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Topics and Ideas For Your Company Training

The following proposed topics provided by the Delaware State Fire School, to assist Training Officers with weekly training. The training guidelines that are available may be printed and used by Training Officers for In-Service training, using an in-service attendance sheet.

All of these topics marked as such can also be delivered as an In-Service by the Delaware State Fire School by submitting the request by the ‘In-Service Training Form’ by clicking the “Fire School” link. Most Company Drills are designed to be 2 to 3 hours, using both classroom lecture and practical skills. Additional Company Drills are being developed and will be posted when available.

Topics and Ideas For Your Company Training

Individual training may be done by those looking to advance basic knowledge in a particular topic by;

Company Drills can be done utilizing an in-service form for credit. Fire School In-Service requests for on station training can be sent to the Division Managers to arrange.

We have available a generic outline for training schedule for almost year. Click here to view for ideas.

In Service Attendance Sheet (for submission to fire school by training officer)

Fire Topics

TopicIn-Service For Fire School Credit
Aerial Company Operations
Automatic Fire Alarm ResponseFire School 
Basement FiresFire School 
First Net for Fire and EMSFire School 
Foam and Foam ApplicationFire School 
Forcible Entry Theory and EvolutionsFire School 
High Rise/Commerical Tactics
Hose Carries/RollsCompany DrillFire School 
Hose HandlingCompany DrillFire School 
Ladders Theory and EvolutionsCompany DrillFire School 
Miniture House Fire BehaviorFire School 
Modern Fire BehaviorFire School 
On Scene Traffic ManagementFire School 
Positive PressureVentilationCompany DrillFire School 
Radio 101Fire School 
Salvage-Overhaul EvolutionsFire School 
Salvage-Overhaul TheoryFire School 
SCBA Evolutions & TheoryCompany DrillFire School 
Small and Large Vehicle Fires
Smoke SignalsFire School 
Sprinkler Alarm Systems TheoryFire School 
Thermal Imaging CamerasFire School 
Through the Lock EvolutionsFire School 
Truck Company EvolutionsFire School 
Ventilation TheoryFire School 
Water Supply
Water Tender Operations

Rescue Topics

TopicIn-Service For Fire School Credit
Air Bag EvolutionsCompany DrillFire School 
Confinde Space AwarenessFire School
Elevator Rescue EvolutionsFire School 
Power tools/Intro to Power ToolsCompany DrillFire School 
Rapid Intervention Teams TheoryFire School 
Rapid Intervention Teams EvolutionsFire School
Responding to the MaydayFire School 
Ropes and KnotsFire School
Rope Rescue EvolutionsFire School
Search and Rescue TheoryCompany DrillFire School
Self Survival EvolutionsFire School 
Structural Collapse EvolutionsFire School
Technical Rescue AwarenessFire School 
Vehicle Anatomy TheoryFire School 
Vehicle Rescue EvolutionsCompany DrillFire School 
Water Rescue TheoryFire School 
Water Rescue EvolutionsFire School 

Officer/Leadership Topics

TopicIn-Service For Fire School Credit
Alarm and Sprinkler SystemsFire School 
Incident Command BasicsFire School 
Initial Scene Size UpFire School 
Fire Company ManagementFire School 
Recognizing Available ResourcesFire School 
Scene CommunicationsFire School 
Sexual Harassment AwarenessFire School 
Written CommunicationsFire School 
Tactical Fire SimulationsFire School 

HazMat Topics

TopicIn-Service For Fire School Credit
Air Monitoring – IntroductionFire School 
DecontaminationCompany DrillFire School 
HazMat AwarenessFire School 
HazMat Operations ReviewFire School 
Meth Lab OperationsFire School 

Training Session Alternatives

TopicIn-Service For Fire School Credit
Firefighter Competition
Sport activity
Group exercise/conditioning
Firehouse “Jeopardy!”
Tour your Dispatch Center
EMS for Fire Topics
TriageFire School 
Communicable DiseaseCompany DrillFire School 
Use of Air SplintsCompany DrillFire School 

New Member Training Program Template

The following is a cirriculum provided by the Delaware State Fire School, to assist Training Officers with training of new members until they can attend Core Courses at the Fire School. The program include editable presentations, with a guideline for review of materials and practical skills, and a final evaluation if desired.

The following is a cirriculum provided by the Delaware State Fire School, to assist Training Officers with training of new members until they can attend Core Courses at the Fire School. The program include editable presentations, with a guideline for review of materials and practical skills, and a final evaluation if desired.

Training Officers can modify the materials as suited for their Fire Company. The program can be modified to shorten or add to. The materials are based on IFSTA training materials and Jones & Bartlett EMS curriculum.

DSFS New Member Training Materials

Outside Sources of Online Training

These sites have additional training ideas and drills that may be useful to those in the Delaware Fire Service. The Delaware State Fire School does not have any affiliation with these organizations or persons and are only presenting these links as reference materials.

TopicDescription
NFA Coffee Break training
Short topics from Fire Protections, Leadership, EMS, and more.
Firefighter Close Calls
Various hands-on or tabletop drills for real-world operations.
Dale Pekel – You Tube Channel
Training from Capt. Pekel in WI. In-station trainings and props.

If you feel that there are other beneficial links available, please forward them to us. Thank you.


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