Week 8- Community Risk Reduction and Graduation
October 30th Week 8 class covered the final topic of the academy, Community Risk Reduction and Graduation. This lesson introduced the students to fire prevention theory and concepts of fire safety education. Areas covered were fire prevention principles, building and fire codes, related fire safety organizations, fire safety education, and presenting fire safety presentations to various age groups.
Week 6- Regional Teams
October 23rd Week 7 class covered Kenton County Dispatch and Communications. Students got a behind the scenes look at how emergency service communications are conducted and how 911 calls are handled. Students spent time in the dispatch center where they witnessed the initial call and how a dispatcher alerts the appropriate responders to the emergency.
Week 7- Regional Teams
October 16th Week 6 class covered the use of Northern Kentucky Regional Teams such at HAZMAT, Arson Task Force, Mutual Aid, and Technical Rescue were discussed regarding the use and the specialties of each. Students also experienced live fire from a prefabricated room with household contents and learned how to determine the origin of a fire.
Week 6- Regional Teams
October 9th Week 5 class covered portions of EMS. University of Cincinnati Aircare provided a helicopter to land and discuss the importance of air medical services and the jobs they perform. Although their visit was cut short due to an emergency, we were able to continue the evening with an informative hands-on CPR class.
Week 5- Emergency Medical Services
October 2nd, 2018 Week 4 concentrated on auto extrication and fire attack. Students were able to get hands-on experience using extrication tools to disassemble components of a vehicle and also operated fire attack handlines.
Week 4- Auto Extrication and Fire Attack
Week 3- Fire Gear, Cancer Awareness and Fire Behavior
September 25th, 2018 Week 3 consisted of learning about fire gear, cancer awareness, and fire behavior. Hands on scenarios included practicing with our fire extinguisher simulator. Thank you Lieutenant Kenny Schroeder for putting on a very informative class!
September 18th, 2018 The Fire Academy class covered our physical agility course as well as how we train on a regular basis. Students had the chance try most of the stations for themselves to get an idea what we experience.