Statewide Training


Below you will find information about different training and class events through out the state. They will be listed in order of the dates they will be held, so please scroll all the way down to view information about training in the future. To register for a class go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/wyoming-fire-academy-14219531809 unless otherwise stated. 


                                        2018 STATEWIDE TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES


2018 Winter/Spring ONLINE TRAINING SCHEDULE

   Firefighter I Online

Date:  January 7,2018 - March 17, 2018

Instructor/s: Dalton Sanders  

Registration Information:  Please register at www.wsfm.wyo.gov  Class will be found under the Fire Training Division – Statewide Training tab.

 

Email:  dalton.sanders@wyo.gov

 

Notes: This will be an online learning experience.  Chapters will be assigned weekly, students must follow the timelines set by the instructor.  This course will help better prepare you for the State Firefighter I test.

Pre-course work required: Must be certified at the Hazardous Materials level of Awareness and Operations, as well as having completed ICS 100, 700. 

Link for Pre-Course work:  ICS 100 & 700 had be taken at www.wsfm.wyo.gov

Pre-requisites:  Required Manual for class is IFSTA Essentials 6. 

Course Description:  The course presents comprehensive fire service topics utilizing a variety of online tools aimed at guiding students through a self-paced learning environment.

Required Manual: IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting 6th Ed. To order manual contact Rebecca Bestul at 307-856-6776 or email rebecca.bestul@wyo.gov.

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 ADO Pumper Online                      

Date:  January 7, 2018 - March 3, 2018    

Instructor: Jerome King

Email:  jerome.king@wyo.gov

Phone: 307-777-5475

Pre-requisites: Must be a member of a Wyoming based Emergency Services organization in good standing. Each participant must be certified at the Firefighter I level. Complete ICS-200: Introduction to ICS.

Course Description:  This is an eight week, cognitive, progressive, firefighting program. This course is designed to promote knowledge and skills to achieve NFPA 1003 Fire Appparatus Driver/Operator qualifications. Students are required to complete all assignments. Pre-requisites to attaining Wyoming State ADO Pumper and National Certifications can be found on the Wyoming State Fire Marshal's website.

Course Objectives: At the end of this course the candidate will be prepared to meet the cognitive written test requirements set forth by NFPA 1002 and the Wyoming Firefighters Certification System for the Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Standard Professional Qualification. Further course objectives are outlined in the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA) Essentials of Fire Fighting and Fire Department Operations.

Required Manual: IFSTA Pumping and Aerial Apparatus Driver/Operator, 3rd Ed. To order a manual contact Rebecca Bestul at 307-856-6776 or email rebecca.bestul@wyo.gov


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  Fire Officer I Online

Date:  January 14, 2018 - February 24, 2018

Instructor: Richard Embrey

Email: richard.embrey@wyo.gov

 

Notes: Once the student is registered, a link will be sent to them via email so the student can log on to the course. If you haven’t taken online courses through the IFSTA Resource One Online Training Website, you will need to establish an account. If you have already done courses through IFSTA Resource One just go to the website and log on and use the enrollment key to access the course.

Pre-course work required: Must have completed Firefighter I, Firefighter II and Hazmat Operations

Course Description: The primary audience is the new or prospective Company Officers in career, volunteer or combination departments. The secondary audience includes responders from the energy industry.

This 6 week course addresses critical knowledge and skills pertaining to the responsibilities of a Company Officer in accordance with NFPA 1021 Standards for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications.  

The purpose of Fire Officer I course, is to provide emergency services personnel with basic information necessary to meet the job performance requirements (JPRs) of National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) 1021 (2014) for Level I Officers. The chapters contain information that is specific to the duties generally assigned to first-line supervisors and mid-level managers.

The scope of the manual is to provide Level I Fire Officer candidates and current fire and emergency services company officers with basic supervisory and managerial knowledge. This knowledge is necessary to develop skills for ensuring safe, efficient, and effective leadership during emergency operations and non-emergency activities, as well as the daily administration within the organization.

The knowledge of fire behavior, essential fire-fighting skills, and basic emergency medical skills is assumed to have been acquired before moving to the fire officer level. Company officers must be knowledgeable in the following areas:

• Concepts of management, leadership, ethics, and human relations

• Basic administrative duties

 • Community risk, awareness, and demographics

 • Emergency response duties

• Teaching of skills and knowledge to company personnel

All subject assignments and activities are due on their deadline date. Failure to complete the course within the six week period will be an automatic dis-enrollment and result in non-completion of the course unless otherwise determined by the instructor.

Required Manual: IFSTA Fire & Emergency Services Company Officer, 5th Ed.  To order manual contact Rebecca Bestul at 307-856-6776 or email rebecca.bestul@wyo.gov.


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  Fire Investigator Online

Date: January 14, 2018 - March 17, 2018  

Instructor: Eric Siwik

Email:  eric.siwik@wyo.gov

Phone: 307-857-6820 (O), 307-214-0609 (C)


Pre-requisites: State of Wyoming Hazardous Materials Operations Certification, ICS-100, ICS 200

Purpose: The purpose of this course is to provide personnel with the information, data, resources necessary to meet the JPR’s for fire investigators as defined in NFPA 1033, 2009 edition.  

Course Description: This course prepares students who have the primary responsibility for the investigation of fires within a jurisdiction. Fire Investigation requires that the investigator have the knowledge of science, building construction, human behavior, forensics, law, and many other subjects. Fire investigators must also be able to write and speak clearly, perform strenuous physical labor, and organize and analyze large volumes of information. Investigators should also expect to have their findings and professional qualifications vigorously challenged whenever they testify in legal proceedings. Thus, to perform their job, investigators must be appropriately educated and trained, remain up to date with current practices and seek credentials that attest to their knowledge and abilities. This course is designed to meet those requirements

Required Manual: IFSTA Fire Investigator, 2nd Ed. To order manual contact Rebecca Bestul at 307-856-6776 or email rebecca.bestul@wyo.gov.

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Fire Instructor I

Date: January 26 – 28, 2018,

Friday 6:00 PM- 10:00 PM,

Saturday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM,

Sunday 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Instructor: Eric Siwik

Location: CWC Lander Campus, 120 Enterprise Blvd. Lander, Wy

Website: wsfm.wyo.gov

Email: eric.siwik@wyo.gov

Phone: 307-857-6820 Office, 307-214-0609 Cell

Class is being hosted by Fremont County Fire District- Battalion 3 Lander Rural

Purpose: The purpose of this course is to provide personnel with basic information necessary to meet the JPR’s of NFPA 1041 for Instructor I. In addition company officer candidates who wish to meet the JPR’s of NFPA 1021 Officer I must also certify to Instructor I.

Description: The course prepares the student to deliver instruction from a prepared lesson plan and other responsibilities including assembling course materials, use of instructional aids and evaluation tools, reviewing and adapting lesson plans to meet the needs of individual students, groups, and the AHJ. Organizes the teaching environment to maximize the learning experience and provides a safe learning environment. Presents a lesson from a prepared plan, adjusting the presentation as required to ensure that objectives are attained. Prepares and maintains training records in accordance with the requirements of the jurisdiction.

To Register: Registration for this course is limited to fifteen (15) persons. To register please click below. Registration will close on January 19, 2018. You can contact Eric Siwik with further questions.

Recommended Text and Supplies: IFSTA Fire and Emergency Services Instructor, 8th Edition.

Books may be purchased by your organization through the Wyoming Fire Academy, contact Rebecca Bestul, Administrative Assistant. The Academy phone number is 307-856-8190.

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 Fire Officer II Online

Date:  March 4, 2018 - April 7, 2018

Instructor: Richard Embrey

Email: richard.embrey@wyo.gov

Phone: 307-673-0356


Notes: Once the student is registered, a link will be sent to them via email so the student can log on to the course. If you haven’t taken online courses through the IFSTA Resource One Online Training Website, you will need to establish an account. If you have already done courses through IFSTA Resource One just go to the website and log on and use the enrollment key to access the course.

Pre-course work required: Must have completed Firefighter I, Firefighter II and Hazmat Operations

Course Description: The primary audience is the Company Officer preparing to advance to the next level of leadership in a career, volunteer or combination departments. The secondary audience includes responders from the energy industry.

This 3 week course addresses critical knowledge and skills pertaining to the responsibilities of an Aerial apparatus driver/operator in accordance with NFPA 1021 Standards for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications.  

This course will prepare Company officers to function effectively and efficiently with an understanding how their governments operate, and familiar with other agencies that are involved directly or indirectly in the fire protection process. This course will address planning, training, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating these written agreements such as interagency and intergovernmental agreements usually take the form of automatic aid, mutual aid, outside aid, and multiagency and multijurisdictional incident response and cooperation. The course will address evaluating personnel informally on a daily basis and formally on predetermined schedules. Additionally, the subject matter will address how company officers act as change agents within their organization.

All subject assignments and activities are due on their deadline date. Failure to complete the course within the six week period will be an automatic disenrollment and result in non-completion of the course unless otherwise determined by the instructor.

Required Manual: IFSTA Fire & Emergency Services Company Officer, 5th Ed.  To order manual contact Rebecca Bestul at 307-856-6776 or email rebecca.bestul@wyo.gov.

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 ADO Aerial Apparatus Online

Date:  March 11, 2018 - March 31, 2018

Instructor: Richard Embrey

Email: richard.embrey@wyo.gov

Phone: 307-673-0356

Notes: Once the student is registered, a link will be sent to them via email so the student can log on to the course. If you haven’t taken online courses through the IFSTA Resource One Online Training Website, you will need to establish an account. If you have already done courses through IFSTA Resource One just go to the website and log on and use the enrollment key to access the course.

Pre-requisites: Must have completed Firefighter I, Firefighter II and Hazmat Operations.

Course Description: The primary audience is the new or prospective Aerial apparatus driver in career, volunteer or combination departments. The secondary audience includes responders from the energy industry.

This 3 week course addresses critical knowledge and skills pertaining to the responsibilities of a  Aerial apparatus driver/operator in accordance with NFPA 1002 Standards for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications.  

 This course is designed to educate the driver/operators responsible for operating fire apparatus equipped with aerial devices. These include aerial ladders, aerial ladder platforms, articulating elevating platforms, telescoping elevating platforms, and water towers.

All subject assignments and activities are due on their deadline date. Failure to complete the course within the six week period will be an automatic disenrollment and result in non-completion of the course unless otherwise determined by the instructor.

Required Manual: IFSTA Aerial Apparatus Driver/Operator Handbook, 2nd Ed. To order manual contact Rebecca Bestul at 307-856-6776 or email rebecca.bestul@wyo.gov.

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 Firefighter II Online                      

Date:  March 25, 2018 - April 21, 2018  

Instructor: Jerome King

Email:  jerome.king@wyo.gov

Phone: 307-777-5475

Pre-requisites: Must be a member of a Wyoming based Emergency Services organization in good standing. Each participant must be certified at the Firefighter I level. Complete ICS-200: Introduction to ICS.

Course Description:  This is a four week, cognitive, progressive, firefighting program. This course is designed to promote knowledge and skills to achieve NFPA 1001 Firefighter II qualifications. Students are required to complete all assignments. Pre-requisites to attaining Wyoming State Firefighter II and National Certifications can be found on the Wyoming State Fire Marshal's website.

Course Objectives: At the end of this course the candidate will be prepared to meet the cognitive written test requirements set forth by NFPA 1001 2013 Edition and Wyoming Firefighters Certification System for the Firefighter II Standard. Further course objectives are outlined in the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA) Essentials of Fire Fighting and Fire Department Operations.

Required Manual: IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting, 6th Ed. To order a manual contact Rebecca Bestul at 307-856-6776 or email rebecca.bestul@wyo.gov

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 Fire Instructor I Online

Date: March 25, 2018 - April 28, 2018

Instructor: Eric Siwik

Email:  eric.siwik@wyo.gov

Phone: 307-857-6820 (O), 307-214-0609 (C)

Purpose: The purpose of this course is to provide personnel with basic information necessary to meet the JPR’s of NFPA 1041 for Instructor I. In addition company officer candidates who wish to meet the JPR’s of NFPA 1021 Officer I must also certify to Instructor I.

Course Description: The course prepares the student to deliver instruction from a prepared lesson plan and other responsibilities including assembling course materials, use of instructional aids and evaluation tools, reviewing and adapting lesson plans to meet the needs of individual students, groups, and the AHJ. Organizes the teaching environment to maximize the learning experience and provides a safe learning environment. Presents a lesson from a prepared plan, adjusting the presentation as required to ensure that objectives are attained. Prepares and maintains training records in accordance with the requirements of the jurisdiction.

Required Manual: IFSTA Fire and Emergency Services Instructor, 8th Ed. To order manual contact Rebecca Bestul at 307-856-6776 or email rebecca.bestul@wyo.gov.

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  WFA Practical Weekend

LOCATION:  Wyoming Fire Academy, 2500 Academy Court, Riverton WY

DATE: April 7-8, 2018

TIME:   Saturday- 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

             Sunday- 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM     Testing- 1:00 PM to 3:00PM

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to give students the opportunity for hands on training to help complete their training records for Firefighter I. Topics covered will include Forcible Entry, Ladders, Search and Rescue, Ventilation, Live Fire, ICS, and use of the gas props. Participants will also have a chance to take the state written exam for Firefighter I on Sunday afternoon.

REGISTRATION: Registration will close on April 2, 2018 and will be limited to 24 students.

INSTRUCTORS: Eric Siwik, Trainer/ Fire Investigator, others TBD

CONTACT INFORMATION: Any questions about the class can be directed to Eric Siwik at the Wyoming Fire Academy (307) 857-6820, cell (307) 214-0609, or email eric.siwik@wyo.gov.

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 Fire Instructor II Online

Date:  May 6, 2018 - May 26, 2018

Instructor: Dalton Sanders

Email:  dalton.sanders@wyo.gov

Phone: 307-857-6820

Notes: This class will be done online.  The State written exam will be offered upon completion of this course. 

Pre-requisites: Must be Firefighter II and Fire Instructor I certified.  

Course Description:  A fire service instructor who, in addition to meeting Instructor I qualifications, has demonstrated the knowledge and ability to develop individual lesson plans for a specific topic including learning objectives, instructional aids, and evaluation instruments; schedule training sessions based on overall training plan of authority having jurisdiction; and supervise and coordinate the activities of other instructors.

Required Manual: IFSTA Fire and Emergency Services Instructor 8th Ed. To order manual contact Rebecca Bestul at 307-856-6776 or email rebecca.bestul@wyo.gov.

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