AN AFTERNOON WITH NYPD AND FDNY

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 “The Evolution of PPE and other Innovations including Barrier Hood Technology”    Battalion Chief Bob Keys worked 31 years in the FDNY. His final assignment was Chief in Charge of The Research and Development Unit. With dramatic videos and pictures Chief Keys describes the changes in Personal Protective Equipment and how they saved the lives of two Brooklyn firefighters caught in a horrendous flashover. His presentation also includes development of The Personal Safety System (PSS or Bailout Bag) along with many other PPE innovations that help make firefighting a little bit safer.  Other inventions talked about include the Hi-Rise Nozzle that is used to safely combat wind driven fires in very tall buildings. The Drag Rescue Device that allows firefighters to rescue one another with a strap built into their coats is also explained.  Additionally, this presentation will include an in depth look into advancements in Particulate Barrier Hood technology that is integral in reducing exposure to carcinogens.

“The Evolution of PPE and other Innovations including Barrier Hood Technology”

Battalion Chief Bob Keys worked 31 years in the FDNY. His final assignment was Chief in Charge of The Research and Development Unit. With dramatic videos and pictures Chief Keys describes the changes in Personal Protective Equipment and how they saved the lives of two Brooklyn firefighters caught in a horrendous flashover. His presentation also includes development of The Personal Safety System (PSS or Bailout Bag) along with many other PPE innovations that help make firefighting a little bit safer.

Other inventions talked about include the Hi-Rise Nozzle that is used to safely combat wind driven fires in very tall buildings. The Drag Rescue Device that allows firefighters to rescue one another with a strap built into their coats is also explained.

Additionally, this presentation will include an in depth look into advancements in Particulate Barrier Hood technology that is integral in reducing exposure to carcinogens.

VERMONT TRAINING

The Firefighter I and Firefighter I/II program locations, start dates, and orientation dates for this year are as follows.  Draft schedules are also available on our website as they become available.

 

Firefighter I Locations:    

Middlebury Fire Station - Orientation - Thursday, September 6 at 1830 

        DRAFT SCHEDULE 

        Application Deadline: August 23, 2018

Lyndonville Fire Station - Orientation - Wednesday, September 5 at 1830

        Application Deadline: August 22, 2018 

Proctorsville Fire Station - Orientation - Monday, August 27 at 1800

        DRAFT SCHEDULE        

        Application Deadline: August 13, 2018

Newbrook Fire Station - Newfane - Thursday, September 6 at 1800

        DRAFT SCHEDULE

        Application Deadline: August 23, 2018

Vermont Fire Academy - Pittsford - Monday, September 10 at 1800

        DRAFT SCHEDULE     

Application Deadline: August 27, 2018    

                                                                               

Firefighter I/II Locations:

Bennington Village Fire Station - Wednesday, September 5 at 1800

        DRAFT SCHEDULE      

Application Deadline: August 22, 2018  

Williston Fire Station - Tuesday, September 11 at 1800

         DRAFT SCHEDULE

        Application Deadline: August 28, 2018 

Williamstown Fire Station - Tuesday, September 4 at 1800

        DRAFT SCHEDULE

        Application Deadline: August 21, 2018   

 

More information, including orientation dates and class meeting nights will be announced on our website as they become available.

 

Click here for a General admission application form or you can download one from our website and submit it for the program you want to attend. The capacity limit is 40 and the minimum is 15 students per program, admission will be determined by the date your application is received, with priority given to adult firefighters who are members of a Vermont Fire Department. 

 

REMINDER: Applicants who have already completed any of the classes listed below and do not wish to repeat the class within the Firefighter program, must submit the respective course completion certificate/card to the Vermont Fire Academy by the application deadline. 

-         CPR (current through to completion of requested Firefighter program)

-         First Aid (current through to the completion of the requested Firefighter program)

-         ICS 100 (taken within the last 10 years)

-         ICS 200 (taken within the last 10 years) - Firefighter I/II program only

-         VFIS or National Traffic Incident Management (within the last 10 years)

-         Hazardous Material Operations (within 2 editions of the current standard)

-         Wildland (within the last 10 years)

 

We will not accept any additional documentation after the application deadline. If we don’t receive any of the above, students will be expected to attend the class when it is offered within the program.

 

Student manuals are not returnable after Orientation. The sponsoring department will be charged for the cost of the student manual if a student fails to complete the program.

 

Students must be 18 years of age at the start date of the program that they are enrolling in.

 

Please feel free to contact the Vermont Fire Academy with any questions that you may have. 

 

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