Calhoun County Emergency Management Agency (EMA)

Office: 256-435-0540 | Fax: 256-435-0558

Address: 507 Francis St. W. Jacksonville, AL 36265

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FAO Pumper - This course and the exams are based on NFPA 1002: Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications. This course is designed for the fire fighter who wishes to advance to the next level of his/her career. This course consists of six modules that include preventative maintenance, tests and inspections, driving/operating, water supply, sprinklers and standpipes, and operations.

Firefighter Survival - The candidate will learn how to control the situation they have encountered and effectively mitigate the situation to self- rescue or rescue other downed Firefighters.

Child Safety Restraint Technician - This program provides the basic technical skills, experience, and knowledge of the proper use and installation of child passenger safety seats that are required to conduct child safety seat inspections. Designed for Fire Fighters and emergency services personnel to train these professionals to work effectively in their communities to increase overall usage of child restraints as well as to foster correct use, this comprehensive course includes hands-on training, as well as one field-based child safety seat check event. The Child Safety Restraint Educator training promotes the concept of utilizing the local fire station as a community resource for injury prevention education that begins in childhood.

School Bus Extrication - This specialized course will provide each student with an in-depth understanding of rescue and extrication operations involving a school bus. Topics covered include school bus construction, scene safety and hazard control, incident command, and EMS considerations. This course will be taught using different brands of extrication equipment.

Propane Emergency - This propane emergency course is designed to help fire service and industry emergency responders to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and effectively manage a propane emergency in transportation or at fixed facilities. It is based on nationally bonding considerations, methods of product removal, and up righting loaded cargo tank trucks.

Maze trailer with SCBA training – Will allow the candidate to learn ways to mitigate restricted areas in SCBA building their confidence in operating in an SCBA.

Hose Advancement – Learning new techniques to advance hose in structures from single story to multi stories. Allowing the candidate to be a more proficient team member to help reduce life hazards while still helping with better property conservation.

Leadership I- Strategies for Company Success - This 2-day course presents the CO with the basic leadership skills and tools needed to perform effectively in the fire service environment. The course includes techniques and approaches to problem-solving, ways to identify and assess the needs of the CO's subordinates, methods for running meetings effectively in the fire service environment, and decision-making skills for the CO. Target Audience: Line fire officers, unit commanders, or program supervisors; Fire or rescue personnel due for promotion/appointment to officer rank and supervisory position within 6 months; Training officers, staff, or administrative officers of fire and rescue organizations. ACE Recommendation: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Fire Service Administration.

Leadership II- Strategies for Personal Success - This course continues to build on the objectives and goals of the National Fire Academy's Leadership I course. Specifically, Leadership II offers strategies for personal success in the following areas: Managing multiple roles of the company officer, Creativity, Enhancing your personal power base, and Ethics. This course enables you to achieve objectives in several areas such as levels of accountability, develop and apply strategy for resolving role conflicts, make you aware of your individual potentials and realizing the issue of ethics does have an impact on the fire manager. This class will again provide the officer with the basic leadership skills and tools needed to perform effectively as a manager.

Leadership III- Strategies for Supervisory Success - This course provides the fire manager with the basic leadership skills and tools to perform effectively in the fire service. This third and final module of the National Fire Academy's Leadership course was designed to meet the needs of the company officer in the areas of situational leadership, basic leader behavior and leadership style, learning how to provide direction and support, delegation, defines and illustrates the benefits and barriers of effective delegation, coaching, identifying the characteristics and techniques of effective coaching and then matching the techniques with the subordinate.

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