Firefighter Safety (Firefighter I, Chapter 2) - Mt Holly
Location: Mt Holly Fire Station
Dates: June 12, 21, and 26, 2012
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Course Length: 12 Hours
Registration Deadline: Applications are now due.
After completion of this module, students will be able to list routine safety precautions, describe the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that is used by firefighters, explain the importance of PPE, describe how PPE is properly maintained, identify the hazards of smoke and other toxic environments, and explain why respiratory protection is an essential need of fire service personnel. Students will be able to describe the different types of self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), identify it's limitations, explain the procedures for maintainence, inspections, refilling, and donning. Students will practice the skills of donning, doffing, performing inspections and maintenance, and operating in a SCBA. This course includes both classroom and practical skill activities. At the conclusion of the program, the students will participate in SCBA confidence building drills inside of the Drager trailer, which is a mobile maze and obstacle course.
Pre-registration is required in advance. Students must register by completing a General Admission Application and returning it to the Vermont Fire Academy.