Regional Fire Schools

Forcible Entry training

The Iron County Regional Fire School will be held May 19-20.

Please read full class descriptions before registering.

Fire Instructor I

  • Dates: Friday, May 19, 0800 to 1700 plus Saturday, May 20, 0800 to 1700
  • Location: Station 1 - 291 N. 800 W.
  • Class Limit: 14 participants
  • Prerequisites: None

This class is recommended for those presenting Fire, EMS, Haz Mat and related training sessions within their department. It is designed to help instructors and training officers meet the requirements for Fire Service Instructor I certification. The course will present basic instructional concepts and techniques which will provide the skills needed to teach from prepared lesson outlines. Requires completion of a student workbook with approximately 16 hours of reading and self-study at home prior to attending class. Classroom sessions will include 12 hours of presentations and reviews. Additionally, Saturday afternoon from 1300 to 1700, (the last 4 hours of class), will be the actual written and practical Instructor I exam for certification.

  • Approximately two weeks prior to Fire School, participants will receive a workbook, a teaching topic and a workbook with specific instructions that must be completed prior to attending this course. UFRA will provide the student manual. The text is the 8th edition of IFSTA's Fire and Emergency Service Instructor.

Live Fire Flashover

  • Dates: Same class offered each  day
    • Friday, May 19, 1800 - 2200
    • Saturday, May 20, 1300-1700
  • LocationStation 3 (Airport) 3014 W. 1600 N.
  • Class Limit:  15 participants
  • Prerequisites:  None

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.

  • Special Instructions: Students must bring full firefighter PPE (turn out pants, coat, NFPA structural firefighting boots, gloves, nomex hood) including SCBA and firefighting helmet.  Students must be able to obtain a proper seal with the SCBA face piece. It is recommended by UFRA that all male students be clean shaven before attending this class. Students must be in good physical condition and capable of working in a high stress survival training environment.

Forcible Entry

  • Dates:  Same class offered four times
    • Friday, May 19, 1300-1700
    • Friday, May 19, 1800-2200
    • Saturday, May 20, 0800-1200
    • Saturday, May 20, 1300-1700
  • LocationStation 3 (Airport), 3014 W. 1600 N.
  • Class Limit:  12 students
  • Prerequisites:  None

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.

Objectives:

  • Explain the basic principles of forcible entry and egress
  • Understand the basic construction of doors, windows and gates
  • Demonstrate techniques used to force entry through various types of doors, windows and gates
  • Identify safety considerations that need to be taken when forcing entry through doors, windows and gates.

Special Instructions: Participants must provide their own full firefighter PPE (turnout pants and coat, NFPA structural boots, gloves, protective eye wear) and firefighter helmet.

  • Sharing of PPE will not be allowed.
  • UFRA will not supply any PPE and failure to bring it to the class venue will eliminate the student from the class.

Arson Detection

  • Date: Friday, May 19, 1300-1700
  • Location: Station 1, 291 N. 800 W.
  • Class Limit: 12

This course is directed for all fire service personnel involved in fire origin and cause determination, from the first responder to fire officers. The curriculum and information delivered will provide the tools for proper evaluation of a fire scene from fire’s origin through investigation and into potential criminal or legal proceedings. The student will gain a greater understanding of fire patterns, fire movement, and be able to determine the area of origin through observation of physical evidence at the scene. Topics also included are fatal fire investigation, legal aspects of fire investigation, and how to work with insurance companies. Students should come prepared to obtain a great deal of information and the opportunity for the evaluation of actual arson cases.

Live Fire Evolutions

  • Dates: same class repeated twice
    • Friday, May 19, 1800-2200
    • Saturday, 0800-1200
  • Location: Station 3, 3014 W. 1600 N.
  • Class Limit: 12

Demonstration and performance of interior structural fire attack operations, incident command, personnel accountability, fire behavior, attack strategies, forcible entry, and fire stream management. This course includes participation in evolution based live fire exercises. Satisfies the class A interior and class B exterior fire control training requirements for Firefighter I certification.

Special Instructions: Participants must provide their own full firefighter PPE (turnout pants and coat, NFPA structural boots, gloves, protective eye wear) and firefighter helmet. Sharing of PPE will not be allowed. UFRA will not supply any PPE and failure to bring it to the class venue will eliminate the student from the class.

Spouses Only: Understanding Your Firefighter & Your Relationship

  • Date: Saturday, May 19, 1000-1200
  • Location: 377 N Main (inside state bank)
  • Note: No registration needed

The stress a firefighter brings home takes a heavy toll on family relationships. Firefighter relationships take a unique approach and understanding to be successful. Come learn about: Stresses that commonly exist within a firefighter relationship What behaviors are common and which are alarming in firefighters Strategies to make sure you’re taking care of yourself as a spouse What spouses can do to support their firefighter and their unique relationship The firefighter spouse class is a free offering with no registration needed. Simply come and learn about ways to take care of yourself and your firefighter when the stresses of the fire service creep into our relationships. Firefighters and other family members are encouraged to attend as well.

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