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Fire Investigation 2014 Extrication Academy Art of Reading Smoke
Budget and Finance Building Construction Community and Government
Fall Pump Operator Academy Fire Inspection Fire Service Instructor 1/Bellevue
Fire Service Instructor 1/Woodinville IFSAC Fire Officer l & ll Test Incident Command Systems
Incident Safety Officer Leadership & Supervision Legal Issues
Mass Casualty Incidents Media & Public Education Workshop NFA Health & Safety Officer
Spring Pump Academy Strategy & Tactics for Initial Company Officers Technical Rescue Response for Company Officers
Technical Writing Terrorism Response for Company Officers

Leadership & Supervision    (ODA)

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  $275
Class Description : Max Students: 35 Feb. 10 - 13 and Feb. 20 & 21 at the Port of Seattle Fire Dept. This 6 day course will cover the entire Leadership l,ll & lll NFA series. The first 2 days are dedicated to Leadership l and the basic skills and tools needed to perform effectively in the fire service environment. As strategies for Company Success. The next 2 days of the course are dedicated to Leadership ll and strategies for Personal Success addressing ethics, use and abuse of power at the company officer level, creativity in the fire service environment, and management of the multiple roles of the company officer. And the final 2 days of the course will cover strategies for Supervisory Success to include when and how to delegate to subordinates, assess personal leadership styles through situational leadership, discipline subordinates and apply coaching/motivating techniques. You must complete the entire series to recieve a certificate or eligible for college credit.





Instructor : Randy Krause

Location : Port of Seattle Fire Department  2400 S. 170th St. Seattle, 98158
    


2014 Extrication Academy
  $565
Class Description : CHANGE OF DATE STARTS ONE DAY SOONER....MARCH 24th - MARCH 26th Maximum Students: 47 The King County Fire Training Officers Association Present: 2014 Advanced Auto Extrication Featuring the Puyallup Extrication Team and their Unique Teaching Style! Minimal class time with Maximum hands-on training takes you through modern extrication practices using hydraulic and non-hydraulic rescue tools. This 3 day class (PXT 201/202/401)covers vehicle construction, stabilization, disentanglement, and tool knowledge. Scenario based evolutions give the students practical solutions for real world problems. In addition, MGSTECH will give their extremely popular Hybrid and Alternative Fuel vehicles class with up-to-date information to keep first responders aware of the latest technology. Lunch is provided. Full PPE is required. Questions regarding the Academy Contact: Captain Ken Whitmore 253.255.2837 kwhitmore@maplevalleyfire.org

Class Prerequisites : Basic Auto Extrication Required Class Materials :    •  Additional Class Information can be found at www.thepxteam.org
   •  Full PPE is Required
   •  Extrication PPE may be appropriate for some scenarios




Instructor : Puyallup Fire Extrication Team

Location : Kent Fire Training Center  24611 116th Ave SE Kent, 98030
    


NFA Health & Safety Officer    (ODA)

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  $130
Class Description : Maximum Students: 30 This course examines the Health and Safety Officers role for a fire department. The class is at an awareness level of instruction showing the non emergency and emergency operations responsibilities assigned to the Health and Safety Officer. The students will be able to identify and describe the Principles of Risk Management and how the department can manage Risk. Additional subjects covered inclued Health Maintenance, Current Safety Issues in the Fire Service, Investigations and the need for a system change. Students activities will allow the students to increase their knowledge about the job of the Health and Safety Officer. All materials are handed out in class.

Topics Include :

   • Legal definitions, why safety legislation was enacted.
   • OSHA and L&Iís purpose and how they are organized.
   • The state and national accident/injury statistics for the fire service and their costs.
   • The importance of an accident prevention program and how to implement a program.
   • Overview of a blood borne pathogens training program (infection control program).
   • Understanding of how OSHA and L&I enacts legislation and the importance of WAC 296-305.

Class Syllabus : Link to the Class Syllabus

Class Prerequisites : No Prerequisites

Pre-Class Assignments :    •  No Pre Class Assignments

Instructor : Rick Ashleman

Location : Shoreline Fire Department  17525 Aurora Ave. Shoreline, 98133
    


Incident Safety Officer    (ODA)
  $240
Class Description : Maximum Students: 50 This is a two-day (16-hour) course derived from the book: "Fire Department Incident Safety Officer" (Delmar, 2 edition) and addresses ISO components of NFPA 1521 (2007 - proposed). The course is a realistic, street-applicable approach to performing the functions of the Incident Safety Officer at fires and other working incidents. The class serves as an excellent study tool for those challenging the ISO Certification test for the National Professional Qualifications Board. Instructor provides all hand outs and class materials.

Class Syllabus : Link to the Class Syllabus





Instructor : David Dodson

Location : Shoreline Fire Department  17525 Aurora Ave. Shoreline, 98133
    


Art of Reading Smoke
  $135
Class Description : Maximum Students:55 This one day class is a must for all first-due Officers. Often, smoke issuing from a building is the only clue available to predict fire behavior and the likelihood of a flashover or rapid fire spread. First-arriving officers, Incident Commanders, and Safety Officers MUST know how to rapidly read smoke - this class explains the reading-smoke process and gives participants lots of using actual fire ground video. Why do we Read Smoke? The Advanced Basics of Reading Smoke Hostile Fire Events and Warning Signs The Four Step Process Video Practice

Topics Include :

   • Incident Communications
   • Span of Control
   • Initial Operations
   • Strategy and Tactics





Instructor : David Dodson

Location : Shoreline Fire Department  17525 Aurora Ave. Shoreline, 98133
    


Fire Inspection    (ODA)
  $240
Class Description : Maximum Students:30 This course has been designed to provide an introduction to concepts of fire prevention and an overview of the fire & life safety provisions of the International Building and Fire Codes. This will be accomplished while showing how enforcement of their provisions supports fire operations strategies. ****Pre-select a multi-tenanted building in your first-in response area or within your departmentís boundaries you will inspect as part of your take home assignment. Location: South King Fire & Rescue Station #68-1405 SW 312th St. Federal Way, 98023

Topics Include :

   • Codes
   • Building Materials
   • Roof Design and Hazards
   • Fire Characteristics of Buildings
   • Stability and Instability Indicators
   • Preparation for Collapse
   • After Collapse
   • Hazard Survey

Class Syllabus : Link to the Class Syllabus

Class Prerequisites : [ enter new prereq text ] Required Class Materials :    •  A Copy of the State of Washington Amendments
   •  Students need to purchase prior to class 2012 International Fire Code


Pre-Class Assignments :    •  Read sections 1,2, and 3 of the Student Manual (to be provided by email PDF
   •  Read the Table of Contents of the 2012 International Fire Code and be familiar with the book.


Instructor : Michael Trabue

Location : South King Fire & Rescue  1405 SW 312th Federal Way, 98023
    


Fire Investigation    (ODA)
  $210
Class Description : Maximum Students: 24 This class gives the Company Officer insight into how to conduct fire suppression activities with the Investigator in mind and fire inspection techniques. Location is South King Fire & Rescue Station #68 1405 SW 312th St. Federal Way, 98023

Required Class Materials :    •  Equipment Needed: Helmet, Eye Protection, Work Gloves, Safety Shoes
   •  Coveralls or similar work clothing
   •  IFSTA Fire and Emergency Services Company Officer, 4th Edition (ISN 0-87939-281-9)
   •  Legal Pad or Spiral Notebook 70-100 pages; Pens, Pencils and Highlighters
   •  Equipment/Gear needed for day TWO ONLY.


Pre-Class Assignments :    •  Purchase prior to class
   •  IFSTA Fire & Emergency Services Company Officer, 4th Edition
   •  Reading Assignment Prior to Class
   •  [ FESCO Chapters 21 & 29]


Instructor : Mark Crowley

Location : South King Fire & Rescue  1405 SW 312th Federal Way, 98023
    


Spring Pump Academy

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  $360
Class Description : Maximum Students: 24 April 21st is at Northshore Fire Station and April 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. Limited time is allotted to review 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 April 22-25 at North Bend 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 : Greg Rudiger, Ken Hofschulte

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


Incident Command Systems    (ODA)

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  $220
Class Description : Maximum Students: 30 NOTICE!! CHANGE OF LOCATIONS Now at Burien Fire Station #28. This course is about developing and working within an Incident Command System model for fire service emergencies.

Topics Include :

   • Practical understanding of the ICS System, Effective Communications, Crew Resource Management, Understanding the Role of Engines and Trucks
   • Determining Emergency Scene Problems, Making Initial Assignments within ICS, Developing an Incident Action Plan, Managing and Effective RIT, Expanding Assignments within ICS
   • Operational Support Considerations, Utilizing Strike Teams and Task Forces, Performing and Effective Transfer or Command, ICS Simulation Exercises, Final Exam

Required Class Materials :    •  Prior to class: NIMS Consortium: Model Procedures Guide Book One, 1st Edition

Pre-Class Assignments :    •  Reading Assignment: NIMS Consortium: Model Procedures Guide Book One, 1st Edition Sections 1 and 2

Instructor : Rick Marshall, Roy Gunsolus

Location : Burien Fire Station #28  900 SW 146th St Burien, 98166
    


Fire Service Instructor 1/Bellevue    (ODA)

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  $195
Class Description : Maximum Students: 12 May 20 & 23 Tuesday and Friday. One of the elements of a Company Officer is the ability to teach their crew. Instructor 1 teaches you the different types of learning and how to present a class from introduction to evaluation. This class meets NFPA requirements for instructing level 1 and is accredited by IFSAC through Washington State. Students with questions or concerns about the course may contact Steve Cooke at scooke@wf-r.org NEW** WA. STATE IS REQUIRING REGISTERED STUDENTS INFORMATION 30 DAYS PRIOR TO THE CLASS. SORRY, THIS CHANGE DOESN’T ALLOW FOR LATE REGISTRATIONS. NO REGISTRATIONS OR CHANGES AFTER APRIL 15, 2014

Class Syllabus : Link to the Class Syllabus

Required Class Materials :    •  The Text and Study Guide are required and should be purchased 5 weeks prior to class to allow enough time to prepare.
   •  Appropriate Materials for Student Presentations such as PPE, EMS supplies, rope and /or gloves.
   •  IFSTA Fire & Emergency Services Eighth Edition Instructor Manual & Corresponding Study Guide


Pre-Class Assignments :    •  The manual must be read throughly and the workbook completed prior to the first day of class. Approximately 16 hours to complete the workbook. Be prepared to pass a pre-test on the first day of class.
   •  Complete the student workbook, select and be prepared to deliver a 15-20 minute presentation based on one of the provided lesson plans.
   •  Reading Assignment: IFSTA Fire and Emergency Services Instructor 8th Edition Chapters 1- 13


Instructor : Marty Fowler

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


Fire Service Instructor 1/Woodinville    (ODA)

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  $195
Class Description : Maximum Students: 12 May 20 & 23, Tuesday and Friday. One of the elements of a Company Officer is the ability to teach their crew. Instructor 1 teaches you the different types of learning and how to present a class from introduction to evaluation. This class meets NFPS requirements for instructing level 1 and is accredited by IFSAC through Washington State. NEW** WA. STATE IS REQUIRING REGISTERED STUDENTS INFORMATION 30 DAYS PRIOR TO THE CLASS. SORRY, THIS CHANGE DOESNíT ALLOW FOR LATE REGISTRATIONS. NO REGISTRATIONS OR CHANGES AFTER APRIL 15, 2014 Questions Contact: Steve Cooke at scooke@wf-r.org

Class Syllabus : Link to the Class Syllabus

Required Class Materials :    •  The Text and Study Guide are required and should be purchased 5 weeks prior to class to allow enough time to prepare.
   •  Appropriate Materials for Student Presentations such as PPE, EMS supplies, rope and /or gloves.
   •  IFSTA Fire & Emergency Services Eighth Edition Instructor Manual & Corresponding Study Guide


Pre-Class Assignments :    •  The manual must be read throughly and the workbook completed prior to the first day of class. Approximately 16 hours to complete the workbook. Be prepared to pass a pre-test on the first day of class.
   •  Students will be instructing their lesson plan on the first day of class
   •  Complete the provided student workbook, select and be prepared to deliver a 15-20 minute presentation based on one of the provided lesson plans.
   •  Reading Assignment: IFSTA Fire and Emergency Services Instructor 8th Edition Chapters 1- 13


Instructor : Steve Cooke

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


Community and Government    (ODA)
  $95
Class Description : Maximum Students:30 This course takes an in-depth look at the concept of "customer service" from a public sector perspective. The course will cover the Community and Government Relations portion of NFPA 1021 including information that will help company officers form a more strategic view of fire and emergency service delivery.

Topics Include :

   • Community and Government Relations. This duty involves dealing with inquiries of the community and communicating the role, image and mission of the department to the public and delivering safety, injury and fire prevention education programs.
   • Initiate action on a community need, given policies and procedures so that the need is addressed. An understanding of the role and mission of the department in the community.
   • Familiarity with public relations and the ability to communicate verbally.
   • Initiate action to a citizens concern, given policies and procedures, so that the concern is answered or referred to the correct individual for action and all policies and procedures are complied with. Interpersonal relationships and verbal and nonverbal communication and ability to communicate verbally with public relations.
   • Respond to public inquiry given policies and procedures, so that the inquiry is answered accurately, courrteously and in accordance with applicable policies and procedures. The ability to relate interpersonally and respond to public inquiries.

Required Class Materials :    •  IFSTA Fire and Emergency Services Company Officer, Fourth Edition

Pre-Class Assignments :    •  From IFSTA Fire & Emergency Services Co. Officer, 4th Edition
   •  Chapter 6/ Interpersonal Communications Page 123-139
   •  Chapter 9/ Administrative Functions Page 193-204
   •  Chapter 15/ Community Relations and Public Fire & Life Safety Education Pages 331-353
   •  Chapter 23/ Types and forms of Government Pages 537-558 and Page 563
   •  Chapter 24/ Interagency and Intergovernmental Cooperation Pages 567-577


Instructor : Greg Bawden

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


Technical Rescue Response for Company Officers    (ODA)
  $95
Class Description : Maximum Students: 40 This class will cover items that Incident Commanders, or would be commanders should consider when running a Technical Rescue incident. There will be some tabletop exercises and group discussions. This class is aimed at the first arriving company officer on a technical rescue incident. It will provide you with the tools you need to recognize the hazards associated with these types of responses, and give you some core considerations for setting the stage in the first moments after arrival.





Instructor : Drew Cassady

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


Strategy & Tactics for Initial Company Officers    (ODA)

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  $190
Class Description : JUNE 12 & 13 at Burien Fire Station 28. Maximum Students: 25 STICO is designed to meet the needs of company officers responsible for managing multiple crews during firefighting operations. STICO is intended to develop the management skills necessary to accomplish strategic goals via tactical operations for various structures. The primary objective is to equip the initial arriving company officer as well as the later arriving battalion commander, with the skills necessary to implement, manage and successfully bring to completion a structural fire operation. A successful fire operation can be defined as one in which the incident strategy was well defined, tactical operations were clearly stated and implemented and safety practices were deliberately managed. STICO puts a strong emphasis on all aspects of the Incident Command System. http://mapq.st/140ZIuZ

Topics Include :

   • Incident Communications
   • Initial Operations
   • Strategy and Tactics
   • Simulated incidents will allow participants to respond to a wide variety of structures and occupancies which have varying degrees of fire complexity.
   • Each of these topics will be explored during class lecture, discussion as well as practical implementation during fire simulation. The intent of the two day course is to put each participant into the role of Incident Commander during at least one simulated operation. Participants not in the "Command " role during simulation exercises will help facilitate operations communicating as engine and ladder crews assigned to the event.

Class Syllabus : Link to the Class Syllabus

Required Class Materials :    •  All students from within King Co. affiliations are required to bring one fully charged 800 MHz portable radio along with a charged spare battery to class, both days.
   •  Students outside King Co affiliations are encouraged to arrange for use of a King Co. 800 MHz portable by making contact with an agency within King County such as the hosting fire department, or any other agency.




Instructor : Brian Maier, John Stuckey

Location : Burien Fire Station #28  900 SW 146th St Burien, 98166
    


Building Construction    (ODA)

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  $195
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.

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 & Life Safety  17718 Woodinville Snohomish Rd. NE Woodinville, 98072
    


Fall Pump Operator Academy
  $360
Class Description : NOTICE FIRST DAY September 15th is at Northshore Fire Station 51 7220 NE 181st ST. Kenmore, WA 98028. and September 16-19 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. Limited time is allotted to review 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. 16-19th 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 : Greg Rudiger, Ken Hofschulte

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


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

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



Instructor : Kinnon Williams

Location : Woodinville Fire & Life Safety  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. 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 todayís fire service and the steps in the budget process that describe the fire officerís 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.

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

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



Instructor : Kyle Ohashi

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


Technical Writing    (ODA)
  $85
Class Description : Maximum Students: 40 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.

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
    


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, 2013. 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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