Training is an on-going process with First Responders. It is the way we become more skilled at our work–fire fighting, caring for the sick and injured, spotting storms, finding lost persons, etc.
Sat 12 at 8:00 AM ADEM Hazmat Awareness at Ratcliff FD, 105 Wilson Street. POC is Tobi Miller at 479-747-6648.
Thu 17 at 7:00 PM Medical First Responder Organization Class at Altus City FD. POC is David Doss at 479-209-1789.
Sat 19 and Sun 20 at 8:00 AM each morning ADEM Hazmat Operations at Ratcliff FD, 105 Wilson Street. POC is Tobi Miller at 479-747-6648.
Sat 26 at 8:00 AM Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior at Ark Tech in Ozark. POC is Fred Mullen at 479-209-0818.
(NOTE: This is NOT the Arkansas Forestry Commission Class–this class goes into more detail about weather’s, terrain’s and fuel’s impact on fire behavior.)
Mon 28 at 6:30 PM Tulsa NWS Storm Spotter Class at Ark Tech in Ozark. POC is Rick Covert at 479-209-0680.
Don’t forget your online training resources:
Texas Extension Service (TEEX)–many free Responder classes at www.teex.org
Comet Courses–many free responder and weather classes at www.meted.ucar.edu
FEMA–www.fema.gov (currently un-supported due to Fed Gov shut-down)
US Fire Academy–www.usfa.fema.gov (currently un-supported due to Fed Gov shut down)