Fire Fighting Training

The goal of the PTCC Fire Fighter program is to provide area fire departments with the training they need to protect our communities and stay up-to-date with state- and federally-mandated training. PTCC's fire-training programs are comprehensive, current, and convenient.

Fire Fighting Training

COMING SOON - SEPTEMBER 2017

Fire Fighting I & II and Hazmat NFPA 1001

Contact Dawn Sandberg, 320-629-5184 or e-mail sandbergd@pine.edu

COMING SOON - DECEMBER 2017

At the Mora Fire Department

NFA Decision Making For Initial Company Officers (NFPA 1021)

Class Length:   12 Hours

Decision Making for Initial Company Operations is designed to develop the decision making skills needed by Company Officers (COs) to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires. All activities and scenarios used in this course are based on structure fires. As a Company Officer (CO) with the real possibility of being the first to arrive to an incident, the CO’s initial decisions will have an impact throughout the entire incident. It is vital that they be able to make good management decisions that have a favorable impact on the eventual outcome. In addition to a possible role as the initial Incident Commander (IC), the CO may well be assigned a subordinate position within the ICS organization. COs need to have a clear understanding of the system, the position they are assigned, and their role in the organization if they are to function effectively and help make the system work. After completing this course students will understand the Incident Command System and to operate safely and effectively.

Contact Dawn Sandberg, 320-629-5184 or e-mail sandbergd@pine.edu

Firefighter Psychological Trauma & Suicide

Firefighters are routinely exposed to stress-inducing and psychologically taxing situations throughout their careers. As such, they are at high risk for trauma and stress-related disorders. This educational session is designed to explore many facets of this serious phenomenon and provide the base understanding and knowledge necessary to implement a department prevention and mitigation program. Click here for more information or contact Dawn Sandberg, 320-629-5184 or e-mail sandbergd@pine.edu to schedule a class for your department.

Firefighter Cancer Awareness

Cancer is an ever-present danger that firefighters are encountering in today's modern fires. Our course is designed to offer firefighters and department personnel of all levels a basic awareness, understanding and preventative measures to begin reducing your risk today. Click here for more information or contact Dawn Sandberg, 320-629-5184 or e-mail sandbergd@pine.edu to schedule a class for your department.

Through the Smoke - How Smoke Can Kill You Now Or Later

This class teaches the unseen risks that are present in smoke. We cover the more prevalent byproducts of combustion involved in a structure fire, specifically hydrogen cyanide and carbon monoxide. This class will explain the effects of fire gases on the human body and what to do in the event of a possible exposure to a toxic byproduct. You will learn about atmospheric monitors and best practices with a live demonstration. This is a 3 hour class that can be scheduled at your department on a drill night. Please contact us for more information or to schedule a class for your department. Contact Dawn Sandberg, 320-629-5184 or e-mail sandbergd@pine.edu

Modern Building Construction

This class is designed to educate students on what is new in residential and light commercial building construction and how it affects fires and firefighting activities. It will discuss size-up, basic tactics and safety associated with lightweight building construction. Due to the ever changing techniques of construction, this class is continually updated. Contact Dawn Sandberg, 320-629-5184 or e-mail sandbergd@pine.edu

Incident Safety Officer

Objective:
Students will gain the knowledge to perform the duties of the Incident Safety Officer. They will be able to identify key safety concerns related to the Safety Officer’s duties and responsibilities at an incident or event and recommend solutions to the command authority.

Description:
This 3-hour course examines not only the Safety Officer's duties, but every responder’s safety role in emergency situations. The main focus is on the functions of a Safety Officer within the operations of an Incident Command System (ICS).

This course is provided through a grant from the MN Board of Fire Training and Education and awarded to the Fire Training Program of the Northeast Higher Education District on behalf of the MnSCU Fire Training Consortium. Contact Dawn Sandberg, 320-629-5184 or e-mail sandbergd@pine.edu

Fire Fighting I & II and Hazmat NFPA 1001

This is a 140 hour class that will cover all FFI, HazMat and FFII that meets the NFPA 1001 level. The class includes all books and testing including MN State Certification up to the FFII level. Contact Dawn Sandberg, 320-629-5184 or e-mail sandbergd@pine.edu

First Arriving Officer NFPA 1021

This 8 hour class is designed to be an intro to incident command for those with little or no experience in command and for those officers who have not been in command on a regular basis who may need a refresher as to what to look for. This class will discuss incident command, risk/reward, strategy and tactics, size-up, basic building construction and resource management. Contact Dawn Sandberg, 320-629-5184 or e-mail sandbergd@pine.edu

Pump Operations NFPA 1002

This class is for any fire personnel who need direction beyond “getting water” from a pumper. The class covers intro to apparatus pumps, reading gauges, working parts and trouble shooting, friction loss, water sources (hydrant and static) and how to get water, drivers responsibilities and safety, and includes hands-on operation. This is a 12 hour course. Please call for information and to schedule this at your department. Contact Dawn Sandberg, 320-629-5184 or e-mail sandbergd@pine.edu

First Aid For The Fire Fighter

This is a 3 hour class covering basic first aid on topics including dehydration, exhaustion, heat and cold, burns and rehab among other topics. Contact Dawn Sandberg, 320-629-5184 or e-mail sandbergd@pine.edu

NFA Decision Making For Initial Company Operations

This 12 hour course is designed to develop the decision making skills needed by Company Officers to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires. All activities and scenarios used in this course are based on structure fires. This course is a newly appointed officer or firefighter who may have acting CO responsibilities or want to become a CO. Contact Dawn Sandberg, 320-629-5184 or e-mail sandbergd@pine.edu

Fire Fighting Skills NFPA 1001

This class can also be customized to be a refresher within your department and scheduled around your regular training dates. Contact Dawn Sandberg, 320-629-5184 or e-mail sandbergd@pine.edu

Mobile Simulation Trailers

We have access to many simulation trailers that can come to your department. These are the same trailers that are frequently at State Fire Schools. Some of these trailers include but not limited to: 1) Live Burn Trailer 2) Confined Space Trailer 3) RIT trailer 4) LP emergencies trailer 5) SCBA confidence trailer 6) EVO simulator trailer 7) Ventilation trailer. Contact Dawn Sandberg, 320-629-5184 or e-mail sandbergd@pine.edu

Will It Stay Standing?

Buildings on fire fail much faster than they used to. This 3 hour class will identify some of the reasons that this is happening and will provide students with the knowledge required to accurately determine the stability of these buildings and to identify the warning signs that may be present before they fail. It is important to make the call to evacuate early enough to allow your crew to escape. This will cover scene assessment, basic building construction, fire behavior and basic smoke reading. This is a good class for experienced firefighters who are or who will be in a leadership role on a fire department. This class can be customized to your department. Contact Dawn Sandberg, 320-629-5184 or e-mail sandbergd@pine.edu

Fire Extinguisher Training

This 2 hour class is designed for the average citizen who would like to know how to use extinguishers and where it is practical to do so. This is designed for employees of businesses, day care providers, police officers and the general public. Contact Dawn Sandberg, 320-629-5184 or e-mail sandbergd@pine.edu