Fire and Emergency Services – Newfoundland and Labrador
Spring 2013 Fire and Emergency Services Training School.
May 25-31, 2013.
Please be advised that this will be the only offering for NFPA 1001, Firefighter I and II for this year.
In addition, FES-NL is also pleased to announce that NFPA 1041, Fire Service Instructor Level I and NFPA 1021, Fire Officer I will be offered on-line through the SERT Centre in Stephenville. Please contact the SERT Centre at 643-5550 to register. Also attached for further information are brochures for these programs. As a result of this progressive partnership, please note these course offerings will no longer be available through our training schools.
New to the Spring Training School is the S-215 Fire Operations in the Wildland/Urban Interface course. Please see attached Seminar and Program Descriptions for more details.
The training offered through the FES Training School will provide a wide range of courses, seminars, and programs that should be of interest to fire, municipal/local service district representatives, police, and other first responders.
Applicants may register for as many sessions as they wish for the Spring Training School. For this Training School, FES-NL has established a minimum number of participants with a registration deadline of May 10, 2013. Except where identified, all courses will be held in Grand Falls-Windsor.
Official training notice and schedule click HERE
For a brief description of the seminars and programs please see the attached or visit FES-NL website at http://www.gov.nl.ca/fes/training/fpcourses.html
Hazardous Materials Awareness, Operations Core and Mission
Specific – PPE/Product Control as per NFPA 472, 2008 Edition
Grand Falls-Windsor, NL
Awareness Level – April 8, 2013
Operations Level – April 9 – April 12, 2013
NOTE: This training will not be offered during the Spring Fire and Emergency Services Training School in Grand Falls-Windsor, May 25-31, 2013.
Fire and Emergency Services in conjunction with the Grand Falls-Windsor Fire Department is pleased to offer the above hazardous materials training. Hazardous materials incidents require response by qualified personnel which can be addressed by training to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 472. This is the Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents. The office is now following the 2008 Edition of the standard; there are some notable changes to this edition.
Awareness Level personnel shall be persons who, in the course of their normal duties, could encounter an emergency involving hazardous materials/weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and who are expected to recognize the presence of the hazardous materials/WMD, protect themselves, call for trained personnel, and secure the area. The term responder has been dropped; these individuals might be the first on-scene, however, they might not be emergency responders.
The Operations Level responder shall be that person who responds to hazardous materials/WMD incidents for the purpose of protecting nearby persons, the environment, or property from the effects of the release. This level includes fire, rescue, law enforcement, EMS, private industry and other allied professionals. Competencies for Operations Level responders have been broken into two categories: Core and Mission Specific.
Core is required of all emergency responders at this level. This is essentially the competencies from NFPA 472, 2002 ed. minus product control and personal protective equipment (PPE).
Mission Specific competencies are available for Operations Level responders who are assigned to perform specific tasks. From the eight (8) Mission Specific categories the office is offering two (2) at this time, namely the use of Personal Protective Equipment as provided by the AHJ and Product Control.
Candidates must complete or have already completed the Awareness Level training as a prerequisite for attendance at Operations Level training. Upon completion and if desired, an individual can go forward for certification testing at the Awareness and Operations Core Level with the Mission Specific tasks of Personal Protective Equipment and Product Control. Testing will be offered during the course. If attending the Operations Level program candidates must bring their personal protective clothing and SCBA.
The office has now moved to the IFSTA 4th edition curriculum of Hazardous Materials for First Responders. It is strongly advised that candidates have a copy of the IFSTA Manual, Hazardous Materials for First Responders, 4th Edition, specifically if going forward for certification. The manual can be purchased from the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Fire Services office in Gander at (709) 651-2361. A pre-read package will be provided upon registration. A study guide will be provided during the course.
Please note that effective May 1, 2009 firefighters seeking certification to NFPA 1001, Firefighter I must be certified to the Operations Core Level with the Mission Specific categories of Personal Protective Equipment and Product Control. This is an opportunity to meet the prerequisite requirements for Firefighters who plan to attend the Firefighter I program at the FESNL Training Schools.
Course Location: Grand Falls-Windsor Fire Station
Course Dates: April 8 – April 12, 2013
Times: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM each day
All travel, accommodations and meal cost are the responsibility of the participant.
To attend, participants must complete the attached application form and return it to Fire and Emergency Services, St. John’s, Fax 709-729-2524
For additional information please contact this office at (709) 729-1608 or (709) 635-4153.