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Education and Training Classes  (Click Here to View Currenty Scheduled Classes)

Keeping emergency responders safe, our communities protected and maintaining a well-run organization are all critical aspects for emergency services.

Training classes, seminars and workshops through VFIS are conducted on a regional basis throughout the year, with many offered at instructor and participant levels.

 

Emergency Vehicle Driver Training Instructor (EVDT-I) & EMS Vehicle Operation (EMSVO)

This program is a train-the-trainer program which is designed to teach the necessary instructional methodology in order to successfully deliver the Emergency Vehicle Driver Training Instructor (EVDT-I) or the EMS Vehicle Operation (EMSVO) program. Upon completion, an instructor kit will be provided.

 

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Traffic Incident Management Instructor (TIM-I)

This program is a train-the-trainer program which is designed to teach the necessary instructional methodology in order to successfully deliver the program. Upon completion, an instructor kit will be provided.

The Traffic Incident Management (TIM) for Emergency Service Personnel program was developed by responders—for responders, with the objective that nationally; all organizations who respond to roadway incidents acquire a common set of core competencies that promote a shared understanding of the requirements for achieving the safety of responders and motorists, quick response, and effective communications at traffic incident scenes. VFIS has partnered with the Federal Highway Administration in making our program a SHRP2 equivalent program. A VFIS/SHRP2 certificate will be issued upon completion of this program. The target audience for this class includes a mix of Fire, Law Enforcement, Fire Police, EMS, Dispatchers, Road Department, Towing, and Traffic Management Professionals.

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Emergency Services Trailer Operations & Safety Instructor (TRL-I)

This program is a train-the-trainer program which is designed to teach the necessary instructional methodology in order to successfully deliver the program. Upon completion, an instructor kit will be provided.

As a result of many emergency service operational changes, equipment that was never considered is now being moved with increasing frequency. Often this equipment is needed, but cannot be carried on traditional vehicles. To meet these demands, emergency services organizations are purchasing trailers to transport equipment. Trailers can solve these organizational issues, yet many departments lack the expertise or training to hook up and move a trailer. This program was developed to teach the emergency vehicle operator the proper techniques and procedures for towing a trailer.

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Managing Volunteer & Combination Emergency Service Organizations (CEO)

You can't run the volunteer/combination fire or EMS organization the way you used to! Today's emergency service organization (ESO) is simply not an "emergency response agency". Your ESO is a quasi-business requiring a number of management practices needed by all volunteer organizations, particularly regarding finance, personnel issues and planning in order to function and survive. Each ESO has a number of leadership positions to divide the work load and provide for more focus in those positions. In essence, ESOs have changed from their original mission of response to an emergency to one of identifying potential problems, planning to deal with risks, educating the public, preparing the community in the event of an emergency, and responding to manage the problem that exists. This program will provide insights into the best practices in managing your modern day ESO. The target audiences for this program are those members that currently occupy management level positions in an ESO or those who may desire to one day become part of the management function within an ESO. 

 

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Emergency Services UTV/ATV Safety Instructor (UTV/ATV-I)

This program is a train-the-trainer program which is designed to teach the necessary instructional methodology in order to successfully deliver the program. Upon completion, an instructor kit will be provided.

Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTV) and All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV) have gained wider acceptance and use in both the fire service and EMS. These vehicles can help responders take quick action with less physical exhaustion of department members. These vehicles not only help emergency responders that use them, but also benefit the people served by the emergency service organization. Adding UTVs and ATVs to an ESO fleet can provide great benefits but might also present safety issues if the vehicles have not been properly trained in the operation and maintenance. This safety program was developed to provide refresher training for ESOs that use these types of specialty vehicles.

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Traffic Incident Management - Student

The Traffic Incident Management (TIM) for Emergency Service Personnel program was developed by responders—for responders, with the objective that nationally; all organizations who respond to roadway incidents acquire a common set of core competencies that promote a shared understanding of the requirements for achieving the safety of responders and motorists, quick response, and effective communications at traffic incident scenes. VFIS has partnered with the Federal Highway Administration in making our program a SHRP2 equivalent program. A VFIS/SHRP2 certificate will be issued upon completion of this program. The target audience for this class includes a mix of Fire, Law Enforcement, Fire Police, EMS, Dispatchers, Road Department, Towing, and Traffic Management Professionals.

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Combination Emergency Services UTV/ATV/Trailer Operations & Safety – Instructor

This program is a train-the-trainer program which is designed to teach the necessary instructional methodology in order to successfully deliver the program. Upon completion, instructor kits will be provided.

Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTV), All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV), and Trailers have gained wider acceptance and use in both the fire service and EMS.  Often equipment is needed, but cannot be accessed by or carried on traditional vehicles.  To meet these demands, emergency services organizations are purchasing specialty vehicles and trailers to transport equipment. These pieces of equipment can solve these organizational issues, yet many departments lack the expertise or training for safe operation.  This offering is a combination of two instructor-level programs developed to teach the emergency vehicle operator the proper techniques and procedures for operating these specialty vehicles and trailers safely.

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Emergency Responder Safety - Instructor

This program is a train-the-trainer program which is designed to teach the necessary instructional methodology in order to successfully deliver the program. Upon completion, an instructor kit will be provided.

Appropriate for all emergency response personnel, this training aims to increase the level of awareness of the hazards faced by fire and EMS personnel. Chief Officers and Administrators will learn the types of hazards faced by personnel for the development of appropriate risk management strategies. Company officers will receive insight into the importance of accountability, beyond tracking people on a scene, and fire and EMS personnel will benefit by understanding their personal responsibility to safety.

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Training Process

General information for training classes:

  • Meals are on your own.
  • Course dates, times and training sites are subject to change.
  • Each instructor course is limited to a maximum of three participants from the same organization.
  • The driver competency course is conducted weather permitting.
  • Seminars may offer additional materials for purchase, including participant manuals and accessories to conduct student-level classes.
  • Detailed site information will be provided upon registration.

 

REGISTRATION

Spaces are only reserved with pre-payment in full. Online payment is through PayPal (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, or a PayPal account), off-line payment options include Check, VISA, MasterCard or Discover. Authorized purchase orders are accepted; however, payment must be received within 30 days of registration. All payments must be received prior to the beginning of the course. If you prefer to register via fax or mail, download our class registration form. Fax the completed registration form to 717.747.7028 or mail to; VFIS Education and Training Services, P.O BOX 2726, York, PA  17405.

 

CANCELLATIONS

Cancellation/rescheduling fee is 10% of registration fee per person. Course fees are non-refundable with less than 14 days' notice prior to the class. Attendee substitutions are acceptable.

 

LEARN MORE

To learn more about the classes we offer, see our class descriptions page. To search for upcoming classes, use our Class Search and Current Class Schedule tools, where you can find and register for classes (see the Register Now button). These tools let you add upcoming training classes to your electronic calendar, and add favorite classes to your wish list (you must register to use some of these features).

 

QUESTIONS

Call 800.233.1957 and ask for VFIS Education and Training Services.

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