State Certified Classes Scheduled

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 23, 2019, Class start time is 18:00 to 22:00. Other class dates: 5/30, 6/4, 6/6, 6/11, 6/13.

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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Communication Overview for First Responders FSC: 0851

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

Instructor:  Jim Misstishin/Jason Witmier

Prerequisites: Chief’s

Gear: None

Description: This program is designed to enhance the Fire Chief’s understanding of an emergency service communication system. Communication protocol is identified and discussed during this program. This program provides the Fire Chief with the necessary information on the new District Numbering system to increase their ability to maintain a safe on-scene work environment and to establish a professional presence. This program places emphasis upon the development and use of a comprehensive communication operating procedure for all of Schuylkill County. This course will also provide an overview of the SCVFA Training Center Operations Manual. 

This Class is Mandatory for all Schuylkill County Fire Chief’s and open to all Chief’s. 

The class will be Held Thursday May 23, 2019. The morning class will be held at the Public Safety Building, 435 North Centre Street at 09:00 to 12:00 and the evening class at SCESTC, Classroom # 4 at 18:00 to 21:00. 

You only need to attend one of the classes (morning or evening). 

This class is being offered through the Schuylkill County Fire Chiefs Association, Communications Committee, Schuylkill County Volunteer Firefighters Association and the and 911 Center.

Fire Chiefs 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 the date of the class.

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Traffic Incident Management Systems (PA Version) FSC: 0214 

Instructor: Brian Hollenbush 

Hours: 3.5 (Lecture: 3.5hrs / Lab: 0.0hrs) 

Prerequisites: Age 16 and up 

Gear: None 

Text Book: Handouts provided by BCCC (Subject to change) 

Description: This National TIM Responder Training Program establishes the foundation and promotes consistent training for all responders to incident involving operations on or near a highway.  The PA – TIM objectives primarily target operations and special risks to personnel performing fire, rescue and EMS functions.  This program examines the risks and provides nationally recognized actions to minimize/reduce those risks.  

The class will be held June 02, 2019 at Good Will Fire Company, Minersville.  Class time is 13:00 to 16:30

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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Rural Fire Ground Water Movement (RFWM)                       FSC: 0625 

Lead Instructor – Henry Lovett Jr. 

Hours: 16.0 (Lecture: 6.0hrs / Lab: 10.0hrs) 

Prerequisites: Age 16 and up 

Gear: Turn out gear

Text Book: Handouts provided by BCCC (Subject to change) 

Description: This course instructs the student in the basic methods of water movement in the rural area for firefighting. Tank trucks and large diameter hose are utilized. Safe, efficient and recommended methods are discussed, demonstrated, and practiced. 

There is no fee for members of Schuylkill County Volunteer Firefighters Association, non-member companies the cost is $59.00 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.

The first class will be held June 22, 2019 at SCESTC, classroom # 4, Class start time is 0800 to 1600 – Other class dates June 23, 2019 0800 to 1600.

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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Structural Collapse Operations Level II (SCOF) FSC: 0745

Lead Instructor – A.J. Gilgallon

Hours: 16 (Lecture: 4.0 hrs./Lab: 12.0 hrs.)

Prerequisites: Age 18 and up, Structural Collapse Operations Level I (SCOA), Confined Space Rescue (CSR), and Building Construction Principles: Fire Resistive and Non- Combustible – NFA or Building Construction Principles: Wood and Ordinary Construction.

Gear: Helmet with chin strap, clean leather gloves, eye protection, hearing protection, work or hiking boots, knee pads if possible, outdoor work clothing or coveralls appropriate for weather conditions. Turn out gear with the additional protection listed above is 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.

Text Book: Handouts provided by BCCC (Subject to change)

Description: This course gives fire department and rescue personnel the knowledge and skills necessary to operate effectively at incidents involving the collapse of light frame and heavy wall structures. Students are given extensive hands-on instruction in structure assessment, emergency shoring and stabilization, breaching building materials and patient packaging and extrication.

The Start Date will be June 22, 2019 at SCESTC, Classroom # 4. Class start time is 08:00 to 17:00. Other Class Dates: June 23, 2019 – 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 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 15 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 InstructorJoe Kufrovich 

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 New England Fire Company, Tamaqua on June 24, 2019, Class start time is 18:00 to 22:00. Other class dates: 6/26, 7/1, 7/3, 7/6 (08:00 to 16:00).

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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Exterior Firefighting (ELEF)                                    FSC – 0462 

Lead InstructorTom Rigling 

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 29, 2019 at North End Fire Company, Pine Grove. Class start time is 08:00 to 17:00. Other dates: 6/30, 7/13, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/10. All Classes will be 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) 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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Hazardous Materials Ops Annual Refresher Training FSC 737 

Lead InstructorGreg Pijar 

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 date will be July 27, 2019, at North End Fire Company, Pine Grove. Class time is 08:00 to 14:00. 

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 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 InstructorTom Rigling 

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 North End Fire Company, Pine Grove on August 24, 2019, Class start time is 08:00 to 17:00. Other class dates: 09/07, 09/08.

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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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.