PENN FIRE TRAINING NEWS

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Training News for the Week of 9-27-15

September Training Brief & OSHA Quizzes

Just a reminder that all Penn Fire Members are required per the Training SOG to watch the YouTube Training Videos each month posted at: https://www.youtube.com/PennFireTraining and complete a Training Form! This can be done as a group and SHOULD BE DONE PRIOR TO HANDS ON TRAINING!


The September Training Brief can be found at: http://pennfire.org/training/


Also this month there are 2 mandatory OSHA required Quizzes:


NFPA 1500 & OSHA 1910.134 Respiratory Protection Refresher Quiz - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5SCNFLG


NFPA 1500 & OSHA 1910.146 Confined Space Refresher Quiz - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5WFGGRG


The Long Lay Drill Lesson Plan can be downloaded here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/kvmqyfsty88f88u/Long%20Drive%20Way%20Ops.pdf?dl=0

OCTOBER TRAINING BRIEF

PAGER PROGRAMING

By Wednesday 9-30-15 FF. Brian Reppert will have been trained to program pagers. I know there are several of you that have asked for Pager Reprogramming (Tobey, Spinsky, Price, Grimm, etc).


He can add PENN Recall Tones to other departments pagers etc. Pager programming is only available for the newest M4 and M5 pagers.

PLEASE UPDATE YOUR FIRE MANAGER CERTIFICATIONS AND PROFILE!

All members should log into their Fire Manager Profile and verify the following information:


Address

Certifications

Certification Expiration Dates

Hire Dates

Drivers Licenses - NEW LICENSES NEED TO BE FORWARDED TO THE FIRE CHIEF!


Please complete this no later than 10-1-15

IN-TIME TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT TRAINING - MISHAWAKA FD

Penn Firefighters-


We hosted this training last year but not everyone got to attend. I am going to try to send one rig each day to the training.


Representatives from IN-TIME (Indiana Traffic Incident Management Effort) will be offering a 4 hour class on traffic incident management at Mishawaka Station 4 (3000 Harrison Rd) on October 20, 21, and 22 from 8-12 each day. This group works to provide a common framework for the development of traffic incident management policies and training programs for various responders for the safe and efficient mitigation of traffic incidents. More information on IN-TIME can be found at http://www.in.gov/intime/.

Each person must register for the day you plan on attending at www.training4intime.eventbrite.com. This class is limited to 50 people per day.

NATIONAL FIRE ACADEMY COURSE VACANCIES

National Fire Academy Course Vacancies

Vacancies exist in the following NFA courses at the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, Maryland. For details on applying for a class, visit http://www.usfa.fema.gov/training/nfa/admissions/apply.html or contact the Admissions Office via email netcadmissions@fema.dhs.gov or by phone at (301) 447-1035. Completed applications may be faxed to (301) 447-1441.

If interested, apply immediately!

Note: The NFA policy of only 1 stipend-supported trip per fiscal year remains. However, a qualified individual may seek to participate without stipend assistance. PLEASE INDICATE with your application that you are aware of this restriction when you apply for the course.

These course offerings have vacancies (click on the link to view the course details including the selection criteria and any prerequisites that may be required):

R0151: Advanced Leadership Issues in Emergency Medical Services

Course Date: November 9-20, 2015

http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/nfacourses/catalog/details/24

R0137: Water-Based Fire Protection System Plan Review

Course Date: November 29 – December 4, 2015

http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/nfacourses/catalog/details/10542

R0154: Safety Program Operations

Course Date: November 29 – December 4, 2015

http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/nfacourses/catalog/details/440

R0353: Community Education Leadership – One Week

Course Date: November 29 – December 4, 2015

http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/nfacourses/catalog/details/510

R0378: Demonstrating Your Fire Prevention Program’s Worth

Course Date: November 29 – December 4, 2015

http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/nfacourses/catalog/details/774

RAIL RESPONSE TRAINING AT CLAY FIRE

While training is voluntary we are encouraging the attendance of this training by Officers and anyone with a hazmat background.


Please submit an outside training request form:


The dates for the CN Railroad Responder Safety/Crude Transport taught by Canadian National are:

  • Wednesday, November 4th: 0900 & 1300 (B-Shift)
  • Thursday, November 5th: 0900 & 1300 (C-Shift)
  • Friday, November 6th: 0900 & 1300 (A-Shift)

Auto Extrication - Genesis Tools - SWCFT

Saturday October 3rd 0800-1600 SWCFT Station 41 - Complete Outside Training Request if interested! Class is FREE - VOLUNTARY ATTENDANCE!

Outside Training Request Form Request Forms

Please ONLY use the online outside training request forms found at: http://pennfire.org/training-forms/

PRE-PLAN LOG FORMS - ONLINE

Just a reminder when you do a Pre-Plan/Inspection the PRE-PLAN LOG FORM is to be completed on the PENN FIRE FORMS TAB of the website!


Lt. Gowens and Lt. Haggerty have been doing a great job keeping these entered! Great job guys!

Instructor In-Service - 10-23-15 - Airport Public Safety

Airport Police and Fire - 4821 LincolnWay West - 0800-1200 Register here: http://indianafiretraining.com/get-training/district-02-classes.html?task=view_event&event_id=2015000175


REMEMBER YOU MUST HAVE 4 HOURS EVERY TWO YEARS TO MAINTAIN INSTRUCTOR CERT!


VOLUNTARY ATTENDANCE!

PHTLS For Penn Fire Medics and EMT-As

October 24th and October 25th - 0800-1600hrs - See DC Yoder - this is a mandatory class for your certification requirements per County Protocols.

Auto Extrication - Hurst Tools - South Bend Fire

Saturday October 24th (Same Day as PHTLS) 0800-1600 - SBFD Training Center - Complete Outside Training Request if interested! Class is FREE - VOLUNTARY ATTENDANCE!

PENN FIRE TO HOST NATIONAL FIRE ACADEMY CLASS IN 2016

Executive Skills – Exercising Leadership to Facilitate Adaptive Change – May 23-24, 2016

Dash Cams

I think I have ALL the Dash Cams working now including a new style on in BC5. The one in BC5 is always recording but you need to hit the RECORD button and then it automatically records 3 Minutes back. The button is on the right side upper of the camera.

3 NEWS STRUCTURAL COLLAPSE TECHS

Congrats to Brian Reppert, Cameron Hall and Matt Hamilton on their completion of the MABAS 201 Structural Collapse Technician School over the past 2 weeks! Great job guys!