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The Orland Fire Protection District in cooperation with Cook County Department of Homeland Security offers high-quality, cost-effective training with the goal of providing its trainees with the most realistic training environment, while maintaining a high degree of safety. The OFPD strives to provide the region with the opportunity to train for any critical incident that might be encountered each and every day.  The OFPD utilizes the Illinois State Fire Marshall Certification Program as a guide to develop and deliver the training program. The links below are to register for tuition free classes currently being offered. The classes being offered continued to be updated, please check back at a latter date for additional upcoming classes.


Call Management for Difficult Airway

The Call Management for Difficult Airway class is designed to give pre-hospital personnel the education and confidence they need to effectively and efficiently manage virtually any airway issue they may encounter. This fast paced course takes students from a basic review to video laryngoscopy and SALAD in 8 hours. The Suction Assisted Laryngoscopy and Airway Decontamination (S.A.L.A.D.) simulator uses suction to enhance first pass success-laryngoscopy (FPS-L) with a non-anesthetized patient in active emesis. Students will receive short lectures followed by hands on practice throughout the class. All levels of EMS provider will benefit from this class. If you are experienced or new to EMS this course will take you to the next level and then some. Hands on with airway trainers, SIM and SALAD manikins allow instructors to create realistic scenarios. Most students average at least 30 intubations per class.

Class Dates & Registration Here


Call Management for Cardiac Arrest

The program will focus on the steps necessary to effectively and efficiently manage a cardiac arrest team based on current AHA guidelines and best practices. Advanced technology will be utilized in our simulation lab as we guide you through job assignments; equipment placement; roles and responsibilities and performance objectives. We will discuss the science behind CPR, how to get buy in and why feedback monitoring devices are beneficial. Practice time will be spent refining skills and competencies that optimize performance. We will share our experiences and the practices that have allowed us to consistently attain cardiac arrest save rates as high as 50%.

Topics Covered:
• Science of CPR Overview
• 10 principles of high performance CPR
• Why the best ALS still begins with BLS
• Organization and prioritization of established treatments
• How ventilation rates can go from effective to detrimental
• Management of the cardiac arrest team

Class Dates & Registration Here


Tactical Emergency Casualty Care / Rescue Task Force Training

The TECC/RTF program is based on best practices from the Committee on Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (Co-TECC); the Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) program and the Inter Agency Board, Active Shooter/Hostile Event (ASHE) Guide.

This 16-hour course covers topics designed to decrease preventable death from incidents as a result of Active Shooter and Hostile Events but may also be applied to all mass casualty incidents. Topics covered include: Triage; Medical Concepts; Hemorrhage Control; Airway Interventions; Drags and Carries and RTF Movement Techniques in a tactical environment.

Learning will be evaluated and reinforced with Full Emersion Exercises; Table Top Exercises and a Final Scenario structured to manage resources effectively from Tactical through Command levels. Participants will be provided useful job aids and upon completion will receive TECC certification from NAEMT.

Class Dates & Registration Here


Blue Card Certification

The Blue Card program is designed to train and then certify fire department officers who serve in the role of a local Incident Commander or Incident Management Team (IMT) members (as well as current FD member who is eligible to promote/act out of class in these roles/ranks). These members supervise/manage emergency and hazard zone operations for everyday, local, National Incident Management System (NIMS) Type 4 & Type 5 events. The programs standard and certification process is based on Alan Brunacini’s book, Fire Command 2nd Edition (originally published in 1985 and revised in 2002). This Local Command & Hazard Zone Management System has been used by 1,000’s of fire departments around the world for over 30 years.

Class Dates & Registration Here


Blue Card Refresher

The Blue Card program is designed to train and then certify fire department officers who serve in the role of a local Incident Commander or Incident Management Team (IMT) members (as well as current FD member who is eligible to promote/act out of class in these roles/ranks). These members supervise/manage emergency and hazard zone operations for everyday, local, National Incident Management System (NIMS) Type 4 & Type 5 events. The programs standard and certification process is based on Alan Brunacini’s book, Fire Command 2nd Edition (originally published in 1985 and revised in 2002). This Local Command & Hazard Zone Management System has been used by 1,000’s of fire departments around the world for over 30 years.

Class Dates & Registration Here


S.O.T.P.

HazMat A/Ops April 2-6, 2018 Register (Coming Soon)
Confined Space Ops 2 April 30 – May 4, 2018 Register (Coming Soon)
Structural Collapse Ops 1 May 7-11, 2018 Register (Coming Soon)
HazMat Tech B 1 May 7-11, 2018 Register (Coming Soon)
HazMat Tech 1 May 14-18, 2018 Register (Coming Soon)
HazMat Tech 1 May 21-25, 2018 Register (Coming Soon)
Trench Rescue Ops 1 May 29 – June 1, 2018 Register (Coming Soon)
Vehicle Machinery Ops 2 June 11-15, 2018 Register (Coming Soon)
Rope Tech 1 August 6-10, 2018 Register (Coming Soon)
Rope Tech 1 August 13-17, 2018 Register (Coming Soon)
Trench Tech 2 August 20-14, 2018 Register (Coming Soon)
Fire & Arson Investigation Module 1 September 17-21, 2018 Register (Coming Soon)
Vehicle Machinery Tech 2 September 17-21, 2018 Register (Coming Soon)
Fire & Arson Investigation Module 2 October 1-5, 2018 Register (Coming Soon)
Fire & Arson Investigation Module 3 October 15-19, 2018 Register (Coming Soon)
Inspector I October 29 – November 2, 2018 Register (Coming Soon)
Inspector II November 12-16, 2018 Register (Coming Soon)
Public Fire Life Safety Educator November 26-30, 2018 Register (Coming Soon)


FOC

Fireground Officer March 12-16, 2018 Register (Coming Soon)
Engine & Truck Ops June 26-28, 2018 Register (Coming Soon)
Advanced Breathing Apparatus Specialist (Smoke Divers) September 11-13, 2018 Register (Coming Soon)
Fireground Officer September 24-28, 2018 Register (Coming Soon)

ICHIEFS

Company Fire Officer Orientation October 30, 2017 Register (Coming Soon)
Company Fire Officer November 27 – December 1, 2017 Register (Coming Soon)
Company Fire Officer December 11-15, 2017 Register (Coming Soon)
Advanced Fire Officer Orientation February 5, 2018 Register (Coming Soon)
Advanced Fire Officer March 5-9, 2018 Register (Coming Soon)
Advanced Fire Officer March 19-23, 2018 Register (Coming Soon)
Company Fire Officer Orientation October 29, 2018 Register (Coming Soon)
Company Fire Officer November 26-30, 2018 Register (Coming Soon)
Company Fire Officer December 10-14, 2018 Register (Coming Soon)

IFSI

Company Fire Officer Orientation January 8, 2018 Register
Company Fire Officer February 12-16, 2018 Register
Company Fire Officer February 26 – March 2, 2018 Register
Advanced Fire Officer Orientation August 27, 2018 Register
Advanced Fire Officer September 24-28, 2018 Register
Advanced Fire Officer October 8-12, 2018 Register