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Incident Command System (ICS) - 200 - Williamstown

Location:  Williamstown Fire Station 
When: February 5, 7, 12 & 14 (1800 - 2200)
Application Deadline:  January 22, 2019
Please apply by submitting a general admission application to the Vermont Fire Academy by the Application deadline listed 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.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.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 (All day)

Hazardous Materials Operations - Troy

Course:  Hazardous Materials Operations
Dates: February 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 and March 2 (practical)
Test Dates: March 4 & 6
Weekday times:  1800 – 2200 and weekend times 0800 – 1700
Registration deadline:  4:00 PM on January 28, 2019

Please apply by submitting a Hazardous Materials Operations 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.

 

Monday, February 11, 2019 (All day)

Traffic Incident Management - Williston

Location: Williston Fire Station 
When:  February 12, 2019 (1800 - 2200) 
Application Deadline:  January 29, 2019
Please apply by submitting a general admission application to the Vermont Fire Academy by the Application deadline listed 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)

Tuesday, February 12, 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

Traffic Incident Management - Bristol

Location: Bristol Fire Department
Date:  Februrary 25, 2019
Time: 1800 - 2200 

Program Registration Deadline:  4 pm on February 11, 2019 

Please apply by submitting a general admission application to the Vermont Fire Academy by the Application deadline listed 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) 

Monday, February 25, 2019 (All day)

Hazardous Materials Operations - Bennington

Location:  Bennington Village Fire Station 
When: February 27, March 4, 6, 13, 18, 23, 25 & 28
Class Times: Weekdays 1800 - 2200; Weekend 0800 - 1700
Application Deadline:  close of business on February 13, 2019

Please apply by submitting a Hazardous Materials Operations admission application to the Vermont Fire Academy by the Application deadline listed above. 

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.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 (All day)

Emergency Vehicle Driver Training - Bristol

Location: Bristol Fire Department
Dates: Thursday, February 28 and Sunday, March 3
Application Deadline:  4 pm on February 14, 2019
Time: Weeknight class time: 1800 - 2200
          Weekend class time: 0800 - 1700

Please apply by submitting a general admission application to the Vermont Fire Academy by the Application deadline listed above. 

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. 

Thursday, February 28, 2019 (All day)

Photovoltaic Safety for Firefighters - Ludlow

Location: Ludlow Fire Station   
Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Time:  1830 - 2230

Application deadline:  4 pm on February 26, 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

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 (All day)

Traffic Incident Management - Williamstown

Location: Williamstown Fire Station 
When:  March 12, 2019 (1800 - 2200) 
Application Deadline:  February 26, 2019
Please apply by submitting a general admission application to the Vermont Fire Academy by the Application deadline listed 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.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 (All day)

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