State Certified Classes Scheduled

 

Building Construction Principles: Wood and Ordinary – NFA 

FSC: 0780

Lead Instructor: Mike Minnig

Hours: 16.0 (Lecture: 16.0hrs / Lab: 0.0hrs)

Prerequisites: Age 16 and up, Introduction to Safety and the Training System

Gear: None 

Description: The failure of a building or building components under fire conditions is a leading cause of fire fighter death and injury. The ability to recognize and locate relevant information about a building before a fire and to “read” a building during a fire, are essential survival skills. This course prepares the student to accomplish these skills in buildings of wood frame or ordinary construction. 

The first class will be held November 10, 2019 at South Ward Fire Company, Tamaqua. Class start time is 0800 to 1600. Other Class Dates are 11/11 (1800 to 2200) and 11/13 (1800 to 2200).

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 WALKINS ACCEPTED) no later than (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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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 December 03, 2019 @ Orwigsburg Fire Company. Start time is 1800. Other class dates: 12/4 (1800 to 2200), 12/09 (1800 to 2200), 12/11 (1800 to 2200), 12/14 (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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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 December 16, 2019 @ Orwigsburg Fire Company, Class Start time is 1800. Other class dates: 12/18 (1800 to 2200), 12/23 (1800 to 2200), 12/28 (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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ICS – 300: Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents and Supervisors (ICS-300) FSC 509 

Instructors: Mark Nalesnik and John Matz 

Course Hours: 24   Lecture-11.0hrs / Lab-13.0hrs

Gear: None

Prerequisites: Age 16 and up, ICS-200 Incident Command System for Single Resources and Initial Action Incident (ICS-200) or NIMS ICS for the Fire Service (NICS-FS) or NFA ICS and National Incident Management System; Introduction IS-700 or NIMS ICS for Emergency Medical Service (NICS-EMS) or ICS for EMT and National Incident Management System; Introduction IS-700

Description: This course is designed to provide overall incident management skills rather than tactical expertise. The course will cover the implementation of the incident management process on Type 3 incidents; define a Type 3 incident, and the development of an Incident Action Plan. Determining capabilities to match Incident complexity will be discussed. When and how to add appropriate ICS positions to match the complexity of the incident will be explored. The use of Incident Management Teams will be discussed.

The first class will be held at Porter Township EMA Building, 309 West Wisconisco Street, Muir, PA on Saturday January 04, 2020 (0800 to 1600 Hrs.) Other class dates: Sunday Jan. 05, 2020, Tuesday Jan. 07 (1830 to 2230), Thursday Jan. 09, 2020 (1830 to 2230).

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.