Training at the MNRFTC
What Does it Cost?
Our goal is to provide the best fire training for your department. Whether your agency is interested in using the entire training campus or in sending one member to participate in a single course, we can develop a cost estimate for your specific needs.
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Available Training Courses
Live Fire Training
1 full day
The Live Fire Training Course bridges the knowledge that has been taught and practiced in the Blue Card Incident Command Course with the hands-on skills that are routinely performed on the fire ground. By training these skills within the proper context, students move from the conceptual into the practical.
Using element of the “Nozzle Forward” curriculum developed by Aaron Fields, our course focuses on Hose Deployment, Hose Line Coordination and Effective Fire Streams. Completion of this course meets the NFPA requirements of 1403 “Standards on Live Fire Training Evolutions”.
The commercial tower building features utilized in training are:
- Commercial stove fire prop
- Class I Hood fire prop
- Ceiling flashover fire prop
- 2 Stairwells one outfitted with standpipes and one without
- Multiple room / level search area
- FDC connections
- Forcible entry doors
- Bailout windows
Incident Command Systems, Blue Card Training
Incident Command Systems, Blue Card training is a critical component of fire officer development. This particular Command Training facility greatly enhances the realism and quality of emergency scene management training. The laboratory is configured to simulate "real-world" training in a variety of emergency situations.
The lab encompasses incidents such as:
- Residential fires
- Multi-unit residential
- Strip mall commercial
- Small to medium size commercial
- Big box stores
- Hazardous materials releases
- Mass casualty incidents
Computer projection models are used to provide visual clues, which are generated through the use of special effects, graphics, and animation software. These are controlled through a standard computer by menu driven software. The goal of the simulation training is to provide firefighters with a variety of visual and auditory cues that will enhance the decision-making process in practical situations.
Realism is enhanced with the use of the following props:
- Cab of a fire engine
- SUV to replicate a Command vehicle
- Dispatch console, with live CAD terminal, radio and tone generator
- An exterior screen to allow visiting agencies the ability to utilize their own command vehicle during the simulation exercise
Fire Ground Survival Training
The purpose of the Fire Ground Survival program is to ensure that training for Mayday prevention and Mayday operations are consistent between all fire fighters, company officers and chief officers. Fire fighters must be trained to perform potentially life-saving actions if they become lost, disoriented, injured, low on air or trapped.
FGS Certification Process
This program is suitable for all ranks and experience levels. The Fire Ground Survival course is a comprehensive curriculum developed using near misses, close calls and fire fighter fatalities to address the critical elements of fire ground survival.
Information from the IAFF, IAFC, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), NIOSH, Underwriters Laboratories (UL), United States Fire Administration (USFA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the military was used to develop the five-part curriculum consisting of:
- Mayday Prevention
- Being Ready for the Mayday
- Self-Survival Procedures
- Self-Survival Skills
- Fire Fighter Expectations of Command during a Mayday
- SCBA FamiliAMILIARIZATION
- GRAB LIVES
>Gage check air
>Radio for assistance
>Activate PASS device
>Illuminate your environment
>Volume, make noise
>Shield your airway as a last resort
- Wall Breach
- Upper floor escape
>Personal escape system
- Confidence course