Basic Exterior Firefighting Operations
BEFO formally Scene Support
Students will be required to provide the following for registration:ICS-100 & ICS-700 Certificates, Signed Training Authorization Letter & (1) set of accountability tags. Failure to provide either of the aforementioned documents will disallow the prospective student from attending the course...
Location: Regional Training Center 3577 Terrace Road Cortland, NY 13045
Daytime Classes Begin Promptly @ 0830
Evening classes begin promptly @ 1830
STUDENTS ARE ADVISED TO BRING A BAG LUNCH AND SNACKS TO ALL SATURDAY & SUNDAY SESSIONS AS YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO LEAVE THE RTC TRAINING GROUNDS UNTIL THE COMPLETION OF THE DAY'S SESSION
COST- EFFECTIVE APRIL 15, 2013 AND DUE TO ESCALATING OPERATIONAL COSTS, ALL OUT-OF-COUNTY CANDIDATES WILL BE ASK TO CONTRIBUTE $25.00 FOR CORTLAND COUNTY FUNDED CONSUMABLES. THIS FEE MUST BE PAID PRIOR TO OCTOBER 9, 2014. CHECKS MAY BE MAILED TO RTC TRAINING FUND 999 NYS RT 13 CORTLAND, NY 13045
1R Scene Support
Operations CHANGING TO BEFO 45 Hrs
Course Outline: Basic Exterior Firefighting Operations (BEFO) will provide training to individuals committed to serve in the fire service but are unable to commit or qualify for interiors tructural firefighter status. (BEFO) utilizes the IFSTA Essentials of Fire Fighting and Fire Department Operations 6th Edition to assist in accomplishing the course objectives. The course will be 42 hours in length. Graduates will be committed to exterior firefighting operations only. This course will not place the student in situations in contact with IDLH atmospheres. The student is not qualified to respond to any Hazardous Materials incidents by just attending/completing this course only, nor are they qualified to operate as an interior structural firefighter
BEFO will provide training in tool/scene safety, fire behavior and development, PPE, communications and IMS principles, public life safety initiatives, fire extinguishers, hose practices, water supply, hose and nozzles, ground ladder operations, and ropes and knots.The student will be provided with the training to support fire activities that arise before, during and after fire attack with respect to their exterior only classification. The student will be exposed to the knowledge and skills pertaining to; Fire, Tool and Scene Safety, Fire Behavior and Development, PPE and SCBA Practices (excluding donning and doffing of SCBA), Communication and IMS Principles, Fire Prevention and Investigation Principles, Fire Extinguishers, Hose Practices (excluding fire advancement and attack), Water Supply, Nozzles and Fire Streams, Ground Ladder Operations, Ropes and Knots. The course is derived from the Fire Fighter 1 curriculum.
Although the student will not be wearing a respirator, they shall have medical clearance to perform strenuous fire service activities.
Scene Support Operations 2011
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