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CONFINED SPACE AWARENESS & OPERATIONS (WEEKDAY)

DATE(S): JUNE: 06; 07; 08;
TIME: 0800AM-1700PM
CONTACT HOURS: 24
LOCATION: CCRETC
TUITION: $325.00
CLASS LIMIT: 24
CONTENT: The Awareness portion of this program is designed as the first phase and Prerequisite for the Camden County College’s RETC Confined Space Training Series. This series covers Awareness, Operations, and Technician Level programs along with Technical Skills enhancement classes. The objective is to provide the students with an Awareness training levels for the Confined Space environment, as per NFPA and Confined Space Industry Standards. The Operations portion of this program is designed as the second phase of the Camden County College’s RETC Confined Space Training Series. This section, of the series, covers the hands-on operations of basic and intermediate Confined Space rescue skills. The Operations program covers the requirements of NFPA along with current Confined Space Industry Standards.

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (DAYTIME)

DATE(S): Monday & Wednesday: 01/11/2023 - 06/07/2023
TIME: 0800AM-1130AM
CONTACT HOURS: 255
LOCATION: CCRETC
TO REGISTER: ** To REGISTER **
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CLASS LIMIT: 12
CONTENT: This program combines a series of lectures approved by healthcare professionals, with hands on skill labs, and clinical experiences. We’ve created a superior entry level Emergency Medical Technician class that gives you the ability to care for a sick or injured individual. Following successful completion of the program, the student is eligible to attend the New Jersey State EMT testing. Students will have the opportunity for clinical experiences in local dispatch centers, emergency departments, on mobile intensive care units and basic life support units. The program is a cooperative effort between Camden County Regional Emergency Training Center, Underwood Memorial Hospital, EMS Academy and Cooper University Medical Center. The curriculum meets the New Jersey specific educational needs of those individuals aspiring to become an Emergency Medical Technician. At the conclusion of the program the student will be significantly more competent, and posses a well defined sense of clinical judgment in today’s environment. Text Book for Course: Pre-Hospital Emergency Care, Eleventh Edition with Online Access Card

REQUIREMENT(S): All students must be at least sixteen years of age by the first day of class in order to enroll in the program. Students must be certified in CPR level by the American Red Cross, or the American Heart Association. In order to obtain New Jersey State EMT Certification students must be physically capable of performing all skills, complete a final written test with a minimum score of 70 and meet all class requirements. A health screening and tuberculin skin test may be required.

PRE-REQUISITE: CPR Certification

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (EVENING)

DATE(S): Monday & Wednesday: 01/11/2023 - 06/07/2023
TIME: 1845PM-2200PM
CONTACT HOURS: 255
LOCATION: CCRETC
TO REGISTER: ** To REGISTER **
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CLASS LIMIT: 20
CONTENT: This program combines a series of lectures approved by healthcare professionals, with hands on skill labs, and clinical experiences. We’ve created a superior entry level Emergency Medical Technician class that gives you the ability to care for a sick or injured individual. Following successful completion of the program, the student is eligible to attend the New Jersey State EMT testing. Students will have the opportunity for clinical experiences in local dispatch centers, emergency departments, on mobile intensive care units and basic life support units. The program is a cooperative effort between Camden County Regional Emergency Training Center, Underwood Memorial Hospital, EMS Academy and Cooper University Medical Center. The curriculum meets the New Jersey specific educational needs of those individuals aspiring to become an Emergency Medical Technician. At the conclusion of the program the student will be significantly more competent, and posses a well defined sense of clinical judgment in today’s environment. Text Book for Course: Pre-Hospital Emergency Care, Eleventh Edition with Online Access Card

REQUIREMENT(S): All students must be at least sixteen years of age by the first day of class in order to enroll in the program. Students must be certified in CPR level by the American Red Cross, or the American Heart Association. In order to obtain New Jersey State EMT Certification students must be physically capable of performing all skills, complete a final written test with a minimum score of 70 and meet all class requirements. A health screening and tuberculin skin test may be required.

PRE-REQUISITE: CPR Certification

ENGINE & TRUCK COMPANY OPERATIONS

DATE(S): JUNE 23; 24; 25
TIME: WEEKNIGHT (1900PM-2200PM) / WEEKEND (0800AM-1630PM)
CONTACT HOURS: 19
LOCATION: CCRETC
TUITION: $150.00
CLASS LIMIT: 24
CONTENT: This 19-hour program will consist of a classroom lecture and "Hands-On" sessions reviewing the fundamentals of basic Engine & Truck Company operations. Topics to be covered include, apparatus placement, aerial operations, engine company functions, "Live Fire" scenarios and the tactical considerations personnel face at each incident. Students will be given practical exercises utilizing various tools and equipment associated with standard operations.

FIRE FIGHTER I - PRO BOARD (HYBRID)

DATE(S): *MANDATORY ORIENTATION & COURSE INTRODUCTION 02/04/2023 0800AM* Program Dates: Saturday & Sunday(s): FEB: 04; 11; 12; 18; 19 / MAR: 04; 05; 11; 18;19 / APR: 01; 02; 15; 16; 29; 30 / MAY: 06; 07; 13; 20; 21 /
** STATE EXAM: TBD **
TIME: 0750AM-1600PM
CONTACT HOURS: 180
LOCATION: CCRETC
TUITION: $250.00
CLASS LIMIT: 60
CONTENT: This NEW program will consist of online lectures, videos, assignments and on-site practical evolutions to meet the competencies for certification in the State of New Jersey and Pro Board Certification. This course will meet the N.F.P.A. 1001 standard for level I certification. This course is designed to instruct the students on the subjects / modules required for Fire Fighter I certification. Attending students will be required to pass a Pro-Board written examination, and tested on all practical skills to receive their accreditation.

REQUIREMENT(S): Students will need to bring their own lunch, (2) accountability tags, approved PPE & SCBA w/ spare cylinder each day.

PRE-REQUISITE: MUST be 18yrs of age; CPR Certified; AND provide a physical form by an approved healthcare provider.

LARGE AREA SEARCH

DATE(S): Friday & Saturday: 01/20; 01/21
TIME: Friday: 1800PM-2200PM / Saturday: 0800AM-0400PM
CONTACT HOURS: 12
LOCATION: CCRETC
TUITION: $125
CLASS LIMIT: 24
CONTENT: A large area search is a search where a team is entering a fire building to do a primary or secondary search under arduous conditions because of a known life hazard. This type of search is used in a building that does not require a wide-open-area search or a patterned search. Instead, this type of search uses the rope to secure and control an exit point from the fire area. Building types include office buildings, apartment houses with long hallways or stores with aisles that have stock and merchandise in place. This class will teach and demonstrate different ways on how to effectively accomplish a large area search task.

REQUIREMENT(S): Students will need to wear approved PPE & SCBA w/ spare cylinder.

NJ STATE FIRE OFFICER II (HYBRID)

Course Schedule: 02/21/2023 - 04/07/2023
IN-PERSON DATE(S):
ORIENTATION- TUESDAY, FEB. 21ST (7PM)
JPR SESSION 1- MARCH 8TH & 11TH (8AM)
JPR SESSION 2- MARCH 22ND & 25TH (8AM)
STATE TESTING- WEEK OF APRIL 3RD, 2023
TIME: Online
CONTACT HOURS: 48
LOCATION: CCRETC
TUITION: $250
CLASS LIMIT: 24
CONTENT: This NEW HYBRID 40 hour program will consist of ONLINE modules based on NFPA 1021 Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications.Course work will be a combination self paced home study utilizing the Jones and Bartlett online classroom and pre recorded video lectures for each of 8 required chapters and 2-3 in person Job Performance Requirement (JPR) sessions over the duration of the program. This course will be accessible to those with a “weekday” or “weekend” schedule with JPR sessions scheduled on either/or weekend or weekday availability based on students’ schedules.
JPR sessions allow for student/instructor interaction and coaching while completing tasks such as: incident size up and initial orders, post incident analysis, evaluating and addressing safety issues, investigating accidents, handling personnel issues such as performance evaluations, discipline issues and recommending employee actions.
The course coordinator and/or instructors will schedule regular, non mandatory virtual check in conferences during the duration of the course. Pro Board testing will be scheduled at the conclusion of the course.The curriculum will cover challenges, opportunities, effective communication, roles within an organization, management, leadership, safety, construction, fire investigation, training, planning and more.
PRE-REQUISITE: Fire Officer Level 1

PUMP OPERATOR I

DATE(S): Mar: 24; 25; 26
TIME: Friday 1800PM-2200PM / Saturday & Sunday 0800AM-1600PM
CONTACT HOURS: 20
LOCATION: CCRETC
TUITION: $125.00
CLASS LIMIT: 30
CONTENT: This course has been developed to provide the beginner driver/operator with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to complete the varied tasks in the emergency response field. Students will be trained to become a proficient driver and pump operator. Students will review the legal requirements, proper maintenance checks and record keeping associated with this responsibility. Additional curriculum in basic hydraulics, pump operations and vehicle restoration will be examined. The class will continue with a field exercise utilizing the principles reviewed in the classroom on the safe operator functions.

PUMP OPERATOR II

DATE(S): Apr: 21; 22; 23
TIME: Friday 1800PM-2200PM / Saturday 0800AM-1600PM
CONTACT HOURS: 16
LOCATION: CCRETC
TUITION: $125.00
CLASS LIMIT: 30
CONTENT: This course has been developed to provide the advance driver/operator with the additional knowledge and skills necessary to complete the varied tasks in the emergency response field. Students will be trained to become a defensive driver and pump operator. Students will review the legal requirements, proper maintenance checks and record keeping associated with this responsibility. Additional curriculum in basic hydraulics, pump operations and vehicle restoration will be examined. The class will continue with a field exercise utilizing the principles reviewed in the classroom on the safe operator functions.

R.I.C. AWARENESS

DATE(S): Tuesday: 01/17/2023
TIME: 1800PM-2200PM
CONTACT HOURS: 4
LOCATION: CCRETC
TUITION: $45.00
CLASS LIMIT: 35
CONTENT: A 4-hour classroom lecture will cover the commonly found problems in the emergency services' response as a Rapid Intervention Team. The awareness level course takes the student from the time of dispatch up until the "Mayday" transmission. A reiew of the responsibility, equipment needed, and what proactive task needs to be completed on every RIT assignment will be discussed. On a dialy basis, firefighters place themselves in life and death situations that could trap our own. Students will be guided through various techniques during the lecture and given an opportunity to discuss concepts. (This class will be a pre-requisite for additional RIC-Team courses offered at this academy)

R.I.C. OPERATIONS REFRESHER

DATE(S): Friday & Saturday: 01/27; 01/28
TIME: Friday: 1800PM-2200PM / Saturday: 0800AM-0400PM
CONTACT HOURS: 12
LOCATION: CCRETC
TUITION: $125.00
CLASS LIMIT: 24
CONTENT: This course is designed for firefighters who are already trained to RIC Operations level. This RIC Refresher course will review the fundamentals of RIC operations along with the new techniques and technology that is evolving in the fire service. This hands-on class will refresher the firefighter on the skills and techniques that will be utilized when rescuing a down firefighter.

REQUIREMENT(S): Students will need to wear approved PPE & SCBA w/ spare cylinder.

PRE-REQUISITE: RIC Operations

R.I.C. RESPONSE

DATE(S): Monday & Thursday(s): 02/02; 02/06; 02/09; 02/13; 02/16; 02/20
TIME: 1800PM-2200PM
CONTACT HOURS: 24
LOCATION: CCRETC
TUITION: $125.00
CLASS LIMIT: 24
CONTENT: This (24) hour hands-on program will consist of students placed into groups and given assignments of various rescue scenarios. Students will need to remove the fallen firefighter from a simulated problem, with emphasis on personal safety. Various techniques of rescue operations will be presented to the students during the exterior evolutions.

REQUIREMENT(S): Students will need to wear approved PPE & SCBA w/ spare cylinder.

ROPE RESCUE AWARENESS & OPERATIONS (WEEKDAY)

DATE(S): MAY: 09; 10; 11; 16; 17;
TIME: 0800AM-1630PM
CONTACT HOURS: 40
LOCATION: CCRETC
TUITION: $325.00
CLASS LIMIT: 24
CONTENT: The Awareness portion of this program is designed as the first phase and Prerequisite for the Camden County College’s RETC Rope Rescue Training Series. This series covers Awareness, Operations, and Technician Level programs along with Technical Skills enhancement classes. The objective is to provide the students with an Awareness training levels for the Rope Rescue environment, as per NFPA and Rope Rescue Industry Standards. The Operations portion of this program, formally taught as Rope I&II, is designed as the second phase of the Camden County College’s RETC Rope Rescue Training Series. This section, of the series, covers the hands-on operations of basic and intermediate rope rescue skills. The Operations program covers the requirements of NFPA along with current Rope Rescue Industry Standards and was previously offered as two separate sections; Rope 1 and Rope 2.

ROPE RESCUE AWARENESS & OPERATIONS (WEEKNIGHT/WEEKEND)

DATE(S): JUNE: 08; 10; 11; 17; 18;
TIME: WEEKNIGHT (1900PM-2200PM) / WEEKEND (0800AM-1630PM)
CONTACT HOURS: 40
LOCATION: CCRETC
TUITION: $325.00
CLASS LIMIT: 24
CONTENT: The Awareness portion of this program is designed as the first phase and Prerequisite for the Camden County College’s RETC Rope Rescue Training Series. This series covers Awareness, Operations, and Technician Level programs along with Technical Skills enhancement classes. The objective is to provide the students with an Awareness training levels for the Rope Rescue environment, as per NFPA and Rope Rescue Industry Standards. The Operations portion of this program, formally taught as Rope I&II, is designed as the second phase of the Camden County College’s RETC Rope Rescue Training Series. This section, of the series, covers the hands-on operations of basic and intermediate rope rescue skills. The Operations program covers the requirements of NFPA along with current Rope Rescue Industry Standards and was previously offered as two separate sections; Rope 1 and Rope 2.

VEHICLE EXTRICATION I

DATE(S): APR: 27; 29; 30;
TIME: Thursday 1900PM-2200PM / Saturday & Sunday 0800AM-1600PM
CONTACT HOURS: 19
LOCATION: CCRETC
TUITION: $210.00
CLASS LIMIT: 35
CONTENT: This 19-hour program will consist of a lecture on the role of the first responder, EMS, and various tools used in extrication. Students will review the principles of removing victims from wrecks and how vehicle construction is changing, making the process more difficult. The Sunday session will consist of hands-on field evolutions using various rescue tools giving the participant the skills and knowledge needed to operate safely.

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