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NFA Leadership Series
     February 2 - 10, 2017    0830-1700   Class is closed

Class Description Max Students: 35 Feb. 2-3 and Feb. 7-10. This 6 day course will cover the entire Leadership l,ll & lll NFA series. The first 2 days are dedicated to Leadership l and the basic skills and tools needed to perform effectively in the fire service environment. As strategies for Company Success. The next 2 days of the course are dedicated to Leadership ll and strategies for Personal Success addressing ethics, use and abuse of power at the company officer level, creativity in the fire service environment, and management of the multiple roles of the company officer. And the final 2 days of the course will cover 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. You must complete the entire series to recieve a certificate or eligible for college credit.

Instructor: Robert Young

Location: Renton Fire & Emergency Services  1900 Lind Ave SW Renton, 98057
    


Fire Service Instructor 1/Redmond
     March 14 - 16, 2017    0830-1700   Class is closed

Class Description Maximum Students: 12 / March 14 & 16, 2017 Monday and Thursday. Location is Redmond Fire Department. Location is: Station 17: 16917 NE 116th St. Redmond 98052. 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 dave.vanvalkenburg@bothellwa.gov NEW** WA. STATE IS REQUIRING REGISTERED STUDENTS INFORMATION 30 DAYS PRIOR TO THE CLASS. NO REGISTRATIONS OR CHANGES AFTER FEBRUARY 14, 2017 (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: Dave VanValkenburg

Location: Redmond Station 17  16917 NE 116th St. Redmond, 98052
    


Fire Service Instructor 1/Woodinville
     March 14 - 16, 2017    0830-1700   Class is closed

Class Description Maximum Students: 12 / March 14 & 16, 2017 Monday and Thursday. 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 APRIL 5, 2015 Questions Contact: Dave Vanvalkenburg at dave.valkenburg@bothellwa.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

Instructor: Marty Fowler

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


NFA Health & Safety Officer
     March 20 - 21, 2017    0830-1700   Class is closed

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.

Instructor: Rick Ashleman

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


Incident Safety Officer
     March 22 - 23, 2017    0830-1700   Class is closed

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: Shoreline Fire Department  17525 Aurora Ave. Shoreline, 98133
    


Fire Investigation
     April 10 - 11, 2017    0830-1700   Class is closed

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

Instructor: Mark Crowley

Location: Snoqualmie Fire Department   ,
    


Fire Inspection
     April 12 - 14, 2017    0830-1700   Class is closed

Class Description Maximum Students:25 This course has been designed to provide an introduction to concepts of fire prevention and an overview of the fire & life safety provisions of the International Building and Fire Codes. This will be accomplished while showing how enforcement of their provisions supports fire operations strategies. ****Pre-select a multi-tenanted building in your first-in response area or within your departmentís boundaries you will inspect as part of your take home assignment. Location: Snoqualmie Fire Department: 37600 SE Snoqualmie Parkway Snoqualmie, WA 98065

Instructor: Michael Trabue

Location: Snoqualmie Fire Department   ,
    


Incident Command Systems
     April 18 - 20, 2017    0830-1700   Class is closed

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

Topics Include :

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

Instructor: Roy Gunsolus, Rick Marshall

Location: Renton Fire & Emergency Services  1900 Lind Ave SW Renton, 98057
    


Strategy & Tactics for Initial Company Officers
     May 2 - 3, 2017    0830-1700   Class is closed

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.

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.

Instructor: Bill Mikesell, John Stuckey

Location: Renton Fire & Emergency Services  1900 Lind Ave SW Renton, 98057
    


Technical Rescue Response for Company Officers
     May 8, 2017    0830-1700   Class is closed

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: Drew Cassady

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


Community and Government
     May 10, 2017    0830-1700   Class is closed

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.

Instructor: Greg Bawden

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


Building Construction
     September 18 - 21, 2017    0830-1700

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.

Instructor: Mark Emery

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


Legal Issues
     September 22, 2017    0830-1700

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

Instructor: John Murphy

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


Budget and Finance
     September 25, 2017    0800-1200

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.

Instructor: Allen Church

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


Media & Public Education
     September 25, 2017    1300-1700

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.

Instructor: Kyle Ohashi

Location: Unknown   ,
    


Technical Writing
     September 26, 2017    0800-1200

Class Description Maximum Students: 35 September 26th 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

Instructor: Seth Grant

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


Mass Casualty Incidents
     September 27, 2017    0830-1700

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
     September 28 - 29, 2017    0830-1700

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.

Instructor: Peter Brummel

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


2017 IFSAC Fire Officer l & ll Test
     November 17, 2017    0900-1600

Class Description The Test is scheduled for Friday November 17th, 2017. If you have the pre- requisites and are planning to take this Fire Officer l & ll test you must register by October 13th, 2017. All registrants will be contacted prior to the testing for further instructions. You must be able to show the pre-qualifications in order to take the KCFTOA test. Links are provided below for the skill sheets to study for the IFSAC Fire Officer 1 & 2 test. For Information Contact: Test Control Officer- Greg Baruso Port of Seattle Fire Phone: 206.787.4651 baruso.g@portseattle.org

Topics Include :

   • Study Guide Options:
   • IFSTA Fire & Emergency Services Company Officer 5th Edition. Text and Study Guide available at www.fireservicebooks.com

Instructor:

Location: Seattle Joint Training Facility   9401 Myers Way South Seattle, 98108
    


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