The 2019 Conference will be Saturday, October 19 & Sunday, October 20.
the conference will be held at northeast state community college, Blountville, TN.
Print the packet (DOWNLOAD HERE) for more class information. Follow the directions in the packet, making your class selections,
then mail the completed registration form and fees to us no later than October 5th.
This year's class offerings include:
TWO DAY COURSES
201 OFFICER DEVELOPMENT: NFA CLASS OFFERING - SHAPING THE FUTURE ($60 class fee)
This two-day course is designed to assist first- and second-level supervisors and Company Officers (COs) in developing knowledge and skills in contemporary approaches to organizational problem-solving.
Topics include: Use of creative approaches to identifying trends within their organizations; Applying problem-solving methodologies; The importance and application of continuous improvement within organizations; How to quantify problems and solutions; Factors in organizational and individual resistance to change; Strategies for implementing change.
The course incorporates facilitated, student-centered methodologies, including lecture, small and large group activities, and individual assessments.
202 INTRO TO FIRE DEPARTMENT PUMPERS ($60 class fee) (HELMET AND RAIN/WEATHER GEAR)
This is one of our more popular courses because it is often required to become a driver/operator. The class is designed to familiarize the student with the basic operation of fire department pumper apparatus. Course subject areas include types of pumps, pump operation, pump accessories, daily maintenance, and simplified fire ground hydraulic calculations. Classroom activities and practical application is included as part of the course.
203 ADVANCED EXTRICATION: SCHOOL BUS RESCUE ($100 class fee) (FULL TURNOUT REQUIRED)
The School Bus Rescue program is designed to give students a well rounded education on bus construction and types of buses. Basic extrication procedures, intermediate procedures, and advanced rescue techniques are taught in a mix of field and classroom exercises.
204 SCBA USING IT ($60 class fee) (Class Involves Extreme Physical Activity) (FULL TURNOUT, SCBA AND SPARE CYLINDER REQUIRED)
Knowledge and skills to safely utilize fire service self-contained breathing apparatus, the need for SCBA, types of SCBA, donning, basic use, return to service, inspection, and basic maintenance.
205 INTRODUCTION TO FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES ($60 class fee) (STATE 16 HOUR CLASS) (FULL TURNOUT, SCBA AND SPARE CYLINDER REQUIRED)
The class focus is on basic safety consideration and essential information required before a member of a fire department responds to an incident and provides an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the fire service at the basic level. The purpose of this course is to prepare entry-level fire service personnel with an understanding of the dangers associate with emergency operations and method used for scene management and safety.
JUNIOR FIREFIGHTER/EXPLORER CLASS
This class will involve classroom and physical exertion. Students must be at least 15 years of age to participate in these classes. Students must bring their own personal protective equipment. A letter from the students sponsoring department must be sent with this registration form. The letter must be on the department’s letterhead and include a statement releasing the Sullivan County Fireman’s Association and Northeast State Community College from any liability. The letter must include signatures from the Fire Chief, Junior Firefighter/Explorer Program Advisor and Student’s Parents.
SATURDAY ONLY COURSE
101AB FORCIBLE ENTRY ($40 class fee) (FULL TURNOUT REQUIRED)
This course provides an overview of circumstances that require forcible entry into a structure and basic steps and considerations in forcible entry operations. This course provides a list of the general safety rules to follow when carrying/using forcible entry tools. In addition, it provides a list of tools used in forcible entry and the maintenance required and helps identify them as striking, prying, spreading, and cutting tools. Students will learn door construction, classifications and door locks and how construction and locks affect what tools and entry approach is required.
HALF DAY COURSES
102A READING SMOKE (Saturday AM Class)
Reading the Smoke reviews the definition and warning signs associated with 5 hostile fire events: Rollover, Backdrafts, Flashover, Smoke Explosion and Building Collapse. The course then transitions to establishing the need to why Incident Commanders should read smoke in today’s structures filled with low mass and high synthetic fuel loads. This course will identify what smoke consists of, the four key attributes of smoke and the process involved with reading smoke. The students will then have the opportunity to practice reading the smoke using actual fire footage.
103A ACTIVE SHOOTER RESPONSE (Saturday AM Class)
In today’s society, Public Safety responders are faced with unique critical events such as Active Shooters, Hostage incidents and other critical events that results in casualties early in the event. These events are still ongoing as responders arrive to find a violent, ever changing escalating event leading to additional casualties. The primary goal of responders remains to be “Life Safety” for both the responders and the community we protect. Law Enforcement, Fire Rescue, EMS must constantly evaluate tactics and techniques to meet the needs of reaching and maintaining the goal. This program’s intent will be to integrate both Law Enforcement and Fire Rescue allowing a cooperative response to provide medical treatment to injured persons in established hostile warm zones.
104B NOT YOUR BREAD AND BUTTER SERIES (Saturday PM Class)
What is my role when an airplane crashes in my jurisdiction or a structure fire with solar panels on the roof?
What should i do when cable median barriers are preventing a critical extrication?
This is a 4-hour presentation for emergency responders who face unorthodox and unique challenges in dealing with aircraft, solar issues, and cable median barriers. This course has been created to aid in the responses of members so they are more prepared while working around these topics. These subjects create a multitude of safety concerns for the public and emergency crews. In the ever changing emergency services, the latest trends need to be identified, studied, and practiced to provide more accurate and professional service. This course will help members demonstrate the ability to remain calm under pressure and make sound and educated decisions based on techniques taught. Lastly, members will be able to identify and describe the elements of the communication process between multiple agencies and discuss unified command.
105B THERMAL IMAGING (Saturday PM Class)
Safe and effective emergency response requires a complex thought process enhanced with training, experience and resources. This thermal imaging class prepares the responder to be more proficient using thermal imagers yielding safer scenes.. . The goal of this class is to present proven applications using thermal imagers, point out limitations of thermal imagers and help the student properly interpret what the imager is displaying.
106C RESIDENTIAL CONCERNS (Sunday AM Class)
A small home built in the 1920’s, or a mansion built in the last five years each are classified in NFIRS as a “419”. Unfortunately, there are a number of significant differences between legacy construction, mobile or manufactured housing, and new construction mansions. This class prepares the fire officer and firefighters to approach non-typical residential structure fires, fully utilizing available resources in a safe and effective manner. The goal of this class is to heighten the awareness of the differences in many single-family dwellings, and identify the potential need for operational changes.
107C WATER AWARENESS (Sunday AM Class)
This course is designed to introduce responders to water rescue at the awareness level of response. The course is an informational only course with no hands on training; it is not intended to provide instruction in water rescue skills. To be able to participate in water rescues, participants should obtain training in operations and technician level training. Compliant with the awareness level, specified in NFPA 1670 Standard for Operations and Training for Technical Rescue Incidents, this class covers training requirements, pre-plan preparation, activation of the emergency response system, hazard assessment procedures, size-up, scene safety, use of the incident command system and risk benefit exploration in relation to water rescue.
108D MODERN RESIDENTIAL FIRE ATTACK (Sunday PM Class)
Safe and effective firefighting requires a complex thought process. It is not a simple matter of “how to.” Decisions depend on many factors, from the type of building, to the likelihood of occupancy, to the water supply. This class prepares the fire officer and firefighters to approach modern residential structure fires, fully utilizing available resources in a safe and effective manner. The goal of this class is to heighten the awareness of the dangers of today residential structures and make better tactical decisions
109D MANAGING THE MAYDAY (Sunday PM Class)
The initiation or transmission of a firefighter distress signal, “Mayday, Mayday, Mayday ” may produce more stress and potential chaos than any other singular type of incident we respond to. As firefighters, fire officers, and trainers we must develop a plan on how to address Life Safety, Incident Stabilization and Property Conservation for the original Incident and a new incident within the same scene that now involves one of our own.. Our lives and the lives of our fellow firefighters depend on our preparatory efforts. This course will review lessons learned from previous incidents, material every firefighter should know about calling a Mayday, review skills all firefighter should be aware of, review Rapid Intervention Teams and the equipment they use, and help you preplan and prepare for the next call where a Mayday may be called!
SPECIAL FRIDAY OFFERING
(ACI) BASIC FIREFIGHTING INSTRUCTOR - Orientation Workshop For Fire Service Instructors
The class focus is on basic instruction for 16 Hour Intro to Fire Service and 64 hour Basic firefighter as an Academy Credentialed Instructor (ACI).
An ACI is an instructor who can provide TFACA courses but is not an employee of TFACA nor the State. The instructor will be an employee of a department or organization.