Fire Academy

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The Hurricane Valley Fire District's Fire School, in conjunction with the Utah Fire & Rescue Academy(UFRA), prepares recruits for a safe and successful career as a firefighter. Upon successful completion of the fire school, recruits are ready to test for Utah State Wildland Firefighter, Firefighter I and II, Hazmat Awareness, and Hazmat Ops certifications.

Wildland Firefighter

There are multiple areas of academic study that provide credible coursework that is related to various positions within wildland fire. The following are examples of these areas of study: Forestry, Agriculture, Crop or Plant Science, Wildlife Management, Range Management or Conservation, Watershed Management, Natural Resources, Outdoor Recreation Management, Civil or Forest Engineering, Wildland Fire Science, and Soil Science. You will be certified to the Wild land fire fighter II according to the current National Wildfire Coordination Group (NWCG) standards including the fitness test to “Arduous Level.”

Firefighter 1

Content includes: Safety, ICS, fire behavior, PPE, fire attack, search and rescue, ladders, ventilation, salvage and overhaul, vehicle fires and extrication, and ground cover fires etc. The course is designed to be taught in blocks and can be expanded to include live fire components. Meets or exceeds NFPA 1001 standard

Firefighter 2

Content includes: ICS, inspections, prevention, investigation, hose testing, flammable gas emergencies, fire attack and control, equipment maintenance, rescue and extrication. Covers all required topics for certification under NFPA 1001.

Hazmat Awareness

Content includes: Recognizing and identifying the presence of hazardous materials and determining basic hazard and response information from placards, labels, container markings, and shipping papers. Course topics include understanding the risks and potential outcomes of a hazardous materials incident, using the DOT Emergency Response Guide, when and how to request additional resources, and the need for an Incident Command System. Course meets the requirements for Firefighter I certification and in compliance with federal OSHA regulations for firefighters (first responders) responding to hazardous materials incidents. Course meets the requirements of NFPA 472.

Hazmat Operations

Content includes: Basic skills necessary to safely and effectively manage (in a defensive mode) the initial activities of an emergency involving the uncontrolled release of dangerous chemicals, basic incident management, recognition and identification, PPE, decontamination, and product control techniques. Course meets the requirements of NFPA 472.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Emergency Medical Technicians provide out of hospital emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical services (EMS) system. EMTs have the basic knowledge and skills necessary to stabilize and safely transport patients ranging from non-emergency and routine medical transports to life threatening emergencies. Training will be to National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) standards.