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Currently Scheduled Classes

2019 Extrication Academy 2019 Spring Pump Academy Art of Reading Smoke
Budget and Finance Building Construction Community and Government
Exercising Leadership to Facilitate Adaptive Change Fire Investigation Fire Service Instructor 1/ Feb.
Fire Service Instructor 1/ March Incident Command Systems Incident Safety Officer
Legal Issues Mass Casualty Incidents Media & Public Education
NFA Health & Safety Officer NFA Leadership Series Strategy & Tactics for Initial Company Officers 5/13
Strategy & Tactics for Initial Company Officers 5/15 Technical Rescue Response for Company Officers Technical Writing
Terrorism Response for Company Officers

Exercising Leadership to Facilitate Adaptive Change
 
Class Description : Executive Skills Series Exercising Leadership to Facilitate Adaptive Change. CHANGE OF LOCATION- BACK AT SOUTH SNOHOMISH FIRE HEADQUARTERS The purpose of this two day course is to provide skills that individuals in positions of authority can use to exercise leadership when confronted with adaptive challenges. The goal of this course is for participants to develop an understanding of skills associated with exercising leadership to resolve adaptive problems, those problems where the solution is either unknown or requires significant change or both.

Class Prerequisites : Participants must be minimally assigned to a supervisory level position (such as:Company Officer)

Pre-Class Assignments :    •  Student Identification (SID) Applications submitted under the NFA State Training Grant Program are required to have SID number as Social Security #’s are no longer used. To obtain a SID
   •  Register at https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid/register
   •  Follow the instructions & complete the electronic form to create an account. You will recieve an email with your SID number. Save this number in a secure location.
   •  Use the SID on the General Admissions Application Short Form (FEMA Form 119-25-2); completed prior to or at the start of this course.
   •  Applications that do not include a SID will not be processed
   •  Please send your Name, SID# and Department to: Scott Goodale, Assistant Chief
   •  sgoodale@southsnofire.org; Phone Contact: 425.551.1200
   •   or send all information directly to KCFTOA at cindy@kcftoa.org


Instructor : David Lewis

Location : South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue  12425 Meridian Ave S. Everett, 98208
    


Fire Service Instructor 1/ Feb.    (ODA)
  $295
Class Description : Maximum Students: 12 /February 13 & 15,2019 Wednesday and Friday. Location is Woodinville Fire. One of the elements of a Company Officer is the ability to teach their crew. Instructor 1 teaches you the different types of learning and how to present a class from introduction to evaluation. This class meets NFPA requirements for instructing level 1 and is accredited by IFSAC through Washington State. Students with questions or concerns about the course may contact Dave Van Valkenburg at dvanvalkenburg@kirklandwa.gov NEW** WA. STATE IS REQUIRING REGISTERED STUDENTS INFORMATION 30 DAYS PRIOR TO THE CLASS. NO REGISTRATIONS OR CHANGES AFTER JANUARY 10th, 2019 (Student Identification Number) This number is issued by FEMA/NFA and is how courses are tracked. NFA/FEMA certificates are issued only through your SID#. To set up or retrieve your SID# https://cdp.dhs.gov/FEMASID

Class Prerequisites : See Syllabus Required Class Materials :    •  The Text and Study Guide are required and should be purchased 5 weeks prior to class to allow enough time to prepare.
   •  Appropriate Materials for Student Presentations such as PPE, EMS supplies, rope and /or gloves.
   •  IFSTA Fire & Emergency Services Eighth Edition Instructor Manual & Corresponding Study Guide
   •  Workbooks must not be thumb drive/electronic workbooks


Pre-Class Assignments :    •  The manual must be read throughly and the workbook completed prior to the first day of class. Approximately 16 hours to complete the workbook. Be prepared to pass a pre-test on the first day of class.
   •  Complete the student workbook, select and be prepared to deliver a 15-20 minute presentation based on one of the provided lesson plans.
   •  No electronic/thumb drive workbooks will be accepted. Paper/hard copies only are acceptable
   •  Signed and completed forms must be sent to Dave VanValkenburg at dvanvalkenburg@kirklandwa.gov
   •  http://wsp.fluidnrgclients.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/cand_app_form.pdf
   •  Above is the new link for the Candidate Application


Instructor : Dave VanValkenburg

Location : Woodinville Fire & Rescue  17718 Woodinville Snohomish Rd. NE Woodinville, 98072
    


Incident Safety Officer    (ODA)
  $250
Class Description : Maximum Students: 40 This is a two-day (16-hour) course derived from the book: "Fire Department Incident Safety Officer" (Delmar, 2 edition) and addresses ISO components of NFPA 1521 (2007 - proposed). The course is a realistic, street-applicable approach to performing the functions of the Incident Safety Officer at fires and other working incidents. The class serves as an excellent study tool for those challenging the ISO Certification test for the National Professional Qualifications Board. Instructor provides all hand outs and class materials.





Instructor : David Dodson

Location : To Be Determined  
    


Art of Reading Smoke
  $150
Class Description : Maximum Students:55 This one day class is a must for all first-due Officers. Often, smoke issuing from a building is the only clue available to predict fire behavior and the likelihood of a flash-over or rapid fire spread. First-arriving officers, Incident Commanders, and Safety Officers MUST know how to rapidly read smoke - this class explains the reading-smoke process and gives participants lots of using actual fire ground video. Why do we Read Smoke? The Advanced Basics of Reading Smoke Hostile Fire Events and Warning Signs The Four Step Process Video Practice

Topics Include :

   • Incident Communications
   • Span of Control
   • Initial Operations
   • Strategy and Tactics





Instructor : David Dodson

Location : To Be Determined  
    


Fire Service Instructor 1/ March    (ODA)
  $295
Class Description : Maximum Students: 12 / March 13th and 25th, Wednesday and Monday. One of the elements of a Company Officer is the ability to teach their crew. Instructor 1 teaches you the different types of learning and how to present a class from introduction to evaluation. This class meets NFPS requirements for instructing level 1 and is accredited by IFSAC through Washington State. NEW** WA. STATE IS REQUIRING REGISTERED STUDENTS INFORMATION 30 DAYS PRIOR TO THE CLASS. SORRY, THIS CHANGE DOESNíT ALLOW FOR LATE REGISTRATIONS. NO REGISTRATIONS OR CHANGES AFTER FEBRUARY 10th, 2019. Questions Contact: Dave Vanvalkenburg at dvanvalkenburg@kirklandwa.gov You must fill in the form with your SID#. (Student Identification Number) This number is issued by FEMA/NFA and is how courses are tracked. NFA/FEMA certificates are issued only through your SID#. To set up or retrieve your SID# https://cdp.dhs.gov/FEMASID

Class Prerequisites : See Syllabus Required Class Materials :    •  The Text and Study Guide are required and should be purchased 5 weeks prior to class to allow enough time to prepare.
   •  Appropriate Materials for Student Presentations such as PPE, EMS supplies, rope and /or gloves.
   •  IFSTA Fire & Emergency Services Eighth Edition Instructor Manual & Corresponding Study Guide


Pre-Class Assignments :    •  The manual must be read throughly and the workbook completed prior to the first day of class. Approximately 16 hours to complete the workbook. Be prepared to pass a pre-test on the first day of class.
   •  Students will be instructing their lesson plan on the first day of class
   •  Complete the provided student workbook, select and be prepared to deliver a 15-20 minute presentation based on one of the provided lesson plans.
   •  Check the syllabus for the complete information


Instructor : Dave VanValkenburg

Location : Woodinville Fire & Rescue  17718 Woodinville Snohomish Rd. NE Woodinville, 98072
    


NFA Health & Safety Officer    (ODA)
  $150
Class Description : Maximum Students: 30 This course examines the Health and Safety Officers role for a fire department. The class is at an awareness level of instruction showing the non emergency and emergency operations responsibilities assigned to the Health and Safety Officer. The students will be able to identify and describe the Principles of Risk Management and how the department can manage Risk. Additional subjects covered inclued Health Maintenance, Current Safety Issues in the Fire Service, Investigations and the need for a system change. Students activities will allow the students to increase their knowledge about the job of the Health and Safety Officer. All materials are handed out in class. Students need to bring their SID# to class to help fill out the form to receive your NFA certificate. This number is issued by FEMA/NFA and is how courses are tracked. To set up or retrieve your SID# https://cdp.dhs.gov/FEMASID

Topics Include :

   • Legal definitions, why safety legislation was enacted.
   • OSHA and L&Iís purpose and how they are organized.
   • The state and national accident/injury statistics for the fire service and their costs.
   • The importance of an accident prevention program and how to implement a program.
   • Overview of a blood borne pathogens training program (infection control program).
   • Understanding of how OSHA and L&I enacts legislation and the importance of WAC 296-305.

Class Prerequisites : No Prerequisites

Pre-Class Assignments :    •  No Pre Class Assignments

Instructor : Rick Ashleman

Location : Shoreline Fire Department  17525 Aurora Ave. Shoreline, 98133
    


Fire Investigation    (ODA)
  $230
Class Description : Maximum Students: 20 This class gives the Company Officer insight into how to conduct fire suppression activities with the Investigator in mind and fire inspection techniques. Location is Snoqualmie Fire Department 37600 SE Snoqualmie Parkway Snoqualmie, WA 98065

Required Class Materials :    •  Both days will have indoor and outdoor demonstrations and experiments. Appropriate clothing should be worn on both days. Long pants, closed toe shoes.
   •  Clothing suggestions: coveralls, duty boots, gloves, eye protection, helmet.
   •  All materials provided. Standard note taking materials are suggested.




Instructor : Mark Emery

Location : Snoqualmie Fire Department  
    


2019 Extrication Academy
  $625
Class Description : Maximum Students: 48 The King County Fire Training Officers Association Present: 2018 Advanced Auto Extrication Featuring the Puyallup Extrication Team and their Unique Teaching Style! Minimal class time with Maximum hands-on training takes you through modern extrication practices using hydraulic and non-hydraulic rescue tools. This 3 day class (PXT 201/202/401)covers vehicle construction, stabilization, disentanglement, and tool knowledge. Scenario based evolutions give the students practical solutions for real world problems. Full PPE is required. Questions regarding the Academy Contact: John Madden at jmadden@pugetsoundfire.org Location: Renton Regional Fire Authority Station #14

Class Prerequisites : Basic Auto Extrication Required Class Materials :    •  Additional Class Information can be found at www.thepxteam.org
   •  Full PPE is Required
   •  Extrication PPE may be appropriate for some scenarios




Instructor : Puyallup Fire Extrication Team

Location : Renton Regional Fire Authority  1900 Lind Ave SW Renton, 98057
    


Community and Government    (ODA)
  $100
Class Description : Maximum Students:25 This course takes an in-depth look at the concept of "customer service" from a public sector perspective. The course will cover the Community and Government Relations portion of NFPA 1021 including information that will help company officers form a more strategic view of fire and emergency service delivery.

Topics Include :

   • Community and Government Relations. This duty involves dealing with inquiries of the community and communicating the role, image and mission of the department to the public and delivering safety, injury and fire prevention education programs.
   • Initiate action on a community need, given policies and procedures so that the need is addressed. An understanding of the role and mission of the department in the community.
   • Familiarity with public relations and the ability to communicate verbally.
   • Initiate action to a citizens concern, given policies and procedures, so that the concern is answered or referred to the correct individual for action and all policies and procedures are complied with. Interpersonal relationships and verbal and nonverbal communication and ability to communicate verbally with public relations.
   • Respond to public inquiry given policies and procedures, so that the inquiry is answered accurately, courrteously and in accordance with applicable policies and procedures. The ability to relate interpersonally and respond to public inquiries.

Required Class Materials :    •  IFSTA Fire and Emergency Services Company Officer, Fourth Edition



Instructor : Greg Bawden

Location : Snoqualmie Fire Department  
    


2019 Spring Pump Academy
  $525
Class Description : Maximum Students: (24) April 22nd is at Northshore Fire Station 51 in Kenmore, 7220 NE 181st Kenmore, WA 98028 and April 23-26, 2019 is at the North Bend Fire Academy. This 5 day course takes the student from review and apparatus inspections to pump testing, drafting, relay pumping and basic fire attack operations. Both classroom and hands on drills all week. Students should read and review the Pumping Apparatus Driver/ Operator Handbook, 3rd Edition before class to have some type of understanding of the basics. It is imperative that departments sending students to this Academy support the program with apparatus. Departments that send 3-5 students are required to send apparatus to add with training. LUNCH IS NOT PROVIDED IT IS SUGGESTED STUDENTS BRING THEIR OWN For Information regarding the Pump Academy contact: Jim Harvey at jharvey@northshorefire.com.

Topics Include :

   • Driving apparatus review, Discuss EVIP, Introduction to pumps. Review apparatus inspections. Hydraulics: Rule of thumb fire ground, IFSTA methods, nozzle requirements.
   • Day 2 North Bend Training Academy
   • Basic pump operation, discussion on operations, drills & safety. Fire ground operations
   • Day 3 North Bend Training Academy
   • Work with apparatus, advanced pumping operations, discussion on principles and drills, safety.
   • Day 4 North Bend Training Academy
   • Discussion on drafting, dual pumping, tandem pumping. Discussion on principles and drills. Fire ground operations drafting and pumping.
   • Day 5 North Bend Training Academy
   • Pump testing, drafting, relay pumping and basic fire attack operations. Test on materials presented.





Instructor : Ken Hofschulte

Location : Northshore Fire Department  7220 NE 181 ST Kenmore, WA , 98028
    WSP Fire Training Academy  50810 Grouse Ridge Road North Bend, 98055
    


Incident Command Systems    (ODA)
  $250
Class Description : Maximum Students: 30 This course is about developing and working within an Incident Command System model for fire service emergencies.

Topics Include :

   • Determining Emergency Scene Problems, Making Initial Assignments within ICS, Developing an Incident Action Plan, Managing and Effective RIT, Expanding Assignments within ICS
   • Practical understanding of the ICS System, Effective Communications, Crew Resource Management, Understanding the Role of Engines and Ladders
   • Operational Support Considerations, Utilizing Strike Teams and Task Forces, Performing and Effective Transfer of Command, Two Days of ICS Simulation Exercises, Final Exam.

Required Class Materials :    •  Prior to class: NIMS Consortium: Model Procedures Guide Book One, 1st Edition

Pre-Class Assignments :    •  Reading Assignment: NIMS Consortium: Model Procedures Guide Book One, 1st Edition Sections 1 and 2

Instructor : Craig Soucy, Doug McDonald

Location : Renton Regional Fire Authority  1900 Lind Ave SW Renton, 98057
    


Strategy & Tactics for Initial Company Officers 5/13    (ODA)
  $250
Class Description : Maximum Students: 25 STICO is designed to meet the needs of company officers responsible for managing multiple crews during firefighting operations. STICO is intended to develop the management skills necessary to accomplish strategic goals via tactical operations for various structures. The primary objective is to equip the initial arriving company officer as well as the later arriving battalion commander, with the skills necessary to implement, manage and successfully bring to completion a structural fire operation. STICO puts a strong emphasis on all aspects of the Incident Command System. 2 separate classes are offered back to back in May.

Topics Include :

   • Incident Communications
   • Initial Operations
   • Strategy and Tactics
   • Simulated incidents will allow participants to respond to a wide variety of structures and occupancies which have varying degrees of fire complexity.
   • Each of these topics will be explored during class lecture, discussion as well as practical implementation during fire simulation. The intent of the two day course is to put each participant into the role of Incident Commander during at least one simulated operation. Participants not in the "Command " role during simulation exercises will help facilitate operations communicating as engine and ladder crews assigned to the event.

Required Class Materials :    •  All students from within King Co. affiliations are required to bring one fully charged 800 MHz portable radio along with a charged spare battery to class, both days.
   •  Students outside King Co affiliations are encouraged to arrange for use of a King Co. 800 MHz portable by making contact with an agency within King County such as the hosting fire department, or any other agency.




Instructor : Bill Mikesell, John Stuckey

Location : Bellevue Fire Training Center  1838 116th Ave NE Bellevue, 98004
    


Strategy & Tactics for Initial Company Officers 5/15    (ODA)
  $250
Class Description : Maximum Students: 25 STICO is designed to meet the needs of company officers responsible for managing multiple crews during firefighting operations. STICO is intended to develop the management skills necessary to accomplish strategic goals via tactical operations for various structures. The primary objective is to equip the initial arriving company officer as well as the later arriving battalion commander, with the skills necessary to implement, manage and successfully bring to completion a structural fire operation. STICO puts a strong emphasis on all aspects of the Incident Command System. 2 classes are offered back to back!!

Topics Include :

   • Incident Communications
   • Initial Operations
   • Strategy and Tactics
   • Simulated incidents will allow participants to respond to a wide variety of structures and occupancies which have varying degrees of fire complexity.
   • Each of these topics will be explored during class lecture, discussion as well as practical implementation during fire simulation. The intent of the two day course is to put each participant into the role of Incident Commander during at least one simulated operation. Participants not in the "Command " role during simulation exercises will help facilitate operations communicating as engine and ladder crews assigned to the event.

Required Class Materials :    •  All students from within King Co. affiliations are required to bring one fully charged 800 MHz portable radio along with a charged spare battery to class, both days.
   •  Students outside King Co affiliations are encouraged to arrange for use of a King Co. 800 MHz portable by making contact with an agency within King County such as the hosting fire department, or any other agency.




Instructor : Bill Mikesell, John Stuckey

Location : Bellevue Fire Training Center  1838 116th Ave NE Bellevue, 98004
    


Technical Rescue Response for Company Officers    (ODA)
  $100
Class Description : Maximum Students: 30 This class will cover items that Incident Commanders, or would be commanders should consider when running a Technical Rescue incident. There will be some tabletop exercises and group discussions. This class is aimed at the first arriving company officer on a technical rescue incident. It will provide you with the tools you need to recognize the hazards associated with these types of responses, and give you some core considerations for setting the stage in the first moments after arrival.





Instructor : Jason Herman

Location : South King Co. Fire Training Consortium  20811 84th Ave S. Kent, 98032
    


NFA Leadership Series    (ODA)
  $375
Class Description : Max Students: 35 June 4-7,11-14,2019. This 8 day course will cover the entire Leadership l,ll & lll NFA series and Shaping the Future. The first 2 days are dedicated to Leadership in Supervision Creating Environments for Professional Growth. The next 2 days of the course are dedicated to Leadership ll and Leadership in Supervision Perspectives in Thinking. The next 2 days of the course will cover Leadership lll and Leadership in Supervision Frameworks to Success strategies for Supervisory Success to include when and how to delegate to subordinates, assess personal leadership styles through situational leadership, discipline subordinates and apply coaching/motivating techniques. And the final 2 days will cover the new Shaping the Future.



Pre-Class Assignments :    •  Each student needs to fill out the NFA General Admissions Application Form and return to the instructor prior to class
   •  General Admissions Forms are sent to students once registered
   •  You must fill in the form with your SID#. (Student Identification Number) This number is issued by FEMA/NFA and is how courses are tracked. NFA/FEMA certificates are issued only through your SID#.
   •  To set up or retrieve your SID# https://cdp.dhs.gov/FEMASID
   •  Instructor Robert Young: eductor44@aol.com


Instructor : Robert Young

Location : South King Co. Fire Training Consortium  20811 84th Ave S. Kent, 98032
    


Legal Issues    (ODA)
  $150
Class Description : Maximum Students: 30 Participants will approach Ethical Challenges using suggested employer policies, procedures and regulations as a Foundation for Decision-Making. Participants will learn how to resolve workplace conflicts, the purpose of procedural rights (Weingarten,Loudermill and Garrity) and how to respond to "thorny" disciplinary issues, ie off duty conduct. Participants will learn the standards for understanding discrimination and harassment, to recognize and stop retaliatory behavior and how to resolve differences and conflicts respectfully.

Topics Include :

   • Managing Employee Performance
   • Ethical Decision Making
   • Effective Management of Intergenerational Workgroups
   • Understanding Discrimination, Harrassment and Retaliation
   • What and What Not To Do When Managing Employee Discipline

Required Class Materials :    •  All materials provided the day of class.



Instructor : John Murphy

Location : Woodinville Fire & Rescue  17718 Woodinville Snohomish Rd. NE Woodinville, 98072
    


Building Construction    (ODA)
  $250
Class Description : Maximum Students:25 This course will provide a comprehensive strategic overview of the engineering principles of building construction, building construction methods and techniques, building classifications and related characteristics, fire and life safety assemblies, fire resistance flame spread and fire loading. The class syllabus has all the information the student needs to have a successful class!

Topics Include :

   • Students will identify strategic characteristics of the five basic types of building construction
   • Students will identify and/or describe fire resistance, fire resistive assemblies, resistance and flame spread ratings, fire load, and construction features which may contribute to the spread of fire.
   • Identify principles of building design and the significance of each to safe fire suppression efforts
   • Identify various structural components and building materials and their performance under fire conditions.
   • Identify safety hazards created by various building construction methods and techniques that can injure or kill firefighters.
   • Students will identify how fire may extend within various structures and identify appropriate options for controlling fire spread and ensure the safety of personnel.

Class Prerequisites : Fire Department/ District affiliation ]

IFSAC Firefighter l & ll Certification (or equivalent) Required Class Materials :    •  Building Construction Related to the Fire Service (4th edition) IFSTA, Fire Protection Publications, Stillwater OK, 74078
   •  STudy Guide for Building Construction Related to the Fire Service ( 4th edition), IFSTA, (to be released soon)
   •  IFSTA is not releasing the 4th Edition study guide, but class will be using the 4th Edition Manual


Pre-Class Assignments :    •  See syllabus
   •  The Pre-reading assignment is required for MidTerm and Final exam success!
   •  Read and complete study guides for chapters 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9 and 10


Instructor : Mark Emery

Location : Woodinville Fire & Rescue  17718 Woodinville Snohomish Rd. NE Woodinville, 98072
    


Budget and Finance    (ODA)
  $100
Class Description : Maximum Students:30 This is a 4 hour class starting in the AM with an earlier start time than the other ODA classes. 0800-1200. This class will provide students with the skills, knowledge, and abilities to successfully request or maintain funding for fire/emergency services needs. This course aims at developing the officer candidates knowledge of basic financial terms, financial planning, budget cycles, funds/revenue sources and the skills necessary to deliver a proposal. Students will learn to:

Topics Include :

   • Describe the uses of a Strategic Plan, or Long Range Plan, and how it can impact the budgetary process of a fire department.
   • Describe the budgetary process in general and relate it to the importance of public support.
   • Identify the five (5) types of budgets utilized in todayís fire service and the steps in the budget process that describe the fire officerís role in the budget process.
   • Describe the impact of personnel costs on a fire department budget, the audit process and the levels of non-compliance within a fire department audit.
   • Describe the political process and the process for passing a piece of legislation within the State of Washington as related to fire department funding, or a fire service issue.

Required Class Materials :    •  All materials provided the day of class

Pre-Class Assignments :    •  Students, try to bring a copy of your fire department budget with you to class.

Instructor : Allen Church

Location : Bellevue Fire Training Center  1838 116th Ave NE Bellevue, 98004
    


Media & Public Education    (ODA)
  $100
Class Description : Maximum Students: 30 This class will focus on who our media are, what they want, and how we can use that knowledge to further our own messages. Laws that pertain to media rights and fundamentals of working with the media will be addressed. The course will also include an introduction to Fire and Life Safety Public Education; determining who is responsible in your department, targeting audiences and using appropriate messaging techniques. *** This class is in the afternoon from 1300-1700 There is a class prior to this one in the AM.

Required Class Materials :    •  All materials provided the day of class



Instructor : Kyle Ohashi

Location : Bellevue Fire Training Center  1838 116th Ave NE Bellevue, 98004
    


Technical Writing    (ODA)
  $100
Class Description : Maximum Students: 35 October 8th AM This course teaches key principles of proper narrative report writing for emergency services, security, and first-responder personnel. Through guided discussion, group work, individual exercises and lecture. ** This class runs from 0800-1200 It is an earlier time because a different class will follow it in the afternoon from 1300-1700 at the same location.

Topics Include :

   • Understanding Who Reads Your Reports Further Down the Line- Officers will learn that their reports dont just disappear once entered into the computer. They will learn to think of their audience when writing narrative reports.
   • The Various Reasons Information is Included- Officers will discover the myriad of reasons reports are written and answer the question "Why do we write reports?"
   • The Two Main Methods Used in Narrative Report Wrting - "Follow the Story", "Follow the Officer".
   • The Basic 6 Step Report Writing Format- A systematic way to write a "Follow the Story" style narrative.
   • Avoiding Libel (and accompanying lawsuits)
   • Labeling Persons in Reports
   • Proper Use of Jargon and Lingo
   • S.O.A.P. Format Review
   • Basic Grammar Refresher

Required Class Materials :    •  All materials provided the day of class



Instructor : Seth Grant

Location : Bellevue Fire Training Center  1838 116th Ave NE Bellevue, 98004
    


Mass Casualty Incidents    (ODA)
  $100
Class Description : Maximum Students: 35 This one day training workshop is designed to give company officers the tools necessary to implement a command structure when faced with the chaos of a Mass Casualty or Multiple Patient Incident. You will learn: How to assess the Mass Casualty Incident. How to conduct a rapid assessment of resource needs. Applying NIMS to MCI. Responsibilities learned are of the First Unit On Scene, of the Triage, Treatment and Transport Unit. Also the responsibilities of the Medical Group/Branch and when and how to activate hospital control. How to triage patients using START method, know how to use the King County triage tag and identify the use of EMS tactical benchmarks.

Topics Include :

   • Morning Session
   • Incident Size Up, Basic MCI Org. Chart, Ordering Resources, START Triage, Treatment Tags, Triage Unit, Treatment Unit, Transport Unit, Hospital Control
   • Afternoon Session
   • Tabletop MCI Planning Exercise, Case Studies, Blast MCI, Mass Shooting Incidents, Final Quiz





Instructor : Marty LaFave

Location : Bellevue Fire Training Center  1838 116th Ave NE Bellevue, 98004
    


Terrorism Response for Company Officers    (ODA)
  $250
Class Description : Maximum Students: 30 This course fills the gap between awareness and technician-level training, taking a hard focus on the necessary knowledge and skills that a company officer will need to train and lead an engine or truck company while conducting operations-level tasks at a WMD terrorism incident. This class is 2 days and will emphasize hands-on skill stations and initial incident management tasks. Both days will emphasize the initial actions of a company officer in the first hour of the response. Bellevue Fire Training Center : 1838 116th Ave NE, Bellevue WA 98004

Topics Include :

   • The first day will focus on chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear scenarios. Skill sets trained will include the proper use of personal protective equipment, conducting mass casualty decontamination, victim movement, and support to hazmat team operations. There will also be a module on active shooter response and SWAT team interaction.
   • The second day will focus on explosive scenerios, and will include light structural collapse rescue skills and interaction with law enforcement bomb squads.

Required Class Materials :    •  Turnout gear and helmet, safety glasses & hearing protection. Lightweight rescue gloves & kneepads are recommended.
   •  SCBA & face piece with spare air bottle
   •  Spare clothes & towel




Instructor : Justin Walker

Location : Bellevue Fire Training Center  1838 116th Ave NE Bellevue, 98004
    


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