Hazardous Materials Spill Response (presented by NH Department of Environmental Services) (Concord)

Richard M. Flynn Training Facility 98 Smokey Bear Blvd, Concord, NH, United States

This 8-hour course will review the basics of response to common hazardous materials incidents seen in New Hampshire, including resources to support departments and their communities in management, cleanup, and reporting. This course includes both classroom discussion and practical evolutions. Practical evolutions include equipment demonstrations and spill control techniques (protecting catch basins, underflow dams, etc.) This seminar is offered jointly between the NH Department of Environmental Services and the Division of Fire Standards and Training & EMS.

Free

Extreme Weather Emergencies & Natural Disasters (Concord)

Richard M. Flynn Training Facility 98 Smokey Bear Blvd, Concord, NH, United States

This workshop will explore the broad array of response-based risks faced by responders during natural disasters and how to mitigate their impacts. Objectives: • To mitigate weather-related impacts on responders. • To identify other risks related to exposure such as mold, flood water contaminants, etc • To monitor your team during a response for early recognition of potential health threats.

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Trench Rescue Technician (Concord)

Richard M. Flynn Training Facility 98 Smokey Bear Blvd, Concord, NH, United States

This class is full. This course is grant funded with overtime and backfill eligibility.  Please fill out the entire online form for overtime and backfill eligibility.

Free

Monthly Testing (Concord)

Richard M. Flynn Training Facility 98 Smokey Bear Blvd, Concord, NH, United States +1 more

*MONTHLY TESTING IS THE 2ND TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH* Bethlehem Monthly Testing is only March, June, September, December on the Wednesday after Concord’s.  Submissions must be entered by the last day of the month before the month you wish to test. Example: You wish to test in February you must submit your request by January 31st

Sleep Hygiene (Concord)

Richard M. Flynn Training Facility 98 Smokey Bear Blvd, Concord, NH, United States

Understanding the effects of sleep deprivation and learning the importance of sleep cycles. Also, we will discuss and how sleep disorders impact fitness for duty and quality of life. Finally we will discuss strategies to improve sleep.

Meaningful Measurements: Test Item Writing (Concord)

Richard M. Flynn Training Facility 98 Smokey Bear Blvd, Concord, NH, United States

Locations: All in-person sessions will be held at the Richard M. Flynn Fire Academy, 98 Smokey Bear Blvd, Concord, NH 03301. Links to the online sessions will be sent out the week prior to the start date. Portions of sessions may be recorded and made available online at a later date. Workshops require participants to bring an element of their practice to work on. Course Contact:  For more information about these sessions, contact Max Dodge, FSTEMS Curriculum Administrator at, Peter.M.Dodge@dos.nh.gov or (603) 369-7980

Confined Space Rescue Technician (Concord)

Richard M. Flynn Training Facility 98 Smokey Bear Blvd, Concord, NH, United States

This class is grant funded and overtime/backfill eligible.  Please fill out the entire online form for overtime and backfill eligibility.

Free

Medical Neurological Emergencies (Concord)

Richard M. Flynn Training Facility 98 Smokey Bear Blvd, Concord, NH, United States

This course is an all-level review of neurological emergencies with a heavy focus on medical simulation. Participants of this program will be provided with opportunities to simulate various neurological emergencies in an out-of-hospital scenario. Participants will be expected to provide hands-on care for the simulated patient and work as part of a novel rescue team.

Candidate Physical Ability Test (Concord)

Richard M. Flynn Training Facility 98 Smokey Bear Blvd, Concord, NH, United States

• Please register through the online application at RespondNH.org. • You will need to create an account if you have not already done so. • Orientation is available prior to the exam and must be noted in your application.

Finances for First Responders (Concord)

Richard M. Flynn Training Facility 98 Smokey Bear Blvd, Concord, NH, United States

In this class, we'll cover a range of topics designed to empower you with the tools and insights necessary to achieve financial security and stability. From budgeting and managing debt to investing wisely and planning for the future, we'll delve into practical strategies tailored to the unique circumstances and needs of first responders. Financial fitness isn't just about maximizing your income or cutting expenses; it's about making informed decisions that align with your goals and values, both personally and professionally. Whether you're just starting your career or are a seasoned veteran, there's always something new to learn and apply to improve your financial health. Presenting will be Chief Don DeAngelis of Epping Fire & Rescue who pursued his passion for Fire and EMS in 1979 and is one of NH’s original paramedics. He has a master’s degree in Adult Education and more importantly he has earned the respect of countless Firefighters and EMS providers throughout the State.

Free

Certified Fire Investigator (NH CFI) (Concord)

Richard M. Flynn Training Facility 98 Smokey Bear Blvd, Concord, NH, United States

Students must be present for each class, there are no make-up dates available.  In-person class days: August 22 – Orientation Day / Legal Considerations Class September 9 to 13 – Course Content September 23 to 27 – Course Content September 30 – Course Content October 17 – Course Content October 31 – Case Presentation Day November 7 - Final Written Exam

Fire Officer I (Concord)

Richard M. Flynn Training Facility 98 Smokey Bear Blvd, Concord, NH, United States

Course Schedule: 9/3- NHFA 9/10- NHFA 9/17- Virtual 9/24- Virtual 10/1- Break 10/8- NHFA Affiliated Rate: $180.00   Non-Affiliated Rate: $745.00

Free

Frequently Forgotten BUT Definitely Damaging: Over-the-Counter Overdose (Concord)

Richard M. Flynn Training Facility 98 Smokey Bear Blvd, Concord, NH, United States

This presentation will specifically address common over-the-counter medications that are readily available to the individual and often forgotten by the EMS Healthcare Provider when developing their differential diagnosis for altered mental status or sick person situations. We will specifically cover acetaminophen, ibuprofen, naproxen, aspirin, guanfacine, dextromethorphan, and melatonin as it relates to overdose thresholds, signs and symptoms, and treatment modalities. Objectives: • Review your approach and general assessment techniques of an ADULT OR PEDIATRIC AMS or Sick person call – it is more than just SAMPLE! • Address the threshold dosing and the signs and symptoms for the following OTC medications: acetaminophen, ibuprofen, naproxen, aspirin, guanfacine, dextromethorphan, and melatonin • Describe the pre-hospital treatment modalities for the above overdoses and any short-term and long-term impacts of toxic episodes

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Firefighter II (Concord)

Richard M. Flynn Training Facility 98 Smokey Bear Blvd, Concord, NH, United States

Cost:  NH Affiliated $180, Non-Affiliated $2,600 This course will be held every Sunday starting 9/8/2024.  Please contact Captain Tillson at theodore.b.tillson@dos.nh.gov with questions regarding this course.

Fire Inspector I 1031.2014 (Concord)

Richard M. Flynn Training Facility 98 Smokey Bear Blvd, Concord, NH, United States

Schedule: 09-12-2024: 0830-1700 NHFA Orientation, Codes & Standards, Report Writing, Historical Perspectives 09-19-2024: 0830-1700 NHFA Inspector Duties & Authority, Performing Inspections, Fire Behavior 09-26-2024: 0830-1700 NHFA Building Construction, Occupancy Types 10-03-2024: 0830-1700 NHFA Electrical & HVAC Hazards, Fire Detection Systems, Portable Fire Extinguishers 10-10-2024: 0830-1700 NHFA Fire Flows, Fire Suppression Systems 10-17-2024: 0830-1700 NHFA Occupancy Loads, Means of Egress, Evacuation Plans & Occupant Safety 10-24-2024: 0830-1700 NHFA Plans & Site Review, Storage & Handling Practices, Housekeeping 10-31-2024: 0830-1700 Location: TBD Conducting Inspections: Place of Assembly, Educational, Mercantile, Oil Burner, Foster Care / DHHS 11-14-2024: 0830-1100 NHFA Written Certification Test

Recruit School (Concord)

Richard M. Flynn Training Facility 98 Smokey Bear Blvd, Concord, NH, United States

Class dates have been updated as of 5/21/24 (See below for schedule). Tuition: NH Affiliated $280, Non-Affiliated: $6,405 Contact Capt Tillson via email for any questions at theodore.b.tillson@dos.nh.gov Recruit School Fall 2024- Schedule of important dates: 16 September 2024 - Orientation 18 September 2024 - Health and Wellness 21 October 2024 - First Day of on Campus Class 12 or 13 December 2024 - Graduation  

Measure the Measurement: Test Item Evaluation (Concord)

Richard M. Flynn Training Facility 98 Smokey Bear Blvd, Concord, NH, United States

Locations: All in-person sessions will be held at the Richard M. Flynn Fire Academy, 98 Smokey Bear Blvd, Concord, NH 03301. Links to the online sessions will be sent out the week prior to the start date. Portions of sessions may be recorded and made available online at a later date. Workshops require participants to bring an element of their practice to work on. Course Contact:  For more information about these sessions, contact Max Dodge, FSTEMS Curriculum Administrator at, Peter.M.Dodge@dos.nh.gov or (603) 369-7980

Emergency Medical Responder (Concord)

Richard M. Flynn Training Facility 98 Smokey Bear Blvd, Concord, NH, United States

There is no cost for this 100% funded program. This includes a textbook, audiobook, quizzes, online lectures, skills sessions, study materials, and one State EMR Practical Exam. This is a hybrid course with online lectures on Wednesday and Friday evenings from 18:00 to 22:00, and in-person skills on Saturdays from 09:00 to 15:00. Online lectures will be held through the www.nhfaemslearning.org website. Internet access and a RespondNH account are required. For more information, contact State Initial EMS Programs Coordinator, Karen Scott at, Karen.J.Scott@dos.nh.gov Please Upload your required Prerequisite CPR Card below. Then complete registration at the bottom of the page!!

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SIRS, SEPSIS, Shock, and Death: Recognition and Intervention for Systemic Infection (Concord)

Richard M. Flynn Training Facility 98 Smokey Bear Blvd, Concord, NH, United States

The longer a patient has an infection from any source, the greater the likelihood of that infection taking hold and progressing to SEPSIS. This class will walk providers through the pathway of infection, systemic inflammatory response, SEPSIS, shock, and death. We will talk about how to recognize this progression and intervene before it's too late. Objectives: • Define key terms related to systemic infection, • Explain the pathological sequence from infection to death, • Recognize signs of systemic infection, • Treat the symptoms of systemic infection, • Communicate with other healthcare providers regarding a patient's condition

Free

EMS Grand Rounds: Altered Mental Status (Concord)

Richard M. Flynn Training Facility 98 Smokey Bear Blvd, Concord, NH, United States

A review of altered mental status emergencies in the Capitol catchment area with Concord Hospitals EMS Medical Director.

Free

F0146 Supervising Emergency Medical Services (SEMS) (Concord)

Richard M. Flynn Training Facility 98 Smokey Bear Blvd, Concord, NH, United States

This 2-day course provides an introduction to the knowledge, skills and abilities required to navigate current emergency medical services (EMS) management issues and the challenges in moving from EMS provider to EMS supervisor. Course topics and activities include: The transition to leadership. Time and task management. Communication. Information and technology. Talent management. Health and safety. Prerequisites are ICS 100 and 200.  This is a grant funded class.  If you have any questions pertaining to this course, please contact Bureau Chief Scott Doherty at scott.m.doherty@dos.nh.gov.  

Free

Fire Officer II (Concord)

Richard M. Flynn Training Facility 98 Smokey Bear Blvd, Concord, NH, United States

Course Schedule: 10/15- Virtual 10/22- Virtual 10/29- Virtual 11/5- Virtual 11/12- Break 11/20- NHFA 11/21- NHFA 11/26- NHFA

Free

Candidate Physical Ability Test (Concord)

Richard M. Flynn Training Facility 98 Smokey Bear Blvd, Concord, NH, United States

Please register through the online application at RespondNH.org. You will need to create an account if you have not already done so. Orientation is available prior to the exam and must be noted in your application.

F0521 ESS: Exercising Leadership to Facilitate Adaptive Change (Concord)

Richard M. Flynn Training Facility 98 Smokey Bear Blvd, Concord, NH, United States

The purpose of this 2-day course is to provide skills that individuals in positions of authority can use to exercise leadership when confronted with adaptive challenges. The goal of this course is for participants to develop an understanding of skills associated with exercising leadership to resolve adaptive problems — those problems where the solution is either unknown or requires significant change, or both. This course is grant funded.  Please contact Bureau Chief Scott Doherty at scott.m.doherty@dos.nh.gov with any questions pertaining to this course.  

Free

Pre Hospital and Interfacility Transport Stoke Care (Concord)

Richard M. Flynn Training Facility 98 Smokey Bear Blvd, Concord, NH, United States

This course will review current best practices for stroke care from a pre hospital and interfacility perspective. Focus of course will be on identification and triage care of acute neurological processes in the pre hospital via case studies and a review of basic neuro physiology. Special attention to the complexities of neurological deficits; particularity stroke, treatment options that require time sensitive care and specific destinations for that care. Lastly, the course will review special considerations for transporting the stroke patient between facilities. After this course learners will be able to : • List the common stroke risk factors • Recognize the signs of stroke; including uncommon presentations. • Verbalize the goals of care at scene strokes • Acknowledge understanding of the current NH state protocol for stroke care and destination decision directives • Identify assessment priorities and treatment options during neurological patient transport • Describe time sensitive treatment options for both ischemic and hemorrhagic acute stroke

Free

Warrants & Citations (Concord)

Richard M. Flynn Training Facility 98 Smokey Bear Blvd, Concord, NH, United States

Annual Warrants and Complaints class offered at the NH Fire Academy and in conjunction with the NH Fire Marshal's Office.

Free

F0633: Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist (Concord)

Richard M. Flynn Training Facility 98 Smokey Bear Blvd, Concord, NH, United States

Youth Firesetting Intervention Specialist is a 2-day course based on the requirements of National Fire Protection Association 1035, Standard on Fire and Life Safety Educator, Public Information Officer, Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist and Youth Firesetter Program Manager Professional Qualifications pertaining to the youth firesetting intervention specialist. This course focuses on how identification, intake, screening, disposition and follow-up are used to mitigate youth firesetting behavior. Course content includes understanding the motivations behind youth firesetting and how the impact of adverse childhood experiences and behavioral/mental health changes can influence firesetting behaviors. This course is for the practitioner who provides services at the program delivery level. This course is grant funded.  Please contact Bureau Chief Scott Doherty at scott.m.doherty@dos.nh.gov with any questions pertaining to this course.

Free

Designing Simulation-Based Education (Concord)

Richard M. Flynn Training Facility 98 Smokey Bear Blvd, Concord, NH, United States

Locations: All in-person sessions will be held at the Richard M. Flynn Fire Academy, 98 Smokey Bear Blvd, Concord, NH 03301. Links to the online sessions will be sent out the week prior to the start date. Portions of sessions may be recorded and made available online at a later date. Workshops require participants to bring an element of their practice to work on. Course Contact:  For more information about these sessions, contact Max Dodge, FSTEMS Curriculum Administrator at, Peter.M.Dodge@dos.nh.gov or (603) 369-7980

Candidate Physical Ability Test (Concord)

Richard M. Flynn Training Facility 98 Smokey Bear Blvd, Concord, NH, United States

• Please register through the online application at RespondNH.org. • You will need to create an account if you have not already done so. • Orientation is available prior to the exam and must be noted in your application.

Fire Officer I (Concord)

Richard M. Flynn Training Facility 98 Smokey Bear Blvd, Concord, NH, United States

Course Schedule: 12/4- NHFA 12/11- NHFA 12/18- Break 01/8-Virtual 1/15- Virtual 1/29- NHFA Affiliated Rate: $180.00   Non-Affiliated Rate: $745.00

Free

Cognitive Bias in EMS (Concord)

Richard M. Flynn Training Facility 98 Smokey Bear Blvd, Concord, NH, United States

This workshop will look at the role that cognitive bias can play in our interactions with our patients. We will examine potential pitfalls bias might lead to regarding the level of care we provide. Objectives: • To identify what cognitive bias is. • To consider the root cause of our respective biases. • How to be cognitive of a bias in the field and adjust our behavior. • To identify the impacts that bias has on our patient care.

Free

F0457: Decision Making for Initial Company Operations (Concord)

Richard M. Flynn Training Facility 98 Smokey Bear Blvd, Concord, NH, United States

This 2-day course is designed to develop the decision-making skills needed by Company Officers (COs) to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires. All activities and scenarios used in this course are based on structure fires. With the real possibility of being the first to arrive at an incident, the CO’s initial decisions will have an impact throughout the entire incident. It is vital that COs be able to make good management decisions that have a favorable impact on the eventual outcome. In addition to a possible role as the initial Incident Commander, the CO may well be assigned a subordinate position within the Incident Command System (ICS) organization. COs need to have a clear understanding of the system, the position that they are assigned to, and their role in the organization if they are to function effectively and help make the system work. Standard prerequisites are ICS 100 and ICS 200.   This course is grant funded.  Please contact Bureau Chief Scott Doherty at scott.m.doherty@dos.nh.gov with questions pertaining to this course.

Free

F0729: Incident Safety Officer (Concord)

Richard M. Flynn Training Facility 98 Smokey Bear Blvd, Concord, NH, United States

This 2-day course examines the Safety Officer's role at emergency responses.  This course focuses on operations within an Incident Command System (ICS) as a Safety Officer and emphasizes response to all-hazards types of situations.  Standard Prerequisites are ICS 100 and ICS 200. This is a grant funded course.  Please contact Bureau Chief Scott Doherty at scott.m.doherty@dos.nh.gov with questions pertaining to this course.

Free

Fire and Emergency Services Instructor I (Concord)

Richard M. Flynn Training Facility 98 Smokey Bear Blvd, Concord, NH, United States

Syllabus and Schedule to Follow. Course Orientation 5/7 : 0900-1200 Testing on 6/11