Course Offerings

March 06, 2020

The rescue of human life is the most important task on the fire ground. Being able to perform that function safely and expeditiously while being thorough is paramount for a successful outcome. Searching and locating civilians will be the focus of this 8hr course. Multiple strategies for searching, depending on the building layout and task at hand will be taught. Such skills consist of conventional and orientated search, vent-enter-search, rope assisted search, large area/team search, etc. 

 

Orientation of the searchers will be stressed but tactics for reorientation and other problems that firefighters can encounter will be practiced. In addition to searching, rescue techniques in the IDLH atmosphere will be trained including; civilian drags, window lifts, ladder carries, lowering victims, etc.

 

In this all-inclusive search and rescue course you will feel more confident and be more proficient in this essential fire ground function.

$75 with lunch provided

April 10, 2020

FF Rescue Course H.O.T. (Hands On Training)

It is not enough to just say that you have a R.I.T. team established; you must act on an established plan if a member goes down during a fire. This dynamic 1-day hands-on course will consist of Firefighter Rescue (RIT) skill stations ending in a comprehensive scenario. True competency come from realistic hands-on training.  In this high speed, When Things Go Bad training the student will learn; assessment of a downed firefighter, air management, packaging, drags, up/down stairs, deploying in as a RIT team, and other Firefighter removal skills.  The day will end with a scenario that brings all skill stations together.  After this course, the student will be confident in multiple situations in which to rescue other firefighters when the need arises.

$75 with lunch provided

May 10, 2019

FF Survival Course H.O.T. (Hands On Training)

In this 1-Day Firefighter Survival course the student will learn from instances during past fatalities and arm themselves with an increased skill set in firefighter survival.  Skills that will be accomplished are: MAYDAY transmission, wall breaching, the naked SCBA drill, reading couplings, disentanglement, skip breathing, reorientation techniques, headfirst ladder bailouts and rope slide.

 

In an imminent life-threatening situation, physiological changes occur. Let’s not find ourselves in a situation that can be easily remedied - only if we knew the proper technique.

$75 with lunch provided

June 02, 2020

This class will be five dates:

Tuesday June 2 1900-2200

Tuesday June 9 1900-2200

Tuesday June 16 1900-2200

Saturday June 20 0800-1700

Tuesday June 23 1900-1700

 

Attendance is required at all five dates for completion. Course fee will cover cost of course materials (textbooks) and lunch on Saturday. Additional Information: This class will follow the Dive Rescue International curriculum (https://www.diverescueintl.com/water-rescue-training/swiftwater-rescue/). It will be part classroom with a written exam and practical hands on work. You will need to attend all 5 classes for certification.

 

Students must be DRI Swiftwater I certified at start of the class.

$100

June 12, 2020

While many disciplines are important in the fire service, many cannot be performed without gaining entry into the fire building. Performing forcible entry can be an efficient skill that appears to be a non-event.  Or it can be an embarrassing moment that is filled with stress and anxiety as the engine is waiting to advance to the fire.  In this 8-hour course you will learn the street-smart techniques to make you successful in areas such as; conventional forcible entry, unconventional forcible entry to include hasp & staples, slide bolts, chain and padlocks, etc, through the lock entry, burglar bar removal, rotary saw entry, concrete wall breaching, rollup door entry and more. From door size-up to door removal you will learn many “tricks” that will make your entry a more simple and efficient task. After this course you will be supplied with an arsenal of skills awaiting your next forcible entry!

$100 with lunch provided

July 10, 2020

There can never be enough second means of egress to make our fire scenes safer and provide for a more productive work place. In this 8-hour course, we will train on conventional and unconventional ground ladder skills in its entirety. Starting with ladder facts, we quickly proceed to: multiple ladder raises including; marquee and shoot raise, ally raise, upside down balcony raise, rope butt, chicken wing, etc. Moving on to; ground ladder victim removals from windows and roofs, hoisting, climbing techniques, alternative leg and arm locks, and more… All sections will conclude in various micro-scenarios to allow the student the ability to apply learned material in realistic time sensitive situations.  After this course you will feel free of “ladder intimidation” and will find yourself throwing more ground ladders than ever before. Thus creating a safer fire scene for you and your members.

$75 with lunch provided

August 13, 2020

Estes Valley Fire Academy

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