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McDowell Fire, Rescue and EMS College

 

 

WE ARE ALREADY PREPARING, WE HOPE YOU ARE!

2020 MCDOWELL FIRE, RESCUE, AND EMS COLLEGE

 

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March 19-22, 2020

Mark your calendars NOW!!!

 

 

UPDATES AND CHANGES TO FIRE SCHOOL CLASSES
 
 
 
 
 
The below courses have been offered in the past.  These courses are subject to change prior to the 2020 McDowell Fire Rescue and EMS College.  Stay tuned for updates as planning begins.
 
2019 Fire Rescue and EMS Classes (these classes are not currently being offered, this is a list of what we offered at the March 2019 FAR College)

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  
2 Air Medicine Today Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-2PM 12  
3 ATV's in the Fire/Rescue Service Friday 7PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-2PM 15  
4 Basic Self Defense for First Responders Friday 6PM-10PM 4  
5 Advanced Self Defense for First Responders Saturday 9AM-5PM 7  
6 Basic Engine Company Operations for the FF Friday 7PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-2PM 15  
7 Chaplaincy for Emergency Responders NEW Friday 6PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-6PM 12  
8 Disaster Response Training Friday 6PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-5PM 19  
9 Domestic Threats for First Responders Friday 7PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-2PM 15  
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 Helicopters and UAV's in Search and Rescue UPDATED Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-2PM 12  
13 High Impact Weather 101 Friday 6PM-10PM, Saturday 8AM-5PM 11  
14 Introduction to Firefighting Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-2PM 12  
15 Leadership I: Strategies for Company Success (Non FPA Cert) Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-2PM 12  
16 Leadership II: Strategies for Company Personnel (Non FPA Cert) Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-2PM 12  
17 Leadership III: Strategies for Supervisory Success (Non FPA Cert) Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-2PM 12  
18 Rock Climbing Rescue for Emergency Services Friday 7PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-3PM 16  
19 The North Carolina Rating System Combined Class NEW Friday 6PM-9PM, Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-2PM 16  
  Driver Operator Classes      
20 Emergency Vehicle Driver D/O  Friday 6PM-10PM, Saturday 8AM-6PM, Sunday 8AM-4PM 20  
21 Pumps-Introduction D/O  Friday 7PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-2PM 15  
22 Pumps-Basic D/O  Friday 6PM-10PM, Saturday 8AM-6PM, Sunday 8AM-4PM 20  
23 Pumps-Hydraulics D/O  Friday 7PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-2PM 15  
  EMS      
24 12 Lead Foundations-A Comprehensive Review UPDATED Saturday 9AM-5PM only 7  
25 ACLS-EP,PALS, ITLS Recertification Combo Class Friday 1PM-10PM, Saturday 8AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-5PM 24  
26 EMT/MR Continuing Education/EMS Transition Class Friday 1PM-10PM, Saturday 8AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-5PM 24  
27 Mass Casualty, Are You Prepared? NEW Friday 6PM-10PM, Saturday 8AM-5PM 12  
28 MCI Madness for Junior Members Friday 6PM-10PM, Saturday 8AM-5PM 12  
  Firefighter Certification Classes      
29 Alarms & Communications Friday 7PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-3PM 16  
30 Building Construction Friday 7PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-3PM 16  
31 Fire Hose, Streams, and Appliances Friday 6PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-5PM 19  
32 #33 Fire Behavior FFI & II and #34 Portable Extinguishers Combo Class Friday 6PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-6PM, Sunday 8AM-5PM 20  
35 Fire Control Thurs-Sunday 8AM-6PM 36  
36 Fire & Life Safety Preparedness Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-2PM 12  
37 Forcible Entry Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-4PM 14  
38 Haz-Mat Level I Responder Thurs-Saturday 8AM-7PM, Sunday 8AM-5PM 38  
39 Health & Wellness Saturday 9AM-6PM 8  
40 Ladders Friday 7PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-3PM 16  
41 Loss Control Friday 7PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-3PM 16  
42 Mayday NEW Friday 8AM-5PM 8  
43 Orientation & Safety Friday 7PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-3PM 16  
44 Personal Protective Equipment Friday 6PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-6PM, Sunday 8AM-5PM 20  
45 Rescue Friday 6PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-6PM, Sunday 8AM-5PM 20  
46 Ropes Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-2PM 12  
47 Safety & Survival Friday 6PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-2PM 16  
48 Sprinklers Friday 6PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-3PM 17  
49 Traffic Incident Management Friday 6PM-10PM 4  
50 Ventilation Friday 6PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-6PM, Sunday 8AM-5PM 20  
51 Water Supplies Friday 6PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-6PM, Sunday 8AM-5PM 20  
  Fire Life Safety Educator Class      
52 Fire Life Safety Educator Level II NEW  Thursday-Sunday 8AM-6PM 36  
  National Fire Academy Classes      
53 Arson Detection for the First Responder NFA Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-2PM 12  
54 Incident Safety Officer NFA 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 #65 TR VR Vehicle Anatomy & #66 TR VR Rescue Operations Combo Friday 6PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-3PM, 3PM-6PM, Sunday 8AM-5PM 20  
67 #68 TR VR Large Vehicle Rescue & #69 TR VR Stabilization/Extrication NEW Friday 7PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-12PM, 1PM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-5PM 18  
70 TR VR Victim Management Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-2PM 12  
  Special Certification Classes      
71 Chief 101 Saturday 9AM-6PM 8  
72 Chief 101 Update Friday 6PM-10PM 4  
73 Fire Officer I Thurs-Sunday 8AM-6PM 36  
74 Fire Officer II Friday-Sunday 8AM-6PM 27  
75 Instructor I Thursday 7PM-10PM, Fri-Sat 8AM-6PM, Sunday 8AM-4PM 28  
76 Law & Administration Saturday 9AM-6PM, Sunday 8AM-5PM 16  
77 NIMS Incident Command System ICS-300 Friday 6PM-10PM, Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-4PM 18  
78 NIMS Incident Command System ICS-400 Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 8AM-2PM 12  
 
 
 
2019 McDowell Fire Rescue and EMS College Book
(2020 Book will be published at the beginning of 2020)
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.
 
 
 
 
Chief's Verification Form for Live Burn Classes
 
 
 
Vendor Registration