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Initial Fire Investigation: First Responders (NFA Direct Delivery - Brattleboro Fire Station

Location:  Brattleboro Fire Station
Date:  January 27 & 28, 2018
Registration deadline:  December 12, 2017
Time:  0800 - 1600

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

Course description: This two-day course is designed specifically to provide a clear definition of the role of first responders in fire investigation and provide essential knowledge to enable them to recognize the potential of intentionally set fires, preservation and protection of evidence, and proper reporting of information to appropriate officials. By strengthening the partnership between first responders and investigators, the chances for successfully solving arson-related crimes will increase. The course includes topics such as fire behavior, critical observations of the first responder, fire causes, scene security and evidence preservation, legal considerations, and documentation of findings.

This course is designed for all fire and emergency services personnel who might conduct preliminary investigations into the origin and cause of fires.

Interested students are encouraged to complete "Initial Fire Investigation for First Responders" (Q0379), available through NFA Online at https://www.usfa.fema.gov/training/nfa/courses/online.html, prior to participating in this classroom-based course.

Saturday, January 27, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, January 28, 2018 (All day)

Leadership in Supervision: Creating Environments for Professional Growth (NFA Direct Delivery) - Middlebury Fire Station

Location:  Middlebury Fire Station
Date:  January 27 & 28, 2018
Registration deadline:  December 12, 2017
Time:  0800 - 1600

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

Course description: This two-day course presents the supervisory with the basic leadership skills and tools needed to perform effectively in the fire service environment. The course includes concepts related to a successful transition to supervisory and leadership roles, including concepts of adaptive leadership; change management; active followership; effective communication, including difficult conversations and advocacy-inquiry based dialogue; ethics; authority; power; decision-making; and active engagement through development of a personal plan.

Saturday, January 27, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, January 28, 2018 (All day)

Leadership in Supervision: Perspectives in Thinking (NFA Direct Delivery) - Hartford Fire Station

Location:  Hartford Fire Station
Date:  February 10 & 11, 2018
Registration deadline:  December 27, 2017
Time:  0800 - 1600

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

Course description: This two-day course provides the supervisor with the conceptual foundation and framework for success in leadership roles by exploring creative, analytical, political and critical thinking perspectives. The course addresses skills needed for assessing situations from multiple perspectives, making critical decisions, fostering creativity and innovation, and using persuasion.

Saturday, February 10, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, February 11, 2018 (All day)

Incident Command System (ICS) - 100 - Waterbury

Location:  Waterbury Fire Station
Date:  February 14 & 21, 2018
Registration deadline: February 1, 2018
Time:  1800 - 2200

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

This course provides training on and resources for personel who require a basic understanding of the Incident Command System (ICS).  This course introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training.  This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System.  It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Management System (NIMS).  This course is for entry-level first responders (firefighters, police officers, emergency medical services providers, public works, public health personnel, others) and other personnel that require introductory ICS.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 (All day)

Traffic Incident Management - Hyde Park

Location: Hyde Park Fire Station
Date:  February 21, 2018
Registration deadline:  February 7, 2018
Time:  1800 - 2200

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) 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 (All day)

Photovoltaic Safety for Firefighters - Hartford

Location:  Hartford Fire Station
Date:  February 21, 2018
Registration deadline:  February 7, 2018
Time:  0830 - 1200

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

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

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 (All day)

Photovoltaic Safety for Firefighters - Malletts Bay

Location:  Malletts Bay Fire Station
Date:  February 22, 2018
Registration deadline:  February 8, 2018
Time:  1830 - 2130

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

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

Thursday, February 22, 2018 (All day)

Incident Command System (ICS) - 200 - Hartford

Location: Hartford Fire Station
Date:  February 28 & March 7 & 12, 2018
Registration deadline:  February 14, 2018
Time:  1800 - 2200

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

ICS 200 is designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently during an incident or event within the Incident Command System(ICS).  ICS-200 provides training on and resources for personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within the ICS.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 (All day)

Incident Command System (ICS) - 100 - Milton

Location:  Milton Fire Station
Date:  March 6 & 8, 2018
Registration deadline:  February 22, 2018
Time:  1800 - 2200

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

This course provides training on and resources for personel who require a basic understanding of the Incident Command System (ICS).  This course introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training.  This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System.  It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Management System (NIMS).  This course is for entry-level first responders (firefighters, police officers, emergency medical services providers, public works, public health personnel, others) and other personnel that require introductory ICS.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 (All day)

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Phone:  802-483-2755
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