Rescuers training for deep rescue, EMT transporting patients, SWAT team training

Resident Training Courses

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Training Courses:

Community Training

Advanced Fire Arms Safety and Training
HOURS: 8
This course is designed for those who already hold a concealed weapons permit and are seeking advanced firearms techniques and training. This is a fast-paced, hands-on intensive firearms course. After a basic review of holsters and other pertinent gear, the course will teach you how to safely handle a firearm in high stress situations. Technique is stressed as you learn how to draw from a concealed holster; safely search a hallway and room in low light situations; engage multiple targets, move and fire, and fire from various points from behind cover. Other topics covered include strong hand and weak hand techniques and how to safely carry and use a firearm from inside a vehicle. You will learn techniques on how to avoid conflict and how to engage and win when all else fails.
PREREQUISITES: Must hold a current concealed weapons permit or show proof of course completion.

American Heart First Aid
HOURS: 4
Medical emergencies don't occur every day. But when they do, correctly applied first aid can reduce pain and healing time and can even save lives. This 4-hour first aid class is designed to give you the confidence to respond in an emergency situation with skills that can preserve life, prevent further injury and promote recovery
PREREQUISITES: None.

Advanced First Aid
HOURS: 24
The course provides in-depth instruction on emergency first aid for those who would like or require this advanced knowledge. This course provides the American Heart Healthcare Provider CPR and covers many topics that include personal safety of the first aider, a review of critical components of the human body, lifting and carrying, protecting the airway, medical emergencies, OB/GYN emergencies, patient assessments, traumatic injuries and more. Students who successfully complete the course will receive an American Heart Healthcare Provider CPR card and First Aid Card.
PREREQUISITES: None

American Heart HealthCare Provider CPR
HOURS: 4
The course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals and others CPR Training, the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use of an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. This course meets the requirements for all Students and Providers in the EMS, Nursing, Medicine and Child Care career paths.
PREREQUISITES: None.

Concealed Weapon Permit Training
HOURS: 12
Train with the Best! This course meets and exceeds the requirements and standards set by Ohio Law and is a required course for those wishing to apply for a permit to carry a concealed weapon. The course stresses firearm safety and broadly discusses several aspects of firearms law. We cover rules for the safe handling of a firearm and will teach you the proper maintenance and storage practices for handguns and ammunition. We will discuss the skills and attitude necessary to use a handgun and its appropriate use for self-defense. The training culminates with hands-on training at the firing range.

Concealed Weapons Practical Skills Training
HOURS: 4
After taking the mandatory training and succeeding in your limited firing range time, spend some quality time on the firing range with our professional instructor cadre. Learn the skills the basic Concealed Weapons Training Course did not have time to cover. Test yourself in the various shooting scenarios that will be presented on the range. The course covers many topics and skills of interest and includes:

  • Live fire directed by instructors, to include safety, common distances, target acquisition, rapid fire and self-paced exercises.
  • Situational immersion exercises including strong hand/off hand, low light conditions and multiple targets - timed and scored with measurable feedback.
  • One to two specific exercises depending on the skill level of the class & the feedback obtained during the class focusing on skills that are difficult to practice without the proper resources.

PREREQUISITES: Possess a Concealed Weapons Permit

Home, Work and Personal Safety Training
HOURS: 4
How would you protect yourself if you were assaulted on the street or in your workplace? How would you protect your family if someone broke into your home? If you're concerned about your safety, but are hesitant to own a gun, this class is for you! You will learn how "Situational Awareness" can save your life, discuss how a safe room in your home or business can increase your security, experience hands-on training as you cover basic self-defense moves that teach you how to break free from the grasp of an adversary and temporarily stun them so you can run for help, and examine the latest tools available for self-protection, including:

  • Tasers
  • Pepper Spray
  • Collapsible Baton

In this hands-on class, you will learn street smart skills that could help you avoid dangerous situations, as well as practice self-defense moves that can break a hold and give you a chance to escape. Loose clothing and gym shoes are recommended.
PREREQUISITES: None.

Home and Emergency Preparedness
HOURS: 4
This course provides a step-by-step approach to disaster preparedness by walking the student through information about local emergency plans, how to identify hazards that affect their local area, and how to develop and maintain an emergency communications plan and disaster supplies kit. Other topics covered include evacuation, emergency public shelters, animals in disaster, and information specific to people with disabilities. The course also provides in-depth information on specific hazards including what to do before, during, and after each hazard type. The following hazards are covered: Floods, Tornadoes, Hurricanes, Thunderstorms and Lightning, Winter Storms and Extreme Cold, Extreme Heat, Fires, Wildfires, Hazardous Materials Incidents, Household Chemical Emergencies, Nuclear Power Plant, and Terrorism (including Explosion, Biological, Chemical, Nuclear, and Radiological hazards).
PREREQUISITE: None

Heroes Youth Camp III
HOURS: 12
Join us for this three-day Heroes Camp (4 hours each day). Learn what it is like to enter a virtual burning structure wearing firefighter gear as you search for a missing person in rooms filled with smoke and flames, use the "Jaws of Life" to rescue a victim trapped in a car, leap from the top of a 4 story building as you learn to use rope rescue techniques, watch as K9's take down the bad guys and search for explosives or drugs, learn what it is like to be a member of a SWAT Team as you experience the training then don the gear and respond to a bank robbery in process, join members of the bomb squad as you enter a terrorist safe house laced with booby traps. Witness the "live explosives" demonstration and round out the camp learning first aid with Life Flight up close and personal. All this and more! Snacks are provided. (Age specific groups 8-12 and 13-17)
All class times are 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) Youth Camp
HOURS: 12
Become a student detective and learn how the world of forensic science can be the key to solving a crime. Working with your Forensic Team each student detective will enter a re-creation of an unusual and challenging crime scene where an instructor will direct and coach the students as they use deductive skills, teamwork, math, and science to solve the crime. Each student will be trained in the basic process of evidence collection that includes fingerprints, fibers and hair, blood spatter (simulated), DNA and tire or shoe prints. Each student detective will learn how to protect the chain of evidence as they interview witnesses, and develop theories while working as a team to solve the crime. During the last afternoon of the camp, each team will make a presentation detailing their theories of the crime and identifying the perpetrator(s) of the crime. Each team presentation will be critiqued by a panel of Law Enforcement Officers and Forensic Scientists. Parents are welcome to attend the last camp session. All this and more! Snacks are provided. Class times are 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Ages 10-17)

Super Sitter Baby Sitter Training Course
HOURS: 5
Designed for children ages 11 and up, this interactive class focuses on a variety of babysitting topics, from child safety to performing first aid. Through hands-on and group activities, participants will learn the skills required to become a competent, prepared and entertaining babysitter. Students will be instructed in: How to react in emergency situations; child safety; infant, toddler and child care tips; what to do in case of fire; water safety; basic first aid; caring for a baby - feeding, changing and sleeping; age-specific activities and games; CPR and home safety.

Hazardous Materials Training

Fresh Water Oil Spill
HOURS: 40
This 40-hour core course emphasizes oil spills in rivers, small streams, on land and sub-surface. It is designed for persons in industry, the regulatory community and the emergency response area who may be required to respond to an oil-spill incident. This course utilizes classroom lecture, multimedia presentations and practical hands-on exercises to provide students with the essential information and training needed to effectively manage a spill response operation. Students assume leadership roles and direct simulated response operations under the supervision of the instructors.
PREREQUISITES: ICS 100 and NIMS 700

Hazardous Materials Awareness Training
HOURS: 8
Do your firefighting, EMS, police, security or industrial response personnel meet OSHA's 1910.120 requirements for first responder hazmat awareness training? The objectives of this 8-hour course are an understanding of hazardous materials; the risks associated with them in an incident; an understanding of the potential outcomes associated with an emergency created when hazardous materials are present; the ability to recognize the presence of hazardous materials in an emergency; an understanding of the role of the first responder awareness level individual in their employer's emergency response plan; and the ability to use the U.S. Department of Transportation North American Emergency Response Guidebook (NAERG).
PREREQUISITES: ICS 100 and NIMS 700 (can be taken online)

Hazardous Materials Operations Training
HOURS: 16
The objectives of this 16-hour course are knowledge of basic hazard and risk assessment techniques; know-how to select and use proper personal protective equipment; an understanding of basic hazardous materials terminology; know how to perform basic control, containment and/or confinement operations; know how to implement basic decontamination techniques; an understanding of relevant standard operating procedures; and an understanding of relevant termination procedures. Meals and lodging are not provided with this course.
PREREQUISITES: ICS 100 and NIMS 700 (can be taken online)

Hazardous Materials WMD Technician Course
HOURS: 40
This 40-hour course provides HAZMAT responders with education and practical training to bring them to the level of Hazardous Materials Technician. Additionally, students will be instructed in CBRNE-specific response skills, enabling them to respond effectively to a suspected incident at a performance offensive level. ERHM culminates with hands-on training using these offensive-level tasks in an eight-hour practical exercise in which the responders will demonstrate the ability to apply skills learned in a simulated HAZMAT environment. This course meets the requirement of Ohio certification to the HAZMAT Technician level and is approved to be covered with DHS training grants.
PREREQUISITES: NFPA 472 Hazmat Operations or above, ICS 100, NIMS 700.

HAZWOPER Training
HOURS: 40
This course is specifically designed for workers who are involved in clean-up operations, voluntary clean-up operations, emergency response operations, and storage, disposal, or treatment of hazardous substances or uncontrolled hazardous waste sites. Topics include protection against hazardous chemicals, elimination of hazardous chemicals, safety of workers and the environment, OSHA regulations. This course covers topics included in 29 CFR 1910.120 (e).

Energetic Materials (Explosives) Based Training

Explosives Awareness
HOURS: 4
The student will learn to determine appropriate actions upon receiving a bomb threat. The student will be able to recognize common explosive devices and will participate in a live demonstration of explosives. The course covers how to recognize common injuries from explosive devices. You will then transition into hands-on training to learn various types of bomb searches. You will learn types of bomb-search teams and how bomb-search teams should be apportioned when searching assigned areas. Before transitioning into actual searches you will learn what actions should be taken when a suspicious object has been found during a bomb search. The course culminates in a challenging real world scenario as you "live what you have learned."
PREREQUISITES: None

Emergency Response and Booby Traps
HOURS: 8
Methamphetamine laboratory numbers are increasing dramatically throughout the United States along with illegal marijuana farms. First Responders may encounter explosives labs and potentially even chemical or biological weapons labs. Hazardous Materials are just one of the concerns of the First Responder as lab/farm operators resort to insidious ways to protect their product. This course will provide classroom and hands-on-training addressing explosive booby traps First Responders may encounter when responding to a potential lab and educates them in lab recognition and the steps they should take to reduce the chances of personal injury or death. The course includes hands-on overview of weapons and booby traps and a challenge course through our simulation lab.
PREREQUISITES: Students must be currently affiliated with a recognized First Responder Agency.

Rescue

Agricultural Rescue
HOURS: 16
This course covers the typical hazards encountered during an emergency response in an agricultural environment. Students are taken through the steps of rescuing a victim entrapped on a Power Take-off (PTO) shaft; pinned under a toppled farm tractor; caught within a corn chopper head and trapped within a grain silo. Students will see and perform a grain silo rescue using a rescue Shute. Medical considerations will also be discussed during the course and special considerations for basic and advanced life support will be offered.
PREREQUISITES: Firefighter or EMS Provider

Urban Search and Rescue (Building Collapse)
HOURS: 50
Urban search-and-rescue (USAR) involves the location, rescue (extrication) and initial medical stabilization of victims trapped in confined spaces. The course is a five-day course with 10 hours of instruction each day, and is designed to provide participants with the operational knowledge, skills and abilities to perform rescue at structural collapse scenes due to natural disasters or man-caused events. This course meets or exceeds NFPA 1670 (2004 edition) for structural collapse operations. In addition, this course completes the requirements for structural collapse technician NFPA 1006 when combined with the ICS pre-requisites and knowledge, skills and abilities in search of collapse structures, heavy rigging, and pre-hospital EMS skills. The course covers:

  • Rescuer safety
  • Structural engineering systems
  • Building construction as related to disaster situations
  • Rescue operations strategy and tactics
  • Rescue operational procedures
  • Rescue support operations
  • Breaching and breaking operations with concrete and steel structures
  • Lifting and moving operations
  • Emergency building shoring

The course concludes with the students completing a final exercise applying all knowledge, skills and abilities gained during the previous four days of instruction.
PREREQUISITES: IS-100, IS-200, NIMS 700
Students are required to bring the following items to class each day:

  • Helmet (must meet ANSI rates Z89.1-1997 Type 1)
  • Steel toe safety boot (must meet ANSI Z41 PT99 M1/75 C/75)
  • Work gloves
  • Eye protection
  • Standard work duty clothing with long sleeves
  • Knee pads

Confined Space Rescue (Operations)
HOURS: 16
This course takes the student through the review of the awareness level and on to the operations level of confined space emergencies. It addresses the legal and safety issues associated with operating in a confined space and introduces the student to the latest in equipment and safety techniques. The course concludes with an intensive scenario based, hands-on training opportunity. Courses are designed to meet or exceed NFPA 1670 Chapter 5 (2008 edition) and all appropriate OSHA requirements. The course includes:

  • Size-up of existing and potential conditions
  • Recognition and identification of the hazards associated with confined space emergencies
  • Recognition of confined spaces
  • Procedures for implementing the emergency response system for confined space emergencies
  • Understanding the terminology and equipment associated with confined space rescue
  • Procedures for implementing site control and scene management
  • Procedures for protecting personnel from hazards within the confined space.
  • Identification of the duties of the rescue entrant(s) and back-up rescue entrant(s), rescue attendant, and rescue team leader
  • How to monitor the atmosphere in the space to be entered
  • Rescue ropes, knots and hardware

PREREQUISITES: ICS-100, NIMS 800
Students are required to bring the following items to class each day:

  • Sturdy work boot with ankle support
  • Work gloves

Confined Space Rescue (Technician)
HOURS: 36
This course is designed to meet certification requirements for confined space rescue technicians based on NFPA 1006, 2003 edition. Participants will have the ability to evaluate, manage and perform a confined space rescue in accordance with NFPA 1670 and NFPA 1006. Valuable information is provided regarding OSHA, NFPA and ANSI standards and compliance issues. The curriculum meets and exceeds requirements for rescue training in accordance with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.146 "Permit Required Confined Spaces for General Industry." Topics covered include:

  • Size up
  • Recognition of confined spaces
  • Confined space hazard recognition and mitigation
  • Atmospheric monitoring
  • Scene control and operations
  • Patient management and packaging
  • Non-entry retrieval
  • Entry-type rescue
  • SCBA and SAR
  • Patient packaging
  • Lowering and raising systems

Prerequisites: Confined Space Operations level course (NFPA 1006, Chapter 5), ICS-100, NIMS 800
Students are required to bring the following items to class each day:

  • Sturdy work boot with ankle support
  • Work gloves

High Angle Rescue (Operations Level)
HOURS: 24
Students are taught the basic fundamentals of rope rescue, knots, appliances, safety rappelling and "pickoffs". The course then expands upon this knowledge to include more advanced systems and rescue procedures and the accompanying safety requirements.
PREREQUISITES: ICS 100 NIMS 800
Students are required to bring the following items to class each day:

  • Work gloves
  • Standard work duty clothing
  • (optional) Personal harness and helmet

High Angle Rescue (Technician)
HOURS: 40
Students are taught advanced techniques of rope rescue. This course builds upon the Operations Level course and focuses on advance rescue techniques used in rope rescue scenarios. This course is broken up into a 6 hour classroom presentation with the remainder spent at the Center's 5-story rescue tower. The final exam is based around a high angle rescue scenario. This is a physically demanding course and students should be in good physical health to participate.
PREREQUISITES: High Angle Rescue Operations Level training
Students are required to bring the following items to class each day:

  • Work gloves
  • Standard work duty clothing
  • (optional) Personal harness and helmet

Heavy Rescue (vehicle)
HOURS: 16
This course reviews the hazards posed by new automotive technology, fuel sources and vehicle construction and how to safely remove victims from vehicle entrapment. A focus on large vehicles and multi-passenger vehicles will give the student a fresh perspective of the challenges created by today's vehicles on the nation's highways. Students are required to bring the following items to class each day:

  • Helmet (must meet ANSI rates Z89.1-1997 Type 1)
  • Steel toe safety boot (must meet ANSI Z41 PT99 M1/75 C/75)
  • Eye protection (must meet ANSI Z-87-1)
  • Work gloves
  • Firefighter Turnout Gear (can be supplied if required)

PREREQUISITES: Basic Extrication Experience

Railroad Emergency Awareness for First Responders
HOURS: 4
This training course is designed to provide first responders with the knowledge and skills required to deal with emergency operations on or around the railroad. This training will provide the dos and don'ts of working on railroad property. It will provide the safety and override features of modern railroad and light rail locomotives and equipment, and cover issues surrounding safe operations on railroad right of ways, rails and yards.

Fire Service

Hybrid and Alternate Fuel Vehicle Safety
HOURS: 8
High voltage and pressurized gas are but two of the many challenges that firefighters face as they rescue individuals from vehicles manufactured with the new "green technology." This training program covers the many safety hazards and considerations that need to be taken into account before rescue is attempted on one of today's hybrid and alternate fueled vehicles. What is safe and what is not? Where can you touch and what should you avoid? In this challenging and informative interactive course, you will learn how to stabilize and disable energy and safety systems to make rescuer access less hazardous. You will have many opportunities to see the vehicles first hand as you visualize the safety issues imposed by the new technology.
PREREQUISITES: None

Fire Behavior Lab - Live Flashover Training
HOURS: 4
The course gives firefighters the opportunity to experience live fire conditions and a chance to learn the science behind the multiple stages of a fire, beginning with the incipient stage through a flashover. The mobile lab provides the opportunity to witness the fire behavior firsthand with a live fire exercise within the safety of our Fire Behavior Lab. NOTE: This training program along with the Mobile Fire Behavior Lab can be presented at your location. Group rates are available. Please contact us for more information.
PREREQUISITES: 36-hour Firefighter 1A certification or above. Training includes intense hands-on training in a live fire scenario. Students should be of good health and be able to meet the physical constraints of the course.

Volunteer Firefighter Course (Ohio Firefighter 1A)
HOURS: 36
The course provides the basic level knowledge and skills required to become a certified volunteer firefighter in the State of Ohio and is a prerequisite for the Firefighter I Transition Course. The course offers training in:

  • Fire behavior
  • Basic department organization
  • Safety
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Ladders
  • Self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA)
  • Rope and Knots
  • Water Supply
  • Rescue
  • Fire Control

(Academic Credit may be granted for this course if the student enrolls in the Firefighter I program)

PREREQUISITE: ICS-100, NIMS 700

Firefighter I Transition Course
Hours: 84
Designed to transition the 36-hour volunteer firefighter to an Ohio certified Firefighter I, this training course exceeds the state requirements for FFI and the training educational standards identified in NFPA 1001 (Firefighter Professional Qualifications) for FFI Transition. Using the state-of-the-art fire training facilities at the CEP, students will experience a variety of challenging scenario based live burn training opportunities as they complete the 84 course and prepare to sit for the state certification exam.
PREREQUISITES: FFIA (36 hour) card

Firefighter Bail-Out Training
HOURS: 4
Simply stated, this course can save your life! The intense, hand-on based training program teaches you the skills and techniques as outlined in the new NFPA standards and provides experience using our safe NFPA approved bail out system and automatic back up belay system. Firefighters will gain firsthand experience and confidence as they practice what they may someday need to rely on to save their life.

Advanced Compressed Air Foam (CAF) Operations
HOURS: 4
Your department took the plunge and purchased a compressed-air foam system for your new apparatus. You've heard the talk about enhanced operations and better performance, with ratings that increase water's extinguishing effectiveness up to 10 times. That sounds almost too good to be true. So the big question is how much will operations actually improve? The answer depends on the extent of your training. Filling the parking lot with bubbles or coating the side of the station has their place in learning basic operations, but they don't necessarily prepare you for real-life situations. The real handle on extinguishing fire using foam can only come from hands-on, live-fire experience. Live-fire experience helps you understand the differences in both application techniques and in how the fire environment changes when using compressed-air foam. Discussions in a classroom can work, but most firefighters will tell you that experience is the true educator. This class takes you through the basics of operation and then moves into the direct application fire suppression. The class covers the new trends in CAF applications and operations including the new research on its use during a primary attack of a structure fire.
PREREQUISITES: Ohio FFI or above

Advanced Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) Training
HOURS: 16
This course presents the advanced level knowledge of Firefighter entrapment and the Rapid Intervention Techniques (RIT) to remove them quickly. Learn to rescue a down firefighter through an elevated window in under 90 seconds using little more that the equipment they carry and a ladder. This presentation will teach you many tools and tricks of the trade discovered through the years in one of the busiest fire services in the United States, The Fire Department of New York. This is not a typical lecture based training program you will be challenged with intense hands on training opportunities as you learn techniques that may save a life!
PREREQUISITES: Students must be certified as a Volunteer Firefighter or higher.

State of Ohio Department of Public Safety Fire/EMS Instructor Training Course
Hours: 80
The Center for Emergency Preparedness under the School of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness is offering a State of Ohio Fire/EMS instructor training course. This certification is required for all individuals wishing to instruct within the state of Ohio.

This is an 80 hour course; 40 hours are taught online with the remaining 40 hours divided between classrooms and teach back formats using the Center's state-of-the-art Fire Simulator and Live Burn training facilities.

PREREQUISITES: You must be certified in the State of Ohio as a Firefighter or EMS Provider and have completed a minimum of 5 years of recent service in that capacity prior to entering the class. You must also possess a certificate of completion for IS-100b (IC 100) and NIMS (700) both courses may be completed online prior to the start of the course.
http://training.fema.gov/is/nims.asp FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF PREREQUISITES FOR THIS COURSE, PLEASE CLICK HERE

Advanced Fire Apparatus Operation
HOURS: 8
The course is designed for the engineer driver who is interested in forwarding their career skills through advanced training. This training examines the challenging operation of fire apparatus during responses to large industrial complexes, Strip Malls, large commercial facilities, multi-story structures, and other technical hazards that may be encountered during municipal fire responses. Participants will study municipal water supply systems and will learn various methods for supplying and using dry hydrants, standpipe systems, supporting sprinkler systems, aerial master streams, foam application and how to overcome various issues that may be faced during a large scale operation. The training includes intense hands-on real world scenarios where students will encounter live fire attacks in the Centers 5 story fire training building, car fire simulator, tanker truck BLEVE trainer, and a bulk propane storage tank fire.
PREREQUISITES: Ohio FFI or above

Advanced Truck Operations
HOURS: 16
The physically strenuous world of Truck Operations will challenge the student as they learn through class room based and intensive hands on scenarios. Don't just look at a tool, learn what it is for and how to use it as you cover forcible entry techniques, advanced ventilation operations, vent and enter, search and rescue and so much more. Learn how to implement thermal imaging into your operations and test your mettle as you are challenged with a real world scenario in one of our many fire based training systems here at the Center for Emergency Preparedness.
PREREQUISITES: Ohio FFI or above. Students should bring an NFPA approved set of structural firefighting gear.

Industrial Fire Brigade Training and Development
HOURS: 40
This class provides classroom instruction and hands-on training in several of the virtual and live fire training venues located at the CEP. You will train with self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and learn search techniques inside of our smoke filled fire search and rescue simulator, and positive pressure ventilation. Additional topics covered include: basic and advanced fire ground evolutions, ladder use and placement, the causes of fire, chemistry and extinguishing of fires, fire attack principles, fire protection systems, and uses of fire hoses and fire streams. The course will also discuss the additional challenges faced by the Industrial Firefighter. You will encounter several hands on training opportunities including live propane driven fire simulators, virtual fire attack training inside of the only multi story virtual trainer in Ohio, and use of firefighting foam. Fire Brigade Certificate of Completion and testing for the Ohio Basic Firefighter will be provided upon completion of the course.
PREREQUISITES: ICS 100, 200 and NIMS 700. Full NFPA approved protective turn out gear. SCBA will be provided unless other advanced arrangements are made.

Law Enforcement

Advanced Emergency Vehicle Operations Course
HOURS: 8
This course is developed to meet the demanding requirements of safe emergency vehicle operation. The course is divided into two sections, the first section is in the classroom setting and provides the overview of safe operations and practices that evolves into part 2, an intense hands-on training module at the Center for Emergency Preparedness driving skills course. PREREQUISITES: Students must have a valid driver's license

OPOTA Continuing Education Training Courses
The Criminal Justice program under the School of Public Safety will be hosting continuing education training courses throughout the year. Course topics will vary and are provided at no cost for area Law Enforcement Officers and are usually held at the Center for Emergency Preparedness.

Law Enforcement Lifesaver Training
HOURS: 8
This course is designed to provide tactical and patrol officer survival (self-aid and buddy aid) skills while in an austere environment. The course is an intense 8-hour session and provides hands on training scenarios for officers with little or no medical training. The course addresses the issues of what to do until advanced medical care can be provided. Topics covered include:
Emergency Action Plan, ABCDs, Care Under Fire, Delayed Evacuation, Gear Selection/Improvised Gear, Environmental injuries, Bandaging/splinting, Lifts/drags & carries, Spinal injuries/removal of protective gear, Wound management, Bleeding and shock, Survival skills, Tourniquets and Cover and concealment considerations.
PREREQUISITES: Must be a Certified Law Enforcement Officer or a minimum of First Responder with a Fire or EMS agency

Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy Instructor Training Course
Hours: 80
The School of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness is offering an OPOTA instructor training course. This 10-day course prepares students to write and present lesson plans in a law enforcement setting. Topics include: instruction in the theories of adult education, teaching techniques, and lesson plan development, student learning objectives, platform teaching skills, facilitative learning, evaluation and measurement, working with problem learners and training aid usage. This is an academically challenging course merging theory and practice. Students will be required to develop and present a 15 minute lesson plan, a 30 minute lesson plan, and a 45 minute course of instruction using a prepared Commission basic training lesson plan. Students should bring resource materials and requisite props to create and conduct instruction in a law enforcement cognitive or psychomotor skills area.

Executive Protection
HOURS: 30
The threat of terrorism or violent crime to Dignitaries, Government Officials, Corporate Executives and other high profile individuals is very real. This fact presents a need for highly trained, select personnel to effectively counter this threat. Course includes range work, classroom and a final training exercise. This training module encompasses a wide variety of essential skills for personnel operating on a protective detail. The curriculum will include, but is not limited to:

  • Organization of a Protective Detail
  • Estate Security
  • Close Protection Drills
  • Advance Work
  • Explosive Device Recognition
  • Overseas Travel
  • Travel Security
  • Motorcade Procedures
  • Vehicle Drills
  • Counter Ambush Drills

PREREQUISITES: Participants must be a certified Law Enforcement Officer or currently employed by a U.S.-based private security company

Law Enforcement Protective Measures Training
Hours: 8
The course provides law enforcement responders with the ability to train in CBRNE-specific skills, reinforcing their ability to identify suspicious activity that could lead to a CBRNE event and with the knowledge to respond to a CBRNE event. Successful completion of LEPM results in a local law enforcement responder who understands the appropriate immediate protective actions to safely and appropriately respond to a CBRNE incident at the performance defensive level.
PREREQUISITES: Current Law Enforcement or Private Security Industry

Linear Assault
HOURS: 8
In this course for law enforcement and tactical units, students will learn how to take down assailants in a linear assault. This is an intense hands-on course covering how to approach, enter and render immobile busses, trains and aircraft. The team will also confront an assorted array of scenarios that will include hijackings, terrorism, hostage negotiations, explosives and weapons. Various hands-on training opportunities within the CEP's Boeing 727 passenger jet along with city buses will be used.

Post WMD Evidence Collection
HOURS: 8
The WMD Crime Scene Management Course provides the emergency responder the ability to recognize actions pertinent to the management of a CBRNE crime scene. The course is designed to educate awareness-level responders regarding the laws and regulations pertaining to the handling of a CBRNE crime scene. This course provides emergency responders with the knowledge of how to properly manage and protect a crime scene in order to assist in a successful prosecution of the perpetrators of the crime.
PREREQUISITES: IS 700, ICS 100, ICS 200

Tactical Emergency Medicine Service (TEMS) Training
HOURS: 50
Please see the complete course description under EMS classes.

ADVANCED Tactical Medicine Training
HOURS: 24
Please see the complete course description under EMS classes.

Protecting your Critical Infrastructure
HOURS: 60
This course is intended to provide the student with a broad range of instruction in basic tactical operations. The course will provide lecture and hands-on demonstrations using scenario-based exercises. The program includes:

  • SWAT History / Equipment and weapon selection
  • Vulnerability assessments/Hazard risk analysis
  • Tactical handgun and rifle skills
  • Emergency response planning
  • Cover and concealment
  • Team building skills
  • Team movement
  • Covert and dynamic entry techniques
  • Vehicle assault tactics
  • Less lethal and diversionary device deployment
  • Rapid deployment techniques

PREREQUISITES: Participants must be a certified Law Enforcement Officer or currently employed by a U.S.-based private security company

Tactical Rope Class for Law Enforcement
HOURS: 16
The tactical rope class for law enforcement covers safety, equipment, anchor and rope systems used for tactical entries and rappelling. The course transitions into basic rappels then into hands free rappelling, inverted rappels and tactical entries using ropes. Emergency Bailout is examined as a method of last second life saving actions. Raising and lowering systems are also covered.
PREREQUISITES: Participants need to bring gloves and may bring their own harness if they have one.

Emergency Medical Service

State of Ohio Department of Public Safety Fire/EMS Instructor Training Course
Hours: 80
The Center for Emergency Preparedness under the School of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness is offering a State of Ohio Fire/EMS instructor training course. This certification is required for all individuals wishing to instruct within the state of Ohio.

This is an 80-hour course; 40 hours are taught online with the remaining 40 hours divided between classrooms and teach back formats using the Center's state-of-the-art Fire Simulator and Live Burn training facilities.
PREREQUISITES: You must be certified in the State of Ohio as a Firefighter or EMS Provider and have completed a minimum of 5 years of recent service in that capacity prior to entering the class. You must also possess a certificate of completion for IS-100b (IC 100) and NIMS (700) both courses may be completed online prior to the start of the course. http://training.fema.gov/is/nims.asp FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF PREREQUISITES FOR THIS COURSE, PLEASE CLICK HERE

Respiratory Protection Program for First Responders
HOURS: 16
This course provides administrators and trainers with the ability to develop, implement and maintain a respiratory protection program within their jurisdictions or departments as required by regulatory codes. The respiratory protection program design for the jurisdiction must incorporate nine specific areas of compliance.

48-Hour Paramedic Refresher Course (also offered online)
HOURS: 48
The 48-Hour Paramedic Refresher course presents the required curriculum as required by the State of Ohio Department of Emergency Medical Services and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. Topics covered in this course include:

  • Airway & Ventilation
  • Cardiology
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Trauma Issues
  • Pediatric Issues
  • OBGYN Issues
  • Geriatric Issues
  • EMS Operations

PREREQUISITES: Students should be certified EMT-Paramedic.

EMT Basic Refresher (Online)
HOURS: 24
The 24-hour EMT-B Refresher course presents the required curriculum as required by the State of Ohio Department of Emergency Medical Services and the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. Topics covered in this course include: Airway, OB, Infants and Children, Patient Assessment, Medical/Behavioral, Trauma and more!
PREREQUISITES: Current certification as an EMT-B

START Triage in a WMD Environment
HOURS: 8
Due to the increased risks of responders operating in a WMD environment, this workshop will present an alternative option building upon the principles of START to provide the best treatment for the most.
PREREQUISITES: None

12 Lead ECG Interpretation
HOURS: 16
This two-day course provides hands-on experience in interpreting a wide range of Adult 12 Lead EKGs. The emphasis is on repetitive use of the learned skills to reinforce the student's knowledge of 12 Lead interpretations. Strongly emphasized is the use of the 12 Lead in emergency settings to make triage and treatment decisions. Participants will work in two member teams to practice the skills learned. The sessions are conducted in an upbeat, embarrassment-free atmosphere.
PREREQUISITES: None

Tactical Medic Program
HOURS: 50
Providing out-of-hospital care in the austere environment of a tactical law enforcement mission requires special judgment and skills not taught in standard paramedic courses. The Tactical Medicine Course is an intense classroom and physically demanding field training course designed in collaboration with the FBI Tactical Teams, University of Toledo Medical College and Saint Vincent's Trauma Center and is designed to present the Advanced Life Support Provider with valuable advanced medical skills combined with the tactical training and ability to use them in extreme environments. This program is conducted by practicing physicians, tactical paramedics, SWAT members, law enforcement trainers, medical educators, and credentialed experts in tactical medicine. Topics covered include:

  • The Roll of the Tactical Medicine Provider
  • Pre-deployment Care/Keeping the Team Healthy
  • Medical Threat Assessment and barricade medicine
  • Operational Casualty Care/Tactical Casualty Care
  • Wound Management
  • Wound Ballistics
  • Management of Blast Injuries
  • Medical Aspects of Clandestine Drug Labs
  • Distraction Devices and Less Than Lethal Weapons
  • Crush Injury and Compartment Syndrome
  • Dynamic Clearing Techniques and Team Movement
  • Chem./Biological Weapons/Radiological Environments
  • Pediatric Trauma Management Considerations
  • Gear selection/Improvised Gear
  • Tactical Medic Training
  • Firearms
  • Medical Incident Command
  • Advanced Airway Management in the Tactical Environment
  • Spinal Injuries/Removing Protective Gear
  • Environmental Injuries
  • Tactical Field Labs
  • Forensics and Evidence Preservation
  • Many additional topics will be addressed in the course

PREREQUISITES: Students should be certified EMT-Paramedics or above and be in sound physical condition.

ADVANCED Tactical Medicine Training
HOURS: 24
The Advanced Tactical Emergency Medicine (ATEMS) Course is a physically challenging training course. After a brief classroom training and briefing students quickly move into the hands-on challenges provided by our experienced and professional training cadre. Demanding medical response in real world tactical scenarios and to increase the realism, simunitions are used during the training. Topics covered include: Trauma anesthesia, pediatric care in tactical settings, combat pistol and carbine (live fire training), low light tactical operations, management of blast injuries, chemical exposure and management, team movement and tactics, and much more!
PREREQUISITES: TEMS, Student must be in sound physical condition.

Ohio EMS Airway Refresher Course
HOURS: 12
This certification is offered for EMT Basics who were trained outside of Ohio and who wish to seek Ohio EMT-B Certification. The course takes the student through a series of modules that include lecture, hands-on and practical skill stations. Successful completion of this course will fulfill the Ohio requirement for the 12 hour EMS Airway Refresher Course.
PREREQUISITES: Current certification as an EMT-Basic

Hospital

Fundamentals of Health Care
HOURS: 32
The Fundamentals of Healthcare Emergency Management (FUND) course is designed for personnel who are responsible for the development, implementation, maintenance and administration of emergency management programs and plans for healthcare facilities/systems (e.g., hospitals, clinics, community health centers). Functional areas addressed by this course include an overview of relevant standards, regulations and organizations; integration with agencies and stakeholders; the Incident Command System (ICS) as it applies to healthcare; plans and the planning the process; facility and personnel preparedness; exercises and training; surge and related mass casualty issues (including patient care and/or ethics, evacuation, public affairs, and risk communications), recovery and finances/reimbursement.

Hospital Emergency Response Team Training
HOURS: 24
In a disaster -- whether of accidental, natural or intentional origin -- hospital staff must be prepared to respond, particularly for the influx of mass casualties. Disasters may involve Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, or Explosives (CBRNE) hazards that will require decontamination of patients, advanced personal protective measures for hospital staff, and nontraditional treatment measures. The Hospital Emergency Response Training (HERT) for Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) course addresses healthcare response at the operations level for the facility and its personnel. This course prepares healthcare responders to utilize the Hospital Incident Command System (HICS)-integrating into the community emergency response network while operating an Emergency Treatment Area (ETA) as hospital first responders during an MCI involving patient contamination. The healthcare responders will determine and use appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and conduct triage followed by decontamination of ambulatory and non-ambulatory patients as members of a Hospital Emergency Response Team (HERT).

Medical Providers

START Triage in a WMD Environment
HOURS: 8
Due to the increased risks of responders operating in a WMD environment, this workshop will present an alternative option building upon the principles of START to provide the best treatment for the most.
PREREQUISITES: None

Public Health

Pandemic Influenza Planning and Preparedness
HOURS: 8
This resident course provides responders with outbreak containment and response skills, enabling the student to effectively plan and prepare for an outbreak of pandemic influenza. In addition, it will provide the student the background and basic tools to develop more sound response activities for a pandemic. PIPP provides responders with information regarding the imminent threat of pandemic influenza, its challenges, clinical aspects, and its relation to Avian Influenza (AI), the goals and objectives of the NSPI, and all the facets of an effective response. Successful completion of PIPP results in local planning and management level responders who understand the many facets of assembling an effective planning and preparedness program. PIPP culminates with the application of this training in a small-group instructor-facilitated practical exercise.

Public Information Officer Media Relations

Advanced Public Information Officer, Health and Hospital Emergencies
HOURS: 32
The Advanced Public Information Officer: Health and Hospital Emergencies (APIOHHE) course prepares the PIO to make a significant, positive contribution during a community's response to public health emergencies. The PIO must integrate public health and hospital information with the emergency information disseminated to the public during a disaster. He/she must be able to establish local Joint Information Centers (JIC) that includes public health and hospitals. The PIO must be able to provide credible emergency information to the public using a variety of methods during a public health emergency.

Incident Command/NIMS

Incident Command System 100 (ICS 100)
HOURS: 4
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).

Incident Command System 200 (ICS 200)
HOURS: 4
ICS 200 is designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently during an incident or event within the Incident Command System (ICS). ICS-200 provides training on and resources for personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within the ICS.

Advanced Incident Command in the Real World (meets ICS 300 requirements)
HOURS: 20
This course provides training on and resources for personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System (ICS). The target audience includes all individuals who may assume a supervisory role in expanding incidents. This course expands upon information covered in ICS 100 and 200 courses. (Both are pre-requisites for ICS 300.) The course also allows those identified personnel, including public health personnel, to comply with ICS level 300 training. This is a requirement for those jurisdictions that choose to comply with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) to ensure they continue receiving their federal preparedness funding grants. We are recommending that jurisdictions identify middle management who is going to be acting in the role of incident commander or section chief during an event to take the IS 300 course.

ICS 400
HOURS: 16
The target audience for this course is senior personnel who are expected to perform in a management capacity in an Area Command or Multi-agency Coordination Entity. This course provides training on and resources for personnel who require advanced application of the Incident Command System (ICS). This course expands upon information covered in ICS-100 through ICS-300 courses. This course will include but not be limited to: major and/or complex incident/event management, area command and multi-agency coordination. This course is designed to provide overall management skills rather than tactical expertise.

ICS 402
HOURS: 16
This course is intended to provide a forum to discuss the agency's strategic and executive level preparedness and response issues and challenges related to WMD/terrorism and other incidents of national significance. It is also intended to serve as a vehicle to share proven strategies and practices as well as enhanced teamwork and coordination among the agency's senior officials responsible for emergency response to a major incident. It will be conducted as a facilitated workshop and will integrate multimedia scenarios and vignettes that highlight the key issues and facilitate discussion

Business and Industry

The Center for Emergency Preparedness at Owens Community College can help your company build a safety-training program in compliance with state, federal and local regulations. Through our customized OSHA, HAZWOPER, DOT and Business Continuity and Emergency Planning classes and workshops - offered at Owens or at your preferred location - we can help you reach compliance and improve your overall level of safety performance. Our programs go beyond book learning and are instructed by professionals with years of experience in their respective fields. They not only teach the information, they have lived it.

Facility Hazard Vulnerability Planning
When was the last time a hazard vulnerability analysis was performed at your place of business? An effective emergency operations plan and the subsequent training cannot be adequately planned or prepared without the vital knowledge of what your existing assets are and what hazards you face. From violence in the workplace to natural disasters, allow our trained and experienced staff work closely with you at providing this vital summary. Once the Hazard Vulnerability Analysis is complete, we will work closely with you to assist in the implementation of the information into your new or existing emergency preparedness plan. We would be happy to assist you in developing an entire training program based around your assessment and plan. Please contact the Director of the Center for Emergency Preparedness to discuss the details of this program. Michael Cornell can be reached at (567) 661-2689 or cep@owens.edu

Following is a partial list of some of our training programs.

Respiratory Protection Program
HOURS: 16
This course provides administrators and trainers with the ability to develop, implement and maintain a respiratory protection program within their jurisdictions or department as required by regulatory codes. The respiratory protection program design for the jurisdiction must incorporate nine specific areas of compliance. This course provides the foundation for the student to develop a program that meets OSHA requirements.

Continuation of Operations (COOP)
HOURS: 8
This course is targeting local, state and federal governments, business/industry and agencies that fall under the description of critical infrastructure. Training is based on the FEMA COOP standards and includes a template on how to build continuation of operations plans for your agency. Students will be challenged as they prepare a COOP for a scenario based on a real world event and will then have the opportunity to place their plan into action as they work to overcome the difficulties of operations in an austere setting. PREREQUISITES: None

WMD Hands-on Training
HOURS: 16
This training program is developed to expose the students to a wide variety of hands-on training opportunities that will assist them in the development of training programs at their place of business or agency. Students will encounter a series of brief lectures and associated training lanes using a "just in time" method of delivery. Topics covered will include:

  • START Triage
  • Victim decontamination
  • Proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Bomb Threats
  • Sheltering in place
  • Emergency Building Evacuation stemming from explosions, fire, natural disasters
  • Recognition of potential terrorist activities

PREREQUISITES: None

Developing an Emergency Operations Plan
HOURS: 40
This course is focused on the teaching the process of developing an emergency operations plan for your place of business. It will take the students from an introduction of the "how to" process, through performing a hazard vulnerability assessment and to the actual development of an emergency plan. Participants will be given tools and templates that they my later use in preparing their own plan. The course will end after members work together to implement a plan addressing a real world scenario.
PREREQUISITES: None

Community Preparedness Planning
HOURS: 8
This training course is designed to give community organizations and neighborhood associations the ability to recognize local hazards and develop preparedness plans to assist their families and neighbors in a time of need. A hands-on real world scenario will allow participants to put their new training into action. A brief discussion will include the current terrorist threat within the United States. Other topics covered include:

  • Home preparedness
  • Basic first aid
  • Developing a 72-hour emergency kit
  • How to develop an emergency plan
  • Sheltering in place
  • Neighborhood response to a man caused or natural disaster
  • Basic search techniques
  • Developing storm shelters for your home

PREREQUISITES: None

Pandemic Influenza Planning and Preparedness
HOURS: 4
This resident course provides responders with outbreak containment and response skills, enabling him or her to effectively plan and prepare for an outbreak of pandemic influenza. In addition, it will provide him or her the background and basic tools to develop more sound response activities for a pandemic. PIPP provides responders with information regarding the imminent threat of pandemic influenza, its challenges, clinical aspects, and its relation to Avian Influenza (AI), the goals and objectives of the NSPI, and all the facets of an effective response. Successful completion of PIPP results in local planning and management level responders who understand the many facets of assembling an effective planning and preparedness program. PIPP culminates with the application of this training in a small-group instructor-facilitated practical.

Industrial Fire Brigade Organization and Training
HOURS: 40
This class provides classroom instruction and hands-on training in several of the virtual and live fire training venues located at the CEP. You will train with self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and use of foam and positive pressure ventilation. Additional topics covered include: basic and advanced fire ground evolutions, the causes of fire, chemistry and extinguishing of fires, fire attack principles, fire protection systems, and uses of fire hoses and fire streams. The course will discuss how to organize and maintain an outstanding industrial fire brigade and deal with relevant problems and issues that firefighters face every day. You will gain hands-on experience with live propane, magnesium fires, the latest in use of firefighting foam, and participate in self-contained breathing exercises in safe smoke with tower evolutions.
PREREQUISITES: Ohio Volunteer Firefighter (36-hour) certification or above. Bearded students will not be permitted to participate in hands-on training with SCBA. Students are required to bring the following to class each day:

  • Full NFPA approved protective turn out gear with SCBA and spare bottle.

Confined Space Rescue (Technician)
HOURS: 36
This course is designed to meet certification requirements for confined space rescue technicians based on NFPA 1006, 2003 edition. Participants will have the ability to evaluate, manage and perform a confined space rescue in accordance with NFPA 1670 and NFPA 1006. Valuable information is provided regarding OSHA, NFPA and ANSI standards and compliance issues. The curriculum meets and exceeds requirements for rescue training in accordance with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.146 "Permit Required Confined Spaces for General Industry." Topics covered include:

  • Size up
  • Recognition of confined spaces
  • Confined space hazard recognition and mitigation
  • Atmospheric monitoring
  • Scene control and operations
  • Patient management and packaging
  • Non-entry retrieval
  • Entry-type rescue
  • SCBA and SAR
  • Patient packaging
  • Lowering and raising systems

PREREQUISITES: Confined Space Operations level course (NFPA 1006, Chapter 5), ICS-100, NIMS 800
Students are required to bring the following items to class each day:

  • Sturdy work boot with ankle support
  • Work gloves

Additional topics that are offered to assist you:

  • Hazardous Materials Training
  • Fire Extinguisher Training
  • Violence in the Workplace
  • Robbery Prevention
  • Cyber Security - Protecting your vital information, hardware and your employees
  • OSHA Compliance

Please feel free to browse our entire online training list. If there is a training topic that you do not see listed, simply give us a call or send an email with your needs and we will contact you back right away.

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