SMOKE Approved “Q” Course Listing

The Oakland Fire Training Institute offers a comprehensive list of proprietary courses approved by the Michigan Fire Fighter Training Council for Fireworks Funded training dollars to be utilized, commonly referred to as "Q" courses.

Engine Company Operations

SMOKE Approved Q Course (Q30C)

The purpose of the Engine 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 obtain a water supply, estimate hose stretches, and operate as an engine company with the goal of getting water on the fire in the safest, most efficient manner.

Flashover Training

SMOKE Approved Q Course (Q15A)

Flashover training is designed to increase knowledge of fire behavior and to teach the student how to recognize the warning signs of imminent flashover.  Because this live burn training is so essential to the modern fire service, OCC has the ability for the Phase I and Phase II Flashover Simulator training to be conducted at your location or at our CREST facility, which is located on our Auburn Hills Campus.

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 substances.

Recon RIT

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.