Montana State University


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Certification Test Booklets

Firefighter I
Firefighter II

Instructor I
Instructor II
Instructor III

Academy Training Dates and Info Can be Found Here: Click Here

Other Agency Training Around the State:

Montana Disaster and Emergency Services - (MT DES Calendar)

Montana DNRC Fire & Aviation Management - (Training Calendar)

Upcoming Courses

This is a listing of courses that are being offered throughout the state. Most courses require you to register for them 1-2 months prior to the start date to allow for logistics, instructors, and other needs to make the class happen.

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ICS-400 Advanced ICS

When: Mar. 30 - 31
Where: Billings Clinic
Contact: Brianne Prolo
406-657-4820
cprolo@billingsclinic.org

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ICS-300 Intermediate ICS

When: Mar. 30 - April 1
Where: Missoula
Contact: Chris Johnson
406-243-4638
chrismjohnson@fs.fed.us

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10th Annual Building & Fire Codes Education Conference Bozeman March 30 -April 2

The State of Montana Building Codes Bureau would like to invite you to join us at our 10th Annual Building and Fire Codes Education Conference held at the Gran Tree Inn in Bozeman, MT on March 30 – April 2, 2015.
We are offering a concentrated fire track again this year focusing on fire codes and standards used in the built environment. These courses are taught by experts in fire training and offer a variety of fire courses that cover the latest standards adopted by the State of Montana.
The Conference is a great place to network with Design Professionals, Building Code Officials, Fire Officials, Residential Builders, Commercial Contractors, and other professionals operating in the built environment.
Please visit our website at http://bsd.dli.mt.gov/bc/bs_index.asp and then click on “Annual Conference” to view our brochure, which includes complete course descriptions and additional information.

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ICS-400 Advanced ICS

When: April 1-3
Where: Missoula
Contact: Chris Johnson
406-243-4638
chrismjohnson@fs.fed.us

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2015 Wildfire Leadership Conference

Where: Bozeman
When: April 17-19
Registration Link and Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mcfwas-wildfire-leadership-conference-registration-15036788439

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2015 FSTS Staff and Command


MSU Fire Services Training School will be presenting the Staff and Command seminar Saturday, April 18st through Sunday, April 19nd at the Hampton Inn, 2301 14th St SW, Great Falls Montana. Class will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning.
This seminar is intended to assist chief fire officers, trustees, fire service area board members and administrative officials with the leadership and management of effective fire service organizations. This seminar will provide current or newly appointed chief officers, trustees, fee service area board members, administrative officers, and city/county commissioners’ exposure to the fire protection challenges they face and the range of skills required for success. Participants’ interest and needs will determine the content of the presentations which are informal and highly interactive.  

Tuition is $129.00 for members of a public Montana Fire Department and $200.00 Private for private or out-of-state individuals. This includes 2 lunches, 1 dinner and handout materials. 

To register:
http://www.montana.edu/wwwfire/register.php
Or Kathy Craig at katheryn.craig@montana.edu  (406) 771-4335

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L-381 All-Hazard Incident Leadership

DESCRIPTION
Incident Leadership offers hands -on experience in directing, controlling, and monitoring resources during emerging all-risk incidents.  Multiple learning cycles and numerous perspectives provide students with opportunities to learn, practice and improve leadership skills and to build recognition cues for future assignments.  Individuals wishing to work in the Type 3 environment are encouraged to attend.

OBJECTIVE (S)
The intent of this training is to provide unit supervisors with the tools to build and maintain effective and cohesive crews/teams.

  1. Application of leadership styles
  2. Communicating vision and intent
  3. Team building
  4. Detecting operational error
  5. Managing stress

TARGET GROUP
Current local Type 3 personnel who are or desire to become qualified in Command and General Staff disciplines.   Or others that need to have advanced leadership skills that relate to personnel development in a team environment.

PREREQUISITE (S):  None Completion of  L-380 Point of the Spear is desirable

TUITION:  None 

COORDINATOR

E-MAIL

PHONE #

FAX #

Tim Crosmer

tcrosmer@mt.gov

(406) 535-1908

(406) 538-7780

NOMINATION DUE DATE

SELECTION NOTIFICATION

Mar. 30, 2015

April 2, 2015

** Grant money is available to help pay for course expenses through the MT State Fire Chiefs Asso. on a reimbursement process.

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The 8th Annual Madison County Fire Academy will be held April 24 thru 26, 2015

Available training groups will be the Farm/Heavy Equipment Extrication & Fire Attack Group with FSTS which includes burn trailer, RIT tactics, East Helena FD props and farm & heavy equipment extrication techniques. Everyone participating in this group will train on fire attack/RIT tactics/etc. one day then all will switch to the Farm/Heavy Equip. extrication the next day.
The Sawyer class with DNRC Dillon office will cover the classroom instruction with hands on certification to be scheduled at a later date.
The EMS Group with Summit Air Ambulance personnel Friday evening will cover instruction on trauma and helicopter safety. Saturday & Sunday will be scenarios in conjunction with the fire attack & farm/ heavy equipment group.


The cost for the Fire Based groups is $75.00 per firefighter. This year this price will include meals for both days & an event t-shirt.
Contact HVFD with completed registration or with any questions, concerns @ (406) 685-3473 or (406) 491-2729; email to harrisonvfd@yahoo.com   or mail to:
HVFD
PO Box 200
Harrison, MT 59735

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Fire Officer Development Operations Module


April 25th and 26th in Red Lodge.

MSU Fire Service Training School will again be offering the Operations Module of the Fire Officer 1 development program April 25th and 26th at the Red Lodge Fire Department, Red Lodge Montana.

Instructors Terry Larsen (Billings FD Battalion Chief) and Jeff Jackson (Great Falls Fire/Rescue Battalion Chief) will provide current methodology and tactics which relate to Leading the Fire Company, Communications, Training and Coaching, Incident Management, Fire Attack and Crew Resource Management. This is one of a three module program for completion of the Officer Development Program. Class will include interactive simulation as well as current national trends.

Class size is limited to 20 participants for the Operations Portion.

Class will run from 8am on Saturday April 25th, and will conclude on Sunday afternoon. The cost for attendance is $195.00 per student. *Please note if you have not purchased your required books from a previously attended module, you will need to purchase them along with your tuition. Books and Tuition is $315.00 for this module.

To register for class please contact the MSU Fire Services Training School at 406-761-7885 or http://www.montana.edu/wwwfire/register.php
To register for accommodations call the Red Lodge Inn at 406-446-2030. The Beartooth Hideaway Inn at 800-813-8335 or the Comfort Inn at 406-446-4469.

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NFA Leadership II for Fire & EMS: Strategies for Personal Success

Leadership II for Fire & EMS: Strategies for Personal Success provides the company officer with the basic leadership skills and tools needed to perform effectively in the fire service environment. The course addresses ethics, use and abuse of power at the company officer level, creativity in the fire service environment, and management of the multiple roles of the company officer.

Course Instructor: Brian Crandall, Former Fire Chief, Training Officer and FSTS trainer
Course Location: Flathead County OES, 625 Timberwolf Pkwy, Kalispell
Course Date: April 25 & 26, 2015
Course Time: 0830-1600 Saturday & Sunday

*Register online at http://www.montana.edu/wwwfire/register.php

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Montana All-Hazards IMT Conference

Where: Missoula
When: May 1-3
Link to more info: http://www.wildfirelessons.net/events/event-description/?CalendarEventKey=5bb382d7-a102-42fd-b6ce-ffaa6049c471


Contact: Mike Kopitzke
406-542-4256
mkopitzke@mt.gov

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NFA Wildland/Urban Interface Firefighting for the Structural Company Officer

Wildland/Urban Interface Firefighting for the Structural Company Officer identifies operational activities and safety concerns for structural company officers assigned to a Wildland/Wildland Urban Interface incident. Topics covered include Introduction to Wildland/Wildland Urban Interface firefighting, interface environment, wildland fire behavior, command and control issues of wildland/urban interface firefighting, and tactics.

Course Time: 1900 - 2200 Friday, 0830-1630 on Saturday
Note: Saturday will involve actual WUI visits and simulations
Equipment Required: Wildfire PPE, Portable radio
Personal Requirements: Currently serve as or aspire to serve as a company level fire officer with interest in how to safely and effectively perform in the WUI fire environment.

Course Instructor: Brian Crandall, Former Fire Chief, Training Officer and FSTS trainer
Course Location: Smith Valley Fire District, 3426 Highway 2 West, Kalispell
Course Date: May 1st & 2nd , 2015

*Register online at http://www.montana.edu/wwwfire/register.php

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FSTS Spring Training Symposium With Captain John Ceriello, FDNY

May 2-3, 2015

John Ceriello is a 27-year veteran of the New York City Fire Department, 14 of those years was spent in Special Operations Command. He is a Captain and currently assigned to Division of Training. He has been an integral part in the FDNY & NIST Wind Impacted Fires Project that introduced stairwell pressurization, wind control devices and high-rise nozzles into the field. He also was part of the implementation of new concepts of ventilation and flow-path control to the FDNY. John is on Underwriter Laboratories advisory panel for a number of projects including their most recent research on horizontal and vertical ventilation.

Summary of the presentation-
There has been a lot being said lately in the American fire service on the research of fire behavior. A tremendous amount of information has been streaming across fire publications and on-line sources. It's a lot for the firefighter and chief to be able to absorb and process. John Ceriello has been involved with this research since 2006 when the FDNY reached out to NIST to better understand the effects of wind when a high-rise structure is on fire. With John’s knowledge and time in the field the attendee will have a unique combination of science and practical fire-ground knowledge to tap into. He will be able to express the true essence of what the latest research means to all levels of the fire service from probationary firefighter to Chief of the Department. John will use a multi media presentation to show how and more importantly why it’s so important to take heed in the latest research so intelligent decisions can be made on the fire ground where it counts the most.

Location: Montana State University, Strand Union Building, Bozeman, MT

Cost: $75 (includes lunch on Saturday)

Times: 0900-1700 Saturday, 0800-noon Sunday.

*Parking permit will not be required; ample parking available.

To Register, Please visit: http://www.montana.edu/wwwfire/register.php

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“Slap the Cap” and ECG classes with Bob Page coming to Missoula and Billings

Bob Page is coming to Missoula May 4-5 and Billings May 7-8 to present 12 Lead ECG Interpretation for Acute & Critical Care Providers and “Slap the Cap” The Role of Capnography in Patient Assessment.
This class is being offered through Mission:Lifeline Montana. Seats are limited so register soon!
I have attached the flyer with the link to registration.You can also register at the following link:
www.heart.org/missionlifelinemontana Click on the Bob Page registration link.  

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NFA Leadership III for Fire & EMS: Strategies for Supervisory Success

Leadership III for Fire & EMS: Strategies for Supervisory Success provides the company officer with the basic leadership skills and tools to perform effectively in the fire service environment. The course covers when and how to delegate to subordinates, assess personal leadership styles through situational leadership, discipline subordinates, and apply coaching/ motivating techniques.

Course Instructor: Brian Crandall, Former Fire Chief, Training Officer and FSTS trainer
Course Location: Flathead County OES, 625 Timberwolf Pkwy, Kalispell
Course Date: May 16 & 17, 2015
Course Time: 0830-1600 Saturday & Sunday

*Register online at http://www.montana.edu/wwwfire/register.php

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NIMS/ICS Communications Unit Leader Field Exercise (for personnel with COML position taskbooks)

Great Falls
May 16-17
USDHS/MT DES/Cascade County Emergency Services
Marschal Rothe
406-324-4776
mrothe@mt.gov

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FEMA L580 Emergency Management Framework for Tribal Governments

Browning
May 19-22
FEMA/Blackfeet Nation
Nora Kennedy
406-338-4326
nlk@3rivers.net

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MGT 433 Isolation and Quarantine for Rural Communities (4 hours)

Lewistown
May 20
RDPC/Fergus Co. DES

Link to more info: https://www.ruraltraining.org/training/schedule/2020-01-01-mgt433-lewistown-mt-002/

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PER 308 Rural Isolation and Quarantine for Public Health and Healthcare Professionals (4 hours)

Lewistown
May 20
RDPC/Fergus Co. DES

Link to more info: https://www.ruraltraining.org/training/schedule/2015-05-21-per308-lewistown-mt-001/

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MGT 432 Isolation and Quarantine for Rural Public Safety Personnel (3.5 hours)

Lewistown
May 21
RDPC/Fergus Co. DES

Link to more info: https://www.ruraltraining.org/training/schedule/2015-05-21-mgt432-lewistown-mt-001/

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MGT 431 Rural Isolation and Quarantine Planning: Private Sector Readiness (4 hrs.)

Lewistown
May 21
RDPC/Fergus Co. DES

Link to more info: https://www.ruraltraining.org/training/schedule/2020-01-01-mgt431-lewistown-mt-001/

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SafetyFestMT Safety Conference

Butte
June 2-4
MT Dept. of Labor

Contact: Marschal Rothe
406-324-4776
mrothe@mt.gov

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2015 Joint Conference: Building Bridges in Emergency Services

Ennis
June 10-13

Link to registration and conference info: http://www.montanafirechiefs.com/events/event-activities.html?eid=724

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TEEX Wide Area Search Course

Helena
Sep. 17-19
Lewis & Clark County SAR/MT DES/TEEX/
Terry Ray
406-850-3176
Terence.ray@lcsar.com

More info: http://teexweb.tamu.edu/teex.cfm?pageid=training&area=TEEX&templateid=14&Division=ESTI&Course=PER213

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FEMA L363 Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Higher Education Course

Bozeman
Sep. 22-24
MSU-Bozeman/MT DES
Tara Moore
406-994-5724
tmoore@montana.edu

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