This years school will be held May 2-4th, 2014. Registration is open.
Registration for Cody Fire School is $105. For Wyoming volunteer FF’s, only tuition will be provided by the Volunteer Chief’s grant. Once again we’ve tried to provide a course offering that consists of a wide range of classes; from hands on firefighting classes for the new recruit, to advanced hands on classes for the veteran firefighter. Additionally, we will provide an opportunity to take leadership classes that are necessary for Fire Officer certification.
Here’s a few comments regarding some course changes that have been made for Cody Fire School 2014:
- The Advanced SCBA class will only be offered on Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon. On Sunday morning the burn building will be used for the Firefighter Safety and Survival, Part 2 with Live Fire hands on training.
- One class that has been modified is the Firefighter Safety and Survival, Part 2 with Live Fire class. This class has been changed to a 12-hour format. It will have a lecture portion on Saturday morning, and than will involve 8-hrs of hands on training on both Sat afternoon AND Sunday morning. It’s important to realize that the Sun AM lab will involve executing FF rescue evolutions utilizing the burn building. This class will be physically challenging, so it’s imperative that participants in this class are comfortable working in full PPE with an airpack in a hostile environment.
- One new class that will be offered is an Engine Company Operations class. This class will be a 4-hour hands on class taught by Eric Tollund of the Denver Fire Department, and will demonstrate the importance of understanding flows, friction loss, nozzle reaction, hoseline selection and handling techniques, which will serve in building the foundation from which to make the necessary decisions when pulling up on a structure fire.
- Two other new classes that will be offered will be a Confined Space Rescue class taught by Mark Pomponio of the Denver Fire Department, and a Spinal Immobilization and Rapid Transport class taught by paramedics from both Eagle Med Air Rescue and Cody Ambulance.
- As always, more detailed course descriptions will be provided on the website prior to registration.
- From a recreational perspective, we will once again be offering a Sporting Clay Shoot at the Cody Gun Club. This will be on Friday at noon, and lunch will be provided.
Prior to being permitted to participate in live fire training evolutions, the student shall have received training to meet performance objectives for Fire Fighter I of the following sections of NFPA 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications:
- Section 3-3 Safety
- Section 3-5 Fire Behavior
- Section 3-6 Portable Fire Extinguishers
- Section 3-7 Personal Protective Equipment
- Section 3-11 Ladders
- Section 3-12 Fire Hose, Appliances, and Streams
- Section 3-16 Overhaul
- Section 3-19 Water Supply
Please download the Live Fire Verification form and either complete the digital form and attach it to your online registration for classes that require verification, or print and turn a hard copy of the form during fire school check-in.
Once again it's time to begin thinking about the annual Cody Fire School. Cody Fire School 2014 is soon approaching. We will be expecting our typical turn out of roughly 500 students in attendance. Your support of the school is critical to its success.
We thank you for the support you have given in the past and we appreciate any additional support you may be able to offer. We look forward to seeing you in May.