Mineral County 2014
RESA 8 coordinates many Fire and Rescue Schools throughout the year. Our intent is to provide basic programs for those who are new to Fire and EMS while offering advanced and technical courses for the veteran. We strive to provide quality instructors and materials in these programs and remain open to any new ideas that you may have. Applications for training schools may be mailed or you may utilize the online registration by selecting the appropriate school or training weekend.
Mineral County Emergency Services Training Weekend
April 24 to 26, 2015
Pictures from pevious Mineral County Training Weekends are in the "Photo Album" on this website
Pendleton County Training Weekend
The Pendleton County Training Weekend will be held Friday, August 8, Saturday, August 9, and Sunday, August 10, 2014. Registration, Classes, and Lunch, will be at the Upper Tract VFD Training Center, 11596 Petersburg Pike, Upper Tract WV 26866. Go to the claendar for registration. You will need to know the class number of the class(es) that you want to attend.
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Pendleton County Training Weekend 2014
The Pendleton County Training Weekend will be held Thursday, August 7 to Sunday August 10, 2014.
Registration, Classes, and Lunch, will be at the Upper Tract VFD Training Center.
Registration will be from 4 – 6 pm, Thursday and Friday, 7 – 8 am Saturday and Sunday, and during lunch.
The Pendleton County Training Weekend is hosted by The Pendleton County Fireman’s Association.
Classes will break for a 1 hour lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 pm.
Lunch is provided to paying participants.
The Battle of the Barrel competition will be hosted on Saturday evening with teams of 3 – Helmets and Gloves will be needed. A plaque will be awarded to each of the 3 members of the team winning the competition.
Cost for the school for a 1 day registration is $50, and $60 for full registration.
Applicants are encouraged to pre-register through the RESA 8 website: www.resa8.org From the RESA 8 home page, point to “Programs”, and then click on “Public Service Training”. On the left side of the Public Service Training Page select “Fire Schools”
Pre registration can be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Payment can be made at registration. All checks should be payable to Pendleton County Fireman’s Association.
Classes will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Classes may be cancelled without enough pre-registrations
Participants can register on the day of the event
Pre registration deadline is August 3, 2014
Junior Firefighters (Ages 16 – 18) must have a RESA permission slip filled out by their parents and Fire Chief. Junior Firefighters can participate in these classes: HazMat Awareness, WV MCI Module 1, WV MCI Module 2, Street Gangs 101, Illegal Drugs and Their Actions, Death in the Field Scene Management, Patient Reports to Medical Command, Suspension in Harnesses, and LZ Course.
Persons attending non-classroom hands on classes must be members of a fire department.
Anyone needing overnight accommodations can find hotels in Franklin.
Local Motel Rooms in Franklin, West Virginia (12 miles away):
Thompson Motel in Franklin 304-358-2331.
Fox’s Pizza Den 304-358-2118.
Star Motel 304-358-3580.
Mention training weekend and bring copy of tax exempt status.
Free camping with tents and limited campers/trailers (no hook ups) is available with prior arrangements. Contact Mike Alt by Aug 3, 2014.
For more information contact:
Mike Alt: 304 257-3652
David Plume: 304 267-3595 or 1 800 367-3728, Ext 112
THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
101 EMT Recertification - Thursday and Friday 6 to 10, Saturday and Sunday 8 to 5.
Standard RESA EMT Recertification class with class numbers issued by WVOEMS. Testing will be administered at the end of class on Sunday. Serena Brafford is the instructor.
FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
201 Rope Rescue, Level 2 - 20 hrs, Friday 6 to 10, Saturday and Sunday 8 to 5.
This class meets NFPA 1006, Chapter 5. GLOVES, HELMET, EYE PROTECTION, AND QUALITY FOOTWARE REQUIRED Prerequisite: Rope Rescue Level 1, or Rope Rescue High Angle Operations. Ed Sankbeil is the instructor.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
301 Emergency Vehicle Operations - 16 hrs, Saturday and Sunday 8 to 5.
This is the standard RESA EVOC Course with classroom instruction and practical skills practice. Participants must pass a written test and successfully maneuver an emergency vehicle through the driving course. Participants must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license
302 Engine Company Operations by Capitol Fire Training - 16 hrs, Sat and Sun 8 to 5.
Participants should provide full turnout gear and SCBA with spare bottle. Without an Engine Company on the fire ground, fires don’t go out! This class is primarily geared towards teaching the basic or upcoming firefighter what it takes for an Engine Company to be successful. Subjects include but are not limited to:· Initial on scene reports (IOSR), Apparatus placement, Advancing hose lines into structures, Extending or “Adding” lines, Fire Extinguishment & Tactics, High-rise (Standpipe) Operations, Hose loads and High-rise Packs, Duties by Position. Participants must have Firefighter 1 certification. Participants may be asked to show proof of FF 1 certification.
303 Fire Investigation, Level 3 - 16 hrs, Saturday and Sunday 8 to 5
This class will provide the student with a review of Fire Investigation 1 and Fire Investigation 2 course information, overview of the criminal justice system, an overview of the arson prosecution process, an overview of the prosecutor’s office and function as part of the arson prevention and prosecution team, a basic understanding of the importance of properly developing an arson case for prosecution, an overview of evidence collection and preservation procedures to improve admissibility of key arson case evidence, an understanding of the elements of the crime(s) of arson in West Virginia, an understanding of possible defenses to a charge of arson, and participation in an arson trial. FIRE INVESTIGATION 1 AND 2 OR THE OLDER ARSON 1 AND 2 are prerequisites. The instructor is Steve Connolly, Assistant West Virginia Attorney General and Council For WV State Fire Commission.
401 Meth Lab Awareness- 4 Hours, 6 to 10 pm.
Responding to emergency incidents in today’s world has become more and more dangerous and responders must be prepared for almost anything. Clandestine meth labs are becoming more and more prevalent in today’s society and the dangers involved in these labs make responders awareness essential. This course introduces personnel to the chemical and physical hazardous present at clan labs and the manufacturing methods. It covers defensive response procedures that may be used by patrol officers, fire fighters, emergency medical responders, and other personnel who would support clan lab certified responders. The instructor is Steve Connolly, Assistant West Virginia Attorney General and Council For WV State Fire Commission.
402 LZ Safety Course - 2 hrs, 6 to 8 pm
This class covers the basics you need to know concerning Landing Zones. Experienced personnel will provide the answers to all your Landing Zone questions.
403 Pediatrics - 2 hrs, 8 to 10 pm
A review of pediatrics care is covered by Matt Painter, an Aircare V Flight Medic
501 Basic EKG Review & 15 Lead - 4 hrs, 8 to Noon. This class is a fast paced review of basic EKG interpretation. Topics include a review of basic rhythms, blocks, and treatment for hemodynamic unstable patients in each instance. This class is designed for you to quickly identify ST elevated myocardial infarctions. We will also be looking for R ventricular and posterior STEMI’s. While this class is short in time, it is packed with great information and retainable knowledge. Mark Kerns is the instructor. Participants should be certified at the EMT or higher level.
502 Clandestine Drug Labs - 4 hrs, 8 to Noon
This class includes a discussion of K2 Spice, Bath Salts, Meth and various illegal drugs and their actions. As first responders there is a high probability that a call will involve calls associated with the manufacture and/or use of illegal drugs. This class will make you better prepared for those calls. This class is taught by Supervisory Special Agent Mark T. Campbell – VSP/Coordinator R.U.S.H. Drug Task Force.
503 End Tidal CO2, & CPAP - 4 hrs, 1 to 5.
This class will show you that ETCO2 monitoring is not just for anesthesia anymore. ETCO2 monitoring will provide you valuable information about respiration, ventilation and perfusion. Capnography also provide proof in court that a patient was intubated. This class will change your way of thinking about aggressive airway management. Most pt.’s who arrive in the ER intubated have bought a 3 day stay in the hospital. Most pt.’s who arrive on CPAP are discharged from the ER. Reduces the Pt.’s risk of infection and approved for BLS providers. We will discuss what Pt. need it and what Pt.’s we can’t use it on. Mark Kerns is the instructor. Participants should be certified at the EMT or higher level.
504 Gang Awareness - 4 hrs, 1 to 5 pm
This class includes a discussion of local gangs in the area. Knowingly or unknowingly first responders will inevitably be responding to calls that are gang related. This class is taught by Supervisory Special Agent Mark T. Campbell – VSP/Coordinator R.U.S.H. Drug Task Force
601 Piles of Hazards - Hoarder Houses for Fire Response - 6 hours, 8 am to 3 pm
Fighting fires in hoarded homes is rapidly becoming a familiar occurrence in today’s fire service. While the mission is still the same, the tactics used when fighting these fires need to change to make for a safer environment. This presentation will put you in the first due unit arriving at a reported structure fire inside a hoarded home. From hoarder recognition to salvage and overhaul students will be exposed to the different thought process used while fighting fires in hoarded homes. Ryan Pennington, Firefighter/Paramedic is the instructor.
602 Patient Reporting - 2 hrs, 8 to 10 am.
This class is a discussion of proper patient reports to and from Medical Command. Instruction is provided by personnel from WVU Medcom.
603 LZ Safety Course - 2 hrs, 10 am to Noon.
This class covers the basics you need to know concerning Landing Zones. Experienced personnel will provide the answers to all your Landing Zone questions. Instruction is provided by personnel from HealthNet 6
604 OB Emergencies - 2 hrs, 1 to 3 pm
This class covers stages of pregnancy, proper procedure for normal and abnormal delivery and the various complications associated with the pregnant female. There will be hands on training and a graphic video of delivery. Ruth Ann Colby Martin, CPM, LM, EMT-B, is the instructor.
605 Hoarder Homes for EMS - 2 hrs, 3 to 5 pm
Managing patient care and access inside hoarding conditions is rapidly becoming a familiar occurrence in today’s EMS world. It is time for us to take a look at the dangers faced, not only when entering a hoarding environment, but after patient care. From increased exposure to biohazards to patient access issues, the students will be exposed to a different thought process and learn tactics to help protect them from myriad of hazards when dealing with patients inside hoarding conditions. Ryan Pennington, Firefighter/Paramedic is the instructor.