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Upon joining the WLLVFD, fire fighters and first responders are required to take a minimum of four training classes. The courses listed below are free and can be accessed at the FEMA website - https://training.fema.gov/is/
You can also access the individual courses with the buttons under the course descriptions below.
We also have monthly training sessions at the fire station. Some of these include live hands-on training exercises.
See the Calendar page for upcoming training meetings.
Introduction to the Incident Command System, introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
IS200, Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, reviews the Incident Command System (ICS), provides the context for ICS within initial response, and supports higher level ICS training. This course provides training on, and resources for, personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within ICS.
This course provides an overview of the National Incident Management System (NIMS). The National Incident Management System defines the comprehensive approach guiding the whole community - all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations (NGO), and the private sector - to work together seamlessly to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the effects of incidents. The course provides learners with a basic understanding of NIMS concepts, principles, and components.
This course introduces participants to the concepts and principles of the National Response Framework. The goal of this course is to familiarize participants with the National Response Framework and the ways it is applied in actual response situations.
Steve Hicks is a National Registry Paramedic, works for the local hospital on the ambulance and volunteers in our Emergency Services Organization responding to emergency calls and providing training to our first responders. Steve completed instructor training through Texas A&M in 2020 and has been awarded Certified Medical Instructor certification from the Texas State Department of Health.
This certification allows Steve to teach and certify members of our department and other responders throughout the county to the Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) level and beyond.
This training, provided by Steve, will allow our members to provide Basic Life Support measures during the critical minutes before the ambulance arrives because of their National Registry certifications. Our certified EMR responders will have the tools and training to provide oxygen therapy for respiratory emergencies, blood sugar testing for diabetic emergencies, and upgraded trauma care to patients in our district.
Due to Covid restrictions, we have only recently been able to have the first training class. It takes several weeks to complete the training as much of it is hands-on. The class finals were on September 27th and if all of the trainees successfully complete the National Registry Test we will have eight new certified EMR’s at WLLVFD!
Pump operations and deploying hose
Deploying hose to the fire
Attacking the fire through a mock window
Training exercise critique