Why You Should Attend Wayne County Fire Education Classes

Wayne County Fire Education Classes

If you’re a firefighter, EMT or inspector, and you’re in need of continuing education or training, we have a great weekend we highly recommend you take part in.

Every year the Wayne County Fire and Rescue Association puts on a fantastic weekend of continuing education training for firefighters and EMTs. This year, the 62nd annual Wayne County Regional Fire School will be Sept. 20–21.

For just $50 per day you’ll get a great breakfast, a hot lunch, six hours of continuing education and a fantastic day spent with firefighters and EMTs from all over Ohio. Plus, there will be several vendors there, exhibiting products and answering questions, including Rawhide Fire Hose.

The keynote speaker for this year’s school is Ryan Pennington, a firefighter/paramedic from the Charleston Fire Department in Charleston West Virginia.

He is currently assigned to Station 8 and is part of the West Virginia Task Force 1 USAR team.

With more than 17 years of combined Fire, Rescue and EMS experience, Ryan started with a local volunteer department and continued through EMS to spend five years as a Critical Care Paramedic. He then transferred to the career fire service in 2003 and has worked for Charleston since 2007.

Also, Ryan is a Firehouse.com contributing editor where he has multiple articles, blogs a podcast. And, he appeared in the July 2010 issue of Firehouse Magazine. Currently a West Virginia State Instructor 2, Hazmat Technician and Certified Fire Officer 2, he is very involved teaching EMS and firefighter safety. Check out his website at Viewfromthejumpseat.com or reach him atRyan33@suddenlink.net.

The Class schedule on Saturday (one-day class) includes:

  • Hoarder Homes: Piles of Hazards for Firefighters
  • Search and Rescue Training Lab
  • Basic Rope 1
  • New Vehicle Technologies
  • Forcible Entry Academy
  • Fire Inspector CE
  • All About Fire Pumps
  • Cardiology Made Simple

Sunday’s (one-day class) schedule includes:

  • Assault: A New Reality for First Responders
  • Understanding Fire Behavior
  • Grain Bin Rescue
  • Basic to Advanced Auto Extrication
  • Building Construction for the Fire Service
  • Fire Inspector CE — a little bit of everything
  • Prehospital Management of the Trauma Patient

Saturday and Sunday (2-day class)

  • Scenario-Based Firefighting
  • Pump Operations
  • Intro to Firefighter Survival/Rapid Intervention Techniques
  • Efficient Tanker Shuttle: Moving More Water with Less People

These classes are a fantastic opportunity to gain training, knowledge and spend the day with fellow Firefighters, EMTs and inspectors. Be sure to register today as space is limited.

About The Author: Keith Eriksen

Keith has been the president of Rawhide Fire Hose for nearly 20 years. He is a member of the Wooster Township Fire Department and serves with the Wayne County Underwater Search and Rescue unit. He has extensive knowledge of valves and hydraulics from years of experience in the oil and natural gas production business.In addition to being an avid scuba diver with master diver endorsements he is also an instrument rated private pilot, certified for high performance and complex aircraft.He enjoys landscape and gardening work, gourmet cooking, spending time with his (grown) children and traveling with his wife, Vicki.

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