TRAINING IN VERMONT

Course Announcement

Rope Rescue Operations

Provides information and skill to adequately perform basic vertical rope rescue techniques in an urban/suburban environment. While many of the techniques and skills taught in this program are applicable to the wilderness environment, this is not the intent of this program. The overall objective is to improve rescuer awareness of the safety concerns at rope rescue situations and to develop basic skills in rappelling and high-angle rescue systems. Topics include safety orientation, risk assessment, equipment, basic rappelling, anchoring, belaying, mechanical advantage, patient packaging, incident management, skills evaluation and testing.

Pre-requisite: Current Firefighter II certification

To register, download the General Admission application and return it to the Vermont Fire Academy.

Course Locations and Dates

Vermont Fire Academy – Pittsford
Dates: July 7 – July 10
Time: 0800 – 1700

Applications due by Tuesday, July 1st.

Confined Space Technician

The responsibilities of emergency personnel during a rescue are to safely and efficiently use available equipment to complete their assigned task. With a good awareness and understanding of the personal safety hazards that may be present at any emergency scene, emergency personnel will be better equipped to prevent needless death and injuries once they arrive on the scene. Firefighters, thrust into a rescue mode at the scene, will therefore be better able to perform the necessary operations with a minimum of risks to themselves and those being rescued.

This course provides knowledge in the specialized nature of confined space emergency rescue situations and provides in-depth training in the principles and techniques that must be employed at the emergency scene. This training enables the student to: recognize a confined space incident; understand the concepts involved in proper planning for these types of incidents; and be able to perform entry level rescue activities.

Pre-requisites: Current Firefighter II certification, Rope Rescue Operations

To register, download the General Admission application and return it to the Vermont Fire Academy.

Vermont Fire Academy – Pittsford
Dates: July 22 – July 25
Time: 0800 – 1700

Applications due by Tuesday, July 15th

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