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TCFP REQUIRED TRAINING

All TCFP certified firefighters must complete a Courage to be Safe training program and a Traffic Incident Management Program. MFR checks member records with TCFP to confirm that these courses show to be completed. If no record exist, the member will be asked to produce documentation or to complete the needed training. Both programs are available online and can be accessed via the links below. Once completed, a pdf copy of the training certificate should be forwarded to the Battalion Chief so the course can be documented.

Courage to be Safe Program @ www.everyonegoeshome.com
Traffic Incident Management Program @ www.respondersafety.com

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ICS TRAINING

As an emergency response agency in the United States, MFR has an obligation to ensure that it’s members are training in the terminology, use, and operation with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and its sub components such as the Incident Command System (ICS). To meet this requirement. as well conditions of our out aid agreement, MFR requires all members to successfully complete the FEMA ICS courses of I-100, I-200, I-700, and I-800.  Additionally, Department officers must also complete I-300 and I-400 courses. Below are links to take the online ICS courses. I-300 and 400 are available as classroom courses.

IS-100.C: Introduction to the Incident Command System
IS-200.B: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
IS-700.B: An Introduction to the National Incident Management System
IS-800.C: National Response Framework, an Introduction

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NFPA 1851 Training

TCFP requires that every department have a policy on the selection, use, care, and decommissioning of PPE. Within those requirements is the mandate to ensure that members are properly trained in the care, inspection, and cleaning of PPE. In order to satisfy Department policy and TCFP regulations, all members that utilize PPE are required to complete training in accordance with NFPA 1851. The link below provides access to an online program to satisfy this requirement. Once the course is completed, a pdf copy of the certificate should be forwarded to the Battalion Chief so the course can be documented.

NFPA 1851 Training Program

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Probationary Firefighter Program

Whether full time, part time, or volunteer, all new members in the organization are placed in a 6-month probationary period. This allows the organization to evaluate the PFFs knowledge, skills, and abilities and to determine if they are a good fit for the organization. The PFF and the on duty crews share in the responsibility of making the probationary period a success. First and foremost, the PFF has the responsibility to learn the material required of them within the PFF program and to make themselves available for an adequate amount of time during their probationary period to complete their task book and other material within the PFF program. Secondly, the on duty crews present when a PFF is schedule to be on duty has a responsibility to prioritize the training of the PFF during the time the PFF is on duty.

The PFF will be scheduled to work several shifts during their probationary period in order to train and to masker skills in their task book. Depending on circumstances and staffing needs, the PFF may be scheduled as either a 4th person or 5th person on the crew. Each shift will be associated with a specific training module in their PFF program. It is the responsibility of the on duty crew to train with the PFF on the material contained within each module. Whenever possible, training should be conducted as a crew activity so that several members may evaluate the PFF’s performance and to increase the PFF’s familiarity with the various crews. Officers are expected to regularly supervise these training modules so they may directly train, observe, and express their expectations and preferences for the PFF when functioning as a member of their crew.

DIRECTION ON DOCUMENTATION:

  1. The PFF will need to print the PFF Task Book and each skill sheet.

  2. An on-duty crew member that evaluates a PFF on a skill will fill out and sign off on the skill sheet.

  3. The on-duty crew member should also be presented with the task book to sign off on any sections that have been completed successfully.

  4. The PFF will need to retain all documentation so it is turned it to the Battalion Chief upon completion of the PFF Program.

  5. A module is not considered complete until all skills and all segments of the module within the task book are signed off. There may be more segments to sign off in the task book in a given module than there are skill sheets for that module. One exception is the segments of the task book that list the handbook, chores list, policies and best practices, and COGs - these will all be part of a written exam at the end of the probationary period.

  6. On Officer or Hi-C Lt should look over the task book and skills when a module is completed and send an email to the Battalion Chief if the individual has completed the module.

  7. PFFs that have completed Module 1 are eligible to pick up shifts to cover for personnel shortages.

PROBATIONARY FIREFIGHTER TRAINING PROGRAM MODULES:

Probationary Firefighter Task Book

Module 1: (Refer to Module 1 on the task book for a full listing of requirements)

Skill: Accessing computer systems
Skill: Use of handheld and mobile radios
Skill: Donning of PPE
Skill: Donning of SCBA (coat or OTH)
Skill: Donning of SCBA (seat)
Skill: Changing a SCBA Cylinder
Skill: Inspection of SCBA and PASS

Study: Basic Probationary Firefighter Orientation
Study: Introduction to “The Station Ready Rookie”
Study: Radio Use and Communications Practices
Study: ESD5 Personnel Handbook
Study: MFR Station/Apparatus Weekly Chores List
Study: Policies/Best Practices: A101, A104, A105, A110, A201, A202, A610, A708, A711, B104, B401, B402, B403
Study: Clinical Operating Guidelines

Module 2: (Refer to Module 2 on the task book for a full listing of requirements)

Skill: Engine Inventory Knowledge
Skill: Use of PS Trax (coming soon)
Skill: RIT Pack Inspection and Use
Skill: Deployment and Loading of Attack Lines

Study: Engine Inventory Sheet
Study: Apparatus Checks (Department Best Practices D101)
Study: PS Trax User Videos: | Vehicle and Station Module | SCBA Module | PPE Module |
Study: VIDEO: Scott RIT Pack III Orientation
Study: Hose Loads and Deployments
Study: High-Rise Hose Pack Guide | VIDEO |
Study: High-Rise Hose Deployment: | Part 1 VIDEO | Part 2 VIDEO |
Study: ESD5 Personnel Handbook
Study: MFR Station/Apparatus Weekly Chores List
Study: Policies/Best Practices: A102, A103, A106, A107, A108, A301, A302, A303, A401, A402, A403, A404, A405, B315
Study: Clinical Operating Guidelines

Module 3: (Refer to Module 3 on the task book for a full listing of requirements)

Skill: Brush Truck Inventory Knowledge
Skill: Wildland Hose Loads and Deployments
Skill: Operating CAFS Attack Lines
Skill: Water Supply Operations

Study: Brush Truck Inventory Sheet
Study: Apparatus Checks (Department Best Practices D101)
Study: Wildland Hose Loads
Study: CAFS Operations
Study: Water Supply Operations 1
Study: ESD5 Personnel Handbook
Study: MFR Station/Apparatus Weekly Chores List
Study: Policies/Best Practices: A109, A713, A801, B101, B102, B103, B303, B319, E101, E102, E301
Study: Clinical Operating Guidelines

Module 4: (Refer to Module 4 on the task book for a full listing of requirements)

Skill: Tender Inventory Knowledge
Skill: Tender Nursing Operations
Skill: Drop Tank and Shuttle Operations

Study: Tender Inventory Sheet
Study: Apparatus Checks (Department Best Practices D101)
Study: Water Supply Operations 2
Study: ESD5 Personnel Handbook
Study: MFR Station/Apparatus Weekly Chores List
Study: Policies/Best Practices: F101, F102, F201, F301
Study: Clinical Operating Guidelines

Module 5: (Refer to Module 5 on the task book for a full listing of requirements)

Skill: Deployment and Use of Master Streams
Skill: Medical Incident Documentation
Skill: MDC Functions

Study: Master Stream Operations
Study: Incident Documentation
Study: MDC Orientation
Study: ESD5 Personnel Handbook
Study: MFR Station/Apparatus Weekly Chores List
Study: Clinical Operating Guidelines

Module 6: (Refer to Module 6 on the task book for a full listing of requirements)

Skill: Ladder Deployments

Study: Ladders

Exam: PFF Exam (covering Personnel Handbook, Chores List, Policies and Best Practices, The Station Ready Rookie)
[100 Question, Multiple Choice]

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Driver Operator Program

Clearance to drive and operate MFR apparatus is a two-step process – Certification and Qualification

First, the member must hold a TCFP Driver Operator – Pumper certification. Any current member that is not TCFP certified may obtain their certification through a hands-on TCFP course. MFR will periodically offer an internal TCFP course as the need arises. MFR will not approve an online DO program for members seeking certification. Members that join the organization holding a DO certification from an online program will have to complete a series of skills tests and training modules before being cleared to operate MFR apparatus.

Second, once a member is TCFP DO-P certified, they must complete a task book for each type of apparatus utilized in MFR to be qualified on that apparatus type. The Department has task books for Engines, Tenders, and Brush Trucks. Links to these task books can be found below.

Within each task book there is a section to evaluate the member on three code 3 responses. The intent is that once a member has completed all of the other sections of their first task book, they will start driving the apparatus on actual incidents. The code 3 evaluations are to determine hoe the member performs and maintains their situational awareness during the stressors of emergency operations. Since this is a behavioral evaluation, it is not necessary for this evaluation to be completed for each apparatus type. Once three code 3 responses have been evaluated with a satisfactory rating, this section does not need to be completed on subsequent task books.

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MFR DRIVER OPERATOR QUALIFICATION PROCESS

MFR TCFP DRIVER OPERATOR – PUMPER TRAINING COURSE

Text: IFSTA Driver/Operator, 3rd Edition

Module 1:
Date/Time:
Reading Assignment:

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Officer Qualification and Development Program

In order to work in the role of Company Officer, a member must hold both the proper certifications and qualifications.

Certifications: Members holding the rank of Lieutenant must initially hold the certifications of Fire Instructor I and Fire Officer I. All members at the rank of Lieutenant and above will be expected to certify at the level of Fire Instructor II and Fire Officer II in a timeline determined by the Command Staff.

Full time Driver Operators and other members that wish to work higher class at the Company Officer level must hold the minimum certifications of Fire Instructor I and Fire Officer I.

Qualifications: Once a member holds the minimum certifications to work in the role of a Company Officer, they will need to complete the qualification process by completing the modules listed below as well as the Company Officer Task Book (link below).

Company Officer Task Book

Company Officer Qualification Modules:

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Drills and Skills

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