SCC announces fire and rescue classes in August and September


DOBSON — Surry Community College has several upcoming classes designed for fire and rescue workers.

Firefighter Certification: Ladders will be held Aug. 6-15 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the SCC Emergency Services Training Center behind the baseball field off Comer Boulevard in Dobson. This certification-related course will present the firefighter candidate with the knowledge, skills, and ability to satisfy the requirements of Chapters Five and Six of NFPA 1001: Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications. This course is designed to teach the candidate all aspects of ladder safety, including carrying, raising, lowering, climbing, and operating from fire service ladders. This course is part of the NC Firefighter Certification Program approved by the NC Fire and Rescue Commission for offering as of Jan. 1, 2015.

Fire and Rescue: Tower Rescue will be held Aug. 7 from 6 to 10 p.m.; Aug. 8 and Aug. 9 from 8 a.m. until the day’s agenda is complete at the SCC Emergency Services Training Center behind the baseball field off Comer Boulevard in Dobson. This course will allow students exposure to new and emerging issues in fire and rescue.

Firefighter Certification: Ventilation will be held Aug. 18-29 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 10:30 p.m. and Aug. 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the SCC Emergency Services Training Center behind the baseball field off Comer Boulevard in Dobson. This certification-related course will present the firefighter candidate with the knowledge, skills, and ability to satisfy the requirements of Chapters Five and Six of NFPA 1001: Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications. The course is designed to teach the candidate different methods of performing safe and effective ventilation principles and practices. This course is part of the NC Firefighter Certification Program approved by the NC Fire and Rescue Commission for offering as of January 1, 2015.

Firefighter Certification: Fire Control will be held Sept. 1-26 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m.; and Saturdays Aug. 12 and Aug. 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the SCC Emergency Services Training Center behind the baseball field off Comer Boulevard in Dobson. This certification-related course will present the Firefighter candidate with the knowledge, skills, and ability to satisfy the requirements of Chapters Five and Six of NFPA 1001: Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications. This course deals with the extinguishment of a multitude of different fires and the use of varied tools and extinguishing agents. This course is part of the NC Firefighter Certification Program approved by the NC Fire and Rescue Commission for offering as of January 1, 2015.

An Open Burn Night will take place for training purposes on Sept. 4 from 6 to 11 p.m. at the SCC Emergency Services Training Center behind the baseball field off Comer Boulevard in Dobson.

Trained Rescue: Wilderness will be held Fridays, Sept. 18 and Oct. 23 from 6 to 11 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 19 and 20, and Oct. 24 and 25 from 8 a.m. until the day’s agenda is complete at the SCC Emergency Services Training Center behind the baseball field off Comer Boulevard in Dobson. This course will present the Technical Rescuer with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to satisfy the requirements of Chapter 16 (Wilderness) of NFPA 1006: Standard for Technical Rescue Professional Qualifications. This block includes all four required parts of the Technical Rescuer Wilderness Rescue certification course series as outlined by the NC Fire and Rescue Commission: FIP-6301 TR Wilderness Rescue Operations, FIP-6302 TR Wilderness Rescue Rigging, FIP-6303 TR Wilderness Navigation & Tracking, and FIP-6304 TR Wilderness Victim Management. This transfers as one “all or nothing” block to the Office of State Fire Marshal. Students must successfully complete all parts to receive certification credit for this block course.

Firefighter Certification: Sprinklers will be held Sept. 29 and Oct. 1 from 7 to 10:30 p.m.; and Oct. 3 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the SCC Emergency Services Training Center behind the baseball field off Comer Boulevard in Dobson. This certification-related course will present the firefighter candidate with the knowledge, skills, and ability to satisfy the requirements of Chapters Five and Six of NFPA 1001: Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications. This course covers the various types of sprinkler systems, as well as their components and the reliability of automatic sprinkler systems. This course is part of the NC Firefighter Certification Program approved by the NC Fire and Rescue Commission for offering as of January 1, 2015.

For more information, or to register for any class, contact Ian Harrell at 336-386-3403 or [email protected] Follow the program at www.facebook.com/surryfireandrescue.

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