Upcoming Courses

Fireworks Safety for Fire Departments

by mobrian on April 5, 2010

Program to be held at Delta College on May 21, 2010

Lee Jay Kueppers will present this one day course on fire work safety aimed at aiding fire departments before the firework season.  The seminar will provide students with the knowledge and skills to inspect firework displays in their community assuring compliance with state and federal laws that impact the fire service and the community.

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Fire Command Training

by mobrian on October 19, 2009

John Salka in Michigan

Kalamazoo County Fire Chief’s Association Training Committee proudly Hosts John Salka (Battalion Chief FDNY)

January 9, 2010 – Firefighter/Company Officer Seminar – Battle Ready Firefighters, Fireground Orientation and Private Dwellings.

January 10, 2010 – Company Officer/Chief Officer Seminar – Leadership Lessons from FDNY, Chief Officer Professional Development Program and Fireground Leadership.

  • Seminars are 8-5 at Kalamazoo Valley Community College
  • Auditorium. $60 each day or $100 for both days with lunch provided.

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Private Dwelling Fires or Instructor Facilitation

October 14, 2009

RAFT to Host Multiple Training Courses The Regional Alliance for Fire Fighter Training is hosting two separate programs for firefighters, instructors, and company officer. PRIVATE DWELLING FIRES Featuring Vincent Dunn (FDNY, ret.) This full day training program examines, in detail, offensive and defensive firefighting strategy and tactics for the seven different occupancies listed below.  Size-up, hose […]

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October 11, 2009

The Strategy and Tactics of Administration hosted at Looking Glass Fire Department Saturday October 24 and Sunday October 25, 9:00am to 4:00pm 7720 W. Grand River Hwy Grand Ledge, MI 48837 Through interactive modules attendees will learn from, and share in the experiences of many Fire Chiefs. Some of the topics covered in this lecture/discussion format include; Purchasing, […]

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Fire Staff and Command

October 11, 2009

Now Taking Applications for the 2010 School Year Just as the 2009 class of Fire Staff and Command from Eastern Michigan University wraps up, the program is now open for applications for the 2010 calendar year.  This program is designed to enhance the education of the fire service leaders and many of todays Fire Service […]

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Hybrid Electric Vehicle Systems Emergency Responders Training

October 1, 2009

Funded by a Community Based Job Training Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor (Free Training) Learn important information needed to safely respond to emergencies involving hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), including how the gas/electric hybrid operates and special rescue/extrication methods. Upon completion of this 4 hour course the participants will be able to: Safely de-power […]

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Complete Fire Officer I and II Program Hosted in Ionia

September 8, 2009

All Perquisites for Entry and the Complete FO I and II This is a great opportunity for new fire officers who need to attend Fire Officer I and II in the State of Michigan.  This program includes the necessary prerequisites to attend the Fire Officer series.  The courses start this weekend September 12, 2009 and […]

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Fire Ground Tactics Class

August 30, 2009

Grand Rapids Fire Regional Training Center Presents: Retired FDNY Deputy Assistant Chief John Norman Author of the “Fire Officer’s Handbook of Tactics” FIREGROUND TACTICS CLASS “ There is more to firefighting then just getting into the building. The real trick lies in being able to remain there long enough to complete all the necessary tasks” […]

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Trench/Excavation Rescue Technician

August 15, 2009

Hands on training and skill stations to provide the student with an understanding of trench rescue techniques and the equipment associated with safe practices of trench rescue.

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