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Firefighting 101

If you are interested in what we do and how, please feel free to stop in sometime when we are around.  Any of our officers would be glad to show you around and try to answer your questions.  The basic requirements when it comes to doing what we do can be broken down into either firefighting, EMS, or rescue / technical.  These are not required to join, nor are they mandatory to be / stay a member.

For everything:

National Incident Management System (NIMScourses 700, 800, and 100 are required by all.  200 is required of officers.  Each class is 8 hours long.

Firefighting:

Basic firemanship - 160 hour class broken into modules.

Structure Burn Session - 16 hours including class time as well as time in a burning building

Pump Operations - 16 hour class teaching the basics of how to run a pump and calculate how much water and pressure are needed

Emergency Vehicle Driver Training - 16 hour class that teaches the basics of how to safely drive a piece of apparatus and introduces you to the laws regulating the operation of them

Wildland Firefighting - 16 hour class teaching how to approach, contain, and control fires in fields, forests, or other vegetated areas

Vehicle Fires - 16 hour class on the safe control and extinguishment of vehicle fires

EMS:

Emergency Medical Responder - Class teaches advanced first aid for the first responder on scene at a medical emergency (approximately 144 hours)

Class teaches Basic Life Support skills for pre-hospital care (approximately 200 hours)

Rescue / Technical:

Hazardous Materials Awareness - 4 hour class teaching the very basics about what hazardous materials are

Hazardous Materials Operations - 24 hour class that teaches material identification, proper response, and defensive actions that can be taken

Basic Vehicle Rescue - 3 part, 48 hour class that teaches vehicle construction, tools and techniques to gain access, and disassembly of common cars

Agricultural Rescue - 3 part, 40 hour class teaching common agricultural emergencies, hazards found, and techniques to perform effective rescues