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C1d82PEOSH Fire Service UpdateDepartment of LaborPlease join us at one of five locations throughout NJ for a PEOSH Fire Service Update. PEOSH representatives from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (Safety) and NJ Dept. of Health will be providing information on what PEOSH Enforcement is looking for when they inspect Fire Departments. PEOSH will also provide details on their cooperative services including Consultation and Training which can help you comply with their adopted rules.somersetThursday, November 02, 2017
C1d82PEOSH Fire Service UpdateDepartment of LaborPlease join us at one of five locations throughout NJ for a PEOSH Fire Service Update. PEOSH representatives from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (Safety) and NJ Dept. of Health will be providing information on what PEOSH Enforcement is looking for when they inspect Fire Departments. PEOSH will also provide details on their cooperative services including Consultation and Training which can help you comply with their adopted rules.BergenFriday, November 03, 2017
C1D82PEOSH Fire Service UpdateDepartment of LaborPlease join us at one of five locations throughout NJ for a PEOSH Fire Service Update. PEOSH representatives from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (Safety) and NJ Dept. of Health will be providing information on what PEOSH Enforcement is looking for when they inspect Fire Departments. PEOSH will also provide details on their cooperative services including Consultation and Training which can help you comply with their adopted rules.cape mayFriday, October 20, 2017
Administrative - Uniform Fire CodeCE063Coaching For Positive OutcomesCAM Consulting GroupGoals provide structure and direction. In organizations, they are integral to aligning individual performance with strategic objectives. Personally, they keep us focused and moving forward. Whether we have formal or informal leadership roles, we can help develop the strengths of others so they can acquire the skills and knowledge needed to do their jobs effectively. Coaching, mentoring, and counseling are all part of the process of goal achievement. Participants will leave with a coaching style that motivates people to continually move towards goal achievement. morrisWednesday, December 06, 2017
Administrative - Uniform Fire CodeCE063Coaching For Positive OutcomesCAM Consulting GroupGoals provide structure and direction. In organizations, they are integral to aligning individual performance with strategic objectives. Personally, they keep us focused and moving forward. Whether we have formal or informal leadership roles, we can help develop the strengths of others so they can acquire the skills and knowledge needed to do their jobs effectively. Coaching, mentoring, and counseling are all part of the process of goal achievement. Participants will leave with a coaching style that motivates people to continually move towards goal achievement. salemFriday, December 01, 2017
Administrative - Uniform Fire CodeCE092Communicating For ResultsCAM Consulting GroupWe communicate all the time, but are we achieving the results we want? There are many communication mediums available today – in person, written (correspondence and email), telephone, video and teleconferences, etc. The challenges are several: choosing the appropriate way to share a message; showing sensitivity to others; creating understanding across generations; and focusing on results. The rewards are many when interpersonal dynamics are managed properly and respectfully. Participants will leave feeling more confident in their ability to interact professionally with others.camdenTuesday, December 05, 2017
Administrative - Uniform Fire CodeN2N77Community Risk Reduction: Integrating Our EffortsLt. Michael O. McLeieer, City of Olivet (MI) Fire DepartmentThis course is intended to familiarize fire operations personnel with the concepts of community risk reduction, stressing their importance in today’s tough economic times. It is more important than ever for the fire service to seek innovative mitigation strategies to manage call volume and improve firefighter and public safety. This course was created by Vision 20/20, a project of the Institution of Fire Engineers, USA in cooperation with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the National Fire Academy.  The goal of this course is to provide national strategies to be utilized at the local level for fire loss prevention.morrisMonday, December 04, 2017
Administrative - Uniform Fire CodeN2N77Community Risk Reduction: Integrating Our EffortsLt. Michael O. McLeieer, City of Olivet (MI) Fire DepartmentThis course is intended to familiarize fire operations personnel with the concepts of community risk reduction, stressing their importance in today’s tough economic times. It is more important than ever for the fire service to seek innovative mitigation strategies to manage call volume and improve firefighter and public safety. This course was created by Vision 20/20, a project of the Institution of Fire Engineers, USA in cooperation with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the National Fire Academy.  The goal of this course is to provide national strategies to be utilized at the local level for fire loss prevention.gloucesterTuesday, December 05, 2017
Administrative - Uniform Fire CodeC171Emotional Intelligence - Our Other IntelligenceCAM Consulting GroupWhy, despite equal intellectual capacity, training, or experience, do some people excel while others with the same abilities don’t achieve the same level of success? Emotional Intelligence (EI/EQ) is the critical factor that helps us harness the power of our emotions to achieve personal and professional success. You are not only known by the results you accomplish, but are most remembered by how you did it. Learn how Emotional Intelligence can positively impact your life, your performance, and your relationships.oceanSaturday, December 02, 2017
Administrative - Uniform Fire CodeCE031Ethics, Values and Conflict of Interest for Fire Service PersonnelPhilip J. Sabatelli, Ph.D.By way of guided discussions and experiential learning exercises, participants will examine and challenge their personal and professional assumptions about ethical choices, dilemmas, and conflicts faced by Fire Service personnel. They will create guidelines for those who may need ethics/values clarification in the discharge of their professional duties. The seminar is suitable for any member of the Fire Service regardless of rank or position.burlingtonMonday, October 23, 2017
Administrative - Uniform Fire CodeCE167Fire and Life Safety Education That You Community Can Live WithHelge Nordtveit, Fire Captain (Retired), Retired Youth Fire Setter Intervention Program Manager. Current Fire Official, Fire Instructor and Fire Service Trainer and Joe Ehrhardt, Retired Juvenile Justice Administrator, Retired Youth Fire Setter Intervention Program Manager. Current Fire and Life Safety Educator and Fire Service TrainerThe focus of this course begins with an exploration to determine what the fire and life safety education needs of the student’s community are. Through careful examination and group exercises, the student will be presented with the dynamics and examples of successful community risk reduction programs. Strategies to overcome organizational and community resistance shall be presented as well as the development of necessary resources, partnerships and materials.middlesexSaturday, October 28, 2017
Administrative - Uniform Fire CodeCE167Fire and Life Safety Education That You Community Can Live WithHelge Nordtveit, Fire Captain (Retired), Retired Youth Fire Setter Intervention Program Manager. Current Fire Official, Fire Instructor and Fire Service Trainer and Joe Ehrhardt, Retired Juvenile Justice Administrator, Retired Youth Fire Setter Intervention Program Manager. Current Fire and Life Safety Educator and Fire Service TrainerThe focus of this course begins with an exploration to determine what the fire and life safety education needs of the student’s community are. Through careful examination and group exercises, the student will be presented with the dynamics and examples of successful community risk reduction programs. Strategies to overcome organizational and community resistance shall be presented as well as the development of necessary resources, partnerships and materials.camdenFriday, October 27, 2017
Administrative - Uniform Fire CodeCE159Fire IsAndrew Stratton, Captain, Cranford Fire Department, Helge Nordtveit, Captain, Cranford Fire DepartmentThis course will provide fire service personnel with a comprehensive overview of the Fire Is fire safety education curriculum. The goal of this program, is not only reaching middle school-aged children as they begin to understand fire, but their parents/guardians and care givers as well. The curriculum is centered on a home-based learning system employing television, the internet and public volunteers to put a new face on fire safety. Session attendees will receive copies of the program, letters of endorsement from pilot schools in NJ who have heralded its success, a course curriculum guide, and simplified instruction on how to implement the program without taxing the schools current curriculum or teacher workload. The instructor will present the media and public views on how fire safety and the fire service are portrayed in the media to children and their families.monmouthWednesday, October 11, 2017
Administrative - Uniform Fire CodeCE159Fire IsAndrew Stratton, Captain, Cranford Fire Department, Helge Nordtveit, Captain, Cranford Fire DepartmentThis course will provide fire service personnel with a comprehensive overview of the Fire Is fire safety education curriculum. The goal of this program, is not only reaching middle school-aged children as they begin to understand fire, but their parents/guardians and care givers as well. The curriculum is centered on a home-based learning system employing television, the internet and public volunteers to put a new face on fire safety. Session attendees will receive copies of the program, letters of endorsement from pilot schools in NJ who have heralded its success, a course curriculum guide, and simplified instruction on how to implement the program without taxing the schools current curriculum or teacher workload. The instructor will present the media and public views on how fire safety and the fire service are portrayed in the media to children and their families.atlanticFriday, October 06, 2017
Administrative - Uniform Fire Codece146Harassment, Discrimination, and Social Media: Issues for the Emergency ServicesRobert V. Hill, Sr., Director, Gloucester County College/Fire AcademyKean University, Kean Hall 127Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Administrative - Uniform Fire Codece146Harassment, Discrimination, and Social Media: Issues for the Emergency ServicesRobert V. Hill, Sr., Director, Gloucester County College/Fire Academycape mayTuesday, October 10, 2017
Administrative - Uniform Fire CodeCE061Leadership A Self AnalysisMichael J. Corbo, Director, Atlantic County Fire Training Center, Deputy Chief (Ret.), Pleasantville Fire DepartmentThis course will provide students with the opportunity to look at the leadership qualities they already possess and the qualities they need to develop to become better leaders. We will examine the 11 characteristics that effective leaders possess and the traits that make up each characteristic. Each attendee will work through exercises to determine if they already exhibit any of the 11 characteristics and which traits they need to develop in order to become a more effective leader.Kean University, Kean Hall 127Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Administrative - Uniform Fire CodeCE061Leadership A Self AnalysisMichael J. Corbo, Director, Atlantic County Fire Training Center, Deputy Chief (Ret.), Pleasantville Fire DepartmentThis course will provide students with the opportunity to look at the leadership qualities they already possess and the qualities they need to develop to become better leaders. We will examine the 11 characteristics that effective leaders possess and the traits that make up each characteristic. Each attendee will work through exercises to determine if they already exhibit any of the 11 characteristics and which traits they need to develop in order to become a more effective leader.cumberlandSaturday, October 28, 2017
Administrative - Uniform Fire CodeCE168Leadership In the Real WorldRobert T Burns, Battalion Chief (Ret.) FDNYThis class will involve a candid discussion of proven leadership principles and demonstrate how they can be applied in today’s emergency service work environment. Unlike many leadership programs which only describe the characteristics and traits that leaders should possess, “Leadership in the Real World” combines cutting edge theories with skills and behaviors that students will be able to use “on the job”, in their departments, every day. The curriculum will cover the four core concepts required for effective leadership: promote yourself, find your voice, know the tools of the leadership trade, and communicate effectively. The technical knowledge and no-nonsense skills presented in this class will serve as a foundation for effective leadership development. mercerThursday, October 12, 2017
Administrative - Uniform Fire CodeCE168Leadership In the Real WorldRobert T Burns, Battalion Chief (Ret.) FDNYThis class will involve a candid discussion of proven leadership principles and demonstrate how they can be applied in today’s emergency service work environment. Unlike many leadership programs which only describe the characteristics and traits that leaders should possess, “Leadership in the Real World” combines cutting edge theories with skills and behaviors that students will be able to use “on the job”, in their departments, every day. The curriculum will cover the four core concepts required for effective leadership: promote yourself, find your voice, know the tools of the leadership trade, and communicate effectively. The technical knowledge and no-nonsense skills presented in this class will serve as a foundation for effective leadership development. gloucesterFriday, October 13, 2017
Administrative - Uniform Fire CodeC1C11Presentation SkillsAdrian J. Cales, Asset Protection Manager, Public Service Enterprise Group: Detective Sergeant (Ret.), Arson Investigation Unit, Bergen County Prosecutors OfficeWant that new $900 thousand Tower Ladder? Thinking of asking for additional manpower? How best to save those firefighter jobs that the administration always wants to cut? As a fire service professional, it is inevitable that you will be called upon to make a departmental presentation, provide instruction to other fire fighters, or perhaps, you may have to speak in front of a civic group or a group of non-fire service people on a fire service topic. Feel comfortable with that idea? Its all about presentation skills. Knowing what to say is probably not the issue at hand, it’s knowing how to say it, and how to present the topic and the material that often is the problem for the speaker. This course will focus on developing those skills. somersetSaturday, December 02, 2017
Administrative - Uniform Fire CodeC1C11Presentation SkillsAdrian J. Cales, Asset Protection Manager, Public Service Enterprise Group: Detective Sergeant (Ret.), Arson Investigation Unit, Bergen County Prosecutors OfficeWant that new $900 thousand Tower Ladder? Thinking of asking for additional manpower? How best to save those firefighter jobs that the administration always wants to cut? As a fire service professional, it is inevitable that you will be called upon to make a departmental presentation, provide instruction to other fire fighters, or perhaps, you may have to speak in front of a civic group or a group of non-fire service people on a fire service topic. Feel comfortable with that idea? Its all about presentation skills. Knowing what to say is probably not the issue at hand, it’s knowing how to say it, and how to present the topic and the material that often is the problem for the speaker. This course will focus on developing those skills. atlanticWednesday, November 29, 2017
Administrative - Uniform Fire CodeCE151Public Education Fire Safety And Prevention Programs for Families And SeniorsJoseph Vallo, Jersey City Fire DepartmentDeveloping a fire safety and prevention program for families and seniors requires careful consideration of many factors. Seniors, individuals over 65 years of age, make up the fastest growing segment of the population and they have a variety of special needs. The traditional family unit is also changing to a growing diversity and may include multiple generations and even multiple families in one building. Attendees will learn to develop and implement a program focused on the varying needs of these groups. This course will emphasize preparedness, communication and consistency in educating families and the senior community. Information will be given on how to utilize volunteer and professional organizations as well as draw upon internal personnel, equipment and other resources. Attendees will also be provided with tips and drill to use in the field.bergenFriday, November 03, 2017
Administrative - Uniform Fire CodeCE151Public Education Fire Safety And Prevention Programs for Families And SeniorsJoseph Vallo, Jersey City Fire DepartmentDeveloping a fire safety and prevention program for families and seniors requires careful consideration of many factors. Seniors, individuals over 65 years of age, make up the fastest growing segment of the population and they have a variety of special needs. The traditional family unit is also changing to a growing diversity and may include multiple generations and even multiple families in one building. Attendees will learn to develop and implement a program focused on the varying needs of these groups. This course will emphasize preparedness, communication and consistency in educating families and the senior community. Information will be given on how to utilize volunteer and professional organizations as well as draw upon internal personnel, equipment and other resources. Attendees will also be provided with tips and drill to use in the field.camdenSaturday, November 11, 2017
Administrative - Uniform Fire CodeCE170The Art of NegotiatingCAM Consulting GroupNegotiation is a part of life. Sometimes it is done formally, but most times it is done informally on the job, at home, or in social situations. Communication, respect, preparation, and focus are the heart and soul of the negotiation process. Successful negotiations allow two parties to resolve their differences and leave feeling like they both won. By effectively managing interpersonal dynamics, a situation can change from one of confrontation to one of cooperation. Participants will leave knowing how to manage differences and achieve success.middlesexFriday, December 08, 2017
Administrative - Uniform Fire CodeCE170The Art of NegotiatingCAM Consulting GroupNegotiation is a part of life. Sometimes it is done formally, but most times it is done informally on the job, at home, or in social situations. Communication, respect, preparation, and focus are the heart and soul of the negotiation process. Successful negotiations allow two parties to resolve their differences and leave feeling like they both won. By effectively managing interpersonal dynamics, a situation can change from one of confrontation to one of cooperation. Participants will leave knowing how to manage differences and achieve success.atlanticThursday, December 07, 2017
Administrative - Uniform Fire CodeCE705Youth Firesetter AwarenessHelge Nordtveit, Fire Captain (Retired), Retired Youth Fire Setter Intervention Program Manager. Current Fire Official, Fire Instructor and Fire Service Trainer and Joe Ehrhardt, Retired Juvenile Justice Administrator, Retired Youth Fire Setter Intervention Program Manager. Current Fire and Life Safety Educator and Fire Service TrainerDoes your community have an issue with children using fire in unsupervised or dangerous ways? If you said “Yes”, are you comfortable with your community’s response? If you said “No”, how educated are you on the issue and are you comfortable with a reliance on the status quo? If you said “I don’t know”, there are several steps that you can take immediately to learn about and respond to this often hidden, misunderstood, and potentially deadly and destructive issue.passaicFriday, November 03, 2017
Administrative - Uniform Fire CodeCE705Youth Firesetter AwarenessHelge Nordtveit, Fire Captain (Retired), Retired Youth Fire Setter Intervention Program Manager. Current Fire Official, Fire Instructor and Fire Service Trainer and Joe Ehrhardt, Retired Juvenile Justice Administrator, Retired Youth Fire Setter Intervention Program Manager. Current Fire and Life Safety Educator and Fire Service TrainerDoes your community have an issue with children using fire in unsupervised or dangerous ways? If you said “Yes”, are you comfortable with your community’s response? If you said “No”, how educated are you on the issue and are you comfortable with a reliance on the status quo? If you said “I don’t know”, there are several steps that you can take immediately to learn about and respond to this often hidden, misunderstood, and potentially deadly and destructive issue.cape mayThursday, November 02, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire CodeCe711Active & Passive Fire Protection in the Built EnvironmentRon Kanterman, Fire Chief-Town of Wilton (CT)Discussed in this course are the design, installation, maintenance, code requirements and application of: sprinklers, standpipes, CO2, halon, dry chemical, wet chemical, clean agents, fire alarms, smoke control, and foam systems. This is an excellent review for firefighters, officers, veteran fire inspectors, fire officials, fire marshals and fire instructors or a perfect introduction for new members of the Fire Service. Learn not only how these systems work and how they should be maintained, but also how to use them to your advantage during a building emergency. A large amount of photos compliment this class to aid in explaining the inner workings of said systems.morrisThursday, November 09, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire CodeCe711Active & Passive Fire Protection in the Built EnvironmentRon Kanterman, Fire Chief-Town of Wilton (CT)Discussed in this course are the design, installation, maintenance, code requirements and application of: sprinklers, standpipes, CO2, halon, dry chemical, wet chemical, clean agents, fire alarms, smoke control, and foam systems. This is an excellent review for firefighters, officers, veteran fire inspectors, fire officials, fire marshals and fire instructors or a perfect introduction for new members of the Fire Service. Learn not only how these systems work and how they should be maintained, but also how to use them to your advantage during a building emergency. A large amount of photos compliment this class to aid in explaining the inner workings of said systems.mercerTuesday, November 21, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire Codec1d91Bomb Threat Awareness And ResponseDetective James Varick, NJSP Arson/Bomb UnitThis course will provide an awareness level training to the student on the topic of explosive devices and response to incidents involving explosives and explosions. The primary focus of this course will be to allow the student to gain sufficient knowledge so that he/she is able to safely respond to and manage an incident involving explosives and explosions and then cooperate with those specifically tasked to mitigate or investigate these types of events (Bomb Squads).This course is intended for all members of the Fire Service including all first responders, Fire Officials, Fire Inspectors, and Fire Investigators. The program would be especially beneficial to Chief Officers who have overall command responsibilities at these scenes.mercerMonday, November 06, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire Codec1d91Bomb Threat Awareness And ResponseDetective James Varick, NJSP Arson/Bomb UnitThis course will provide an awareness level training to the student on the topic of explosive devices and response to incidents involving explosives and explosions. The primary focus of this course will be to allow the student to gain sufficient knowledge so that he/she is able to safely respond to and manage an incident involving explosives and explosions and then cooperate with those specifically tasked to mitigate or investigate these types of events (Bomb Squads).This course is intended for all members of the Fire Service including all first responders, Fire Officials, Fire Inspectors, and Fire Investigators. The program would be especially beneficial to Chief Officers who have overall command responsibilities at these scenes.gloucesterMonday, October 02, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire CodeCE537Business WritingCivil Service CommissionWritten communication skills are extremely important in todays business environment.  This one-day course will assist participants in developing the skills and confidence necessary to prepare clear, concise and effective written communication.  Through instruction, professional coaching, and practice exercises, participants will learn basic writing techniques for delivering information in a logical and persuasive manner.somersetMonday, November 06, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire CodeCE537Business WritingCivil Service CommissionWritten communication skills are extremely important in todays business environment.  This one-day course will assist participants in developing the skills and confidence necessary to prepare clear, concise and effective written communication.  Through instruction, professional coaching, and practice exercises, participants will learn basic writing techniques for delivering information in a logical and persuasive manner.Kean University, Hutchinson Hall 335Thursday, October 12, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire CodeCE537Business WritingCivil Service CommissionWritten communication skills are extremely important in todays business environment.  This one-day course will assist participants in developing the skills and confidence necessary to prepare clear, concise and effective written communication.  Through instruction, professional coaching, and practice exercises, participants will learn basic writing techniques for delivering information in a logical and persuasive manner.oceanFriday, October 06, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire CodeCE89Everyday Fire Investigations Tips and Techniques For Municipal OfficialsDavid T. Phelan, NFPA, Certified Fire Prevention SpecialistAre you or your agency’s time, cost, and manpower limited to perform a fire investigation? Do many of your small fires get handled at the scene by officers and firefighters? What does NFPA 921 and NFPA 1033 mean to municipal investigations? The majority of your investigations are not criminal acts and leave you with limited resources to meet the statutory obligation of conducting a fire investigation. Make the most of your resources and efficiently handle your everyday fires from small appliances, motor vehicles, and up. This program will help you streamline the process and avoid the pitfalls of the changing civil litigation and subrogation claim landscape which often accompany accidental fires. Case studies and classroom exercises based on real events will be used to demonstrate various interview and documentation tips which you can apply at your next fire. In addition to receiving DFS continuing education credit a brief end of class test is provided for attendees who must demonstrate testable continuing education for a fire investigator certification.bergenMonday, October 16, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire CodeCE89Everyday Fire Investigations Tips and Techniques For Municipal OfficialsDavid T. Phelan, NFPA, Certified Fire Prevention SpecialistAre you or your agency’s time, cost, and manpower limited to perform a fire investigation? Do many of your small fires get handled at the scene by officers and firefighters? What does NFPA 921 and NFPA 1033 mean to municipal investigations? The majority of your investigations are not criminal acts and leave you with limited resources to meet the statutory obligation of conducting a fire investigation. Make the most of your resources and efficiently handle your everyday fires from small appliances, motor vehicles, and up. This program will help you streamline the process and avoid the pitfalls of the changing civil litigation and subrogation claim landscape which often accompany accidental fires. Case studies and classroom exercises based on real events will be used to demonstrate various interview and documentation tips which you can apply at your next fire. In addition to receiving DFS continuing education credit a brief end of class test is provided for attendees who must demonstrate testable continuing education for a fire investigator certification.mercerMonday, November 20, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire CodeCE89Everyday Fire Investigations Tips and Techniques For Municipal OfficialsDavid T. Phelan, NFPA, Certified Fire Prevention SpecialistAre you or your agency’s time, cost, and manpower limited to perform a fire investigation? Do many of your small fires get handled at the scene by officers and firefighters? What does NFPA 921 and NFPA 1033 mean to municipal investigations? The majority of your investigations are not criminal acts and leave you with limited resources to meet the statutory obligation of conducting a fire investigation. Make the most of your resources and efficiently handle your everyday fires from small appliances, motor vehicles, and up. This program will help you streamline the process and avoid the pitfalls of the changing civil litigation and subrogation claim landscape which often accompany accidental fires. Case studies and classroom exercises based on real events will be used to demonstrate various interview and documentation tips which you can apply at your next fire. In addition to receiving DFS continuing education credit a brief end of class test is provided for attendees who must demonstrate testable continuing education for a fire investigator certification.gloucesterSaturday, November 04, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire CodeCE760Fire Investigation: Considering the Role of Natural Gas and/or ElectricityAdrian J. Cales, Asset Protection Manager, Public Service Enterprise Group: Detective Sergeant (Ret.), Arson Investigation Unit, Bergen County Prosecutors OfficeThis program is designed to provide you with a thorough, comprehensive and complete understanding of the properties of both natural gas and electricity, and the steps necessary for the examination of a fire scene where there is the potential that natural gas or electricity were involved in either the origin or the cause of the fire. The emphasis of the program will be on how any and all components associated with either natural gas or electricity services must be subject to a detailed examination at every scene to either eliminate them, or attribute them, as to having any role or involvement in the origin or the cause of the fire, and what steps are necessary for this process to be completed.hunterdonWednesday, November 08, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire CodeCE760Fire Investigation: Considering the Role of Natural Gas and/or ElectricityAdrian J. Cales, Asset Protection Manager, Public Service Enterprise Group: Detective Sergeant (Ret.), Arson Investigation Unit, Bergen County Prosecutors OfficeThis program is designed to provide you with a thorough, comprehensive and complete understanding of the properties of both natural gas and electricity, and the steps necessary for the examination of a fire scene where there is the potential that natural gas or electricity were involved in either the origin or the cause of the fire. The emphasis of the program will be on how any and all components associated with either natural gas or electricity services must be subject to a detailed examination at every scene to either eliminate them, or attribute them, as to having any role or involvement in the origin or the cause of the fire, and what steps are necessary for this process to be completed.oceanSaturday, November 04, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire CodeCE760Fire Investigation: Considering the Role of Natural Gas and/or ElectricityAdrian J. Cales, Asset Protection Manager, Public Service Enterprise Group: Detective Sergeant (Ret.), Arson Investigation Unit, Bergen County Prosecutors OfficeThis program is designed to provide you with a thorough, comprehensive and complete understanding of the properties of both natural gas and electricity, and the steps necessary for the examination of a fire scene where there is the potential that natural gas or electricity were involved in either the origin or the cause of the fire. The emphasis of the program will be on how any and all components associated with either natural gas or electricity services must be subject to a detailed examination at every scene to either eliminate them, or attribute them, as to having any role or involvement in the origin or the cause of the fire, and what steps are necessary for this process to be completed.camdenWednesday, October 11, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire CodeC2D05Fireground Operations at Buildings of Ordinary and HeavyTimber ConstructionChristopher Naum, SFPE, Chief of Training, Command InstituteA fundamental building type that has profound operational considerations on the fireground that is commonly found in nearly all jurisdictions and response areas throughout the United States. This program goes beyond the cursory discussions of “main street” unreinforced masonry (URM) and reinforced masonry (RM) construction and occupancies, but expands and explores the complexities of this heritage and legacy construction system and their renovations, adaptive reuse, make-overs and fireground operations. An overview of construction systems, materials and methods, inherent building characteristics, predictability of building performance, operational considerations, strategies and tactics with a focus on operational excellence and firefighter safety. Key Building Anatomy features, design and current architectural and design systems will be explored on this often neglected building system.monmouthMonday, October 16, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire CodeCE765Fundamentals Of Automatic Sprinkler And Standpipe SystemsPaul T. Dansbach, Fire Marshal, Borough of Rutherford The course will present timely and up to date material covering fundamental design and water supply requirements for automatic sprinkler and standpipe systems including when and why building fire pumps are required. The participants will be able to identify the various component parts of automatic sprinkler systems, standpipe systems and fire pumps. The importance of ensuring these fire protection systems are maintained in full service while identifying common system impairments and violations which lead to these fire protection systems being out of service will be reviewed throughout the course.sussexSaturday, November 18, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire CodeCE765Fundamentals Of Automatic Sprinkler And Standpipe SystemsPaul T. Dansbach, Fire Marshal, Borough of RutherfordThe course will present timely and up to date material covering fundamental design and water supply requirements for automatic sprinkler and standpipe systems including when and why building fire pumps are required. The participants will be able to identify the various component parts of automatic sprinkler systems, standpipe systems and fire pumps. The importance of ensuring these fire protection systems are maintained in full service while identifying common system impairments and violations which lead to these fire protection systems being out of service will be reviewed throughout the course.monmouthMonday, October 30, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire CodeCE773Hazardous Materials-Bulk Storage to Big Box StoresRon Kanterman, Fire Chief-Town of Wilton (CT)This class takes participants through the NJ/IFC code sections regarding the storage and use of hazardous materials from small local hardware stores to big box stores to bulk chemical facilities, refineries and tanks farms. Topics covered are marking and identification systems, Federal, State and local laws, national and industry standards, Safety Data Sheets, various chapters in the New Jersey edition of the IFC, bulk storage tanks, rail cars, tank trucks and common fire protection systems found in such facilities. A large amount of photos and videos compliment this class to aid in the student’s understanding of the material. warrenTuesday, October 31, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire CodeCE773Hazardous Materials-Bulk Storage to Big Box StoresRon Kanterman, Fire Chief-Town of Wilton (CT)This class takes participants through the NJ/IFC code sections regarding the storage and use of hazardous materials from small local hardware stores to big box stores to bulk chemical facilities, refineries and tanks farms. Topics covered are marking and identification systems, Federal, State and local laws, national and industry standards, Safety Data Sheets, various chapters in the New Jersey edition of the IFC, bulk storage tanks, rail cars, tank trucks and common fire protection systems found in such facilities. A large amount of photos and videos compliment this class to aid in the student’s understanding of the material. burlingtonMonday, October 30, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire CodeCE749Health-Care Facilities Fire Inspections and its Impact for a FD ResponseAndrew J. FosinaModern health-care facilities present many challenges for fire department responses and fire inspections. This course will provide an in depth review of various health-care facilities including hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living and ambulatory health-care occupancies. The course will provide examples of pre-planning and response strategies emphasizing the importance of all life safety equipment in the health-care environment, focusing on the special hazards found in health-care facilities. Emphasis will be place on how the NJ Uniform Fire Code applies to health-care facilities in this heavily regulated environment.Kean University, Kean Hall 127Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire CodeCE749Health-Care Facilities Fire Inspections and its Impact for a FD ResponseAndrew J. FosinaModern health-care facilities present many challenges for fire department responses and fire inspections. This course will provide an in depth review of various health-care facilities including hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living and ambulatory health-care occupancies. The course will provide examples of pre-planning and response strategies emphasizing the importance of all life safety equipment in the health-care environment, focusing on the special hazards found in health-care facilities. Emphasis will be place on how the NJ Uniform Fire Code applies to health-care facilities in this heavily regulated environment.oceanThursday, October 19, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire CodeCE749Health-Care Facilities Fire Inspections and its Impact for a FD ResponseAndrew J. FosinaModern health-care facilities present many challenges for fire department responses and fire inspections. This course will provide an in depth review of various health-care facilities including hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living and ambulatory health-care occupancies. The course will provide examples of pre-planning and response strategies emphasizing the importance of all life safety equipment in the health-care environment, focusing on the special hazards found in health-care facilities. Emphasis will be place on how the NJ Uniform Fire Code applies to health-care facilities in this heavily regulated environment.gloucesterThursday, November 09, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire CodeC1D74Legal Issues For Code Enforcement and Emergency Service PersonnelKathleen L. Kirvan, Esq., Lieutenant, Mount Laurel FD, Mount Laurel, New JerseyIn emergency services, there are potential legal consequences for everything we do. The consequences can be civil or criminal and your actions can be intentional or unintentional. For Fire Officers and Fire Officials, in addition to your own actions, you can be held accountable for the actions or inactions of your subordinates. This course will address a number of legal issues, including, but not limited to: Freedom of Speech; social media policies; use of cameras and video footage from emergency scenes; laws against discrimination; code enforcement liability; and civil and criminal liability for Chiefs, Company Officers, Training Officers, Firefighters, Fire Officials and Fire Inspectors. middlesexSaturday, October 07, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire CodeC1D74Legal Issues For Code Enforcement and Emergency Service PersonnelKathleen L. Kirvan, Esq., Lieutenant, Mount Laurel FD, Mount Laurel, New JerseyIn emergency services, there are potential legal consequences for everything we do. The consequences can be civil or criminal and your actions can be intentional or unintentional. For Fire Officers and Fire Officials, in addition to your own actions, you can be held accountable for the actions or inactions of your subordinates. This course will address a number of legal issues, including, but not limited to: Freedom of Speech; social media policies; use of cameras and video footage from emergency scenes; laws against discrimination; code enforcement liability; and civil and criminal liability for Chiefs, Company Officers, Training Officers, Firefighters, Fire Officials and Fire Inspectors. oceanWednesday, October 25, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire CodeC1D74Legal Issues For Code Enforcement and Emergency Service PersonnelKathleen L. Kirvan, Esq., Lieutenant, Mount Laurel FD, Mount Laurel, New JerseyIn emergency services, there are potential legal consequences for everything we do. The consequences can be civil or criminal and your actions can be intentional or unintentional. For Fire Officers and Fire Officials, in addition to your own actions, you can be held accountable for the actions or inactions of your subordinates. This course will address a number of legal issues, including, but not limited to: Freedom of Speech; social media policies; use of cameras and video footage from emergency scenes; laws against discrimination; code enforcement liability; and civil and criminal liability for Chiefs, Company Officers, Training Officers, Firefighters, Fire Officials and Fire Inspectors. salemMonday, December 04, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire CodeCE750Managing Fireworks DisplaysRon Kanterman, Fire Chief-Town of Wilton (CT)Based on the book of the same title authored by the speaker, topics covered are: chemistry of pyrotechnics, required documentation, permits, code requirements, site inspections, set-up, transportation, multi-agency involvement, show operations, post display operations, unified command operations, and more. Also covered are the requirements of NFPA#1126-Pyrotechnics Before a Proximate Audience. The Federal DOT requirements have changed to transport fireworks and there are new requirements for electric matches as well. Case histories of storage mistakes and code violations with ramifications are shown with lessons discussed.somersetWednesday, October 18, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire CodeCE750Managing Fireworks DisplaysRon Kanterman, Fire Chief-Town of Wilton (CT)Based on the book of the same title authored by the speaker, topics covered are: chemistry of pyrotechnics, required documentation, permits, code requirements, site inspections, set-up, transportation, multi-agency involvement, show operations, post display operations, unified command operations, and more. Also covered are the requirements of NFPA#1126-Pyrotechnics Before a Proximate Audience. The Federal DOT requirements have changed to transport fireworks and there are new requirements for electric matches as well. Case histories of storage mistakes and code violations with ramifications are shown with lessons discussed.bergenFriday, November 17, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire CodeCE750Managing Fireworks DisplaysRon Kanterman, Fire Chief-Town of Wilton (CT)Based on the book of the same title authored by the speaker, topics covered are: chemistry of pyrotechnics, required documentation, permits, code requirements, site inspections, set-up, transportation, multi-agency involvement, show operations, post display operations, unified command operations, and more. Also covered are the requirements of NFPA#1126-Pyrotechnics Before a Proximate Audience. The Federal DOT requirements have changed to transport fireworks and there are new requirements for electric matches as well. Case histories of storage mistakes and code violations with ramifications are shown with lessons discussed.burlingtonSaturday, October 14, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire CodeC2T39Physiological and Mental Stressors of Fighting FiresAnthony correia, National Fallen Firefighters FoundationThe physiological and mental stressors of fighting fires is of significant concern to all involved. Exposure to fire and its byproducts is even more hazardous than ever before. Understanding the effects of being exposed to fire, smoke and carcinogens will help those involved to be better prepared to reduce these hazards. This program details these stressors as well as the relationship of cardiovascular disease, dehydration, cancer and chemical exposure from smoke and firefighting activities. It discusses why being fit for duty, providing on scene and after incident rehabilitation services are important to help reduce the impact of these diseases when fighting fires. It will also cover the work of the NJ Healthy Firefighter coalition and provide an overview of the NJ Rehab guideline and how to utilize it for optimum rehab services.Kean University, Kean Hall 127Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire CodeC2T39Physiological and Mental Stressors of Fighting FiresAnthony correia, National Fallen Firefighters FoundationThe physiological and mental stressors of fighting fires is of significant concern to all involved. Exposure to fire and its byproducts is even more hazardous than ever before. Understanding the effects of being exposed to fire, smoke and carcinogens will help those involved to be better prepared to reduce these hazards. This program details these stressors as well as the relationship of cardiovascular disease, dehydration, cancer and chemical exposure from smoke and firefighting activities. It discusses why being fit for duty, providing on scene and after incident rehabilitation services are important to help reduce the impact of these diseases when fighting fires. It will also cover the work of the NJ Healthy Firefighter coalition and provide an overview of the NJ Rehab guideline and how to utilize it for optimum rehab services.oceanMonday, October 02, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire CodeC2T39Physiological and Mental Stressors of Fighting FiresAnthony correia, National Fallen Firefighters FoundationThe physiological and mental stressors of fighting fires is of significant concern to all involved. Exposure to fire and its byproducts is even more hazardous than ever before. Understanding the effects of being exposed to fire, smoke and carcinogens will help those involved to be better prepared to reduce these hazards. This program details these stressors as well as the relationship of cardiovascular disease, dehydration, cancer and chemical exposure from smoke and firefighting activities. It discusses why being fit for duty, providing on scene and after incident rehabilitation services are important to help reduce the impact of these diseases when fighting fires. It will also cover the work of the NJ Healthy Firefighter coalition and provide an overview of the NJ Rehab guideline and how to utilize it for optimum rehab services.cape mayWednesday, November 01, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire CodeCE547Principles of Modern Building ConstructionMichael Scardino, Chief of Department (Retired), Winslow Township Fire DepartmentPrinciples of Modern Building Construction is designed to raise the awareness of Fire Service personnel of the dangers inherent in the construction methods and materials prevalent today, and compare them with the construction methods of old. A brief review of construction types and methods is used as a platform to introduce new lightweight materials and methodology. Factors such as high-heat release fuel loading, energy efficiency, thermos pane windows, tighter building envelopes, and the impacts these have on the time temperature curve will be introduced. This course encourages students to document new construction using digital photography. This will afford the firefighter advance knowledge of vulnerabilities and exposures, and will hopefully facilitate better tactical decision making and outcome prediction.somersetFriday, September 29, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire CodeCE547Principles of Modern Building ConstructionMichael Scardino, Chief of Department (Retired), Winslow Township Fire DepartmentPrinciples of Modern Building Construction is designed to raise the awareness of Fire Service personnel of the dangers inherent in the construction methods and materials prevalent today, and compare them with the construction methods of old. A brief review of construction types and methods is used as a platform to introduce new lightweight materials and methodology. Factors such as high-heat release fuel loading, energy efficiency, thermos pane windows, tighter building envelopes, and the impacts these have on the time temperature curve will be introduced. This course encourages students to document new construction using digital photography. This will afford the firefighter advance knowledge of vulnerabilities and exposures, and will hopefully facilitate better tactical decision making and outcome prediction.monmouthSaturday, October 07, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire CodeCE547Principles of Modern Building ConstructionMichael Scardino, Chief of Department (Retired), Winslow Township Fire DepartmentPrinciples of Modern Building Construction is designed to raise the awareness of Fire Service personnel of the dangers inherent in the construction methods and materials prevalent today, and compare them with the construction methods of old. A brief review of construction types and methods is used as a platform to introduce new lightweight materials and methodology. Factors such as high-heat release fuel loading, energy efficiency, thermos pane windows, tighter building envelopes, and the impacts these have on the time temperature curve will be introduced. This course encourages students to document new construction using digital photography. This will afford the firefighter advance knowledge of vulnerabilities and exposures, and will hopefully facilitate better tactical decision making and outcome prediction.burlingtonFriday, December 08, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire CodeC2T21Raise Your Right Hand and Repeat After MeKathleen L. Kirvan, Esq., Lieutenant, Mount Laurel FD, Mount Laurel, New JerseyThis course will provide each attendee with insight into what to expect if he or she is ever called to testify as a witness or is personally sued because of his or her affiliation with the emergency services community. The course will take attendees through the pre-trial and trial process, what a party to lawsuit can expect and the rigors of testifying at trial. Students will also be provided with insight into the legal process of a court case by defining the similarities and differences between criminal and civil trials, and emphasizing the elements of trial testimony of both lay and expert witnesses. This course is for all members of the emergency services community, with a special emphasis on fire officials, fire inspectors, training officers and superior officers.SomersetSaturday, December 09, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire CodeC2T21Raise Your Right Hand and Repeat After MeKathleen L. Kirvan, Esq., Lieutenant, Mount Laurel FD, Mount Laurel, New JerseyThis course will provide each attendee with insight into what to expect if he or she is ever called to testify as a witness or is personally sued because of his or her affiliation with the emergency services community. The course will take attendees through the pre-trial and trial process, what a party to lawsuit can expect and the rigors of testifying at trial. Students will also be provided with insight into the legal process of a court case by defining the similarities and differences between criminal and civil trials, and emphasizing the elements of trial testimony of both lay and expert witnesses. This course is for all members of the emergency services community, with a special emphasis on fire officials, fire inspectors, training officers and superior officers.mercerTuesday, November 28, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire CodeC2T21Raise Your Right Hand and Repeat After MeKathleen L. Kirvan, Esq., Lieutenant, Mount Laurel FD, Mount Laurel, New JerseyThis course will provide each attendee with insight into what to expect if he or she is ever called to testify as a witness or is personally sued because of his or her affiliation with the emergency services community. The course will take attendees through the pre-trial and trial process, what a party to lawsuit can expect and the rigors of testifying at trial. Students will also be provided with insight into the legal process of a court case by defining the similarities and differences between criminal and civil trials, and emphasizing the elements of trial testimony of both lay and expert witnesses. This course is for all members of the emergency services community, with a special emphasis on fire officials, fire inspectors, training officers and superior officers.atlanticThursday, November 02, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire CodeCE755Retrofit - Subchapter 4Paul T. Dansbach, Fire Marshal, Borough of Rutherford The course will present the selected requirements of NJAC 5:70-4 - Fire Safety Code. Requirements that have been in effect for a number of years, as well as, recently adopted regulations and recently published Division of Fire Safety Bulletins. The course will review how to determine if violations of Subchapter 4 exist and how to achieve compliance with the applicable regulations. This course deals with specific situations when strict compliance with the regulations is not practical. The Fire Code variance process will be reviewed in detail. The relationship between the NJ Uniform Fire Code and the NJ Uniform Construction Code will also be presented. We will treat either Code Update or Retrofit: Subchapter 4 as meeting the Code Update CEU requirement within the renewable certification cycle of an appointed Fire Official or Fire Inspector. Division of Fire Safety will treat Code Update, Retrofit: Subchapter 4, Hot Issues In Fire Code Enforcement, or Tips and Tools For Effective inspections as meeting the Code Update CEU requirement within the renewable certification cycle of an appointed Fire Official or Fire Inspector.middlesexThursday, November 02, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire CodeCE755Retrofit - Subchapter 4Paul T. Dansbach, Fire Marshal, Borough of Rutherford The course will present the selected requirements of NJAC 5:70-4 - Fire Safety Code. Requirements that have been in effect for a number of years, as well as, recently adopted regulations and recently published Division of Fire Safety Bulletins. The course will review how to determine if violations of Subchapter 4 exist and how to achieve compliance with the applicable regulations. This course deals with specific situations when strict compliance with the regulations is not practical. The Fire Code variance process will be reviewed in detail. The relationship between the NJ Uniform Fire Code and the NJ Uniform Construction Code will also be presented. We will treat either Code Update or Retrofit: Subchapter 4 as meeting the Code Update CEU requirement within the renewable certification cycle of an appointed Fire Official or Fire Inspector. Division of Fire Safety will treat Code Update, Retrofit: Subchapter 4, Hot Issues In Fire Code Enforcement, or Tips and Tools For Effective inspections as meeting the Code Update CEU requirement within the renewable certification cycle of an appointed Fire Official or Fire Inspector.atlanticTuesday, October 31, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire CodeC1D59Solar Power: Strategy and Tactics for the First ResponderJoseph Vallo, Jersey City Fire DepartmentThis course will assist first responders in making critical decisions at emergency incidents involving solar power. The program includes history, facts, application, function and growth of solar power. The course will address pre-fire planning, size-up, as well as basic strategy and tactics for these types of incidents. An open dialogue involving case studies and NFPA information will be used to assist students in decision making that effect on-scene personnel and safety.  morrisFriday, October 13, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire CodeC1D59Solar Power: Strategy and Tactics for the First ResponderJoseph Vallo, Jersey City Fire DepartmentThis course will assist first responders in making critical decisions at emergency incidents involving solar power. The program includes history, facts, application, function and growth of solar power. The course will address pre-fire planning, size-up, as well as basic strategy and tactics for these types of incidents. An open dialogue involving case studies and NFPA information will be used to assist students in decision making that effect on-scene personnel and safety.  burlingtonMonday, October 23, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire CodeC1D59Solar Power: Strategy and Tactics for the First ResponderJoseph Vallo, Jersey City Fire DepartmentThis course will assist first responders in making critical decisions at emergency incidents involving solar power. The program includes history, facts, application, function and growth of solar power. The course will address pre-fire planning, size-up, as well as basic strategy and tactics for these types of incidents. An open dialogue involving case studies and NFPA information will be used to assist students in decision making that effect on-scene personnel and safety.  CumberlandWednesday, October 18, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire CodeCE709Terrorism Awareness for Fire Inspectors and Code OfficialsT. Steve King, OEM Coordinator, Burlington CountyThis course is a thorough review of Terrorism Awareness for the Fire Inspector in the State of New Jersey. This course will recognize key on-scene terrorist indicators, symbols and behaviors. The course also covers the role of the Office of Counter Terrorism, types of terrorism, and recognizing and identifying materials for possible use in attacks.passaicFriday, October 06, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire CodeCE709Terrorism Awareness for Fire Inspectors and Code OfficialsT. Steve King, OEM Coordinator, Burlington CountyThis course is a thorough review of Terrorism Awareness for the Fire Inspector in the State of New Jersey. This course will recognize key on-scene terrorist indicators, symbols and behaviors. The course also covers the role of the Office of Counter Terrorism, types of terrorism, and recognizing and identifying materials for possible use in attacks.mercerFriday, October 13, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire CodeCE709Terrorism Awareness for Fire Inspectors and Code OfficialsT. Steve King, OEM Coordinator, Burlington CountyThis course is a thorough review of Terrorism Awareness for the Fire Inspector in the State of New Jersey. This course will recognize key on-scene terrorist indicators, symbols and behaviors. The course also covers the role of the Office of Counter Terrorism, types of terrorism, and recognizing and identifying materials for possible use in attacks.burlingtonFriday, November 03, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire CodeCe774Tips and Tools For Effective InspectionsPatrick W. Bigoss, Camden County College, Coordinator Fire Science Program; This program is intended to expand knowledge for newly appointed or recently re-appointed inspectors. It will also serve as a refresher for inspectors who perform a very limited number of inspections per year. Topics covered include duties and responsibility, interagency cooperation, inspection preplanning, performing the inspection, documenting the inspection and completing the inspection process. The program will also include a review of legal requirements, dos and don’ts and the consequences and remedies for inspectors who deviate from the stated requirements. There will be examples of violations and the proper reference under the IFC 2006. Seasoned inspectors taking the program for CEU requirements may find the program to be a re-statement of what they already know. Division of Fire Safety will treat Code Update, Retrofit: Subchapter 4, Hot Issues In Fire Code Enforcement, or Tips and Tools For Effective inspections as meeting the Code Update CEU requirement within the renewable certification cycle of an appointed Fire Official or Fire Inspector.middlesexFriday, November 17, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire CodeCe774Tips and Tools For Effective InspectionsPatrick W. Bigoss, Camden County College, Coordinator Fire Science Program; This program is intended to expand knowledge for newly appointed or recently re-appointed inspectors. It will also serve as a refresher for inspectors who perform a very limited number of inspections per year. Topics covered include duties and responsibility, interagency cooperation, inspection preplanning, performing the inspection, documenting the inspection and completing the inspection process. The program will also include a review of legal requirements, dos and don’ts and the consequences and remedies for inspectors who deviate from the stated requirements. There will be examples of violations and the proper reference under the IFC 2006. Seasoned inspectors taking the program for CEU requirements may find the program to be a re-statement of what they already know. Division of Fire Safety will treat Code Update, Retrofit: Subchapter 4, Hot Issues In Fire Code Enforcement, or Tips and Tools For Effective inspections as meeting the Code Update CEU requirement within the renewable certification cycle of an appointed Fire Official or Fire Inspector.burlingtonFriday, October 20, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire CodeCE526UFC Retrofit Provisions Within Hotel/Multiple DwellingsJack Daniels, Fire Official, UCC Construction & Housing Official, UCC Building & Fire Subcode Official,  Deputy OEM Coordinator, Code Enforcement OfficialThis seminar is designed to explain and identify the Uniform Fire Code Subchapter 4 Retrofit provisions as they relate to a Hotel and Multiple Dwelling. The background, purpose and intent of the Retrofit will be discussed identifying the minimum requirements within an existing structure, such as sprinklers, fire/carbon monoxide alarms, means of egress, vertical shafts and interior finish. This seminar will cover recognizing when and how to apply the minimum requirements of the Retrofit code. burlingtonMonday, November 06, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire CodeCE526UFC Retrofit Provisions Within Hotel/Multiple DwellingsJack Daniels, Fire Official, UCC Construction & Housing Official, UCC Building & Fire Subcode Official,  Deputy OEM Coordinator, Code Enforcement OfficialThis seminar is designed to explain and identify the Uniform Fire Code Subchapter 4 Retrofit provisions as they relate to a Hotel and Multiple Dwelling. The background, purpose and intent of the Retrofit will be discussed identifying the minimum requirements within an existing structure, such as sprinklers, fire/carbon monoxide alarms, means of egress, vertical shafts and interior finish. This seminar will cover recognizing when and how to apply the minimum requirements of the Retrofit code. MorrisMonday, November 13, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire CodeCE593Water Based Fire Protection Systems NFPA 25-02Paul T. Dansbach, Fire Marshal, Borough of Rutherford This course has been updated to reflect the revised and updated edition of NFPA 25-02. The revised and updated edition of NFPA 25-02 is referenced in the 2006 IFC NJ Edition. The course will provide technical information to the students to ensure the requirements of NFPA 25-02 for the inspection, testing and maintenance of water-based fire protection systems are uniformly enforced.middlesexSaturday, October 14, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire Codec2t23Wood Frame & Ordinary Construction Principles For Fire Instructors and Fire OfficersPaul T. Dansbach, Fire Marshal, Borough of Rutherford Wood frame and ordinary constructed buildings pose significant challenges for the fire service. This program will enhance the knowledge and understanding of the construction methods, materials, the fire spread and collapse potential of wood frame and ordinary constructed buildings. Case studies of fire incidents and buildings will be used throughout the program. The programs will also review how to develop and utilize differing forms of case studies to meet various teaching objectives relating to wood frame and ordinary construction. morrisThursday, October 19, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire Codec2t23Wood Frame & Ordinary Construction Principles For Fire Instructors and Fire OfficersPaul T. Dansbach, Fire Marshal, Borough of Rutherford Wood frame and ordinary constructed buildings pose significant challenges for the fire service. This program will enhance the knowledge and understanding of the construction methods, materials, the fire spread and collapse potential of wood frame and ordinary constructed buildings. Case studies of fire incidents and buildings will be used throughout the program. The programs will also review how to develop and utilize differing forms of case studies to meet various teaching objectives relating to wood frame and ordinary construction. burlingtonMonday, October 23, 2017
Technical - Uniform Fire Codec2t23Wood Frame & Ordinary Construction Principles For Fire Instructors and Fire OfficersPaul T. Dansbach, Fire Marshal, Borough of Rutherford Wood frame and ordinary constructed buildings pose significant challenges for the fire service. This program will enhance the knowledge and understanding of the construction methods, materials, the fire spread and collapse potential of wood frame and ordinary constructed buildings. Case studies of fire incidents and buildings will be used throughout the program. The programs will also review how to develop and utilize differing forms of case studies to meet various teaching objectives relating to wood frame and ordinary construction. gloucesterSaturday, October 28, 2017
Fire Instructor Certification ProgramDGI01Drill Ground InstructorMichael J. Corbo, Director, Atlantic County Fire Training Center, Deputy Chief (Ret.), Pleasantville Fire DepartmentThis one day course is required for anyone wishing to obtain or renew a Drill Ground Instructor Certification issued by the Division of Fire Safety.  The intent of this course is to ensure that instructors understand the safety issues and adopted NFPA Standards inherent in SCBA/Smokehouse and Live Burn firefighting training.  The students will be provided with a basic understanding of identifying and correcting unsafe situations as they occur, and will review various safety concerns regarding drill ground instructional activities and student performance criteria. Please the course brochure at www.keanfiresafety.com for a complete listing of class dates.sussexFriday, November 03, 2017
Fire Instructor Certification ProgramDGI01Drill Ground InstructorMichael J. Corbo, Director, Atlantic County Fire Training Center, Deputy Chief (Ret.), Pleasantville Fire DepartmentThis one day course is required for anyone wishing to obtain or renew a Drill Ground Instructor Certification issued by the Division of Fire Safety.  The intent of this course is to ensure that instructors understand the safety issues and adopted NFPA Standards inherent in SCBA/Smokehouse and Live Burn firefighting training.  The students will be provided with a basic understanding of identifying and correcting unsafe situations as they occur, and will review various safety concerns regarding drill ground instructional activities and student performance criteria. Please the course brochure at www.keanfiresafety.com for a complete listing of class dates.monmouthSaturday, October 14, 2017
Fire Instructor Certification ProgramDGI01Drill Ground InstructorMichael J. Corbo, Director, Atlantic County Fire Training Center, Deputy Chief (Ret.), Pleasantville Fire DepartmentThis one day course is required for anyone wishing to obtain or renew a Drill Ground Instructor Certification issued by the Division of Fire Safety.  The intent of this course is to ensure that instructors understand the safety issues and adopted NFPA Standards inherent in SCBA/Smokehouse and Live Burn firefighting training.  The students will be provided with a basic understanding of identifying and correcting unsafe situations as they occur, and will review various safety concerns regarding drill ground instructional activities and student performance criteria. Please the course brochure at www.keanfiresafety.com for a complete listing of class dates.hunterdonWednesday, October 11, 2017
Fire Instructor Certification ProgramDGI01Drill Ground InstructorMichael J. Corbo, Director, Atlantic County Fire Training Center, Deputy Chief (Ret.), Pleasantville Fire DepartmentThis one day course is required for anyone wishing to obtain or renew a Drill Ground Instructor Certification issued by the Division of Fire Safety.  The intent of this course is to ensure that instructors understand the safety issues and adopted NFPA Standards inherent in SCBA/Smokehouse and Live Burn firefighting training.  The students will be provided with a basic understanding of identifying and correcting unsafe situations as they occur, and will review various safety concerns regarding drill ground instructional activities and student performance criteria. Please the course brochure at www.keanfiresafety.com for a complete listing of class dates.atlanticWednesday, October 25, 2017
Fire Instructor Certification ProgramDGI01Drill Ground InstructorMichael J. Corbo, Director, Atlantic County Fire Training Center, Deputy Chief (Ret.), Pleasantville Fire DepartmentThis one day course is required for anyone wishing to obtain or renew a Drill Ground Instructor Certification issued by the Division of Fire Safety.  The intent of this course is to ensure that instructors understand the safety issues and adopted NFPA Standards inherent in SCBA/Smokehouse and Live Burn firefighting training.  The students will be provided with a basic understanding of identifying and correcting unsafe situations as they occur, and will review various safety concerns regarding drill ground instructional activities and student performance criteria. Please the course brochure at www.keanfiresafety.com for a complete listing of class dates.camdenSaturday, November 18, 2017
Fire Instructor Certification ProgramT1001Fire Instructor 1 Weekdays 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Weekends 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Alan Querec, Director, Somerset County ESTAThis program is approved by the Division of Fire Safety to satisfy the instruction criteria for certification as Fire Instructor Level I. The 40-hour program utilizes the IFSTA textbook referenced above, and is designed to present the student with basic skills to assemble course materials, use instructional aids and evaluation tools, review and adapt lesson plans, present a lesson from a prepared lesson plan, and review the administrative record keeping functions of the instructor. Successful completion of the program grants the student eligibility to take the State Fire Instructor Level I written examination. Please go to www.keanfiresafety.com and see the course brochure for a complete listing of the course dates and final exam. Please contact your county fire academy for additional deliveries of this certification course.SomersetOct 11,14,15,16,18,21,24  
Fire Instructor Certification ProgramT2001Fire Instructor 2 Weekdays 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Weekends 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Alan Querec, Director, Somerset County ESTAThis program is approved by the Division of Fire Safety to satisfy the program of instruction criteria for certification as Fire Instructor Level II. The 45-hour program utilizes the IFSTA textbook referenced above, and is designed to present the student with advanced skills to manage instructional resources, schedule training sessions, supervise and coordinate the activities of other instructors, evaluate subordinate instructors, develop and review lesson plans, develop evaluation instruments, and analyze the results of student evaluations. Successful completion of the program grants the student eligibility to take the State Fire Instructor Level II written examination. Please go to www.keanfiresafety.com and see the course brochure for a complete listing of the course dates and final exam. Please contact your county fire academy for additional deliveries of this certification course.SomersetNov 2,6,7,9,12,13,14,15,18,19, 21
Fire Instructor Certification ProgramT1GSWInstructor Level I Certification Examination 9 a.m. -12 p.m.No Instructor ListedThe 100-question exam includes 50 questions on fundamental concepts of instruction from IFSTA 7th Edition Fire & Emergency Services Instructor textbook. Notice: Photo identification is required to take all examinations. Students will not be admitted without photo identification. Faxes will not be accepted. No electronic devices or cell phones will be allowed in examination rooms.burlingtonSaturday, October 07, 2017
Fire Instructor Certification ProgramT2GSWInstructor Level II Certification Examination 9 a.m. -12 p.m.No Instructor ListedThe 100-question exam includes 50 questions on fundamental concepts of instruction from IFSTA 7th Edition Fire & Emergency Services Instructor textbook. Notice: Photo identification is required to take all examinations. Students will not be admitted without photo identification. Faxes will not be accepted. No electronic devices or cell phones will be allowed in examination rooms.burlingtonSaturday, October 07, 2017
Fire Instructor Certification ProgramFIW15Fire InspectorNo Instructor ListedSee page 30 of the course brochure for more information.burlingtonSaturday, October 07, 2017
Fire Instructor Certification ProgramT1GSWInstructor Level I Certification Examination 7 p.m. -10 p.m.No Instructor ListedThe 100-question exam includes 50 questions on fundamental concepts of instruction from IFSTA 7th Edition Fire & Emergency Services Instructor textbook. Notice: Photo identification is required to take all examinations. Students will not be admitted without photo identification. Faxes will not be accepted. No electronic devices or cell phones will be allowed in examination rooms.morrisThursday, November 09, 2017
Fire Instructor Certification ProgramT2GSWInstructor Level II Certification Examination 7 p.m. -10 p.m.No Instructor ListedThe 100-question exam includes 50 questions on fundamental concepts of instruction from IFSTA 7th Edition Fire & Emergency Services Instructor textbook. Notice: Photo identification is required to take all examinations. Students will not be admitted without photo identification. Faxes will not be accepted. No electronic devices or cell phones will be allowed in examination rooms.morrisThursday, November 09, 2017
Fire Instructor Certification ProgramFIW15Fire InspectorNo Instructor ListedSee page 30 of the course brochure for more information.morrisThursday, November 09, 2017
Fire Instructor Certification ProgramT1GSWInstructor Level I Certification Examination 9 a.m. -12 p.m.No Instructor ListedThe 100-question exam includes 50 questions on fundamental concepts of instruction from IFSTA 7th Edition Fire & Emergency Services Instructor textbook. Notice: Photo identification is required to take all examinations. Students will not be admitted without photo identification. Faxes will not be accepted. No electronic devices or cell phones will be allowed in examination rooms.middlesexSaturday, December 09, 2017
Fire Instructor Certification ProgramT2GSWInstructor Level II Certification Examination 9 a.m. -12 p.m.No Instructor ListedThe 100-question exam includes 50 questions on fundamental concepts of instruction from IFSTA 7th Edition Fire & Emergency Services Instructor textbook. Notice: Photo identification is required to take all examinations. Students will not be admitted without photo identification. Faxes will not be accepted. No electronic devices or cell phones will be allowed in examination rooms.middlesexSaturday, December 09, 2017
Fire Instructor Certification ProgramFIW15Fire InspectorNo Instructor ListedSee page 30 of the course brochure for more information.middlesexSaturday, December 09, 2017
Fire Instructor Continuing Education CoursesC2T34Apparatus Driving Phase 1: Essentials for the Professional Driver and
Emergency Service’s Organization
Robert V. Hill, Sr., Director, Gloucester County College/Fire AcademyApparatus driving is an essential skill that must be mastered through training and education to ensure the safety of responders and the general public. Additionally, member organizations benefit from the training and education by reducing liability exposure and improving service life of their equipment. Upon completion of this classroom program, participants will have a full understanding of the many facets of what is required of both the professional apparatus driver and the member’s organization. Information provided is drawn from codes, regulations, NFPA standards, established driver safety programs and personal commercial driving experience of the author from more than twenty years as a successful commercial motor vehicle driver and commercial motor vehicle driving instructor.monmouthWednesday, October 11, 2017
Fire Instructor Continuing Education CoursesC2D02Conducting Aggressive SearchesRobert G. Moran, Fire Chief, Brewster, MA and John J. Lewis, Lieutenant (ret.) Passaic Fire DepartmentConducting a primary search for trapped occupants is arguably the most critical and hazardous task to be achieved on the fireground. This program, which is designed for firefighters and fire officers of all levels, will discuss a variety of fireground considerations and operational search strategies and tactics that will enhance the ability of those assigned to this task to complete their mission in a safe and effective manner.warrenSaturday, October 28, 2017
Fire Instructor Continuing Education Coursesc1d33Elevator Rescue & EmergenciesFire Chief Daniel F Speigel, Wildwood City, NJ FD and Firefighter Mark Becica, Baltimore City, MD FDEmergency personnel with inadequate training in responding to stalled elevators are exposed to an increases risk of injury and death to both the victims and themselves. Learn how to safely and effectively remove passengers from stalled elevators as well as basic elevator procedures. Topics include nomenclature, safety, how an elevator functions, construction, elevator safety devices, possible equipment needed, initial response steps, lock-out/tag-out procedures, elevator doors use of hoist way door keys/pick tools, poling, firemen service (phase 1/phase 2) and manually lowering a hydraulic elevator. Current UCC and UFC regulations regarding elevators will also be discussed. This class begins at 8:00 a.m.morrisMonday, September 25, 2017
Fire Instructor Continuing Education Coursesc1d33Elevator Rescue & EmergenciesFire Chief Daniel F Speigel, Wildwood City, NJ FD and Firefighter Mark Becica, Baltimore City, MD FDEmergency personnel with inadequate training in responding to stalled elevators are exposed to an increases risk of injury and death to both the victims and themselves. Learn how to safely and effectively remove passengers from stalled elevators as well as basic elevator procedures. Topics include nomenclature, safety, how an elevator functions, construction, elevator safety devices, possible equipment needed, initial response steps, lock-out/tag-out procedures, elevator doors use of hoist way door keys/pick tools, poling, firemen service (phase 1/phase 2) and manually lowering a hydraulic elevator. Current UCC and UFC regulations regarding elevators will also be discussed. This class begins at 8:00 a.m.monmouthThursday, November 02, 2017
Fire Instructor Continuing Education Coursesc1d33Elevator Rescue & EmergenciesFire Chief Daniel F Speigel, Wildwood City, NJ FD and Firefighter Mark Becica, Baltimore City, MD FDEmergency personnel with inadequate training in responding to stalled elevators are exposed to an increases risk of injury and death to both the victims and themselves. Learn how to safely and effectively remove passengers from stalled elevators as well as basic elevator procedures. Topics include nomenclature, safety, how an elevator functions, construction, elevator safety devices, possible equipment needed, initial response steps, lock-out/tag-out procedures, elevator doors use of hoist way door keys/pick tools, poling, firemen service (phase 1/phase 2) and manually lowering a hydraulic elevator. Current UCC and UFC regulations regarding elevators will also be discussed. This class begins at 8:00 a.m.atlanticTuesday, November 28, 2017
Fire Instructor Continuing Education Coursesc1d60FDNY Black Sunday's Bronx FireEugene Stolowski, FDNY Rescue 3, Operations Manager, Fire Family Transport FoundationThis presentation tells the story of the tragic day that the New York City Fire Department suffered on January 23, 2005 in the Bronx, NY. A total of 6 Firefighters were trapped above the fire floor in the rear of a tenement. To avoid getting caught in the flash over that was about to occur, the firefighters were forced to bail out of windows without the help of ropes and fell 5 stories to the alley below. Two Firefighters were tragically killed with the four other critically injured. Along with another fatal fire in Brooklyn, NY, the day is now known throughout the fire service as the Black Sundays Bronx Fire. The presentation gives a step by step detailed experience of a fire that went from normal to unimaginable conditions in the blink of an eye. Numerous lessons are shared from this day from two firefighters who survived to talk about it. The presentation includes audio of the radio transmissions that day along with video and photos of the building.passaicMonday, September 25, 2017
Fire Instructor Continuing Education Coursesc1d60FDNY Black Sunday's Bronx FireEugene Stolowski, FDNY Rescue 3, Operations Manager, Fire Family Transport FoundationThis presentation tells the story of the tragic day that the New York City Fire Department suffered on January 23, 2005 in the Bronx, NY. A total of 6 Firefighters were trapped above the fire floor in the rear of a tenement. To avoid getting caught in the flash over that was about to occur, the firefighters were forced to bail out of windows without the help of ropes and fell 5 stories to the alley below. Two Firefighters were tragically killed with the four other critically injured. Along with another fatal fire in Brooklyn, NY, the day is now known throughout the fire service as the Black Sundays Bronx Fire. The presentation gives a step by step detailed experience of a fire that went from normal to unimaginable conditions in the blink of an eye. Numerous lessons are shared from this day from two firefighters who survived to talk about it. The presentation includes audio of the radio transmissions that day along with video and photos of the building.mercerMonday, October 23, 2017
Fire Instructor Continuing Education CoursesC2D11High Rise Operations 101Ron Kanterman, Fire Chief-Town of Wilton (CT)This workshop discusses the basics of fighting a high-rise building fire. Discussions revolve around engine company operations, truck company operations, command and control, construction, built-in fire protection and life safety systems. We also discuss the many ancillary duties that go with this manpower intensive operation. You don’t need apparatus, you need people! Companies will be assigned to staging, building systems, fire protection, utilities, lobby control, command support, elevator operations and many more tasks. If you have high-rise buildings in your district or you respond to a high-rise district on mutual aid and you’ve been “faking it,” you will never look at a high-rise the same way and you will change your SOP’s and the way you operate. A large amount of photos compliment this class along with a look at well known high-rise fires of the past as well as recent incidents. passaicSaturday, November 18, 2017
Fire Instructor Continuing Education CoursesC2D11High Rise Operations 101Ron Kanterman, Fire Chief-Town of Wilton (CT)This workshop discusses the basics of fighting a high-rise building fire. Discussions revolve around engine company operations, truck company operations, command and control, construction, built-in fire protection and life safety systems. We also discuss the many ancillary duties that go with this manpower intensive operation. You don’t need apparatus, you need people! Companies will be assigned to staging, building systems, fire protection, utilities, lobby control, command support, elevator operations and many more tasks. If you have high-rise buildings in your district or you respond to a high-rise district on mutual aid and you’ve been “faking it,” you will never look at a high-rise the same way and you will change your SOP’s and the way you operate. A large amount of photos compliment this class along with a look at well known high-rise fires of the past as well as recent incidents. oceanFriday, October 13, 2017
Fire Instructor Continuing Education CoursesC2T31In Honor Of The Charleston 9: A Study Of Change Following TragedyDr. David Griffin, Captain, Charleston Fire Department (SC)In Honor of The Charleston 9: A Study of Change Following Tragedy was developed and is presented by the first due engineer on the scene of June 18, 2007 where nine firefighters perished in a commercial structure fire in Charleston, South Carolina. This course is based off of the best-selling book with the identical name, which includes doctoral research that will help all organizations, whether public, private, for-profit, or non-profit to determine whether organizational change is needed in their respective organization. Students are taken on an emotional ride from the dark days of fighting fire in Charleston, SC, where nine firefighters perished in the line of duty, to today where the organization is now a national model for change. All organizations need to learn the lessons from Charleston to ensure that they do not experience this type of tragic incident. This course utilizes never before seen video footage from June 18, 2007, as well as the radio traffic that coincides.bergenThursday, November 02, 2017
Fire Instructor Continuing Education CoursesC2T31In Honor Of The Charleston 9: A Study Of Change Following TragedyDr. David Griffin, Captain, Charleston Fire Department (SC)In Honor of The Charleston 9: A Study of Change Following Tragedy was developed and is presented by the first due engineer on the scene of June 18, 2007 where nine firefighters perished in a commercial structure fire in Charleston, South Carolina. This course is based off of the best-selling book with the identical name, which includes doctoral research that will help all organizations, whether public, private, for-profit, or non-profit to determine whether organizational change is needed in their respective organization. Students are taken on an emotional ride from the dark days of fighting fire in Charleston, SC, where nine firefighters perished in the line of duty, to today where the organization is now a national model for change. All organizations need to learn the lessons from Charleston to ensure that they do not experience this type of tragic incident. This course utilizes never before seen video footage from June 18, 2007, as well as the radio traffic that coincides.burlingtonSaturday, November 04, 2017
Fire Instructor Continuing Education CoursesC1D90Inspection Testing and Maintenance of Fire Fighting Equipment and ApparatusDavid T. Phelan, NFPA, Certified Fire Prevention SpecialistWhether it be a new purchase or the ongoing ownership of existing apparatus and equipment there are a variety of state agency regulations and industry standards which may not be clearly known or understood by NJ fire departments.  Even the most conscientious departments may not be fully aware of how various state and federal regulations govern firefighting equipment.  In some cases private or third party contractors are relied upon to do the right thing and the host department doesn’t have the knowledge or understanding to gauge if they are getting their moneys worth to maintain their equipment and members safety.  This program is will bring together those regulations in a direct manner so any department can effectively gauge its compliance and implement changes without violating previously unknown regulations.MiddlesexMonday, October 23, 2017
Fire Instructor Continuing Education Coursesc1d93Lessons Learned From the 25 Most Significant Fires in Firefighting HistoryGlenn Corbett, John Jay College, New York City; Technical Editor, Fire EngineeringHackensack. Iroquois, Vendome. Texas City. Station. Worcester. Each of these single word “descriptors” immediately conjures up images of incidents resulting in disaster for responding firefighters and civilians. In this class, the most important fires in American history are analyzed through a variety of lenses, including building construction, fire behavior, human behavior, and strategy and tactics. Emphasis will be on distilling the lessons from each fire, both from a firefighting and code enforcement perspective. Kean University, Kean Hall 127Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Fire Instructor Continuing Education Coursesc1d93Lessons Learned From the 25 Most Significant Fires in Firefighting HistoryGlenn Corbett, John Jay College, New York City; Technical Editor, Fire EngineeringHackensack. Iroquois, Vendome. Texas City. Station. Worcester. Each of these single word “descriptors” immediately conjures up images of incidents resulting in disaster for responding firefighters and civilians. In this class, the most important fires in American history are analyzed through a variety of lenses, including building construction, fire behavior, human behavior, and strategy and tactics. Emphasis will be on distilling the lessons from each fire, both from a firefighting and code enforcement perspective. OceanMonday, December 11, 2017
Fire Instructor Continuing Education CoursesC1D89Marine Firefighting AwarenessForest Herndon Jr., CEO and Senior Trainer of Maritime Emergency Response Educators, LLCMarine Firefighting is unarguably one of the most challenging of all firefighter disciplines. The incident complexity may vary, but in most cases, success is determined by the responders’ level of preparation, training and general knowledge associated with the marine environment. This course will introduce the participants to key elements needed to operate effectively in the maritime arena, such as problems unique to marine responses, vessel types, ship configurations, communication challenges, specialized safety and tactical considerations to name a few. Knowledge gained will complement existing skill-sets while enabling emergency responders to mount an effective response.AtlanticSaturday, October 14, 2017
Fire Instructor Continuing Education CoursesC1D89Marine Firefighting AwarenessForest Herndon Jr., CEO and Senior Trainer of Maritime Emergency Response Educators, LLCMarine Firefighting is unarguably one of the most challenging of all firefighter disciplines. The incident complexity may vary, but in most cases, success is determined by the responders’ level of preparation, training and general knowledge associated with the marine environment. This course will introduce the participants to key elements needed to operate effectively in the maritime arena, such as problems unique to marine responses, vessel types, ship configurations, communication challenges, specialized safety and tactical considerations to name a few. Knowledge gained will complement existing skill-sets while enabling emergency responders to mount an effective response.MiddlesexSaturday, October 07, 2017
Fire Instructor Continuing Education CoursesC2T32Professional Development Of The Next Generation Of High Performing Recruits And OfficersAnthony CorreiaThe most effective way to improve your organizations positive reputation and reduce chances from a firefighter behaving badly to negatively impact on your department is to implement effective modeling and mentoring practices. This presentation will discuss what issues can negatively impact the reputation of your organization, along with the implications and impact on an organization and how these events and activities can single handedly take an organization down. We will transition to discuss what modeling and mentoring best practices will substantially reduce the chance of having Geraldo Rivera show up at your front door. Tools and procedures on how to enact these practices will be provided. Input from the session’s participants regarding problems they encounter and best practices they employ regarding this topic will be discussed so we can learn from real situations how to better prepare your employees to be assets instead of liabilities to your organization and your community.Kean University, Kean Hall 127Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Fire Instructor Continuing Education CoursesC1D86Reading the Building and Occupancy Risk: Building FACTS Christopher J. Naum, SFPE Chief of Training, Command Institute, Tactical Theorist Contributing Editor, Firehouse Magazine and Firehouse.com Technical ConsultantToday’s buildings and occupancies continue to present unique challenges to command and operating companies during combat structural fire engagement. Building and occupancy profiling, identifying occupancy risk versus occupancy type, construction methods, features, systems and components require new skill sets in reading the building and implementing predictive occupancy profiling for today’s professional volunteer firefighters, company and command officers for effective and efficient fireground operations. Incorporating the Buildingsonfire FACTS concept for First-Arriving Construction, Tactics and Safety, this program provides an overview of the methodology and process to increase operational effectiveness and ensure critical building factors are identified, assessment and monitored throughout the incident.passaicTuesday, October 17, 2017
Fire Instructor Continuing Education CoursesC1D86Reading the Building and Occupancy Risk: Building FACTS Christopher J. Naum, SFPE Chief of Training, Command Institute, Tactical Theorist Contributing Editor, Firehouse Magazine and Firehouse.com Technical ConsultantToday’s buildings and occupancies continue to present unique challenges to command and operating companies during combat structural fire engagement. Building and occupancy profiling, identifying occupancy risk versus occupancy type, construction methods, features, systems and components require new skill sets in reading the building and implementing predictive occupancy profiling for today’s professional volunteer firefighters, company and command officers for effective and efficient fireground operations. Incorporating the Buildingsonfire FACTS concept for First-Arriving Construction, Tactics and Safety, this program provides an overview of the methodology and process to increase operational effectiveness and ensure critical building factors are identified, assessment and monitored throughout the incident.gloucesterFriday, October 20, 2017
Fire Instructor Continuing Education CoursesC1D75Regulatory Requirements for Fire DepartmentsDavid T. Phelan, NFPA, Certified Fire Prevention SpecialistAre you a newly elected fire officer or chief?  Does the vast amount of laws and regulations governing your operations confuse or even concern you?  This program is designed to bring those various Federal and State regulations together to raise your awareness and help you achieve compliance.  Topics such as NJ-PEOSH, Training, Equipment Maintenance, and Personnel will be discussed along with some experiences and lessons learned by agencies who became the subject of injury investigations.  The time to begin preparing is before you have a problem and upon completion of this program you will have a better understanding of rules and regulations enforced by other non-fire agencies and how they could impact you and your department.SussexSaturday, October 21, 2017
Fire Instructor Continuing Education Coursesc1t95The Dangers Lurking BelowRobert G. Moran, Fire Chief, Brewster, MA and John J. Lewis, Lieutenant (ret.) Passaic Fire DepartmentFires in a below grade areas create a multitude of dangers for responding firefighters many of which have been directly linked to multiple firefighter fatalities and injuries. Using information generated from recent UL and NIST studies, in-depth reviews of the hazards associated with these incidents and an analysis of the development and implementation of cutting-edge strategic and tactical action plans this program will convey to the attendees the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to address these unique and dangerous incidents in a safe and effective manner.bergenFriday, October 27, 2017
Fire Instructor Continuing Education CoursesC1D97Thinking Beyond First Due at Townhouse FiresRobert G. Moran, Fire Chief, Brewster, MA and John J. Lewis, Lieutenant (ret.) Passaic Fire DepartmentThe increased market for affordable homes throughout New Jersey has led to the increased construction of large scale Townhouse developments in urban and suburban environments. The lightweight materials and pre-engineered methods used in constructing these complexes and other inherent design weaknesses present unique fire suppression challenges. This program will take an in-depth look at these hazards while providing valuable fireground information concerning size up, incident management, pre-planning, and fire suppression strategy and tactics. The instructors will also examine and review the 2000 and 2015 Avalon Complex fires in Edgewater (NJ) in a roundtable type discussion focusing on the lessons learned during each event and the potential impact the 2015 Avalon fire will have on New Jersey fire codes.cape maySaturday, November 04, 2017
Fire Instructor Continuing Education CoursesC1T97Thinking Like An Incident CommanderThomas Dunne, Deputy Chief, New York City Fire DepartmentWhat is an incident commander seeing, thinking, and feeling when he supervises a fire operation? How is his view of a fire different and how can his perspective make you a more effective firefighter, chief, or company officer? This interactive course develops key points in preparation, size up, fire ground strategy, command, and communications. Fire videos, fire ground radio transmissions, and hands on student fire simulations are used to develop the ability to perform rapid emergency decisions. The essential tools required to plan, organize, and manage fire strategies and tactics are highlighted. The concepts developed are vital for firefighters of all ranks. A chief, company officer, or firefighter who has the ability to think like an incident commander is better prepared to see the entire “fire picture” and perform safely and effectively at an operation. passaicThursday, October 12, 2017
Fire Instructor Continuing Education CoursesC1T97Thinking Like An Incident CommanderThomas Dunne, Deputy Chief, New York City Fire DepartmentWhat is an incident commander seeing, thinking, and feeling when he supervises a fire operation? How is his view of a fire different and how can his perspective make you a more effective firefighter, chief, or company officer? This interactive course develops key points in preparation, size up, fire ground strategy, command, and communications. Fire videos, fire ground radio transmissions, and hands on student fire simulations are used to develop the ability to perform rapid emergency decisions. The essential tools required to plan, organize, and manage fire strategies and tactics are highlighted. The concepts developed are vital for firefighters of all ranks. A chief, company officer, or firefighter who has the ability to think like an incident commander is better prepared to see the entire “fire picture” and perform safely and effectively at an operation. gloucesterTuesday, September 19, 2017
Fire Instructor Continuing Education CoursesC2T40Turn PTSD into PTG: It Will Change Your LifeDr. David Griffin, Captain, Charleston Fire Department (SC)PTG, Posttraumatic Growth, is defined as a phenomenon where a person becomes stronger and creates a more meaningful life in the wake of tragedy or trauma. The instructor of this course suffered from PTSD, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, after his involvement as the first due engineer on June 18, 2007 where 9 firefighters perished in the line of duty in Charleston, South Carolina.  He was then able to overcome PTSD, turning the tragedy into PTG. During this course, the signs and symptoms of PTSD will be discussed and the necessary steps to educate firefighters on making the transition from PTSD to PTG will be presented. Attend this class to learn from a responder who experienced a traumatic event, was diagnosed with PTSD, and overcame it with PTG.   SomersetFriday, November 03, 2017
Fire Instructor Continuing Education CoursesC2T40Turn PTSD into PTG: It Will Change Your LifeDr. David Griffin, Captain, Charleston Fire Department (SC)PTG, Posttraumatic Growth, is defined as a phenomenon where a person becomes stronger and creates a more meaningful life in the wake of tragedy or trauma. The instructor of this course suffered from PTSD, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, after his involvement as the first due engineer on June 18, 2007 where 9 firefighters perished in the line of duty in Charleston, South Carolina.  He was then able to overcome PTSD, turning the tragedy into PTG. During this course, the signs and symptoms of PTSD will be discussed and the necessary steps to educate firefighters on making the transition from PTSD to PTG will be presented. Attend this class to learn from a responder who experienced a traumatic event, was diagnosed with PTSD, and overcame it with PTG.   burlingtonTuesday, December 05, 2017
Fire Instructor Continuing Education CoursesC2T38Understanding Fire Ground BehaviorThomas Dunne, Deputy Chief, New York City Fire DepartmentWe’ve all learned how to fight the fire, but how many of us can accurately predict the behavior of the people affected by the fire? An understanding of their responses can be a great asset for performing a size up, organizing a building evacuation, or managing a catastrophic event. Learn how people typically react to the stress and uncertainty of a fire or other disaster and develop tools for safely managing them. Videos, case studies, and personal fire ground experiences are used to highlight the genetic and social factors that determine human responses to danger. Practical, hands-on tactics designed to facilitate search and evacuation, improve fire alarm response, guide people in smoke conditions, and enhance safe crowd control, are developed. Learn how people think and you will be able to think like a more capable firefighter. middlesexWednesday, October 25, 2017
Fire Instructor Continuing Education CoursesC2T38Understanding Fire Ground BehaviorThomas Dunne, Deputy Chief, New York City Fire DepartmentWe’ve all learned how to fight the fire, but how many of us can accurately predict the behavior of the people affected by the fire? An understanding of their responses can be a great asset for performing a size up, organizing a building evacuation, or managing a catastrophic event. Learn how people typically react to the stress and uncertainty of a fire or other disaster and develop tools for safely managing them. Videos, case studies, and personal fire ground experiences are used to highlight the genetic and social factors that determine human responses to danger. Practical, hands-on tactics designed to facilitate search and evacuation, improve fire alarm response, guide people in smoke conditions, and enhance safe crowd control, are developed. Learn how people think and you will be able to think like a more capable firefighter. oceanWednesday, October 04, 2017
New Jersey Incident Management SystemC2T35ICS Review For Command and General Staff FunctionsDennis W. Kappler, Chief Public Safety Telecommunicator, Gloucester County ERCThe course will focus on a fundamental review of the Incident Command System, Roles and Responsibilities of the Command and General Staff, Review the Principle 14 Fundamental Features, commonly used ICS Forms/IAP Development, Reporting Relationship’s, Unified Command, Objective writing.monmouthWednesday, October 25, 2017
New Jersey Incident Management SystemN2IT1NIMS ICS ALL-HAZARDS (3 DAY) TASK FORCE/STRIKE TEAM LEADERT. Steve King, Deputy OEM Coordinator, Burlington CountyThis National Fire Academy three-day course addresses the roles and responsibilities appropriate to a Task Force/Strike Team Leader operating in concert with a local or state-level All-Hazards Incident Management Team (IMT). These responsibilities fall into two categories: (1) responding to the incident command needs of the incident; and (2) effectively fulfilling the position responsibilities of the Task Force/Strike Team Leader in conjunction with an All-Hazards IMT.  This is an all-hazard, instructor-led course that facilitates learning through discussion, lecture, and active participation in multiple exercise scenarios.  Target Audience:  Company Level Officers (any rank) or other IMT staff.  Prerequisites:  All students must have obtained a FEMA SID number prior to the class, and have been issued a Division of Fire Safety IMS Level 1 certification to participate in the program.  The student must complete all three days of instruction and pass the course objectives to receive credit for the program.MonmouthOctober 17, 24 and 31