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Fire and Rescue

College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Fire and Rescue Service Training helps prepare firefighters to serve their communities. Training sessions are held in fire departments throughout our seven-county service area, training you as part of an organized group with the equipment you would use in controlling fires.

Class Schedules

Driver Operator/Basic Pumps
FIP 3631
Hours: 24
Dec. 3 – 5
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Kitty Hawk Fire Department
Lewis Smith

Sprinklers
FIP 3019
Hours: 16
Dec. 6, 10, 12 and 13
6 – 10 p.m.
Kill Devil Hills Fire Department (KDHFD)
Ben Alexander

Driver Operator/Pump Hydraulics
FIP 3634
Hours: 16
Dec. 14 and 15
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Colington Fire Department
Lewis Smith

Mayday
FIP 3026
Hours: 8
Dec. 15
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
KDHFD
Jeffrey Del Monte

Portable Fire Extinguishers
FIP 3005
Hours: 8
Dec. 17 and 18
6:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Weeksville Fire Department
Steve Vaughan

Health and Wellness
FIP 3024
Hours: 5
Dec. 19 and 20
6 – 10 p.m.
KDHFD
Dale Smith

Upcoming Classes

On Dec. 13 and 14 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., COA will host a 2018 Fire Code Review class. The class will be held at the YMCA at the Pines. Please call 252-335-0821 ext. 2422 to register for this class.

Note:

  • Tests are always given the last night of the last class for each course
  • Students must register the first night of class and attend 80 percent of class to get credit for the class (state mandated)
  • Minimum number of students to hold classes is 10
  • We need your request for fire classes seven days prior to the beginning of classes, unless you make arrangements to have someone to pick up materials.
  • Classes are added during the month that may not be on the training calendar
  • All requested fire classes will need to be requested by using the Fire Class Request form; classes requested without the required paperwork will not be approved

2018 – 2019

Instructor: Lewis Smith

All classes will be held at the Colington Fire Department.

Driver Operator/Intro to Pumps
FIP 3630
Hours: 16
Sep. 14 and 15
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Driver Operator/Basic Pumps
FIP 3631
Hours: 24
Oct. 18 – 20
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Driver Operator/Water Supply
FIP 3635
Hours: 16
Nov. 9 and 10
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Driver Operator/Hydraulics
FIP 3634
Hours: 16
Dec. 14 and 15
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Driver Operator/Sprinkler and Standpipes
FIP 3633
Hours: 16
Jan. 19 and 20
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Driver Operator/Pump Maintenance and Testing
FIP 3632
Hours: 24
Feb. 7 – 9
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

2018 – 2019

Orientation and Safety
FIP 3001
Kill Devil Hills Fire Department (KDHFD)
Steve Kovacs

Aug. 25
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Hours: 8

Aug. 27
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

Aug. 29
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

Total hours: 16


Fire Behavior
FIP 3004
KDHFD
David Phillips

Sep. 5
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

Sep. 8
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Hours: 8

Total hours: 12


Portable Fire Extinguishers
FIP 3005
KDHFD
David Phillips

Sep. 10
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

Sep. 12
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

Total hours: 8


Personal Protective Equipment
FIP 3006
KDHFD
Bill Walker

Sep. 19
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

Sep. 20
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

Sep. 22
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Hours: 8

Sep. 24
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

Total hours: 20


Forcible Entry
FIP 3007
KDHFD
David Phillips

Sep. 26
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

Oct. 3
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

Oct. 4
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

Total hours: 12


Ladders
FIP 3010
KDHFD
Mike Allison

Oct. 6
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Hours: 8

Oct. 8
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

Oct. 10
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

Total hours: 16


Building Construction
FIP 3022
KDHFD
Ben Alexander

Oct. 17
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

Oct. 18
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

Oct. 20
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Hours: 8

Total hours: 16


Ventilation
FIP 3008
KDHFD

Oct. 22
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

Oct. 24
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

Oct. 29
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

Nov. 3
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Hours: 8

Total hours: 20


Fire Hose, Streams and Appliances
FIP 3011
KDHFD

Nov. 7
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

Nov. 12
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

Nov. 14
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

Nov. 17
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Hours: 8

Total hours: 20


Water Supplies
FIP 3018
KDHFD

Nov. 26
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

Nov. 28
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

Dec. 1
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Hours: 8

Dec. 5
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

Total hours: 20


Sprinklers
FIP 3019
KDHFD
Ben Alexander

Dec. 6
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

Dec. 10
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

Dec. 12
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

Dec. 13
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

Total hours: 16


Mayday
FIP 3026
KDHFD

Dec. 15
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Hours: 8

Health and Wellness
FIP 3024
KDHFD

Dec. 19
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

Dec. 20
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

Total hours: 8


Ropes
FIP 3009
KDHFD
Frank Roepcke

Jan. 2
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

Jan. 5
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Hours: 8

Total hours: 12


Loss Control
FIP 3014
KDHFD
Frank Roepcke

Jan. 9
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

Jan. 10
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

Jan. 16
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

Jan. 17
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

Total hours: 16


Safety and Survival
FIP 3021
KDHFD

Jan. 19
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Hours: 8

Jan. 23
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

Jan. 24
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

Total hours: 16


Rescue
FIP 3017
KDHFD

Jan. 28
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

Jan. 30
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

Feb. 2
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Hours: 8

Feb. 6
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

Total hours: 20


Emergency Medical Care
FIP 3016
KDHFD

Feb. 7
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

Feb. 11
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

Feb. 13
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

Total hours: 12


Foam Fire Streams
FIP 3012
KDHFD
David Phillips 

Feb. 16
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Hours: 8

Fire and Life Safety Preparedness
FIP 3021
KDHFD
Ben Alexander

Feb. 20
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

Feb. 21
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

Feb. 25
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

Total hours: 12


Fire Alarms and Communications
FIP 3003
KDHFD
David Phillips

Feb. 27
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

March 2
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Hours: 8

March 6
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

Total hours: 16


TIMS
FIP 7000
KDHFD
Ben Alexander

March 7
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

Fire Control
FIP 3013
KDHFD
Bill Walker

March 11
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

March 13
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

March 16
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Hours: 8

March 20
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

March 21
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

March 23
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Hours: 8

March 25
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

Total hours: 36


Haz-Mat Level 1 Responder
FIP 3351
KDHFD
Dale Smith

March 27
6 – 10:30 p.m.
Hours: 4.5

April 3
6 – 10:30 p.m.
Hours: 4.5

April 4
6 – 10 p.m.
Hours: 4

April 6
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Hours: 8

April 8
6 – 10:30 p.m.
Hours: 4.5

April 10
6 – 10:30 p.m.
Hours: 4.5

April 13
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Hours: 8

Total hours: 38


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Instructional Faculty

  1. Faculty Description
    1. Fire Fighter Instructors: All instructors hired by COA will meet the requirements of the Fire and Rescue Commission and the North Carolina Department of Insurance, Office of State Fire Marshall.
      • General Instructor: One who has taken and passed the State Educational Methodology Exam. This level of instructor can teach classroom and practicals but can not test.
      • Qualified Instructor: One who has taken and passed the State Educational Methodology Exam and the State Job Knowledge Exam. This level of instructor can teach and test students.
    2. Rescue Technician Instructors: All instructors hired by the COA will meet the requirements of the Fire and Rescue Commission and the North Carolina Department of Insurance, Office of State Fire Marshall.
    3. Specialty Course Instructors: All instructors hired by the COA will meet the requirements of the Fire and Rescue Commission and the North Carolina Department of Insurance, Office of State Fire Marshall as it relates to the program specialty.
    4. Non-Credentialed Instructors: All non-credentialed instructors must be able to document their expertise in a particular specialty field before they are allowed to teach a program.
  2. Appointment: Instructors will be chosen based on credentialing qualifications, past performance, and availability. All instructors will be hired on a part-time basis for the duration of the class and will be supervised by the School Director.
  3. Responsibilities/Expectations: In addition to the duties and responsibilities addressed in the Department of Workforce Development and Career Readiness’ (Continuing Education) instructor’s manual, all Fire and Rescue Instructors will be responsible for:
    1. Education and training needs in the seven-county college service area;
    2. Identification of needed resources;
    3. Participate in the planning process of training classes;
    4. Instructional coordination and delivery;
    5. Coordination/evaluation of auxiliary instructors, including:
      • Evaluation and monitoring of student performance throughout all activities required for program completion, including remediation and competency evaluations.
    6. Student monitoring/professional development; and program record keeping;
    7. Instructors may use appropriate materials they wish to enhance their presentations, but the use of Commission approved curriculum materials are required in all certifications courses;
    8. Ask students to sign attendance roster, and the Fire/Rescue using full name;
    9. Sign intent to pay form and attendance roster;
    10. Please ask students if anyone is under the age of 18 (They must have a signed release form from their high school). No one under 16 years of age may register;
    11. Make sure students complete 80 percent of class before testing them;
    12. Check roster and attendance sheet for number of students to be sure they match;
    13. When canceling class notify school before 12 pm on day of class;
    14. Return all packets to school 3 days after completing class;
    15. When requesting classes please send in request to school seven to 10 days prior to class start date; and
    16. Report any injury to a firefighter enrolled in classes sponsored by the COA to the School Director as soon as possible.
  4. Appointment Qualifications Requirements: All Instructors hired by the COA will meet the requirements of the Fire and Rescue Commission and the North Carolina Department of Insurance, Office of State Fire Marshall for that level of instruction. Instructors will be responsible for providing documentation of their qualifications and credentialing.
  5. Method of Faculty Evaluation and Re-appointment: Instructors will be evaluated by the following means:
    1. Student evaluations.
    2. Student retention.
    3. Student pass rates, both local and state testing statistics.
  6. Faculty Orientation/Development:
    1. All instructors hired by the COA’s Department of Workforce Development and Career Readiness will receive a copy of the college’s Instructor Policy and Procedure Manual and a thorough orientation to acquaint them with the college’s policies and procedures.
    2. All Fire and Rescue Instructors will be required to attend an annual update/orientation class sponsored by the college. At this class, the instructors will be made aware of updates and changes to the program as well as any changes to the college’s policies and procedures. Instructors will be allowed to voice any concerns and/or suggestion for improvements for fire and rescue. In the event of major changes or event happenings, a special meeting will be called to cover new materials.

Fire Class Request

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