This introductory course for new fire service personnel acquaints participants with the basics of fireground duties. Discussions address fire service history, organization, fireground safety, and fire behavior. We will discuss and demonstrate basic hose practices, ground ladder practices, ventilation techniques and introduce proper procedures for using self-contained breathing apparatus and fire service hand tools. Practical evolutions designed to reinforce participants' skills are included. This class will meet all the prerequisites to participate in live-fire training evolutions.

Host: Madison-West Monroe Fire Department 207 West Broadway Madison MO

Contact: Dale Ransdell at 573-473-2491 or

Sessions:  18:00-22:00 May 30, June 4, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, and 27; 0800-1700 on June 29

Partners: Missouri Division of Fire Safety

Funding provided by the Division of Fire Safety (DFS) and the Missouri Fire Safety Education / Advisory Commission. State Funding sources include the DFS General Revenue (GR) Fire Training Fund and Fire