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Hazardous Materials Operations - Essex Fire Station

Location:  Essex Fire Station 
When:  October 16, 18, 23, 25, 30 & 11/4
Time: 1800 - 2200(weekdays) and 0800 - until finished weekend days
Application Deadline:  October 2, 2018
Course Minimum:  15 students
Please apply by submitting a general admission application to the Vermont Fire Academy by the Application deadline listed above.

Hazardous Materials Operations (28 hours)

This course provides the student with the basic skills necessary to safely and effectively manage the on-scene operations involving the uncontrolled release of dangerous chemicals. As such it focuses on those individuals in local jurisdictions who respond to releases or potential releases of hazardous substances as part of the initial response to the site for the purpose of protecting nearby persons, property, or the environment from the effects of the release. They are trained to respond in a defensive fashion to contain the release from a safe distance, keeping it from spreading, and preventing exposures. The course is designed to meet the training responsibilities as outlined by OSHA, CFR 1910.120 and NFPA 472 for the Operations Level.  
Prerequisite:  Participants must be proficient and qualified at donning SCBA.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 (All day)

Incident Command System (ICS) - 100 - Vermont Fire Academy

Location:  Vermont Fire Academy in Pittsford
When:  October 17 & 22 (1800 - 2200) 
Application Deadline:  October 3, 2018
Please apply by submitting a general admission application to the Vermont Fire Academy by the Application deadline listed above. 

This course provides training on and resources for personnel 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 Incident 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, October 17, 2018 (All day)

Incident Command System (ICS) - 100 - Williston

Location:  Williston Fire Station 
When:  October 18 & 23 (1800 - 2200) 
Application Deadline:  October 4, 2018
Please apply by submitting a general admission application to the Vermont Fire Academy by the Application deadline listed above. 

This course provides training on and resources for personnel 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 Incident 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.

Thursday, October 18, 2018 (All day)

Wildland Fire Control - Newbrook

Location:  Newbrook Fire Station 
When:  October 18 (1800 - 2200) & 20 (0800 - 1600)
Application Deadline:  October 4, 2018
Please apply by submitting a general admission application to the Vermont Fire Academy by the Application deadline listed above. 

This course is designed specifically for Vermont firefighters, both career and volunteer.  Although much of the material covered is standard basic training for wildland firefighters in all of the Northeastern states, reference is made to conditions specific to Vermont.  Topics include wildland fire behavior, fire suppression methods and tactics, and wildland tools.  Information will be provided on fireline construction, anchor points, and direct and indirect attacks.  There is a practical skill component where participants will receive hands-on training on the use of wildland tools, water handling equipment, personal protective equipment, safe work practices, construction of a hand-dug fireline, and mop-up considerations.
Prerequisites:  None
Personal Protective Equipment is required including work pant, boots, hardhat, gloves, and eye protection.  Structural Firefighting PPE is not acceptable.

Thursday, October 18, 2018 (All day)

Heartsaver CPR AED and First Aid - Adult and Child - Bennington

Location: Bennington Village Fire Station
When:  October 20, 2018 (0800 - 1600)
Application Deadline:  October 5, 2018
Please apply by submitting a general admission application to the Vermont Fire Academy by the Application deadline listed above. 

The cost of this course is $40 and seats are limited.

Heartsaver CPR/AED (4 hours)

Heartsaver CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-lead course that teaches adult and child CPR and AED use, as well as how to relieve choking on an adult and child. This course teaches skills with American Heart Association’s research-proven Practice-While-Watching (PWW) technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback and guide the students’ learning of skills.  This course may be combined with Heartsaver First Aid.

Heartsaver First Aid (4 hours)

Heartsaver First Aid is a classroom, video-based, instructor-lead course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage a first aid emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies. This course may be combined with Heartsaver CPR/AED.

Saturday, October 20, 2018 (All day)

Emergency Vehicle Driver Training - Grand Isle

Location: Grand Isle Fire Station 
When:  October 22 (1800 - 2200) & 28 (0800 - 1600)
Application Deadline:  October 8, 2018
Please apply by submitting a general admission application to the Vermont Fire Academy by the Application deadline listed above. 

Emergency Vehicle Driver Training (16 hours)

This program was developed by VFIS, to teach the emergency vehicle operator proper driving technique, the mental as well as the physical aspects of the driving task. The program points out the long term impact of an accident involving an emergency vehicle on the operator, the emergency service organization and the community in which they serve.  Includes both classroom and practical driving course. This course has been enhanced to meet the driver-operator job performance requirements necessary to Pump and Aerial Apparatus Driver-Operator Certification.  Minimum class size is 15 students, maximum class size is 24 students.  Students are required to bring apparatus to the practical session with arrangements being made with their department Chief in advance.
Prerequisites:  Minimum of 18 years of age with a valid vehicle operator’s license. 

Monday, October 22, 2018 (All day)

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

For Entry-Level Career Fire Fighters In Vermont

2018 CPAT Testing Information

CPAT Orientation: Application Period has closed
CPAT Exam: Application Period has closed
Orientation and Exam Location:  Williston Fire Station, 645 Talcott Road, Williston, VT 05495

Application Deadline:

Application Period has closed

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, October 23, 2018 (All day) to Thursday, October 25, 2018 (All day)

Wildland Fire Control - Middlebury

Location:  Middlebury Fire Station 
When:  October 25 (1830 - 2230) & 27 (0800 - 1600)
Application Deadline:  October 11, 2018
Please apply by submitting a general admission application to the Vermont Fire Academy by the Application deadline listed above. 

This course is designed specifically for Vermont firefighters, both career and volunteer.  Although much of the material covered is standard basic training for wildland firefighters in all of the Northeastern states, reference is made to conditions specific to Vermont.  Topics include wildland fire behavior, fire suppression methods and tactics, and wildland tools.  Information will be provided on fireline construction, anchor points, and direct and indirect attacks.  There is a practical skill component where participants will receive hands-on training on the use of wildland tools, water handling equipment, personal protective equipment, safe work practices, construction of a hand-dug fireline, and mop-up considerations.
Prerequisites:  None
Personal Protective Equipment is required including work pant, boots, hardhat, gloves, and eye protection.  Structural Firefighting PPE is not acceptable.

Thursday, October 25, 2018 (All day)

Heartsaver CPR AED and First Aid - Adult and Child - Newfane

Location: Newbrook Fire Station
When:  October 28, 2018
Application Deadline:  October 12, 2018
Please apply by submitting a general admission application to the Vermont Fire Academy by the Application deadline listed above. 

The cost of this course is $40 and seats are limited.

Heartsaver CPR/AED (4 hours)

Heartsaver CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-lead course that teaches adult and child CPR and AED use, as well as how to relieve choking on an adult and child. This course teaches skills with American Heart Association’s research-proven Practice-While-Watching (PWW) technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback and guide the students’ learning of skills.  This course may be combined with Heartsaver First Aid.

Heartsaver First Aid (4 hours)

Heartsaver First Aid is a classroom, video-based, instructor-lead course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage a first aid emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies. This course may be combined with Heartsaver CPR/AED.

Sunday, October 28, 2018 (All day)

Wildland Fire Control - WIlliamstown

Location:  Williamstown Fire Station 
When:  October 30 (1800 - 2200) & November 4 (0800 - 1600)
Application Deadline:  October 16, 2018
Please apply by submitting a general admission application to the Vermont Fire Academy by the Application deadline listed above. 

This course is designed specifically for Vermont firefighters, both career and volunteer.  Although much of the material covered is standard basic training for wildland firefighters in all of the Northeastern states, reference is made to conditions specific to Vermont.  Topics include wildland fire behavior, fire suppression methods and tactics, and wildland tools.  Information will be provided on fireline construction, anchor points, and direct and indirect attacks.  There is a practical skill component where participants will receive hands-on training on the use of wildland tools, water handling equipment, personal protective equipment, safe work practices, construction of a hand-dug fireline, and mop-up considerations.
Prerequisites:  None
Personal Protective Equipment is required including work pant, boots, hardhat, gloves, and eye protection.  Structural Firefighting PPE is not acceptable.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 (All day)

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