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SD State Fire School 2022 (136th Annual) Sessions

NFA Incident Safety Officer F0729

2 Day Classes (All Day Friday & Saturday) - 16hrs.

Location
Stanley County High School
Speakers
  • Stephen McLane - Captain./EMT Boone County Fire District
Summary
This two-day course examines the Safety Officer's role at emergency responses. This course focuses on operations within an Incident Command System (ICS) as a Safety Officer and emphasizes response to all-hazards types of situations. Selection criteria Individuals who have a Safety Officer responsibility at emergency operation situations. Individuals attending this course should have a working knowledge of ICS as taught by the National Fire Academy, building construction principles, hazardous materials management, applicable National Fire Protection Association guidelines, and Federal regulations.

NFA Strategy and Tactics for Initial Company Operations F0455

2 Day Classes (All Day Friday & Saturday) - 16hrs.

Location
Stanley County High School
Speakers
  • Lane Heins
    Monroe, WI
Summary
This two-day course is designed to meet the needs of Company Officers (COs) responsible for managing the operations of one or more companies during structural firefighting operations. This course is designed to develop the management skills needed by COs to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires. Selection criteria Senior firefighters who may at times assume the responsibilities of the CO (National Fire Protection Association 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, Level II).

SD Certified Fire Instructors Course

2 Day Classes (All Day Friday & Saturday) - 16hrs.

Location
Stanley County High School
Speakers
  • South Dakota State Fire Marshal
    SD Fire Marshal Staff
Summary
The South Dakota Certified Fire Instructor course prepares future instructors to train members of their own organization as well as traveling to other departments. This course begins with pre-course work at home, plus one weekend of classroom study and presentations.   Student Prerequisites:  The candidate(s) must be nominated in writing or email by their Fire Chief, to the Fire Marshal’s Office by April 15, 2021. The candidate(s) must have been a member of a fire department for at least five years. The candidate(s) must have passed the Certified Firefighter Course with at least an 80% on both written tests. (Test results will be verified by the Pierre Office.) Pre-Course work must be completed prior to attending the class EMT Hours:  Ambulance/Fire Safety 2hrs., Crew Resource Management 4hrs., EMS/Fire Provider Hygiene, Safety & Vaccinations 2hrs., Evidence Based Guidelines 4hrs. & EMS/Fire Research 4hrs.

Theodicy and Trauma

2 Day Classes (All Day Friday & Saturday) - 16hrs.

Location
Stanley County High School
Speakers
  • Ed Hatcher - Chaplain
    The Rev Dr Ed Hatcher is a retired Air Force chaplain with over 35 years of pastoral experience. He is an approved instructor for 15 different International Critical Incident Stress Foundation courses and holds all ICISF Certificates of Specialized Training. A lifetime member of the National Organization for Victim Assistance, he also teaches courses in Psychological First Aid, Theodicy, and Clergy Sexual Assault Response. A Licensed Professional Counselor, Ed holds a Doctor of Education in Community Pastoral Counseling from Argosy University, specializing in trauma education, intervention, and therapies. He serves as pastor of Peace Lutheran Church in Sullivan, Missouri, and is active in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s outreach to veterans and their families. Ed also serves as the Associate Director of the Midwest Region of the Federation of Fire Chaplains, Secretary/Treasurer of the Missouri Fire Chaplain Corps, and chaplain with the Monarch Fire Protection District.
Summary
As chaplains, we are inevitably asked why God would allow some terrible thing to happen. It is Job’s, “Why?”, an attempt to make sense of the terrible things that happen to us. In the fire service, people often ask us this question as we respond to disasters, accidents, and health emergencies. We often ask ourselves the same questions as we bear witness to their injuries and suffering. As chaplains, we are expected to know the answer to this questions, even as we wrestle with it ourselves. By the end of the class participants can expect to be able to identify each of the seven factors that contribute to creating a theodicy event and identify helpful ways to respond to them. They will also be given opportunities to reflect and develop their own personal theodicies, to assist them in using their own faith resources in response to their constant exposure to the suffering and questioning of others.

Stabilizing Kids for Non-Transport Fire/Rescue Agencies - **NOTE Class size is limited to only one (1) representative each from a rural/frontier non-transport agency***

Friday Full Day Classes - 8hrs.

Location
Stanley County High School
Speakers
  • Corolla Lauck - Program Director SD EMS for Children
    Corolla serves as the Program Director for SD EMS for Children. Her 28 years as a paramedic and her career experiences, from volunteer, rural, metropolitan, flight, and educator, segued into a career focused on pediatric readiness and preparedness in 2013.
  • Jaime Bartell - Program Coordinator SD EMS for Children
    Jaime serves as the Program Coordinator for SD EMS for Children. Jaime has been involved with SD EMS for over 16 years. During that time she has served the NESD area as well as the SESD area. Currently she is an active member of the Tea Volunteer Fire Department.
Summary
This 8 hour course focuses on geographically isolated communities who rely on their non-transport fire/rescue volunteers to treat and stabilize pediatric patients for extended times while waiting for BLS/ALS/Aeromedical transport services. A pediatric BLS course will include pediatric skills stations, triage training and an event that will require participants to triage, extricate, treat and manage patients using JumpStart, Start, and NIMS/ICS. Class size is limited to only one (1) representative from a rural/frontier non-transport agency. EMR/EMT certification preferred, but not required.

Small Engine BASIC Maintenance, Repair and Troubleshooting

Friday Full Day Classes - 8hrs.

Location
Stanley County High School
Speakers
  • Greg Kock - Diesel Technology Instructor
    Education and Credentials A.A.S. in Diesel Technology at Lake Area Technical College Diploma in Small Business at Allied University A.A.S. in General Studies at Mitchell Technical College B.A. in Technical Leadership/Management at University of South Dakota Bio: Greg Kock earned a diploma in Diesel Technology & Management from Lake Area Tech and an AAS degree in Technical Studies from Mitchell Technical College. He is ASE Master Certified in Medium/Heavy Truck, holds ESCO A/C Certification Section 608, MACS A/C Certification Section 608, and is also OSHA certified. Kock has more than 20 years of experience in the diesel technology industry including experience as a heavy equipment mechanic, business owner, and instructor.
Summary
Participants will understand the inner workings of a 4 Cycle and 2 Cycle Gasoline engine as well as basic troubleshooting procedures. Does your department have a small engine that’s not running at 100%? Here is your chance to understand how you can troubleshoot and possibly repair your engine. If you have a small engine that isn’t running properly bring it with you, if class time permits the opportunity to fix it in class may be possible.

EVOC (Emergency Vehicle Operations Course)

Friday Full Day Classes - 8hrs.

Location
Stanley County High School
Speakers
  • Brad Georgeson
    I’ve been with Hurley Volunteer Fire Department since 1999, been Chief since 2009. Also been the emergency manager for Turner County staring in 2013. Currently president of the Turner County Emergency Services Association. Also, a volunteer on Parker Ambulance. I can’t remember how long I’ve’ been an Instructor for, but for several years though.
Summary
Every responder hopes they will never be involved in an accident when responding to an emergency. This class and driving course will help to show you what's involved while responding with lights and siren. It may also help if the tragic happens and your driving record is called into question. Completing a recognized EVOC class will give you some information on “where to start” with driving first response vehicles. Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC) is a classroom and hands-on class that teaches first responders the necessary skills to operate an emergency vehicle safely. We will cover the basic plus more in the class. Bring sunglasses and be prepared to drive the course! HIPPA is also offered as a part of this course, as patient privacy is a big part of our first responder world. This will also get you another step closer to completing your checklist for the SD Ambulance Driver Competencies if you may need to drive an Ambulance. EMT CEU’s are offered for these courses. Student Prerequisites:  NONE EMT Hours:  Ambulance/Fire Safety .5hr, EMS/Fire Culture of Safety .5hr., Crew Resource Management 1hr & Emergency Vehicle Operations 6hrs.

Auto Extrication

Friday Full Day Classes - 8hrs.

Location
Stanley County High School
Speakers
  • Austin Burns
  • Karter Lesmann
    Fire Chief in Burlington, ND for 9 years.  FF1 & FF2 Certified.  Courage to Be Safe Instructor, Extrication, Big Rig, Haz-Mat Ops and State Certification Tester.
  • Ty Uthe
Summary
Class will cover basic-advanced vehicle extrication using struts, cribbing, hand tools and hydraulic tools. PPE/Equipment Requirements: Full Structural or Extrication PPE with Eye Protection Student Prerequisites:  NONE EMT Hours:  Field Triage/Disasters/MCI 2hrs., Trauma Triage 2hrs. & Crew Resource Management 2hrs.

Flashover Simulator/Live Fire Training

Friday Full Day Classes - 8hrs.

Location
Stanley County High School
Speakers
  • Customized Firefighter Training
    CFT is a training based company that travels through Iowa and surrounding five states to provide training to both career and volunteer fire departments.
Summary
This trailer lets the firefighter witness the awesome life cycle of an unfriendly fire from ignition to flashover. Learn to recognize the conditions leading to Flashover—how it happens, how to recognize the rapidly developing fire, dense smoke, high heat, and rollover which are all present in the unit.  Learn to use defensive techniques. Who would send a Firefighter to face a situation in the real world that he has not seen in training? – Students must be competent in nozzle operation and SCBA usage. PPE/Equipment Requirements:  Full Structural PPE and SCBA, spare SCBA cylinder recommended Student Prerequisites:  Students must be competent in nozzle operation and SCBA usage. EMT Hours:  EMS/Fire Research 2hrs, Ambulance/Fire Safety 4hrs. & Crew Resource Management 2hrs.

Structure Live Burn Simulator/Live Fire Training

Friday Full Day Classes - 8hrs.

Location
Stanley County High School
Speakers
  • Customized Firefighter Training
    CFT is a training based company that travels through Iowa and surrounding five states to provide training to both career and volunteer fire departments.
Summary
This trailer is a fire attack simulator. It simulates a small house fire with propane burners and the use of class A materials. You will spend time in classroom discussing vital lifesaving topics such as: Modern Fire Dynamics from the latest NIST and UL studies, Transitional Attack, and S.L.I.C.E.R.S. Instructors will utilize the most current research to assist in developing basic fire attack skills. Participants will then witness this training in action by entering Customized Firefighter Trainings live fire trailer. Full Structural PPE and SCBA Required, spare cylinder recommended. Students must be competent in hand line and nozzle operation and SCBA usage. PPE/Equipment Requirements:  Full Structural PPE and SCBA, spare Cylinder Recommended Student Prerequisites:  Students must be competent in nozzle operation and SCBA usage. EMT Hours:  EMS/Fire Research 2hrs., Ambulance/Fire Safety 4hrs. & Crew Resource Management 2hrs.

Modern Fire Attack in Urban & Rural Settings

Friday Full Day Classes - 8hrs.

Location
Stanley County High School
Speakers
  • David Radtke
    Dave is a southern Minnesota native, being born and raised in the Minnesota Lake area. Dave is a fulltime EHS manager with over 10 years of experience in the EHS arena working for companies such as American Crystal Sugar Company in the Red River valley of Minnesota and North Dakota as well as Pinnacle Foods- Birds Eye Division. Dave has a background in training and emergency response and is an active volunteer firefighter, celebrating his 15th year of service. Prior to becoming a EHS Manager Dave worked fulltime in Emergency Medical services for North Ambulance and Allina Health EMS with a combined tenure of over ten years of ALS care. Dave is an adjunct instructor with Minnesota State Colleges and Universities- MNSCU,  instructing in Fire/Rescue, EMS, OSHA, and MSHA. Dave is passionate on training his fellow firefighters on solid tactics and strategies to ensure the an aggressive, safe outcome for all involved.
  • Derek Peterson - Captain
    Derek Peterson has been in the fire service since 1991. He is currently a Captain and Paramedic with the Saint Paul (MN) Fire Department, assigned to Engine/ Medic 20. Derek has been a certified fire instructor with various technical colleges and training institutions for the last 25 years. He acts as a lead instructor for Century College’s Continuing Education Program and other various Leadership Courses. Derek has developed courses on modern fire attack, rapid intervention, company operations, incident command for technical rescue, advanced strategies and tactics, and crew integrity.
Summary
This course is an informational discussion of the “New” fire chemistry, a review of hostile fire events, descriptions of the on-going NIST/ UL studies, and the attack methodology that can be used to solve the problems that arise in the rural and urban settings of today’s fire ground. Focus will be placed on water supply and the first 10 minutes of on-scene actions at a working structure fire. This offering is for any rank within the fire service that deals with suppression duties, especially interior attack fire personnel and command officers. The overall focus of this class is to show the need for fire ground commanders to re-evaluate what tactics are being used by their personnel during initial attack operations. This course meets components of the NFPA 1021 Standard. PPE/Equipment Requirements:  NONE Student Prerequisites:  NONE EMT Hours:  Evidence Based Guidelines 4hrs. & EMS/Fire Research 4hrs.

SCBA Confidence Course

Friday Full Day Classes - 8hrs.

Location
Stanley County High School
Speakers
  • Dalton Axelson
    Dalton Axelsen firefighter paramedic with Watertown Fire Rescue. He has been with Watertown Fire for just over 5 years now. He started in the fire service as a volunteer with the Aurora Fire Dept. Currently a member of the Pheasant Country FOOLS. Is a rope rescue tech, confined space tech, and hazmat railcar specialist. He also is an adjunct instructor for the Med/Fire Rescue program at Lake Area Technical College.
Summary
This class is designed to help build confidence with SCBA usage. This class will benefit entry level firefighters as well as a seasoned veteran. Students will be using many different training props thought out this course. Upon completion of this class students will walk away with an increased level of SCBA usage. PPE Required: Full bunker gear with SCBA. An additional air tank would be helpful.

Grain Entrapment / Rescue

Friday Full Day Classes - 8hrs.

Location
Stanley County High School
Speakers
  • Beth Locken
Summary
Students will be provided with information from size up to termination of a grain bin incident, including the number of rescuers needed and the dangers that grain bins present to rescuers. PPE/Equipment Requirements:  Light PPE (Gloves & Helmet) & Safety Glasses Student Prerequisites:  NONE EMT Hours:  8 hrs. EMR/EMT Refresher Training – 4hrs. systems of care & 4hrs. patient assessment/movement Class Limit:  25

Tactical Medicine/Triage for the 1st Responder

Friday Full Day Classes - 8hrs.

Location
Stanley County High School
Speakers
  • Amy Marsh
    Amy has been a member of Sioux Falls Fire Rescue since 2012 as an EMS Educator.  Prior to that she worked as the Program Coordinator for SD EMS for Children.  Amy is a Nationally Registered Paramedic and also completed a Masters of Business Administration with an emphasis on Healthcare Administration.  She currently is training center faculty for BLS, ACLS and PALS.  She has is affiliate faculty for PHTLS, TCCC and TECC through the National Association of EMTs.  Amy loves to provide education across the region in EMS and more specifically medical response in a disaster.
Summary
The 8-Hour Tactical Medical Response will include presentations on the variety of medical needs in response of penetrating trauma.  We will review the medical needs of a patient with a variety of penetrating trauma wounds.  We will discuss the variety of equipment available to providers for tactical medicine.  We will complete the class with a variety of hands-on stations including tourniquet use, wound packing and patient carrying devices.  Please make sure to wear comfortable clothing that you do not mind if they get a couple of stains as the training props use a simulated blood that may stain.  PPE/Equipment Requirements:  Please make sure to wear comfortable clothing that you do not mind if they get a couple of stains as the training props use a simulated blood that may stain.  Student Prerequisites:  NONE EMT Hours:  Trauma Triage 2hrs., Field Triage/Disasters/MCI 4hrs., Hemorrhage Control 1hr & Airway & Ventilation 1hr.

CANCELED - Local Assistance State Team (LAST) Training & Funeral Planning

Friday Full Day Classes - 8hrs.

Location
Stanley County High School
Speakers
  • Dennis Thayer
  • Doug Swartz
  • Ian Bennett
  • Kevin Roche
Summary
CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO LOW CLASS REGISTRATION AND INSTRUCTOR TRAVEL TIME/EXPENSE Local Assistance State Team Training Everything that happens immediately after a line-of-duty death affects the way the family, the department, and the community recover from the loss. Lack of resources and planning often adds to the confusion and pain that occurs. The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation believes the best place for a department to turn for support is within its own state or region. Through a collaborative effort with the Department of Justice, the Foundation has developed resources and training to help establish state and regional Local Assistance State Teams (LAST) to assist in the event of a line-of-duty death. The primary objective of the LAST team is to provide assistance and comfort to the family and department after a line-of-duty death and to help with filing for Federal, state and local benefits. The Local Assistance State Team training will cover the necessary basic information to familiarize team members with the process that occurs in assisting with a line of duty death. Team composition, logistical and operational considerations in the deployment of the teams, available resources and the possible benefits are a few of the areas that will be covered during this class. Funeral Planning When a Local Assistance State Team is deployed to assist with a Line-of-Duty Death, the department requesting assistance may have little or no concept of the planning elements involved in conducting a funeral for a fallen firefighter. On occasion, members of the LAST Team may have limited exposure to the full planning process as well. This module discusses the different phases of funeral planning and identifies logistical and planning considerations that must be taken into account to ensure the event runs smoothly. The funeral planning process is broken down into the following phases: • Initial Considerations • Viewing / Vigil Planning • Funeral / Memorial Service • Graveside Service • Wake / Reception Although not fully inclusive of the obstacles that may be encountered, this module provides a baseline and provides multiple suggestions and options for overcoming different hurdles that may be faced during the planning process. Group participation from the class also provides unique insights to local or regional practices and their effects on funeral planning as well.

Hose Movement and Nozzle Flow

Friday Full Day Classes - 8hrs.

Location
Stanley County High School
Speakers
  • Suburban Tactical, Inc
Summary
Mostly all hands on. The focus will be on what it takes to get water on the fire.  This class will cover hose loads that work really well and other options, stretching the line, nozzle skills, back up man skills and advancing the lines into a structure...including 1-3/4',  2-1/2' and master devices.  There is tons of nozzle time with water flowing in this class.  We will cover how to measure the flow from your engines, hose lines and nozzles to be sure you are flowing what you want your target flow to be.  Structural PPE needed; 25 students Instructors: Suburban Tactical, Inc

RIC Operations

Friday Full Day Classes - 8hrs.

Location
Stanley County High School
Speakers
  • Pheasant Country FOOLS
    Pheasant Country FOOLS (PCF) is the a chapter of FOOLS International, covering Eastern South Dakota. The main goal of PCF is providing excellent training and promoting the brotherhood of firefighting in South Dakota. PCF Instructor cadre for this class includes:
Summary
Class Description: MAYDAY! MAYDAY! MAYDAY! Are you ready to hear those words on your fire scene? If you hear them do you have a RIC team in place and ready to go. This class will cover on all the basics of Rapid Intervention Crews (RIC) and how to fill these roles with the limited staffing that is a reality on most fire grounds. Students will participate in various stations covering down firefighter air management, downed firefighter packaging, and removing the downed firefighter from the IDLH atmosphere. We will finish the combining all learned skills in an obstacle course to remove a downed firefighter. Grab some fellow firefighters from your department and sign up for 8 hours of hands on training RIC training. A Mayday event and subsequent RIC activation is a high stress, labor intense fire ground event. This class will simulate that. Participants are expected to be ready to work and in good physical condition. PPE/Equipment Requirements: Full Structural firefighting PPE including SCBA is required. An extra SCBA cylinder is suggested. Student Prerequisites: NONE EMT Hours: NO Class Limit: 25

Pump Operations

Friday AM Classes - 4hrs.

Location
Stanley County High School
Speakers
  • Christopher Noeldner
    Chris Noeldner is a career firefighter/paramedic in Watertown, SD.  He has been there since 2001.  He has been a volunteer firefighter in South Shore and in multiple departments in Texas before being hired in Watertown.  He started training firefighters on pump operations in 2008.  He has been a South Dakota, Minnesota and North Dakota instructor since the fall of 2008.  Chris has been an instructor at various regional and state fire schools.
Summary
This class is great for the first-time apparatus pump operator to the seasoned veteran. The class introduces the operator to controls including the relief valve, or electronic pressure control devices, friction loss calculations, water supply (including static and hydrants) relay pumping and fire flow. Hoses and nozzles are discussed to understand the correct line and nozzle selection for fire ground operations. After a classroom discussion, students will conduct hands on exercises to understand how to react to and correct fire ground scenarios that can and do happen. The firefighter will understand how to correct situations like hose rupture, kink, and water loss, and understand how the gauges can inform the operator of these situations.   EMT Hours:  Ambulance/Fire Safety 2hrs. & Crew Resource Management 2hrs

Fire Department’s Role in Arson Investigations

Friday AM Classes - 4hrs.

Location
Stanley County High School
Speakers
  • Brandon Neitzert - Special Agent SD DCI
    Special Agent Brandon Neitzert- Brandon has worked in law enforcement for the past 22 years. Since 2014 Brandon has served as a Special Agent with the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation focusing on felony crime, homicide, and arson investigations across South Dakota. In 2017 Brandon certified with the Federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives as an Accelerant Detection Canine handler. Brandon and his canine partner, Comrade, provide canine search assistance to local, state, and federal fire investigators in South Dakota, surrounding states, and when requested by ATF for a National Response Team activation. Brandon is also deputized by ATF to aid in investigations on federal and tribal jurisdictions. Aside from numerous law enforcement credentials Brandon is also an IAAI-Fire Investigation Technician and SD certified firefighter.
  • Kerri Hoogendoorn - Special Agent Federal ATF
    Kerri has been a Special Agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for almost 20 years.  She started her career with ATF in the Des Moines, Iowa Field Office.  After the academy she had always been interested in the fire side of ATF and in Des Moines she was fortunate enough to a have Certified Fire Investigator in her office that mentored her.  In 2007 she changed offices and went to Sioux City, Iowa where she only worked firearms cases.  In 2013 she was transferred to the Sioux Falls Field Office and was again fortunate enough to have another great CFI in her group.  In 2015 she started the Certified Fire Investigators Candidacy program.  This program consisted of obtaining a graduate certificate in Forensic Science from Oklahoma State University, 100 fire scenes, 80 origin and cause reports and several hands-on classes at the ATF lab in Maryland and in Huntsville, Alabama.  In 2017 Kari graduated from the program and now conduct the fire scene investigations within South Dakota and 16 counties in Minnesota for ATF.
  • Paul Coon - Deputy Fire Marshal
    Volunteer firefighter 42 years (still active); Have been investigating fires and/or explosions for 35 years; Have been with the State Fire Marshal Office for 30 years; Have been a SD Certified Fire Service Instructor for 26 years; Have conducted numerous/hundreds of fire and/or explosion investigations (did not keep track of the numbers) separately or in conjunction with local fire and/or law enforcement agencies, SD DCI, ATF, BIA, FBI, OSHA, NIOSH, and insurance industry investigators; Current member of the national chapter and SD chapter of International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI); Have attended hundreds of hours of training pertaining to fire and/or explosion origin and cause training through NFA, IAAI, ATF, and NWCG; Investigations include accidental, criminal, fatal, structural, motor vehicles, agricultural equipment, industrial, commercial, private dwellings, wildland, etc., Have testified as an expert witness in civil cases, State court cases, and Federal court cases.
Summary
This basic 4-hour course is intended to provide information to the responding firefighter on what to look for and begin to document in a suspicious fire scene.  Topics discussed will include initial observations, occupant information, right-of-entry, fire suppression efforts, scene preservation, evidence collection, and much more.  Attendees should gain a better understanding of the fire investigation process and what to expect once a case turns into a criminal arson investigation through courtroom prosecution.  Discussion/demonstrations of an ATF Accelerant Detection Canine and actual SD case studies will be utilized in support of classroom discussion.

Family Support Equals Fire Service Strength

Friday AM Classes - 4hrs.

Location
Stanley County High School
Speakers
  • Steve Hirsch - NVFC Chair
    Steve Hirsch is training officer for Sheridan County Fire District # 1, Thomas County Fire District #4, and Grinnell Fire Department, all of which are 100% volunteer fire departments. Steve is the chair and KS director on the National Volunteer Fire Council and is currently first vice chair of the Kansas State Firefighters Association after serving as secretary from 2000-2018. His father started a rural fire district in north central Kansas in 1963, the year after he was born, so he grew up in the fire service. Steve is also the county attorney in Decatur County in northwest Kansas. He has a private law practice and serves as city attorney for 18 cities in Norton, Phillips, Graham, Mitchell, Rawlins, Decatur, Sheridan, Thomas, and Gove counties.
Summary
The fire service involves the entire family and those around us. It takes more than your own desire and dedication to be a volunteer Firefighter. This is something for the entire family. Being a longtime volunteer from a small community, Steve knows what firefighters and our families are facing as small town fire departments, and the challenges we can overcome. Steve wants to hear from the younger firefighter generation, the spouses and partners at these discussions. So, whether you’re a longtime volunteer, or just getting started, this will be a great opportunity for all years of service and family members to be part of the sessions.

Volunteer Fire Departments – More Than a T-shirt

Friday AM Classes - 4hrs.

Location
Stanley County High School
Speakers
  • Alan Joos - Training Division Chief
    Chief Joos began his fire service career in 1985, having worked both as a career and part/on-call firefighter/training officer/EMT for three different agencies in Utah and Louisiana.  In addition to working in the fire service Chief Joos has been involved in state training and certification programs for the Utah Fire Academy (1995-2007), the Fire & Emergency Training Institute at LSU (2007-2014) and most recently in his current position in Nebraska (2014 - present).  Chief Joos is a graduate of the Executive Fire Officer Program (EFOP) from the National Fire Academy, has received status as Chief Fire Officer (CFO) designee from the Center of Public Safety Excellence was awarded recognition as a “Fellow” with the Institute of Fire Engineers US Branch (FIFireE) and is an Executive Green Belt – Lean/Six Sigma.  Chief Joos holds a Master’s of Science from Grand Canyon University in Executive Fire Service Leadership; a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management with a minor in Fire Science from Utah Valley University. He is currently a PhD candidate (ABD) at Louisiana State University in the school of Human Resource Education and Workforce Development. Chief Joos is co-author for the Fire Service Instructor Principles and Practices published by Jones and Bartlett.  He has also assisted with several course development projects for publishers and several universities.  Chief Joos is married to his sweetheart Carla Joos and is proud grandpa of Chloe and Gavin Joos, in addition to being a Papa, Chief Joos has three sons Nathan (Shauntelle), Jordan (deceased) and Dallan (Sarah).
Summary
Every fire department should consider itself a professional fire department regardless if its members are paid or volunteer. Professionalism is a mindset and attitude not a paycheck. This class will discuss effective methods for developing or creating a professional culture with the focus on the volunteer fire service. Course Objectives:  Discussion and understand the impact that culture has on the fire department  Identify the power of standard operating process for training and response  Discuss the selection process for members and officers in today\'s volunteer fire service  Understand the value of performance evaluations for firefighters

1st Grade-5th Grade Youth Fire Safety and Intro to Fire Department Profession

Friday AM Classes - 4hrs.

Location
Stanley County High School
Speakers
  • Bob Small
    Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Prevention Staff
  • Brandon Fey
    Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Prevention Staff
  • Ryan Cox
    Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Prevention Staff
  • Tyler Tjeerdsma
    Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Prevention Staff
Summary
This is a unique class, it is serving as an activity for youth at State Fire School as well as an opportunity for Firefighters/Officers to learn about presenting/offering Fire Prevention and Safety Messages in their community. Youth in the area will be given the opportunity to be a part of the class as well as adult Firefighters from around the State. The purpose of this course is to introduce our youth to some of the fire department job duties and to go over some safety messages. The course will introduce basic concepts of fire fighting in a fun way along with educating them on the different job duties that are assigned to the profession. There will be two sessions offered for different age groups and kids will be required to be physically active during some of the activities. The morning session will be for kids in 1st grade through 5th grade and will run from 9:00am to noon. There will be some classroom time along with some outdoor activities where they could get wet. Please bring sunscreen and dress appropriately. Course Objectives: Introduction to physical requirements of the job Introduction to different safety messages Learn about the different tools and equipment used in the profession Be introduced to basic EMS care Learn how to operate a fire extinguisher PPE/Equipment Requirements: Sun screen, proper attire for outdoor activities

Volunteer Fire Chief - Challenges/Responsibilities/Rewards

Friday AM Classes - 4hrs.

Location
Stanley County High School
Speakers
  • Russ Hendrix - Retired Fire Chief
    Russ has 32 years in the fire service, he has been Past Chief of the Pierre Fire Department and the Pierre Rural Fire Department. He is qualified as an All Hazards Type 3 Incident Commander, All Hazards Type 3 Operations Section Chief and All Hazards Type 3 Logistics Section Chief. He is a member of the SD Instructors Society and a Lifetime Member SD Firefighters Association and a ICS 100/200/300/400 Instructor. He was the State Director for Fire/EMSPak for South Dakota and North Dakota.
Summary
This is an interactive class for chiefs and department/company officers on duties, problems and other issues that face chief officers in fire departments today. Some additional topics for discussion include • Mental Stress and Assistance programs available o SDFA Provident First Responder Assistance Program o SDML Workers Compensation First Responder Assistance Program • Department Insurance o AD&D & A&H Coverage Provided by the SDFA for 100% Department Members • ISO Ratings • Importance of Training and Documentation • Cancer Awareness/Prevention

Pump Operations

Friday PM Classes - 4hrs.

Location
Stanley County High School
Speakers
  • Christopher Noeldner
    Chris Noeldner is a career firefighter/paramedic in Watertown, SD.  He has been there since 2001.  He has been a volunteer firefighter in South Shore and in multiple departments in Texas before being hired in Watertown.  He started training firefighters on pump operations in 2008.  He has been a South Dakota, Minnesota and North Dakota instructor since the fall of 2008.  Chris has been an instructor at various regional and state fire schools.
Summary
This class is great for the first-time apparatus pump operator to the seasoned veteran. The class introduces the operator to controls including the relief valve, or electronic pressure control devices, friction loss calculations, water supply (including static and hydrants) relay pumping and fire flow. Hoses and nozzles are discussed to understand the correct line and nozzle selection for fire ground operations. After a classroom discussion, students will conduct hands on exercises to understand how to react to and correct fire ground scenarios that can and do happen. The firefighter will understand how to correct situations like hose rupture, kink, and water loss, and understand how the gauges can inform the operator of these situations.   EMT Hours:  Ambulance/Fire Safety 2hrs. & Crew Resource Management 2hrs

Fire Department’s Role in Arson Investigations

Friday PM Classes - 4hrs.

Location
Stanley County High School
Speakers
  • Brandon Neitzert - Special Agent SD DCI
    Special Agent Brandon Neitzert- Brandon has worked in law enforcement for the past 22 years. Since 2014 Brandon has served as a Special Agent with the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation focusing on felony crime, homicide, and arson investigations across South Dakota. In 2017 Brandon certified with the Federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives as an Accelerant Detection Canine handler. Brandon and his canine partner, Comrade, provide canine search assistance to local, state, and federal fire investigators in South Dakota, surrounding states, and when requested by ATF for a National Response Team activation. Brandon is also deputized by ATF to aid in investigations on federal and tribal jurisdictions. Aside from numerous law enforcement credentials Brandon is also an IAAI-Fire Investigation Technician and SD certified firefighter.
  • Kerri Hoogendoorn - Special Agent Federal ATF
    Kerri has been a Special Agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for almost 20 years.  She started her career with ATF in the Des Moines, Iowa Field Office.  After the academy she had always been interested in the fire side of ATF and in Des Moines she was fortunate enough to a have Certified Fire Investigator in her office that mentored her.  In 2007 she changed offices and went to Sioux City, Iowa where she only worked firearms cases.  In 2013 she was transferred to the Sioux Falls Field Office and was again fortunate enough to have another great CFI in her group.  In 2015 she started the Certified Fire Investigators Candidacy program.  This program consisted of obtaining a graduate certificate in Forensic Science from Oklahoma State University, 100 fire scenes, 80 origin and cause reports and several hands-on classes at the ATF lab in Maryland and in Huntsville, Alabama.  In 2017 Kari graduated from the program and now conduct the fire scene investigations within South Dakota and 16 counties in Minnesota for ATF.
  • Paul Coon - Deputy Fire Marshal
    Volunteer firefighter 42 years (still active); Have been investigating fires and/or explosions for 35 years; Have been with the State Fire Marshal Office for 30 years; Have been a SD Certified Fire Service Instructor for 26 years; Have conducted numerous/hundreds of fire and/or explosion investigations (did not keep track of the numbers) separately or in conjunction with local fire and/or law enforcement agencies, SD DCI, ATF, BIA, FBI, OSHA, NIOSH, and insurance industry investigators; Current member of the national chapter and SD chapter of International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI); Have attended hundreds of hours of training pertaining to fire and/or explosion origin and cause training through NFA, IAAI, ATF, and NWCG; Investigations include accidental, criminal, fatal, structural, motor vehicles, agricultural equipment, industrial, commercial, private dwellings, wildland, etc., Have testified as an expert witness in civil cases, State court cases, and Federal court cases.
Summary
This basic 4-hour course is intended to provide information to the responding firefighter on what to look for and begin to document in a suspicious fire scene.  Topics discussed will include initial observations, occupant information, right-of-entry, fire suppression efforts, scene preservation, evidence collection, and much more.  Attendees should gain a better understanding of the fire investigation process and what to expect once a case turns into a criminal arson investigation through courtroom prosecution.  Discussion/demonstrations of an ATF Accelerant Detection Canine and actual SD case studies will be utilized in support of classroom discussion.

Volunteer Fire Departments – More Than a T-shirt

Friday PM Classes - 4hrs.

Location
Stanley County High School
Speakers
  • Alan Joos - Training Division Chief
    Chief Joos began his fire service career in 1985, having worked both as a career and part/on-call firefighter/training officer/EMT for three different agencies in Utah and Louisiana.  In addition to working in the fire service Chief Joos has been involved in state training and certification programs for the Utah Fire Academy (1995-2007), the Fire & Emergency Training Institute at LSU (2007-2014) and most recently in his current position in Nebraska (2014 - present).  Chief Joos is a graduate of the Executive Fire Officer Program (EFOP) from the National Fire Academy, has received status as Chief Fire Officer (CFO) designee from the Center of Public Safety Excellence was awarded recognition as a “Fellow” with the Institute of Fire Engineers US Branch (FIFireE) and is an Executive Green Belt – Lean/Six Sigma.  Chief Joos holds a Master’s of Science from Grand Canyon University in Executive Fire Service Leadership; a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management with a minor in Fire Science from Utah Valley University. He is currently a PhD candidate (ABD) at Louisiana State University in the school of Human Resource Education and Workforce Development. Chief Joos is co-author for the Fire Service Instructor Principles and Practices published by Jones and Bartlett.  He has also assisted with several course development projects for publishers and several universities.  Chief Joos is married to his sweetheart Carla Joos and is proud grandpa of Chloe and Gavin Joos, in addition to being a Papa, Chief Joos has three sons Nathan (Shauntelle), Jordan (deceased) and Dallan (Sarah).
Summary
Every fire department should consider itself a professional fire department regardless if its members are paid or volunteer. Professionalism is a mindset and attitude not a paycheck. This class will discuss effective methods for developing or creating a professional culture with the focus on the volunteer fire service. Course Objectives:  Discussion and understand the impact that culture has on the fire department  Identify the power of standard operating process for training and response  Discuss the selection process for members and officers in today\'s volunteer fire service  Understand the value of performance evaluations for firefighters

6th Grade-12th Grade Youth Fire Safety and Intro to Fire Department Profession

Friday PM Classes - 4hrs.

Location
Stanley County High School
Speakers
  • Bob Small
    Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Prevention Staff
  • Brandon Fey
    Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Prevention Staff
  • Ryan Cox
    Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Prevention Staff
  • Tyler Tjeerdsma
    Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Prevention Staff
Summary
This is a unique class, it is serving as an activity for youth at State Fire School as well as an opportunity for Firefighters/Officers to learn about presenting/offering Fire Prevention and Safety Messages in their community. Youth in the area will be given the opportunity to be a part of the class as well as adult Firefighters from around the State. The purpose of this course is to introduce our youth to some of the fire department job duties and to go over some safety messages. The course will introduce basic concepts of fire fighting in a fun way along with educating them on the different job duties that are assigned to the profession. There will be two sessions offered for different age groups and kids will be required to be physically active during some of the activities. The afternoon session will be for grades 6th through 12th grade from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. and will run from 9:00am to noon. There will be some classroom time along with some outdoor activities where they could get wet. Please bring sunscreen and dress appropriately. Course Objectives: Introduction to physical requirements of the job Introduction to different safety messages Learn about the different tools and equipment used in the profession Be introduced to basic EMS care Learn how to operate a fire extinguisher PPE/Equipment Requirements: Sun screen, proper attire for outdoor activities

Volunteer Fire Chief - Challenges/Responsibilities/Rewards

Friday PM Classes - 4hrs.

Location
Stanley County High School
Speakers
  • Russ Hendrix - Retired Chief
    Russ has 32 years in the fire service, he has been Past Chief of the Pierre Fire Department and the Pierre Rural Fire Department. He is qualified as an All Hazards Type 3 Incident Commander, All Hazards Type 3 Operations Section Chief and All Hazards Type 3 Logistics Section Chief. He is a member of the SD Instructors Society and a Lifetime Member SD Firefighters Association and a ICS 100/200/300/400 Instructor. He was the State Director for Fire/EMSPak for South Dakota and North Dakota.
Summary
This is an interactive class for chiefs and department/company officers on duties, problems and other issues that face chief officers in fire departments today. Some additional topics for discussion include • Mental Stress and Assistance programs available o SDFA Provident First Responder Assistance Program o SDML Workers Compensation First Responder Assistance Program • Department Insurance o AD&D & A&H Coverage Provided by the SDFA for 100% Department Members • ISO Ratings • Importance of Training and Documentation • Cancer Awareness/Prevention

Small Engines ADVANCED Troubleshooting and Repair

Saturday Full Day Classes - 8hrs.

Location
Stanley County High School
Speakers
  • Greg Kock - Diesel Technology Instructor
    Greg Kock earned a diploma in Diesel Technology & Management from Lake Area Tech and an AAS degree in Technical Studies from Mitchell Technical College. He is ASE Master Certified in Medium/Heavy Truck, holds ESCO A/C Certification Section 608, MACS A/C Certification Section 608, and is also OSHA certified. Kock has more than 20 years of experience in the diesel technology industry including experience as a heavy equipment mechanic, business owner, and instructor.
Summary
The small engines Advanced Troubleshooting and Repair Class will cover field expediated troubleshooting as well as in-depth shop troubleshooting and repair, we will also discuss common wear and replacement items for small engines utilized in fire departments.  Students attending this class should have attended previous small engine repair courses or have a very good understanding of engine operation and theory.

EVOC (Emergency Vehicle Operations Course)

Saturday Full Day Classes - 8hrs.

Location
Stanley County High School
Speakers
  • Brad Georgeson
    I’ve been with Hurley Volunteer Fire Department since 1999, been Chief since 2009. Also been the emergency manager for Turner County staring in 2013. Currently president of the Turner County Emergency Services Association. Also, a volunteer on Parker Ambulance. I can’t remember how long I’ve’ been an Instructor for, but for several years though.
Summary
Every responder hopes they will never be involved in an accident when responding to an emergency. This class and driving course will help to show you what's involved while responding with lights and siren. It may also help if the tragic happens and your driving record is called into question. Completing a recognized EVOC class will give you some information on “where to start” with driving first response vehicles. Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC) is a classroom and hands-on class that teaches first responders the necessary skills to operate an emergency vehicle safely. We will cover the basic plus more in the class. Bring sunglasses and be prepared to drive the course! HIPPA is also offered as a part of this course, as patient privacy is a big part of our first responder world. This will also get you another step closer to completing your checklist for the SD Ambulance Driver Competencies if you may need to drive an Ambulance. EMT CEU’s are offered for these courses. Student Prerequisites:  NONE EMT Hours:  Ambulance/Fire Safety .5hr, EMS/Fire Culture of Safety .5hr., Crew Resource Management 1hr & Emergency Vehicle Operations 6hrs.

Auto Extrication

Saturday Full Day Classes - 8hrs.

Location
Stanley County High School
Speakers
  • Austin Burns
  • Karter Lesmann
    Fire Chief in Burlington, ND for 9 years.  FF1 & FF2 Certified.  Courage to Be Safe Instructor, Extrication, Big Rig, Haz-Mat Ops and State Certification Tester.
  • Ty Uthe
Summary
Class will cover basic-advanced vehicle extrication using struts, cribbing, hand tools and hydraulic tools. PPE/Equipment Requirements: Full Structural or Extrication PPE with Eye Protection Student Prerequisites:  NONE EMT Hours:  Field Triage/Disasters/MCI 2hrs., Trauma Triage 2hrs. & Crew Resource Management 2hrs.

Flashover Simulator/Live Fire Training

Saturday Full Day Classes - 8hrs.

Location
Stanley County High School
Speakers
  • Customized Firefighter Training
    CFT is a training based company that travels through Iowa and surrounding five states to provide training to both career and volunteer fire departments.
Summary
This trailer lets the firefighter witness the awesome life cycle of an unfriendly fire from ignition to flashover. Learn to recognize the conditions leading to Flashover—how it happens, how to recognize the rapidly developing fire, dense smoke, high heat, and rollover which are all present in the unit.  Learn to use defensive techniques. Who would send a Firefighter to face a situation in the real world that he has not seen in training? – Students must be competent in nozzle operation and SCBA usage. PPE/Equipment Requirements:  Full Structural PPE and SCBA, spare SCBA cylinder recommended Student Prerequisites:  Students must be competent in nozzle operation and SCBA usage. EMT Hours:  EMS/Fire Research 2hrs, Ambulance/Fire Safety 4hrs. & Crew Resource Management 2hrs.

Structure Live Burn Simulator/Live Fire Training

Saturday Full Day Classes - 8hrs.

Location
Stanley County High School
Speakers
  • Customized Firefighter Training
    CFT is a training based company that travels through Iowa and surrounding five states to provide training to both career and volunteer fire departments.
Summary
This trailer is a fire attack simulator. It simulates a small house fire with propane burners and the use of class A materials. You will spend time in classroom discussing vital lifesaving topics such as: Modern Fire Dynamics from the latest NIST and UL studies, Transitional Attack, and S.L.I.C.E.R.S. Instructors will utilize the most current research to assist in developing basic fire attack skills. Participants will then witness this training in action by entering Customized Firefighter Trainings live fire trailer. Full Structural PPE and SCBA Required, spare cylinder recommended. Students must be competent in hand line and nozzle operation and SCBA usage. PPE/Equipment Requirements:  Full Structural PPE and SCBA, spare Cylinder Recommended Student Prerequisites:  Students must be competent in nozzle operation and SCBA usage. EMT Hours:  EMS/Fire Research 2hrs., Ambulance/Fire Safety 4hrs. & Crew Resource Management 2hrs.

Modern Fire Attack in Urban & Rural Settings

Saturday Full Day Classes - 8hrs.

Location
Stanley County High School
Speakers
  • David Radtke
    Dave is a southern Minnesota native, being born and raised in the Minnesota Lake area. Dave is a fulltime EHS manager with over 10 years of experience in the EHS arena working for companies such as American Crystal Sugar Company in the Red River valley of Minnesota and North Dakota as well as Pinnacle Foods- Birds Eye Division. Dave has a background in training and emergency response and is an active volunteer firefighter, celebrating his 15th year of service. Prior to becoming a EHS Manager Dave worked fulltime in Emergency Medical services for North Ambulance and Allina Health EMS with a combined tenure of over ten years of ALS care. Dave is an adjunct instructor with Minnesota State Colleges and Universities- MNSCU,  instructing in Fire/Rescue, EMS, OSHA, and MSHA. Dave is passionate on training his fellow firefighters on solid tactics and strategies to ensure the an aggressive, safe outcome for all involved.
  • Derek Peterson - Captain
    Derek Peterson has been in the fire service since 1991. He is currently a Captain and Paramedic with the Saint Paul (MN) Fire Department, assigned to Engine/ Medic 20. Derek has been a certified fire instructor with various technical colleges and training institutions for the last 25 years. He acts as a lead instructor for Century College’s Continuing Education Program and other various Leadership Courses. Derek has developed courses on modern fire attack, rapid intervention, company operations, incident command for technical rescue, advanced strategies and tactics, and crew integrity.
Summary
This course is an informational discussion of the “New” fire chemistry, a review of hostile fire events, descriptions of the on-going NIST/ UL studies, and the attack methodology that can be used to solve the problems that arise in the rural and urban settings of today’s fire ground. Focus will be placed on water supply and the first 10 minutes of on-scene actions at a working structure fire. This offering is for any rank within the fire service that deals with suppression duties, especially interior attack fire personnel and command officers. The overall focus of this class is to show the need for fire ground commanders to re-evaluate what tactics are being used by their personnel during initial attack operations. This course meets components of the NFPA 1021 Standard. PPE/Equipment Requirements:  NONE Student Prerequisites:  NONE EMT Hours:  Evidence Based Guidelines 4hrs. & EMS/Fire Research 4hrs.
SCBA Confidence Training

SCBA Confidence Course

Saturday Full Day Classes - 8hrs.

Location
Stanley County High School
Speakers
  • Dalton Axelson
    Dalton Axelsen firefighter paramedic with Watertown Fire Rescue. He has been with Watertown Fire for just over 5 years now. He started in the fire service as a volunteer with the Aurora Fire Dept. Currently a member of the Pheasant Country FOOLS. Is a rope rescue tech, confined space tech, and hazmat railcar specialist. He also is an adjunct instructor for the Med/Fire Rescue program at Lake Area Technical College.
Summary
This class is designed to help build confidence with SCBA usage. This class will benefit entry level firefighters as well as a seasoned veteran. Students will be using many different training props thought out this course. Upon completion of this class students will walk away with an increased level of SCBA usage. PPE Required: Full bunker gear with SCBA. An additional air tank would be helpful.

Grain Entrapment / Rescue

Saturday Full Day Classes - 8hrs.

Location
Stanley County High School
Speakers
  • Beth Locken
Summary
Students will be provided with information from size up to termination of a grain bin incident, including the number of rescuers needed and the dangers that grain bins present to rescuers. PPE/Equipment Requirements:  Light PPE (Gloves & Helmet) & Safety Glasses Student Prerequisites:  NONE EMT Hours:  8 hrs. EMR/EMT Refresher Training – 4hrs. systems of care & 4hrs. patient assessment/movement Class Limit:  25

Tactical Medicine/Triage for the 1st Responder

Saturday Full Day Classes - 8hrs.

Location
Stanley County High School
Speakers
  • Amy Marsh
    Amy has been a member of Sioux Falls Fire Rescue since 2012 as an EMS Educator.  Prior to that she worked as the Program Coordinator for SD EMS for Children.  Amy is a Nationally Registered Paramedic and also completed a Masters of Business Administration with an emphasis on Healthcare Administration.  She currently is training center faculty for BLS, ACLS and PALS.  She has is affiliate faculty for PHTLS, TCCC and TECC through the National Association of EMTs.  Amy loves to provide education across the region in EMS and more specifically medical response in a disaster.
Summary
The 8-Hour Tactical Medical Response will include presentations on the variety of medical needs in response of penetrating trauma.  We will review the medical needs of a patient with a variety of penetrating trauma wounds.  We will discuss the variety of equipment available to providers for tactical medicine.  We will complete the class with a variety of hands-on stations including tourniquet use, wound packing and patient carrying devices.  Please make sure to wear comfortable clothing that you do not mind if they get a couple of stains as the training props use a simulated blood that may stain.  PPE/Equipment Requirements:  Please make sure to wear comfortable clothing that you do not mind if they get a couple of stains as the training props use a simulated blood that may stain.  Student Prerequisites:  NONE EMT Hours:  Trauma Triage 2hrs., Field Triage/Disasters/MCI 4hrs., Hemorrhage Control 1hr & Airway & Ventilation 1hr.

Hose Movement and Nozzle Flow

Saturday Full Day Classes - 8hrs.

Location
Stanley County High School
Summary
Mostly all hands on. The focus will be on what it takes to get water on the fire.  This class will cover hose loads that work really well and other options, stretching the line, nozzle skills, back up man skills and advancing the lines into a structure...including 1-3/4',  2-1/2' and master devices.  There is tons of nozzle time with water flowing in this class.  We will cover how to measure the flow from your engines, hose lines and nozzles to be sure you are flowing what you want your target flow to be.  Structural PPE needed; 25 students Instructors: Suburban Tactical, Inc

RIC Operations

Saturday Full Day Classes - 8hrs.

Location
Stanley County High School
Speakers
  • Pheasant Country FOOLS
    Pheasant Country FOOLS (PCF) is the a chapter of FOOLS International, covering Eastern South Dakota. The main goal of PCF is providing excellent training and promoting the brotherhood of firefighting in South Dakota. PCF Instructor cadre for this class includes:
Summary
Class Description: MAYDAY! MAYDAY! MAYDAY! Are you ready to hear those words on your fire scene? If you hear them do you have a RIC team in place and ready to go. This class will cover on all the basics of Rapid Intervention Crews (RIC) and how to fill these roles with the limited staffing that is a reality on most fire grounds. Students will participate in various stations covering down firefighter air management, downed firefighter packaging, and removing the downed firefighter from the IDLH atmosphere. We will finish the combining all learned skills in an obstacle course to remove a downed firefighter. Grab some fellow firefighters from your department and sign up for 8 hours of hands on training RIC training. A Mayday event and subsequent RIC activation is a high stress, labor intense fire ground event. This class will simulate that. Participants are expected to be ready to work and in good physical condition. PPE/Equipment Requirements: Full Structural firefighting PPE including SCBA is required. An extra SCBA cylinder is suggested. Student Prerequisites: NONE EMT Hours: NO Class Limit: 25

Pump Operations

Saturday AM Classes - 4hrs.

Location
Stanley County High School
Speakers
  • Christopher Noeldner
    Chris Noeldner is a career firefighter/paramedic in Watertown, SD.  He has been there since 2001.  He has been a volunteer firefighter in South Shore and in multiple departments in Texas before being hired in Watertown.  He started training firefighters on pump operations in 2008.  He has been a South Dakota, Minnesota and North Dakota instructor since the fall of 2008.  Chris has been an instructor at various regional and state fire schools.
Summary
This class is great for the first-time apparatus pump operator to the seasoned veteran. The class introduces the operator to controls including the relief valve, or electronic pressure control devices, friction loss calculations, water supply (including static and hydrants) relay pumping and fire flow. Hoses and nozzles are discussed to understand the correct line and nozzle selection for fire ground operations. After a classroom discussion, students will conduct hands on exercises to understand how to react to and correct fire ground scenarios that can and do happen. The firefighter will understand how to correct situations like hose rupture, kink, and water loss, and understand how the gauges can inform the operator of these situations.   EMT Hours:  Ambulance/Fire Safety 2hrs. & Crew Resource Management 2hrs

Lesson From the Past Shape Leaders of Future

Saturday AM Classes - 4hrs.

Location
Stanley County High School
Speakers
  • Alan Joos - Training Division Chief
    Chief Joos began his fire service career in 1985, having worked both as a career and part/on-call firefighter/training officer/EMT for three different agencies in Utah and Louisiana.  In addition to working in the fire service Chief Joos has been involved in state training and certification programs for the Utah Fire Academy (1995-2007), the Fire & Emergency Training Institute at LSU (2007-2014) and most recently in his current position in Nebraska (2014 - present).  Chief Joos is a graduate of the Executive Fire Officer Program (EFOP) from the National Fire Academy, has received status as Chief Fire Officer (CFO) designee from the Center of Public Safety Excellence was awarded recognition as a “Fellow” with the Institute of Fire Engineers US Branch (FIFireE) and is an Executive Green Belt – Lean/Six Sigma.  Chief Joos holds a Master’s of Science from Grand Canyon University in Executive Fire Service Leadership; a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management with a minor in Fire Science from Utah Valley University. He is currently a PhD candidate (ABD) at Louisiana State University in the school of Human Resource Education and Workforce Development. Chief Joos is co-author for the Fire Service Instructor Principles and Practices published by Jones and Bartlett.  He has also assisted with several course development projects for publishers and several universities.  Chief Joos is married to his sweetheart Carla Joos and is proud grandpa of Chloe and Gavin Joos, in addition to being a Papa, Chief Joos has three sons Nathan (Shauntelle), Jordan (deceased) and Dallan (Sarah).
Summary
History has created a great resource of examples of leadership qualities that we can pattern in our own leadership styles. This class identifies and discusses the lessons of leadership traits from history that we can apply in our lives and departments. During the presentation students will complete a self-evaluation tool based on the lessons and how they can apply the lessons/principle for themselves. Course Objectives: Understanding the basic lessons of leadership Identify examples based on history that exemplifies the lessons Discuss how Leadership can be applied in our work as fire service leaders

Volunteer Fire Chief - Challenges/Responsibilities/Rewards

Saturday AM Classes - 4hrs.

Location
Stanley County High School
Speakers
  • Russ Hendrix - Retired Chief
    Russ has 32 years in the fire service, he has been Past Chief of the Pierre Fire Department and the Pierre Rural Fire Department. He is qualified as an All Hazards Type 3 Incident Commander, All Hazards Type 3 Operations Section Chief and All Hazards Type 3 Logistics Section Chief. He is a member of the SD Instructors Society and a Lifetime Member SD Firefighters Association and a ICS 100/200/300/400 Instructor. He was the State Director for Fire/EMSPak for South Dakota and North Dakota.
Summary
This is an interactive class for chiefs and department/company officers on duties, problems and other issues that face chief officers in fire departments today. Some additional topics for discussion include • Mental Stress and Assistance programs available o SDFA Provident First Responder Assistance Program o SDML Workers Compensation First Responder Assistance Program • Department Insurance o AD&D & A&H Coverage Provided by the SDFA for 100% Department Members • ISO Ratings • Importance of Training and Documentation • Cancer Awareness/Prevention

CANCELED - Public Safety Officer Benefits Program

Saturday AM Classes - 4hrs.

Location
Stanley County High School
Speakers
  • Ian Bennett
  • Kevin Roche
Summary
CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO LOW CLASS REGISTRATION AND INSTRUCTOR TRAVEL TIME/EXPENSE Public Safety Officer Benefits Program (PSOB) (2 – 2.5 hours) The PSOB Program provides death and disability financial benefits to workers and their families in the fields of law enforcement, firefighting, and other first-responder fields when death or catastrophic injury occurs in the line of duty. Regarding death benefits, the PSOB provides a one-time benefit to eligible survivors of public-safety officers whose deaths were the direct result of an injury sustained in the line of duty on or after September 20, 1976. A one-time benefit is available to public safety officers who were permanently and totally disabled as a result of a catastrophic injury sustained in the line of duty on or after November 29, 1990. Financial support for higher education is available for eligible spouse and children of public safety officers who died or were catastrophically disabled in the line of duty. The PSOB Office recently launched a web-based claims portal for efficient applications submission for benefits and the claims review process. This class will explore the PSOB program including eligibility, beneficiaries, limitations and how to apply.

Pump Operations

Saturday PM Classes - 4hrs.

Location
Stanley County High School
Speakers
  • Christopher Noeldner
    Chris Noeldner is a career firefighter/paramedic in Watertown, SD.  He has been there since 2001.  He has been a volunteer firefighter in South Shore and in multiple departments in Texas before being hired in Watertown.  He started training firefighters on pump operations in 2008.  He has been a South Dakota, Minnesota and North Dakota instructor since the fall of 2008.  Chris has been an instructor at various regional and state fire schools.
Summary
This class is great for the first-time apparatus pump operator to the seasoned veteran. The class introduces the operator to controls including the relief valve, or electronic pressure control devices, friction loss calculations, water supply (including static and hydrants) relay pumping and fire flow. Hoses and nozzles are discussed to understand the correct line and nozzle selection for fire ground operations. After a classroom discussion, students will conduct hands on exercises to understand how to react to and correct fire ground scenarios that can and do happen. The firefighter will understand how to correct situations like hose rupture, kink, and water loss, and understand how the gauges can inform the operator of these situations.   EMT Hours:  Ambulance/Fire Safety 2hrs. & Crew Resource Management 2hrs

Lesson From the Past Shape Leaders of Future

Saturday PM Classes - 4hrs.

Location
Stanley County High School
Speakers
  • Alan Joos - Training Division Chief
    Chief Joos began his fire service career in 1985, having worked both as a career and part/on-call firefighter/training officer/EMT for three different agencies in Utah and Louisiana.  In addition to working in the fire service Chief Joos has been involved in state training and certification programs for the Utah Fire Academy (1995-2007), the Fire & Emergency Training Institute at LSU (2007-2014) and most recently in his current position in Nebraska (2014 - present).  Chief Joos is a graduate of the Executive Fire Officer Program (EFOP) from the National Fire Academy, has received status as Chief Fire Officer (CFO) designee from the Center of Public Safety Excellence was awarded recognition as a “Fellow” with the Institute of Fire Engineers US Branch (FIFireE) and is an Executive Green Belt – Lean/Six Sigma.  Chief Joos holds a Master’s of Science from Grand Canyon University in Executive Fire Service Leadership; a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management with a minor in Fire Science from Utah Valley University. He is currently a PhD candidate (ABD) at Louisiana State University in the school of Human Resource Education and Workforce Development. Chief Joos is co-author for the Fire Service Instructor Principles and Practices published by Jones and Bartlett.  He has also assisted with several course development projects for publishers and several universities.  Chief Joos is married to his sweetheart Carla Joos and is proud grandpa of Chloe and Gavin Joos, in addition to being a Papa, Chief Joos has three sons Nathan (Shauntelle), Jordan (deceased) and Dallan (Sarah).
Summary
History has created a great resource of examples of leadership qualities that we can pattern in our own leadership styles. This class identifies and discusses the lessons of leadership traits from history that we can apply in our lives and departments. During the presentation students will complete a self-evaluation tool based on the lessons and how they can apply the lessons/principle for themselves. Course Objectives: Understanding the basic lessons of leadership Identify examples based on history that exemplifies the lessons Discuss how Leadership can be applied in our work as fire service leaders

Volunteer Fire Chief - Challenges/Responsibilities/Rewards

Saturday PM Classes - 4hrs.

Location
Stanley County High School
Speakers
  • Russ Hendrix - Retired Chief
    Russ has 32 years in the fire service, he has been Past Chief of the Pierre Fire Department and the Pierre Rural Fire Department. He is qualified as an All Hazards Type 3 Incident Commander, All Hazards Type 3 Operations Section Chief and All Hazards Type 3 Logistics Section Chief. He is a member of the SD Instructors Society and a Lifetime Member SD Firefighters Association and a ICS 100/200/300/400 Instructor. He was the State Director for Fire/EMSPak for South Dakota and North Dakota.
Summary
This is an interactive class for chiefs and department/company officers on duties, problems and other issues that face chief officers in fire departments today. Some additional topics for discussion include • Mental Stress and Assistance programs available o SDFA Provident First Responder Assistance Program o SDML Workers Compensation First Responder Assistance Program • Department Insurance o AD&D & A&H Coverage Provided by the SDFA for 100% Department Members • ISO Ratings • Importance of Training and Documentation • Cancer Awareness/Prevention
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