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Each promotional candidate
will be required to attend all applicable portions of the Officer Development
Academy (ODA) that will be hosted by
the department on an annual basis. Attendance in one course every two years will be required to maintain eligibility. Equivalency can only be
issued by the Fire Chief.
Attendance in the Officer Development Academy is detailed in the following:
The following represents the components of the
Rogers Fire Department Officer Development Academy. This academy will be
delivered on an
annual basis and will be comprised of the following topics. The Deputy Chief of Special Operations and Training (DFC-SOT) will determine
variations within each topic and a curriculum will be published thirty (30) days prior to the academy. The Officer Development Academy will be
delivered in accordance with the Annual Training Plan.
The following criteria will be delivered for Officer Development. These topics may be adjusted with approval of the Fire Chief .
Human Resource Management
Community and Government
Inspection and Investigation
Health and Safety
Emergency Service Delivery
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Emergency Medical Continuing Education and Refresher Courses
EMS training has established subject material by the Arkansas Department of Health required for licensure recertification. Each month
Skill: RSI/Airway Skills -February
ECG monitoring / 12 Lead
Skill: IV,IO Access, Huber Needle -March
Neonatal Resuscitation Provider
Skill: Patient Assessment -April
Skill: RSI/Airway -May
Blood born Pathogen/Infection Control
Skill: CPAP/Capnography June
Skill: Crichothyrotomy /Chest Decompression July
Skill: RSI/Airway August
Stroke/Altered Mental Status
Skill: Mechanical CPR / Auto Pulse September
Skill: Med Calculations October
MCI/Triage / Critical Thinking
Skill: MCI Drill November
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Special Operations Team Training
Hazardous Materials Training
materials' training is allotted four hours per quarter to
meet the requirements of the Arkansas Department of Emergency
Management. Additionally, the third quarter will allow for eight hours. This will allow the department to meet the annual recertification / refresher
requirements. The established training topics will ensure department personnel meet or exceed the requirements imposed by ADEM as well as
ensure all personnel have the knowledge and skills to operate a hazardous materials emergency at the technician level
Hazardous Materials IQ
Objectives will include the skills necessary to
make decisions during the first few minutes of
an incident to include proper PPE, hazard identification, and correct monitoring equipment
Objectives will include the establishment of
the decontamination corridor, types of
decontamination, and methods of decontamination including dry decontamination.
Hazardous Materials Refresher
Objectives will include technician level skills
necessary to meet the requirements of ADEM
as necessary for the annual refresher process and those topics not covered in the ATP.
Hazardous Materials Safe Operating Procedures / Practices
Objectives will include the standing fireground
orders utilized by the Rogers Fire
Department as well as the duties and responsibilities of personnel serving in each capacity.
Technical Rescue Training
Technical Rescue training will also be
scheduled four hours per quarter with subjects that are predetermined according
to requirements and
needs that have been identified. Technical rescue will be scheduled and taught by a specified instructor due to its specialized content and raise
each persons operational ability during a special operations incident.
Objectives will include raising all personnel
to include disentanglement, stabilization, and patient packaging and removal.
Water / Ice rescue
Objectives will build upon the awareness level
and build into advanced operations including
vehicle rescue in swift water, downstream operations, and swift water safety.
Search and Rescue
Objectives will provide knowledge concerning
the general responsibilities, skills, abilities,
and the equipment needed by persons who would be participating in a search/rescue mission.
Structure Collapse Rescue
Objectives will include awareness level
structure collapse operations including the
identification of hazards, loads, and evaluating, searching, and marking collapsed structures.
Recentaccomplishments of the Special Operations Team include:
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Company Standards Training
Fire related topics will be addressed as
formal training sessions aimed at increasing the overall ability of department
established topics will be in addition to the established minimum company standards conducted by all company officers for their respective
crews on a quarterly basis. Minimum company standards will continue to focus on the Rogers Fire Department big 5; Ladders, SCBA,
Firefighter Survival, Fire Training, and 1410 Evolutions. The goal of the minimum company standards is to practice each of the big 5 on a
quarterly basis, to perform them as in a real situation, and take the necessary steps to master the performance of each crew member. The
training plan will allow adequate time in each month for
Rapid Intervention Operations
Objectives to include the operations of RIT teams, advanced safety and survival, proactive
RIT operations and building preparation including softening of the structure and preparation.
Objectives for this training session include the basic principles of fire chemistry, the process
of fire combustion, and fire behavior. This will also be applied in practical applications.
High Rise Operations
Objectives to include the operation at high rise structures, ICS, and specific job task
assignment and the necessary responsibilities during advanced high rise operations.
Truck / Engine Company Operations
This will be a standing yearly topic with objectives to include job-specific duties of truck
and engine companies, coordinated fire attack, and basic strategy and tactics.
Large Area Search
Objectives include search and rescue involving large areas expanding to commercial
structures and utilizing techniques involving search ropes and thermal imaging cameras.
Objectives will include positive pressure attack, positive pressure ventilation,
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Advanced Firefighter Training
Additional training such as night drills and
spontaneous evolutions will be scheduled throughout the course of the year to
capabilities of the organization and to further meet the requirements necessary of an all hazards department aspiring to be an established
authority, nationally recognized in every risk-related discipline. The use of acquired structures for department training will continue to be a
primary focus as the realism provided by these structures proves to be an invaluable aspect of the Rogers Fire Department training program.
Rogers Fire Department realizes that additional training classes may be required throughout the year for individual needs for promotional
purposes, specialized disciplines, and simply the professional development of personnel. Throughout the course of the year, classes will be
offered for certification, advanced and specialty training and training that will development Rogers Fire Department personnel. These classes
will be provided to personnel through the 2011 personnel Development Calendar. Certification classes will continue to be hosted by Rogers Fire
Department in 2011.
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The Rogers Fire
Department operates an Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) unit at Fire
Station 3. The
Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting
Team (ARFF) shall have members of the team shall receive completed ARFF training and be stationed at Fire Station 3.
The selection of team members will be based on:
CURRENT ARFF certification
Previous ARFF experience
Interest in position
Recommendation of the ARFF Coordinator
Selected team members shall be required to:
Have/obtain ARFF certification
Maintain a superior working knowledge of the Rogers Municipal Airport, its aircraft and facilities
Attend two coordination and training meetings each year
Rogers Fire DepartmentTraining for the ARFF team will be scheduled on a bi-annual basis as required by SOP 603 Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Team Organization.
ARFF minimum training standards are designed to validate competency in ARFF
required skills, as well as identify opportunities in training or
deficiencies that need addressed at the individual level as well as the department level. This process will also ensure that all training is
documented in order to meet the required training knowledge and skills within the following:
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Firefighter Safety and Survival
The Rogers Fire
Department has policies and procedures that meet or exceeds the intent of
applicable sections contained within Chapter 6,
Emergency Operations, of NFPA 1500, Standards on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program. It also intends to meet
requirements of the OSHA Respirator Protection Standard 1910.134 and OSHA 2 in/2 out Rule 308-134e.
Minimum Company Standards
is conducted on a quarterly basis with safety and survival as a category
including but not limited to; mayday
drills, firefighter carries and drags, restricted passageway, entanglement props, Rope slide, SBCA management, and other survival drills.
The nytime emergency personnel operating at an
incident feel that they or another firefighter are trapped, injured, lost, or in
any other condition
placing them in imminent danger and in need of rapid assistance, they shall verbally signal a MAYDAY alert.
The Rapid intervention
team (RIT) is established anytime members enter an IDLH (Immediately Dangerous
to Life or Health) environment
without the possibility of a rescue. IDLH environments are typically those described as: