Firefighter Rehab Education

Stark FDRU engages our volunteers in extensive training which we make available to fire and EMS departments.  To discuss details and schedule a a training program for your department

Common Sense Incident Command

(2-3 hours CE)

Incident command is not just a requirement but a system for allocating resources to achieve goals, ensure accountability and communications and establish a command structure.  This class provides a common sense approach to implementing an incident management system protocol.

FDRU Firefighter/Fire Department Rehab Introduction

(1 hour CE)

This course provides an overview of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 1584: Standard on the Rehabilitation Process for Members During Emergency Operations and Training Exercises.  It provides and explanation of the components of the standard and offers insights into the services provided by FDRU volunteers while delivering rehabilitation services at the scene.

FDRU Rehab NFPA1584

(3 hours CE)

This class defines in detail NFPA 1584: Standard on the Rehabilitation Process for Members During Emergency Operations and Training Exercises, NFPA 1582: Standard on Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments, and NFPA 1583: Standard on Health-Related Fitness Programs for Fire Department Members.   It illustrates how these standards work together to protect the safety and well-being of our firefighters and emergency personnel and details the repercussions of non-compliance with these standards. 

FDRU Winter Rehab – Cold Stress and the Firefighter

(2 hours CE)

Winter weather brings unique challenges and risks of injury and illness due to freezing cold and wet conditions.  This class discusses the necessary precautions to prevent injuries common to cold weather conditions and how FDRU can assist in the care of emergency personnel on the scene.

FDRU Summer Rehab – Heat Related Firefighter Emergencies

(2 hour CE)

Summer weather brings unique challenges and risks of injury and illness due to heat, humidity, extended exposure to sun and intensified conditions from the fire scene.  This class discusses the necessary precautions and procedures are put into place to prevent injuries common to heat related conditions and how FDRU can assist in the care of emergency personnel on the scene.

Emergency Vehicle Obstacle Driving (Classroom and Driving)

(18 hours)

EVOC – VFIS Certification.  This course combines class room instruction and hands-on, behind the wheel driving instruction that satisfies the 16 hour driver training requirement.  Topics include awareness of surroundings and defensive driving.  Note that NFPA standards state that anyone operating an emergency vehicle must have a minimum of 16 hours of driver training per year.   Classroom training and the obstacle (driving) course instruction are offered opposite each other on an annual basis.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Need Hours

This class provides instruction in the American Heart Association's Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) technique.  Participants engage in instruction, hands-on practice and successful completion of the course results in 2 year certification.  This class is offered for both new certification and re-certification audiences.  

 

Reading Smoke

(2-3 hours CE)

Presented with permission from Chief Dave Dodson, this class explains what the color, velocity and thickness of the smoke outside tells us about the fire burning inside.

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About Stark FDRU

We are a volunteer, non-profit, 501(c)(3) fire company comprised of retired and current firefighters dedicated to providing fire ground support services to emergency management personnel across Stark County and the surrounding communities.

 

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