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- The 30th Maine State Weekend – June 1 – 3, 2018
- Maine Fire Chiefs Association Workshop
- NFA – Fire Instructor I-II
FREE COURSES - MINIMUM 15/MAXIMUM 24- Register early as we need to send rosters to NFA 45 days before class!!
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DECISION MAKE FOR INITIAL COMPANY OPERATIONS – F0457 - 16hrs – Two Days MARCH 11 & 12, 2017
Course Description: This two-day course is designed to develop the decision making skills needed by Company Officers (COs) to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires. All activities and scenarios used in this course are based on structure fires. With the real possibility of being the first to arrive at an incident, the CO’s initial decisions will have an impact throughout the entire incident. It is vital that COs be able to make good management decisions that have a favorable impact on the eventual outcome. In addition to a possible role as the initial Incident Commander, the CO may well be assigned a subordinate position within the Incident Command System organization. COs need to have a clear understanding of the system, the position that they are assigned to, and their role in the organization if they are to function effectively and help make the system work.
Selection criteria: This course is specifically designed for newly appointed COs and for firefighters who may have acting CO responsibilities or who want to become a CO. This course is an excellent review for experienced COs.
FIRE INVESTIGATION: FIRST RESPONDERS F0379 – 16hrs – Two Days MARCH 11 & 12, 2017
Course description: This two-day course is designed specifically to provide a clear definition of the role of first responders in fire investigation and provide essential knowledge to enable them to recognize the potential of intentionally set fires, preservation and protection of evidence, and proper reporting of information to appropriate officials. By strengthening the partnership between first responders and investigators, the chances for successfully solving arson-related crimes will increase. The course includes topics such as fire behavior, critical observations of the first responder, fire causes, scene security and evidence preservation, legal considerations, and documentation of findings. This course is designed for all fire and emergency services personnel who might conduct preliminary investigations into the origin and cause of fires.
Interested students are encouraged to complete “Initial Fire Investigation for First Responders” (Q0379), available through NFA Online at http://www.usfa.fema.gov/training/nfa/courses/online.html, prior to participating in this classroom-based course.
Selection criteria: Fire and emergency services personnel who respond to fires or might conduct preliminary investigations into the origin and cause of fires.