Course Goal: Reduce the risk of fire fighter injuries and deaths in Pennsylvania. The class will enable fire fighters to become more aware and familiar with procedures that may be used to prevent or perhaps lessen the seriousness of injuries or even save their lives.
Description of Course: A physically demanding, comprehensive program dealing with the necessary knowledge and skills relative to rescue procedures needed for self rescue. Emphasis will be placed on search techniques, communications, accountability/location and self rescue procedures. Students must be in adequate physical condition to perform 100% of all practical exercises.
Lead Instructor: Jeff Reinert
Dates: October 17th & 18th, 2020
(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: $35 Out of County: $70
Student Equipment/Supply Needs: Full structural protective clothing, S.C.B.A., Notebook suitable for field use.
PRE-REQUISITES: Copies of pre-requisite certificates MUST be sent with the class registration form. Entry Level-Interior Fire Fighter (Delmar Mod #4) (ELIF) or Essentials of Fire Fighting (EBM); Recommended RITC, SFR, ICS: Student must be physically able to crawl, climb and descend ladders, slide on rope, and SUPPORT OWN BODY WEIGHT WHILE HANGING BY ARMS. Pa State Fire Academy facial hair policy applies.