MCPST Classes

Below are some of the classes we have available. Give us a call at 563-336-3444 for more information.

Confined Space Rescue Technician
This is a 40-hour course designed for members of confined space rescue teams and is based on standards established in NFPA 1670. Students will perform victim retrieval in simulated and actual confined spaces.

This course places emphasis on rope rigging, hazard identification and hazard mitigation skills.

 
Driver Operator Pumper
This course meets or exceeds NFPA 1002 standard, Professional Qualification Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver-Operator-Pumper.
 
Driver Operator Aerial Apparatus
This course meets or exceeds NFPA 1002 standard, Professional Qualification Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver-Operator-Aerial.
 
Emergency Vehicle Operator Course
EVOC teaches emergency vehicle drivers to avoid the types of accidents most often experienced in the line of duty. The course covers: legal aspects of Emergency Vehicle Operations, techniques of vehicle handling and  accident avoidance.
 
Engineered Wood   
This program covers the history and development of engineered wood products as they are used in residential and light commercial construction. The information contained in this program will increase the firefighters understanding of the dangers of early structural collapse.  4 hours
   
Fire Attack, Single Family Dwelling
This course includes dwelling construction characteristics, fire behavior, safety precaution and fire attack methods.
 
Firefighter I
This course meets or exceeds NFPA 1001 standard, Professional Qualification Standard for Firefighter I.
 
Firefighter II
This course meets or exceeds NFPA 1001 standard, Professional Qualification Standard for Firefighter II.
 
Fire Extinguisher  
The law on fire extinguisher training is pretty clear; federal regulations in OSHA make it mandatory. Fire experts from the Midwest Center for Public Safety Training provide important fire safety training to industry, commerce, business and construction. This program is designed to deal directly with the inherent fire hazards to property and people. Additionally,  this training  accounts for life safety practices, recognition of specific types of fires, the effect of proper and improper use of fire extinguishers.  3 hours
   
Firefighting Foam  
This course provides the Firefighter with information on various types of foam, foam nozzles and foam application. The Firefighter will apply foam during several hose evolutions at the live fire burn pit.  Full NFPA compliant turn-out gear and SCBA required. Students must have Firefighter I or equivalent training to participate.  4 hours
   
Fire Officer I

Fire Officer I addresses the “real world contemporary issues” that pose a challenge to the supervisory leadership skills of the first-line officer involved in the administration/operational issues at the company/organizational level.

This course meets the objectives as stated in NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications.

Prerequisite: Firefighter II and Instructor I

 
Fire Officer II
This course provides training in company operations and administration, serving to enhance the entry-level company officer training course. Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to effectively manage human resources, communication/public relations, fire department organization, public education and emergency service delivery and safety.

This course meets the objectives as stated in NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications

Prerequisite: Fire Officer I

 
Fire Service Instructor I
Fire Instructor I is designed to teach instructors and trainers how to organize and teach effectively using existing lesson plans.

The class meets the objectives as stated in NFPA 1041, Standards for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications, and 2002 Edition.

 
Fire Service Instructor II

Fire Instructor II prepares the student for planning and developing all aspects of course curriculum, including a needs analysis, task analysis, course goals and objectives, a lesson plan, instructional support materials and evaluation instruments. A final project will be due after the completion of this class.

This course meets the objectives as stated in NFPA 1041, Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualification, and 2002 Edition.

 
Grain Bin Entrapment
This course is designed to provide the student in the use of technical rescue equipment to rescue/recover a victim of engulfment. Techniques learned have application in gravel or sand entrapment as well.
   
Grain Bin Rescue  
This course is designed to raise awareness about grain bin rescue procedures and equipment; will provide extensive hands on training. Students will gain experience working in grain bins and using technical rescue equipment, such as ropes, harnesses, carabineers, mechanical advantage systems, anchor points, coffer damns, breathing apparatus, tripods and victim packaging.  8 hours
   
Hazardous Materials Awareness
Awareness level course designed to meet OSHA requirements for “First Responders” to hazardous materials incidents
 
Hazardous Materials Operations 

Operation level course provides training required for most firefighters

 
Ice Rescue
This course meets or exceeds the requirement of NFPA 1670 Standard for Ice Incident. The student will learn rescuer safety, self rescue techniques, preplanning and size-up of ice rescue incidents, rope skills and understanding of ice conditions.
 
Low Angle Rope Rescue   
Rope rescue skills are used in almost all technical rescue disciplines. This 2-day course will take the student to operations level. This class is a perfect foundation to advance to high angle rope rescue. Every department has some area within its jurisdiction that would require a low angle rescue, from a gravel pit, to a river bank, to an elevated highway or railroad tracks. 16 hours
 
Marina and Small Boat Firefighting for the Structural Firefighter
This program allows the structural firefighter a unique hands-on experience of fighting in a marina and a small boat fire from shore and from a boat. Students will conduct a spill containment exercise.
 
Marina Firefighting  
Firefighters face unique challenges when faced with a marina or small boat fires; from fire suppression, to hazardous materials and personal safety on or near water. Firefighters will experience live fire conditions in a mock-up marina, fight a fire in a boat, and use containment booms from fuel spills. Full NFPA compliant turn-out gear and SCBA required. Students must have Firefighter I or equivalent training to participate.    8 hours
   
Motor Vehicle Firefighting 
This program provides the firefighter with information on motor vehicle fires. The classroom lecture is reinforced with several hands-on scenarios. Full NFPA compliant turn-out gear and SCBA required. Students must have Firefighter I or equivalent training to participate.   8 hours
   
Ropes and Knots  
This course provides the Firefighter information on the use of ropes and mechanical systems as a prerequisite training for advanced rope rescue such as high angle and high to low angle rescue. At the completion of the course the student will be able to set up several mechanical advantage systems.   4 hours
   
Rope Rescue Operations
This course meets the requirements of NFPA 1670, Chapter 4. The course is designed for the emergency responder who may be called upon to locate, make contact with, stabilize and remove patients in a high angle environment. Student competency will be demonstrated individually and in group exercises based on real world scenarios.
 
Surface Water Rescue  
Water rescue create some of the most treacherous conditions the firefighter/rescuer can face. This program prepares the rescuer to properly work as a team, to minimize danger to themselves and to their team members.   8 hours
   
Trench Rescue  
When trenches cave in and trap victims under soil and rocks, the firefighter/first responder needs to quickly locate and free the victim. The student will learn soil conditions, shoring, air monitoring and excavation equipment. This is an operations level course.  16 hours
   
Trench Rescue Operations
This course introduces the student to OSHA 29 CFR 1926, preplanning, hazard identification, assessing soil types, cave-in evaluation, atmospheric monitoring, stabilization and shoring with practical application and simulated accident scenarios.
Course meets or exceeds NFPA 1670
 
Trench Rescue Technician
Trench Rescue Technician provides the student with the necessary knowledge to mitigate incidents involving trench or excavation collapse. This course covers hazard recognition, equipment use and techniques necessary to operate safely and effectively at excavation collapse with victim.
Course meets or exceeds NFPA 1670
 
Vehicle Fire
This program covers the tactics involved with fighting motor vehicle fires as well as hazards associated with new vehicle technologies. Emphasis will be placed on fire tactics and fires in hybrid vehicles, lecture and practical. Minimum 10 students - Maximum 25 students
 
Vehicle Extrication (Operation)
Designed to address NFPA 1006 and 1670 level in technical knowledge and skills necessary for fire/rescue personnel to effectively manage emergencies requiring vehicle extrication.
 
Water Rescue Awareness
This course provides the student with the skills to assess an incident, size-up, identify resources necessary to conduct safe and effective water operations, procedures for implementing the emergency response system, procedures for implementing site control and scene management, procedures for recognition of general hazards associated with water incidents and the procedures necessary to mitigate these hazards, and procedures to determine rescue versus body recovery.
 
Water Rescue Operations
This course meets or exceeds NFPA 1670 Standard for Water Incident. Students will learn hazard recognition, equipment use and techniques necessary to conduct shore based and boat assisted rescue.

 

Refunds and Substitution: If your plans change, you may cancel your registration up to seven calendar days prior to the start of class. After that no refunds will be issued. You may however apply the tuition towards another class that meets your scheduling requirements or you may choose a gift certificate in the amount of your class to be used within one year of the date issued. Please note that if you don’t cancel and don’t attend, you are still responsible for payment.
Class Cancellation:  Seven days prior to the class, a decision will be made by the staff of the Midwest Center for Safety and Rescue Training to run or cancel the program based on the number of individuals who have enrolled and paid. The Midwest Center for Safety and Rescue Training reserves the right to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment.
Transcript and documentation: Each student who attends classes offered by the MWCSRT will receive a certificate of attendance for the course. A permanent transcript documenting training will be maintained by the college.