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Upcoming Training Events
Managing Winter/Cold Emergencies
December 09, 2017
Winter/Cold Emergencies is a no-cost training as a result of collaborative efforts between Barron County stakeholders to provide enhanced incident management and patient care.
This five (5) hour training provides how to identify, assess, and treat winter and cold related emergencies. There will be a 60 minute lecture from Dr. Carpenter (Lakeview Medical Center), followed by a 60 minute skills session, and then a 2-hour hands-on field scenario.
Topics will include:
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
C-Spine Considerations involving Helmets
Wilderness Transport Options
Overview of Local Resources
Incident Management and Special Considerations
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Pre-hospital personnel from EMS, fire departments, first responder agencies, air medical programs, and hospital staff.
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CEs)
This course is approved for (4) CEs through WI EMS as topical or flexible content hours.
Field scenario will be held outside, please dress appropriately.
Homemade Explosives: Awareness, Recognition, and Response
February 08, 2018
Homemade Explosives: Awareness, Recognition, and Response (HME) was developed by the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech) and provides first responders with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to effectively prevent, interdict, and respond to an imminent threat caused by HME laboratories and producers.
The course will focus on the various components and manufacturing processes of homemade explosives, response considerations when encountering homemade explosives, enhancing community situational awareness, and ensuring appropriate personal protection.
Topics covered include but are not limited to:
Basic explosive physical/chemical properties and hazards
Variables that influence explosive effects
Indicators of HME/IED manufacturing
Distinguishing between a HME lab and a clandestine drug lab
The Barron County Sheriff's Department has partnered with the Department of Natural Resources to host "Introduction to Wildland Fire Suppression" training.
This is a nine (9) hour course designed to provide the necessary training to assist your fire department in achieving compliance with NFPA 1051 standards for professional wildland firefighter qualifications at the Wildland Firefighter level. This also bridges the training requirement from a Structural Firefighter 1 to a Wisconsin DNR Wildland Firefighter, making you eligible to compete for part-time Wildland Firefighter positions with the DNR.
This is a no cost training and lunch will be provided.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Firefighters certified at the Structural Firefighter 1 level