Common Courses

  • ISO

    This 3-hour course examines not only the Safety Officer’s duties, but every responder’s safety role in emergency situations. The main focus is on the functions of a Safety Officer within the operations of an Incident Command System (ICS).  Students will gain the knowledge to perform the duties of the Incident Safety Officer. They will be able to identify key safety concerns related to the Safety Officer’s duties and responsibilities at an incident or event and recommend solutions to the command authority.

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  • Live Burn

    This event is designed to ensure adequate levels of safety while allowing the local organization some flexibility to utilize independent judgment based on local situations and the level of training to be accomplished.  Live fire training in a training center burn building, or in a suitable, acquired building awaiting demolition, is an excellent means of training firefighters. While this type of training provides high levels of realism, it obviously carries with it most of the hazards of interior firefighting at an actual emergency. Live fire training evolutions must be planned with great care and supervised closely by instructional personnel. All burns meet the standards of the MN DNR, the MnSCU Live Fire Burn Training and applicable regulated departments.

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  • Smoke Class

    Option 1
    Fire smoke is one of the primary culprits for firefighter illness, disease and death. EMS personnel are also exposed to smoke during initial treatment of smoke inhalation victims. Topics discussed in this class include: Awareness, an overview of changes in fire smoke & the treatment for smoke inhalation; prevention and protection; air management/respiratory protection according to NFPA 1404 standard and detection, the how-to’s of atmospheric monitoring.

    Option 2
    Understanding the dangers of Hydrogen Cyanide and Carbon Mon-oxide and the possibilities of the exposure to the personnel that re-spond to the fire incidents (NFPA 1584).

    Understand the unseen risks that are present in smoke. Learn about the more prevalent by products of combustion involved in the structure fire. Understand the effects of fire gases on the human body. Become informed of the possible monitoring and treatment techniques that have been developed or tested. Learn about what to do in the event of a possible exposure to a toxic byproduct. Encourage departments oft follow/implement SOPs/SPGs to help prevent exposures. This Course is an excellent reminder of the risks we all face when working on the fire ground, there will be lecture and hands-on. Your entire department needs to know this information! 

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  • NFPA 1001

    The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is proud to incorporate our history of high quality instruction into a new approach for supporting the Minnesota Fire Service. Recently, all 12 MnSCU fire training programs came together to establish the new MnSCU NFPA 1001 course. This common course provides a consistent pricing structure, curriculum content, and assessment model for delivering the foundational firefighter skills needed to prepare them and your community.  It is designed to teach the minimum job performance requirements for a Professional and/or Volunteer Fire Fighter in accordance with the National Fire Protection Association, NFPA 1001 Firefighter I & II Standard, 2008 Edition.

    Base course 140 hours to include:

    National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001

    • Fire Fighter I
    • Fire Fighter I Hazardous Materials
    • Fire Fighter II

    Minnesota Fire State Certification Board Testing

    • Fire Fighter I Level
    • Fire Fighter II Level

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