006.

The class will start April 07, 2020 @ American Hose Fire Company, Tamaqua. Class Start time is 1800. Other class dates: 04/09 (1800 to 2200), 04/14 (1800 to 2200), 04/18 (0800 to 1600). 

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.

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 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.

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Introduction to the Fire Service (ELIS) FSC 2459 

Lead Instructor: – Jim Misstishin 

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 April 08, 2020 at SCESTC, Classroom # 3 starting at 1800 to 2200. Other class dates: 4/15, 4/22, 4/29.

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 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.

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FLAKING & FLOWING

Saturday April, 11 @ Schuylkill County Fire School

0900-1700

FREE

Limited to 25 students

DESCRIPTION
“The fire goes as the first line goes”
-Andrew Fredricks

This phrase couldn’t be any more relevant today. We are all aware that the initial line sets the
tone for the entire fire ground operation, yet training focused on line deployment is often overlooked.
In “Flaking and Flowing”, we will pass onto you what our mentors have passed on to us while focusing
solely on the 1.75” attack line. Attendees will learn time saving deployment/movement techniques that will help you get to the seat of the fire faster in a more calculated manner. In addition to hose deployments, we will demonstrate and practice various nozzle handling techniques that limit downtime of water application while reviewing some of today’s popular nozzles and uses.
In the afternoon session attendees will practice various nozzle handling techniques previously
demonstrated by applying the techniques through practical scenario-based run-ins with a focus on
residential fires.

INSTRUCTORS
Ryan Spangler has been in the fire service since 2004 and has spent that time working on both coasts. During his travels he found a passion for the basics and became proficient at making toilet water blue. Ryan is currently a fireman with the Harrisburg Bureau of Fire, assigned to Squad 8 on C Platoon. In addition to working with the Bureau he is also a Pennsylvania State Fire Academy instructor working at the Shumaker Public Safety Centers career fire academy.

Brandon has been in the fire service for thirteen years, four of which have been with the Harrisburg Bureau of Fire working out of Station 8. At work, Brandon enjoys doing engine work, hearing about how awesome the truck company is, and hanging with Dan Aykroyd in downtown HBG. Many of his co-workers often accuse him of viewing “nozzle porn” on company time. Outside of work, he enjoys eating breakfast with his fellow C-Shifters, riding his mountain bike, and spending time with his awesome wife!

Joe Shapiro is working on his fifteenth year in the fire service, and is currently a fireman with the Lancaster City Bureau of Fire. Before making a career out of the fire service, he was a high school applied engineering teacher. This, coupled with a fixation on the fire service, directly contributes to his passion for education and to the desire to get “into the weeds” with just about everything concerning engine work (mostly), truck work (sometimes), and rope stuff (guilty pleasure). Joe is also a Pennsylvania State Fire Academy Instructor, where he teaches through several colleges including the Harrisburg Area Community College Career Fire Academy.

 

Vehicle Rescue Operations – NFPA 1670(NVRO) FSC: 1179 

Instructor: Jesse Zimmerman

Hours: 20.0 (Lecture: 8.0hrs / Lab: 12.0hrs)

Prerequisites: Age 18 and up, Vehicle Rescue Awareness – NFPA 1670 (NVRA), Hazardous Materials Awareness (RIHM) – NFA OR higher level of Haz Mat training or Certification.

Gear: TOG, Eye Protection

Text Book: Jones & Bartlett, Vehicle Extrication – Level I & II: Principles and Practice

 Description: This course will provide an operations level of information and skills as it pertains to vehicle rescue incidents. Topics will include: incident management; tools/equipment; vehicle anatomy/design; hazard control; patient access, care, and packaging; disentanglement; extrication and termination. Upon completion of the course, the student will be eligible to complete the PA Joint Rescue Program Basic Vehicle Rescue Examination. Additionally, this course will prepare the student to challenge the IFSAC/ProBoard national certification as a Vehicle Rescue Technician Level 1 in accordance with NFPA 1006.

The class will start April 14, 2020 @ Citizen’s Fire Company, Middleport. Class Start time is 1800. Other class dates: 04/16 (1800 to 2200), 04/21 (1800 to 2200), 04/25 (0800 to 1600). 

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.

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 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.

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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: Bucks County Community College will provide the text Book.

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.

The class will be held April 14, 2020 at Tremont Fire Company. Class start time is 1800 to 2200.Other Class Dates: 4/28, 5/12, 5/26.

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.

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 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.

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Weekends Only (WKND)

Fire Ground Support: (ELFG) Mod 2                                FSC 2460 

Lead Instructor: – Philip McCarthy 

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 April 18, 2020 at SCESTC, Classroom # 3. This class will be held on Weekends Only (WKND) Class start time is 0800 to 1600. Other class dates: 4/19, 4/26, 5/2.

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 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.

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Structural Burn Suppression Refresher 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.

The class will be held April 18, 2020 at SCESTC, Classroom # 4. Class time is 0800 to 1600.

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

Students must pre-register (NO WALK INS) Accepted.

The SCESTC NO SHOW Policy will be enforced. The required minimum class size is 18 students, Max 30 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.

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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

The first class will be held April 22, 2020, at SCESTC classroom # 3, Class time is 1830 to 2230. Other Class Dates: 04/29 (1830 to 2230), Live Burn 05/02 (0800 to 1600).

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

Students must pre-register (NO WALK INS) Accepted.

The SCESTC NO SHOW Policy will be enforced. The required minimum class size is 18 students, Max 30 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.

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Hazardous Materials Awareness (RIHM) – NFA FSC: 0114

Lead InstructorRon Radel

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 May 06, 2020, at SCESTC, Classroom # 3. 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 SCTA NO SHOW Policy will be enforced. The required minimum class size is 10 students The SCTA 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.

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Weekends Only (WKND)

Hazardous Materials Operations Level           FSC 472 

Lead InstructorRon Radel 

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 SCESTC, Classroom # 3 on May 09, 2020. Start Time 0800 Hrs. This class will be Weekends Only (WKND) Other class dates: 5/10, 5/16.

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).

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.

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Fire Ground Support: (ELFG) Mod 2                                FSC 2460 

Lead Instructor: – Jim Misstishin 

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 May 13, 2020 at SCESTC, Classroom # 3. Class start time is 1800 to 2200 Other class dates: Sun 5/17, 5/20, 5/27, 6/3, Sat 6/6.

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.

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Interior Firefighting: No Live Fire (ELIF) Mod 4 FSC 2463 

Lead Instructor – Kevin Sibbett

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 May 19, 2020. Class start time is 1800 Hrs to 2200 Hrs – Other Class Dates: 5/21, 5/26, 5/28, Sun 5/31, 6/2, 6/4, Sun 6/7.

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)

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.

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Emergency Vehicle Driver Training (EVDT) FSC 235 

Lead Instructor:Mike Kitsock 

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 West End Fire & Rescue, Mahanoy City, starting June 02, 2020. Start Time is (1800 to 2200). Other Class dates: 6/4 (1800 to 2200), 6/6 (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 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.

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Weekends Only (WKND)

Exterior Firefighting (ELEF)                                    FSC – 0462 

Lead InstructorPhilip McCarthy 

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 June 07, 2020 at SCESTC, Classroom # 3. Weekends Only (WKND). Class start time is 0800 to 1600. Other dates: 6/13-14, 6/27, 7/11-12, 7/19(4 Hrs.)

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 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.

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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 June 28, 2020, at SCESTC, Classroom # 4. Class start time is 0800 to 1600 – Other class Dates are June 29, 2020 (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 (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.

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Weekends Only (WKND)

Interior Firefighting: No Live Fire (ELIF) Mod 4 FSC 2463 

Lead Instructor – Philip McCarthy

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 September 13, 2020. This Class will run Weekends Only (WKND). Class start time is 0800 Hrs to 1600 Hrs.

Other Class Dates:9/19, 9/26-27, 10/03.

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)

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.