State Certified Classes Scheduled

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 April 10, 2021 at Tremont Fire Company. Class start time is 0800 to 1600. Other Class Dates: April 17, 2021 – 0800 to 1600 Hours.

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 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 April 12, 2021 @ Coaldale Fire Company.

Start time is 1800. Other class dates: 4/15, 4/19, 4/26, 4/29, 5/3. 

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 InstructorJesse Zimmerman 

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 Port Carbon Fire Company, on April 17, 2021. Class time is 09:00 to 15:00. 

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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CLASS IS FULL

Pump Operation I (PUOP)                             FSC 420 

Lead Instructor:Mike Kitsock 

Hours: – 16, Lecture-10.0hrs / Lab-6.0hrs

Gear: TOG

Prerequisites: 18 years of age, IST

This course provides the fire fighter with an introduction to basic pump construction and theory as well as operating techniques. Emphasis is placed on getting water to the pump, getting water from the pump for hose streams, and prevention of common mistakes in pump operations.

The first class will be held at SCESTC, Classroom #4 on April 22, 2021. Class start time is (1800 to 2200). Other Class dates: 04/23(1800 to 2200), 04/24 (0800 to 1600). 

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.

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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CLASS IS FULL

Pump Operation II (PUOA)                              FSC 421 

Lead Instructor: – Mike Kitsock 

Hours: 16 Lecture-8.0hrs / Lab-8.0hrs

Gear: TOG

Prerequisites: PUOP

This course is designed to instruct the student in advanced techniques of operating fire pumps. Topics covered include friction loss, relay pumping, master streams, and elevated master streams.

The first class will be May 01, 2021 at SCESTC, Classroom # 4. Start time is 0800 to 1600.

Other class dates: 05/02 (0800 to 1600). 

There is no fee for members of Schuylkill County Volunteer Firefighters Association, non-member companies the cost is $71.00 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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Interior Firefighting: No Live Fire (ELIF) Mod 4 FSC 2463 

Lead Instructor – Jim Misstishin

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 04, 2021. Class start time is 1800 Hours to 2200 Hours – Other Class Dates: 5/6, 5/11, 5/13, 5/18, 5/20, 5/25, 5/27, 6/1, 6/3.

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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Rapid Intervention Teams (RITC)              FSC 270 

Instructor: Joseph Shapiro 

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 May 05, 2021 at Muir 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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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 May 10, 2021 @ Coaldale Fire Company.

Class Start time is 1800. Other class dates: 5/13, 5/20, 5/24, 5/27. 

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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CLASS IS FULL

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 May 22, 2021, at SCESTC, Classroom # 4. Class start time is 0800 to 1600. Other class Dates: May 23, 2021 (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). 

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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