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Somerset County Emergency Services

Training Academy

Firefighting Courses


These are all of the firefighting courses that have been offered by the SCESTA over the years. To see which ones will be offered in upcoming months, follow the link to Upcoming Training Courses.  If you see a course below that is not being offered in the upcoming months, call us to see if you can arrange a contract class for your department to be held at the Academy or your station.


Propane Operations – Contract Class

PURPOSE: This course will allow the fire fighters to prepare for flammable liquids operations. All props use LPG for fire operations

CONTENT: The academy has set up a LPG fire fighting area. We have two 6000 trailers as props. The area has four operational fire areas:

1. Car fire : operational mock up with three fire areas
2. Split flange: flame impinges on a propane tanker from a leak in a four inch pipe. Operations include closing a O S and Y valve to stop the flow of product
3. 250 gal propane tank fire: This prop has a flame impingement base fire and a operating relief valve. Fire fighters have to close a valve to stop the propane flow
4. Spill fire: a 50 square foot pan fire is placed under a propane tanker or next to a car .

Additional Class Offering: We can combine one of the above props with the Phase 5 operations to increase the fire fighting challenge to the department.

Cost: Propane Operations Class. Use of two of the propane mock ups, fuel and instructors for an evening class: $600.00

Combination Class: Use of one propane mock up and the Phase 5 for an evening class $850.00

Firefighter I (170 hours)

Course Number: 01001-13

Description: This course is the New Jersey Firefighter 1 course. With a combination of classroom and hands-on participation, the new firefighter candidate will master the basic tasks of firematics. A written and a proficiency exam will be given at the end of the course. A passing grade of 70% is required by the state. Some topics covered are Right-to-Know; safety; medical care, knot typing, ICS-100, fire behavior; chemistry of fire; SCBA’s; extinguishers, forcible entry, ladders, rescue procedures, ventilation; water supply; hose and nozzle handling; salvage and overhaul; sprinklers; communications; Bloodborne Pathogens, Wildland Fires, Utility emergencies, Thermal imaging camera and rope rescue and Haz-Mat Awareness & Operations.

FIRE SERVICE CONTINUING EDUCATION

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.”  We can live up to that quote by training to keep our fire fighters prepared. The public demands great things from its emergency services providers. We can help you maintain the job skills that will keep your members safe when they are on scene.

 

                        Whether it’s a basic task you need to work on, or you want to try something you just heard of we, can help.  The instructional staff is available to work with you on a number of topics.  We can create any setting or emergency incident you would like to train in.

 

                        We work with departments from several counties on basic fire operations.  We accomplish this by using the burn bldg, the phase 5 or any of our search buildings.  We create operations from one room to several buildings. Incidents from one engine to several departments can be created.

 

                        What’s your department’s specialty?  Special operations classes can be done on a wide variety of topics.  We can keep you skills up to date on any specialty skill your fire department does.

 

                        Our outside propane mock ups are now online.  We can now create very realistic conditions involving spills, accidents, leaks and tank failures.

 

                        Give us a call.  We would be happy to meet with your department and outline a training program.  This will keep you up to date or allow you to work in new areas of public safety.  If you have not been to the Academy lately, please call for a visit.  We would be happy to show you and your agency what is available at the Somerset County Emergency Services Training Academy.      


Maze Search Operations – CONTRACT CLASS

 

 

PURPOSE:   To increase fire fighter efficiency in search operations and to prepare them for SCBA emergency operations.

 

CONTENT:  We have converted the attic area into a search and survival maze.  Problem areas include a pit area, uneven floor, slide, stairs and several other options.  The area can be converted in to any configuration the department would like to use.

 

We are offering this area as a stand alone contract class or as an addition to the Class B Burn Building Operations.

 

This course will offer a challenge to the veteran fire fighter and great experience to the new members of your department.

 

For stand alone operations please ask for the maze course.  Our base price is $300 for 10 to 15 students for the stand alone class.


Propane Operations – Contract Class

 

PURPOSE:       This course will allow the fire fighters to prepare for flammable liquids operations.  All props use LPG for fire operations

 

CONTENT:   The academy has set up a LPG fire fighting area.  We have two 6000 trailers as props.  The area has four operational fire areas:

 

  1. Car fire :  operational mock up with three fire areas
  2. Split flange: flame impinges on a propane tanker from a leak in a four inch pipe. Operations include closing a O S  and Y valve to stop the flow of product
  3. 250 gal propane tank fire:  This prop has a flame impingement base fire and a operating relief valve. Fire fighters have to close a valve to stop the propane flow
  4. Spill fire:  a 50 square foot pan fire is placed under a propane tanker or next to a car .

 

Additional Class Offering:  We can combine one of the above props with the Phase 5 operations to increase the fire fighting challenge to the department.

 

Cost:  Propane Operations Class.  Use of two of the propane mock ups, fuel and instructors for an evening class:  $600.00

 

Combination Class: Use of one propane mock up and the Phase 5 for an evening class $850.00


Firefighter I (138 hours)

Course Number: 01001-13

Description: This course is the New Jersey Firefighter 1 course. With a combination of classroom and hands-on participation, the new firefighter candidate will master the basic tasks of firematics. A written and a proficiency exam will be given at the end of the course. A passing grade of 70% is required by the state. Some topics covered are Right-to-Know; safety; medical care, knot typing, ICS-100, fire behavior; chemistry of fire; SCBA’s; extinguishers, forcible entry, ladders, rescue procedures, ventilation; water supply; hose and nozzle handling; salvage and overhaul; sprinklers; communications; Bloodborne Pathogens, Wildland Fires, Utility emergencies, Thermal imaging camera and rope rescue and Haz-Mat Awareness.


Firefighter II (94 hours)

Course Number: 01002-13

Description: This course is for the firefighter who wants to expand his/her knowledge of firematics. It takes you into more intricate aspects of firematics. Thermal imaging camera; vehicle fires; advanced entry problems; oriented search; building construction; fire streams; fire scene operations, fire fighting foam; self rescue techniques; reading smoke; extrication awareness; alarm systems; class B foam; propane; residential operations, Haz-Mat Operations, ICS-200  and Swede unit. A class schedule will be handed out at the first session.  A passing grade of 70% is required by the state.


 Firefighter II Prep Course (4 hours)       (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: Y1002-XX

Description:  


Fire & Emergency Services Instructor (78 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: Z1002-XX

Level I: The Level I part of the course will include; safety and training, legal and ethical considerations, communications, lesson plans, props and facilities, student attributes and behaviors, instructional delivery, audio visuals, training evolutions and student evaluations.

Level II: The Level 2 instructor will study: Lesson plan writing, instructor and course evaluation, course and evolution management, administration and supervisory skills.


Pump Operations I (29 hours)

Course Number: 01005-13

Description: The course is designed for the novice pump operator. The course will instruct the student in the fundamentals of the fire ground operation and the duties of a pump operator. Apparatus maintenance, emergency on the fire ground, in-line pumping, developing hand lines and master streams, relay operations, drafting, hydrant operations, small and large diameter hose. Hydraulics will also be discussed.


Advanced Pump Operations II (12 hours)     

Course Number: 01006-13

Description: This course is designed to continue the art of pumping operations in an advanced setting. Students will run a water shuttle operation with (6) tankers and (3) pumpers, master stream deployment and ladder pipe operations, LDH operations, standpipe operations, sprinkler and building fire pump operations.  Apparatus readiness, water supply management, emergency on the fire ground, duel pumping, developing hand lines and master streams, relay operations.  Advanced hydraulics will also be discussed.


Fire Hydraulics made Easy (8hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 01007-XX

Description:


Pump Operations Refresher (8hours)      

Course Number: 01008-13

Description: This course is a review of pumping operations.  The course is all hands on and will instruct and foster the student’s knowledge on the topics of pumping operations. Activities outside include; in-line pumping, developing hand lines and master streams, relay operations, drafting, hydrant operations, small and large diameter hose.  Hydraulics will also be discussed.


Water Shuttle Operations (9 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 01014-XX

Description:


Church Fires (16 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 01019-XX

Description:


Building Construction (16 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 01019-XX

Description:

Building Construction for the Fire Service (14 hours)     (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: B1022-XX

Description:


High-Rise Firefighting Operations (12hours)      

Course Number: 01023-13

Description:  High-Rise firefighting operations will tax the best and most equipped Fire Department. This course will teach tactics that will become very valuable during a High-Rise fire.  The student will deal with fire suppression in all types of High-Rise buildings. This course will cover topics which will include; water supply, sprinkler systems, building services, elevator rescue, standpipe operations, lobby command and operations functions. Further, a practical will fully implement ICS, ladder operations, fire suppression, victim rescue and large area search.


 Fire Suppression Systems (5 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 01024-XX

Description: 


Streetwise Firefighting (12 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 01025-XX

Description: 


 Firefighter Survival (16 hours)      

Course Number: 01026-13

Description:  To review and reinforce the skills required surviving the hazards associated with aggressive interior firefighting. A series of practical evolutions designed to strengthen the firefighter’s ability to conquer the entanglement hazard, disorientation, entrapment and other fire ground hazards. 


Firefighting Operations in Malls and Shopping Areas (8 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 01030-XX

Description:


Tactical Operations in Strip Malls & Public Storage Facilities (8 hours)     

Course Number: A1030-13

Description:  To prepare in firefighting operations in Strip Malls and in Public Storage facilities. Learn how to conduct an adequate pre-incident tactical survey in one of the most common facilities in your response area. Even the smallest of communities have these facilities. Knowing what and how to handle will enable to perform effectively and efficiently. Course will include walk through of a public storage facility. This course will cover topics which will include conducting a proper vulnerability assessment of these facilities, gaining assess using proper techniques, offensive, defensive operations, water supply, strategy and tactical operations. Further a project at the end of the class will challenge the most experience firefighter.

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Structure Fires 2 Stories and Up (8 hours)      

Course Number: 01031-13

Description: Structures Fires 2 Stories and Up will prepare the student to deal with the complex problems associated with firefighter operations beyond the first floor. Lecture will focus on apartments, tenements, townhouses and high-rise buildings. These operations will tax the best equipped Fire Departments. This course will demonstrate tactics that will become valuable during firefighting operations. The student will deal with fire suppression in all types of elevated structures. This course will cover topics which will include water supply, sprinkler systems, building services, elevator operations, standpipe operations, utility operations, ladder operations, victim rescue and searching multiple floors.


Thermal Imaging Camera (8 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 01038-XX

Description:


Tactical Operations at Basement Fires (8 hours)

Course Number: 01039-13

Description:  To provide specific strategic and tactical training for responding to basement fires.  Basement fires are becoming more increasingly dangerous to firefighters. The complex nature of basement fires dictates the need for advanced training. Through a combination of classroom presentation, discussion and hands on activities this class will give firefighters the needed tools and experience to survive a basement fire. By examining case studies, building construction, strategy and tactics the students will develop an effective and safe game plan for operating at basement fires.


Community Vulnerability Assessment & Risk Management (8 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 01040-XX

Description:


 Engine Company Operations (8 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 01041-XX

Description:  


Truck Company Operations Applied “Updated Course” (16 hours)

Course Number: 01042-13

Description Truck Company Operations are performed by all fire departments, even if the department does not have a truck. This course will address the nine (9) functions of a truck company and will be applied during the practical. Subjects Covered: Forcible entry; ventilation; rescue; laddering; salvage; overhaul; checking for fire extension; ladder-pipe operations; master streams and utility control. All topics learned in the classroom will be demonstrated in the practical session. Practical session will include (5) stations throughout the Academy site. Area includes; advanced forcible entry, use of cutting torches, cutting wood, metal and concrete with saws, roof cutting operations from a ladder, search and rescue exercises. 


Tactical Truck Operations (8 hours)

Course Number: B1042-13

PURPOSE:       This class is designed for the seasoned truck officer/truck chauffer/firefighter. It is NOT a basic truck operations class. Students will participate in several HANDS-ON scenarios where they will be required a multi-task and work as a team to accomplish the task. All too often fire companies buy a truck and never receive the proper training required to maximize the potential of the truck they just purchased. Working with the truck itself is the main focus of the class. You will learn how and where to set the truck up for a variety of scenarios which will optimize the capabilities of the truck while working to overcome physical obstacles we face on the job every day.

All types of trucks will be discussed such as: Tower Ladders, Ladder Towers, Snorkels, Aerial Ladders, Quints and BrontoSkylifts.


Squad Company Operations (9 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 01043-XX

Description:


 Heating & Cooling System Emergencies (3 hours)

Course Number: 01044-13

Description: This course is designed to familiarize Fire Officers and Firefighters with the basics regarding heating and cooling systems and their potential for starting or spreading fires inside buildings. The course will also address the proper procedures for shutting heating systems down and rendering them safe until a qualified technician can repair them. Firefighting tactics regarding heating systems will also be covered. Topics will include: oil burners; gas burners and electric heaters. The student will also learn the differences and similarities of seam boilers; hot water boilers and hot air furnaces. The properties of fuel oil and natural gas will be covered.


Fire Department Administration (8 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 01046-XX

Description:


 Occupational Firefighter Safety (8 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 01047-XX

Description:  


Motor Vehicle Fires (7.5 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 01048-XX

Description:


Wildland Firefighting (4 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 01048-XX

Description:


Emergency Management & the Fire Service (8 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 01057-XX

Description:


 

Swede Flashover Unit (4 hours)         BY CONTRACT ONLY

Course Number: 01058-XX

Description: Performed at the Academy, in a flashover container, which teaches students what to do if caught in a flashover situation.


Carbon Monoxide & The First Responder (3 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 01060-XX

Description:


Elevator Emergencies (6 hours)     (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 01062-XX

Description:

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Pre-Incident & Tactical Operations in Nursing Homes, Assisting Living & Group Homes (8 hours)    

Course Number: 01064-13

Description:  To prepare in firefighting operations in Nursing Homes, Assisting Living and Group Homes. Learn how to conduct an adequate pre-incident survey in one of the most critical facilities in your response area or provide mutual aide. Course will include pre-incident of large Nursing Home/Assisting Living facility. This course will cover topics which will include water supply, strategy and tactical operations, deployment of hand lines, fire suppression systems, building services, elevator operations, sprinkler and standpipe operations, and sheltering. Further a project at the end of the class will challenge the most experience firefighter.


Introduction to CAFS & Structural Firefighting (4 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 01065-XX

Description:


Calling The Mayday (8 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 01097-XX

Description:


Air Monitoring for First Responders (3 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 01098-XX

Description:


Bail-Out Systems (8 hours)

Course Number: 01099-13

Description: Every year many firefighters find themselves in situations where the way they entered the structure has been compromised. This results in the firefighter needing to think quickly and decide what their egress options are. For many the only option is a window bail-out. This maneuver has gained much notoriety since the “Black Sunday” tragedy on January 23, 2005 where two FDNY firefighters were killed and four others were badly hurt when they were forced to jump from a fourth floor window of a burning building in the Bronx. Since this incident, many manufactures have developed various “Bail-Out” systems such as the PETZL “EXPO” and the RIT “FFRED & PRESS” systems to name a few. While all of these systems will work, the key to survival is not only having the system, but the ability of the firefighter to deploy the system successfully at a moment’s notice. The purpose of this class is to provide a safe learning experience where “Bail-Out” techniques can be practiced in a controlled environment. Students who do not have a pre-packaged Bail-Out system will be taught several options using personal fire-safety rope they should be carrying in the gear.

NOTE: Several Bail-Out system manufacturers require the initial training session be conducted by their authorized training vendors for liability purposes. This course does “NOT” substitute for this initial training.


Bailing Out The Window Shouldn’t Be An Option “Engine” (6 hours – Hands-On)           ***Please see C1099-12

Course Number: B1099-XX

Description: 


Bailing Out The Window Shouldn’t Be An Option “Truck” (6 hours – Hands-On)      ***Please see C1099-12

Course Number: C1099-XX

Description: 


Bailing out the window shouldn’t be an option!    

“Engine” & “Truck”     (8 Hours)

Course Number: C1099-13

Description:  This course will provide students of all ranks with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely, effectively and rapidly deploy and advance hose lines of all sizes as well as deploying ground ladders of all sizes for rescue, ventilation and egress. Students will learn how to calmly overcome hose and water problems when things don’t go as planned by using alternative plans B, C, or D during all types of fires. Students will learn to monitor the radio, smoke, heat, flame and visibility to understand what is going on with the fire building and fire, particularly in their immediate working area. This will allow for a clear understanding of what’s going on with the fire fight and how rapidly growing while corrective actions are being made. Students will learn the importance of knowing how to properly operate all of their equipment and understanding all capabilities and limitations of it as well as the fire building and all fire personnel. This all hands on course will provide several repetitive scenarios on routine and not so routine hose and ladder evolutions in our training towers. Students will overcome such problems as, damaged hydrants and standpipes, broken hoses, losing water during fire attack, malfunctioning fire apparatus, short hose stretches, malfunctioning nozzles and bad hose stretches. Students will also use make shift water to control or extinguish the fire. Students will repetitively deploy and reload hose as part of these scenarios.

Students will also overcome such problems as, improper ladder selection, poor placement, working with ground and overhead obstructions, insufficient personnel, bridging stairs and alleys, laddering a tower roof to a higher roof and malfunctioning ladders and/or components. Students will also use make shift ladders. Students will repetitively deploy and reload several size ladders as part of these scenarios.


Electrical Safety For Firefighters & First Responders (3 hours)

Course Number: 01100-13

Description:  Part 1 will introduce the student to the basics of electricity (Voltage, Current, Resistance, Generation, Transmission & Distribution). Heighten the awareness of potential electrical hazards commonly encountered on emergency scenes. Illustrate injuries and symptoms caused by inadvertent contact with “LIVE” electrical circuits. Be able to identify and avoid potential electrical hazards. Common electrical terms (Voltage, Current, & Resistance); Electrical installations; typical electric system; typical residential system; faulty electrical equipment; arcing; overheating; effects of electricity on the body; shock severity factors; shock victim assessment; average body tolerance; coping with electrical injuries; PPE and likely electrical hazards. Part 2 will present utility conductor configurations on poles and teach the student to be able to identify the downed wire by its position on the pole and accurately report the correct wire and pole designation to the proper utility. In addition, safely position apparatus at the scene. 8 types of wires/cables; (primary, secondary, house electric service, aerial cable, fire alarm wires, cable TV, telephone, guy wires), location determines service; (primary & secondary are located above the street level, TV cable, telephone, alarm are located below the street light; apparatus placement discussion.


R.O.A.M. (Rules of Air Management)  (8 hours)

Course Number: B1102-13

Description: Every year far too many firefighters die in the line of duty. Asphyxiation (running out of air) is a leading cause of LODD on the fire ground. The unfortunate part of this statistic is that the cause is PREVENTABLE, in many of these cases, the firefighter died by simply running out of air prior to exiting the IDLH environment. ROAM was established based on the premise that “Air Equals Time”. The amount of time a firefighter can remain in the IDLH environment depends on how much air is in the SCBA and how quickly the firefighter uses it. The time in the IDLH must account for the time it takes to get to the task location, the task itself and the time it takes to exit the structure. There have been many excellent articles written in recent years discussing techniques firefighters can use when they run low on air. How about not running low on air! How about being Situationally Aware of the remaining air in your SCBA and determine whether or not you have enough air to continue while ensuring you have enough air to get out. This program will discuss many of these relevant topics as well as asking the students whether or are they aware of NFPA 1404 Standards for Fire Service Respiratory Protection Training, which mandates that firefighter’s exit the IDLH prior to their low-air alarm activating. Students will also participate in several hands-on exercises which will demonstrate their situational awareness and ability to be disciplined enough to know when to exit the IDLH. Introduction – Statistics; Incident Case Studies; Review of NFPA 1404; Introduction of the C.A.R.A. acronym; Participation in several hands-on activities; Best Practices for maintain Situational Awareness and Recommendations

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Conducting Company Exercise and Drills (4 hours)     (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 01106-XX

Description:


Just Saws (4 hours)    

Course Number: 01107-13

Description:  The course will cover all types of saws used throughout the fire service. It is crucial to understand the proper start-up procedures, safe operation and to choose the correct tool for the job. This will be achieved through demonstration and practical exercises. Finally, students will demonstrate through hands-on exercises skill learned in the course. Subjects covered; the safely operation of every saw used in the fire service. Topics include; types of chain saws, Rotary saws, reciprocating saws, circular saws that are used in forcible entry, ventilation, rescue, overhaul, and locating hidden fires.


Coaching the Emergency Vehicle Operator (CEVO) for Firefighters III (8 hours)

Course Number: 01301-XX

Description:


Emergency Vehicle Driving Competency Course  (8 Hours)

Course Number: B1301-13

Description: This course is designed for all qualified drivers in both Fire and EMS. You will bring your apparatus (Engine, Ladder Truck, Rescue, Ambulance or Command Vehicle, etc.) to the Academy and drive through a “Competency Course” which will include 7 stations. The stations are Straight Line, Confined Space turnaround, the Alley Dock, Serpentine, Lane Change, Parallel Park and the Diminishing Clearance. Each station will be scored to show the student where improvement is needed. Each student must be qualified on the apparatus by their respective department before attending this course and have successfully completed any CEVO course in both Fire and/or EMS. Mechanics of driving vehicles and Safety procedures will be reviewed and each student will be given a scheduled time on Saturday to drive the course. This will lessen the down time that students will have. Students can expect to spend only about an hour on Saturday.


Rope Rescue Skills (28 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 01401-XX

Description


Search & Rescue Rope Techniques (8 hours)     

Course Number: C1401-13

Description:  To provide firefighters with safe techniques for searching interior structures using rope systems to provide efficient coverage and a secure means of escape. Topics will include: Search theory, search rope techniques, thermal imaging camera used and command management.


Just Knots (6 hours)     

Course Number: 01402-13

Description: This two (2)-night course is an introduction to the rope equipment and knots used for technical rescue programs such as Rigging for Rescue, Rappelling, High Angle, Confined Space and M.V.A. Over-the-Edge. Topics will include; Knots for rescue; as well as, knots for recreational (boating, fishing, etc.) use. A written test will be given. This course is a prerequisite for Rappelling I & II, Mechanical Advantage and Confined Space.


Rappelling I (11 hours)

Course Number: 01410-13

Description: This is a basic class in Rappelling, designed to instruct the student in Building and "Free" rappelling. Topics will include; the use of harness typing, anchor points and rappel line management. The majority of class time will be spent with "hands-on" exercises.


 Rappelling II (8 hours)

Course Number: 01411-13

Description: This course is a continuation of Rappelling I. Topics will include: How to build you own system, self-rescues and advanced skills.


 Confined Space Awareness (4 hours)

Course Number: 01412-13

Description: This course is intended to provide the emergency responder with the ability to recognize a confined space and inherent fire/safety hazard. It will also help prevent a responder from becoming an unnecessary victim. Topics will include the following characteristics: The definition of a confined space; the responder’s role in these situations; the regulations and hazards of confined spaces; and the rescuer as a victim.

CEU’s: 4 Electives (State EMS Approved Course# 130256067)


Confined Space Rescue-Basic (16 hours)

Course Number: B1412-13

Description: The course consists of two 8 hour practical training lessons. This course will prepare the student for a non-emergency entry into confined spaces for the purpose of normal industrial activities. It also provides the knowledge and skills necessary to safely enter confined spaces and to perform rescues under emergency circumstances. The course meets and exceeds the requirements of OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.146. The topics include: Legal issues; Issuance of entry permits; Recognition of given space as "confined"; Size-up of the entire work/incident scene; Air monitoring; Documentation; Ventilation; Lockout/Tag-out procedures; Construction of the mechanical advantage systems with dedicated equipment or with rope rescue hardware; Victim "packaging" and movement. The practical training sessions transform the lecture topics in the classroom into actual hands-on demonstrations, and then into the performance of simulated rescues in actual confined spaces on the training grounds.

CEU’s: 12 Electives (State EMS Approved Course# 130256068)


Rigging for Rescue (14 hours)

Course Number: C1412-13

Description: This course introduces the participant to the equipment and basic skills of High Angle Rescue. Ropes, knots, hardware and equipment, stokes basketwork, mechanical advantage systems, and rescue lowering techniques. This course is a prerequisite for Confined Space Rescue.


Lock Out / Tag Out ( 3 hours)       (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 01423-XX

Description:


Compressed Gas Awareness (3 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 01424-XX

Description:  


 Trench Rescue Awareness (3 hours)     

Course Number: 01425-13

Description:  As our rural communities to grow, new construction and utility repair work force contractors in every community to open trenches every single day. These trenches and excavation pose unique and serious dangers in the event of an accident or emergency.  Material to be covered within this program includes: Proper scene size-up and hazard recognition; Resources required for trench rescue incidents; Scene management and ICS/IMS; Typical trench emergencies and trench collapse patterns. Overview of trench rescue procedures; Hazards unique to trench and excavations, along with mitigation techniques; Procedures for rapid, non-entry rescue of minimally injured victims. This course is intended to provide “Awareness” training as outlined in chapter 9 of NFPA 1670 (Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Rescue Incidents).


Trench Rescue Operations (16 hours)     

Course Number:  B1425-13

Description:  This course presents intensive, “hands-on” training to emergency personnel who are expected to operate at the technician-level at a trench emergency. Material to be covered includes: Basic review of OPERATIONS-LEVEL SKILLS, Implementation of pre-entry procedures; Soil type identification; Advanced hazard control operations; Entry briefings and procedures; Use of advanced techniques in conjunction with “traditional sheeting and shoring operations” involving both timber and pneumatic shoring equipment in intersecting and deep wall trenches; Procedures for extricating and removal of trapped victims. Students will operate in realistic conditions using the latest equipment available for trench rescue operations. This course is intended to provide “Technician-Level” training as outlined in chapter 9 of NFPA 1670 (Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Rescue Incidents).


 

Low-Angle Rope Operations (14 Hours)

 

Course Number: 01427-13

 

Description: Students will learn how to safely and efficiently conduct low-angle patient access and extrications in accordance with the standards of NFPA 1670 and NFPA 1006. Topics covered will include: Identification of situations requiring low-angle rescue skills, hazards and challenges of low-angle rescue situations, construction and use of raising and lowering systems, selection and construction of anchor systems, belaying, patient litter packaging and handling, litter movement in both high-angle and horizontal environments, patient access, care and extrication. Students are expected to have a working knowledge of common rescue knots (Just Knots).


Fire Officer I (48 hours)     (Not Offered This Semester)      

Course Number: 01501-XX

Description:  


 Preparation for the Fire Officer I Challenge Exam (8 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: B1501-XX

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Fire Officer II (48 hours)      

Course Number: 01502-13

Description: The Fire Officer II program builds upon the concepts presented in the Fire Officer I program. The Fire Officer II program is designed to build the leadership skills of the company officer involved in administrative and operational issues at the company and/or organizational level. The course is designed to meet the educational and time requirements of NFPA 1021, Standard for the Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, 2003 Edition, for Fire Officer II and N.J.A.C. 5:73-8.2 for Fire Officer II. Students who successfully complete this course will be eligible to sit for the NJ State Fire Officer II certification test. The certificate test will be given approximately two (2) weeks after the last day of class. The course content will include a mixture of lectures and classroom exercises.  The course will provide numerous opportunities for the student to combine experience, with training obtained during the course, to complete the relevant classroom exercises and final project. The goal is to stimulate classroom interaction centered on what we should be doing versus what we are actually doing as company officers. Topics in the course will include: management and leadership; public fire education; fire department administration; State and Federal laws and regulations; budget preparation; dealing with the media; fire protection systems and basic inspection; handling multi-agency incidents; standard operating guidelines; and fire department safety.

 

*** Course Requirements: 100% attendance is required. In addition, there will be five homework assignments that the students must complete in order to successfully complete the course. Only students who have successfully completed the course will be eligible to sit for the NJ State Fire Officer II certification test.


 Pre-Incident Planning (42 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 01503-XX

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Firefighter Assistance and Search Team (F.A.S. TEAM) (16 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 01504-XX  ***SEE COURSE#C1524-09

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Advanced F.A.S. TEAM Operations (7 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: B1504-XX   ***SEE COURSE#C1524-09

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Strategy & Tactics - I (8 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: A1505-XX

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Strategy & Tactics - II (8 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: B1505-XX

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 Incident Safety Officer (8 hours)      

Course Number: 01506-13

Description:  To provide the Company Officer (CO) with skills to function effectively as the safety officer at fire department incident operations.  The primary focus shall be on decision-making skills through the recognition of cues that affect personal safety (safety cues). The safety officer’s responsibilities fall into two clear-cut categories:  those associated with responding at the incident scene and those associated with managing the day-to-day affairs of the department.  This Incident Safety Officer course focuses on the former.  It is an incident-specific, scene-oriented course designed to teach what a safety officer at an incident needs to know, using scenarios to convey instructional points.


 Volunteer Recruitment & Retention (6 hours)     

Course Number: 01508-12

Description: This course will provide the tools to develop and maintain a volunteer membership-recruiting plan and to continue membership through retention programs.          Details of recruiting needs, development of successful action planning and recruitment resources, Identifies retention ideas and programs.

CEU’s: 6.0 Electives (State EMS Approved Course#130256069 )


Chief or IC, "Who Are You?"(3 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 01510-XX

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Inter Department Interactive Drills (3 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 01511-XX

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Creating Fire Ground Incident Simulation (3 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 01512-XX

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Complying with NFPA-1500 & NFPA –1521 (6 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 01513-XX

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Volunteer Fire Services Management (16 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 01515-XX

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Managing Company Tactical Operations (12 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 01516-XX

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Managing Company Tactical Operation – Preparation (14 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: B1516-XX

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Managing Company Tactical Operation – Decision (16 hours)     (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: C1516-XX

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Fire Officers/Administrative Skills (6 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 01517-XX

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Officer Development Program (51 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 01518-XX

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The Need For Mandatory Proficiency Training (3 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 01520-XX

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Public Information Officer (6 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 01521-XX

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Public Speaking (Fire Officer Development Series) (6 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 01522-XX

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Conflict Management & Discipline For Fire & EMS Officers (8 hours)      

Course Number: 01523-13

Description: This course is designed for the Fire Officer and Administrative Staff member. As a manager in today’s environment you will require skills to effectively assess and resolve issues quickly and efficiently on the fire ground as well as at the station. The course will show how to manage difficult people by identifying criteria and selecting correct interventions to resolve problems. This will strengthen the Fire Officer and Administrative Staff member’s interpersonal skills. After the course students will be able to apply learned skills and concepts and apply to their respective organizations. Topics will include: Conflict Resolutions, Evaluation of others and Discipline, Leadership Styles, Team and Relationship Building, Task Management, Adaptability, Communications, Personal Development. This will be accomplished thru lecture and group participation.


Rapid Intervention Company Awareness (3 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 01524-XX         ***See C1524-XX

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Advanced Rapid Intervention Company Operations (24 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: B1524-XX          ***See C1524-XX

Description:


Rapid Intervention Team Training - Awareness (3hours) & Operations (24 hours)       

Course Number: C1524-13

Description: This course will provide students of all ranks with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely operate on or command a Rapid Intervention Crew. The down firefighter rescue techniques learned will also enhance your skills of safely rescuing civilians at emergencies.

 

The lecture portion of this course will cover; all aspects of Rapid Intervention Crew Search and Rescue. Who should be on a team, when and where you need a RIC, how to conduct a RIC size-up, special tools and equipment, RIC first aid, task a RIC should perform while in staging mode, understanding how to operate during Mayday calls, types of incident problems leading to RIC deployments, structure type related problems and C.I.S.D. dealing with the loss of one of our own. RIC rules, regulation and guideline will be discussed. We will also critique several RIC incidents first hand, as the victim and as the rescuer.

 

The hands on portion of this course will provide approximately 30 scenarios covering techniques on how to conduct a RIC search. How to extricate fire personnel from entrapment, properly treat, package and remove them from the structure. These scenarios will be conducted in all areas of the structures to include, roof tops, above and below grade. Life rated knots will also be used during all hands on scenarios.

 

***This course will meet and exceed the NJ state guidelines for Rapid Intervention Crews.

 

***Optional Equipment…30’ of 1” tubular webbing, 1 locking carabineer, personal bailout kit or system, personal search rope. A department RIC PAK

 

***ALL STUDENTS ARE ENCOURED TO BRING A LUNCH EACH DAY***.


NIOSH Death in the Line of Duty Reports (3 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 01525-XX

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Leadership Plus (8 hours)     (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 01526-XX

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Juvenile Firesetters Educator Training (2 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 01902-XX

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Juvenile Firesetters Evaluator Training (4 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 01903-XX

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Fire/Police Basic Training (9 hours)

Course Number: 01905-13

Description: To train personnel to function as a member(s) qualified to respond to emergencies to assist with duties as assigned by the officer in charge and/or state/local police. This course provides classroom instruction and practical exercise to those members who have been appointed or are interested in performing Fire/Police duties at emergency incidents, special events and training drills. This Division of Fire Safety approved training course qualifies the participant to be appointed as Fire/police personnel.


NFA-Emergency Response to Terrorism (16 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 01906-XX

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CEU’s: N/A


Fire Service Instructor-General Safety (16 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 02001-XX

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Fire Service Instructor-Live Burn Certification (8 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 02002-XX

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Fire Service Instructor-SCBA/Smokehouse Certification (8 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 02003-XX

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 Instructional Techniques for Fire Company Officer (12 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 02004-XX

Description:


Fire Service Instructor-Continuing Education for SCBA/Smokehouse & Live Burn Certification (8 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 02005-XX

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21st Century Methods Of Instruction For Emergency Services Instructor (9 hours)

Course Number: 02006-13

Description:  This course, intended for fire and emergency services instructors, will refresh instructors on classroom best practices and introduce instructional skill sets that reflect contemporary methods of instruction that encompass the 21st century education skills necessary to educate a mixed group of students including digital-natives and older adult learners. This program will allow instructors to engage service providers and other instructors with critical thinking and judgment skills that allow them to solve complex, multi-disciplinary and open-ended problems both in the station and on emergency scenes. Coursework will focus on the collaborative, interactive, bodily-kinesthetic, and audio-visual learning models that are based on a focus in creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration to solve routine and complex problems through the use of innovative knowledge, information and complex problems through the use of innovative knowledge, information and opportunities in an environment where evaluating, analyzing and synthesizing will allow students to immerse themselves in the knowledge. These instructional strategies, based on contemporary cognitive-learning theory will increase positive student-outcomes and the differentiation will meet the needs learned within the andragogy.


Industrial Fire Control Concepts (40 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 02203-XX

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Incipient Fire Brigade (24 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 02205-XX

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Industrial Emergency Services Incipient Level Fire Brigade (24 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 02210-XX

Description:


Chaplin Training I – Fire/Police/EMS (3 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: 02401-XX

Description:


Chaplin Training II – Wakes, Funerals & Services (6 hours)       (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: B2401-09

Description:


LODD – Fire Department Response & Benefits (6 hours)      (Not Offered This Semester)

Course Number: C2401-XX

Description: