Two Day Classes:
September 24 & 25, 2022 Schedule:
6:00 - 7:30 am - Registration
7:30 - 8:00 Opening Assembly
8:00 - 11:30 am: Morning Training Session
11:30-1:00 pm: Lunch
1:00 - 4:00 pm: Afternoon Training Session
TWO DAY CLASSES
3. Rookie Course
This course is designed for new firefighters and cadets. This course will help prepare the candidate to assist on the fire ground and at the station, through classroom instruction and hands-on field training. Areas covered in the course will be a brief history, organization, and common apparatus of the fire service. The proper care, use, and donning of Personal Protective Equipment, including Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus. The course will also cover small tools, hose handling and ground ladders. Prerequisites: A good attitude and willingness to participate in classroom discussions and field exercises is necessary. Students will need to be clean shaven to meet NFPA 1500 and OSHA 1910.4 Respiratory Protection Standards (29CFR).
Equipment Needs: Full (structural) PPE and SCBA with spare bottle if available Instructor: Lieutenant Johnathan DeLaBruere Fairfax Fire • Saturday and Sunday Class • Class Limit: 20 (MIN Age:14)
4. Basic Pumps
This course is an introduction to pump operations. Building on basic theory, the course will introduce firefighters to basic pump operation and maintenance. Priming and drafting will be explored in depth using classroom theory and practical application. Pump problem troubleshooting and preventive maintenance will be covered. Practical sessions will include work with both portable and main fire pumps.
Prerequisites: None • Equipment Needs: PPE • Instructor: Brent Labree • Saturday and Sunday Class. • Class Limit: 20
5. Modern Fire Behavior - Flash Over Recognition
This revised course 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. / General admission form from VFA in addition to application.
Instructor- Vermont Fire Academy
6. Basic Vehicle Rescue
This hands on course is intended to familiarize the firefighter with the challenges of motor vehicle accident that you may be called to respond to. the firefighter will utilize a number of different tools, and techniques to gain access, openings such as enlarge openings, removal of seats, Extraction of the patient. scene safety and management will be discussed. Prerequisites: None Equipment Needs: PPE • Instructor: Fire Fighters Shawn and Damien • Saturday and Sunday Class. • Class Limit: 20