This is a program which teaches self-rescue and the rescue of lost and/or trapped firefighters. This intensive training was developed in response to the tragic deaths of many firefighters in the nation, including Utah. Many of those who perished did so because they could not get themselves out of various working conditions. Unfortunately on several occasions, as a fire community, we have also been unsuccessful in removing our fellow firefighters from difficult RIT situations. We train our firefighters in confined space, hazardous materials, infectious disease control, and incident command; but we have left out the most important topic.... personal safety. This course teaches all firefighters how to save their own lives and the life of another firefighter. The Firefighter Survival course covers conditions and situations which may pose a risk to firefighters, and offers solutions both in the classroom and on the drill ground. This could be some of the most important training of your life.
Content includes: Classroom presentation on basic fire behavior, student witnesses fire behavior in a confined environment, describes the signs to look for and the skills needed to survive an impending flashover, students witness fire behavior from the incipient phase through flashover in a safe environment and to learn concepts and practices to prevent injury or death.
This class will cover the majority of the Firefighter I practical skills for forcible entry. The class starts out in the classroom for the first hour followed by 3 hours of hands-on skills. The lecture will cover different types of doors, windows and gates. And the different techniques of gaining access through them. The lecture portion of the class is not meant to cover the Firefighter I written portion of the certification test in its entirety.
Special Instructions: Participants must provide their own full firefighter PPE (turnout pants and coat, NFPA structural boots, gloves, protective eye wear) and firefighter helmet
Simulation Training is rapidly becoming the benchmark in advanced technology training. The Utah Fire & Rescue Academy “Emergency Apparatus Driving Simulator (EADS)” program creates driving experiences that allow participants to perfect their skills by employing a variety of challenging scenarios and emergency situations. Driver training should be considered a vital part of any departments training program. EADS is designed to provide enhanced emergency apparatus driver training to meet these needs.