FDTN's FIRE COMBAT  |  FIRE DEPARTMENT TRAINING OFFICER

FDTN's LIVE-FIRE TRAINING CAMP  |  FIREGROUND TRAINING OFFICER  |  RESCUE COMPANY OPERATIONS I

ENGINE COMPANY OPERATIONS  |  TRUCK COMPANY OPERATIONS  |  RAPID INTERVENTION TEAMS

FIREGROUND COMMAND  |  FIREGROUND COMPANY OFFICER  |  DESIGNING TRAINING PROPS

 

WHAT TO BRING WHEN WHEN TAKING A COURSE | HOTEL RESERVATIONS

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FDTN's Live-Fire Training Camp

 

Live-Fire Training Camp

TrngCampThe Fire Department Training Network's Live-Fire Training Camp features 6 blocks of live-fire training — each focusing on performing actual fireground skills under intense and realistic conditions. Students will rotate through each 4-hour training block during the 3 day camp.

Training Blocks Include:

  • Firefighter Survival
  • Forcible Entry
  • Residential Basement Operations
  • Searching without a Line
  • Hoarder Conditions
  • Firefighter Rescue & RIT

Students will perform multiple repetitions of each skill under simulated and live-fire conditions. Each training block is designed to develop, build, and enhance decision making and muscle memory skills needed to perform at a high level during actual fireground operations. FDTN's Live-Fire Training Camp WILL get you into fireground shape—both mentally and physically!

Learn the Job by Doing the Job … It's the FDTN Way!

Registration Fee: Members: $900.00 / Non-Members: $1050.00 

 

2020 Dates

April 19-21, 2020 -- Register Now: Members: $900.00 / Non-Members: $1050.00

October 26-28, 2020 --  Register Now: Members: $900.00 / Non-Members: $1050.00

  


 

Fire Combat

The Ultimate Fireground Learning Experience!

FireCombatFire Combat is a unique training experience offered by the Fire Department Training Network. In an effort to provide the most realistic fireground training possible for firefighters, FDTN has created a scenario-based course designed to provide response-based experience for company officers, firefighters, and apparatus operators.

The Fire Combat experience will be broken down into individual shifts (morning and afternoon blocks) where you will be assigned as a crew to either an engine company, truck company, or rescue company. Crews will change assignments at the start of each shift. To further refine the experience students will register for the course as the company officer, apparatus operator, or backstep firefighter. (6 Company Officer spots, 6 Apparatus Operator spots, 12 Backstep Firefighter spots, 3 Battalion Chief spots)

A Fire Combat shift will be very similar to a typical firehouse shift where you'll prepare for work, ready the apparatus, perform equipment maintenance, training, public education, or whatever else the crew may be assigned to do during the shift. In addition, you'll respond to multiple single- and multi-alarm fires during the shift. The intent…response-based muscle memory that will allow you to further refine and develop your overall fireground knowledge and experience.

The unique training experience will provide attendees the opportunity to respond to, and gain experience operating at, a significant number of working fires. Crews who register together will be assigned to the same company, if possible…a great way to enhance your skill set as a team!

Real companies, real-time dispatch, real-time fireground decision making, SOPS, training sessions, report writing…PLUS…multiple working fires to develop STREET EXPERIENCE! The most realistic fireground training experience available.

Pre-Requisites*:

Company Officer: FDTN's Fireground Company Officer, or equivalent (6 spots)

Apparatus Operator: FDTN's Engine Company I or Truck Company I, or equivalent (6 spots)

Firefighter: FDTN's Engine Company I or Truck Company I, or equivalent (12 spots)

Battalion Chief: FDTN's Fireground Company Officer, or equivalent (3 spots)

Registration Fee: Members: $1,495.00 / Non-Members: $1,795.00

 

2020 Dates

September 14-17, 2020 --  Register Now

Fire Combat Company Officer -- FULL

Fire Combat Apparatus Operator -- FULL

Fire Combat Firefighter  -- FULL

Fire Combat Battalion Chief -- Members: $1,495.00 / Non-Members: $1,795.00

* Pre-requisites will be confirmed prior to final enrollment by FDTN.

 

October 12-15, 2020 --  Register Now

Fire Combat Company Officer -- Members: $1,495.00 / Non-Members: $1,795.00

Fire Combat Apparatus Operator -- Members: $1,495.00 / Non-Members: $1,795.00

Fire Combat Firefighter -- Members: $1,495.00 / Non-Members: $1,795.00

Fire Combat Battalion Chief -- Members: $1,495.00 / Non-Members: $1,795.00

* Pre-requisites will be confirmed prior to final enrollment by FDTN.

 


 

Fire Department Training Officer

Fire Department Training Officer

We're continuously asked what it takes to deliver quality training…and the only way we know how to answer that is to show you! FDTN's all-new Fireground Training Officer course is designed to teach you the ins-and-outs of designing, constructing, planning, and delivering quality fireground-related training sessions. During this 4-day course you'll learn the basics of developing a training session–from initial concept through actual delivery. The course covers training sessions for both new and existing material, as well as the use of live-fire training.

Registration Fee: Members: $1,495.00 / Non-Members: $1,795.00 

 

2020 Dates

June 1-4, 2020 -- Register Now: Members: $1,495.00 / Non-Members: $1,795.00 

 


 

Engine Company Operations

Engine Company Operations I

This 3-day course is pure Engine Company Operations. A morning lecture identifies fireground engine company operations, including riding positions and assignments, water supply, stretching and operating the first line, the backup line, and when to use the 2-1/2 inch line. Hands on skill stations are conducted, under increasingly realistic conditions, to build solid engine company skills. Day 3 is all scenario-based under live fire conditions, performing as members of an engine company.

Note: This course is run simultaneously with the Truck Company Operations I course -- providing realistic fireground working conditions and communication challenges between crews.

Registration Fee: Members: $900.00 / Non-Members: $1050.00 

 

2020 Dates

May 4-6, 2020 --Members: $900.00 / Non-Members: $1050.00

August 24-26, 2020 --Members: $900.00 / Non-Members: $1050.00

November 9-11, 2020 --Members: $900.00 / Non-Members: $1050.00

 


 

Engine Company Operations II

Pre-requisite: Engine Company Operations I or equivalent.

This 3-day couse takes your engine company skills and puts them to the test under realistic fireground conditions. Live fire scenarios are conducted throughout the class, using different building types, to allow students to practice and refine both their engine company skills and their fireground decision making. Note: This course runs simultaneously with the Truck Company Operations II course.

Note: This course is run simultaneously with the Truck Company Operations II course.

Registration Fee: Members: $900.00 / Non-Members: $1050.00 

 

2020 Dates

May 7-9, 2020 --  Members: $900.00 / Non-Members: $1050.00

November 12-14, 2020 --  Members: $900.00 / Non-Members: $1050.00

 


 

Truck Company Operations

 

Truck Company Operations I

This 3-day course is pure Truck Company Operations. A morning lecture identifies fireground truck company operations, including riding positions and assignments, search, ventilation, tools, and the inside/outside team concept. Hands on skill stations are conducted, under increasingly realistic conditions, to build solid truck company skills. Day 3 is all scenario-based under live fire conditions, performing as members of a truck company.

Note: This course is run simultaneously with the Engine Company Operations I course -- providing realistic fireground working conditions and communication challenges between crews.

Registration Fee: Members: $900.00 / Non-Members: $1050.00 

 

2020 Dates

May 4-6, 2020 --  Members: $900.00 / Non-Members: $1050.00

August 24-26, 2020 --  Members: $900.00 / Non-Members: $1050.00

November 9-11, 2020 --  Members: $900.00 / Non-Members: $1050.00

  


Truck Company Operations II

Pre-requisite: Truck Company Operations I or equivalent.

This 3-day couse takes your truck company skills and puts them to the test under realistic fireground conditions. Live fire scenarios are conducted throughout the class, using different building types, to allow students to practice and refine both their truck company skills and their fireground decision making. Note: This course runs simultaneously with the Engine Company Operations II course.

Note: This course is run simultaneously with the Engine Company Operations II course.

Registration Fee: Members: $900.00 / Non-Members: $1050.00 

 

2020 Dates

May 7-9, 2020 --  Members: $900.00 / Non-Members: $1050.00

November 12-14, 2020 --  Members: $900.00 / Non-Members: $1050.00

 


Fireground Search Operations I

This ALL-NEW course offering from FDTN is designed for all members operating on the fireground who may be involved with search operations. Basic search techniques are covered and then practiced in increasingly difficult conditions, including realistic live-fire operations.

The hallmark of a good fire department is an aggressive and thorough search. Most fire departments have somewhere in their mission statement the tenant to save life and property. In reality saving life is really what we are here for. The public likes all the neat stuff we do but when push comes to shove they want us around to save them and their loved ones from doom. Although they may not consciously think about it, people in your community go to sleep at night with the comfort that some unknown man or woman will come to their home and rescue them in the night from the horror of burning to death. This is an awesome responsibility for all of us, SO DON’T SCREW IT UP!

Commissioner Mike Lombardo, Buffalo, NY,  Fire Department

With 14 different burn buildings available, including residential single-family and multiple-dwellings, retail, and commercial, the Fire Department Training Network's facility provides multiple opportunities to practice and refine fireground search operations. Orientation, individual and team search skills, vent-enter-search of first and upper floors, and aerial/tower-based search operations are all covered in the 3-day course.

Registration Fee: Members: $900.00 / Non-Members: $1050.00 

 

2020 Dates

July 20-22, 2020 --  Members: $900.00 / Non-Members: $1050.00

 


Rescue Company Operations I

 

Rescue Company Operations I

This ALL-NEW course offering from FDTN is designed for members operating on fireground-based rescue companies or those members tasked with critical fireground operations during escalating incidents.

The Fire Department Training Network's Rescue Company Operations I course is designed for fireground-based Rescue Companies! The program focuses on critical fireground operations including: Forcible Entry, Search Operations, Line Placement and Advancement in extreme conditions, Fireground Collapse, Firefighter Rescue, and Rapid Intervention Team Operations. More information to follow!

Registration Fee: Members: $1200.00 / Non-Members: $1500.00 

 

2020 Dates

September 28-October 1, 2020 --  Members: $1,200.00 / Non-Members: $1,500.00

 



Rapid Intervention Teams

 

Fireground Survival & Rapid Intervention Teams

THIS COURSE IS A MUST HAVE FOR ALL FIREFIGHTERS! Rapid intervention begins with PREVENTION.

The Fire Department Training Network's Fireground Survival & Rapid Intervention Teams course is the most comprehensive course available for developing, training, and implementing rapid intervention teams. The program is made up of three modules: Firefighter Survival, Firefighter Rescue, and Rapid Intervention Team Operations. The program, and associated curriculm, exceeds all aspects as outlined in NFPA 1407 Standard for Training Rapid Intervention Crews.

This course teaches rapid intervention skills in 3 stages: Firefighter Survival, Firefighter Rescue, and Rapid Intervention Team Operations. Day one is spent building prevention skills into each firefighter (and preparing them to be members of a RIT). Skills include: SCBA emergencies, MAYDAY, disorientation emergencies and emergency escape techniques. Day two is spent learning the individual techniques and skills involved in firefighter rescue. Skills include: Emergency air supply, searching for a firefighter, assessing and packaging a firefighter, drags and carries, ladder rescues, rescues from entanglements, breaches, below grade and restricted areas. Day three details the positions, assignments, and fireground operations (proactive tasks, tool use, staging, and more) of a rapid intervention team. Skills include: performing as RIT officer, navigation/air supply, search and packaging firefighter assigned to a RIT. Day three scenarios combine all skills learned, under realistic fireground conditions, while operating as a RIT in response to a fireground MAYDAY.

Registration Fee: Members: $900.00 / Non-Members: $1050.00 

 

2020 Dates

May 18-20, 2020 --  Members: $900.00 / Non-Members: $1050.00

 


Commanding RIT Operations

Pre-requisite: Engine Company Operations I or equivalent.

This 1-day course covers the basics of commanding rapid intervention team operations. After a morning lecture on RIT, students will Command multiple incidents acting as the IC or Rescue Sector during actual RIT deployment operations.

Course covers: RIT staffing, member assignments and responsibilities, the role of the RIT officer, RIT tools, proactive fireground tasks, commanding fireground mayday operations, the need for ongoing RIT training for firefighters and Command, and more.

Registration Fee: Members: $300.00 / Non-Members: $400.00 

 

2020 Dates

May 20, 2020 --  Members: $300.00 / Non-Members: $400.00

 


2019RITFireground Survival & Rapid Intervention Teams
Train-the-Trainer

The Fire Department Training Network's Fireground Survival & Rapid Intervention Teams Train-the-Trainer Course is the most comprehensive RIT training program and curriculum available. The course provides departments with a comprehensive, step-by-step, instructional program for developing, training, and implementing a fire department RIT program. The program, and associated curriculm, exceeds all aspects as outlined in NFPA 1407 Standard for Training Rapid Intervention Crews.

This 40-hour Train-the-Trainer course prepares you to deliver FDTN's highly-successful 3-day Fireground Survival and Rapid Intervention Teams training program.

Students who successfully complete all written and practical components of this intense Train-the-Trainer program will receive FDTN's Fireground Survival and Rapid Intervention Teams training curriculum package. The training package covers:

  • Firefighter Survival
  • Firefighter Rescue
  • Rapid Intervention Team Operations

The Train-the-Trainer program consist of classroom and hands-on training, as well as student-lead teaching components.

Successful completion will allow the Trainers to return to their individual departments with a complete training program that can be delivered to its members. By implementing the program outlined in the Fire Department Training Network's Fireground Survival and Rapid Intervention Teams Instructor Manual and using Fireground Survival Student Kits (includes student manuals, student tests, and student certificate), trainers will be able to deliver this program to all department personnel.

The program also provides your department with the flexibility to present the material in modules (The program can be taught as a 3-day course or broken into individual components.). This provides the option of integrating it into the department's normal work schedule.

Pre-requisite Documents:

  • NFPA Instructor I or equivalent
  • Sponsorship letter from fire department or affiliated training center

 

Registration Fee: Members: $1,495.00 / Non-Members: $1,795.00

 

2020 Dates

May 18-21, 2020 -- Register Now: Members: $1,495.00 / Non-Members: $1,795.00 

 


 

Fireground Company Officer

 

2016 OfficerFireground Company Officer

This is a fireground-based company officer course designed around Common Sense and Solid Fireground Skills! The course is for company officers and those firefighters on their way to becoming a company officer.

This course was developed to build a solid and functional fireground officer -- both on the fireground and back at the firehouse. Skills will focus on communication, team building, problem solving (through prevention), training, fireground officer skills and performance, the engine company officer, the truck company officer, the station officer, and Basic Common Sense.

FDTN's Fireground Company Officer not a textbook-type, sit-on-your-butt, course! This course builds and improves company officer skills through hard work and performance. It takes a lot more than being a good firefighter to be a good company officer. Do you have what it takes?

Registration Fee: Members: $1,495.00 / Non-Members: $1,795.00 

 

2020 Dates

June 22-25, 2020 -- Register Now: Members: $1,495.00 / Non-Members: $1,795.00

 


 

Designing Training Props

 

2016 DSGNDesigning, Constructing, & Operating
Container-Based Training Props

FDTN is known for its creative and functional use of shipping containers to provide some of the most realistic fireground training available. FDTN's National Training Academy currently operates 12 fully-functional container-based training props capable of creating both simulated and realistic fireground conditions for firefighters to practice and learn the skills needed during actual fireground operations.

This training course is designed to assist departments who are ready to take their training to the next level by creating and operating container-based training props.

Registration Fee: Members: $1,495.00 / Non-Members: $1,795.00

 

2020 Dates

May 11-13, 2020 -- Register Now: Members: $1,495.00 / Non-Members: $1,795.00

November 2-4, 2020 -- Register Now: Members: $1,495.00 / Non-Members: $1,795.00

 


 

What to bring when coming to FDTN's Academy

What to bring:

  • Full set of turnout gear

  • SCBA
  • Spare SCBA cylinder
  • It has become increasing difficult to fly with SCBA cylinders. We would suggest, if you are not driving, that you contact us and arrange for ground shipping of the cylinders. We can accept shipment via UPS and will be able to work with you to facilitate shipping them back. Do not ship directly to the Academy, CONTACT US FOR SHIPPING ADDRESS. 

 

 

Hotel Reservations when attending FDTN's Academy

FDTN's Academy is located at 8530 N 850 W, Fairland, IN 46126. 

The closest airport is the Indianapolis International Airport and is approximately 20 miles from the facility. Rental cars are available at this location. There are a number of Hotels located in the Indianapolis area.

This year we will be using the Hampton Inn South, located at 7045 McFarland Boulevard in Indianapolis, IN 46237. There are a number of places to eat in the immediate area of the hotel. For hotel reservation FDTN uses Preferred Convention Services. You can register online by following the links below or contact PCS for assistance at 1-888-763-7236.

For online hotel reservations follow the links below:

********** ONCE AGAIN THE HAMPTON INN SOUTH IS THE HOST HOTEL FOR FDTN'S 2018/2019 CLASSES ************

APRIL 2019

Spring Live-Fire Training Camp — April 7-9, 2019

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Engine Company Operations I — April 29-May 1, 2019

Truck Company Operations I — April 29-May 1, 2019

MAY 2019

Engine Company Operations II — May 2-4, 2019

Truck Company Operations II — May 2-4, 2019

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Designing, Constructing, & Operating Container-Based Training Props — May 6-8, 2019

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Fire Department Training Officer — May 13-16, 2019

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Rescue Company Operations I — May 20-22, 2019

JUNE 2019

Fireground Survival & Rapid Intervention Teams – June 3-5, 2019

Commanding Rapid Intervention Teams – June 5, 2019

Fireground Survival & Rapid Intervention Teams Train-the-Trainer – June 3-6, 2019

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Fireground Company Officer – June 24-27, 2019

JULY 2019

Fireground Search Operations I —July 22-24, 2019

AUGUST 2019

Engine Company Operations I — August 26-28, 2019

Truck Company Operations I — August 26-28, 2019

SEPTEMBER 2019

Rescue Company Operations I – September 9-11, 2019

FIRE COMBAT – September 23-26, 2019

Fireground Training Officer – September 30-October 3, 2019

OCTOBER 2019

Fall Live-Fire Training Camp — October 21-23, 2019 

********DUE TO DEMAND IN THE AREA THE HOTEL FOR THIS COURSE IS THE

BAYMONT INN SOUTH, 4402 E CREEK VIEW ROAD, INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46232

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Designing, Constructing, & Operating Container-Based Training Props — October 28-30, 2019

NOVEMBER 2019

Engine Company Operations I — November 4-6, 2019

Truck Company Operations I — November 4-6, 2019

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Engine Company Operations II — November 7-9, 2019

Truck Company Operations II — November 7-9, 2019

 


 

FDTN Course Cancellation Policy

FDTN's Course Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made in writing and sent to FDTN, P.O. Box 1852, Indianapolis, IN 46206 (FAX 317-862-9685). All cancellations for registrations paid using a credit card will be charged a 10% processing fee. Cancellations received in excess of 45 days prior to start of event will be issued a 100% refund; Cancellation received from 31 and 45 days prior to start of event will be refunded 50% of the registration fee; Cancellations received within 30 days of event start date are non-refundable. Name changes are permitted with no charge up to the start of the event.