On-line courses

Free Medical CE (Online)

by mobrian on April 6, 2012

Medical CE’s for Free?

Jeff Latkowski, a Fire Fighter for ten years, saw that his and most other departments were turning to online education to fulfill the continuing medical education requirements of the State. With his 12 years of production experience he teamed up with Geoff Lasser, a Fire Fighter and medical IC, to create video based medical productions for Fire Fighters by Fire Fighters.

American CME feels continuing medical education is a tool to teach and expand ones skills, not just a way maintain your license. With the term “do more with less”, American CME saw that the quality of training and education was suffering as well.

“Our goal is to offer high quality training and education that we can take directly to the field” said Jeff Latkowski, owner and CEO, at a recent educational conference. “We offer all of our education at no cost to help save valuable money that can go towards other training needs or jobs”.

We haven’t used their site yet but looks pretty good check it out today!

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Ul Lightweight Wood Truss Training

by mobrian on November 2, 2008

Last year, Underwriters Laboratories (UL) received a fire grant from the DHS to do a research study on lightweight construction.  UL conducted a series of tests, and just this month posted the results of their study titled “Structural Stability of Engineered Lumber in Fire Conditions” on their UL University website.

This is a great online course, free of charge, and available to all.  This course is essential for firefighters and an absolute must for all ICs or company officers across Michigan. It is only 52 minutes long, but it is absolutely worth it.  It is a great hands on course that shows the actual firefighting challenges in these lightweight construction infernos.

UL did six tests and had two firefighter mannequins (dummies) in full gear with Thermal Imaging Cameras (TIC) on these test floor and roof assemblies. Watch the videos and see if you can predict when the dummies will fall through.

It is also interesting to see the difference in the [click to continue…]

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Responding to Ethanol Incidents

September 25, 2008

Its 5am and a 10,000 gallon tanker of ethanol is off loading at the local gas station.  Suddenly a spark due to friction ignites the transfer hose creating a leak on the ground which is now on fire and impinging on the remaining 9,000 gallons.  What do you do?  Will your foam work?  Do you […]

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New Incident Command, NFA Courses On-Line

August 13, 2008

The U.S. Fire Administration’s (USFA) National Fire Academy (NFA) announced today four Incident Command System (ICS) Simulation Series courses are now available through NFA Online. The ICS Simulation Series courses are designed to provide challenges to the newly appointed, inexperienced fire officer as well as the experienced senior fire officer. Each course addresses a different […]

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