Accredited EMS Fire Training Inc.

Auto Extrication

Designed for all fire service personnel.

Provides hands-on experience in the procedures and systems utilized during an automobile extrication. Subjects covered include: Auto extrication, types of hand and power tools, removing windows, opening doors, removing roofs, pulling steering wheels, moving foot pedals, raising dashboards, pulling seats, stabilization of vehicles, and simulated rescues of trapped victims.

Course Content

  • Immobilization techniques
  • Stabilization equipment
  • Vehicle construction
  • Creating Access and Egress
  • Removing a Packaged Victim to a Safe Area
  • Terminating a Vehicle Incident

Additional Information

Course Materials

Course Format/Time

  • Course requires approximately 15 hours 20 minutes to complete, including skills practice and skills testing
  • Classroom-based (instructor and video)
  • Course will be lecture followed by hands on skills

Prerequisites

  • Firefighter I Training (certification not required)

  • Public Safety First Aid and CPR

Confined Space Rescue - Awareness

This course will help identify confined spaces and permit required entry areas. Students will gain knowledge of OSHA regulations in order to comply with state and federal regulations regarding confined spaces. Students will gain awareness only and will not be able to make entry.

Course Content

  • Identify a confined space
  • Federal (1910.146) 
  • State (Title 8 Sections 5156, 5157 and 5158) 
  • Required equipment
  • Personnel requirements
  • Case studies

Additional Information

Course Materials

Course Format/Time

  • Course requires approximately 7 hours to complete.

Classroom-based

Course Objectives

  • Provide the attendee with the basic understanding of the requirements of Confined Space Rescue so that the attendee can go to the next step of becoming fully trained in Confined Space Rescue.

  • Review of why Confined Spaces can be dangerous.

  • Review of the 3 rescue techniques

    1. Non-entry

    2. Entry by Others

    3. Entry by Trained employees from the company

  • Review the PPE – Personal Protective Equipment that may be required for Confined Space Entry.​

  • Look at Response Time and importance of Response time.

  • Become familiar with some of the Rescue Equipment that may be required in a CS Rescue.

  • Review the importance of Lockout Tagout or elimination and removal of potential hazards.

  • Review key points associated with a Confined Space Rescue Plan.

Confined Space Rescue - Technician

This course is an intensive hands-on training program that will prepare you to respond to confined space emergencies. This course of instruction prepare the student in identifying confined spaces and permit-required confined spaces, the hazards associated with permit required confined spaces, target industries and hazards, state and federal regulations, components of a rescue operation, and the roles and responsibilities of the rescue team.

Course Content

  • Identify a confined space
  • Federal (1910.146) 
  • State (Title 8 Sections 5156, 5157 and 5158) 
  • Required equipment
  • Personnel requirements
  • Case studies
  • Lock out/Tag out
  • Atmosphere monitoring
  • Communication
  • Ventilation
  • Rope Mechanics

Additional Information

Course Materials

Course Format/Time

  • Course requires approximately 40 hours to complete.
  • Classroom-based including skills and hands on rescue operations.

Course Objectives

  • Provide the attendee with the basic understanding of the requirements of Confined Space Rescue so that the attendee can go to the next step of becoming fully trained in Confined Space Rescue.

  • Review of why Confined Spaces can be dangerous.

  • Review of the 3 rescue techniques

    1. Non-entry

    2. Entry by Others

    3. Entry by Trained employees from the company

  • Review the PPE – Personal Protective Equipment that may be required for Confined Space Entry.​

  • Look at Response Time and importance of Response time.

  • Become familiar with some of the Rescue Equipment that may be required in a CS Rescue.

  • Review the importance of Lockout Tagout or elimination and removal of potential hazards.

  • Review key points associated with a Confined Space Rescue Plan.

Low Angle Rope Rescue - Operational

The Low Angle Rope Rescue Operational course is designed to provide training for responders in low angle rope rescue operations. These over-the-side operations may be the result of a vehicle accident, hiking mishap, swift water rescue, or search and rescue function in an urban or remote area.

Course Content

  • Equip students with techniques and methods for using rope, webbing, hardware friction devices, and litters in low angle rescue situations.
  • Rescue Systems 1 course preparation.
  • Provides training in a subject element required for the California Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Basic level.
  • Provides credit toward California State Fire Marshal certification.

Additional Information

Course Materials

Instructors

  • Rope Rescue Manual

Students

Course Format/Time

  • Course requires approximately 24 hours over a 3 day period to complete.
  • Classroom and field-based including skills and hands on rescue operations.

Prerequisites

  • Must be affiliated with a Fire Department, Police Department, Emergency Medical Services or Search and Rescue.
  • Firefighter I Academy College Level. Must show proof of transcript from an Accredited Academy. If you did not attend an Academy you will not be able to enroll.
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Open Water Rescuer - Basic

​This course provides detailed information, and the skills training required, to improve an individual’s level of comfort and confidence for safely and proficiently performing contact rescues in static and surf water conditions. Safety is strongly emphasized throughout the class. Risk management is reinforced during every skill to establish your level of comfort in the water and to identify and overcome your limitations. 

Course Content

  • Emphasis on risk management helps you determine if your actions meet your agencies SOPS/SOGS in the determination of a rescue being an “offensive” or “defensive” operation.
  • Swimming, stroke technique and body positioning in the water are covered.
  • “In water” skills for students include how to read and understand water flow.
  • Reading and understanding surf.
  • Contact rescues using rescue buoy devices and boards.
  • Handling combatant victims, performing self-rescues, and rescues of multiple victims both conscious and unconscious.

Additional Information

Course Materials

Course Format/Time

  • Course requires approximately 24 hours over a 3 day period to complete.
  • Classroom and field-based including skills and hands on rescue operations.

Prerequisites

  • It is recommended that the AHJ devise or adopt a minimum swim capability standard based on the response area needs. A realistic evaluation of the rescuer’s water survival skills should be conducted by the AHJ to meet this requirement. It is recommended that the AHJ use an annual swim test standard that meets or exceeds the International Association of Dive Rescue Specialists (IADRS) Annual Watermanship Test.

Additional Information

The entire course meets the requirements of swimming contact rescue of NFPA 1670 and NFPA 1006 Chapter 11, sections 11.2, Chapter 15, sections 15.2.

Personal Watercraft Rescue Operations

​This course provides the skills needed to operate a personal watercraft (PWC) and perform rescue in river and flood situations. Safety, course philosophy, and PWC terminology are covered. “In water” experiences for students include how to read dynamics flow for safety travel, perform self- rescue and victim-rescue operations.

Course Content

  • Rescuer Safety
  • PWC Operation
  • Pre/post-inspections of the PWC
  • Search and Rescue
  • Staging

Additional Information

Course Materials

Course Format/Time

  • Course requires approximately 16 hours over a 2 day period to complete.
  • Classroom and field-based including skills and hands on rescue operations.

Prerequisites

  • River and Flood Water Rescue

Rescue Boat Operations

​This course provides the skills needed to operate a rescue boat and perform rescue in river and flood situations. Safety, course philosophy, and terminology are covered. “In water” experiences for students include how to read dynamics flow for safety travel, perform self-rescue and victim- rescue operations, along with executing pre/post-inspections of the PWC.

Course Content

  • Rescuer Safety
  • PWC Operation
  • Pre/post-inspections of the PWC
  • Search and Rescue
  • Staging

Additional Information

Course Materials

Course Format/Time

  • Course requires approximately 40 hours to complete.
  • Classroom and field-based including skills and hands on rescue operations.

Prerequisites

  • River and Flood Water Rescue

Rescue Systems 1

​This course is designed for all emergency response personnel looking to further their education in skills and techniques regarding the many different types of victim rescues involved in the fire service.

Course Content

  • Team organization, rescue and environmental considerations
  • Use of ropes, knots rigging and pulley systems
  • Descending, rappelling and belaying tools and techniques
  • Subsurface rescue techniques
  • Use of cribbing, wedges, cutting/prying and hydraulic tools
  • Use of fire service ladders in specialized rescue situations
  • Day and night simulated rescue exercises

Additional Information

Course Materials

Course Format/Time

  • Course requires approximately 40 hours to complete.
  • Classroom and field-based including skills and hands on rescue operations.

Prerequisites

  • Firefighter I or equivalent training
  • Low Angle Rope Rescue Operational

Rescue Systems 2

​This course is designed for all emergency response personnel looking to further their education in advanced heavy rescue system skills and techniques regarding the many different types of victim rescues involved in the fire service.

Course Content

  • Structural building types
  • Wood and mechanical shores
  • Crib capacities
  • Floor weight calculations
  • Confined space considerations
  • Use of power tools and air bags
  • USAR ICS

Additional Information

Course Materials

Course Format/Time

  • Course requires approximately 40 hours to complete.
  • Classroom and field-based including skills and hands on rescue operations.

Prerequisites

  • I-200
  • Rescue Systems 1

Rescue Systems 3

Designed for all fire service and allied emergency response personnel.

This course bridges the training gap between the California State Fire Training Rescue Systems 2 Advanced Rescue Skills course and the Federal Emergency Management Agency Structural Collapse Technician course.

Course Content

  • Powder actuated tools
  • Pneumatic shores
  • Additional tools and techniques for breaking and breaching
  • Cutting a tensioned cable
  • The “O” course
  • Rigging
  • Crane operations

Additional Information

Course Format/Time

  • Course requires approximately 24 hours to complete.
  • Classroom and field-based including skills and hands on rescue operations.

Prerequisites

  • Rescue Systems 2
  • Confined Space Rescue Technician
  • Trench Rescue Technician
  • Hazardous Materials (Operations Level)

River and Flood Water Rescue

Designed for all fire service personnel.

​This course is intended for the training of fire service personnel in water rescue techniques. Topics include swift water rescue, submerged vehicles, drowning, use of engine/truck company equipment for water rescue, use of rafts and boats, and underwater search and recovery.

Course Content

  • Swimming, stroke technique and body positioning in the water are covered.
  • “In water” skills for students include how to read and understand water flow.
  • Contact rescues using rescue buoy devices and boards.
  • Handling combatant victims, performing self-rescues, and rescues of multiple victims both conscious and unconscious.

Additional Information

Course Format/Time

  • Course requires approximately 16 hours to complete.
  • Classroom and field-based including skills and hands on rescue operations.

Prerequisites

  • None

Trench Rescue

​This course is designed to train fire service personnel in hands-on application of the techniques necessary to safely affect a rescue from an excavation or trenching cave-in. You will be taught basic life support procedures and temporary protection for victims during a rescue operation.

Course Content

  • Critical considerations while responding to trenching emergencies
  • Evaluation of cave-in scenes
  • Specialized tool usage
  • Shoring techniques
  • Below grade rescue safety procedures

Additional Information

Course Materials

Course Format/Time

  • Course requires approximately 16 hours to complete.
  • Classroom and field-based including skills and hands on rescue operations.

Prerequisites

  • None

Command and Control of the RIC Deployment

This command level awareness course provides students with the terminology and methodology that is employed during a RIC deployment. Classroom simulations based on case studies allow students to participate in simulated RIC deployments. Students who wish to progress to the operational level may initiate a task book for additional experience.

Course Content

  • Orientation and Administration
  • Critical Fireground Factors and the Risk Management Process
  • Firefighter Line-of-duty Death and Injury Case Studies
  • Command Awareness and Managing A RIC Deployment
  • Emergency Traffic Simulations

Additional Information

Course Materials

Course Format/Time

  • Course requires approximately 8 hours to complete.
  • Classroom and field-based including skills and hands on rescue operations.

Prerequisites

  • I-200, Fire Command 1A, and successful completion of pre-course
    work RIC Tactics or RIC Operations is recommended

Firefighter Survival

This course is designed to give firefighters the skills needed to perform under fight or flight stresses. Through case studies and real world firefighter fatality scenarios, firefighters learn how to adapt and overcome during life threatening situations.

Course Content

  • Structure Orientation
  • Advanced SCBA techniques
  • Bail Out
  • Breathing Techniques
  • Proper use of MAYDAY
  • Rope Escapes
  • Disentanglement

Additional Information

Course Materials

Course Format/Time

  • Course requires approximately 16 hours to complete.
  • Classroom and field-based including skills and hands on operations.

Prerequisites

  • Firefighter I preferred

Firefighter Survival

This course is designed to give firefighters the skills needed to perform under fight or flight stresses. Through case studies and real world firefighter fatality scenarios, firefighters learn how to adapt and overcome during life threatening situations.

Course Content

  • Structure Orientation
  • Advanced SCBA techniques
  • Bail Out
  • Breathing Techniques
  • Proper use of MAYDAY
  • Rope Escapes
  • Disentanglement

Additional Information

Course Materials

Course Format/Time

  • Course requires approximately 16 hours to complete.
  • Classroom and field-based including skills and hands on operations.

Prerequisites

  • Firefighter I preferred

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