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Advanced Vehicle Stabilization

This course is designed to provide Fire Fighters with a better understanding of the current techniques available for the swift extrication of victims from a variety of vehicle entrapments.

Apparatus & Pump Operations

Apparatus and Pump Operation course is to familiarize the student with the various types of apparatus used in the fire service, apparatus and equipment maintenance checks, connecting the fire pump to a source of water and how a pump provides water necessary to extinguish a fire.

Blood Borne Pathogen

This training is designed to provide a basic understanding of bloodborne pathogens, common modes of transmission, and methods of preventing exposure.

Clandestine Drug Lab - Awareness

This course presents the physical conditions, human activities and hazardous materials commonly found at clandestine drug labs and familiarizes emergency response personnel with the dangers of illegal drug labs, and presents appropriate responses when encountering drug labs.

Company Officer I & II

The purpose of the Fire Officer I course is to provide entry-level fire officers with the knowledge and skills to meet the minimum job performance requirements for paid and volunteer fire officers. Fire Officer I candidates must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to function safely and effectively as an integral member of a firefighter team. When engaged in hazardous activities, the Fire Officer I works under direct supervision of a senior company officer and as a team leader. The purpose of the Fire Officer II course is to provide officers at the second level of progression with the knowledge and skills to meet the minimum job performance requirements for paid and volunteer fire officers. Fire Officer II candidates must demonstrate the depth of knowledge and skills necessary to function under general supervision. A person trained at the Fire Officer II level will function safely and effectively as an integral member of a team of equally or less experienced firefighters to accomplish a series of tasks. This is a combined Fire Officer I & II program and will not be separated. The Company Officer I & II program provides insight into the role of the officer as defined by the 2003 Edition of NFPA 1021, the Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications.

Drivers Training - VFIS

The driver training course includes items which address both the attitude and knowledge of the potential emergency vehicle driver while responding to an emergency as well as an understanding of the emergency vehicle driver's responsibility during non-emergency situations.

Education Methodology (Prerequisite for CO I & II)

This course is designed to introduce the prospective instructor to teaching methodology and to provide participants with a better understanding of the teaching/learning process. The course includes units on instructor/student relationships, teaching methods and techniques, use of instructional aids, measurement and evaluation, and demonstration presentations.

Emergency Medical Technician - Basic

As an Emergency Medical Technician ? Basic, you play a critical role in emergency response to urgent situations and events. As an EMT you will learn how to recognize abnormal physical conditions through analysis of diagnostic signs and symptoms. In addition you will learn how to care for persons with an illness or injury at the scene of an incident and throughout transport to a medical facility while providing critical information to advanced providers ensuring the best possible outcomes for your patients. Basic EMT course is approximately 165 classroom hours and 35 clinical hours with a total of 200 course hours. The Basic EMT course consists of; patient assessment, airway management, medical emergencies, traumatic emergencies, infant through elderly assessment and care as well as pregnancy, childbirth, EMS operations and preparatory.

Fire Fighter I & II (4th Edition)

The Fire Fighter I & II course is structured for competency-based group instruction of the Fire Fighter I and Fire Fighter II information presented in the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA), Essentials of Fire Fighting, Fourth Edition. It addresses the objectives covered in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 1001, 1997 edition, Chapter 3 and Chapter 4 and objectives related to Competencies for the First Responder at the Awareness Level Chapter 2, and Operational Level Chapter 3, of NFPA 472, Standard for Professional Competence of Responders tonHazardous Materials Incidents.

Fire Fighter II (4th Edition)

The Fire Fighter II course is structured for competency-based group instruction of the Fire Fighter II information presented in the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA), Essentials of Fire Fighting, Fourth Edition. It addresses the objectives covered in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 1001, 1997 edition, Chapter 4, with the exception of those objectives related to Competencies for the First Responder at the Operational Level, of NFPA 472, Chapter 3, Standard for Professional Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials Incidents.

Firefighting Strategies and Tactics (Equivalency Prerequisite for CO I & II)

This course begins with a history of firefighting and the reasons that it has evolved throughout the years. It is followed by background information necessary to make effective fire ground decisions. Thennext two chapters include information on fire dynamics and extinguishing agents. The next six chapters deal with concepts common to all incidents including incident management systems, command and control considerations, firefighter safety, company operations, built-in fire protection, and considerations for after the incident. The second half of the course provides the reader with information necessary to apply the common concepts for specific occupancies to include, one-and two-family dwellings, multifamily dwellings, commercial occupancies, places of assembly, high-rise structures, vehicle fires, wildfires, and basic information for special fires. The final chapter allows the reader to apply the concepts to written scenarios.nnThis course is equivalent to the Managing Company Tactical Operations-Preparing/Decision/Strategies and Tactics for Initial Company Operations series (MCTO-P, MCTO-T and STICO) and can be used as a prerequisite for the Company Officer I & II course.

First Responder - Awareness

This course will introduce public service emergency response personnel who may witness or discover a hazardous materials incident to the first responder concept and emphasize the importance of safety at hazardous materials incidents.

First Responder - Operations

This course is designed for public service emergency response personnel who respond to releases or potential releases of hazardous substances as part of the initial response to the site for the purpose of protecting nearby persons, property, or the environment for the effects of the release.

Incident Safety Officer (Prerequisite for CO I & II)

This course is an incident-specific; scene-oriented course designed to teach what a Safety Officer at an incident needs to know, using scenarios to convey instructional points.

Medical First Responder

As a Medical First Responder, you are a first line responder responsible for initiation of life saving treatments to individuals that have been involved in or having a life threatening incident. As an MFR you will learn how to recognize abnormal physical conditions through analysis of diagnostic signs and symptoms. In addition, you will learn how to care for persons with an illness or injury at the scene of an incident while providing critical information to advanced providers ensuring the best possible outcomes for your patients. The Medical First Responder program has approximately 45 classroom hours and 15 practical hours with a total of 60 hours. A Medical First Responder course consists of patient assessment, airway management, medical emergencies, traumatic emergencies, infant through elderly assessment and care as well as pregnancy, childbirth, EMS operations and preparatory. Enrollment: Programs begin throughout the course of the year based on student need at various training locations across the state.

NIMS - Incident Command System for the Fire Service (Prerequisite for CO I & II)

This course is designed to meet the needs of Fire Fighters and Fire Officers who have responsibilities to deploy, implement, and/or function within an Incident Command System (ICS). This program addresses the need for an incident management system. It provides an overview of the structure, how ICS can be expanded for the nature of the incident and addresses command skills needed by Fire Fighters and Fire Officers on the effective use of ICS guidelines, and includes scenario practice on how to apply ICS.

Paramedic

As an Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic, you play a critical role in emergency response to urgent situations and events. As a Paramedic you will learn how to recognize abnormal physical conditions through a systematic analysis of diagnostic signs and symptoms. In addition you will learn how to care for persons with an illness or injury at the scene on an incident and throughout transport to a medical facility while implementing basic as well as Advanced Life Support techniques and procedures. These include advanced airway procedures, intravenous therapy, cardiology, pharmacology, pediatrics, and trauma care. Paramedic course is approximately 500-600 classroom and 500-600 clinical and field internship. Paramedic course will consist of Preparatory, airway and ventilation, patient assessment, trauma, medical, special considerations, assessment based management, and Operations

Prehospital Trauma Life Support Instructor

This program is an instructor level course that is designed to provide critical information needed to become a PHTLS instructor. In order to be eligible to take the course you must have a current PHTLS or ITLS provider card.

Specialist Bridge Course

This course is specially designed to provide the necessary didactic and practical education for the current Michigan EMT Specialists to upgrade their skills to the new standards that will be required effective January 1, 2013. This course is designed to meet the needs of the students busy schedule by offering the program through  a Saturday format. Upon successful completion of the course the prospective student will be required to take the EMT Specialist National Registry exam to attain Michigan licensure. Any currently Licensed EMT Specialist will be required to complete a bridge course prior to December 31 2012 or their licensure status will be reduced to EMT Basic effective January 1, 2013. For any other information please contact the State of Michigan EMS office or contact us via email at info@ergss.com

Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC)

This program is designed for providers working in austere environments. TCCC is a must have training for EMS personnel working with tactical teams. NAEMT's Tactical Combat Casualty Care course introduces evidence-based, life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield, under the auspices of the PHTLS program. It is the only TCCC course endorsed by the American College of Surgeons.

NAEMT's Tactical Combat Casualty Care course (TCCC) was recognized by the Board of Critical Care Transport Paramedic Certification (BCCTPC) as helping to prepare students to take the TP-C exam..

"Good medicine in bad places"

Trauma First Response

The Trauma First Response course is a one-day continuing education course that teaches the principles of Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) to non-EMS practitioners, including first responders, police officers, firefighters, rescue personnel and safety officers. It helps them prepare to care for trauma patients while serving as part of a transport team or awaiting a transport provider.

The course serves up core PHTLS content to those who haven?t had EMT or advanced prehospital training. The lectures and practical stations are designed for the type of care first responders can render while awaiting patient transport or when assisting paramedics and EMTs at a trauma scene.

Vehicle Extrication

This course is designed to provide Fire Fighters with a better understanding of the current techniques available for the swift extrication of victims from a variety of vehicle entrapments.

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