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Candidate Physical Ability Training (CPAT) Orientation - Williston Fire Department

For Entry-Level Career Fire Fighters In Vermont

2018 CPAT Testing Information

CPAT Orientation: August 21, 22 and 23, 2018
CPAT Exam:  October 23, 24 and 25, 2018
Orientation and Exam Location:  Williston Fire Station, 645 Talcott Road, Williston, VT 05495

Application Deadline:

4:00 PM on August 3, 2018 - Deadline for application and physician authorization if you wish to attend orientation and testing - $100 fee

4:00 PM on October 5, 2018 - Deadline for application and physician authorization, requires orientation waiver to test - $150 fee

2018 Candidate Physical Ability Test Application

Download the 2018 CPAT Test Application

For information or questions on our Candidate Physical Ability Testing program, e-mail DPS.VFACPAT@vermont.gov.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 (All day) to Thursday, August 23, 2018 (All day)

Photovoltaic Safety for Firefighters - Groton

Location:  Groton Fire Station
Date:  August 21, 2018
Time:  1800 - 2200
Registration Deadline:  Close of business on August 7, 2018

Photovoltaic Safety for Firefighters  (3 hours)

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) systems are becoming more common on homes and businesses across Vermont. Building mounted PV systems present special considerations for firefighters when handling emergencies within these buildings and around these systems. This course will provide the participants with information about what firefighters need to know to safely deal with fires in buildings equipped with PV systems and other emergencies that occur around ground mounted PV equipment.

Topics include an introduction to photovoltaics and electrical theory, recognition of PV systems and components, general PV system operation, common safety labeling, tactical considerations, disconnecting means, fire suppression and ventilation issues, and the hazards associated with fire service operations in the area of a PV system.

Minimum class size:  15  Maximum class size:  varies based on venue capacity

Register by submitting a General Admission Application by the registration deadline.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 6:00pm

Firefighter I Orientation - Proctorsville

Location:  Proctorsville Fire Station 
When:  Monday, August 27, 2018 
Time: 1800 - 2200
Application Deadline:  August 13, 2018
Course Minimum:  15 students
Please apply by submitting a general admission application to the Vermont Fire Academy by the Application deadline listed above. 

DRAFT SCHEDULE 

REMINDER: Applicants who have already completed any of the classes listed below and do not wish to repeat the class within the Firefighter program, must submit the respective course completion certificate/card to the Vermont Fire Academy by the application deadline. 
-         CPR (current through to completion of requested Firefighter program)
-         First Aid (current through to the completion of the requested Firefighter program)
-         ICS 100 (taken within the last 10 years)
-         VFIS  National Traffic Incident Management or National Traffic Incident Management (within the last 10 years)
-         Hazardous Material Operations (within 2 editions of the current standard)
-         Wildland (within the last 10 years)
 
We will not accept any additional documentation after the application deadline. If we don’t receive any of the above, students will be expected to attend the class when it is offered within the program.
 
Student manuals are not returnable after Orientation. The sponsoring department will be charged for the cost of the student manual if a student fails to complete the program.
 
Students must be 18 years of age at the start date of the program that they are enrolling in.

Firefighter I introduces firefighting concepts, practices and techniques necessary for safe operation and success within the fire service. Based on the Firefighter I objectives from NFPA Standard 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, this course develops knowledge, skills and abilities for the following topics: firefighter safety, personal protective equipment, self-contained breathing apparatus, communications, incident command system, traffic incident management, fire behavior, building construction, fire extinguishers, tools and equipment, ropes and knots, forcible entry, ladders, search and rescue, ventilation, water supply, fire attack and foam, firefighter survival, salvage and overhaul, wildland fires, fire suppression, and CPR and first aid.  This course also includes knowledge and skills based on the objectives of NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials and student will gain Hazardous Materials Operations certification.
Approximate Course Length:  184 hours
Prerequisites:  Students must be 18 years of age by the start of the course in order to enroll.

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 6:00pm

Photovoltaic Safety for Firefighters - Ascutney

Location:  Ascutney Fire Station
Date:  August 28, 2018
Time:  1800 - 2200

Registration Deadline:  Close of business on August 14, 2018

Photovoltaic Safety for Firefighters  (3 hours)

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) systems are becoming more common on homes and businesses across Vermont. Building mounted PV systems present special considerations for firefighters when handling emergencies within these buildings and around these systems. This course will provide the participants with information about what firefighters need to know to safely deal with fires in buildings equipped with PV systems and other emergencies that occur around ground mounted PV equipment.

Topics include an introduction to photovoltaics and electrical theory, recognition of PV systems and components, general PV system operation, common safety labeling, tactical considerations, disconnecting means, fire suppression and ventilation issues, and the hazards associated with fire service operations in the area of a PV system.

Minimum class size:  15  Maximum class size:  varies based on venue capacity

Register by submitting a General Admission Application by the registration deadline.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 6:00pm

Firefighter I/II Orientation - Williamstown

Location:  Williamstown Fire Station 
When:  Tuesday, September 4, 2018 
Time: 1800 - 2200
Application Deadline:  August 21, 2018
Course Minimum:  15 students
Please apply by submitting a general admission application to the Vermont Fire Academy by the Application deadline listed above. 

DRAFT SCHEDULE

REMINDER: Applicants who have already completed any of the classes listed below and do not wish to repeat the class within the Firefighter program, must submit the respective course completion certificate/card to the Vermont Fire Academy by the application deadline. 
-         CPR (current through to completion of requested Firefighter program)
-         First Aid (current through to the completion of the requested Firefighter program)
-         ICS 100 (taken within the last 10 years)
-         ICS 200 (taken within the last 10 years) - Firefighter I/II program only
-         VFIS  National Traffic Incident Management or National Traffic Incident Management (within the last 10 years)
-         Hazardous Material Operations (within 2 editions of the current standard)
-         Wildland (within the last 10 years)
 
We will not accept any additional documentation after the application deadline. If we don’t receive any of the above, students will be expected to attend the class when it is offered within the program.
 
Student manuals are not returnable after Orientation. The sponsoring department will be charged for the cost of the student manual if a student fails to complete the program.
 
Students must be 18 years of age at the start date of the program that they are enrolling in.
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 6:00pm

Firefighter I/II Orientation - Bennington Village

Location:  Bennington Village Fire Station 
When:  Wednesday, September 5, 2018 
Time: 1800 - 2200
Application Deadline:  August 22, 2018
Course Minimum:  15 students
Please apply by submitting a general admission application to the Vermont Fire Academy by the Application deadline listed above. 

DRAFT SCHEDULE         

REMINDER: Applicants who have already completed any of the classes listed below and do not wish to repeat the class within the Firefighter program, must submit the respective course completion certificate/card to the Vermont Fire Academy by the application deadline. 
-         CPR (current through to completion of requested Firefighter program)
-         First Aid (current through to the completion of the requested Firefighter program)
-         ICS 100 (taken within the last 10 years)
-         ICS 200 (taken within the last 10 years) - Firefighter I/II program only
-         VFIS  National Traffic Incident Management or National Traffic Incident Management (within the last 10 years)
-         Hazardous Material Operations (within 2 editions of the current standard)
-         Wildland (within the last 10 years)
 
We will not accept any additional documentation after the application deadline. If we don’t receive any of the above, students will be expected to attend the class when it is offered within the program.
 
Student manuals are not returnable after Orientation. The sponsoring department will be charged for the cost of the student manual if a student fails to complete the program.
 
Students must be 18 years of age at the start date of the program that they are enrolling in.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 6:00pm

Firefighter I Orientation - Lyndonville

Location:  Lyndonville Fire Station 
When:  September 5, 2018 
Time: 1830 - 2230
Application Deadline:  August 22, 2018
Course Minimum:  15 students
Please apply by submitting a general admission application to the Vermont Fire Academy by the Application deadline listed above. 

REMINDER: Applicants who have already completed any of the classes listed below and do not wish to repeat the class within the Firefighter program, must submit the respective course completion certificate/card to the Vermont Fire Academy by the application deadline. 
-         CPR (current through to completion of requested Firefighter program)
-         First Aid (current through to the completion of the requested Firefighter program)
-         ICS 100 (taken within the last 10 years)
-         VFIS  National Traffic Incident Management or National Traffic Incident Management (within the last 10 years)
-         Hazardous Material Operations (within 2 editions of the current standard)
-         Wildland (within the last 10 years)
 
We will not accept any additional documentation after the application deadline. If we don’t receive any of the above, students will be expected to attend the class when it is offered within the program.
 
Student manuals are not returnable after Orientation. The sponsoring department will be charged for the cost of the student manual if a student fails to complete the program.
 
Students must be 18 years of age at the start date of the program that they are enrolling in.

Firefighter I introduces firefighting concepts, practices and techniques necessary for safe operation and success within the fire service. Based on the Firefighter I objectives from NFPA Standard 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, this course develops knowledge, skills and abilities for the following topics: firefighter safety, personal protective equipment, self-contained breathing apparatus, communications, incident command system, traffic incident management, fire behavior, building construction, fire extinguishers, tools and equipment, ropes and knots, forcible entry, ladders, search and rescue, ventilation, water supply, fire attack and foam, firefighter survival, salvage and overhaul, wildland fires, fire suppression, and CPR and first aid.  This course also includes knowledge and skills based on the objectives of NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials and student will gain Hazardous Materials Operations certification.
Approximate Course Length:  184 hours
Prerequisites:  Students must be 18 years of age by the start of the course in order to enroll.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 6:30pm

Firefighter I Orientation - Newfane

Location:  NewBrook Fire Station 
When:  Thursday, September 6, 2018 
Time: 1800 - 2200
Application Deadline:  August 23, 2018
Course Minimum:  15 students
Please apply by submitting a general admission application to the Vermont Fire Academy by the Application deadline listed above. 

DRAFT SCHEDULE

REMINDER: Applicants who have already completed any of the classes listed below and do not wish to repeat the class within the Firefighter program, must submit the respective course completion certificate/card to the Vermont Fire Academy by the application deadline. 
-         CPR (current through to completion of requested Firefighter program)
-         First Aid (current through to the completion of the requested Firefighter program)
-         ICS 100 (taken within the last 10 years)
-         VFIS  National Traffic Incident Management or National Traffic Incident Management (within the last 10 years)
-         Hazardous Material Operations (within 2 editions of the current standard)
-         Wildland (within the last 10 years)
 
We will not accept any additional documentation after the application deadline. If we don’t receive any of the above, students will be expected to attend the class when it is offered within the program.
 
Student manuals are not returnable after Orientation. The sponsoring department will be charged for the cost of the student manual if a student fails to complete the program.
 
Students must be 18 years of age at the start date of the program that they are enrolling in.

Firefighter I introduces firefighting concepts, practices and techniques necessary for safe operation and success within the fire service. Based on the Firefighter I objectives from NFPA Standard 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, this course develops knowledge, skills and abilities for the following topics: firefighter safety, personal protective equipment, self-contained breathing apparatus, communications, incident command system, traffic incident management, fire behavior, building construction, fire extinguishers, tools and equipment, ropes and knots, forcible entry, ladders, search and rescue, ventilation, water supply, fire attack and foam, firefighter survival, salvage and overhaul, wildland fires, fire suppression, and CPR and first aid.  This course also includes knowledge and skills based on the objectives of NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials and student will gain Hazardous Materials Operations certification.
Approximate Course Length:  184 hours
Prerequisites:  Students must be 18 years of age by the start of the course in order to enroll.

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 6:00pm

Firefighter I Orientation - Middlebury

Location: Middlebury Fire Station 
When:  September 6, 2018 
Time: 1830 - 2230
Application Deadline:  August 23, 2018
Course Minimum:  15 students
Please apply by submitting a general admission application to the Vermont Fire Academy by the Application deadline listed above. 

DRAFT SCHEDULE 

REMINDER: Applicants who have already completed any of the classes listed below and do not wish to repeat the class within the Firefighter program, must submit the respective course completion certificate/card to the Vermont Fire Academy by the application deadline. 
-         CPR (current through to completion of requested Firefighter program)
-         First Aid (current through to the completion of the requested Firefighter program)
-         ICS 100 (taken within the last 10 years)
-         VFIS  National Traffic Incident Management or National Traffic Incident Management (within the last 10 years)
-         Hazardous Material Operations (within 2 editions of the current standard)
-         Wildland (within the last 10 years)
 
We will not accept any additional documentation after the application deadline. If we don’t receive any of the above, students will be expected to attend the class when it is offered within the program.
 
Student manuals are not returnable after Orientation. The sponsoring department will be charged for the cost of the student manual if a student fails to complete the program.
 
Students must be 18 years of age at the start date of the program that they are enrolling in.

Firefighter I introduces firefighting concepts, practices and techniques necessary for safe operation and success within the fire service. Based on the Firefighter I objectives from NFPA Standard 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, this course develops knowledge, skills and abilities for the following topics: firefighter safety, personal protective equipment, self-contained breathing apparatus, communications, incident command system, traffic incident management, fire behavior, building construction, fire extinguishers, tools and equipment, ropes and knots, forcible entry, ladders, search and rescue, ventilation, water supply, fire attack and foam, firefighter survival, salvage and overhaul, wildland fires, fire suppression, and CPR and first aid.  This course also includes knowledge and skills based on the objectives of NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials and student will gain Hazardous Materials Operations certification.
Approximate Course Length:  184 hours
Prerequisites:  Students must be 18 years of age by the start of the course in order to enroll.

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 6:30pm

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93 Davison Drive
Pittsford, VT 05763

Phone:  802-483-2755
Toll free:  800-615-3473
Fax:  802-483-2464