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The 2018 Conference will be Saturday, October 13 & Sunday, October 14.
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:

  • (01) Officer Development: Incident Command Systems And Resource Management For The Fire Service
    This 2-day program provides students with an understanding of the Incident Command System (ICS) and Resource Management for the Fire Service and their application in both emergency and nonemergency situations. This course addresses the need for an ICS, an overview of the structure and flexibility of ICS, and an understanding of the command skills necessary to function effectively in an ICS structure and the need to effectively manage your resources.
     
  • (02) Machinery Rescue & Stop The Bleed
    (LONG PANTS, ANKLE SUPPORTING BOOTS, SAFETY GLASSES, HELMET, GLOVES SUGGESTED)
    Machinery Rescue– Whether it is a basic ring removal, a person with their arm stuck in a snow blower or a full  entrapment involving agricultural equipment, let our instructors guide you through the necessary steps to perform these extrications. This Hands-On Training Program allows students to use various hand and power tools in scenarios ranging from limb entrapments / crush injuries to impalements.
    Stop The Bleed– A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, so quickly stopping the bleeding is critical. This class teaches those nearest to someone with life threatening injuries to provide immediate care with the appropriate training and resources.
     
  • (03) School Bus Rescue
    (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.
     
  • (04) FF Survival: Get Out Alive Class - Involves Extreme Physical Activity
    (FULL TURNOUT, SCBA AND SPARE CYLINDER REQUIRED)
    This course is designed to prepare firefighters for the dangers that are present on the modern day fireground. Students learn and demonstrate proven survival skills that have prevented firefighters in the past from dying when unexpected events occur. Topics include SCBA emergencies, escapes and confidence, entanglement emergencies, wall breeches, and disorientation emergencies. Additional topics include anchors and knots, rope escape techniques; hose slide, straddle, hang and drop. This course is geared towards keeping the firefighter from becoming trapped in a situation where they themselves would require rescue.
     
  • (05) Introduction To Fire Department Pumpers
    (HELMET AND RAIN/WEATHER GEAR) 
    This course 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.
     
  • (06) Introduction To Fire And Emergency Services (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 associated  with emergency operations and method used for scene management and safety.
     
  • (07) Fire/Arson Origin Cause Investigations
    This course is based on NFPA 921 - Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations, addresses the technical and scientific  
     knowledge and skills needed to conduct successful fire/arson investigations. Successful methods are demonstrated for
     conducting science-based fire investigations that culminate, when appropriate, in prosecution for arson.
     
  • (08) SCBA Using It - 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.
     
  • (09) Combination Class - Not Your Bread And Butter Series, Forcible Entry & 21st Century Extrication
    Forcible Entry (Saturday Class)– (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.
    Not Your Bread and Butter Series (Sunday 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.
    21st Century Extrication (Sunday Class)– The most common issue in dealing with advanced vehicle technology in extrication is trying to clarify misinformation that may be circulating around the emergency services communities. With this 4 hour presentation, TFACA dives deep into Modern age vehicles and thoroughly explains the importance of thinking outside the box! Responders must understand that some safety equipment intended to protect the driver and passengers actually creates further hazards and extrication issues for the rescuer. Departments and responders must adapt and change with advancing vehicle technology. Rescuers involved in vehicle extrication practices and procedures have an inherent responsibility to improve their skills and remain on the cutting edge of technology; self-motivation with continual training and education will provide the means to stay focused, while always looking for ways to improve. This program will cover a variety of topics including high-voltage batteries, advanced air bag protection systems, and a multitude of different metals and steels.
     
  • (10-J) Junior Firefighting/Explorers
    (FULL TURNOUT REQUIRED) 
    This course will introduce and further the participant’s knowledge, skills and abilities in firefighting and emergency operations. The methods of instruction will include classroom instruction as well as skill oriented “hands on” drill sessions. Topics covered will be PPE, hand tools, ladders, firefighter skills and techniques, hoses, fire safety, and more. There will be hands on skills such as ladders, searches in the maze trailer, fire gear drills, and more.
     
  • (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.