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Fire Officer I/II - Williston Fire Department

Location: Williston Fire Department
Orientation Date: Monday, March 25, 2019

Program Schedule:
Week 1:  April  8, 10, 12 (0830 - 1700)
Week 2:  April 22, 24, 26 (0830 - 1700)
Week 3:  May 6, 8, 10 (0830 - 1700)
Week 4:  May 20, 22, 24 (0830 - 1700)
Week 5:  June 3, 5, 7 (0830 - 1700)
Written Test date: June 10 (0900 -  1300) - Tentative
Final Project Review date: June 17 (0900 - 1300) - Tentative

Application Deadline:  Monday, March 11, 2019 by 4:00 PM.  Space is limited to a maximum of 20 students.  A General Admission application can be found here.

Prerequisites:
Current National Certification in Firefighter II
Current National Certification in Fire and Emergency Services Instructor I
NIMS Certification: ICS-100 and ICS-200

Course Desciption:
This program provides current and aspiring Fire Officers timely information that aids in the performance as a company officer. This educationally sound, objective-based course addresses and complies with the National Fire Protection Association Standard, NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, 2014 Edition.

Topics covered include developing the proper mind set, accountability and responsibility, cultural diversity, safety and wellness, crew resource management, public relations, functional leadership, incident command, affirmative action issues, budgeting process, strategic planning, and strategy and tactics.

The program also includes a project evaluation component where the participants complete a number of applied studies projects on assigned topics based on their own fire departments protocol, policies, and practices.  An additional 40 to 80 hours of independent program work is required in addition to the program hours listed above.

Program work requires the use of a computer and students will need to submit assignments electronically.

Attendance at every class meeting is mandatory for successful completion of this program.

Monday, March 25, 2019 (All day)

Vermont Exterior Support Firefighter Course Train the Trainer - Vermont Fire Academy, Pittsford

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: Vermont Fire Academy, Pittsford, VT
Date: March 31, 2019
Time: 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Registration Deadline: March 18, 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 by March 18, 2019.  General Admission Applications can be downloaded here.  Participants are on their own for lunch.

Sunday, March 31, 2019 (All day)

Photovoltaic Safety for Firefighters - Sheldon

Location: Sheldon Fire Station   
Date: April 4, 2019
Time:  1800 - 2200

Application deadline:  4 pm on March 21, 2019

***Pre-registration with the VFA is required

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, April 4, 2019 (All day)

Photovoltaic Safety for Firefighters - Hinesburg

Location: Hinesburg Fire Station   
Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Time:  1800 - 2200

Application deadline:  4 pm on April 10, 2019

***Pre-registration with the VFA is required

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, April 24, 2019 (All day)

Modern Fire Behavior course - Twin State Regional Fire School

Course:  Modern Fire Behavior – Flashover

When: Saturday, May 4 (classroom session) and Sunday, May 5, 2019 (practical session)

Time: 0800 – 1600 both days

Location:  Blue Mountain High School – Twin State Regional Fire School

Application Deadline: 4:00 PM on April 1, 2019

Please apply by submitting a Modern Fire Behavior admission application to the Vermont Fire Academy by the Application deadline listed above.  The Regional Fire School has an application that will need to be filled out.  

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. 

Minimum class size:  15   Maximum class size: 18 
Prerequisites: All Students must meet the prerequisites for live fire training as outlined in NFPA 1403.

Saturday, May 4, 2019 (All day)

National Fire Academy - Three State Weekend - Maryland

Three-State Weekend 2019 at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland
Application Deadline: Friday, April 19, 2019
Weekend is: June 7, 8, 9, 2019
Please click on the course names for a description:
Friday, June 7, 2019 (All day)

Vermont Exterior Support Firefighter Course Train the Trainer - Vermont Fire Academy, Pittsford

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: Vermont Fire Academy, Pittsford, VT
Date: June 9, 2019
Time: 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Registration Deadline: May 31, 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 by M, 2019.  General Admission Applications can be downloaded here.  Participants are on their own for lunch.

Sunday, June 9, 2019 (All day)

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