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  • Location: Towanda, PA
  • Instructor: Chris Tobola,
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  • Hosted by Bradford County Firefighters Association & Bradford Co. Office of Emergency Services
  • Friday,  April  7, 2017–  6:30 PM   Saturday & Sunday,  April 8-9, 2017 – 8:30 AM  – 4:00PM
  • Starting Location: Bradford County Emergency Ops Center  29 Vankuren Dr  Towanda, PA
  • Only $150 per student  for Bradford County Firefighters Association member departments!
  • $375  for all others.

About the Class: This program covers a wide array of materials designed to prepare firefighters to deal with adverse situations that can prove deadly. While much emphasis is placed on the presence of rapid intervention teams, a properly trained and equipped firefighter may be able to take action to save his own life. This program addresses PPE awareness, personal tools, MAYDAY procedures and various firefighter survival techniques. The hands-on-training portion of the class covers wall breaching, low or zero visibility, self escape/bailout techniques, the window hang, wire entanglement, emergency SCBA procedures and other escape techniques. The class ends with confidence building hands-on exercises. This class is physically demanding. Full PPE and SCBA required for each participant.

Lead Instructor: Captain Chris Tobola, Houston Fire Department   Chris is a 22 year veteran of the fire service and a Captain in the Houston Fire Department. Previously, Chris served with several Volunteer Fire Departments before being hired by the Texas City Fire Department, as a Firefighter Paramedic. Chris has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and is currently completing a Master’s degree in Emergency Management.In 2000, Chris was hired by the Houston Fire Department. He currently holds the rank of Captain on Engine 60 in District 28, on the Southwest side of Houston. Chris has been assigned to several of Houston’s busiest firehouses both on Engine and Truck Companies to include Station 26, 33, 34, 35 and 69.Chris is certified as a Master Firefighter, Fire Instructor, Field Examiner and a Hazmat Technician. He’s also a Fire Academy Instructor for the Houston Community College.

NOTE: This program is filled. However if you’d like to be placed on a waiting list contact Nancy Mechling – Bradford County EMA mechlingn@bradfordco.org or 570-265-5022.

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