UINTAH COUNTY REGIONAL FIRE SCHOOL

The Uintah County Regional Fire School will be held March 8-9 at the Uintah Convention Center in Vernal.  

Please read full class descriptions before registering.

Classes Offered

Forcible Entry

  • Each class is 4 hours, independent of the other class.
  • Dates:
    • Friday, March 8, 0800-1200
    • Saturday, March 9, 1300-1700
  • Class Limit12 participants
  • Prerequisites:  None

This class will cover the majority of the firefighter I practical skills for forcible entry. It 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: Full firefighter turnouts (turnout pants and coat, NFPA structural boots, gloves, and protective eye wear).

Farm & Heavy Machinery Extrication

  • Dates:
    • Friday, March 8, 0800-1700
    • Saturday, March 9, 0800-1700
  • Class Limit:  20 participants
  • Prerequisites:  None

This eight hour class will provide firefighters, emergency medical personnel and first responders with the theory and knowledge to safely and effectively extricate persons trapped or entangled by farm machinery or heavy equipment. This class discusses entrapment and disentanglement from a variety of farm machinery and construction equipment. The student will learn farm and construction site hazards, incident pre-planning, scene size-up, safety precautions, equipment stabilization, tool selection, tool operations, rescuer and victim protection, victim removal techniques and the need for rapid ground or air transport of victims.

Pump Basics

  • Dates:  
    • Friday, March 8, 0800-1700
    • Saturday, March 9, 0800-1700
  • Class Limit:  12 participants
  • Class will be taught by Larsen Fire

This class provides knowledge and skills associated with pumps and their related controls. Topics include proper maintenance, inspection, and record keeping for fire apparatus. Descriptions and demonstrations of pumps and their related controls or devices include the following: operation of centrifugal pumps, priming devices, relief devices and multi-stage pumps (if available). "Hands on" pumping operations will take place the second half of class. 

Live Fire: Fire Behavior/Flashover

  • Dates:  
    • Saturday, March 9, 0800-1200
  • Class Limit:  12 participants

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.  INTRO VIDEO

  • Pre-requisites: NFPA 1403 pre-requisites for live fire training
  • Full PPE with SCBA needed

Live Fire / Certification Test

  • Date:  Saturday, March 9, 0800-1200
  • Class Limit: :  12

This class is the live fire certification test which is required as part of obtaining Firefighter I certification. Note: All shaded skills in the FIREFIGHTER I TRAINING RECORD must be signed off before participants may complete this test.

  • Required PPE
    • Protective clothing and equipment must be in good working condition, and will include helmets, gloves, bunker pants & coat (or brush gear/jumpsuit), steel toed boots (NO Hiking boots), and ANSI approved eye protection.
    • Every student will be required to bring their own PPE/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.Special Instructions:  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.

Incident Command for Volunteer Firefighters

  • Dates:  (2, 8-hour courses offered)
    • Friday, March 8, 0800-1700
    • Saturday, March 9, 0800-1700
  • Class Limit:  12 participants
  • Prerequisites:  None
  • Audience: This course is for volunteer firefighters who might be placed in an incident command assignment at a working structure fire.
  • Incident command at structure fires has its own challenges in the volunteer world. Personnel, apparatus, and water supply are typically limited resources when compared to urban areas. This new, one-day course will focus on real world incident command at structure fires applied to the limited resources frequently found in today’s volunteer fire service. Participants will have the chance to learn and practice proven incident command strategies that can help them successfully run incident command at structure fires in their own area with their own resources. The class also has one-minute drills and real, hands-on evolutions performed outside that are part of the class that will test the student's abilities along with command.

Rapid Intervention

  • Dates
    • Friday, March 8, 0800-1700
    • Saturday, March 9, 0800-1700
  • Class Limit: 24
  • This program 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 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 firefightersand offers solutions both in the classroom and on the drill ground. These could be some of the most important days of your life. Don’t miss this class.

  • Special Instructions: Students must be able to obtain a proper seal with the SCBA facepiece. It is recommended by UFRA that all 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.

  • Prerequisites: It is recommended that students be at least FFI and/or currently involved in an on-going fire training program. Safety PPE requirements: Each student needs to bring their own PPE. Full firefighter PPE (turnout pants and coat, NFPA structural firefighting boots, gloves, Nomex hood) including SCBA and firefighting helmet. Protective clothing and equipment must be in good condition.

S-131 NWCG FFT1

Also known as UFRA Wildland Fire II

  • Dates
    • Friday, March 8, 1800-2200
    • Saturday, March 9, 0800-1700
    • Class Limit: 20
    • Prerequisite: Type 2 (FFT2)
    • Location: BLM Office - 430 E 100 S
    • Instructors: from BLM office

S-131, Firefighter Type 1, is a 12-hour course designed to meet the training needs of the Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1) and/or Incident Commander Type 5 (ICT5). This course is designed to be interactive in nature. It contains class discussion and several tactical decision games designed to facilitate learning the objectives.

Topics include operational leadership, communications, LCES, and tactical decision-making.
Objectives

  • Identify position responsibilities and demonstrate the ability to apply principles of Operational Leadership found in the Incident Response Pocket Guide (IRPG), PMS 461.
  • Describe how to incorporate and maintain open lines of communication with appropriate personnel. `
  • Identify Look Up, Down and Around indicators, and demonstrate the ability to apply the components of Lookouts, Communications, Escape Routes, and Safety Zones (LCES) as described in the IRPG.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply tactical decision-making procedures.

RT-130 Wildland Refresher

  • Dates
    • Friday, March 8, 0800-1200
    • Saturday, March 9, 0800-1200
    • Class Limit: 20
    • Location: BLM Office - 430 E 100 S
    • Instructors: from BLM office

This course is designed to provide up-to-date fireline safety information to employees holding Incident Command System (ICS) qualifications requiring this training per the NIMS: Wildland Fire Qualification System Guide, PMS 310-1. 

There are four core components to the Annual Refresher Training

  • Entrapment Avoidance – Use training and reference materials to study the risk management process as identified in the Incident Response Pocket Guide (IRPG) as appropriate to participants, e.g., LCES, Standard Firefighting Orders, Watch Out Situations, Wildfire Decision Support System direction, Fire Management Plan priorities.
  • Current Issues – Review and discuss current topics that could be based on the new modules orareas of concern identified by your agency or geographic area. Review forecasts and assessments for the upcoming fire season and discuss implications for firefighter safety.
  • Fire Shelter – Review and discuss last resort survival including escape and shelter deployment site selection. Conduct “hands-on” fire shelter inspections. Practice shelter deployments in applicable crew/module configurations. Wearing fireline personal protective equipment during fire shelter practice can enhance the learning experience for students.
  • Other Hazards and Safety Issues – Choose additional hazard and safety subjects, which may include SAFENET, current safety alerts, site/unit specific safety issues and hazards.

To register over the phone, contact Angie Menlove at 801-863-7704 or Kaitlyn Peterson at 801-863-7743.

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