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This year at Fire-Rescue, we will be hosting Specialty Training Schools. These 2 or 3-day dynamic and intense hands on training  programs are in specialty areas are not readily available throughout the year.

Space will be limited. Registration now!   

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Hand to Hand Engine School

The Hand in Hand Engine School will discuss all that is Engine. From the rig to the door, to the fire room and all that falls in between, this class will educate firefighters in the most important art of the trade: Engine Work. This course will be an intense advanced course in engine work that will leave students will an in depth understanding of the “Why” of all engine operations. The course will include hose loads, line staging, flowing and moving, forcible entry, and will culminate with drills using realistic scene situations to simulate an actual fire ground.

Lead Instructor: Capt. Jonah Smith (Charlotte Fire)
Course Agenda 
June 11-13, 2018
Location: Columbia Fire Training Grounds
Space is limited!
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Flood Boat Operator School

Training rescue personnel in handling motorized boats during flood operations including boat handling on still or slowly moving water, crew roles, boat safety and problem solving.

Lead Instructor: Chief Dan McManus  (Columbia Fire Special Ops)
Course Agenda 
June 11-13, 2018
Location: Day 1-Columbia Convention Center/Day 2 & 3 – Broad River
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Advanced Truck and Support Company Ops School

This intense hands-on training course will give participants the opportunity to practice all aspects of truck company and support operations in dynamic skills stations and during realistic full-scale live fire scenarios.  Topics include: staffing and deployment (with and without aerial apparatus), forcible entry, saw operations, search, rescue, ventilation, vent-enter-isolate-search (VEIS), and salvage and overhaul. Aerial apparatus placement for access, egress and rescue will also be discussed and utilized during scenarios. Participants will leave this course with more skills, experience and confidence in performing truck company and support operations.

Lead Instructor: Capt. Mark George  (Columbia Fire, Ret)
Course Agenda 
June 11-13, 2018
Location: SC Fire Academy 
Space is limited!
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RTR Hazmat Style School

This course will address the need for rescuing a team member down in a hazmat situation. It will provide the basic knowledge and skills needed to identify when a MAYDAY is initiated. The course will include a review of Mayday protocols and an overview of 29 CFR 1910.120 requirements for entry. This course will also discuss removing a responder from elevated areas , emergency steps when a loss of air issue arises, and communications and emergency steps when PPE is breached. This two-day course will involve lecture and hands-on skill development and scenario based exercises.

Prerequisite: Haz Mat Technician Certification

Lead Instructor: David Coats
Course Agenda 
June 12-13, 2018
Location: SC Fire Academy 
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