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Course Descriptions


NATIONAL FIRE ACADEMY COURSES - UPDATED LIST

Requirements to attend any NFA course: National Fire Academy SID number. Please use the following link to create the SID: www.usfa.fema.gov/nfa/about/attend/ftin.shtm.

 

Section 2: ICS 400 (14 Hours)

Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This course will provide training and resources for personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System (ICS). Enhance your incident command skills and focus on new concepts of the ICS. Group activities will introduce the development of the Incident Action Plan (IAP) and demonstrate the interactions between the Command and General Staff sections of the ICS.

Instructor: J.R. Beard, Fire Chief – Liberty Fire Department

Section 3: Leadership I – Strategies for Company Success (12 Hours)

Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

This course will cover the basic skills and tools needed to effectively perform as a leader in the fire service. Topics covered: Techniques and approaches to problem solving, identifying and assessing the needs of the company officer, effectively running meetings in a fire service environment, and decision making for the company officer.

Instructor: Stephen Lovette, Captain – High Point Fire Dept.

 

SPECIALTY COURSES


Section 7: Agricultural Machinery Rescue (27 Hours)

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

This course will cover the elements of agricultural machinery rescue incidents. Additionally, pre-planning, site surveys, incident plans, and size-up will also be covered as well as design features of various pieces of farm equipment. The RT will acquire practical skills in correctly gaining access to, stabilization of machinery, environment, and patient, and the removal of the patient from an agricultural rescue incident.

Instructors: Ken Hogue, Captain – Charlotte Fire Department; Brent Gordon, Captain – Charlotte Fire Department

Section 8: Structural Firefighting Flashover Simulator (15 Hours)

Saturday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This class will provide students with advanced skills within structural fire attack. Students will train on Class A and Class B fires in burn building settings as well as acquired structure settings. Students must be experienced firefighters with completion of all NFPA 1403 requirements and have their Fire Chief’s authorization. Students cannot be a current high school student and must be 18 years of age or older. All NFPA 1403 guidelines will be followed including facial hair requirements. This class will also include evolutions inside the Drager Phase I Flashover Simulator. Equipment required: Full PPE/turn-out gear and SCBA with one spare cylinder. SCBA cylinders must have current hydro date.

Instructors: Cleveland Community College Staff

Section 12: NC Rapid Intervention – Mayday (8 Hours)

Friday, 1 – 9 p.m.

This course covers the objectives outlined in the National Fire Academy Mayday curriculum. Firefighters will learn how to recognize a mayday situation and learn how to call for help. This is one of three courses included in the North Carolina Rapid Intervention Team Certification. Equipment required: Full PPE/ turn-out gear and SCBA with one spare cylinder. SCBA cylinders must have current hydro date.

Instructor: Jonathan Hill, Captain – Greensboro Fire Department

Section 13: NC Rapid Intervention – Survival (16 Hours)

Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

This physically demanding course will focus on identifying a firefighter emergency and how to safely perform self-rescue from various situations. This is one of three courses included in the North Carolina Rapid Intervention Team Certification. Equipment required: Full PPE/turn-out gear and SCBA with one spare cylinder. SCBA cylinders must have current hydro date.

Instructor: Jonathan Hill

 

TECHNICAL RESCUER COURSES

Equipment Required: Students should bring appropriate PPE to any TR class. This includes but is not limited to, boots, gloves, weather appropriate clothing, helmet, eye protection, etc.

Section 14: General – Rescue Operations (9 Hours)

Saturday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

This course will cover technical rescuer requirements for proper site operations, victim management, and maintenance for all of the rescue disciplines. This includes rope, confined space, and trench rescue, structural collapse, vehicle and machinery rescue, surface water, swift water, and wilderness rescue.

Instructor: Randy Woody, Captain – Greensboro Fire Department

Section 17: General – Rescue Rigging (18 Hours)

Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

This course will present to the Technical Rescuer the proper use of ropes and other related rescue rigging equipment used during rescue operations. This course will involve the setup of various ladder and timber configurations for technical rescues.

Instructor: Staff

Section 19: Ropes – Rescue Operations (6 Hours)

Friday, 1 – 7 p.m.

This course will cover the proper use and methods of ropes and other related equipment used during rescue operations for the technical rescuer. Setup of various rope rescue scenarios and configurations will also be covered.

Instructor: David Reeves, Captain – Siler City Fire Department; Instructor – Guilford Technical Community College

 

FIREFIGHTER CERTIFICATION COURSES


Section 28: Salvage (6 Hours)

Saturday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

This course will cover objectives related to salvage for Firefighter I and II.

Instructor: Matt Talbott, Assistant Chief – Staley Fire Department

Section 29: Overhaul (6 Hours)

Sunday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

This course will cover objectives related to overhaul for Firefighter I and II.

Instructor: Matt Talbott

Section 30: Emergency Medical Care (15 Hours)

Saturday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This course presents a wide range of emergency medical procedures from conducting a primary survey to infection control to cardiopulmonary resuscitation and other areas such as burn treatment and the recognition of the signs and symptoms of ingested poisons and drug abuse. This course will meet the objectives related to Emergency Medical Care for N.C. Certification.

Instructor: Staff

Section 32: Building Construction (15 Hours)

Saturday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This course will cover all the objectives related to building construction for Firefighter I and II.

Instructor: Bob Halpin, Training Commander – High Point Fire Department

Section 33: Fire Prevention, Education, and Cause (21 Hours)

Friday, 1 – 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

This course will meet the objectives related to Fire Prevention, Public Education & Fire Cause for N.C. Certification.

Instructor: Erik Beard, Deputy Fire Marshal – Harnett County Emergency Services, Staley Fire Department

Section 38: Rescue (25 Hours)

Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This course will enable the firefighter candidate to demonstrate a primary and secondary search procedure under fire conditions. In addition, the firefighter candidate will demonstrate the removal of injured persons from the immediate hazard of those fire conditions. This course will meet the objectives related to Rescue for N.C. Certification. Equipment required: Full PPE/turn-out gear and SCBA with one spare cylinder. SCBA cylinders must have current hydro date.

Instructor: Joey Layne, Captain – Guil-Rand Fire Department

Section 40: Water Supplies (18 Hours)

Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

This course will cover forward and reverse hose lays utilizing a pressurized hydrant as well as the use of mobile water supplies. Relay pumping and the basic components of a local water distribution system will also be covered. Equipment required: Full PPE/turn-out gear.

Instructor: Staff

 

DRIVER OPERATOR/PUMP CERTIFICATION


Section 41: Basic Pump Operations (24 Hours)

Friday, 1 – 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

This course will review and explain basic elements of pump operations including priming, lift, drafting, pumping from a hydrant, setting engine pressure, and calculating friction loss. Students should bring a calculator.

Instructor: Ronnie Metcalf, Engineer – Lexington Fire Department

Section 42: Emergency Vehicle Driver (20 Hours)

Friday, 1 – 6 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This course deals with the safe operation of emergency vehicles, driving skills, legal implications of emergency driving and departmental standard operating procedures. This course is a stand-alone certification and is also a prerequisite to Driver Operator certification by the N.C. Fire Rescue Commission.

Instructor: Staff

 

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES COURSES


Section 43: EMS 3200L - Survival on the Streets! – Situational Awareness for 1st Responders

Saturday, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Public safety personnel face an ever increasing threat of violence when responding to assistance calls today. Not only do responders face the threat of violence during patient encounters, but now firefighters and EMS personnel are becoming the primary targets of attack. This unfortunate trend is making an already dangerous field even more dangerous. Instructor Greg Scruggs teaches an eye opening class that every responder should take. This class will combine classroom work with “light” hands-on. Greg has worked in Public Safety as a Paramedic for over 25 years with 15 years spent as a Tactical Medic in Guilford County, N.C. He also has over 30 years of experience in several disciplines of the Martial Arts.

Instructor: Greg Scruggs, EMT-P

Section 44: EMS-3050A - EMT Recertification Track

Friday – Sunday CEIC

Are you missing EMT Continuing Education hours for your N.C. recertification? This year, RCC’s Weekend Fire, Rescue and EMS College has your back! We are offering each student the opportunity to obtain up to 18 hours of EMT Continuing Education (depending on the Track chosen).

Instructor(s): Staff

Module 1: Preparatory
(04 hrs.)
Sunday 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Module 2: Airway with CPR renewal
(06 hrs.)
Sunday 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Module 3: Patient Assessment
(10 hrs.)
Friday 7-10 p.m./Saturday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Module 4: Medical/Behavioral
(10 hrs.)
Friday 1-6 p.m./Saturday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Module 5: Trauma
(08 hrs.)
Saturday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Module 6: OB/Infants/Children
(08 hrs.)
Sunday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Track 1
   
Module 1: Preparatory
04 hrs.

Track 1 meets on Saturday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from
8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Module 5: Trauma
08 hrs.
 
  12 hrs.  
Track 2
   
Module 2: Airway
06 hrs.
Track 2 meets Friday from 7-10 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and
Sunday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Module 3: Patient Assessment
10 hrs.
  16 hrs.  
Track 3
   
Module 4: Medical/Behavioral
10 hrs.
Track 3 meets Friday from 1-6 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Module 6: OB/Infants/Children
08 hrs.
  18 hrs.  
Single classes are available as well. All classes scheduled to meet longer than 4 hours will have an assigned one hour meal break.

 

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION CLASSES


Section 45: Basic Life Support Instructor

Saturday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The American Heart Association’s Basic Life Support Instructor course trains individuals to teach American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider and Heartsaver courses.

Prerequisites for the BLS Instructor Course:
1. Affiliate with an AHA Community Training Center. (To affiliate with Randolph Community College, log on to the AHA Instructor Network at ahainstructornetwork.org. Register and affiliate with us as a BLS Inst.)
2. Complete an Instructor Candidate Application (this needs to be filled out and signed by the instructor candidate and by someone who can verify the instructor candidate’s instructor potential (email wcleonard@randolph.edu and request this form) .Bring signed application to class. (Anyone taking the course that will not be aligning with RCC’s TC will need to have the affiliating TC fill out the TC Alignment section.)
3. Hold a current AHA HCP certification (bring a copy of card to class).
4. Take the AHA BLS Instructor Essentials Course online. (The AHA BLS Instructor Essentials online course can be ordered through OnlineAHA.org or through AHA’s Distributors: WorldPoint, Channing Bete Company or Laerdal Medical Corporation. The cost is $30. Bring a copy of the completion certificate to class.)
5. Bring a Basic Life Support for HealthCare Providers Instructor Manual to class (These can be purchased through the above AHA Distributors).

Instructor: Staff

Section 46: Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor

Saturday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The American Heart Association’s Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor course trains individuals to teach American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider courses.

Prerequisites for the ACLS Instructor Course:
1. Affiliate with an AHA Community Training Center. (To affiliate with Randolph Community College, log on to the AHA Instructor Network at ahainstructornetwork.org. Register and affiliate with us as an ACLS Inst.)
2. Complete an Instructor Candidate Application (this needs to be filled out and signed by the instructor candidate and by someone who can verify the instructor candidate’s instructor potential (email wcleonard@randolph.edu and request this form). Bring signed application to class. (Anyone taking the course that will not be aligning with RCC’s TC will need to have the affiliating TC fill out the TC Alignment section.)
3. Hold a current AHA ACLS Provider certification (bring a copy of card to class).
4. Take the AHA ACLS Instructor Essentials Course online. (The AHA ACLS Instructor Essentials online course can be ordered through OnlineAHA.org or through AHA’s Distributors: WorldPoint, Channing Bete Company or Laerdal Medical Corporation. The cost is $30. Bring a copy of the completion certificate to class.)
5. Bring an Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor Manual to class (These can be purchased through the above AHA Distributors).

Instructor: John Wilson

Section 47: Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor

Saturday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The American Heart Association’s Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor course trains individuals to teach American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider courses.

Prerequisites for the PALS Instructor Course:
1. Affiliate with an AHA Community Training Center. (To affiliate with Randolph Community College, log on to the AHA Instructor Network at ahainstructornetwork.org. Register and affiliate with us as a PALS Inst.)
2. Complete an Instructor Candidate Application (this needs to be filled out and signed by the instructor candidate and by someone who can verify the instructor candidate’s instructor potential (email wcleonard@randolph.edu and request this form) Bring signed application to class. (Anyone taking the course that will not be aligning with RCC’s TC will need to have the affiliating TC fill out the TC Alignment section.)
3. Hold a current AHA PALS Provider certification (bring a copy of card to class).
4. Take the AHA PALS Instructor Essentials Course online. (The AHA PALS Instructor Essentials online course can be ordered through OnlineAHA.org or through AHA’s Distributors: WorldPoint, Channing Bete Company or Laerdal Medical Corporation. The cost is $30. Bring a copy of the completion certificate to class.)
5. Bring a Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor Manual to class (These can be purchased through the above AHA Distributors).

Instructor: Kimberly Jeffries

*AHA certification card fees are not included in registration fees and are the student’s responsibility. These fees are due the day of class. Basic Life Support course cards are $5. Advanced Life Support course cards (ACLS/ACLS EP/ PALS/PEARS) are $6.50.