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This course provides basics hands-on training for fire and rescue personnel in size-up, stabilization, hazard control, patient access, disentanglement and scene control techniques at automobile accidents involving one or two vehicles remaining on their wheels. Emphasis is placed on proper choice, placement and use of equipment available locally. From hand tools such as bars and hack saws, to electric tools such as nibblers and recip saws, to air powered tools like air chisels and impact wrenches, to heavy hydraulic tools – all are employed depending on local capabilities. Arrangements may be made for larger division or county classes to provide a cache of tools for the class. The vehicles used for class are provided by and disposed of by the local fire department. NOTE: Protective Clothing Required -- Participants must furnish approved helmet, fire boots or leather safety boots, eye protection, gloves, coveralls or turnout gear for class. Vehicles for actual extrication exercises must be supplied locally.

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This 1:16 hour class is designed for the firefighter with any level of experience being that it is only a basic level course covering basic hand line operations. In this class the student will learn basic skills concerning many types of hose, hose deployment, and uses of hose in different situations. Upon successful completion of this class, the student should walk away with an increased level of basic firefighter competencies on this important subject.

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This course provides training on and resources for overall incident management skills for personnel who require the intermediate application of the Incident Management System. This course will outline how the National Incident Management System Command & Coordination component supports the management of expanding incidents, as well as describe the incident management processes as prescribed by ICS.

The target audience for this course is individuals who may assume a supervisory role in expanding incidents. This includes Command and General Staff positions as well as Division/Group Supervisor and/or Unit Leader level positions that may be activated during an expanding incident that typically extends into multiple Operational Periods.

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Building on the prerequisite courses, this course focuses on ICS for Command and General Staff in complex incidents. This advanced ICS 400 course focuses on senior personnel who are expected to perform in a management capacity in Area Command or Multiagency Coordination System, or as part of an Incident Management Team.


The target audience for this course includes experienced senior emergency management personnel who may perform in a management capacity for major or complex incidents. This group includes individuals who may serve as the Incident Commander, as a member of a Unified Command, or as members of the Command or General Staff, or Multiagency Coordination Group/Emergency Operations Center (EOC) management for incidents that may use an Area Command.

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This course is designed to provide entry level wildland firefighter skills; including but not limited to basic incident command terminology relative to wildland firefighting positions, basic crew and resource configurations, tools, equipment and fundamental water handling concepts commonly used in wildland suppression operations. An integral part of the training covers safety issues and the mitigation concepts utilized to protect the firefighter in this dangerous environment. The student learns and hones these skills during realistic live fire exercises. Upon successful completion of this class, the student will walk away with an increased level of basic wildland firefighter competencies.

 

The class fees for this class are being covered by a grant if your department serves a population under 10,000.  If you fail to attend the class or cancel after 4 weeks from the start of the class, you or your sponsoring department may be billed the full tuition of the class.

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The State of Illinois Traffic Incident Management course is designed for First Responders who may be called to operate at traffic incidents.  This course will teach First Responders how to operate in a safe and coordinated manner with other responder agencies to quickly clear traffic incidents from the roadway.  Students will learn the need for proper Traffic Incident Management, how to establish a Traffic Incident Management Area, safe positioning of response vehicles, scene safety, and how to demobilize a Traffic Incident Management Area.

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