Fire Fighter Advanced Courses

All Technical Rescue Classes meet: NFPA 1670 Level Training

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Class Date Hours Day/Time Cost
US&R Technical Search Specialist 5/22/17-5/26/17 40 M-F 9:00a -6:00p  $1340
US&R Logistic Specialist 6/5/17-6/8/17  40 M-F 9:00a-6:00p $1245
US&R Heavy Equipment & Rigging 6/12/17-6/14/17 24 M-W 9:00a-6:00p $1300
US&R Planning & Technical Information Specialist 7/10/17-7/13/17 32 M-R 9:00a-6:00p $1175
US&R Task Force Safety Officer  7/24/17-7/27/17 32 M-R 9:00a-6:00p $1175
US&R Task Force Leader 7/31/17-8/2/17 32 M-R 9:00a-6:00p $1175
USAR Hazardous Materials Specialist 8/21/17-8/23/17 24 M-W 9:00a -6:00p $1125
EVOC 5/6-7/17; 9/16-17/17; 11/11-12/17; 2/17-18/18; 4/21-22/18 16 Sat & Sun 9:00a-5:00p $130
Fire Service Hydraulic & Apparatus Ops 1301/1302 9/11-22/17; 11/6-17/17; 2/12-23/18; 4/16-27/18 90 M-F 9:00a-6:00p $425
Rope Rescue Operations Level 8/21/17-8/25/17; 1/29/18-2/2/18 40 M-F 9:00a-6:00p $410
Rope Rescue Technician Level  9/4/17-9/8/17; 2/12/18-2/16/18  40 M-F 9:00a-6:00p $410
Confined Space Operations & Technicians Level  9/18/17-9/22/17; 2/26/18-3/2/18 40 M-F 9:00a-6:00p  $590
 VMR Operations Level  10/2/17-10/6/17; 3/12/18-3/16/18  40 M-F 9:00a-6:00p  $460 
 VMR Technician Level 10/16/17-10/20/17; 4/2/18-4/6/18  40  M-F 9:00a-6:00p  $460 
 Trench Rescue Operations & Technicians Level   10/30/17-11/3/17; 4/3/18-4/7/18 40   M-F 9:00a-6:00p $530 
 Structural Collapse Operations Level 11/13/17-11/17/17; 4/30/18-5/4/18   40 M-F 9:00a-6:00p  $635 
 Structural Collapse Technician Level 5/1/17-5/12/17; 11/27/17-12/8/17; 5/14/18-5/25/18  100  M-F 9:00a-7:00p   $1,520

Class Descriptions:

Vehicle & Machinery Rescue (VMR) Operations, Level I – The Vehicle & Machinery Rescue Operations course is designed to provide the participant with the skills and knowledge required to perform basic vehicle and machinery rescue operations utilizing appropriate equipment, methodologies, protocols, and patient and resource management techniques. The course covers Chapters 5, 10.1, and 19.1 of NFPA 1006 and Chapters 4, 9.1 through 9.3, and 12.1 through 12.3 of NFPA 1670. Additionally, this course meets, or exceeds, the training requirements listed in 69A-37.065(7) F.A.C. Florida Urban Search and Rescue (FLUSAR) Program.

Vehicle & Machinery Rescue (VMR) Technician, Level II – The Vehicle & Machinery Rescue Technician course is designed to provide the participant with the skills and knowledge required to perform advanced vehicle and machinery rescue operations utilizing appropriate equipment, methodologies, protocols, and patient and resource management techniques. The course covers Chapters 5, 10.2, and 19.2 of NFPA 1006 and Chapters 4, 9.1 through 9.4, and 12.1 through 12.4 of NFPA 1670. Additionally, this course meets, or exceeds, the training requirements listed in 69A-37.065(7) F.A.C. Florida Urban Search and Rescue (FLUSAR) Program.

Trench and Excavation Rescue Operations and Technician, Level I & II – The Trench and Excavation Rescue Operations and Technician (combined) course is designed to provide the participant with the skills and knowledge required to perform basic and advanced trench and excavation rescue operations utilizing appropriate equipment, methodologies, protocols, and patient and resource management techniques. The course covers Chapters 5 and 8 of NFPA 1006 and Chapters 4 and 11 of NFPA 1670. Additionally, this course meets, or exceeds, the training requirements listed in 69A-37.065(7) F.A.C. Florida Urban Search and Rescue (FLUSAR) Program. The course is also designed to cover valuable information from OSHA 29 CFR 1926 “Safety and Health Regulations for Construction”

Structural Collapse Rescue Operations, Level I – The Structural Collapse Rescue Operations course is designed to provide the participant with the skills and knowledge required to perform rescues at structural collapse incidents resulting from natural disasters or terrorist incidents utilizing appropriate equipment, methodologies, protocols, and patient and resource management techniques. The course covers Chapters 5 and 9.1 of NFPA 1006 and Chapters 4 and 6.1 through 6.3 of NFPA 1670. Additionally, this course meets, or exceeds, the training requirements listed in 69A-37.065(7) F.A.C. Florida Urban Search and Rescue (FLUSAR) Program. Every effort in this course is made to ensure consistent terminology and training within the discipline of urban search and rescue (US&R), so this course mirrors the DHS/FEMA National US&R Response System curriculum.

Structural Collapse Rescue Technician, Level II – The Structural Collapse Rescue Technician course is designed to provide the participant with the skills and knowledge required to perform rescues at structural collapse incidents resulting from natural disasters or terrorist incidents utilizing appropriate equipment, methodologies, protocols, and patient and resource management techniques. The course covers Chapters 5 and 9.2 of NFPA 1006 and Chapters 4 and 6.1 through 6.4 of NFPA 1670. Additionally, this course meets, or exceeds, the training requirements listed in 69A-37.065(7) F.A.C. Florida Urban Search and Rescue (FLUSAR) Program. This course differs from the 40 hour Structural Collapse Rescue Operations level course by proving increased time to perform more in-depth skill sets as required by the Department of Homeland Security/ Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS/FEMA) curriculum. Every effort in this course is made to ensure consistent terminology and training within the discipline of urban search and rescue (US&R), so this course mirrors the DHS/FEMA National US&R Response System curriculum.

US&R HazMat Specialist – The HazMat Specialist course is designed to provide Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Task Force personnel with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the hazardous materials monitoring functions for a US&R team during a disaster or a planned event. This course is NOT an in-suit type hazmat course, but instead focuses on hazard monitoring, identification, and mitigation as it pertains to a US&R task force. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to successfully perform the position of HazMat Specialist on a US&R team. Participants with complete 2 days of Instructor Led Training (ILT) at the LTIPS campus, then be required to complete 1 day of training at their team’s cache storage facility under the supervision of their teams HazMat Manager or Rescue Manager to complete a FEMA task book. This task book focuses on the participant’s ability to familiarize themselves with their team’s hazmat monitoring equipment including operation, maintenance, and limitations of each type carried. This course meets or exceeds the objectives set forth by FEMA, uses FEMA curriculum where applicable, and is taught by a FEMA lead instructor.

US&R Heavy Equipment and Rigging Specialist (HERS) – The Heavy Equipment and Rigging Specialist (HERS) course is designed to provide Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Task Force personnel with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the HERS function for a US&R team during a disaster or a planned event. This hands-on course builds upon the skills learned in structural collapse training and exposes participants to complex rigging scenarios and advanced metal cutting. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to successfully perform the position of HERS on a US&R team. This course was built around the objectives outlined in the FEMA Heavy Equipment and Rigging (HERS) curriculum.

US&R Logistics Specialist – The Logistics Specialist course is designed to provide Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Task Force personnel with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the logistics functions for a US&R team during a disaster or a planned event. Participants will learn the essential requirements of providing support, resupply, transportation, sustainment, and maintenance of an equipment cache. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to successfully perform the position of Logistics Specialist on a US&R team. US&R Task Force members attending this course may be required to bring Base of Operation (BoO) equipment from their equipment caches for use during the course. This course meets or exceeds the objectives set forth by FEMA, uses FEMA curriculum where applicable, and is taught by a FEMA lead instructor.

US&R Planning and Technical Information Specialist – The Planning and Technical Information Specialist course is designed to provide Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Task Force personnel with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the Planning Team Manager and/or Technical Information Specialist functions for a US&R team during a disaster or a planned event. Participants will learn the roles and responsibilities of the planning team from pre-deployment through demobilization. The course focuses on the roles the Planning Manager and Technical Information Specialist play in long-term planning and in the development of the Incident Action Plan (IAP). Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to successfully describe the duties and responsibilities of a Planning Team Manager or Technical Information Specialist on a US&R team and participants will be able to successfully perform in those positions on a US&R team. US&R team members attending this course will need to bring 1-2 GPS units for use during the course. This course meets or exceeds the objectives set forth by FEMA, uses FEMA curriculum where applicable, and is taught by a FEMA lead instructor.

US&R Task Force Leader (TFL) – The Task Force Leader course is designed to provide Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Task Force personnel with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the TFL functions during a disaster or planned event. The course addresses the challenges faced by the TFL from pre-deployment through demobilization. Participants will learn about the task force organization and how to manage the 6 functional disciplines of a task force. This course meets or exceeds the objectives set forth by FEMA, uses FEMA curriculum where applicable, and is taught by a FEMA lead instructor.

US&R Task Force Safety Officer – The Task Force Safety Officer course is designed to provide Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Task Force personnel with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the safety officer functions during a disaster or planned event. Participants will learn how to apply Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards to search and rescue operations, monitor and mitigate safety issues that may occur during a disaster response, and conduct an accident investigation. Additionally, participants will be able to identify different types of damages structures, the hazards most common to damaged structures, and the methods that can be used to mitigate those hazards. This course meets or exceeds the objectives set forth by FEMA, uses FEMA curriculum where applicable, and is taught by a FEMA lead instructor.

US&R Technical Search Specialist – The Technical Search Specialist course is designed to provide Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Task Force personnel with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the technical search functions for a US&R team during a disaster or a planned event. Participants will learn the essential requirements necessary to perform all physical, visual, and technical search functions. Upon completion, participants will be able to successfully perform the position of Technical Search Specialist on a US&R team. In addition to realistic scenarios, participants will participate in a realistic full-scale exercise allowing them to put to practice what they have learned (note- this exercise may be held off-site from the LTIPS campus at an acquired structure). US&R Task Force members attending this course will need to bring 1-2 search cameras, a listening device (Delsar, etc.), and 1-2 GPS units for use during the course. This course meets or exceeds the objectives set forth by FEMA, and uses FEMA curriculum where applicable.