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Currently Scheduled Classes

2015 Fall Pump Academy 2015 Truck Academy 2015-IFSAC Fire Officer l & ll Test
Budget and Finance Building Construction High Rise Firefighting
Legal Issues Mass Casualty Incidents Media & Public Education Workshop
Technical Writing Terrorism Response for Company Officers

Legal Issues    (ODA)
  $125
Class Description : Maximum Students: 30 Participants will approach Ethical Challenges using suggested employer policies, procedures and regulations as a Foundation for Decision-Making. Participants will learn how to resolve workplace conflicts, the purpose of procedural rights (Weingarten,Loudermill and Garrity) and how to respond to "thorny" disciplinary issues, ie off duty conduct. Participants will learn the standards for understanding discrimination and harassment, to recognize and stop retaliatory behavior and how to resolve differences and conflicts respectfully.

Topics Include :

   • Managing Employee Performance
   • Ethical Decision Making
   • Effective Management of Intergenerational Workgroups
   • Understanding Discrimination, Harrassment and Retaliation
   • What and What Not To Do When Managing Employee Discipline

Class Syllabus : Link to the Class Syllabus

Required Class Materials :    •  All materials provided the day of class.



Instructor : Kinnon Williams

Location : Woodinville Fire & Rescue  17718 Woodinville Snohomish Rd. NE Woodinville, 98072
    


2015 Fall Pump Academy
  $360
Class Description : September 21st is at Northshore Fire Station 51 7220 NE 181st ST. Kenmore, WA 98028. and September 22-25 is at the North Bend Fire Academy. This 5 day course takes the student from review and apparatus inspections to pump testing, drafting, relay pumping and basic fire attack operations. Both classroom and hands on drills all week. Students should read and review the IFSTA Handbook and Study Guide 1st or 2nd Edition before class to have some type of understanding of the basics. If you have any apparatus that you can bring with you to use for this academy please contact KCFTOA. The support is welcomed. Lunch is provided Sept. 22-25 at the North Bend Fire Academy.

Topics Include :

   • Driving apparatus review, Discuss EVAP, Introduction to pumps. Review apparatus inspections. Hydraulics:rule of thumb fire ground, IFSTA methods, nozzle requirements.
   • Day 2 North Bend Training Academy
   • Basic pump operation, discussion on operations, drills & safety. Fire ground operations,
   • Day 3 North Bend Training Academy
   • Work with apparatus, advanced pumping operations, discussion on principles and drills, safety.
   • Day 4 North Bend Training Academy
   • Discussion on drafting, dual pumping, tandem pumping. Discussion on principles and drills. Fire ground operations drafting and pumping.
   • Day 5 North Bend Training Academy
   • Pump testing, drafting, relay pumping and basic fire attack operations. Test on materials presented.



Pre-Class Assignments :    •  IFSTA Pumping Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook (1st or 2nd Edition)
   •  IFSTA Pumping Apparatus Driver Operator Study Guide (1st or 2nd Edition)


Instructor : Ken Hofschulte

Location : Northshore Fire Department  7220 NE 181 ST Kenmore, WA , 98028
    WSP Fire Training Academy  50810 Grouse Ridge Road North Bend, 98055
    


Building Construction    (ODA)
  $200
Class Description : Maximum Students:25 This course will provide a comprehensive strategic overview of the engineering principles of building construction, building construction methods and techniques, building classifications and related characteristics, fire and life safety assemblies, fire resistance flame spread and fire loading. The class syllabus has all the information the student needs to have a successful class!

Topics Include :

   • Students will identify strategic characteristics of the five basic types of building construction
   • Students will identify and/or describe fire resistance, fire resistive assemblies, resistance and flame spread ratings, fire load, and construction features which may contribute to the spread of fire.
   • Identify principles of building design and the significance of each to safe fire suppression efforts
   • Identify various structural components and building materials and their performance under fire conditions.
   • Identify safety hazards created by various building construction methods and techniques that can injure or kill firefighters.
   • Students will identify how fire may extend within various structures and identify appropriate options for controlling fire spread and ensure the safety of personnel.

Class Syllabus : Link to the Class Syllabus

Required Class Materials :    •  All materials are available at http://firefighters-bookstore.amazonwebstore.com
   •  Book- Building Construction Related to the Fire Service (3rd Edition)
   •  Study Guide- Building Construction Related to the Fire Service (3rd Edition)


Pre-Class Assignments :    •  Complete study guides for chapters 1,2,3,4,5..7,8.9 and 10

Instructor : Mark Emery

Location : Woodinville Fire & Rescue  17718 Woodinville Snohomish Rd. NE Woodinville, 98072
    


Budget and Finance    (ODA)
  $80
Class Description : Maximum Students:35 This is a 4 hour class starting in the AM with an earlier start time than the other ODA classes. 0800-1200. This class will provide students with the skills, knowledge, and abilities to successfully request or maintain funding for fire/emergency services needs. This course aims at developing the officer candidates knowledge of basic financial terms, financial planning, budget cycles, funds/revenue sources and the skills necessary to deliver a proposal. Students will learn to:

Topics Include :

   • Describe the uses of a Strategic Plan, or Long Range Plan, and how it can impact the budgetary process of a fire department.
   • Describe the budgetary process in general and relate it to the importance of public support.
   • Identify the five (5) types of budgets utilized in today’s fire service and the steps in the budget process that describe the fire officer’s role in the budget process.
   • Describe the impact of personnel costs on a fire department budget, the audit process and the levels of non-compliance within a fire department audit.
   • Describe the political process and the process for passing a piece of legislation within the State of Washington as related to fire department funding, or a fire service issue.

Class Syllabus : Link to the Class Syllabus

Required Class Materials :    •  All materials provided the day of class

Pre-Class Assignments :    •  Students, try to bring a copy of your fire department budget with you to class.

Instructor : Allen Church

Location : Bellevue Fire Training Center  1838 116th Ave NE Bellevue, 98004
    


Media & Public Education Workshop    (ODA)
  $60
Class Description : Maximum Students: 35 This class will focus on who our media are, what they want, and how we can use that knowledge to further our own messages. Laws that pertain to media rights and fundamentals of working with the media will be addressed. The course will also include an introduction to Fire and Life Safety Public Education; determining who is responsible in your department, targeting audiences and using appropriate messaging techniques. *** This class is in the afternoon from 1300-1700 There is a class prior to this one in the AM.

Class Syllabus : Link to the Class Syllabus

Required Class Materials :    •  All materials provided the day of class



Instructor : Kyle Ohashi

Location : Bellevue Fire Training Center  1838 116th Ave NE Bellevue, 98004
    


High Rise Firefighting
  $80
Class Description : Maximum Students: 35 This course is an introduction to the tactics applied at a high-rise fire incident. It will expose the student to the unique problems, complex systems and basic tactics associated with high-rise responses. Through lecture and guided discussion, the student will be able to understand: Building Construction using concrete and steel. Unique building features in office and residential occupancies. Integrated life-safety systems including alarm and smoke control evacuation protocols and challenges. Water delivery systems including pumps, risers and standpipe valves. First alarm assignments including lobby, staging and base. Initial attack considerations including stairwell selection ventilation dangers challenges and options. Incident organization using branches, groups and divisions. This 4 hour class is held in the afternoon of the 29th after the Technical Writing class. This is NOT and ODA required class.

Required Class Materials :    •  All materials provide the day of class



Instructor : Marty LaFave

Location : Bellevue Fire Training Center  1838 116th Ave NE Bellevue, 98004
    


Technical Writing    (ODA)
  $85
Class Description : Maximum Students: 40 September 29th AM This course teaches key principles of proper narrative report writing for emergency services, security, and first-responder personnel. Through guided discussion, group work, individual exercises and lecture. ** This class begins at 0830-1200 and there will be a Non ODA class following from 1300-1700 at the same location.

Topics Include :

   • Understanding Who Reads Your Reports Further Down the Line- Officers will learn that their reports dont just disappear once entered into the computer. They will learn to think of their audience when writing narrative reports.
   • The Various Reasons Information is Included- Officers will discover the myriad of reasons reports are written and answer the question "Why do we write reports?"
   • The Two Main Methods Used in Narrative Report Wrting - "Follow the Story", "Follow the Officer".
   • The Basic 6 Step Report Writing Format- A systematic way to write a "Follow the Story" style narrative.
   • Avoiding Libel (and accompanying lawsuits)
   • Labeling Persons in Reports
   • Proper Use of Jargon and Lingo
   • S.O.A.P. Format Review
   • Basic Grammar Refresher

Class Syllabus : Link to the Class Syllabus

Required Class Materials :    •  All materials provided the day of class



Instructor : Seth Grant

Location : Bellevue Fire Training Center  1838 116th Ave NE Bellevue, 98004
    


Mass Casualty Incidents    (ODA)
  $80
Class Description : Maximum Students: 35 This one day training workshop is designed to give company officers the tools necessary to implement a command structure when faced with the chaos of a Mass Casualty or Multiple Patient Incident. You will learn: How to assess the Mass Casualty Incident. How to conduct a rapid assessment of resource needs. Applying NIMS to MCI. Responsibilities learned are of the First Unit On Scene, of the Triage, Treatment and Transport Unit. Also the responsibilities of the Medical Group/Branch and when and how to activate hospital control. How to triage patients using START method, know how to use the King County triage tag and identify the use of EMS tactical benchmarks.

Topics Include :

   • Morning Session
   • Incident Size Up, Basic MCI Org. Chart, Ordering Resources, START Triage, Treatment Tags, Triage Unit, Treatment Unit, Transport Unit, Hospital Control
   • Afternoon Session
   • Tabletop MCI Planning Exercise, Case Studies, Blast MCI, Mass Shooting Incidents, Final Quiz





Instructor : Marty LaFave

Location : Bellevue Fire Training Center  1838 116th Ave NE Bellevue, 98004
    


Terrorism Response for Company Officers    (ODA)
  $235
Class Description : Maximum Students: 30 This course fills the gap between awareness and technician-level training, taking a hard focus on the necessary knowledge and skills that a company officer will need to train and lead an engine or truck company while conducting operations-level tasks at a WMD terrorism incident. This class is 2 days and will emphasize hands-on skill stations and initial incident management tasks. Both days will emphasize the initial actions of a company officer in the first hour of the response.

Topics Include :

   • The first day will focus on chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear scenarios. Skill sets trained will include the proper use of personal protective equipment, conducting mass casualty decontamination, victim movement, and support to hazmat team operations. There will also be a module on active shooter response and SWAT team interaction.
   • The second day will focus on explosive scenerios, and will include light structural collapse rescue skills and interaction with law enforcement bomb squads.

Required Class Materials :    •  Turnout gear and helmet, safety glasses & hearing protection. Lightweight rescue gloves & kneepads are recommended.
   •  SCBA & face piece with spare air bottle
   •  Spare clothes & towel




Instructor : Peter Brummel

Location : Bellevue Fire Training Center  1838 116th Ave NE Bellevue, 98004
    


2015 Truck Academy

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  $750
Class Description : October 5-9, 2015 Organizations are not required to have Truck Companies to attend this valuable training. All firefighters are encouraged to participate as it is advantageous for further fire ground success. Classroom is at Woodinville Fire Station #31; Field Activity is at a vacated site a short distance away. 1/2 hour is given for lunch so plan to bring what you need as there is little time to go off site for lunch. Lunch NOT INCLUDED! For more information about the class please contact: Bryce Riddel briddell@wf-r.org

Topics Include :

   • Ventilation Lecture * Ventilation theory and operations, laddering and safety considertations and case study
   • Ventilation Practical Application * Rafter Rolling, Chalk Chainsaw, Residential, Commercial and Steep Pitch Operations, Chainsaw Maintenance and Safety.
   • Forcible Entry * Field application and hands-on training, Forcible Entry/Firefighter Emergency Egress Concepts, Forcible Entry Tools and Equipment.
   • Laddering, Large Area Search, RIT Operations * Air Management Principles for Search Operations and "Wide-Rise" Structures. Approach, Assessment, Packaging and Extrication of the Down Firefighter. Ground Ladder Operations for Effective Fireground Support. Large Area Search Techniques.

Required Class Materials :    •  Full PPE including SCBA and 1 spare bottle
   •  Chain Saw with spare chain, and fuel
   •  Safety Glasses and Hearing Protection
   •  Bring your own lunch




Instructor : Fire Town

Location : Woodinville Fire & Rescue  17718 Woodinville Snohomish Rd. NE Woodinville, 98072
    


2015-IFSAC Fire Officer l & ll Test    (ODA)
  $50
Class Description : If you have the pre- requisites and are planning to take this Fire Officer l & ll test you must register by October 5th, 2015. All registrants will be contacted prior to the testing for further instructions. You must be able to show the pre-qualifications in order to take the KCFTOA test. Links are provided below for the skill sheets to study for the IFSAC Fire Officer 1 & 2 test. For Information Contact: Test Control Officer- Greg Baruso Port of Seattle Fire Phone: 206.787.4651 baruso.g@portseattle.org

Topics Include :

   • Study Guide Options:
   • IFSTA Fire and Emergency Services Company Officer, Fourth Edition, Text and Study Guide available at www.fireservicebooks.com

Class Prerequisites : Firefighter l IFSAC Certification; Firefighter ll IFSAC Certification

Instructor 1 IFSAC Certification

Hazardous Material Operations IFSAC Certification

Proof of Training to Fire Officer l Standard and Verification of Completion of Skill Sheets

ODA Complete Certificate does account for the above prerequisite

Pre-Class Assignments :    •  Proof of Pre-Requistes
   •  Link to Skill Sheets: http://www.wsp.wa.gov/fire/docs/cert/fofficer1_eval.pdf
   •  http://www.wsp.wa.gov/fire/docs/cert/fofficer2_eval.pdf
   •  Recommended Reading
   •  IFSTA Fire Department Company Officer, 4th Edition
   •  IFSTA Chief Officer, 2nd Edition
   •  WSP Evaluation Sheets
   •  Recommended Reading for Fire Officer ll
   •  The Above Mentioned as well as: NFPA 921 Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations, 2004 Edition
   •  IFSTA Fire Inspection and Code Enforcement, 6th Edition
   •  IFSTA Fire Department Occupational Safety, 2nd Edition


Instructor :

Location : Seattle Joint Training Facility   9401 Myers Way South Seattle, 98108
    


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