Instructor: Jason Pruski
First year students—Basic Operations Firefighter
This course is a study of techniques used in fire fighting. This course covers the subjects required by the Office of the State Fire Marshal for certification at the Basic Operations Firefighter level. This course also incorporates a fire department atmosphere into the training. The student’s daily routine includes proper uniform, apparatus and PPE checks and station cleaning. Students will take part in classroom lectures, demonstrations, hands-on practice on individual skills, training responses that incorporate these individual skills into fire ground evolutions through the use of various props and structures. This program emphasizes the knowledge, individual skills and teamwork skills necessary for entry level personnel to become functioning members of a fire company. This program also covers Technical Rescue Awareness, Fire Service Vehicle Operator, Hazardous Materials Awareness, and Courage to be Safe. First year students will also become CPR certified.
Second year students—Advanced Technician Firefighter
Second year students begin the year working on all the required course work to obtain their Advanced Technician Firefighter certification. This class is designed for the experienced firefighter. Some of the hands-on skills include R.I.T. evolutions, radio communication drills, forcible entry, ventilation, and assisting Technical Rescue Teams. Students will also complete the Vehicle Machinery Operations class. VMO teaches students how to deal with various auto accident incidents. Extensive hands-on tool time is give to the students to work with various tools and techniques to perform auto extrication. Students will be trained in Fire Apparatus Engineer. This portion of the year teaches students the knowledge and skills needed to perform pump operations at a fire scene. Second year students may also at times mentor and assist first year students with various skills and practicals. Both classes are offered at the Sandwich Fire Station. (15152A001 & 002)
Mr. Pruski can be reached at (815) 786-9241 or via e-mail at JPruski@kidsroe.org.