Emergency Services Training Solutions Incorporated
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Course descriptions
Firefighter I/II meets the requirements of NFPA 1001, duringĀ  this course, students will gain a very solid base to build their fire service career on. Students will participate in a variety of lectures and practical skill sessions designed to improve their knowledge and confidence. Students will learn about the following subjects:
  • Orientation to their role in the fire service
  • Incident management system
  • Safety
  • Building Construction
  • Protective clothing and Self Contained Breathing Apparatus
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Ropes and Knots
  • Search and Rescue
  • Removing victims from a fire
  • Forcible entry
  • Ladders
  • Ventilation
  • Water supply
  • Hoses and water streams
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Salvage and overhaul
  • Fire Investigation
  • Radio communications
  • Basic First Aid
Driver/Operator-Pumping apparatus meets the requirements of NFPA 1002, during this course students will learn about the following:
  • Driver responsibilities
  • Types of apparatus
  • Apparatus inspection and maintenance
  • Operating emergency vehicles
  • Positioning apparatus
  • Water supply systems
  • Fire service hydraulics
  • Pump operation
  • Water sources
  • Relay pumping
  • Tanker shuttle operations
  • Foam equipment operation
  • Apparatus testing
Driver/Operator- Aerial meets the requirements of NFPA 1002, during this course students will learn about the following:
  • Types and construction of aerial fire apparatus
  • Driving and tillering aerial apparatus
  • Positioning aerial apparatus
  • Stabilizing aerial apparatus
  • Operating telescoping and articulating aerial equipment
  • Aerial apparatus strategies and tactics
  • Inspecting and testing aerial apparatus

Responding to Utilities Emergencies- This course provides a common sense approach to handling utilities emergencies and is designed for all emergency responders, Fire/EMS/Law Enforcement. This course will provide information learned from responders across the nation and will provide the student with practical, experienced-based training which will prepare the student to safely handle future emergencies involving electric and natural gas utilities.
Fire Instructor I meets the requirements of NFPA 1041, this course is designed to help a student take the knowledge that they have learned in the fire service and become an instructor. During this course, students will learn about:
  • Challenges of fire service instruction
  • Safety and the training function
  • Legal and Ethical considerations
  • Effective interpersonal communication
  • Instructional facilities and props
  • Report writing and record keeping
  • Principles of learning
  • Student attributes and behaviors
  • Preparation for instruction
  • Instructional delivery
  • Audiovisual technology
  • Structured exercises, demonstrations, and practical training evolutions
  • Student progress evaluation and testing
Fire Instructor II/III meets the requirements of NFPA 1041, this course is designed to take an Instructor I to the next level and improve their knowledge, skills, and abilities as a fire service instructor. Students will review the general knowledge material that they learned in Instructor I and apply the following new information:
  • Lesson plan development
  • Instructor and course evaluations
  • Student testing instruments
  • Course and evolution management
  • Administrative duties
  • Supervision and management
  • Administration of records, policies, and personnel
  • Analysis and evaluation
  • Program and curriculum development
Hazardous Materials Awareness meets the requirements of NFPA 472, students will learn about:
  • Determining if an incident involves hazardous materials
  • Hazardous Materials regulations, definitions, and statistics
  • Hazardous Materials properties and hazards
  • Hazardous Materials Identification
  • Managing a Hazardous Materials incident
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Terrorist and other criminal activities
Hazardous Materials Operations meets the requirements of NFPA 472, students will increase their awareness level knowledge by learning the following:
  • Scene control techniqies
  • Strategic Goals and Tactical Objectives
  • Use and maintenance of personal protective equipment
  • Contamination and decontamination
  • Response to terrorist and other criminal activities involving Hazardous Materials

Fire Officer I meets the requirements of NFPA 1021, and will help the student to learn how to manage an emergency response as well as the daily operations of a fire company. Students will learn about the role of the fire officer, developing effective communications skills, compliance issues, accountability issues, managing the safety and wellness of fire service personnel, quality management, public fire safety eduction, progressive discipline and performance appraisals, building collapse, fire cause and determination, and their role in the incident command system.

Fire Officer II meets the requirements of NFPA 1021 and will teach the student how to improve their skills and abilities as an officer in many different subjects. This course will focus on taking the skills learned in Fire Officer I and adding instruction in Human resources management, community/government relations, fire department administration, inspection and investigations, safety, and of course improved ways to deliver emergency services to the community.

Fire Officer Strategy and Tactics-This course is designed for new and existing company officers. The course provides valuable information to help the officer make decisions on the fire ground. Students will learn the importance of pre-fire planning, water supply, resource use and operational modes. Students will learn how to function as an officer in the incident command system. This course is required before students can take Fire Officer

Auto Extrication- Students will learn a variety of topics relating to the subject of vehicle extrication from both an EMS and Rescue perspective.  This course will end with the students participating in a hands-on rescue evolution using the skills learned during the course. Students will learn about:
  • New vehicle technology
  • Alternative vehicle fuel systems
  • Vehicle rescue life cycle
  • Vehicle rescue safety
  • Commanding the vehicle rescue incident
  • Collision trauma
  • Vehicle rescue tools and equipment 
Indiana Mandatory/Basic Firefighter- Students will learn the necessary materials to meet the requirements to be a basically trained Firefighter in the State of Indiana.

EMS In-service Hours-
Students/Agencies can request courses to review and refresh on a variety of EMS subjects including both ALS/BLS as well as any hands on skills needed.

Technical Rescue Awareness-
Students will meet the requirements for certification at an awareness level in all seven of the disciplines of technical rescue as outlined in NFPA 1670.

EMS EVOC- Students will meet the requirements for certification as an EMS Driver in the State of Indiana. Course follows the NHTSA Emergency Vehicle Operator Course national standard curriculum.
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