2018 Hands on Training Weekend Schedule, Course descriptions and instructor bios

List of H.O.T Weekend by Course NumberS

2601/2701- PLAYBOOK WORKSHOP (one day)
2602   SURFACE WATER RESCUE (two days)
2603/2703  LIVE FIRE CURRICULUM UPDATE (one day)
2604  TEAM LEADER (two days)
2605   RESCUE OPERATIONS FOR THE 1st DUE ENGINE (two days)
2607: FIRE FIGHTER SURVIVAL (two days)
2608: CONFINED SPACE AWARENESS RESC-1165 (one day)
2609: BIG RIG EXTRICATION (two days)
2708: RAPID INTERVENTION TEAM (RIT) (one day)
 

LINK TO 2018 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE, COURSE DESCRIPTIONS AND INSTRUCTOR BIOS

Course Dates, Times and Course Descriptions

0830 to 1630

2601/2701  PLAYBOOK WORKSHOP (one day) – JIBC

Date:  Saturday May 26, 2018 or Sunday, May 27, 2018

Instructor:  TBD

These workshops will provide Fire Department Staff with an overview and working knowledge of the program and administration content of the Exterior, Interior & Full-Service Fire Fighter Programs.

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0830 to 1630

2602   SURFACE WATER RESCUE (two days) – Dynamic Rescue

Date:  Saturday, May 26 AND Sunday, May 27, 2018

Instructor:  Dynamic Rescue

All students should possess basic swimming abilities.

In emergency response, a water rescue is defined as any incident that involves the removal of victim(s) from any body of water other than a swimming pool.  This includes rivers, creeks, lakes, washes, storm drains, and any body of water whether still or moving. Surface water rescue involves the use of specially trained personnel, flotation devices and boats that are often much more enduring than those used in standard rescue.  The main goal is to use the water's buoyancy to assist in the rescue of the endangered victim(s), as in most situations there is no easy way to overcome the power of the water. All of our training meets or exceeds NFPA Standards and WorkSafeBC Regulations.

Day 1: Introduction to water rescue; drowning profiles and victim types; scene assessment & size up; rescuer safety; PPE; the Ladder approach; risk vs. benefit; low-risk rescues; treatment of different patient types; swimming techniques; water entry options; rescuer defense techniques; contact rescues for different victim profiles (high-risk); handling spinal patients (rollovers); removing spinal patients on spine board; search techniques

Day 2: Introduction to boat rescue; rescuer considerations; boat limitations; boat rescues; removals; practical skills evaluation; written evaluation; and, team scenarios. This course is designed to meet the job performance requirements found in NFPA 1006 chapter 16, 2017 edition.
Required gear: set of shoes, pants and shirt for swimming in (runners, jeans or station pants, cotton shirt) bathing suit.

Preferred gear: neoprene wet suit (full body, shorty or top) or dry suit if weather is colder. DRS has dry suits available for rent.

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0830 to 1630

2603/2703  LIVE FIRE CURRICULUM UPDATE (one day) – JIBC

Date:  Saturday, May 26, 2018 OR Sunday, May 27, 2018

Instructor:  TBD

This workshop introduces and reviews the changes to the Live Fire Curriculum for the JIBC.  Workshop includes practical, hands on training in the JIBC Fire Safety Division Live Fire Trailer.

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0830 to 1630

2604  TEAM LEADER (two days, Dean Colthorp)

Date:  Saturday, May 26 AND Sunday, May 27, 2018

Instructor:  Dean Colthorp

One of the aspects of the Playbook either at the level of Exterior or Interior Operations for departments that don't have members who have a Company Officer level training is that of the Team Leader. The Team Leader program is a two-day program that allows for students to obtain the level of supervision outlined in the Playbook at the specifics of WorkSafe BC. The Team Leader course is designed for individuals who provide supervision or lead a team for which they are assigned responsibility for on the fire ground. The safety of a worker under the Workers Compensation Act (BC) and related regulations is the driving force behind the Team Leaders course. As per the Structure Firefighters Competency and Training Playbook the following competencies will be instructed and assessed during the two-day program.

Participants will be asked to bring their current Operating Guidelines, budgets and procedures and participate in discussions on how their current practices fit with the requirements of the Playbook.

Dean Colthorp is the Assistant Deputy Fire Chief with the City of Spruce Grove, Alberta with the responsibility of Training and Operations. He began his involvement with the Fire Service in 1987 as a Paid-on-Call member and later as a career member with the City of Surrey Fire Services. In 1996, Dean had the responsibility of Assistant Chief in West Kelowna British Columbia with the Westside Fire Rescue in charge of Training and Operations. He has since worked with the Fire and Safety Division of the JIBC as the Fire Fighter Program Coordinator and later the Division’s Program Director. He spent time with the Langley City and City of Abbotsford Fire Rescue Services. Dean has a Fire Service Leadership Diploma from the JIBC, a Bachelor of General Studies from Simon Fraser University and an MBA in Public Administration from Columbia Southern University. He also has professional designations of Chartered Manager (CMgr), Chief Training Officer (CTO), and Chief Fire Officer (CFO). Dean is an Emergency Services Advisor with the First Nation’s Emergency Services Society of British Columbia and a Past President of the British Columbia Fire Training Officers Association and is a member of the Alberta Fire Chief Association and the Canadian Fire Chief Association. He is also the Executive Director of Champions Fire College, an Executive Board of Director member for the International Fire Service Accreditation Board (IFSAB) and sits on the Board for the Achiever Foundation.

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0830 to 1630

2605   RESCUE OPERATIONS FOR THE 1st DUE ENGINE (two days)

Date:  Saturday, May 26 AND Sunday, May 27, 2018

Instructor:  Nobody Gets Left Behind (NGLB)– Facilitated by Matt Loughran, Jake Pelk, James Johnson and Chad Gartrell

There are many challenging issues that face the first due company at the scene of a structural collapse. Cause of the collapse, building construction, fire and Life safety issues, available resources and personal to handle the emergency, and the level of training and expertise of first responders must all be taken into consideration. In this class we will discuss and build FEMA Interior as well as exterior building shores. Size, spacing, and placement will all be discussed. Building, search, and victim markings will also be discussed and utilized during the shoring operations.

Matt Loughran started his career in the fire service in 1987 with the City of Fremont Fire Department rising to the rank of Fire Captain. During his tenure with the city of Fremont, Matt was involved in the delivery of many training programs to include recruit training as well as Fire Ground Operations and Technical Rescue/USAR Operations. Matt is a California SFM Instructor for RS1, RS2, RS3, Larro, Confined Space, Trench Rescue, FF Survival, RIC Operations and FC3B. Matt was a member of FEMA USAR CA Task Force 4 holding the positions of Rescue Team Manager, TFL, and Training /Rescue Coordinator. Matt was a member of the Curriculum Development Cadre for SFT developing programs for LARRO, RS1, RS2, FF Survival and RIC. Matt is a member of the Nobody Gets Left behind Training Group (NGLB). NGLB has been delivering Training classes for the fire service throughout the United States and Canada for many years. Matt retired from the Fremont Fire Dept. in May of 2017 and accepted a position as the Division Chief of Training with the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection Dist. In Reno, NV.   

James Johnson is a Firefighter for Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  He is currently assigned to Firehouse 1 and is member of the Special Operations Team.

Chad Gartrell has been a student of the fire service for over 21 years and is currently a Training and Command Officer with West Kelowna Fire Rescue. Chad is a BlueCard Incident Command Instructor, ISFSI Modern Fire Attack Trainer, and has completed the Train the Trainer on fire behavior and tactical ventilation through CFBT-US.  Chad is passionate about firefighter education, safety, and survival and has worked over the past decade to ensure he is staying current with the Fire Science and Modern Fire Behavior Research conducted by both UL and NIST.  Chad believes that the first step in firefighter safety is understanding todays modern fire environment and applying the correct strategies to ensure incident stability, thus creating a safer environment for all first responders and customers on scene.

Jake Pelk – Bio under 2907/2917: THERMAL IMAGERS

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0830 to 1630

2607: FIRE FIGHTER SURVIVAL (two days)

Date:  Saturday, May 26, 2018

Instructor:   Nobody Gets Left Behind (NGLB) – Facilitated by Glen McGuire, Jeff Seaton, Darren Lee and Kynan O’Rourke

The Fire Fighter Survival course was developed in the continuing effort to reduce the number of fire fighter injuries and fatalities that occur on an annual basis. This course will supply you with a greater understanding of the need for situational awareness, fire fighter survival skills, and the technical survival skills to help you avoid committing fatal errors on the fire ground. Avoiding situations that could cause you to become lost, trapped, or injured is the best way to prevent tragedies at a fire scene. The Fire Fighter Survival course will aid in preventing fire fighter emergencies by teaching personnel to be resourceful when facing dangerous entrapment situations.       
                                                               
Facilitator bios are featured under other course descriptions:
Glen McGuire –  2906/2916 FORCIBLE ENTRY
Jeff Seaton – 2905/2915: OPS FOR FLOW PATH
Darren Lee – 3002/3102: CLOSING THE TACTICAL GAP

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0830 to 1630

2608: CONFINED SPACE AWARENESS RESC-1165 (one day) – JIBC

Date:  Saturday, May 26, 2018

Instructor:  TBD

This course will help the learner to be aware of the many dangers and safety issues that surround working in and around confined spaces. The student will gain understanding in what is required before any worker may be allowed to enter a confined space as well as what regulations apply to these spaces. Attention will be paid to controlling access to these spaces, hazards within, as well as ventilating and monitoring the atmosphere. This course meets the training requirements for basic and general entry operations as determined by WorkSafeBC and NFPA 1670 Confined Space Rescue Awareness Level.

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0830 to 1630

2609: BIG RIG EXTRICATION (two days)

Date:  Saturday, May 26 AND Sunday, May 27, 2018

Instructor:  Billy Leech Jr. and Rich Meline

You’ll learn the safest and most effective techniques for heavy lifting and stabilization of big rigs involved in collisions with smaller vehicles.  Travel if you dare, Hell’s Highway and practice ‘The 5 Step Discipline for Overturns and Underrides’. The program features both classroom and HANDS-ON learning. An extensive handbook is provided for reference by attendees.  The intensive classroom session will provide detailed information for ‘The 5 Step Discipline for Overturns/Underrides. As you travel Hell’s Highway you can anticipate encountering very challenging yet realistic scenarios such as van trailer underride, concrete mixer overturn onto a smaller vehicle, van trailer overturn onto an auto, and MUCH MORE! 

Attendees are expected to furnish the following (without exception):
• Helmet to meet NFPA Technical Rescue Standard
• Full length fire retardant clothing meeting NFPA Standard for Technical Rescue
• Safety glasses or goggles to meet ANSI Z89.1+S Standard (helmet shields alone         are insufficient)
• Gloves to meet NFPA Cut Resistance and Heat Resistance Standard
• Protective footgear, including impact resistant toe cap meeting NFPA Standard for Technical Rescue
• Handheld light
• Small battery-operated calculator
• Pen/pencil
Anyone wishing to attend must have previous training and considerable experience in vehicle extrication. BRR™ is not an entry level training program.  The skills are developed to meet NFPA Standard 1670 Chapter 6, Technician Level.  The fundamental goal of BRR™ is stabilizing the larger vehicle to create a safer rescue operation.  There will be no opportunities to actually cut/spread/ram the big rigs.

Billy Leech Jr. has been actively involved in Emergency Services since 1976, combining career and volunteer experience. He serves as the Senior Presenter and Planner for BIG RIG RESCUE™. Frequently he conducts training in vehicle rescue and has presented at the International Vehicle Extrication Learning Symposium, Firehouse Expo, Search and Rescue Disaster Response Conference, Fire Department Instructor’s Conference, Fire Rescue Magazine’s First Due Conference, American Towman Exposition, NC Extrication College, FDNY’s Technical Rescue School, and many regional fire/rescue training seminars. Billy has co-authored a book, BIG RIG RESCUE©, on the topic of heavy truck anatomy and extrication.

Rich Meline is recently retired from LA County FD after 35+ years with very impressive credentials. During his tenure Rich served as a paramedic, engineer, and a member of CA TF2. For 20 years he was assigned to a fulltime USAR unit that encompassed 20 different rescue disciplines such as tunnel/mine rescue, heavy vehicle rescue, WMD, trench and structural collapse and responding to all technical rescues and multi-alarm structure fires throughout LA County’s 171 districts plus mutual aid requests. During the latter 15 years Rich was assigned to USAR TF 103. The final 8 years of his career was spent assigned to Heavy Rescue 103, a 60-ton rotating wrecker. He is a Wreckmaster 6/7A/R, Crosby Rigging Trainer and lead instructor for LACoFD’s Heavy Rescue Operator/Rigger training course.

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0830 to 1630

2708: RAPID INTERVENTION TEAM (RIT) (one day) – JIBC

Date:  Sunday, May 27, 2018

Instructor:  TBD

In this hand-on course, participants will obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to operate effectively both as a Rapid Intervention Team as well as an individual team member. Through interactive exercises the course will improve the effectiveness, efficiency and safety of the emergency personnel operating in an unpredictable emergency environment. This course will assist Rapid Intervention Teams, emergency departments and individual personnel in meeting legal and jurisdictional responsibilities.

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