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Certification Test Booklets

Firefighter I
Firefighter II

Instructor I
Instructor II
Instructor III

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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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MSU's Extended University Will Offer An EMT Course In Bozeman Next Spring.

Application deadline is Oct. 31 for basic EMT course
10/7/14 Contact: Marilyn Jarvis (406) 994-4820, mjarvis@montana.edu

Bozeman -- The deadline is Oct. 31 to apply for a Montana State University Extended University basic course for emergency medical technicians that will be taught next spring.
The EMT Basic Course will be taught 6:30-10 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Jan. 15 through April 30. The course covers essential skills required of emergency medical technicians. It will prepare students for the state and national written and practical exams. Students who pass the exams will be certified to perform life-saving skills as EMTs in a pre-hospital setting.
Tuition for the course is $800 for non-credit students. This course can also be taken for academic credit at an additional charge.
Kris Kaull, B.S., NREMT-P, CCEMT-P, will teach the class. Those who are interested in attending the course must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or GED equivalent and must not have been convicted of certain felony charges.
Enrollment is limited, and students who apply must also interview with the course instructor. Interviews will be held on Saturday, Nov. 15.

For more information about the course or to request application materials, visit http://eu.montana.edu/profdev, call Extended University at (406) 994-6683, or email ContinuingEd@montana.edu.

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NFA - Leadership I for Fire and EMS: Strategies for Company Success

Curriculum: Management Science

This 2-day course presents the company officer with the basic leadership skills and tools needed to perform effectively in the fire service environment. The course includes techniques and approaches to problem-solving, ways to identify and assess the needs of the company officer's subordinates, methods for running meetings effectively in the fire service environment, and decisionmaking skills for the company officer.

Location: Bozeman Fire Station 3
When: October 18-19 2014
Tuition: Free

*Registration Deadline of 15 students before 45 days of the start day of the course! Register Early!

*Register online at http://www.montana.edu/wwwfire/register.php or email jonathan.marshall@montana.edu

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ICS-300 Intermediate ICS

All Mid-level Management Federal/State/Local/Tribal/Pri vate Sector & Nongovernmental personnel to include should take ICS-300, including: Persons serving as command staff, section chiefs, strike team leaders, task force leaders, unit leaders, division/group supervisors, branch directors, and multi-agency coordi nation system/emergency operations center staff.* Approved ICS-300 level training may be developed and conducted by Federal, State, Local and Tribal agencies as well as private training vendors. Howeve r, it must include the cont ent and objectives stated in the NIMS National Standard Curriculum Training Development Guidance dated March, 2007. Training developed and conducted by Federal, State and Tribal entities as well as private training vendors at the ICS-300 level must include at a minimum, the fo llowing topical areas (Specific objectives for ICS-300 training are listed in the National Standard Curricul um Training Development Guidance, March 2007):

* ICS Staffing and organization to include: reporting and working relationships and information flow.
* Transfer of Command
* Unified Command functions in a multi-jurisdictional or multi-agency incident
* ICS forms
* Resource Management
* Interagency mission planning and procurement

Location: Billings
When: October 21-22 
Register/Contact: Brianne Prolo 406-657-4820 cprolo@billingsclinic.org

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FEMA G230 Fundamentals of Emergency Management

**This course has been cancelled due to low enrollment. MT DES will try to re-schedule for the Spring and hope to get better numbers.

Location: Butte
When: October 22-23 
Register/Contact: Marschal Rothe 406-324-4776 mrothe@mt.gov 

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Center for Domestic Preparedness HAZMAT Emergency Response Course (HMER)

HAZMAT Emergency Response - Oct 25 2014 Sidney MT PDF Click Here

Richland County DES will be hosting a pilot delivery of FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness HAZMAT Emergency Response (HMER) Course (Flyer attached). This is an 8-hour classroom session intended to review HAZMAT reponse principles. **This is not a 'hands-on' training and is not intended to certify or otherwise endorse an attendee's ability to perform a HAZMAT response.  

Location: Sidney
When: October 25
Register/Contact: Debra Gilbert 406-433-2220 des@richland.org

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North Dakota 2014 Hazardous Materials Conference

Link to conference information and on-line registration: http://www.nd.gov/des/events/detail.asp?eventID=249

Location: Bismarck, ND
When: October 29-31
Register/Contact: Follow the link below for more information

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Group Crisis Intervention

Tuition: $100.00

Location: Miles City
When: October 30-31
Register/Contact: Bob Zadow 406-853-2996 bzadow@midrivers.com

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NFA – Health and Safety Officer

Curriculum: Responder Health and Safety

This 2-day course examines the Health and Safety Officer's role in identifying, evaluating, and implementing policy and procedures that affect health and safety aspects for emergency responders. Risk analysis, wellness and other occupational safety issues will be the main emphasis of this course.

Location: Shelby Fire Station
When: November 1-2 2014
Tuition: Free

*Registration Deadline of 15 students before 45 days of the start day of the course! Register Early!

*Register online at http://www.montana.edu/wwwfire/register.php or email jonathan.marshall@montana.edu

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Leadership and Command Presence Development II

COURSE DESCRIPTION Command Presence is an overarching demeanor that gives a sense of confidence, composure, clarity of focus, knowledge of appropriate action and instills a sense of responsibility within those surrounding the leader. In Command Presence II you will learn building acceptance, credibility & connection by creating a persuasive & charismatic presence. If you want to have a higher level of credibility, be able to influence others, communicate with less misunderstandings, have people want to support your initiatives and vision—then this program is for you.

OBJECTIVE (S) Students will learn how to Deal with Difficult People & Tough Situations How to Assert and Control without Offending Others Mentoring for Building a Powerful Succession Plan Implementing the 6 elements of Highly Productive Meetings Motivation & Buy -IN- What Kills it & How To Get It Many more items

TARGET GROUP Only 30 students. First come, first served.

Personnel desiring to be qualified on command or general staff incident management teams or people who are in or will be in leadership positions in your job or vocation. [I.e. fire service, emergency management, local and state government. Priority will be give to Local Government cooperators.

PREREQUISITE (S) None. Local Government personnel will be given priority. Other agency personnel will be considered on a space available basis. L-380 and L-381 are beneficial but not required.

COST NONE.

Location: Missoula
When: November 9-10 2014
Register/Contact: Tim Crosmer 406-535-1908 tcrosmer@mt.gov

Nomination Form Can Be Found Here: Click Here

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Senior Officials Workshop

Sr Official's Workshop Announcement Nov 13 Lewistown PDF Click Here

Location: Lewistown
When: November 13th 2014
Register/Contact: Cheri Kilby des@co.fergus.mt.us

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ICS-400 Advaned ICS

*Updated Date Change!

All Mid-level Management Federal/State/Local/Tribal/Pri vate Sector & Nongovernmental personnel to include should take ICS-300, including: Persons who will serve as command or general staff in an ICS organization, select department heads with multi-agency coordination system responsibilitie s, area commanders, emergency managers, and multi- agency coordination system/emergen cy operations center managers.* Approved ICS-400 level training may be developed and conducted by Federal, State, Local and Tribal agencies as well as private training vendors. Howeve r, it must include the cont ent and objectives stated in the NIMS National Standard Curriculum Training Development Guidance dated March, 2007. Training developed and conducted by State and Tribal entit ies as well as private training vendors at the ICS- 400 level must include at a minimum, the following topical areas (Specific objectives for ICS-300 training are listed in the National Standard Curriculum Training Development Guidance, March 2007):

• Command and General Staff
• Deputies and assistants
• Unified command
• Organizational relationships between Area Command, Unified Command, Multi Entity Coordination Systems, and Emergency Operations centers (EOCs)

Location: Billings
When: November 3-4 (Not 17-18 as advertised before)
Register/Contact: Brianne Prolo 406-657-4820 cprolo@billingsclinic.org

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HAZWOPER - 40 Hour Course

Location: Crow Agency
When: November 17-21
Register/Contact: Clinton House 406-638-4101 Clinton.House@crow-nsn.gov

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(Cancelled) FEMA G290 Basic Public Information Officer

Location: Columbus/MT DES/Stillwater County DES
When: Dec. 1-2
Register/Contact: Carol Arkell 406-322-8060 carkell@stillwater.mt.gov

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FEMA G290 Basic Public Information Officer

Location: Wolf Point
When: Dec.3-4
Register/Contact: Marschal Rothe 406-324-4776 mrothe@mt.gov

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ICS-300 Intermediate ICS

All Mid-level Management Federal/State/Local/Tribal/Pri vate Sector & Nongovernmental personnel to include should take ICS-300, including: Persons serving as command staff, section chiefs, strike team leaders, task force leaders, unit leaders, division/group supervisors, branch directors, and multi-agency coordi nation system/emergency operations center staff.* Approved ICS-300 level training may be developed and conducted by Federal, State, Local and Tribal agencies as well as private training vendors. Howeve r, it must include the cont ent and objectives stated in the NIMS National Standard Curriculum Training Development Guidance dated March, 2007. Training developed and conducted by Federal, State and Tribal entities as well as private training vendors at the ICS-300 level must include at a minimum, the fo llowing topical areas (Specific objectives for ICS-300 training are listed in the National Standard Curricul um Training Development Guidance, March 2007):

* ICS Staffing and organization to include: reporting and working relationships and information flow.
* Transfer of Command
* Unified Command functions in a multi-jurisdictional or multi-agency incident
* ICS forms
* Resource Management
* Interagency mission planning and procurement

Location: Ravalli County (TBD)
When: December 6-7
Register/Contact: Erik Hoover 406-375-6655 ehoover@rc.mt.gov

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NFA - Strategy and Tactics for Initial Company Operations

Curriculum: Incident Management

STICO is designed to meet the needs of Company Officers responsible for managing the operations of one or more companies during structural firefighting operations. STICO is designed to develop the management skills needed by company officers to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires.

Location: Billings Logan Airport Operations Center, 2281 Overlook Drive
When: December 6-7 2014
Tuition: Free

*Registration Deadline of 15 students before 45 days of the start day of the course! Register Early!

*Register online at http://www.montana.edu/wwwfire/register.php or email jonathan.marshall@montana.edu

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NFA - Leadership I for Fire and EMS: Strategies for Company Success

Curriculum: Management Science

This 2-day course presents the company officer with the basic leadership skills and tools needed to perform effectively in the fire service environment. The course includes techniques and approaches to problem-solving, ways to identify and assess the needs of the company officer's subordinates, methods for running meetings effectively in the fire service environment, and decisionmaking skills for the company officer.

Location: Gore Hill Fire Station (Great Falls)
When: December 6-7 2014
Tuition: Free

*Registration Deadline of 15 students before 45 days of the start day of the course! Register Early!

*Register online at http://www.montana.edu/wwwfire/register.php or email jonathan.marshall@montana.edu

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NFA - Incident Command System for Structural Collapse Incidents

Curriculum: Incident Management

This 2-day course is designed to provide fire officers with an understanding of command operations at structural collapse incidents. Students completing this course will be able to:* describe the aspects of a structural collapse;* explain basic command procedures and ICS organizational structure;* identify various resource levels, types, and capabilities used for structural collapse incidents;* identify critical factors and issues that affect scene management;* describe all unique operational considerations used at a structural collapse incident;* describe all response operations phases associated with a structural collapse incident; and* describe the technical rescue expertise and equipment required for safe operations and effective incident management.Students attending should understand and be able to apply the Incident Command System (ICS) concept.

Location: Bozeman Fire Station 3
When: December 6-7 2014
Tuition: Free

*Registration Deadline of 15 students before 45 days of the start day of the course! Register Early!

*Register online at http://www.montana.edu/wwwfire/register.php or email jonathan.marshall@montana.edu

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2014 All-Hazard IMT Association Educational Symposium

Link to conference agenda and registration: http://www.ahimta.org/symposium.php

Location: Fort Worth, Texas
When: December 8-11 2014
Hosted by: All-Hazard IMT Association

Note: A limited amount of funding is available for travel & registration reimbursement for members of existing and/or developmental Montana AHIMTs, through a grant administered by the Montana State Fire Chief's Association. You must be pre-approved for reimbursement prior to registration/travel.

Please see the instructions available at: http://www.wildfirelessons.net/viewdocument/?DocumentKey=80646e4b-626e-47b0-93ef-5b90f1c8ae3a

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NFA Decision Making for Initial Company Operations

Decision Making for Initial Company Operations is designed to develop the decision making skills needed by Company Officers (COs) to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires. All activities and scenarios used in this course are based on structure fires. As a Company Officer (CO) with the real possibility of being the first to arrive at an incident, the CO’s initial decisions will have an impact throughout the entire incident. It is vital that they be able to make good management decisions that have a favorable impact on the eventual outcome. In addition to a possible role as the initial Incident Commander (IC), the CO may well be assigned a subordinate position within the ICS organization. COs need to have a clear understanding of the system, the position they are assigned, and their role in the organization if they are to function effectively and help make the system work.

Course Instructor: Rick Paulson, Captain of Training, Missoula Rural Fire District
Course Location: Columbia Falls City Fire Department, 624 1st Ave West, Columbia Falls, MT
Course Date: January 9th & 10th, 2015 Friday Night and Saturday
Course Time: 1800 - 2200 Friday Night, 0830 -1600 Saturday

*Register online at http://www.montana.edu/wwwfire/register.php or email jonathan.marshall@montana.edu

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FEMA L965 NIMS ICS All-Hazards Resource Unit Leader

Purpose

This course provides an overview of Resources Unit Leader responsibilities, the Planning Section and the planning process to contextualize the Resources Unit for emergency management and response personnel unfamiliar with the planning process or the Incident Command System (ICS). It then exp lores specific RESL functions and responsibilities including resource tracking systems, operational planning, and resource products/outputs. The Status/Check - in and Demobilization functions are covered to provide students with the knowledge to perform thos e duties if necessary. Exercises/simulations, discussions, and a final exam enable students to process and apply their new knowledge.

Audience

NIMS ICS Position Specific training should be completed by personnel who are regularly assigned to functional, s upport, or unit l eader positions on Type III or Type IV All - Hazards Incident Management Teams (AHIMT), or by those persons who desire to seek credentials/certification in those positions.

Prerequisites

ICS - 100, ICS - 200, ICS - 300; IS - 700, IS - 800.

Note: Completion of the ICS - 400 course is highly recommended for all Position Specific training classes, and is a requirement to serve as an instructor for the program.

Location: Great Falls
When: January 13-16
Register/Contact: Marschal Rothe 406-324-4776 mrothe@mt.gov

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ICS-400 Advaned ICS

All Mid-level Management Federal/State/Local/Tribal/Pri vate Sector & Nongovernmental personnel to include should take ICS-300, including: Persons who will serve as command or general staff in an ICS organization, select department heads with multi-agency coordination system responsibilitie s, area commanders, emergency managers, and multi- agency coordination system/emergen cy operations center managers.* Approved ICS-400 level training may be developed and conducted by Federal, State, Local and Tribal agencies as well as private training vendors. Howeve r, it must include the cont ent and objectives stated in the NIMS National Standard Curriculum Training Development Guidance dated March, 2007. Training developed and conducted by State and Tribal entit ies as well as private training vendors at the ICS- 400 level must include at a minimum, the following topical areas (Specific objectives for ICS-300 training are listed in the National Standard Curriculum Training Development Guidance, March 2007):

• Command and General Staff
• Deputies and assistants
• Unified command
• Organizational relationships between Area Command, Unified Command, Multi Entity Coordination Systems, and Emergency Operations centers (EOCs)

Location: Libby
When: January 21-22
Register/Contact: Lisa Oedewaldt 406-334-0050 loedewaldt@libby.org

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NFA - Training Operations in Small Departments

Curriculum: Training Programs

This 2-day course is designed to provide students with some basic tools and skills to coordinate training in a small fire/EMS organization. A training function in a smaller department typically may include conducting training drills and coordinating training with a nearby larger city or State training function.Course content includes* Leadership issues in fire service training, such as why and how the local training officer must be a catalyst for change, and personal motivators within the department.* Identifying the legal issues affecting the training function, including an understanding of a standard of care, and the impact of OSHA and NFPA standards.* Safety considerations in training.* Marketing training internally.* Identifying ways to justify training needs.* Resolving training conflicts using appropriate conflict resolution techniques.* Selecting and evaluating training curriculum and materials from outside sources.* Effective delivery and evaluation of training.

Location: Billings Logan Airport Operations Center, 2281 Overlook Drive
When: January 24-25 2015
Tuition: Free

*Registration Deadline of 15 students before 45 days of the start day of the course! Register Early!

*Register online at http://www.montana.edu/wwwfire/register.php or email jonathan.marshall@montana.edu

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NFA - Wildland Urban Interface Firefighting for Structural Company Officers

Curriculum: Incident Management

This 2-day course 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.

Location: Flathead County Office of Emergency Services - Kalispell
When:  2015 TBD
Tuition: Free

*Registration Deadline of 15 students before 45 days of the start day of the course! Register Early!

*Register online at http://www.montana.edu/wwwfire/register.php or email jonathan.marshall@montana.edu

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NFA - Strategy and Tactics for Initial Company Operations

Curriculum: Incident Management

STICO is designed to meet the needs of Company Officers responsible for managing the operations of one or more companies during structural firefighting operations. STICO is designed to develop the management skills needed by company officers to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires.

Location: Wolf Point Volunteer Fire Department
When: January 24-25 2015
Tuition: Free

*Registration Deadline of 15 students before 45 days of the start day of the course! Register Early!

*Register online at http://www.montana.edu/wwwfire/register.php or email jonathan.marshall@montana.edu

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NFA Decision Making for Initial Company Operations

Decision Making for Initial Company Operations is designed to develop the decision making skills needed by Company Officers (COs) to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires. All activities and scenarios used in this course are based on structure fires. As a Company Officer (CO) with the real possibility of being the first to arrive at an incident, the CO’s initial decisions will have an impact throughout the entire incident. It is vital that they be able to make good management decisions that have a favorable impact on the eventual outcome. In addition to a possible role as the initial Incident Commander (IC), the CO may well be assigned a subordinate position within the ICS organization. COs need to have a clear understanding of the system, the position they are assigned, and their role in the organization if they are to function effectively and help make the system work.

Where: Holy Rosary Hospital – Miles City 2800 Wilson Drive
When: February 7th & 8th 2015 9 am to 6 pm

*Register online at http://www.montana.edu/wwwfire/register.php or email jonathan.marshall@montana.edu

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2015 All-Hazards Incident Management Team Unit Leader Academy

When: February 9-13 2015
Where: Salt Lake City, UT

For more information on the academy, click here: http://publicsafety.utah.gov/emergencymanagement/AHIMT.html

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NFA - Strategy and Tactics for Initial Company Operations

Curriculum: Incident Management

STICO is designed to meet the needs of Company Officers responsible for managing the operations of one or more companies during structural firefighting operations. STICO is designed to develop the management skills needed by company officers to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires.

Course Instructor: Rick Paulson, Captain of Training, Missoula Rural Fire District
Course Location: Columbia Falls City Fire Department, 624 1st Ave West, Columbia Falls, MT
Course Date: February 20th & 21st, 2015
Course Time: 1800 – 2200 Friday night, 0830-1630 Saturday

*Register online at http://www.montana.edu/wwwfire/register.php or email jonathan.marshall@montana.edu

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Gallatin County Leadership Seminar

February 21-22 2015
Tuition: $50 for out of county residents

The website for registration and more information for the Gallatin County Leadership Seminar is: http://leadership.readygallatin.com.

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NFA - Strategy and Tactics for Initial Company Operations

Curriculum: Incident Management

STICO is designed to meet the needs of Company Officers responsible for managing the operations of one or more companies during structural firefighting operations. STICO is designed to develop the management skills needed by company officers to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires.

Location: Butte Silver Bow Public Archives
When: February 28 - March 1 2015
Tuition: Free

*Registration Deadline of 15 students before 45 days of the start day of the course! Register Early!

*Register online at http://www.montana.edu/wwwfire/register.php or email jonathan.marshall@montana.edu

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NFA - Leadership I for Fire and EMS: Strategies for Company Success

Curriculum: Management Science

This 2-day course presents the company officer with the basic leadership skills and tools needed to perform effectively in the fire service environment. The course includes techniques and approaches to problem-solving, ways to identify and assess the needs of the company officer's subordinates, methods for running meetings effectively in the fire service environment, and decision making skills for 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: March 14 & 15, 2015
Course Time: 0830-1600 Saturday & Sunday

*Register online at http://www.montana.edu/wwwfire/register.php or email jonathan.marshall@montana.edu

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DES Coordinator's Workshop

Location: Fort Harrison, Helena
When: March 17-18
Register/Contact: Marschal Rothe 406-324-4776 mrothe@mt.gov

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Advanced Critical Incident Stress Management

Location: Choteau
When: March 30-31
Register/Contact: Carol Staben-Burroughs carent@montana.net

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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 or email jonathan.marshall@montana.edu

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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 or email jonathan.marshall@montana.edu

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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 or email jonathan.marshall@montana.edu