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Current courses:

Structural Collapse Awareness
Structural Collapse Awareness
At the completion of this course, students will understand the general hazards associated with structural collapse incidents, including the recognition of applicable construction types and categories, and the expected behaviors of components and materials in a structural collapse. They will be able to recognize and assess potential conditions at a structural collapse incident, as well as identify the resources necessary to conduct safe and effective structural collapse search and rescue operations. They will learn procedures for conducting visual and verbal searches at structural collapse incidents, including the FEMA Task Force Rescue Marking System, Building Marking System, Victim Marking System, and Structure Marking System. Students will also discuss development and implementation of procedures for implementing the emergency response system as well as site control and scene management. An overview of removal of readily accessible victims from structural collapse will be included, as a preview of skills learned in the Operations-level course.

Continuing Education Approvals
State of Florida Instructor - 4 CEU's
State of Florida Inspector - 4 CEU's
State of Florida EMT / Paramedic - Recommended 6 CEU's (must be approved by your medical director)
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FEMA / State of Florida US&R Disaster Search Planning and Management (Prerequisite)
FEMA / State of Florida US&R Disaster Search Planning and Management (Prerequisite)
This course is intended to train personnel who may be assigned to organize, plan, and manage a search operation as a member of one of DHS/FEMA's 28 US&R Task Forces. The training will cover the duties of planning and managing search operations at a single site or over a wide area in the disaster environment.

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FEMA US&R Grants Manager (Prerequisite)
FEMA US&R Grants Manager (Prerequisite)
This course is intended to train personnel designated by the sponsoring organizations as Grants Manager for DHS/FEMA's 28 US&R Task Forces. The training will provide an overview of Cooperative Agreements (CAs) and the CA application process, as well as the functional skills required to be an effective Grants Manager.

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Florida Engine Company Decontamination
Florida Engine Company Decontamination
At the completion of this course, engine company members will have an understanding of all types of decontamination procedures and the specific skills used to set up decontamination operations for any situation, including emergency decontamination of one individual, technical decontamination of hazardous materials responders and their equipment, and mass decontamination involving multiple victims.

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Future courses:

State Emergency Response Plan and Ambulance Deployment Plan Operations Level
At the completion of the course, students in supervisory roles during the deployment of fire/EMS units away from their own jurisdictions shall be able to operate within the plans and understand their responsibilities to the personnel assigned to them, personnel safety/risk management, hazards and response issues.
Confined Space Awareness
Confined Space Awareness
At the completion of the course, students will understand the OSHA requirements and risk management principles for confined-space rescue. In addition, students will be able to recognize confined spaces and perform a size-up of existing and potential conditions. A focus on non-entry rescue techniques will include identification, assessment, and procedures for assisting victims. Process and scene coordination will teach students how to implement the emergency response system for confined space emergencies and how to utilize site control and scene management fundamentals.
Swiftwater Awareness
Floodwater/Swiftwater Awareness
At the completion of the course, students will be able to size-up existing and potential conditions and identify the resources necessary to conduct safe and effective water operations. Students will learn basic procedures for implementing the emergency response system for water incidents as well as site control and scene management techniques.
Trench Rescue Awareness
Trench Rescue Awareness
At the completion of this course, students will be able to recognize the general hazards associated with trench and excavation emergencies and the procedures necessary to mitigate these hazards. They will learn how to identify the resources necessary to conduct safe, effective trench and excavation emergency operations, as well as how to develop and implement procedures to activate the emergency response system and manage the site. Additional topics will include typical trench and excavation collapse patterns, secondary collapse conditions, hazards of shifting soil and procedures for rapid, non-entry extrication.
Hazardous Materials Awareness
Hazardous Materials Continuing Education
Modules for currently trained and certified Hazardous materials Technicians to maintain their skills in accordance with OSHA standards and to State Emergency Response Commission standards