Connecticut Fire Academy - Register by May 20, 2019 - CT.gov

 
Connecticut Fire Academy - Register by May 20, 2019 - CT.gov
State of Connecticut
           Commission on Fire Prevention and Control

Connecticut Fire Academy
      34 Perimeter Road, Windsor Locks, Connecticut 06096

              Register by May 20, 2019
                       Fax Application
Connecticut Fire Academy
                                        2019 June Fire School

                                                   WELCOME
On behalf of the instructors and staff of the Connecticut Fire Academy, I am pleased to present the 2019 June
Fire School brochure. This is our single largest on-campus event of the year, I’m sure it will be as successful
as past years.
In addition to courses held here at the Connecticut Fire Academy campus, we will be offering courses at the
Fairfield and Litchfield County Fire Schools. This training opportunity will allow the CFA to showcase these
newly built state of the art training facilities and deliver courses regionally to our students.
As a firefighter, each year I looked forward to June Fire School.
Our full-time staff and adjunct instructors are committed to providing training that meets the needs of the entire
Connecticut fire service.
It is our main priority to exceed your expectations for quality, value, and customer satisfaction.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to call me at 1-860-627-6363.
Respectfully,
Bill Higgins,
Director of Training

Please note that some locations, times, and dates are subject to change without notice. Registered students
will be notified if any changes occur. Connecticut Fire Academy Acceptance Notices and Refund/Cancellation
Policy Acceptance notices with directions will be mailed as soon as programs are filled or approximately two
weeks prior to the start of all programs. Applicants not accepted in a program will generally be notified within a
week of our receiving their application.

Be advised lunch is included Monday - Friday for Courses held at the Connecticut Fire Academy.

There will also be a lot of activity on the drill ground and in the Class A Burn Building to the rear of the Admin/
Classroom Building. Please be careful when in these areas, student vehicles are not allowed on the drill
ground or within the fenced area around the Class A Burn Building. Parking is available to the rear of the
Admin/Classroom Building and to the east of the drill ground adjacent to the Hartford County Classroom
Building.

Please register as soon as possible to ensure that you will be able to get a seat as some classes fill very fast.

Applications can be faxed to 860-654-1889 if paid by credit card or department purchase order, or mailed with
a check to the Training Registrar 34 Perimeter Road Windsor Locks, CT 06069.

You can always stop in at the Academy to hand deliver applications.—CASH NOT ACCEPTED

If you are participating in hands-on classes remember to hydrate the day before class and bring sport drinks to
maintain hydration. Fresh water will be available on the training grounds each day of the school. If personal
protective clothing is required it is specified in the specific course description for that class. Some classes are
held off-site, you will be notified in your confirmation letter if your class will not be at the CFA.

Students participating in live fire training related activities are strongly encouraged to shower before leaving the
Academy. Please bring a bath towel and change of clothes. There will be access to the Academy shower
facilities. Properly DECON and bag your PPE before transporting your gear back home or to the station is
recommended. Keep you and your family SAFE!

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                              Course Descriptions

Course                                                 Page No.
Advance Fireground Operations – Reduced Manpower         18
Art of Keeping it Simple on the Pump Panel               15
Basic Pump Operations                                    6
Building Construction for First Responders               16
Company Officer - Back to the Basics                     5
From the Jump Seat to the Front Seat                     9
Fire Service Instructor III                              10
Fire & EMS Service Ethics                                20
FIRST NET                                                13
Forcible Entry                                           7
HAZMAT - Enhancing Your Air Monitoring                   7
HAZMAT Tech Refresher - Decision Making & Skills         8
HAZMAT Tech Refresher - Hand on Training                 8
Ignite the Conversation Extinguish the Fire              20
Introduction to Fire Ground Thermal Imaging              5
Oral Interview – Mastering the Promotional Interview     11
Oral Interview – Entry Level Firefighter Techniques      11
“Mayday” “Mayday” “Mayday”                               19
Q Endorsement TtT                                        10
Pre-Incident Planning                                    6
Project Green                                            14
Rescue Technician – Vehicle I & II                       17
SCOTT Field Maintenance Training                         12
Smoke Divers                                             9
Sprinkler & Fire Protection Systems                      16
Tactical Decision Making – Scenario Based Training       15
The Leader in You                                        14

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                                                     Course Schedule
Monday, June 3, 2019
   Course                                                 Class Hours    Place       Course Type           Course No.
   Introduction to Fire Ground Thermal Imaging            8 hours        CFA         Classroom/Skills      19300
   Basic Pump Operations                                  16 hours       CFA         Classroom/Skills      19301
   Rescue Technician – Vehicle I & II                     56 hours       CFA         Classroom/Skills      19302
   From the Jump Seat to the Front Seat                   8 hours        CFA         Classroom/Scenarios   19303
   HAZMAT - Enhancing Your Air Monitoring                 8 hours        CFA         Classroom/Skills      19305
   Forcible Entry                                         8 hours        TBD         Classroom/Skills      19308

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
   Course                                                 Class Hours    Place       Course Type           Course No.
   Building Construction for First Responders             3 ½ hours/am   CFA         Classroom             19306
   HAZMAT Tech Refresher - Decision Making Scenarios 8 hours             CFA         Classroom/Skills      19307
   Advance Fireground Operations                          16 hours       Fairfield   Classroom/Skills      19309
   Company Officer - Back to the Basics                   8 hours        Fairfield   Classroom             19310

       Basic Pump Operations     (Day 2)                                 CFA
       Rescue Technician – Vehicle I & II (Day 2)                        CFA

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
   Course                                                 Class Hours    Place       Course Type           Course No.
   Fire Service Instructor III                            3 hours        CFA         Classroom             19315
   Sprinkler & Fire Protection Systems                    8 hours        CFA         Classroom             19316
   Pre-Incident Planning                                  16 hours       CFA         Classroom/Skills      19304
   Tactical Decision Making                               16 hours       CFA         Classroom/Scenarios   19318
   HAZMAT Tech Refresher – H.OT. Scenarios                8 hours        CFA         Skills                19322
   Oral Interview – Mastering the Promotional             8 hours        Fairfield   Classroom             19320

       Advance Fireground Operations       (Day 2)                       Fairfield
       Rescue Technician – Vehicle I & II (Day 3)                        CFA

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                                                      Course Schedule
Thursday,      June 6, 2019
   Course                                                    Class Hours    Place        Course Type        Course No.
   “Mayday”, “Mayday”, “Mayday”                              8 hours        CFA          Classroom/Skills   19324
   Smoke Divers                                              16 hours       CFA          Classroom/Skills   19325
   SCOTT Field Maintenance Training                          8 hours        CFA          Classroom/Skills   19319
   Project Green                                             3 ½ hours/am   CFA          Classroom          19326
   The Leader in You                                         3 ½ hours/pm   CFA          Classroom          19327
   FIRST NET                                                 8 hours        CFA          Classroom          19328
   Art of keeping it Simple on the Pump Panel                8 hours        CFA          Classroom/Skills   19312

      Pre-Incident Planning       (Day 2)                                   CFA
      Rescue Technician – Vehicle I & II (Day 4)                            CFA

Friday,     June 7, 2019
   Course                                                    Class Hours    Place        Course Type        Course No.
   Fire & EMS Service Ethics                                 3 ½ hours/am   CFA          Classroom          19317
   Ignite the Conversation Extinguish the Fire               3 ½ hours/pm   CFA          Classroom          19311
   Advance Fireground Operations                             16 hour        Litchfield   Classroom/Skills   19332

      Smoke Divers            (Day 2)                                       CFA
      Rescue Technician – Vehicle I & II (Day 5)                            CFA

Saturday,      June 8, 2019
   Course                                                    Class Hours    Place        Course Type        Course No.
   Oral Interview – Entry Level Techniques                   8 hours        Litchfield   Classroom          19337
   Q Endorsement TtT                                         3 ½ hours/am   Litchfield   Classroom          19338

      Advance Fireground Operations         (Day 2)                         Litchfield
      Rescue Technician – Vehicle I & II        Practical Skills Exam       CFA

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                              Introduction to Fire Ground Thermal Imaging
This class will focus on the practical use of the Thermal Imaging Camera while operating in a Live Fire
situations. The morning portion of the course will discuss the use, operation and limitations s of today’s TIC.
The afternoon session will be conducted under Live Fire conditions and will reinforce the skills learned to
enable the student to understand and operate the Thermal Imaging Camera with confidence.
Students are welcomed to use their Fire Department’s TIC, if acceptable.
    Prerequisites: Applicants must be a Certified Firefighter I
      SCBA with spare bottle is required.
      Full Structural Firefighting Protective Clothing is required.
      Appropriate Hydration and Nutrition during Skills Session Training
Course hours: 8
Course size limit: 20

Course #: 19300                                               Instructors:
                                                                   John Plofkin, Westport FD & Shipman’s
Location: Connecticut Fire Academy                                 Pete Morotto, Bridgeport FD
               34 Perimeter Road                                   Connecticut Fire Academy Instructors
               Windsor Locks, CT 06096
Class date: Monday, June 3rd
Class hours: 08:30 – 16:30
Course fee: $ 60.00

                                  Company Officer: Back to the Basics

This course is for future, newly promoted, and/or experienced officers. Line officers have many responsibilities
that must be addressed during a tactical emergency. There are many tasks that officers must complete, from
prior to an alarm, all the way through terminating an incident. This course will concentrate on the 12 step
process that all officers must accomplish to successfully mitigate any tactical emergency by properly
determining incident goals and the tasks necessary achieve them. This program will delve into the importance
of a proper size up, initial radio reports, strategy and tactics, and more for all emergencies. Students will
benefit from the open discussions and scenarios conducted by Lt Jason Balletto (NHFD) and Capt. Chris
Parker (NHFD). Their experience and education will provide the students the ability to take the concepts and
techniques discussed in this class and add another tool to their toolbox.
Course hours: 8
Course size limit: 24

Course #: 19310                                               CFA Instructors:
                                                                Jason Balletto; New Haven FD
Location: Fairfield County Fire School                          Chris Parker; New Haven FD
               205 Richard White Way
               Fairfield, CT 06824
Class date: Tuesday; June 4th
Class hours: 08:30 – 16:30
Course fee: $ 50.00

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                                           Basic Pump Operation
This course examines the components and controls used in the operation of a fire pump. The internal parts of
a centrifugal fire pump are examined with the goal of having the student fully understand how the fire pump
moves water. Pump panel controls are discussed in relation to the specific function and use of each device.
The movement of water from draft, tank, and pressure source are explained in detail. Students will
practice their pumping skills from tank, hydrant, and static source.
    Training Prerequisites: Certified Firefighter I

      Full protective clothing (No SCBA) is required.
      Hearing protection is recommended
Course hours: 16
Course size limit: 20

Course #: 19301                                               Instructors:
                                                                   Connecticut Fire Academy Instructors
Location: Connecticut Fire Academy
               34 Perimeter Road
               Windsor Locks, CT 06096
Class dates: Monday, June 3rd and
             Tuesday; June 4th
Class hours: 08:30 – 16:30
Course fee: $ 100.00

                                            Pre-Incident Planning
This two-day course helps firefighters in preparation for properly conducting a pre-incident plan for a proactive
response to targeted buildings. The course is based on the NFPA 1620 – Standard for Pre-Incident Planning.
The students are provided with guidelines and perspectives to help them with performing a hazard risk
analysis. This analysis and subsequent pre-planning can be used to enhance firefighter safety, determine
resource requirements and aid in strategy and tactical decision making which influence effective incident
management.
Fire Marshal credit: 8
Class hours: 16
Class size limit: 24

Course #: 19304
Location: Connecticut Fire Academy
               34 Perimeter Road
               Windsor Locks, CT 06096
Class dates: Wednesday, June 5th & Thursday; June 6th
Class hours: 08:30 – 16:30
Course fee: $ 80.00

Instructors:
   Connecticut Fire Academy Instructors

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                                                 Forcible Entry
This dynamic program, taught by retired Captain Robert Morris of Rescue 1 FDNY, consists of both a
classroom session and hands-on scenarios. The classroom covers the types of doors and lock hardware that
the firefighter is likely to encounter, how to size up the forcible entry situation, and how best to attack the lock.
Methods range from the standard method of using a set of irons to through the lock techniques. After the
classroom all students will get their opportunity to practice forcing various locks utilizing the methods discussed
in the classroom. Captain Morris has presented this program throughout the country. Portions of this class will
be held off-site from the Connecticut Fire Academy.
    Registration Preference to Applicants from previous June School wait list.
      Full Structural Firefighting Protective Clothing (No SCBA) is required.
      Appropriate Hydration and Nutrition during Skills Session Training
Course Credit hours: 8
Class size limit: 24

Course #: 19308                                                Instructors:
                                                               Robert “Rex” Morris - Assistant Fire Chief with the
Location: T.B.D.                                               Stamford Fire Department and retired Captain of
Class date: Monday, June 3rd                                   Fire Department of New York Rescue Company 1.
                                                               He coauthored FDNY’s Forcible Entry Manual,
Class hours: 08:30 – 16:30                                     which is used throughout the fire service. He
Course fee: $ 75.00                                            lectures frequently on forcible entry, rescue
                                                               operations, and truck company tactics. Chief Morris
                                                               is also a Connecticut Fire Academy Instructor.

                                HAZMAT - Enhancing Your Air Monitoring
This class is a comprehensive look at the metering capability of the first arriving units with a focus on metering
technology and case studies. The student will walk away with solid information on the four gas as well as cost
effective and user friendly suggestions for their department. Instructor demonstrations will illustrate the need
for effective metering.
Class hours: 8
Class size limit: 20

Course #: 19305                                                Instructors:
                                                                    Connecticut Fire Academy HazMAt Instructors
Location: Connecticut Fire Academy
                 34 Perimeter Road
                 Windsor Locks, CT 06096
Class date: Monday; June 3rd
Class hours: 08:30 – 16:30
Course fee: $ 50.00

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                                    HAZMAT - Technician Refresher
                                          Decision Making Scenarios
This course will bring Hazmat Technician level personnel through the Eight Step Process decision making
model to mitigate hazmat incidents. The students will work through various hazmat tabletop incidents to
achieve their objectives. Class will include discussions on risk based response, metering/monitoring, selection
of CPC, and response objectives.
Course hours: 8
Course size limit: 24

Course #: 19307
Location: Connecticut Fire Academy
               34 Perimeter Road
               Windsor Locks, CT 06096
Class dates: Tuesday; June 4th
Class hours: 08:30 – 16:30
Course fee: $ 50.00

                                    HAZMAT - Technician Refresher
                                         Hands on Training Scenarios
This course will bring Hazmat Technician level personnel through various hands on skills needed to mitigate
hazmat incidents. The students will perform task such as donning PPE, utilizing various leak control tools, and
research to achieve their objectives. Students will be monitored to ensure that skills are performed to NFPA
standards.
      SCBA with spare bottle is required
      Clothing appropriate to working in CPC
      Appropriate Hydration and Nutrition during Skills Session Training
Course hours: 8
Class size limit: 20

Course #: 19322
Location: Connecticut Fire Academy
               34 Perimeter Road
               Windsor Locks, CT 06096
Class dates: Wednesday; June 5th
Class hours: 08:30 – 16:30
Course fee: $ 50.00

CFA Instructors:
  Al Bassett - Deputy Chief with the Norwalk Fire Department. Co-chair of the Fairfield County Hazmat
  Team and Committee member with the NFPA Hazmat Standard Revision Committee.
   Rich Leach - Lieutenant with East Hartford Fire Department, a former Training Coordinator with the Capital
   Region HazMat Team and Co-writer of the CFA Incident Safety Officer class.

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                                                Smoke Divers
This physically challenging two-day course was developed to raise the skills for the advanced SCBA user. This
course will start with a brief classroom session and then move to the training ground where the emphasis will
be on physical fitness and readiness. The Connecticut Fire Academy Training Maze will be used to increase
the firefighter’s skills and confidence in the use of SCBA.
Participants are required to bring full protective clothing, including SCBA and one spare cylinder. Students are
also encouraged to bring a water bottle, exercise clothing and running shoes and/or sneakers. Students should
also bring a large sport drink to assist with adequate hydration.
    Prerequisites: Applicants must be a Certified Firefighter I
      SCBA with spare bottle is required for each day
      Full Structural Firefighting Protective Clothing is required.
      Appropriate Hydration and Nutrition during Skills Session Training
Course Credit hours: 16
Class size limit: 30

Course #: 19325                                               CFA Instructors:
                                                                   Rich Leach, East Hartford FD
Location: Connecticut Fire Academy                                 Connecticut Fire Academy Instructors
                 34 Perimeter Road
                 Windsor Locks, CT 06096
Class dates: Thursday, June 6th and
             Friday, June 7th
Class hours: 08:30 – 16:30
Course fee: $ 100.00

                          From the Jump Seat to the Front Seat and Beyond
This program will assist the newly appointed or elected company officer transition from firefighter to company
officer. It can also be used as a review for the seasoned officers. Topics covered will include, introduction to
leadership, the role of the officer, traps and traits of leadership, coaching, mentoring and problem solving. The
goal of the program is to lay a foundation of leadership for participants as they advance in their career as fire
officers.
Afternoon session will involve case by case scenarios having students perform “Size-Up” and identify needs
and roles to be accomplished as the First Arriving Company Officer.
Class hours: 8
Class size limit: 24

Course #: 19303                                               Instructors:
                                                                   Connecticut Fire Academy Instructors
Location: Connecticut Fire Academy
                 34 Perimeter Road
                 Windsor Locks, CT 06096
Class date: Monday; June 3rd
Class hours: 08:30 – 16:30
Course fee: $ 50.00

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                                           Fire Service Instructor III
This course is designed to meet the third level of instructor as identified in NFPA 1041. Topics include
administration, records, and policies, supervising instructors, analysis, evaluation and program development.
The course is blended learning, with only one class meeting. Access to a computer with internet is mandatory
to complete the course.
    Training Prerequisites: Certified Fire Service Instructor II.
     o Proof must be submitted with the application.
Course Credit hours: 3 ½
Class size limit: 24

Course #: 19315                                                Instructors:
                                                                    Connecticut Fire Academy Instructors
Location: Connecticut Fire Academy
               34 Perimeter Road
               Windsor Locks, CT 06096
Class hours: 08:30 – 12:00
Class date: Wednesday, June 5th
Course fee: $ 70.00

                                    Q Endorsement – Train the Trainer
The Connecticut Fire Academy is again offering a Train the Trainer for the Q Endorsement program. This Train
the Trainer class will allow compliance with Public Act 13-271, which states: A license of any class that
contains the designation "Q" indicates eligibility to operate fire apparatus. A "Q" endorsement shall signify that
the holder has been trained to operate fire apparatus in accordance with standards established by the
Commission on Fire Prevention and Control. No such endorsement shall be issued to any person until he or
she demonstrates personally to the commissioner, or the commissioner's designee, including the Connecticut
Fire Academy, any regional fire school or the chief local fire official of any municipality as defined in section 7-
323j, by means of testing in a representative vehicle that such person possesses the skills necessary for
operation of fire apparatus.
Course Credit hours: 3 ½
Class size limit: 24

Course #: 19338                                                Instructors:
                                                                    Connecticut Fire Academy Instructors
Location: Litchfield County Fire School
               606 Burr Mountain Road
               Torrington, Ct. 06790
Class date: Saturday; June 8th
Class hours: 08:30 – 12:00
Course fee: $ 20.00

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                         Oral Interview – Mastering the Promotional Interview
Have you ever wondered what you should wear, how to act or how to succeed in an oral interview? If so, this
one-day course is for you. Based on information from instructors who sit on oral boards on a regular basis, this
course reviews techniques on how to prepare and present yourself to an oral panel. This course is centered on
“line officer” interviews; however, the techniques of preparation also apply for entry and administration levels.
The session will give the participant an opportunity to try his/her skills at a mock oral interview.

Class hours: 8
Class size limit: 24

Course #: 19320                                                Instructors:
                                                                    Connecticut Fire Academy Instructors
Location: Fairfield County Fire School
                 205 Richard White Way
                 Fairfield, CT 06824
Class date: Wednesday, June 5th
Class hours: 0830 – 1630
Course fee: $ 50.00

                          Oral Interview – Entry Level Firefighter Techniques
Have you ever wondered what you should wear, what to say or not say, how to act or how to succeed in an
entry level oral interview? If so, this one-day course is for you. Based on information from instructors who sit on
entry level oral boards on a regular basis, this course reviews how to prepare and present yourself to an oral
panel.
The program provides insight on what to expect, types of questions you may be asked and tips that will allow
you to present yourself in the best possible light as you interview for a career firefighter position. Also
discussed and reviewed best practices for succeeding in entry level written examinations.
Class hours: 8
Class size limit: 24

Course #: 19337                                                Instructors:
                                                                    Connecticut Fire Academy Instructors
Location: Litchfield County Fire School
                 606 Burr Mountain Road
                 Torrington, Ct. 06790
Class date: Saturday, June 8th
Class hours: 08:30 – 16:30
Course fee: $ 50.00

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                                     SCOTT Air-Pack Field Maintenance
This one day program is designed to acquaint your personnel with field maintenance of SCOTT Safety
SCBA’s. Major emphasis is placed upon student participation in a series of hands-on exercises under the
supervision of a Scott Health and Safety technician. Topics will include inspecting, cleaning, disinfecting, parts
replacement and trouble shooting. This class will not cover the NxG2 SCBA.
Participants will be required to bring their own Scott SCBA. In order for the student to perform field
maintenance on their Scott SCBA, there is an extensive necessary tool list. The complete list of the necessary
hand tools will be mailed with your class confirmation prior to the date of the class. For this class it is advisable
to have the general hand tools, pin punches and lightweight hammer from the list available for the class.
Fire Marshal credit: 4
Class hours: 8
Class size limit: 12

Course #: 19319                                                 Instructors:
                                                                     Shipman’s Fire Equipment Staff
Location: Connecticut Fire Academy
                 34 Perimeter Road
                 Windsor Locks, CT 06096
Class date: Thursday, June 6th
Class hours: 08:30 – 16:30
Course fee: $ 50.00

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                                                   FirstNet
The First Responder Network Authority is a Federal program that has a mission, to develop, build, and operate
the nationwide, broadband network for public safety. This program will provide an update of the current
solutions available on FirstNet and engage participants in a detailed discussion on deployable assets, location
based services and in building coverage needs in order to inform the First Responder Network Authority
Roadmap
Class hours: 8
Class size limit: Unlimited

Course #: 19328                                              Instructors:
                                                             Michael Varney - Mike serves as the Director of
Location: Connecticut Fire Academy
                 34 Perimeter Road                           Field Operations for the First Responder Network
                 Windsor Locks, CT 06096                     Authority, providing outreach and consultation to
                                                             public safety agencies from Virginia to Maine.
Class date: Thursday, June 6th
                                                             Michael has a deep public safety background
Class hours: 08:30 – 16:30                                   serving for over 30 years in the fire and emergency
Course fee: $ 50.00                                          medical services, including as Fire Chief of the
                                                             Ellington (CT) Volunteer Fire Department.

                                                             Dr. Jennifer Harder – Jenifer is the Senior Director
                                                             of Products with the First Responder Network
                                                             Authority. In this role, she leads a team focused on
                                                             providing information and gathering feedback on
                                                             existing services and solutions within the FirstNet
                                                             ecosystem

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                                                Project Green
Project Green is a two hour PowerPoint presentation which covers signs and symptoms people exhibit when
they are suffering from PTSD, depression, anxiety and other forms of mental health issues. The class focuses
on how to confront someone that might be exhibiting these symptoms, and what to do after to find them help.
Class hours: 3 ½
Class size limit: 24

Course #: 19326
Location: Connecticut Fire Academy
               34 Perimeter Road
               Windsor Locks, CT 06096
Class date: Thursday, June 6th
Class hours: 08:30 – 12:00
Course fee: $ 20.00
                                             The Leader in You
This program focuses on lower level leadership development, by discussing different ways to obtain loyalty,
trust, respect, and professional courtesy. Ideal for individuals who seek being promoted to the next level, or
maybe you have been promoted already and want to expand your leadership skills.
Understand the “parallels” between leadership in the Military and the Fire Service, and how you as a leader
can utilize them to achieve trust and confidence from your personnel. This is not a program to teach
leadership on the fire ground, it is down to the bare bones of how to get your personnel to say “how high” when
you as their leader says “jump”.
Building this foundation as a leader will enhance how your personnel react to you when on the fire ground.
Knowing our “trade” and how to lead YOUR personnel are a vital connection that should not be ignored. Not
everyone can be led the same, and it is up to you as the leader to learn that about your personnel.
This class helps open leaders eyes to the importance of having the trust and loyalty of your personnel.
Class hours: 3 ½
Class size limit: 24

Course #: 19327
Location: Connecticut Fire Academy
               34 Perimeter Road
               Windsor Locks, CT 06096
Class date: Thursday, June 6th
Class hours: 13:00 – 16:30
Course fee: $ 20.00
Instructor:
Pete Nichio is a 15 year current member of the Military, and currently in his 16th year at Westport Fire Dept.
Pete has held numerous leadership positions throughout his Military career to include Team and Squad
Leader, and operated as a convoy commander in Afghanistan.
Sara Beckert -Is a National Firefighter educator, wellness coordinator in several fire departments in CT, and
researcher that looks at the physiological response of firefighters.
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                              Art of Keeping it Simple on the Pump Panel
Three AM at a working fire is not the time to decide what your actual friction losses are, compared to the fire
flows you are trying to achieve. Historically we have been over pumping our hoselines. Your fire flows and
friction losses are not the same as the department down the street. It is time to throw away the book, and
determine EXACTLY what your department needs to flow water.

The class will require the nozzles you wish to evaluate, and a minimum of 200 feet of the hoselines you wish to
flow. By the end of this class, you will have a practical, easy to read and apply Pump Operator chart for your
department.

NOTE: You must come to class with the fire flow in GPM that the Chief of the department is demanding for
your job.
    Training Prerequisites: Certified Firefighter I
      Full protective clothing (No SCBA) is required.
      Hearing protection is recommended
Course hours: 8
Course size limit: 20

Course #: 19312                                               CFA Instructors:
                                                                   Chip Chapman, Milford FD
Location: Connecticut Fire Academy                                 Rex Morris, Stamford FD
               34 Perimeter Road
               Windsor Locks, CT 06096
Class date: Thursday; June 6th
Class hours: 08:30 – 16:30
Course fee: $ 60.00

                         Tactical Decision Making – Scenario Based Training
The Tactical Decision making class will involve practical skills using simulations, photos and videos of fire or
emergency situations to bolster fire officers on scene assessments, using time honored guides such as
RECEO – VS, COAL WAS WEALTH, or other standardized acronyms to assist in developing or honing skills of
the fire officer.
Course hours: 3 ½
Course size limit: 20

Course #: 19318                                               CFA Instructors
Location: Connecticut Fire Academy                                 Robert Healey, University of New Haven &
               34 Perimeter Road                                   Milford FD
               Windsor Locks, CT 06096
Class dates: Wednesday, June 5th
Class hours: 13:00 – 16:30
Course fee: $ 20.00

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                               Building Construction for First Responders

This course provides the components of building construction that relate to fire and life safety and how
understanding the building types and construction principles will improve fire suppression and fire ground
safety. The emphasis of this course is on firefighter safety. The elements of construction and design of
structures are shown to be key factors when inspecting buildings, pre-planning fire operations, and operating at
emergencies.
This two day class will also describe the benefits of cross-disciplinary cooperation among fire protection and
design professionals. The course will explain the elements of building construction as they apply to
construction codes. It will help to understand the elements of building construction as they apply to firefighter
safety, how to anticipate fire behavior based on structural elements of, and thermal effects. As well as explain
how design elements and emerging building methods and materials affect fire behavior and structural
performance.
Fire Marshal Credit: 6                  Course hours: 16                           Course size limit: 24

Course #: 19306                                                Instructors:
                                                                    Connecticut Fire Academy Instructors
Location: Connecticut Fire Academy
               34 Perimeter Road
               Windsor Locks, CT 06096
Class dates: Tuesday, June 4th and
             Wednesday, June 5th
Class hours: 08:30 – 16:30
Course fee: $ 80.00

                                  Sprinkler and Fire Protection Systems
Firefighters, Officers, Inspector's and Fire Marshal's will get a thorough review of the operation of various Fire
Protection System's including: Wet Systems, Dry Systems, Pre-action Systems, Gaseous Systems, Standpipe
Systems, Fire Pumps / Water Supplies, etc.. Class will explain when and why these systems are installed.
Class will attempt to make sense out of the Building Code and NFPA requirements,
Basic system operation and support operations will also be discussed. Students will have the availability to
influence those that design and specify these systems, in order that we may create "firefighter friendly"
systems.
Fire Marshal Credit: 4                  Course hours: 8                            Course size limit: 24

Course #: 19316                                                CFA Instructor:
                                                                    Kevin Czarnecki; Wilton FD; Fire Protection
Location: Connecticut Fire Academy                                  Designer - Kohler Roman Consulting Engineers
               34 Perimeter Road                                    & Altieri Sebor Wieber Consulting Engineers
               Windsor Locks, CT 06096
Class date: Wednesday, June 5th
Class hours: 08:30 – 16:30
Course fee: $ 50.00

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                                    Rescue Technician – Vehicle I and II
This six-day course meets the requirements of Chapter 10 levels I and II of the NFPA 1006 Standard for
Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications-2013 Edition. Through classroom and practical sessions the
student will plan for vehicle incidents; conduct a size-up; establish scene safety zones; control hazards;
perform required stabilization; create access and egress points; disentangle victims; remove the packaged
victims; and terminate the incident.
    Training Prerequisites: Rescue Technician – Core
     o Proof must be submitted with the application

      Full Structural Firefighting Protective Clothing (No SCBA) is required.
      Appropriate Hydration and Nutrition during Skills Session Training

Required Text: IFSTA Principles of Vehicle Extrication 3rd Edition
Certification Examination Prerequisite: Rescue Technician – Core
Certification testing time: requires additional date for certification written exam.

Course hours: 48
Course size limit: 20

Course #: 19302
Location: Connecticut Fire Academy
               34 Perimeter Road
               Windsor Locks, CT 06096
Class dates: Monday, June 3rd thru to Saturday, June 8th (Practical Skills Certification Exam)
Class hours: 08:30 – 16:30
Course fee: $ 550.00

Instructors:
   Connecticut Fire Academy Rescue Instructors

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                        Advanced Fireground Operations – Reduced Manpower
This class will offer a realistic approach to reduced manpower tasks on the fireground that many Fire
Departments are often tasked with, while operating to achieve tactical objectives. This class will be broken
down into two groups, Engine Company and Truck Company. The student will need to select which Company
discipline they will sign up for. This will maximize the experience for each discipline during the Live Fire
operations and skill set exposures.
    Prerequisites: Applicants must be a Certified Firefighter I
      SCBA with spare bottle is required for each day
      Full Structural Firefighting Protective Clothing is required.
      Appropriate Hydration and Nutrition during Skills Session Training
           o Lunch is NOT provide at the off campus course.
Course hours: 16
Course size limit: 24

Course # 19309
Location: Fairfield County Fire School
               205 Richard White Way
               Fairfield, CT 06824
Class dates: Tuesday, June 4th and Wednesday, June 5th
Class hours: 08:30 – 16:30
Course fee: $ 125.00

Course # 19332
Location: Litchfield County Fire School
               606 Burr Mountain Road
               Torrington, Ct. 06790
Class date: Friday; June 7th and Saturday, June 8th
Class hours: 08:30 – 16:30
Course fee: $ 125.00

CFA Instructors:
   Pete Morotto, Bridgeport FD
   Jim Plaster, Bristol FD

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                                      “Mayday” “Mayday” “Mayday”
             “Mayday” “Mayday” “Mayday”        Mayday has been transmitted and RIT goes to work
This class will focus be full hands on practical approach to the Pitfalls associated with handling the mayday on
the fireground and the role the Rapid Intervention Team. This class will focus on the RIT removal of downed
firefighter using scenarios based on Fire Service LODD’s.
    Prerequisites: Applicants must be a Certified Firefighter I
      SCBA with spare bottle is required.
      Full Structural Firefighting Protective Clothing is required.
      Appropriate Hydration and Nutrition during Skills Session Training
Course hours: 8
Course size limit: 24

Course #: 19324                                               CFA Instructors:
                                                                   Pete Morotto, Bridgeport FD
Location: Connecticut Fire Academy                                 Jim Plaster, Bristol FD
               34 Perimeter Road
               Windsor Locks, CT 06096
Class date: Thursday, June 6th
Class hours: 08:30 – 16:30
Course fee: $ 60.00

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                                    Ethics in the Fire & EMS Services
This program looks at the importance and impact of ethics in the Fire and EMS services. It will identify the roles
of officers in establishing, modeling and managing ethical behavior. Time will be spent performing practical
skills decision making in ethics related situations.
Course hours: 3 ½
Course size limit: 24

Course #: 19317                                               CFA Instructor:
                                                                   Connecticut Fire Academy Instructors
Location: Connecticut Fire Academy
               34 Perimeter Road
               Windsor Locks, CT 06096
Class dates: Friday, June 7th
Class hours: 08:30 – 12:00
Course fee: $ 20.00

                               Ignite the Conversation Extinguish the Fire
An open, honest and in-depth conversation about the benefits of maintaining a diverse and inclusive fire
department. Participant will leave with insight and understanding of the important roles of women in the fire
service. This class is for all firefighters, officers, and command staff.
Course hours: 3 ½
Course size limit: 24

Course #: 19311                                            CFA Instructor:
                                                           LT. Carter began her fire service career with the City of Hartford
Location: Connecticut Fire Academy                         Fire Department July 1999. She was assigned to E9 where she
               34 Perimeter Road                           worked as a structural FF until she was promoted to Pump
               Windsor Locks, CT 06096                     Operator in 2011. With great ambition she was promoted to
Class dates: Friday, June 7th                              Lieutenant in August 2015 and is currently assigned to the Fire
                                                           Marshal’s Office. LT. Carter has an associate’s degree in
Class hours: 13:00 – 16:30                                 communications, a bachelor’s degree in fire administration, and
Course fee: $ 20.00                                        is finishing her master’s degree in public administration. LT.
                                                           Carter is the founder and director of Girls Future Firefighter
                                                           Camp, the only girls interactive firefighter camp in the state.
                                                           Lieutenant Carter has obtained numerous certifications and
                                                           maintains active memberships with several professional and
                                                           trade organizations. LT. Carter is the first African American
                                                           female to be hired as an instructor for the CT. State Fire
                                                           Academy.

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                                                               Program Application
Last Name: ______________________________________________                          First Name: __________________________________                      MI: ________
Home/Mailing Address: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
Town/City: ______________________________________________                          State: _______________________________                  Zip: ________________

Phone: ______ - ______ - __________ Email Address: _______________________________________________@ ________________ . _______
ID Number - ___ ___ ___ - ___ ___ ___ ___ Your ID Consists of the first (3) letters of your last name and Last (4) digits of your social security number.
                  Are you 18 year of age or older? □ Yes □ No (no one under the age of 18 is allowed to participate in Hand on Training Courses.
                  Method of Payment is required at time of Registration. Faxes must include Credit Card or P.O. information. DO NOT SEND CASH
                    □ Check made Payable to CFPC           □ Purchase Order # ________________________                    □ VISA    □ Master Card
       Card No. ____________ - _____________ - _____________ - ____________                      Expires: _____ / _____            3 Digit Code #: ___________

  Card Holders Name: _______________________________________________________                      Card Holders Signature: ________________________________

Fire Department/Organization: ____________________________________________________ □ Volunteer                                  □ Career         □ Combination
Town/City: ______________________________________________                          State: _______________________________                  Zip: ________________

     As Chief of the__________________________________________________________________________ Fire Department or
     As Supervisor of the ______________________________________________________________________Organization
I hereby authorize the above applicant to participate in the program (s) below and, therefore, understand that the above named individual will be covered by my
organization’s Workers Compensation Insurance while participating in such training, and that the Commission on Fire Prevention and Control, its commissioners,
officers, agents or employees shall not be held liable for any injuries sustained during such training.
This Applicant is considered by my department’s standards to be physically and emotionally fit to perform firefighting evolutions without special considerations, and
where applicable, to meet 29CFR 1910.134 standard for the use of respirators (self-contained breathing apparatus).
Chief or Supervisor Signature: _________________________________________________________________ Date: _____ / _____ / ______
                       No application will be accepted without tuition, authorized signature and proof of prerequisite if needed.
                                      If paying by check please submit a separate check for each Course,
                            Monday, June 3, 2019                                                                  Thursday, June 6, 2019
Course                                        Course         Fee                      Course                                          Course        Fee
□ Introduction to Fire Ground Thermal Imaging 19300          $ 60.00                  □ “Mayday” “Mayday” “Mayday”                    19324         $ 60.00
□ Basic Pump Operations                       19301          $100.00                  □ Smoke Divers                                  19325         $100.00
□ Rescue Technician – Vehicle I & II          19302          $550.00                  □ SCOTT Safety Field Maintenance                19319         $ 50.00
□ From the Jump Seat to the Front Seat        19303          $ 50.00                  □ Project Green                                 19326         $ 20.00
□ HAZMAT - Enhancing Your Air Monitoring      19305          $ 50.00                  □ The Leader in You                             19327         $ 20.00
□ Forcible Entry                              19308          $ 75.00                  □ FIRSTNET                                      19328         $ 50.00
                                            Subtotal: $ _________                     □ Art of Keeping it Simple on the Pump Panel 19312            $ 60.00
                                                                                                                                   Subtotal: $ _________
                            Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Course                                            Course     Fee                                                    Friday, June 7, 2019
□ Building Const. for First Responders            19306      $ 80.00                  Course                                           Course       Fee
□ HM Tech Refresher - Decision Making             19307      $ 50.00                  □ Fire & EMS Ethics                              19317        $ 20.00
□ Advance Fireground Operations                   19309      $125.00                  □ Ignite the Conversation in You                 19311        $ 20.00
□ Company Officer - Back to the Basics            19310      $ 50.00                  □ Advance Fireground Operations                  19332        $125.00
                                            Subtotal: $ _________                                                                  Subtotal: $ _________
                            Wednesday, June 5, 2019                                                               Saturday, June 8, 2019
Course                                          Course       Fee                      Course                                          Course        Fee
□ Fire Service instructor III                   19315        $ 70.00                  □ Oral Interview – Entry Level Techniques l     19337         $50.00
□ Sprinkler & Fire Protection Systems           19316        $ 50.00                  □ Q Endorsement TtT                             19338         $20.00
□ Pre-Incident Planning                         19304        $ 80.00                                                               Subtotal: $ ______
□ Tactical Decision Making Scenarios            19318        $ 20.00
□ HAZMAT – Hands on Training Scenarios          19322        $ 50.00
□ Oral Interview – Mastering the Promotional    19320        $ 50.00                  June Fire School Total: $ _______________
                                       Subtotal: $ _________

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                 Connecticut Fire Academy
                       34 Perimeter Road
                Windsor Locks, Connecticut 06096

                             Fax: 860-654-1889

                                Questions:
Call: Recruit Desk - 860-264-9226 (leave a message, we’ll return all calls) or
                         Email: brian.hurst@ct.gov

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