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Firefighter Certification Classes

 

Alarms and Communications (16 hours)
This course is designed to teach the firefighter candidates the policies and procedures concerning the ordering and transmitting of emergency alarms and the actions taken upon receipt of the alarms.

This class will meet Friday 7-10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Instructor: Chief Kevan Smith
Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority

 

Building Construction (16 hours)
This course will enable will enable the firefighter candidate to identify the different types of construction and their reaction during a fire situation and the hazards associated with each.

This class will meet Friday 7-10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Instructor: Lieutenant Michael Peace
Valley Hill Fire and Rescue

 

Emergency Medical Care (12 hours)
This certification-related course will present the firefighter candidate with the knowledge, skills, and ability to satisfy the requirements of Chapters Five and Six of NFPA 1001: Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications. This course is designed to give the candidate a basic understanding of emergency medical care procedures.

This class will meet Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Instructor: Staff

 

Fire Behavior (12 hours)
This course will enable the firefighter candidate to demonstrate their knowledge of terminology used in the area of fire behavior, the hazards of different fuels and the types of heat sources.

This class will meet Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Instructor: Josh Walton
Asheville Fire Department

 

Fire Hose, Streams, and Appliances (20 hours)
This course will provide the firefighter candidate with the opportunity to demonstrate the use of hose, nozzles, adaptors, and appliances, and to obtain the information needed to conduct an annual service test of fire hose. Students shall provide firefighter PPE to include turnout gear, and a SCBA with one spare bottle. SCBA must have current hydro test date.

This class will meet Friday 6-10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Instructor: Staff

 

Fire and Life Safety Preparedness (12 hours)
This course is designed to assist the candidate in all functions of a fire and life safety program: inspections, prevention, education, and cause determination.

This class will meet Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Instructor: Staff

 

Foam Fire Streams (8 hours)
This course will help the firefighter candidate gain an understanding of foam generation and the types of foam and their uses. Students shall provide firefighter PPE to include turnout gear, and a SCBA with one spare bottle. SCBA must have current hydro test date.

This class will meet Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Instructor: Staff

 

Forcible Entry (12 hours)
This course is designed to demonstrate methods of forcing entry into structures utilizing different principles and practices. Students shall provide firefighter PPE.

This class will meet Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Instructor: Staff

 

Haz-Mat Level I Responder (36 hours)
This course meets OSFM’s training requirement for the Hazardous Materials Level One Responder credential. Course content includes lecture and practice activities needed to perform the following tasks safely and effectively: (1) implement standard operating procedures in the current edition of the DOT Emergency Response Guidebook; (2) analyze a hazardous materials/WMD incident; (3) plan an initial response to a hazardous materials/WMD incident; (4) implement the planned response for a hazardous materials/WMD incident; (5) evaluate the progress of the actions taken at a hazardous materials/WMD incident. Students shall provide firefighter PPE to include turnout gear, and a SCBA with one spare bottle. SCBA must have current hydro test date.

This class will meet Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Instructor: Battalion Chief Shane Mackey
Asheville Fire Department

 

Health and Wellness (8 hours)
This course is designed to educate first responders on the importance of maintaining high levels of fitness and wellness in order to perform their assigned duties efficiently and safely.

This class will meet Sunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Instructor: Lieutenant Erik Stalte
Asheville Fire Department

 

Ladders (17 hours)
This course is designed to teach the candidate all aspects of ladder safety including, carrying, raising, lowering, climbing, and operating from fire service ladders. Students shall provide firefighter PPE to include turnout gear, and a SCBA with one spare bottle. SCBA must have current hydro test date.

This class will meet Friday 6-10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Instructor: Staff

 

Loss Control (16 hours)
This course includes both Salvage and Overhaul and is designed to cover the indicators of structural instability while finding areas of hidden fires. Also included will be scene preservation and property loss techniques. Students shall provide firefighter PPE.

This class will meet Friday 7-10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Instructor: Staff

 

Mayday (8 hours)
This course uses simulated situations focusing on identifying parameters that constitute a mayday call. Students shall provide firefighter PPE to include turnout gear, and a SCBA with one spare bottle. SCBA must have current hydro test date.

This class will meet Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Instructors: Battalion Chief Wes Rogers
Asheville Fire Department

 

Orientation and Safety (16 hours)
This course will enable the firefighter candidate to become aware of the advanced operations of the department and understand their position in the organization from a more detailed perspective. Course topics will also include a review of advanced safety regulations and the firefighter’s responsibility to comply with those regulations; the elements of an advanced departmental safety program; and the advanced hazards related to fire protection. Students shall provide firefighter PPE to include turnout gear, and a SCBA with one spare bottle. SCBA must have current hydro test date.

This class will meet Friday 7-10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Instructor: Staff

 

Personal Protective Equipment (20 hours)
This class will present the firefighter with the function of each article of protective equipment, the leading cause of death of firefighters, and the hazardous environment requiring the use of protective equipment. Information will cover use, maintenance, donning, care and handling of SCBA. Students shall provide firefighter PPE to include turnout gear, and a SCBA with one spare bottle. SCBA must have current hydro test date.

This class will meet Friday 6-10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Instructor: David Jones
Edneyville Fire Department

 

Portable Extinguishers (8 hours)
This course is designed to cover the extinguishing characteristics of portable extinguishers. Students shall provide firefighter PPE to include turnout gear, and a SCBA with one spare bottle. SCBA must have current hydro test date.

This class will meet Sunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Instructor: Brad Toms
Blue Ridge Community College

 

Rapid Intervention Crew (24 hours)
This certification-related course will present the Rapid Intervention Crew (RIC) candidate with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to satisfy the requirements of Chapters Seven and Eight of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1407: Standard for Training Fire Service Rapid Intervention Crews (2015 Edition). The course is designed to show the complexities of managing and operating on a Rapid Intervention Crew. Topics covered include risk management, communication procedures, resource management, crew positions and benchmarks, integration into the Incident Command System (ICS), and rescue operations. . Students shall provide firefighter PPE to include turnout gear, and a SCBA with one spare bottle. SCBA must have current hydro test date.

This class will meet Friday, Saturday, Sunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Instructor: Trey Young
Asheville Fire Department

 

Rescue (20 hours)
This certification-related course will present the firefighter candidate with the knowledge, skills, and ability to satisfy the requirements of Chapters Five and Six of NFPA 1001: Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications. This course will present the firefighter candidate with techniques and safety procedures to be used during a number of rescue activities and will include the proper use of rescue tools and the extrication of entrapped victims from motor vehicles. Students shall provide firefighter PPE.

This class will meet Friday 6-10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Instructor: Brian Moore
Asheville Fire Department

 

Ropes (12 hours)
This certification-related course will present the firefighter candidate with the knowledge, skills, and ability to satisfy the requirements of Chapters Five and Six of NFPA 1001: Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications. This course focuses on the basic knowledge of fire service ropes, including types, usages, knots, and maintenance of rope.

This class will meet Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Instructor: Kyle Starling
Asheville Fire Department

 

Safety and Survival (16 hours)
This class will show firefighters how to overcome the stressful environments during fire and rescue operations they may encounter. Firefighters will get a better understanding of what to expect in a stressful environment such as: out of air emergency, lost or disoriented firefighters, rescuing a down firefighter, SCBA limitations, navigating confined spaces with SCBA, rescuing fire victims and self-survival techniques. Students shall provide firefighter PPE to include turnout gear, and a SCBA with one spare bottle. SCBA must have current hydro test date.

This class will meet Friday 7-10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Instructor: Chief Scott Burnette
Asheville Fire Department

 

Sprinklers (16 hours)

This course covers the various types of sprinkler systems, as well as their components and the reliability of automatic sprinkler systems. Students shall provide firefighter PPE to include turnout gear, and a SCBA with one spare bottle. SCBA must have current hydro test date.

This class will meet Friday 7-10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Instructor: Staff

 

Traffic Incident Management (4 hours)
This course will familiarize fire and rescue personnel with the purpose of the Strategic Highway Research Program 2 (SHRP2) and National TIM Responder Training Program and how it relates specifically to North Carolina. Participants will learn to recognize and identify the dangers encountered by emergency responders working in or near traffic.

This class will meet Sunday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Instructor: Staff

 

Ventilation (20 hours)
This course is designed to teach the candidate different methods of performing safe and effective ventilation principles and practices. Students shall provide firefighter PPE to include turnout gear, and a SCBA with one spare bottle. SCBA must have current hydro test date.

This class will meet Friday 6-10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Instructor: Assistant Chief Brandon Munsey
Mills River Fire and Rescue

 

Water Supplies (20 hours)
This course is designed to teach the candidate the methods of moving water from a source to an emergency scene, as well as to teach the basic components of a local water distribution system. Students shall provide firefighter PPE.

This class will meet Friday 6-10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Instructor: Staff

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Driver Operator Classes

 

Basic Aerials - Driver Operator (16 hours)
This course will review the application and use of various types of aerials including articulating booms, telescoping booms, elevated platforms, and aerial ladders. It will detail tip loads and uses of master streams from aerial devices. 

This class will meet Friday 7-10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Instructor: Staff

 

Basic Pumps - Driver Operator (16 hours)
This course will review and explain basic elements of pump operations including priming, lift, drafting, pumping from a hydrant, setting engine pressure and calculating friction loss. This is a technical class with minimal hands-on applications.

This class will meet Friday 7-10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Instructor: Adam Hurdt
Asheville Fire and Rescue

 

Emergency Vehicle Driver - Driver Operator (20 hours)
This course deals with the safe operation of emergency vehicles, driving skills, legal implications of emergency driving and departmental standard operating procedures. This course is a stand-alone certification and is a prerequisite to Driver Operator certification by the North Carolina Fire and Rescue Commission. Departments sending students to this course should bring a truck from their department.

This class will meet Friday 6-10 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Instructor: Roy Brian
Hendersonville Fire Department, Retired

 

Introduction to Aerials - Driver Operator (16 hours)
This certification-related course is designed to introduce personnel to various types of aerial fire apparatus and their applications to emergency operations. It will include job and individual performance issues; how to identify various types of aerial apparatus, features of the design and application of aerials and elevating platforms. It will also review unsafe acts as it relates to weather and terrain in placement and use of aerials. It will also review unsafe acts as it relates to driver operator errors.

This class will meet Friday 7-10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Instructor: Robert Hall
Mountain Home Fire and Rescue

 

Introduction to Pumps - Driver Operator (16 hours)
This class will introduce the student to the job or individual requirements for pump operators and will detail the safe operation of the vehicle. Subjects will include pump anatomy, pump panel, and engine gauges, relief gauges, transfer valves, and basic pump setup. This is a technical class with minimal hands-on applications.

This class will meet Friday 7-10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Instructor: Brian Lawrence
Asheville Fire and Rescue

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Technical Rescue Classes

 

TR - Anchors & Mechanical Advantage Systems (18 hours)
This certification-related course in anchors and mechanical advantage systems (MAS) will present the Technical Rescuer (TR) with the correct techniques for the setup, operation, and function of various multiple-point anchor and portable anchor/lifting platform systems used during rope rescue incidents. PPE required is Helmet, safety goggles, gloves, boots, overalls or turnout gear.

This class will meet Friday 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Instructor: David Sullivan
Asheville Fire Department

 

TR - Fixed Rope Systems (12 hours)
This course will present to the Technical Rescuer the proper use of ropes and other related rescue rigging equipment used during rescue operations.. PPE required is Helmet, safety goggles, gloves, boots, overalls or turnout gear.

This class will meet Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Instructor: Staff

 

TR - Vehicle - Stabilization/Extrication (12 hours)
This course will present the Technical Rescuer the steps to stabilize a vehicle on four wheels, a side-resting vehicle, and a roof-resting vehicle. The Technical Rescuer will also be introduced to procedures for the following: opening a jammed door using a hinge attack and a latch attack, how to create a third door, total door removal, sidewall removal, working with a collapsed roof, creating the roof flap, C-B-A roof pillar cut, procedures for total roof removal, trunk tunneling, through the floor access, how to displace a steering column, dash roll, removal and/or relocation of pedals, and how to remove and or relocate seats. PPE required is Helmet, safety goggles, gloves, boots, overalls or turnout gear.

This class will meet Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Instructor: Staff

 

TR - Water Rescue (50 hours)
This Technical Rescuer (TR) Water block course will present the Technical Rescuer with the knowledge, skills, and ability to satisfy the requirements of Chapters 11 and 12 (surface and swift water) of NFPA 1006: Standard for Technical Rescue Professional Qualifications. This block course covers all four required parts of the Technical Rescuer Water certification course series as outlined by the NC Fire and Rescue Commission: FIP-6405 TR-Water: Rescue Operations, FIP-6406 TR-Water: Rescue Techniques, FIP-6407 TR-Water: Rescue Transportation, and FIP-6408 TR-Water: Rescue Victim Management. This transfers as one “”all or nothing”” block to the Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM). Students must successfully complete all portions to receive certification credit for this block course.

This class will meet Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Instructor: Ricky Brown
Etowah-Horseshoe Fire and Rescue

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National Fire Academy Classes

 

Leadership I (12 hours)
This course is designed to introduce basic leadership skills and techniques to improve company effectiveness and performance. Topics covered in the course include: techniques and approaches to problem solving, assessing the needs of subordinates, and conducting meetings effectively in the fire service environment and decision-making strategies.

This class will meet Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Instructor: Alvin Ward
National Fire Academy Instructor

 

Leadership II (12 hours)
This course is designed to introduce basic leadership skills and techniques to improve company effectiveness and performance. Topics covered in the course include: techniques and approaches to problem solving, assessing the needs of subordinates, and conducting meetings effectively in the fire service environment and decision-making strategies.

This class will meet Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Instructor: John White
National Fire Academy Instructor
Apex Fire Department

 

Leadership III (12 hours)
This course is designed to introduce basic leadership skills and techniques to improve company effectiveness and performance. Topics covered in the course include: techniques and approaches to problem solving, assessing the needs of subordinates, and conducting meetings effectively in the fire service environment and decision-making strategies.

This class will meet Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Instructor: Jim Hanline
National Fire Academy Instructor
Charlotte Fire and Rescue, Retired

 

Strategy and Tactics for Initial Company Officer (STICO) (12 hours)
This course is designed for the firefighter or fire officer that will be establishing strategy and tactics on structure fires. The class will cover training, pre-planning, fire flows, leaders, scene management, decision making, and Engine Company and truck company operations. On Sunday there will be a tabletop operation allowing the student to apply what the student has learned in class. All activities and scenarios used in this course are based on structure fires, utilizing small group, scenario driven exercises that incorporate chapter topics as they are covered.

This class will meet Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Instructor: Staff

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National Incident Management System Classes

 

To receive credit for any NIMS classes, students must have a TERMS account and register for the class online. This is in addition to the WNCFRC registration.
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ICS 300 (18 hours)
This course provides greater description and details of the Incident Command System (ICS) organization and operations, including application of essential principles and description of air operations. There are five modules: Organization and Staffing, Organizing for Incidents and Events, Resources Management, Air Operations and Incident, and Event Planning. This course includes a final exam. To receive credit for any NIMS class, students must have a TERMS account and register for the class online. This is in addition to the WNCFRC registration.

This class will meet Friday 6-10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Instructor: Jeff Keever
Leicester Volunteer Fire Department

 

ICS 400 (13 hours)
This advanced Incident Command System (ICS) course is designed to explain how major incidents bring about special management challenges, describe the circumstances in which an Area Command is established, and describe the circumstances in which multi-agency coordination systems are needed. To receive credit for any NIMS class, students must have a TERMS account and register for the class online. This is in addition to the WNCFRC registration.

This class will meet Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Instructor: Mark Stepp
Blue Ridge Fire and Rescue

 

Initial Response Management (16 hours)
This course is designed for the Local Incident Management Team, as a single and or multiagency team for expanded incidents, typically formed and managed at the town, city, tribal or county level or by a predetermined regional entity. The course consists of simulations, exercises and instruction for local incident management team members. The simulations are designed to test the students in their functional knowledge as well as their ability to function as a team. Course instruction is provided for the local agencies IMT to enhance their abilities to interact, communicate, make decisions, and improves risk management. Prerequisite: ICS 300 To receive credit for any NIMS class, students must have a TERMS account and register for the class online. This is in addition to the WNCFRC registration.

This class will meet Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Instructors: Director Greg Shuping
Haywood County Emergency Management
Chris Budzinski
Chief Asheville Fire Department
Jeremy Knighton
Chief Asheville Fire Department

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Specialty Certification Classes

 

AHA – BLS Instructor Class (8 hours)
To become an AHA BLS Instructor, candidates need to complete an online module. This module is essentially pre-work, or preparation, for the classroom course, which you teach. The pre-work allows candidates to maximize their hands-on and practice time with you in the classroom. There are four steps to becoming a BLS Instructor

  • Candidates align with a training center
  • Candidates take the online module
  • Candidates take the classroom course
  • Candidates are monitored as they teach

Current BLS providers will learn how to become an AHA BLS HCP instructor. Students will not receive a BLS instructor card upon course completion, as they must be monitored in teaching their first class. Students must come to class with BLS Instructor Manual. This is available for purchase from http://aha.channing-bete.com/  Item # 90-1036 or by calling 1-800-611-6082.
Prerequisites: Currently certified as AHA BLS Healthcare Provider.

This class will meet Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Instructor: Michael Crater
Director, Polk County EMS

 

Chief 101 (8 hours)
The primary objective of the course is to inform current and future chief officers of the various aspects and complexities surrounding the operations and organization of North Carolina fire departments. Emphasis will be placed on ratings and inspections, NFIRS reporting, prevention, grant programs, basic line of duty death information, financial considerations, and an overview of the various expectations facing a Chief Officer.

This class will satisfy the 9s inspection criteria as specified by the North Carolina Administrative Code. This class will meet Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Instructor: Assistant Chief Jake Whisnant
Shelby Fire and Rescue

 

Fire Inspector III (24 Hours)
This certification-related course is designed for the education and training of the Fire Prevention Level III code enforcement official who has the responsibility of inspecting all existing buildings, including high-rise. Upon completion, course participants will have a better understanding of the NC Fire Prevention Code and will be able to apply the Code in the inspection field. In addition, with the successful completion of this course and the Law and Administration course in conjunction with other education and experience requirements specified by the NC Code Officials Qualification Board, course participants will be eligible to take the Fire Prevention Level III state examination for inspector certification.

This class will meet Friday 4-10 p.m., Saturday, Sunday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Instructor: Spencer Elliot
Black Mountain Fire Department

 

Fire Officer I (36 hours)
This course covers the knowledge, skills, and requirements referenced in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 1021 for Fire Officer I training. Topics include officer roles and responsibilities, budgets, fire cause determination, inspections, education, leadership, management, public relations, and other requirements included in the NFPA standard. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of relevant NFPA standards as required for state Fire Officer I and II certification. Textbook Required: Fire Officer: Principles and Practices, ISBN (13-9781449601621) Jones and Bartlett. Book can be purchased through the NC Society of Fire and Rescue Instructors (ncsfri.org).

This class will meet Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Instructor: Assistant Chief Barry Hendron
Asheville Fire Department

 

Fire Officer II (27 hours)
This course covers the knowledge, skills, and requirements referenced in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 1021 for Fire Officer II training. Topics include officer roles and responsibilities, budgets, fire cause determination, inspections, education, leadership, management, public relations, and other requirements included in the NFPA standard. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of relevant NFPA standards as required for state Fire Officer I and II certification. Textbook Required: Fire Officer: Principles and Practices, ISBN (13-9781449601621) Jones and Bartlett. This book can be purchased through the NC Society of Fire and Rescue Instructors (ncsfri.org).

This class will meet Friday, Saturday, Sunday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Instructor: Captain Jimmy Gasperson
Valley Hill Fire and Rescue

 

Incident Safety Officer (16 hours)
This two-day course examines the Safety Officer's role at emergency responses. A specific focus on operations within an Incident Command System (ICS) as a Safety Officer is a main theme. Response to all-hazards types of situations will be emphasized.

This class will meet Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Instructor: STO Dan Padilla
Asheville Fire Department

 

Instructor I (28 hours)
This course covers the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to train others in fire service operations. Topics include planning, presenting, and evaluating lesson plans, learning styles, use of media, communication, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to meet the requirements of the Fire Instructor Level 1 objectives from National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1041. This is a NC Fire and Rescue Commission certification course.

This class will meet Friday, Saturday, Sunday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Instructor: Staff

 

Law and Administration (16 Hours)
This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the governmental and legal system with which every code enforcement official works. The course satisfies the training requirements to gain admission to the state qualifying exam. Note: Students must furnish their own textbooks. Textbook required: Administrative Code and Policies (2012 version). (NCDOI Office of State Fire Marshal 800-634-7854, and ask for Bookstore) Other materials will be furnished during class.

This class will meet Friday 7-10 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Instructor: Barrett Graham
Firefighter/Attorney-at-law
Newport Fire Department

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Non-Certification Classes

 

EMS Continuing Education (6 hours)
This course will provide up to six (6) hours of continuing education for the EMS professional. Topics will include many of the NREMT mandatory topics.

This class will meet Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Instructor: Michael Crater
Director, Polk County EMS

 

Fire Department Response to Active Shooters (12 hours)
The student will understand and implement a response to an active shooter. The class will present types of responses and techniques during these situations.

This class will meet Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Instructor: Captain Lowell Griffin
Polk County Sheriff’s Office

 

Helicopter Use in Search and Rescue (12 hours)

This specialized course instructs students in the use of helicopter and aerial resources mainly in search operations and in rescue support roles. The course emphasis is on when and how to integrate helicopters and other aerial resources into support roles, coordination with command and ground operations, aerial searching techniques, and the many roles rescuers must play in safe helicopter operations. To understand the safe use of helicopters, instruction will focus on helicopter flight dynamics, proper communications, establishment and management of landing areas, and handling basic on-board emergencies. Weather permitting and within passenger weight limitations, students will fly a short search mission to locate a victim. A section of the course will delve into UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) use that is becoming more common in SAR operations, the benefits and limitations with UAV’s, and FAA requirements for UAV operations. Students must be at least 18 years old. An additional flight fee of $50.00 will be charged for the student search flight, and is to be prepaid along with college registration fee. Flight fee is refundable in event weather prohibits flight.

Transportation for Sunday off-campus search flight is required. PPE: Sunday only, earplugs, regular clothing covering full body (no turnout gear), boots, folding knife. Students must sign Wolf Tree Aviation Liability Release to fly.

Class will meet Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Instructor: Bob Twomey
Transylvania County Rescue Squad

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Schedule

2017 Western North Carolina Fire and Rescue College
September 15-17, 2017

(A few courses begin Wednesday, September 13 or Thursday, September 14)

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
  8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • TR-Water Rescue
Thursday, September 14, 2017
  8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fire Officer I
  • Haz-Mat Level I Responder
Friday, September 15, 2017
  8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fire Officer II
  • Instructor I
  • Rapid Intervention Crew
  3 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Registration and Sign-In for Friday Evening Classes
    Blue Ridge Conference Hall (TEDC)
  4 - 10 p.m.
  • Fire Inspector III
  6 - 10 p.m.
  • Emergency Vehicle Driver – Driver Operator
  • Fire Hose, Streams, and Appliances
  • ICS 300
  • Ladders
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Rescue
  • TR-Anchors & Mechanical Advantage Systems
  • Ventilation
  • Water Supplies
  7 - 10 p.m.
  • Alarms and Communications
  • Basic Aerials
  • Basic Pumps
  • Building Construction
  • Intro to Aerials – Driver Operator
  • Intro to Pumps – Driver Operator
  • Law and Administration
  • Loss Control
  • Orientation and Safety
  • Safety and Survival
  • Sprinklers
Saturday, September 16, 2017
  7:30 - 9 a.m.
  • Registration and Sign-In (TEDC Hall)
  9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Classes (room assignments will be posted)
Sunday, September 17, 2017
  7:30 - 9 a.m.
  • Registration and Sign-In (TEDC Hall)
  8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Classes

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