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H.O.T. CLASSES

ARBORIST RESCUE FOR FIRST RESPONDERS

Sunday Oct 6

Time: 0800

16 Student Max

 

Location: TBA

Jason Erban/Vector Rescue

This program is typically two-days in duration.  This condensed one-day version is geared for first responders who may be faced with a ‘person in a tree’ emergency.  Designed and taught with professional arborists, it’s heavily focused on arborist emergencies and will cover elements of size-up, developing an incident action plan, and making a go/no-go decision to begin rescue.  Despite being focused on arborist incidents, the skills taught are immediately applicable to all types of scenarios, from hang gliders to parachutists or protestors, or children stuck at height. 

 

Students will review the skills necessary to perform a bottom up rescue and then, time permitting, be faced with rescue scenarios requiring planning and teamwork.

 

Skills and topics reviewed will include size-up, IAPs, arborist climbing systems and associated anchors, setting lines in trees, techniques of moving around in the canopy, pickoffs, and ascending and descending fixed lines, 

 

 

While there are no prerequisites, and considering the duration of the program, it’s especially beneficial if students have a strong set of personal on-rope skills including self rescue techniques and pickoff skills, as well as the ability to ascend and descend a fixed vertical line. 

Prerequisite: Ropes 1 Certification

 

 

Minimum PPE Required: Rope Gloves, Eye Protection, Pants, Closed-toe Shoes

 

 

Optional PPE:  Class 2 or 3 Rescue Harness, Helmet (Will be subject to inspection)

 

WITHOUT THE PROTECTION OF A HOSELINE & EVERYTHING THERMAL IMAGING 

Sunday Oct 6

Time: 0800

24 Student Max

 

Location: Fall River FD Training Facility

Dan Gordon/Flashfire Industries

Water application on a fire is the most important action on a fireground. But in the case of water problems, long or complicated stretches, standpipe operations, unknown location of fire, or confirmed life hazard, there may be a search team operating inside prior to the hoseline. This class will focus around how to do this in the safest way possible. The main objectives will be to review the modern fireground, thermal imaging use, door control, can confidence, and search. This will be a combination of classroom, skills, and live fire. We will throw everything we got on thermal imaging at you as well!

 

The class will be broken down into two groups, each rotating through Without the Protection of a Hoseline and Everything Thermal Imaging.

Prerequisite: Firefighter 1 Certificate

 

Full PPE, SCBA, and spare cylinder required. 

EVERYTHING ENGINE

Sunday Oct 6

Time: 0800

20 Student Max

 

Location: Union Fire District Training Center

Jason Rivera/Northeast Squad Concepts 

This 8-hour live fire engine company operations, and line stretching course, gives students hands-on time getting the initial attack line in place, quickly and efficiently with a limited number of personnel. This is not a simple class of dragging a hose line through an open front door and putting water on a fire, its overcoming obstacles and issues that we encounter on the everyday fireground. There will be curveballs thrown at the student that they must overcome on the fly. From the basics of deploying the hose bundle from the bed, to proper flaking at the door, and body positioning while flowing, we will cover a wide array of topics. Evolutions will be under live fire and grounds will be small giving the student realistic fireground staffing and conditions.

Rotations include

- First due engine

- Second due engine 

- Courtyard/extended stretch

- Standpipe operations

Prerequisite: Firefighter 1 Certificate

 

Full PPE, SCBA, and spare cylinder required. 

THE RESCUE ACADEMY

Sunday Oct 6

Time: 0800

20 Student Max

 

Location: Union Fire District Training Center

Jason Rivera/Northeast Squad Concepts 

This 8 hour course covers a wide variety of topics that firefighters assigned to a Heavy Rescue or Special Hazards Company may encounter. From primary search under live fire, to vehicle extrication, to heavy lifting and high angle ropes, the student will get a taste of a wide variety of special operations in this class.

Rotations include

- High angle rope pickoff

- Vehicle extrication

- Heavy lifting

- Primary search under live fire conditions 

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Prerequisite: Firefighter 1 Certificate

 

Full PPE, SCBA, and spare cylinder required. 

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