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Burn'n In Da Bayou Fire Training

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Training Tracks:
• Engine Company Operations with Live Fire
• Truck Company Operations with Live Fire
• Rapid Intervention Team Operations with Live Fire

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2018 Press Release - Operation Safe Schools

OPERATION SAFE SCHOOLS

On Scene Training Associates, LLC is pleased to announce the launch of Operation Safe Schools, a program designed to secure our schools and keep children safe. Most current programs only address one element, such as active shooter training or security assessment. The distinct advantage of this comprehensive program is that it will cover multiple facets including safeguarding response, interim field medical care, innovative security measures and procedures, along with risk management. Training will be offered to teachers, school staff, law enforcement agencies, and fire and EMS departments.

Scott Trethaway, II will serve as the Project Lead and National Program Development Coordinator. Mr. Trethaway’s impressive career as a law enforcement officer and as a firefighter/paramedic spans over 25 years. His knowledge and experience is critical in providing insight into risk assessment, patient care, and training. Additional professionals are being added to our project team and will be announced shortly as well.

The mission of On Scene Training Associates is to provide emergency responders of all levels with the most up-to-date and cutting edge training courses and consulting services available. This is accomplished through interactive classroom presentations as well as realistic hands-on training opportunities. The OSTA staff is also experienced in performing SOP and Emergency Plan reviews. Through this established training and assessment platform, the Operations Safe Schools program has the potential to serve as a national model for dealing with school violence, active shooters, and terrorist related incidents.
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Engine Company Operations Mastering the Fireground 2018

Engine Company Operations Mastering the Fireground 2018

On Scene Training Associates, LLC, in conjuction with the Collegeville Fire Company No.1 are presenting a 2 day program ENGINE COMPANY OPERATIONS: MASTERING THE RESIDENTIAL FIRE GROUND AND COMMERCIAL FIRE GROUND OPERATIONS IN THE REAL WORLD

June 2 & 3, 20188 am - 4 pm
Olin Hall on the Campus of Ursinus College

This 2 day course will cover all aspects of Engine Co. Ops at residential fires (sfd's, multiple dwellings, condos/townhouses) on day 1. Day 2 will focus on Commercial Fireground Operations to include strip malls, box stores, office building, and warehouses.

On Scene Training Associates, LLC is bringing our 2 day program Engine Company Operations: Mastering the Residential Fireground and Commercial Fireground Engine Company Operations In The Real World to Collegeville Fire Company of Collegeville, PA.

Saturday’s seminar will encompass all aspects of engine company operations at residential fires, including the single family dwelling, townhouse / condos, and multi-family residences.

On Sunday, the program focuses on engine company operations in commercial buildings including big box stores, strip malls, taxpayers, mid-rise office buildings, and warehouses. These courses provide real-world operations in real-world fires that include what engine companies need to know from hose loads to commanding the company and everything in between.

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Shasta Summit Fire Service Leadership Skills Development Conference 2018

FIRE SERVICE LEADERSHIP SKILLS DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE

MAY 11TH AND 12TH
2018 IN REDDING, CA

We hope to see you at this exciting Fire Service Leadership Skills Development Conference.

FEATURED SPEAKERSNationally renowned speakers Chief Rick Lasky, Chief Bobby Halton, Captain Aaron Heller and Lieutenant Ray McCormack will provide high energy training sessions and Keynote addresses. Also instructing will be Paul Jockimo, On Scene Training Associates, LLC, the California Office of State Fire Marshal and other exciting west coast presenters.

SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS
THURSDAY - MAY 10, 2018
FIREFIGHTERS BBQ COOK-OFF

The Shasta County Training Officers in partnership with the Shasta County Fire Chiefs Association are hosting a BBQ Cook-off as a kick-off for the 2018 Shasta Summit in Redding. The competition is open to any fire agency that wishes to enter. There is no entry fee for this event. The judging will involve judges from the BBQ world as well as People’s Choice Award.

FRIDAY - MAY 11, 2018

Morning Session
  • History / Overview of State Fire Training and OSFM presented by California OFSM
  • Improving Your Fire Department presented by Bobby Halton
    *Note: This is a morning and afternoon session. If you select this session, you must select Chief Halton’s afternoon session as well.
  • Firefighter Stress: The Fours “R’s" and Beyond presented by Paul Jockimo
Lunch w/ Keynote by Bobby Halton: 1200 to 1330

Afternoon session
  • Firefighting Strategies and Tactics in Strip Malls presented by On-Scene Training Associates
  • Improving Your Fire Department presented by Bobby Halton
    *Note: This is a morning and afternoon session. If you select this session, you must select Chief Halton’s morning session as well.
  • Line of Duty Death: Commanding the Unthinkable presented by Paul Jockimo
Banquet w/ Keynote by Ray McCormack: 1800 to 1930

SATURDAY - MAY 12, 2018

Morning Session
  • Extinguishment Culture in Today’s Fire Service presented by Ray McCormack
  • Sweating the Small Stuff: Keeping Your People Safe and Alive presented by Rick Lasky
  • Firefighter Stress: The Fours “R’s" and Beyond -OR- Line of Duty Death: Commanding the Unthinkable presented by Paul Jockimo
    *Note: Class presentation will be determined based on turnout from Chief Jockimo’s Friday sessions.
Lunch w/ Keynote by Rick Lasky: 1200 to 1330

Afternoon session
  • Lines and Ladders Leadership by Ray McCormack
  • It’s Still the Best Job in the World: Leading Through Tough Times presented by Rick Lasky
  • Big Box Store Firefighting presented by Aaron Heller / On-Scene Training Associates
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OSTA at 2018 FDIC International

OSTA at 2018 FDIC International

On Scene Training Associates, LLC instructors are honored to once again be presenters and hands-on training instructors at the 2018 Fire Department Instructors Conference International to be held April 23 – 28, 2018 in Indianapolis, IN. The largest and most influential annual fire service conference in the world are attended by more than 30,000 firefighters from across the globe.

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Southern Vermont Regional Fire School April 14 -15, 2018

Southern Vermont Regional Fire School

Hosted by
Rutland County Fire Mutual Aid Association
and
Bennington County Fire Mutual Aid

April 14 and 15, 2018
at
Mill River Union High School
2321 Middle Road
Clarendon, VT

This year the Southern Vermont Fire School continues the tradition of offering an excellent selection of courses featuring distinguished instructors from across the northeast and Canada. We are offering several new courses this year. We are sure that you will be pleased with the programs that we have available.

On Scene Training will be one of the trainers at this year's Southern Vermont Fire School offering the course below.

ENGINE COMPANY OPERATIONS & COMMERCIAL FIRE GROUND OPERATIONS
This blended lecture/discussion provides firefighters/officers with proven and tested techniques needed to be successful at fire ground operations in the rural environment. Engine Company Operations interactive presentations will focus on basic team skill including hose line placement, hose line advancing and nozzle practices. Common mistakes made by the first due engine company and ways to prevent them will be discussed. This course will address skills sets needed to be successful at fires in commercial occupancies such as local box stores, strip malls and warehouses. Tactics to address these fires, size and complexity will be presented.
Instructor: Captain Aaron Heller
Prerequisites: None
Equipment: None

Hope to see you there!
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Berks County H.O.T Fire Weekend 2017 – Sign Up

Berks County H.O.T Fire Weekend 2017 – Sign Up


On Scene Training Associates, LLC is proud to announce that the 7th Annual Berks County H.O.T. Fire Weekend will be held at the Berks County Fire Training Center in Reading, Pennsylvania on October 13-15, 2017.

Registration is Closed

This training opportunity is open to firefighters and departments nationwide and provides true Hands-On evolutions not found anywhere else in the region. All of the instructors provide real-world experience in each topic and scenario presented.

For more information regarding your company’s or individual involvement with this years Fire Weekend, please contact :
Aaron Heller (609) 743-0166

The Berks County HOT Fire Weekend has a new look for 2017.
This year On Scene Training Associates, LLC presents a weekend focused on Firefighter Survival and the Rapid Intervention Company. This weekend includes Friday night opening ceremonies at the Crown Plaza Hotel in (Reading, Pennsylvania) with a short memorial service to our fallen instructor EJ Mascaro, followed by a keynote presentation by Assistant Chief Jim Crawford of the Midway, SC Fire & Rescue. Chief Crawford is a retired assistant chief of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire and a longtime innovator of Firefighter Survival / RIT training throughout the nation and has led the RIT Combat Drills Hands-On Training program at FDIC since its inception. He has commanded RIT operations in real life Mayday incidents and will share his experience as a firefighter, company officer, and chief on these complex incidents.

Saturday is a 3-track program consisting of:
  • Track 1 consists of Hands-On Survival / RIT skills stations for the HOT participants.
  • Track 2 consists of a classroom & practical field evolutions for officers to command the RIT during firefighter MAYDAY incidents.
  • Track 3 is for the Junior / Probie attendees and will consist of evolutions designed to prepare these firefighters to serve as outside assistants for the RIT personnel committed to firefighter rescue.
Sunday is a 3-track program consisting of:
  • Hands-On RIT under Fire- HOT Attendees will be broken into individual RIT’s and complete several real-time RIT rescues under fire conditions.
  • Commanding the RIT- Officers in this track will serve as the Incident Commanders, Safety Officers, and Operations Officers commanding the HOT RIT Under Fire Evolutions with the guidance and assistance of the OSTA instructor team.
  • Junior / Probie- Attendees will complete exterior, non-idlh evolutions in conjunction with the HOT RIT rescues being completed.
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Training at Rhode Island Fire Instructors' Association

Training at Rhode Island Fire Instructors' Association


Bill Hopson recently presented training at Rhode Island Fire Instructors' Association in Exeter, Rhode Island. Below is an overview of the classes provided. We can bring these classes to your fire department!

Become a Better Fire Service Instructor on the Drill Ground

This highly interactive program is high energy, mega motivational and all about becoming a better Fire Service instructor on the Drill Ground. This presentation targets the active and engaged Fire Service instructor who seeks a traditional Instructor development block of training. It will help them become more capable, credible and competent. In this very interactive and unique type of training, the attendee will physically rotate through four evolutions, with each evolution containing a set of Instructor Development skills. These skills are specifically designed to improve the ability to supervise and teach students on the Drill Ground. The four rotations:
  • Live Burn
  • SCBA/Smokehouse
  • Specialized Skills
  • Firefighter I/II,
are designed to challenge the current capabilities of individual attendees while improving their skills in these four main areas.

Highly Interactive Training

Using specifically designed workbook and a unique, fast paced and highly motivational delivery, this program provides multiple opportunities for some attendees to deliver portions of the class, along with providing all attendees multiple opportunities to immediately improve on what they are doing and how they are doing it.

This program has a specific focus on the Drill Ground. It requires the individual to be actively engaged in the presentation. There is no "down time," nor is there a test of wills for how long an attendee can sit still and stare at a large projection screen. If you are looking to improve on the Drill Ground, this class is for you!
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OSTA at 2017 FDIC International

On Scene Training Associates, LLC instructors are honored to once again be presenters and hands-on training instructors at the 2017 Fire Department Instructors Conference International to be held April 24 - 29, 2017 in Indianapolis, IN. The largest and most influential annual fire service conference in the world are attended by more than 30,000 firefighters from across the globe.

We will have a big presence there again this year, see list of classes below.
  • Commercial Fireground Operations Hands-On Training
  • The Art of Making a Difference
  • Instructing on the Drill Ground: Getting Your Assignments Right
  • Special Operations in Small Departments
  • Understanding and Mitigating New Vehicle Technology Concerns
  • Big Box Store Firefighting: From Superstores to Main Street
  • Quick Drills For the Driver / Operator
  • Tower Ladder Operations: Tower Above the Rest
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Berks County H.O.T Fire Weekend 2016 - Sign Up

Berks County H.O.T Fire Weekend 2016 - Sign Up
On Scene Training Associates, LLC is proud to announce that the 6th Annual Berks County H.O.T. Fire Weekend will be held at the Berks County Fire Training Center on October 28-30, 2016.

Announcement: We have created more slots by adding instructors...

Registration deadline is extended to 10-1-2016



This training opportunity is open to firefighters and departments nationwide and provides true Hands-On evolutions not found anywhere else in the region. All of the instructors provide real-world experience in each topic and scenario presented.



For more information regarding your company’s or individual involvement with this years Fire Weekend, please contact :
Aaron Heller (609) 743-0166



 
 
 
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OSTA at 2016 FDIC

OSTA at 2016 FDIC
On Scene Training Associates, LLC instructors were honored to once again be presenters and hands-on training instructors at the 2016 Fire Department Instructors Conference International held last month in Indianapolis, IN. The largest and most influential annual fire service conference in the world was attended by more than 30,000 firefighters from across the globe.



OSTA Instructors Carl Haddon, Eric Hankins, Ray McCormack, Art Bloomer, Mike Ciampo, EJ Mascaro, Bill Hopson, and Aaron Heller all presented seminars while John “Bart” Simpson, Mascaro, McCormack, and Ciampo also served as H.O.T. instructors.



Additionally, instructors Heller, Mascaro, and Ciampo had the opportunity to do presentations on the exhibit hall floor working with Safety Components (Trusted Leader in Textile Technology) delivering leadership and tactical training highlights throughout the week.



If you would like to bring these high level courses to your department drop us a line and we’ll be happy to come to your location.

609-743-0166 / East Coast
208-993-0909 / West Coast
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On Scene Training Instructors Present Classes at FDIC 2015

On Scene Training Instructors Present Classes at FDIC 2015
Congratulations to the On Scene Training instructors who presented classes at the recently completed Fire Department Instructor's Conference (FDIC International 2015). The following is a list of  instructors and the classes presented:

Aaron Heller - Big Box Store Firefighting Strategies and Tactics
Bill Hopson - Drill Ground Instructor Academy
Mike Ciampo - Truck Company Essentials / Ladder Operations
Carl Haddon - Understanding New Vehicle Technology Rescue Challenges
Ray Mc Cormack - Urban Firefighting Essentials
Eric Hankins - First Due Engineer
Art Bloomer - Special Rescue Operations for the Small Department



All of these instructors classes were very well attended and received. It was a great conference this year and we are happy with the survey results from the FDIC conference.
  • 31,468 attendees from over 55 countries around the world
  • 95% of attendees stated they will most likely attend FDIC Int'l 2016
  • 94% of attendees rated the quality of exhibiting companies as good to excellent
  • 97.7% of attendees rated the registration fee as fair to excellent for the value and benefit of the event


On Scene Training instructors enjoy sharing their knowledge in class and especially like networking and brotherhood outside the classroom!

 
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Berks County Fire Weekend 2015

Berks County Fire Weekend 2015
Join us for the Berks County H.O.T. Fire Weekend October 23 - 25, 2015

Berks County Fire Weekend is a training event for firefighters in departments in Berks and throughout the Northeast. Instructed by On Scene Training Associates, LLC, it is a great weekend of learning through seminars and Hands-On live fire evolutions at the Berks County Fire Training Center.

Detailed information on this event:
  • Berks County Fire Weekend 2015 Lecture - Friday evening
  • Berks County Fire Weekend 2015 Extrication - Sunday only
  • Berks County Fire Weekend 2015 H.O.T. Classes - Saturday and Sunday

We have arranged for a block of rooms at the Crowne Plaza Reading hotel with a discounted rate for you!

Group Name: Berks Fire Training Weekend
  • Block Code: BRF
  • Available dates: Oct. 22-26, 2015
  • Daily Rate: $105+tax- room & tax only
  • Cutoff / Release Date: Sept. 22, 2015
*Please make your reservations prior to this date to insure availability of rooms and discounted rate. Guests may call our Toll Free Reservations at 877-814-2538 or on line using the direct link, below.

For more information regarding your company's or individual involvement with this years Fire Weekend, please contact :
Aaron Heller (609) 743-0166

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Lowcountry Fire & EMS Weekend 2015

On Scene Training instructors will be presenters again at the 3rd Annual Lowcountry Fire & EMS weekend in Walterboro, South Carolina from November 6-8, 2015.
  • The  training opportunities cover a wide range of job functions for which modern day Fire & EMS agencies are responsible including H.O.T. classes for EMS.
  • Attendees from chief officers to firefighters and first responders to paramedics will find training opportunities during this weekend training.
  • The course offerings and on-line registration will be available on June 1st, 2015.
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Fireblast Global Now Offering Train-the-Trainer Programs!

Fireblast Global Now Offering Train-the-Trainer Programs!


Cutting Edge Training Programs Now Availablein Partnership with On Scene Training Associates!



Fireblast Global, the leading supplier of Advanced Live Fire Training Simulators, is proud to announce the offering of Advanced Train-the-Trainer Programs in partnership with On Scene Training Associates! A variety of up-to-date and cutting edge training courses and consulting services are available.

Mention offer code FDIC2014 and receive a special discount on your next training program!

For nearly two decades, our Fireblast has specialized in the design and production of fire training equipment for the Municipal, Civil Aviation, Institutional, Civil Defense, Oil and Gas, and Industrial sectors.

Attending FDIC? Visit Fireblast Inside at 4657 / Outside at South St. 14090 to discuss your needs!



Our course catalogue includes:
Integrity... Innovation... Intellect... Three words that can sum up Fireblast Global and our commitment to maximizing overall training value within all of our products. Fireblast Global has been the industry leader in live fire training products since 1997, and our fire trainers have led the way. Fireblast Global is the only manufacturer to provide all your training needs, such as forcible entry training props, car fire props, extinguisher props , Hazmat training props, maritime training simulators, USAR Training trailers, SCBA confidence maze trailers, ARFF training, Industrial fire training and any accessories for your area's existing or planned fire training center.
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The Berks County Fire Weekend 2014

The Berks County Fire H.O.T. Weekend - October 18 & 19, 2014
Click to view or download the class information and registration forms.
  • The Berks Fire Weekend 2014 Lecture
  • The Berks Fire Weekend 2014 Tracks
  • The Berks Fire Weekend Student Registration due by September
UPDATE - ABOVE FORMS ARE NO LONGER APPLICABLE OR AVAILABLE.
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OSTA Seminar to Support Firefighter Derrick Redcay

OSTA Seminar to Support Firefighter Derrick Redcay
OSTA is pleased to be sponsoring an evening seminar to support Derrick Redcay. Derrick is a Berks County firefighter injured at a fire who is battling to recover from a severe spinal injury. This 18 year-old warrior and his family could use our help, Come join us for a night of training for a great cause... $25 per person. Please send check made out to the Goodwill Fire Co. and memo Redcay Training and the list of names attending to Goodwill Fire Co. of Hyde Park Co. 10. 115 Madison Ave. Reading Pa. 19605 by July 20, 2014.

July 29, 2014 starting at 19:00Crown Plaza Wyomissing$25.00 per personAll funds go to Derrick Redcay

Aaron Heller from On Scene Training Associates, LLC will present the Do's and Don'ts of both Engine and Truck ops. We will cover how the companies work in conjunction with each other and how to accomplish Truck ops even if you don't have a truck. We'll discuss stretching, operating and determining line placement while protecting crews who may be performing VES, vertical ventilation or basic search ops. AND MUCH MORE!

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Lowcountry Fire & EMS Weekend

On Scene Training will be presenting November 1st & 2nd 2014 at Lowcountry Fire & EMS Weekend.
H.O.T Classes
"Hands On Training"

TRUCK COMPANY OPERATIONS
1 Day (8 hour Course)
0800hrs-1700hrs
Offered Saturday or Sunday
Our Truck / Ladder Company operations courses provide students with a wide array of skills needed to be an effective Truckie on the fireground. Instructors with many years serving in some of the busiest truck companies in the country have developed and present all the tactics and skills necessary to perform laddering, forcible entry, searches, ventilation, and much more.

Note: This is ONE Day H.O.T class.
Students must provide their own PPE and ANSI approved safety glasses or goggles.
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Harrisburg FIRE EXPO 2014

Harrisburg FIRE EXPO 2014


We are excited  to attend the HARRIBURG FIRE EXPO 2014 this weekend May 16 - May 18, 2014. This show is hosted by the Lancaster County Firemen's Association and will be held at:

Pennsylvania Farm Show & Expo Center in Harrisburg, PA
2301 N Cameron St. Off Rt. I-81
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

This is an exciting event. Last year there were 366 exhibitors displaying products along with 217 emergency vehicles. In recent years attendance has been over 20,000. You won't want to miss it.

We're sharing a booth with Reading Fire Equipment and we will have guys there to talk to you and potential clients all weekend. We at On Scene Training offer a wide variety of premier EMERGENCY RESPONDERS training courses by trainers who have years of "real experience"! Stop by and see us! We are in booths 193-196. We LOVE TO TALK!

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Bordentown Professional Firefighters Training Event

Bordentown Professional Firefighters Training Event

BORDENTOWN PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS PROUDLY PRESENTS ON SCENE TRAINING ASSOCIATESTruck Company Duties & Engine Company OpsSaturday, April 26, 2014
0800-0830 SIGN IN / 0900 - 1600 CLASS TIME

RAMADA INN, BORDENTOWN1083 S. Route 206, Bordentown, NJ 08505
COURSE FEE $65.00 per student

FEE Includes: 1 All day class, breakfast and certification

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