State Certified Classes Scheduled

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 Rangers Hose Company, Girardville on September 15, 2019. 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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Interior Firefighting: No Live Fire (ELIF)       FSC 2463 

Lead Instructor – Tom Rigling

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 North End Fire Company, Pine Grove starting September 15, 2019. Class start time is 08:00 Hrs to 17:00 Hrs – Other Class Dates: 9/22, 9/29, 10/05, 10/06. All Class Times are 08:00 to 17:00.

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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Basic Fire Police   (FIPO)                            FSC: 0242

Lead Instructor: Brian Hollenbush

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

Prerequisites: Age 16 and up

Gear: Job Related PPE

Text Book: Somerset Cambria Fire Police Association, Basic Fire Police. Students need to purchase the Text Book prior to the start date. They can be purchased through Somerset & Cambria County Fire Police Association.

Description: This course sets forth the need for fire police, as well as their legal police power, personal and professional qualifications, appointment and control, general and special duties, and limitations.

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 September 17, 2019 at Tremont Fire Company. Class start time is 18:00 to 2200. Other Class Dates: 10/07/19, 10/15/19, 10/29/19.

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 Fighter Safety Awareness                            FSC-0199 

Lead Instructor – William Glosser 

Hours: 3.0 (Lecture: 3.0hrs / Lab: 0.0hrs) 

Prerequisites: Age 16 and up

Gear: None

Description: This program introduces fire fighters to safety concerns addressed in NFPA1500. The course covers all aspects of fire fighter safety, from the fire house to the fire ground. Additionally, the need for fire fighter wellness programs, both physical and mental, is covered. 

The class will be held September 21, 2019 at Polish American Fire Company, Shenandoah.  Class start time is 0900 to 1200.

There is no fee for members of Schuylkill County Volunteer Firefighters Association, non-member companies the cost is $20.00 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). 

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 Sr. 

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 September 24, 2019 at SCESTC, Classroom # 3 starting at 18:00 to 22:00. Other class dates: 9/26, 10/01, 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 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 South Ward Fire Company, Tamaqua on September 25, 2019. Class time is 1800 to 2100. Other Class Dates: 09/26 1800 to 2100. 

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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Mobile Flashover Recognition and Survival” (ZFRS) 

Instructors – Jim Misstishin, Pete Damiter, Bob McSurdy, Greg Fabrizio. 

Hours: 8 – Lecture -2.0hrs / Lab-6.0hrs

Gear: TOG, SCBA – No Shorts, long sleeve shirts are required. TOG and SCBA Inspections will be completed prior to Evolutions.

Prerequisites: Firefighters that are going to apply for the program will need to demonstrate that they have successfully completed either the

– PA Entry Level Firefighter Training Program (ELIF) with live fire; OR

– PA Entry Level Firefighter Training Program (ELIF) with no live fire AND Structural Burn Session; OR – Essential Basic Module (EBM) AND Structural Burn Session

– Or Firefighter I certification.

Description: This is an 8-hour course designed to give the student the practical knowledge required to recognize and understand the phenomena called “flashover”, how to identify “pre-flashover” conditions and deal with these conditions in a safe and controlled manner. The ultimate outcome is to avoid firefighters from becoming victims of this violent phenomenon. Two live fire evolutions inside the simulator are required for successful completion of this course. 

The classes will be held at SCESTC, Large Blue Garage and the Flashover Simulator will be at the Garage Area. SCESTC will have the simulator at the grounds for two consecutive weekends, offering two classes per weekend. You need to pre-register for one class date only.  Class size is limited to 14 students, no exceptions. 

When you register, we will send you an application via E-Mail that you must fill out and return to the Pa. State Fire Academy with a copy of your prerequisite certificate. The State Fire Academy requires the student to have a FEMA Student Identification Number (found on our home page of the web site). “The student must have a FEMA SID # on their Application.” 

1st  Class October 05, 2019

2nd Class October 06, 2019

3rd  Class October 12, 2019

4th  Class October 13, 2019 

Class times are 0800 to 1600. Please bring lunch and plenty of water.

We will not break for lunch

The PA State Fire Academy does not discriminate upon anyone by reason of age, race, sex, color, religious belief, sexual orientation, national origin or disability. Student selection will be based on the date the completed application and required prerequisite documentation is received at the Academy. All applicants will receive a letter in the mail or an email notifying them of their status. If a sufficient number of acceptable applications are not received two (2) weeks prior to the class “start date”, the class will be cancelled and all applicants will be notified of the class cancellation. 

Enrollment in AOTR courses is open to any member of an emergency service organization who is 18 years of age or older or a duly registered fire fighter apprentice youth. The student’s chief or other superior officer must sign the application in order to attest that the applicant:

  1. is attending as a representative of that organization and currently has either the organization or individual health coverage.

     2.is qualified to participate in the class listed on the application and has attached the          required prerequisite(s).

     3.will attend with the proper equipment/protective clothing required for the class                  listed on the application Prerequisite 

Policy: If a course requires a prerequisite(s), a copy of the certificate(s) or proof of prerequisite(s) MUST be attached to the application; otherwise, the application will be returned which could delay the status of your application per the registration procedures.  

There is no fee for members of Schuylkill County Volunteer Firefighters Association. The 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 ALLOWED) 10 days prior to start date.

The SCESTC NO SHOW Policy will be enforced. The required minimum class size is 8 students, Maximum 14 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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Emergency Vehicle Driver Training (EVDT) FSC 235 

Lead Instructor:Ron Radel 

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 Joliett Fire Company, starting October 08, 2019. Start Time is (1800 to 2200). Other Class dates: 10/10 (1800 to 2200), 10/12 (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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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 Sacramento Fire Company, on October 27, 2019. Class time is 0800 to 1400. Other Class Dates: None 

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.