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Oct 31, 2014 5:00 PM
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Nov 03, 2014 6:30 PM
City Council Meeting

Nov 11, 2014
City Offices Closed - Veteran's Day

Nov 17, 2014 6:30 PM
City Council Meeting

Nov 27, 2014
City Offices Closed - Thanksgiving

Nov 28, 2014
City Offices Closed - Thanksgiving

Dec 01, 2014 6:30 PM
City Council Meeting

Dec 15, 2014 6:30 PM
City Council Meeting

Dec 24, 2014
City Offices Closed - Christmas

Dec 25, 2014
City Offices Closed - Christmas

EAST MOLINE FIRE DEPARTMENT
PILLAR 1 - FIRE SAFETY TRAINING

East Moline Training Officer
Steve Carlson
309-752-1587

                                                                  

Fire Services Training

Probationary Training: 

    • Before completion of their one year probationary period, all firefighters must attended an approved Illinois Fire Academy, and attain an OSFM  Firefighter II level certification.
    • As a general requirement for attending an approved Illinois Fire Academy, students must complete:
      • Hazardous Materials Awareness
      • Technical Rescue Awareness
      • Emergency Vehicle Operator 

Firefighter III Training:

    • Currently all EMFD Firefighters with an OSFM Firefighter III level certification receive an education allowance added to their base pay.
      • The majority of Firefighter III Training is currently conducted in-house.
      • The OSFM requires the following for FFIII certification:
        • FFIII Course Completion
        • FFIII Practical Exercise Completion
        • Pass OSFM Written Exam
        • 3 Years Fire Suppression Experience
        • Hazardous Materials Operations Certification 

Fire Officer Training:

    • For persons who desire future promotion to a fire officer position, the East Moline Fire Department highly encourages participation in training that is designed specifically to handle the increased responsibilities and functions of the job.
    • The Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal (IL.-OSFM) issues different levels of Fire Officer Certification to those individuals who complete a prescribed program of instruction.  The programs and classes most commonly attained by firefighters in the East Moline Fire Department include:
       
      • Certified Fire Officer I
        • Instructor I
        • Tactics & Strategy I
        • Fire Prevention Principles
        • Management I
        • Management II
           
      • Certified Fire Officer II
        • Instructor II
        • Tactics & Strategy II
        • Management III
        • Management IV
           
    • To assist firefighters with attaining an OSFM Fire Officer Certification, the East Moline Fire Department currently reimburses each student $125.00 for each of the above classes they complete. 

Continuing Firefighter Education: 

    • Like many fire departments, the East Moline Fire Department conducts periodic Basic Firefighter Skills Training.  This training is usually conducted at the FF III level, and is designed based on industry, and National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) Standards.  Below are examples of class subjects: 

Fire Behavior

SCBA

Ladders

Fire Hose / Appliances

Fire Ground Safety

Water Supply

Ventilation

Rapid Intervention Teams

Building Construction

Salvage & Overhaul

Communications

Standpipe / Sprinkler

Ropes & Knots

Fire Prevention

Hazardous Materials

Fire Apparatus

    • The East Moline Fire Department is one of six member agencies in MABAS Division 43.  As part of MABAS 43, EMFD personnel work and train closely with our partner agencies.  Fire suppression related training might include:  Acquired Structure Burns, Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) Training; Communications Training; and Live Burn Tower Training.  To coordinate these activities, training officers from the different agencies meet regularly with Special Operations Team Coordinators, the RIT Training Coordinator, and other instructors.  These meetings are generally chaired by the MABAS 43 Training Officer. 

Specialty Classes: 

    • Whenever there is a specific need, and the training budget allows, specialty classes may be requested from public or private training organizations.
    • The Office of Training, Education, & EMS also occasionally receive notice of classes held by other fire, police, and EMS agencies.
    • Examples of Specialty Classes include: 

Fire Apparatus Engineer

Juvenile Firesetter Specialist

Fire Investigator

Arson Investigator

RIT Under Fire

Advanced Breathing Apparatus

Engine Company Operations

Truck Company Operations

LP Fires

Saving Our Own

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