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    Exclamation Needing Help With Training

    Hey everyone. I am in Louisiana and I have recently joined a new department. The department is smaller than what I am used to and they don't have half has near the equipment as I am used to. I am one of three members that have Firefighter 1. The department is composed of about 15 to 30 members. I am going to become the new Training Officer for this department. I am needing help on getting some training together. The main things I am looking for are Powerpoint Presentations and hands on training. This department is small and in need of some help. I have a few ideas but if anyone can throw a few more at me it would be a great help to me.


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    I have a crap-load of stuff I could send ya. P.M. me with your contact info. It'll cost you a couple of 8 gig flash drives though..... LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by armysoldier2000 View Post
    Hey everyone. I am in Louisiana and I have recently joined a new department. The department is smaller than what I am used to and they don't have half has near the equipment as I am used to. I am one of three members that have Firefighter 1. The department is composed of about 15 to 30 members. I am going to become the new Training Officer for this department. I am needing help on getting some training together. The main things I am looking for are Powerpoint Presentations and hands on training. This department is small and in need of some help. I have a few ideas but if anyone can throw a few more at me it would be a great help to me.
    North LA here.

    I work fulltime for a combo department in a dual role as the Public Education and Training Coordinator with 8 fulltime employees and 70 volunteers.

    I also volunteer and assist with training for a neighboring volunteer district with 5 stations, 14 members and a very limited budget, so I have an idea of where you are coming from. I beleive 5 of us have FFI and 3 have FFII. By the way, all of those with FFI/FFII are fulltime elsewhere with the exception of 1.

    First of all, look at what they run. Get a sense of the skills they use everyday on everyday calls. In fact, it may be handy to develop a skills inventory which actually lists what skills are used most often.

    These are your bread and butter skills that you should drill regularly on to make sure that your members remain proficient on them. This is the boring part of training, and some of the members may not like it, but they need to be kept up.

    Examples for my VFD would be single-story single family structure fire operations, brush fire operations, tanker operations and car/light truck extrication. Add EMS and car/light truck extrication for my combo gig.

    This would also include firefighter safety, fire behavior, reading smoke, basic pump operations and SCBA continuing training.

    After that, look at the skills that are basic to your area but are not used very often. These are the skills that may come into play once or twice a year, but there are enough buildings or opportunistic for them to be used in the normal course of operations that they should be considered basic.

    For my volunteer gig that would be small box commercial operations. For my fulltime gig that would be strip mall and small box commercial fires. industrial firefighting, truck extrication (as we cover 10 miles of I-20), gas/oil drill site operations and confined space/high angle technical rescue (refinery and drilling rigs).

    After that look at situations that you may respond to, but are less likely to occur than the above. Specialized training from LSU regional delivery may be able to help you there.

    An example for my volunteer department may be a fire at one of two larger commercial structures in town, relay pumping, industrial firefighting for mutual aid response to a neighboring department's refinery, or 2-3 story storefront operations for a possible mutual aid response to the neighboring small city. For my combo department, this may include advanced technical rescue, large scale haz-mat response or disaster operations.

    Contact LSU Fire training and see what they can give you. If you want any more info contact me at bcallahan@bpfd1.org and I'll share some of what I have in terms of powerpoints and other ideas.

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    If you would like it i have the whole Essentials V power points and cirriculum on disc pm me your info and i can mail you a copy.

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    check

    http://feti.lsu.edu/trade/index.php


    just look and see how current some of the stuff is

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    Quote Originally Posted by fire49 View Post
    check

    http://feti.lsu.edu/trade/index.php


    just look and see how current some of the stuff is
    Never thought about that resource. I should use it a lot more than I do.

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    I looked at it and it has some awesome resources.

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    Default So............

    Does anyone else have any ideas

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    I thought LA was being replaced.
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    Get a copy of IFSTA's "Sourcebook for Fire Company Training Evolutions". Plenty of stuff to work with.

    Check out the Weekly Drills on Firefighterclosecalls.com.

    And don't forget the drills available right here on Firehouse.com.

    If you run out of drills and training ideas after you go through those...
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    Cool

    Ok everyone. Thank you for all the ideas and suggestions. Everyone has been a great help to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowball View Post
    I thought LA was being replaced.
    As far as I know Louisiana Fire department aren't being replaced. My fire department serves as the city and 5 District fire department for the Allen Parish. We have 6 Districts and 3 city Fire departments. One of the fire departments is a private department for the Casino in the Parish. But all the city departments also over see a certain district.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowball View Post
    I thought LA was being replaced.
    He is by fire49.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowball View Post
    I thought LA was being replaced.
    Really?

    I guess I'm the last to know then.
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    Lafire educator had some good stuff in there. The only thing I would add is that I assume by the size of this department that working structure fires are relatively infrequent. If I'm wrong then ignore this. I would drill heavily on the basics start at least one drill a month with lining everyone up and have them don all PPE and SCBA make sure that it is automatic to them if it isn't do it more often, it only takes 5 minutes at the start of your drill. You don't want to be fumbling for straps and regulators on scene. Also drill on basic hose handling often including: pulling lines in an orderly manner, moving working lines safely and efficiently, adding a section of hose to a line and whatever else you can think of. Now if that is all you do with them then they will get bored so stick those skills into more interesting drills/scenario's.

    I fully believe that my job as training officer is about safety. I know some may say that takes the safety concept to far where is the effective and quick in safe. I believe the more automatic the basics become the less you think about them and the more time you have to think about and notice the other things on the fire ground. It's hard to read the smoke if you are trying to untangle a hose load the was pulled in the spaghetti method.

    Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by armysoldier2000 View Post
    As far as I know Louisiana Fire department aren't being replaced. My fire department serves as the city and 5 District fire department for the Allen Parish. We have 6 Districts and 3 city Fire departments. One of the fire departments is a private department for the Casino in the Parish. But all the city departments also over see a certain district.
    Check with openfireacadem.com It a online training academy pro-board. send them an email see what they say. They may be able to help.

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    Default Training Awarness Powerpoints that meet NFPA standards

    I am looking for some awareness level powerpoints in ( Trench, Hazmat, Confined space, Building Collaspe, Farm Rescue, Rope and Water Rescue, Animal Rescue, Big Rig/Bus rescue, Boating Operations, Radio Communications.) im trying to get my whole department up to speed in at least awareness level on everything we do. so that they are cert. in house.
    Powerpoints can be more advanced than awareness level.

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    Default Trench Rescue Consulting By Technicians

    You can get training on emergency services just by consulting some trench rescue consultant who can guide you on various safety measures so that you can handle any emergency situation.

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