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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POWER- Training program for First Responders (03301)

Police Standards and Training 17 Institute Drive, 03301, NH, United States

Nationally certified curriculum serving as a train-the-trainer. This program is interactive and teaches mindfulness practices, de-escalation, stress management and self- care. It will enhance performance and develop leadership capacity. POWERtrng.pdf

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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

Meaningful Measurements: Test Item Writing-Virtual

Virtual (no location)

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

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.

Engine Company Operations: Hose Line Advancement and Water Application Hands on Training (Concord)

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

Please bring your own PPE/SCBA. Fire service research highlights the importance of well-placed initial handlines applying fast water to the fire effectively, either from the interior or the exterior of the structure. Several recent AFG funded studies by FSRI examined the mechanics of hose streams to better equip firefighters with the knowledge for how hose line and nozzle selection, hose stream type, and advancement method affect the fire dynamics and victim survivability during suppression actions on the fireground. Understanding the fundamentals of hose stream mechanics is vital to the success of fire suppression operations on the fireground. This includes knowing when and how to utilize air entrainment to your advantage, understanding when air entrainment can be your enemy, and understanding how to best apply the water through various application patterns, stream angles, and deflection methods to successfully map the compartments inside a structure. The objective of this project is to improve the safety and effectiveness of structural firefighting and the survivability of potentially trapped occupants by preparing and providing hands-on training for suppression-based skills to be employed on the fireground. This training goes above and beyond the very basic training typically provided in introductory firefighting courses by providing a more in depth understanding as to the mechanics of interior, exterior and attic suppression along with hydraulic ventilation and the use of specialty nozzles. This training is vitally important as effective suppression operations are the basis for a successful coordinated fire attack in today’s modern fire environment.

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Extreme Weather Emergencies & Natural Disasters- Virtual

Virtual (no location)

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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Recruitment & Retention for Volunteer Fire Departments (Lincoln)

Lincoln Town Hall 148 Main St., Lincoln, NH, United States

Haverhill Fire Department's Chief Phil Blanchard will be presenting on the successful strategies he has implemented to recruit and retain his members. Topics include leadership, mentoring, and how to create a structured and successful staffing program that works for New Hampshire. The class will be held at the Lincoln Town Hall located at 148 Main Street in Lincoln, NH. Open to all New Hampshire Fire Departments and EMS Units.

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Wage & Hour Laws Bootcamp (Dover)

Dover Fire Department 262 Sixth Street, Dover, NH, United States

U.S. Department of Labor’s Northern New England District Office will present on common mistakes that department leaders make when paying their First Responders. Topics include: • Brief overview of what counts as hours worked when there are required trainings, meetings, and when required to sleep on premises of firehouse. • Types of payments (nominal fee, stipend, point-system, per call, and how certain methods create an employee-employer relationship) • When minimum wage is required and when it is exempt • Working dual roles as same type of service or same public agency • How to calculate overtime (which bonuses get included when calculating the rate) • Minimum age to work in firefighting and ambulance services Knowing how to correctly pay your staff can help prevent complaints, potential investigations, and help RETAIN your employees.

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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

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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Frequently Forgotten BUT Definitely Damaging: Over-the-Counter Overdose-Virtual

Virtual (no location)

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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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

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

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

Virtual (no location)

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

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

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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

Pre Hospital and Interfacility Transport Stoke Care

Virtual (no location)

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

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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

Cognitive Bias in EMS-Virtual

Virtual (no location)

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