Classes

SATURDAY ONLY CLASSES
September 26, 2020
1 DAY CLASS – FEE - $50.00

 

A1 -     VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT & RETENTION FOR THE EMERGENCY SERVICES

Volunteer recruitment and retention is always a hot topic and a very tough assignment within any fire department utilizing volunteers.  Volunteers are still the backbone of the fire service nationwide, yet the volunteer service is dwindling.  What tools and techniques are available?  Come find out!  This presentation is brought to you by the National Volunteer Fire Council and presented by a Fire Chief that is currently running a very successful program.

Instructor:  Mike Bucy, Chief, Stevens 1 Fire-Rescue

 

A2 -    INTRODUCTION TO GRAIN BIN RESCUE – Maximum 20 students

This course will provide the basics to grain bin rescue including scene size-up, the hazards, and the essential needs to perform a safe and effective rescue.

Instructor:  Brandon Nettleton, Agricultural Program Director, Wayne County Regional Training Facility

 

A3 -    FORCIBLE ENTRY FOR THE FIRST DUE – Maximum 25 students

This hands-on class will focus on the entry challenges that a first due company may face.  Regardless if you are a rural, urban, or suburban setting, many of us arrive with minimal staffing and must maximize our efforts.  The class will improve your techniques and tactics with inward/outward forces, though the lock, fortified doors, and scenario based forcible entry stations. 

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.

                       

A4 -    FIRE INSPECTOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

We will cover underground fire main testing, new sprinkler equipment, fire pumps, and other miscellaneous updates.

Instructors:  Roger Clark, CFSII, East Holmes Fire and EMS

                   Mike Berry, CFSII, Wooster Fire Department

 

A5 -   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

 

 

Sunday Only Classes
September 27, 2020
1 DAY CLASS – FEE - $50.00

B1 -    THE ART OF READING SMOKE

Today’s structure fires are more hostile and dangerous than ever before.  It is imperative for firefighters of all ranks and experience levels to be prepared for this battle.  Through the extensive use of actual fireground video, students will develop and refine their knowledge to become intellectually aggressive firefighters.  The Next Generation of Reading Smoke brings new research, a new library of videos, and discussion on cancer prevention and tactics and strategies to blend today’s extinguishment and safety cultures into one cohesive unit.

Instructors:  Rob Backer, Captain, Thornton 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, N.E. Ohio Factory Representative, Genesis Rescue Systems

 

B3 -     LOW ANGLE ROPE RESCUE APPLICATIONS  

This hands on course will cover victim access, packaging, and retrieval using a variety of rapid deployment rope rescue techniques. Students will also have opportunities to utilize the latest and greatest gear and receive additional instructional periods on mechanical advantage using the T method, anchoring options, modified rappelling.

Instructor:  Dalan Zartman, President / Rescue Specialist, Rescue Methods

Must bring to class:  PPE including rescue or fire helmet, utility gloves, hiking or duty boot style footwear, and long pants preferred

           

B4 -     FIRE INSPECTOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

We will cover certificate of occupancy change of use, hazard placards – NFPA 704, bleacher inspections, fire escape inspections, forward flow test, hydraulic calculations, system impairments and fire watch, and other miscellaneous updates.

Instructor:  Roger Clark, CFSII, East Holmes Fire and EMS

                  Mike Berry, CFSII, Wooster Fire Department

 

B5 -     RESCUE TASK FORCE AND THE ACTIVE SHOOTER INCIDENT

In conjunction with Ohio Dept. of Public Safety requirement for Rescue Task Force training and the ever increasing incidence of active shooter incidents we will be bringing a hands on class practicing realistic scenarios with rescue task force, mass casualty triage and hands on stop the bleed training. Prepare yourself for an involved and exhausting training with scenarios with law enforcement involvement. Please wear clothing which can get fake blood on them and bring a second set of clothes to change into. Safety glasses/ Goggles, Hearing protection and a Ballistic vest (If available for use).

Instructors:  Ryan Sullivan, EMS Coordinator, Wooster Community Hospital