HAZMAT Operations Refresher
SMOKE Approved Q Course (Q05A)
The purpose of the HazMat Operations refresher course is to provide students with
the opportunity to refresh their knowledge of Hazardous Materials and the appropriate
methods for first responders to respond to releases or potential releases of hazardous
SMOKE Approved Q Course (Q37E)
The Recon RIT survival and Rapid Intervention Crew training course, teaches students basic attitudes
and techniques to help them survive on the fire ground. The course follows a logical
progression beginning with individual survival and ending with complete team based
rapid intervention crew operations.
There are three modules to this course covering Firefighter Survival, Firefighter
Rescue, and Rapid Intervention Team Operations both in the lecture and practical format:
- Day 1 is spent building prevention skills into each firefighter (and preparing them
to be members of a RIT). Skills include SCBA emergencies, MAYDAY, disorientation emergencies
and emergency escape techniques.
- Day 2 is spent learning the individual techniques and skills involved in firefighter
rescue. Skills include emergency air supply, searching for a firefighter, assessing
and packaging a downed firefighter, drags and carries, ladder rescues, rescues from
entanglements, breaches, below grade and restricted areas.
- Day 3 details the positions, assignments, and fire ground operations (proactive tasks,
tool use, staging and more) of a RIT team. Skills include performing as the RIT Officer,
Navigation, Air Supply and the Search and Packaging firefighter assigned to a RIT
team. Day three scenarios combine all skills learned, under realistic fire ground
conditions, while operating as a RIT in response to a fire ground MAYDAY.
The intense three day course provides students with the solid foundation and skill-set
required to work as a member of a rapid intervention team on the fire ground.
Truck Company Operations
SMOKE Approved Q Course (Q29C)
The purpose of the Truck Company Operations course is to provide students the opportunity
to hone their firefighting skills in a natural gas-supplied live fire training tower.
Students will gain knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform aerial apparatus placement,
ground ladder placement, ventilation, utility control, forcible entry, and search
and rescue in a safe and efficient manner.