USAR Task Force Leader 7/29 – 7/31/2019 (0919)
The Task Force Leader course is designed for those personnel responsible for the administrative and operational responsibilities of a US&R Task Force. The course addresses the challenges faced by the TFL from pre-deployment through demobilization. Students will learn about the task force organization and how to manage the 6 functional disciplines of a task force. This course meets or exceeds the objectives set forth by FEMA, uses FEMA curriculum where applicable and is taught by FEMA instructors.
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USAR Logistics Specialist 8/5 – 8/8/19 (0932)
The Logistics Specialist course is designed to provide US&R task force personnel with the KSA’a necessary to perform logistics functions during a disaster or planned event. Participants will learn the critical role of providing support, resupply, transportation, sustainment, and maintenance of the equipment cache. This course meets or exceeds the objectives set forth by FEMA, uses the FEMA curriculum where applicable and is taught by a FEMA instructor.
USAR Confined Space Rescue Ops/Tech 9/16 – 9/20/2019 (0918)
Confined Space Rescue Level I & II is a 40-hour course designed to train rescuers in all aspects of a confined space emergency, including rescue and recovery.
HazMat Specialist 7/15 – 7/16/19 (0902)
The HazMat Specialist course prepares students to perform duties of a hazmat specialist on a state and local disaster response team. The course is an overview of the responsibilities of a hazmat specialist and how that position relates to responses on a US&R task force. The student will learn the position requirements from preparedness to demobilization. This course requires an additional 8-hours of practical sign-off by students sponsoring agency.
Out of State Firefighters & DOD FF Equivalency 10/6 – 10/11/19 (0924)
This course meets the requirements of 69A-37.055 Florida Administrative Code - Florida specific requirements for Out of State Firefighters or DOD Firefighters who desire to challenge the Florida Firefighter Minimum Standards Course Examination. This will be a 32 hour course with an additional 8 hours available for the field work for Forestry's S-130, S-190, L-180 for the students that do not have those classes. (Forestry's 32 hours for the above classes are available on-line) Structural Collapse Awareness (on-line), FEMA I-100 and I-700 must be done prior to the class and a copy of the successful completion handed in the first day. Statewide emergency response plan, thermal imaging, positive pressure ventilation, company evolutions, air monitoring, firefighter safety and survival and new challanges will be covered.
Hazardous Materials Technician 8/19 – 10/7/19 (0929)
In this course, the student will gain understanding of what hazardous substances are and the risks associated with them in an incident. Students will learn and understand the potential outcomes associated with an emergency created when hazardous substances are present as well as the ability to recognize the presence of hazardous substances in an emergency. They will also learn the ability to identify the hazardous substances, if possible. The student will have understanding of the role of the First Responder Awareness individual in the employer's Emergency Response Plan, including Site Security and Control and the U.S. Department of Transportation's Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG).
Start Date: August 19th, 2019 Ending Date: Sept. 27h, 2019
Practical/Skills Course (At Florida State Fire College)
Start Date: Sept. 30th, 2019 Ending Date: Oct. 7th, 2019
USAR Trench Rescue Ops/Tech 10/07-10/10/2019 (0925)
Trench Rescue Level I & II is a 40-hour course designed to train the rescuer in trench rescue and recovery.
USAR Structural Collapse Rescue Operations Level 11/4 – 11/7/2019 (0914)
Structural Collapse Level I is a course designed to train the rescuer operating in a collapsed building of light construction.
USAR Vehicle & Machinery Rescue Technician (Level 2) 10/28-11/01/2019 (0926)
Vehicle and Machinery Rescue Technician is designed to train rescuers in vehicle and machinery extrication.