FIREFIGHTING

Training recruits through seasoned firefighters, CTR can take your qualifications to the next level or sharpen existing skills.

Firefighting Training

Survival | Firefighting | Fire Boat | Drones

Escape Systems Training - End User: 8 - 10 Hours

Our End-User Program for Escape Systems is dynamic and informative.  It is designed to build the students confidence in their ability to deploy the system under extreme conditions.  Upon successful completion of this class, the authority having jurisdiction will be provided with digital copies of training records, including individual students competency checklist, so they may authorize their members to carry the systems.

Topics Covered

Standards

NYS 12NYCRR Section 800.7

Pre-Requisites

Class A Firefighter, SCBA Qualified

Typical Class Size

4 - 16 students

Additional Notes

Refresher and advanced classes available.

Training available for the following escape systems:

Sterling

F4

FCX

PDQ

Petzl

Petzl Exo

Petzl Exo AP

CMC

Levr

Escape Artist (all variations)

RIT Safety

AL (all variations)

CMC Escape Artist

DEUS 3000

SCBA Mounted Systems

SCOTT

MSA

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Escape Systems - Advanced with Refresher: 8 - 10 Hours

This program can be customized to your department needs, and is designed to have your members perform their annual refresher training and gain new and advanced skills to rescue themselves or other firefighters using escape systems.

Topics Covered

Standards

NYS 12NYCRR Section 800.7

Pre-Requisites

Class A Firefighter, SCBA Qualified, Previous Approved Escape System Training

Typical Class Size

4 - 16 Students

Additional Notes

Training available for the following escape systems:

Sterling

F4

FCX

PDQ

Petzl

Petzl Exo

Petzl Exo AP

CMC

Levr

Escape Artist (all variations)

RIT Safety

AL (all variations)

CMC Escape Artist

DEUS 3000

SCBA Mounted Systems

SCOTT

MSA

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Escape Systems - Evaluations: 4 Hours

Not sure what escape system to purchase?  Contact us to try them out.  We will supervise and allow you to bail out with a variety of escape systems we have in house.  CTR does not sell any of this equipment and will be there to help you in what works best with your gear, harnesses and more while we provide a safe way to evaluate the systems.

Topics Covered

Standards

NYS 12NYCRR Section 800.7

Pre-Requisites

Class A Firefighter, SCBA Qualified

Typical Class Size

4 - 6 committee members recommended

Additional Notes

Sterling

F4

FCX

PDQ

Petzl

Petzl Exo

Petzl Exo AP

CMC

Levr

Escape Artist (all variations)

RIT Safety

AL (all variations)

CMC Escape Artist

DEUS 3000

SCBA Mounted Systems

SCOTT

MSA

Any others you may have access to

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Escape Systems - Train the Trainer: 12 Hours

This program will be an intensive training course and will include the end user training program with emphasis on anchoring tactics, egress tactics and real life situational product usage. Train-the-Trainer candidates will also learn proper belay techniques and have to prove belay competency prior to belaying other students.

Topics Covered

Standards

NYS 12NYCRR Section 800.7

Pre-Requisites

Class A Firefighter, SCBA Qualified

First Aid / CFR / EMT Certification

Recommended to be NFPA 1041 or AHJ Certified Instructor, Level 1 and have experience teaching classes

Basic Rope Rescue Class

Recommended to have taken a Refresher / Advanced Escape System Class

Typical Class Size

Limited to 6 – 8 students (unless other arrangements are made)

Additional Notes

Training available for the following escape systems:

Sterling

F4

FCX

PDQ

Petzl

Petzl Exo

Petzl Exo AP

CMC

Levr

Escape Artist (all variations)

RIT Safety

AL (all variations)

CMC Escape Artist

DEUS 3000

SCBA Mounted Systems

SCOTT

MSA

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National Fire Academy - Calling the MAYDAY: 8 Hours

This is an 8-hour course designed to challenge mental and physical abilities of the firefighter. 

Emphasize the necessity of proper communication in the field when a MAYDAY call is received and confirmed

2 break out sessions to include manual pass activation and portable radio skills including practicing calling the MAYDAY

All props will be provided for the training days only.  Space requirements are 150’ x 200’ in length, and preferably the width of two apparatus bays.  Other training sites with open floor plans, rooms and stairs can also be utilized.  

The Chief of Department may submit for National Fire Academy completion certificates for members who complete the training.  There is typically no associated costs with this process.

Topics Covered

Standards

National Fire Academy

Pre-Requisites

Class A Firefighter, Firefighter 1, SCBA Qualified

Typical Class Size

8 – 16 students

Additional Notes

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Thermal Imaging: 8 Hours

Students will learn the principles and tactics of thermal imagers.  Starting in the classroom a discussion of thermal imaging and currently available imagers will take place, followed by using the thermal imagers with training props and leading to using the thermal imagers in live burns.

Topics Covered

Standards

NFPA 1408

Pre-Requisites

Class A Firefighter, Firefighter 1, SCBA Qualified

Typical Class Size

6 - 16 Students

Additional Notes

We work with any make and model of Thermal Imager, and will also work with your local sales reps

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Large Area / Rope Assisted Search: 8 Hours

This course will focus on using the search rope to assist from large area searches to RIT scenarios.  Students will learn about the benefits and pit falls of rope assisted searches, and learn to enhance their communication skills on the fire ground.

Topics Covered

Standards

Pre-Requisites

Class A Firefighter, Firefighter 1, SCBA Qualified

Typical Class Size

8 - 16 Students

Additional Notes

Refresher and Advanced Courses Available

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Elevator Operations, Emergencies and Rescue: 4 - 8 Hours

Elevator Operations and Emergencies will make firefighters and responders aware of the hazards associated with elevators operations, working with elevators at structural fires, other associated elevator emergencies, and elevator rescue.

Topics Covered

Standards

Pre-Requisites

None

Typical Class Size

6 - 16 students

Additional Notes

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Aerial Operators Course: 8 Hours

Aerial Operators Course will focus on the basics of aerial and tower ladder operations and take into account the tactical decision making required for each type of apparatus.  Topics include: Positioning and placement, short jacking, emergency procedures, tip loads, improvised standpipe operations, master stream operations, vehicle handling, turntable placement, stabilization options, tip/bucket placement, fine tuning the 3 basic aerial operation functions.

Topics Covered

Standards

Pre-Requisites

Department Authorization

Typical Class Size

6 – 16 students

Additional Notes

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Firefighting Courses

We offer additional courses in various aspects of Firefighting, contact us for more information.

Topics Covered

Standards

Pre-Requisites

Firefighter 1

Typical Class Size

6 - 16 Students

Additional Notes

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Fire Boat Operations: 8 - 16 Hours & Custom Lengths

Regardless of the waterway you operate on, and your own members experience operating a recreational pleasure boat, a Fire Boat requires a precision skill set and a crew that is well trained and prepared in an emergency. This course prepares a crew to work together and learn to operate the boat, communicate on it and perform common skill sets that fire boats are often called for. From handling medical emergencies, to towing other craft, and operating a fire boat with a fire pump running, all students will be challenged regardless of their experience. Single or twin engine boats

Topics Covered

Standards

Pre-Requisites

Department authorized / basic water rescue recommended and recreational boater safety training.

Typical Class Size

4 – 6 students per boat

Additional Notes

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sUAS (Drone) Operations: 24 Hours

This course will provide the student with the core content required to ensure safe flight operations, including all phases of flight from mission planning to post-mission documentation and record keeping.  Instructors will review the student’s documentation daily.

Topics Covered

Standards

FAA Part 107

Pre-Requisites

FAA Part 107 Certification

Typical Class Size

2 – 12 students depending on the number of available UAS Platforms

Additional Notes

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sUAS (Drones) Focused Flight Skills - Firefighting / Emergency Services: 16 Hours

This course will provide the student updates and reviews of current FAA and operational recommendations, and be focused heavily on flight applications, flight time to include multiple types of autonomous missions, and basic post-processing techniques.  Mission planning to post-mission documentation and record keeping will be reinforced with the student’s documentation reviewed by instructors daily.  

The focus will be on the use of drones in search and rescue and in payload delivery for rescue.

Topics Covered

Standards

FAA Part 107

Pre-Requisites

Basic UAS Operations or Equivalent

Typical Class Size

2 – 12 students depending on the number of available UAS Platforms

Additional Notes

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