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Officer Development

 The Officer Development Academy is to provide regulated, systematic and uniform training to all promotional candidates. This will ensure that all
 promotional candidates receive standardized training commensurate with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1021 as applicable to the
 Rogers Fire Department.

 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:

  1. Rogers Fire Department Standard Operating Procedure 139 Future Company Officers Program
  2. Rogers Fire Department Standard Operating Procedure 140 Future Chief Officers Program

 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

  1. Conflict Resolution
  2. Job Performance Evaluation
  3. Employee Assistance
  4. Coaching/Counseling
  5. Plan development for Improved Performance
  6. Crisis Intervention
  7. Problem Solving
  8. Absenteeism
  9. Standard Operating Procedures
  10. Accountability


  1. Accident Investigation
  2. Budgeting and requests
  3. Project Cost Analysis
  4. Media Relations
  5. Data Analysis
  6. Ethics

 Community and Government

  1. Public Education
  2. Public Speaking
  3. Community Risk Reduction
  4. Citizen Complaints
  5. City Government

 Inspection and Investigation

  1. Fire Inspection and Code Enforcement
  2. Code Comprehension
  3. Fire Investigation
  4. Fire Cause Determination
  5. Fire Inspection Principles
  6. Standard Operating Procedures and Practices

 Health and Safety

  1. Accident Analysis
  2. Pre / Post Incident Analysis
  3. Standard Operating Procedures

 Emergency Service Delivery

  1. Fire Strategy
  2. Incident Command
  3. Accountability
  4. High Risk / Low Frequency Events
  5. Staging
  6. Standard Operating Procedures
  7. Simulations


  1. Research
  2. Reading and Comprehension
  3. Department Organization


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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

  EMT Basic Refresher
  Skill: Required by Arkansas Department of Health -January

  Paramedic Assistance
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

  Environmental Emergencies
  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

  Skill: 12-Leads Practice December


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Special Operations Team Training


          Hazardous Materials Training

  Hazardous 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.

  Vehicle Extrication

  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.

  Recent accomplishments 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 personnel. These
   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
implementation of new equipment or standard operating procedures, and the addition
   of any new techniques or methods that may be introduced to department personnel.

  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.

  Fire Behavior

  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 increase the 
  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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ARFF Training

  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:

  Selected team members shall be required to:

  Rogers Fire Department

  Training for the ARFF team will be scheduled on a bi-annual basis as required by SOP 603 Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Team Organization.
  These meetings will be scheduled by the ARFF Coordinator. Instructors will be designated by the ARFF Coordinator from the team members,
  outside entities, or Subject Matter Experts

  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 followin

  1. NFPA 405: Standard for Recurring Proficiency of Airport Fire Fighters
  2. NFPA 1003: Standard for Airport Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications


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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.
The purpose of the procedures is for
  the rescue of personnel operating at emergency incidents, namely structural fires. The procedures are for the members entering an IDLH
  atmosphere, or working in an environment recognized to be unstable. Training for safety and survival is accomplished by company minimum
  standards, Mayday drills, and Rapid Intervention Team training.

  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:

  1. Oxygen level below 19.5% or above 23%
  2. Lower Explosive Limits in excess of 10%
  3. Toxins in excess of the Permissible Exposure Level
  4. Confined Space, collapse or any other situation recognized to be unstable and could cause injury or death.