Course Goal: To introduce entry level firefighters to the basic knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to fireground operations.
Description of Course: This course is designed to introduce new firefighters to fireground operation including water supply, fire hose, ropes, SCBA support, tools, communications and alarms. This is the second of four courses in the curriculum.
Lead Instructor: Jeff Reinert / Carl Seltzer
Dates: March 10th, 17th, 24th, April 7th
(Weekday classes start at 1830; weekend classes start at 0800)
Location: Berks County Fire Training Center, 895 Morgantown Road, Reading PA 19607 MAP IT
Course Cost: In-County: $85 Out of County: $115
Prerequisites: Introduction to the Fire Service (ELIS), Hazardous Materials Awareness (HMAJB)
Minimum age: 14 years as of first day of class.
Student Equipment/Supply Needs: Pen/Pencil, Notebook; Firefighter’s Handbook (must remain in possession of the student throughout the entire course); Supported reference material and skill book (Must remain in possession of student at the end of the program); helmet, gloves, turnout coat, turnout pants, boots, protective hood, and protective eyewear (safety glasses or goggles), 15’ ½”(12mm) Static Kernmantle Rope, and self contained breathing apparatus.