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Application deadline for Candidate Physical Ability Orientation has CLOSED - Williston Fire Department

FY2020 CPAT Testing Information
CPAT Exam:  October 22, 23, and 24, 2019
Exam Location: Williston Fire Station, 645 Talcott Road, Williston, VT 05495

Download the CPAT Application

Application Deadline: 

4:00 PM on October 11, 2019 - Deadline for application, payment and physician authorization, requires orientation waiver to test - $150 fee

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

Reciprocity

The State of Vermont and the participating Fire Departments allow for reciprocity for successful completion of the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) from another licensed jurisdiction. Download the Reciprocity Application.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 (All day)

Firefighter II Orientation - Grand Isle

Location:  Grand Isle Fire Station
Orientation: Tuesday, August 27
Time: 1800 - 2200

Application Deadline: August 13, 2019
Click here for a General admission application form and submit it for the program you wish to attend.  Applications and other documentation are due by 4 PM on the application deadline listed above.  The capacity limit is 40 and the minimum is 15 students per program, admission will be determined by the date your application is received, with priority given to adult firefighters who are members of a Vermont Fire Department.
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 valid card)
-First Aid (current valid card)
-ICS 100 (taken within the last 10 years)
-ICS 200 (taken within the last 10 years) 
-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.
Please feel free to contact the Vermont Fire Academy with any questions that you may have. 
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 (All day)

Firefighter I Orientation - Lyndonville

Location:  Lyndonville Fire Station
Orientation:  Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Time:  1800 - 2200

Application Deadline: August 21, 2019

Click here for a General admission application form and submit it for the program you wish to attend.  Applications and other documentation are due by 4 PM on the application deadline listed above.  The capacity limit is 40 and the minimum is 15 students per program, admission will be determined by the date your application is received, with priority given to adult firefighters who are members of a Vermont Fire Department.
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 valid card)
-First Aid (current valid card)
-ICS 100 (taken within the last 10 years)
-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.
Please feel free to contact the Vermont Fire Academy with any questions that you may have. 
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 (All day)

Firefighter I Orientation - Hinesburg/Middlebury

Location:  Hinesburg/Middlebury Fire Station (the delivery of this program will alternate between the Hinesburg Fire Station and the Middlebury Fire Station)
Orientation:  Thursday, September 5, 2019
Time:  1830 - 2230 

Application Deadline: August 22, 2019
Click here for a General admission application form and submit it for the program you wish to attend.  Applications and other documentation are due by 4 PM on the application deadline listed above.  The capacity limit is 40 and the minimum is 15 students per program, admission will be determined by the date your application is received, with priority given to adult firefighters who are members of a Vermont Fire Department.
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 valid card)
-First Aid (current valid card)
-ICS 100 (taken within the last 10 years)
-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.
Please feel free to contact the Vermont Fire Academy with any questions that you may have. 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 (All day)

Vermont Exterior Support Firefighter Course Train the Trainer - Newport, VT

Vermont Exterior Support Firefighter Course Train the Trainer

The Vermont Fire Academy has developed a new course titled Entry Level Exterior Support Firefighter.  This course was developed after receiving input from the Vermont Fire Service and is designed to assist local fire departments in establishing training programs for exterior support firefighters. This training package provides fire departments with the lesson plans, presentations, and skill drills necessary to conduct successful Exterior Support Firefighter Courses. This course offers you the flexibility to deliver the training at your department in a manner that fits your needs.

Location: North Country Career Center - 209 Veterans Avenue Newport, VT
Date: September 22, 2019
Time: 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Registration Deadline: September 6, 2019

Participants will be introduced to the curriculum and gain an understanding of how to use the course materials. This Train-the-Trainer Session is intended for local firefighters, instructors, or training officers who are responsible for conducting local or regional training and possess basic firefighting knowledge and skills.   All participants will receive the full curriculum package and course materials that can be used to conduct local course deliveries.  Topics will include:  History and Orientation, Communications, Personal Protective Equipment, Firefighter Safety, Fire Behavior, Ladders, Extinguishers, Tools, Hoses, Nozzles, Water Supply, and Building Construction.

There is no charge for this Train-the-Trainer Session but pre-registration is required by submitting a completed General Admission Application to the Vermont Fire Academy.  General Admission Applications can be downloaded here.  Participants are on their own for lunch.

Sunday, September 22, 2019 (All day)

Wildland Fire Control - Castleton

Location: Castleton Fire Station 
When:  September 26 (1800 - 2200) & 28 (0800 - 1600)
Application Deadline:  September 12, 2019
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, September 26, 2019 (All day)

Firefighter I/II Orientation - Thetford

Location:  Thetford Fire Station
Orientation:  Monday, September 30
Time:  1800 - 2200

Application Deadline: September 16, 2019
Click here for a General admission application form and submit it for the program you wish to attend.  Applications and other documentation are due by 4 PM on the application deadline listed above.  The capacity limit is 40 and the minimum is 15 students per program, admission will be determined by the date your application is received, with priority given to adult firefighters who are members of a Vermont Fire Department.
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 valid card)
-First Aid (current valid card)
-ICS 100 (taken within the last 10 years)
-ICS 200 (taken within the last 10 years) 
-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.
Please feel free to contact the Vermont Fire Academy with any questions that you may have. 
Monday, September 30, 2019 (All day)

Incident Command System (ICS) - 100 - Castleton

Location: Castleton
When:  October 7 & 10, 2019 (1800 - 2200) 
Application Deadline:  September 23, 2019
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.

Monday, October 7, 2019 (All day)

Wildland Fire Control - Chester

Location: Chester Fire Station 
When:  October 7 (1800 - 2200) & 12(0800 - 1600)
Application Deadline:  September 23, 2019

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.

Monday, October 7, 2019 (All day)

Vermont Fire Service Training Council Meeting

Meetings are held on the second  Thursday of February, June, and October.  The meeting location varies.

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

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 10:00am
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 10:00am
Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 10:00am
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 10:00am
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 10:00am
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 10:00am
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 10:00am
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 10:00am
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 10:00am

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