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Vermont Fire Service Training Council Meeting

Meeting are held on the fourth Wednesday of March, June, and September; and the first Wednesday of December.

Click here for information on the location, meeting agenda, and previous meeting minutes.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 10:00am
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 10:00am
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:00am
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 10:00am
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 10:00am
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 10:00am
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 10:00am
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 10:00am
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 10:00am

Traffic Incident Management - Chittenden

Location: Chittenden Fire Station  
Date: July 24, 2018
Time:  1800 - 2200
Application deadline:  July 10, 2018 

Register by submitting a General Admission Application to the Vermont Fire Academy by the deadline indicated above.

Three injury crashes occur every minute in the United States, putting nearly 39,000 incident responders potentially in harm's way every day. Congestion from these incidents often generates secondary crashes, further increasing traveler delay and frustration. The longer incident responders remain at the scene, the greater the risk they, and the traveling public, face. A cadre of well-trained responders helps improve traffic incident response. Better incident response improve the safety of responders and drivers, reduces crashes that occur because of incident-related congestion, decreases traffic delays caused by incidents, and can cut incident response time.

The National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training was created by responders for responders. This course provides first responders a shared understanding of the requirements for safe, quick clearance of traffic incident scenes; prompt, reliable and open communication; and motorist and responder safeguards. First responders learn how to operate more efficiently and collectively.

This training covers many TIM recommended procedures and techniques, including TIM fundamentals and terminology, notification and scene size-up, safe vehicle positioning, scene safety, command responsibilities, traffic management, special circumstances, and clearance and termination.  This training was developed through the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) 

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 (All day)

Modern Fire Behavior course - Orwell Fire Department

Location:  Orwell Fire Station
Date:  August 14 (1800 - 2200) and August 18 (0900 - 1300)
Registration deadline: July 31 , 2018

Prerequisites: All Students must meet the prerequisites for live fire training as outlined in NFPA 1403.

Register by submitting a Modern Fire Behavior Admission Application to the Vermont Fire Academy by the deadline indicated above.

This newly revised program goes beyond it’s Advanced Fire Behavior predecessor.  Today's firefighters must understand the complexities involved in the science of fire and fire dynamics.  This updated course uses evidence based information, derived from modern fire research, to highlight key educational areas.  It will provide you the tools necessary to understand modern fire propagation, fuel packages, and ventilation and how they relate to firefighter safety and tactical deployment on today’s fireground.  The course begins with a classroom presentation and concludes with a live fire exercise where you observe fire development from ignition to flashover.  The culminating live fire exercise will "flip the classroom", where the student will be able to recognize the warning signs of flashover from inside a live fire environment. 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 (All day)

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)

Solar Photovoltaic - Ascutney Fire Department

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 (All day)

Vermont Fire Service Training Council Meeting

Meeting are held on the fourth Wednesday of March, June, and September; and the first Wednesday of December.

Click here for information on the location, meeting agenda, and previous meeting minutes.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 10:00am
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 10:00am
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:00am
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 10:00am
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 10:00am
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 10:00am
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 10:00am
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 10:00am
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 10:00am

Fire Instructor I Orientation - St. Michael's College

Course: Fire Instructor I
Orientation Date:  Monday, October 15, 2018
Location: St. Michael's College - Colchester
Time: Weeknight class time: 1800 - 2200 
           Weekend class time: 0800 - 1700
Registration Deadline:  close of buisness on Monday, October 1, 2018
Please apply by submitting a general admission application to the Vermont Fire Academy by the Application deadline listed above. 
Attendance at every class meeting is mandatory for successful completion of this course.
This program is designed to qualify fire service responders to deliver instruction from a prepared lesson plan. Upon successful completion, students are awarded nationally registered certifications in accordance with NFPA 1041, Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications, 2012 edition.
Prerequisites:
- Currently active with three years of experience in fire or emergency services
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Current Firefighter I or higher or equivalent EMS certification (EMT, Advanced EMT, or Paramedic
To register, download the General Admission Application, fill it out and return it to the Vermont Fire Academy by the registration deadline.  Priority will go to Vermont Firefighters. Applicants who are EMS providers and not Firefighters must submit a copy of their EMS license with the general admission application.  The class minimum is 8 students and the class maximum is 12 students.
Please note students will need a laptop/computer access for homework assignment.
Monday, October 15, 2018 (All day)

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Vermont Fire Academy
93 Davison Drive
Pittsford, VT 05763

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