McDowell Fire, Rescue and EMS College

 

WELCOME TO THE 43RD ANNUAL MCDOWELL FIRE, RESCUE, AND EMS COLLEGE

 

HOME OF NORTH CAROLINA'S LARGEST FIRE SCHOOL

 

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March 19-22, 2020

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CLASSES
 
The 2020 McDowell Fire, Rescue, and EMS College is now open for registration.  Classes listed have been updated.  Students may fill out, print, and mail registrations to the address listed on the Registration Form along with their registration fees.

COURSE # CLASS NAME DAYS AND TIMES TOTAL HOURS STATUS: OPEN OR CLOSED
  Firefighter/Rescue Skills      
1 Advanced (Type 1) Wildland Firefighter (S-131) Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-2PM 12 CANCELLED
2 ATV's in the Fire/Rescue Service Friday 7PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-2PM 15  
3 Basic Self Defense for First Responders Friday 6PM-10PM 4 CANCELLED
4 Advanced Self Defense for First Responders Saturday 9AM-5PM 7 CANCELLED
5 Basic Engine Company Operations for the FF Friday 7PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-2PM 15  
6 Chaplaincy for Emergency Services Friday 6PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-6PM 12  
7 Critical Incident Stress Management NEW Friday 1PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-6PM, Sunday 8AM-5PM 24  
8 Domestic Threats for First Responders Friday 7PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-2PM 15  
9 Emergency Boat Operations for Fire, Rescue, and Law Enforcement Dept. NEW Friday 7PM-10PM, Saturday 8AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-5PM 19  
10 Explosives, Bombs, and Booby Traps Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-2PM 12  
11 Fire Scene Digital Photography Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-2PM 12  
12 High Impact Weather 101 Friday 6PM-10PM, Saturday 8AM-5PM 11  
13 Introduction to Firefighting Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-2PM 12  
14 Rock Climbing Rescue for Emergency Services UPDATED
Friday 7PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-3PM 16  
15 Survival in the First Three Seconds and Shooter Analysis NEW Friday 6PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-6PM 12  
16 The North Carolina Response Rating System Combined Class UPDATED Friday 6PM-9PM, Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-2PM 16  
  Driver Operator Classes      
17 Emergency Vehicle Driver D/O  Friday 6PM-10PM, Saturday 8AM-6PM, Sunday 8AM-4PM 20  
18 Pumps-Introduction D/O  Friday 7PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-2PM 15  
19 Pumps-Basic D/O  Friday 6PM-10PM, Saturday 8AM-6PM, Sunday 8AM-4PM 20  
20 Pumps-Hydraulics D/O  Friday 7PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-2PM 15  
  EMS      
21 12 Lead Foundations-A Comprehensive Review UPDATED Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-4PM 14  
22 ACLS-EP,PALS, ITLS Recertification Combo Class Friday 1PM-10PM, Saturday 8AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-5PM 24  
23 EMT/MR Continuing Education/EMS Transition Class Friday 1PM-10PM, Saturday 8AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-5PM 24  
24 Injury Simulation/Moulage for Emergency Services NEW Friday 6PM-10PM, Saturday 8AM-5PM 12  
25 MCI Madness for Junior Members Friday 6PM-10PM, Saturday 8AM-5PM 12  
26 NAEMT's Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) NEW
Saturday 9AM-6PM, Sunday 8AM-5PM 16  
  Firefighter Certification Classes      
27 Alarms & Communications Friday 7PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-3PM 16  
28 Building Construction Friday 7PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-3PM 16  
29 Fire Hose, Streams, and Appliances Friday 6PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-5PM 19  
30 #31 Fire Behavior FFI & II and #32 Portable Extinguishers Combo Class Friday 6PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-6PM, Sunday 8AM-5PM 20  
33 Fire Control Thurs-Sunday 8AM-6PM 36  
34 Fire & Life Safety Preparedness Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-2PM 12  
35 Forcible Entry Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-4PM 14  
36 Haz-Mat Level I Responder Thurs-Saturday 8AM-7PM, Sunday 8AM-5PM 38  
37 Health & Wellness Saturday 9AM-6PM 8  
38 Loss Control Friday 7PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-3PM 16  
39 Mayday
Friday 8AM-5PM 8  
40 Orientation & Safety Friday 7PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-3PM 16  
41 Personal Protective Equipment Friday 6PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-6PM, Sunday 8AM-5PM 20  
42 Rescue Friday 6PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-6PM, Sunday 8AM-5PM 20  
43 Ropes Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-2PM 12  
44 Safety & Survival Friday 6PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-2PM 16  
45 Sprinklers Friday 6PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-3PM 17  
46 Traffic Incident Management (TIMS) Friday 6PM-10PM 4  
47 Ventilation Friday 6PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-6PM, Sunday 8AM-5PM 20  
48 Water Supplies Friday 6PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-6PM, Sunday 8AM-5PM 20  
  Fire Life Safety Educator Class      
49 Fire Life Safety Educator Level III NEW  Thursday-Sunday 8AM-6PM 36  
  National Fire Academy Classes      
50 Arson Detection for the First Responder NFA Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-2PM 12  
51 Incident Safety Officer NFA Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-2PM 12  
52 NFA-Leadership in Supervision Series: Creating Environments for Professional Growth UPDATED Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-2PM 12  
53 NFA-Leadership in Supervision Series: Perspectives in Thinking UPDATED Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-2PM 12  
54 NFA-Leadership in Supervision Series: Framework to Success UPDATED Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-2PM 12  
55 Strategies and Tactics for Initial Company Operations (NFA) Friday 6PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-4PM 18  
  Technical Rescuer Classes      
56 TR Anchors & Mechanical Advantage Systems  Friday 6PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-4PM 18  
57 #58 TR Rescue Operations and #59 TR Helicopter Transport Combo Class Friday 6PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-6PM, Sunday 8AM-3PM 18  
60 #61 TR Personal Protective Equipment & #62 TR Rescue Equipment Combo Friday 6PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-4PM 18  
63 TR Water Rescue Block Course NEW Thursday-Sunday 8AM-9PM 48  
64 TR Wilderness Search NEW Thursday 8AM-12AM, Friday 6AM-12AM, Saturday 6AM-12AM, Sunday 6AM-9PM 60  
65 #65 TR VR Vehicle Anatomy & #67 TR VR Rescue Operations Combo Friday 6PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-3PM, 3PM-6PM, Sunday 8AM-5PM 20  
68 #69 TR VR Large Vehicle Rescue & #70 TR VR Stabilization/Extrication  Friday 7PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-12PM, 1PM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-5PM 18  
71 TR VR Victim Management Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-2PM 12  
  Special Certification Classes      
72 Chief 101 Saturday 9AM-6PM 8  
73 Chief 101 Update Friday 6PM-10PM 4  
74 Fire Officer I Thurs-Sunday 8AM-6PM 36  
75 Fire Officer II Friday-Sunday 8AM-6PM 27  
76 Instructor I Thursday 7PM-10PM, Fri-Sat 8AM-6PM, Sunday 8AM-4PM 28  
77 Law & Administration Saturday 9AM-6PM, Sunday 8AM-5PM 16  
78 NIMS Incident Command System ICS-300 Friday 6PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-4PM 18  
79 NIMS Incident Command System ICS-400 Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-2PM 12  
 
 
 
2020 McDowell Fire Rescue and EMS College Book
2018 McDowell Fire Rescue and EMS College.  Photos by: Brad Ledbetter, Byron Hagan, Jim White, Kati Parker and Linda Carter.
 
 
 
 
McDowell County Lodging and other local links:

www.mcdowellchamber.com
Instructions: Click on "Business Directory" in menu bar at left, enter in Category box the word Camping, Cottages or Motels/Hotels. Scroll listings to locate specials for Fire School students.

www.mcdowellnc.org
Lodging and other information for McDowell County
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2020 McDowell Fire, Rescue, & EMS College Registration Form
Complete and print the form.  Include all signatures and fees before mailing.
 
NOTE:  IF YOU WISH TO REGISTER FOR MORE THAN ONE CLASS, YOU MUST SUBMIT AN ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION FORM FOR EACH CLASS.  THE SPACE FOR 2ND, 3RD OR 4TH CHOICE IS ONLY FOR STUDENTS TO INDICATE ANOTHER CHOICE IF THEIR FIRST CHOICE IS FULL.  DO NOT WRITE A SECOND CHOICE ON THIS FORM IN ATTEMPT TO BE ENROLLED IN MORE THAN ONE CLASS. ONLY ONE $10.00 FEE IS REQUIRED PER PERSON (EVEN IF REGISTERING FOR TWO CLASSES)
 
 
 
 
Chief's Verification Form for Live Burn Classes
 
 
 
Vendor Registration