Classes

SATURDAY ONLY CLASSES
September 28, 2019
1 DAY CLASS – FEE - $50.00

 

A1 -     LEADERSHIP 101

This will be an overview of the fire service leadership.  There will be group activities and discussions related to current fire service issues.  Class participation is expected.

Instructors: Chris Niswander, Chief, Monroe Township Fire Department

 

A2 -    FUNDAMENTALS OF FIRE INVESTIGATION – Maximum 25 students

The class will provide students with the rules and responsibilities relating to fire investigations.  The class will cover current methodology of fire investigation.

Instructor:    Brian Peterman, Fire Investigator, State Fire Marshal’s Office

           

A3 -    HIGH INTENSITY EMS SIMULATION – Maximum 18 students

This full day session will cover high intensity EMS situations.  Students will participate in real life simulation designed to increase both knowledge and comfort level during high stress situations.

Instructor:    Brian Tritchler, Director of EMS, Summa Health System, Jon Zalewski, Summa Health System, Mike Kollert, EMS Coordinator, Summa Health System

           

A4 -    OHIO FIRE CODE – CONTINUING EDUCATION

We will cover carbon dioxide tanks and systems, solar systems and building requirements, backflow check valve assemblies and requirements, and more.

Instructor:    Roger Clark, CFSII, East Holmes Fire and EMS, Mike Berry, CFSI, Wooster Fire Department

           

A5 -    TALKING TIC’S WITH LIVE FIRE – Maximum 20 students

This hands-on class will incorporate live fire operations to discuss/demonstrate the functions of the thermal imaging camera.  Students will leave the class with confidence in the tactical use of the camera for the 360 size up, fire attack, search and rescue, and reveal tricks that the TIC will show the user.  Please bring your department TIC if allowed.

Prerequisites:  Currently certified as an ODPS Level 1 or Level 2 firefighter

Must bring to class:  Complete set of NFPA compliant turnout gear and SCBA with spare bottle

Instructor:    Jordan Hempker, Firefighter/Paramedic, Western Buckeye Training LLC.

 

Sunday Only Classes
September 29, 2019
1 DAY CLASS – FEE - $50.00

B1 -    STRATEGY AND TACTICS IN FIRE ATTACK – Maximum 20 students

This is a live fire training which will allow students to experience several scenarios involving fire attack, rescue, and fireground operations.

Prerequisites:  Currently certified as an ODPS Level 1 or Level 2 firefighter

Must bring to class:  Complete set of NFPA compliant turnout gear and SCBA with spare bottle

Instructors:  Chris Niswander, Chief, Monroe Township Fire Department, Scott Pascu, District Chief, Akron Fire Department, Nathan Murphy, Assistant Chief, Wooster Fire Department

 

B2 -     BASIC TO ADVANCED AUTO EXTRICATION – Maximum 15 students

This class will offer extensive use of battery powered hydraulic rescue tools and basic to advanced rescue techniques for the removal of entrapped victims from vehicles.  Methods to reduce time and effort while increasing efficiency in performance of the extraction will also be discussed.  Various spreaders, cutters and rams will be used in this hands-on session. 

Prerequisites:  Currently certified as on ODPS firefighter at any level

Must bring to class:  Complete set of NFPA compliant turnout gear, safety glasses

Instructor:   Luke Ricketts, Genesis Rescue Systems

 

B3 -     PEDIATRIC UPDATES IN EMS CARE  

Join us for a fun, upbeat review of pediatric care, blending lecture with case reviews and skill practice!  We will tackle many ages of kids, discussing best strategies to provide awesome prehospital care.

Instructor:    MaryAnn Forrester, EMS Coordinator, Akron Children’s Hospital

           

B4 -     2018 OHIO FIRE CODE UPDATE

We will cover underground fire mains restraining systems, NFPA 25 testing, carbon monoxide detectors, fire department connections, and more.

Instructors:    Roger Clark, CFSII, East Holmes Fire and EMS, Mike Berry, CFSI, Wooster Fire Department

 

B5 -     COMPRESSED AIR FOAM

We will discuss the history of compressed air foam, how it has progressed, and how you can benefit from its use.

Instructor:    Brian Dudley, Firefighter/Paramedic, Columbus Fire Department

             

B6 -    SCENE SIZE UP / 360 – Maximum 25 students

The first arriving unit on any fireground has the most crucial task of establishing a scene size up / 360.  Providing a brief assessment of building construction, fire conditions, occupancy type, and other hazards puts all the responding units on the same page on what they are responding to.  In this interactive class we will discuss the approach to the scene size up / 360 and how to correlate that information into tactical based decisions

Instructor:    Jordan Hempker, Firefighter/Paramedic, Western Buckeye Training LLC.