Basic Exterior Firefighting Operations (BEFO), 2016 Ed
Location: Fire Training Center, Hamden
Dates: Orientation 1/14/20, Class Begins 1/28, every Tuesday/Thursday to 4/2, Saturday sessions 2/1 & 3/7
Instructor: Greg Peck, Jr., NYS SFI
Details: This course prepares new firefighters to operate in the exterior or non-IDLH areas of the fire scene. Students participate in learning events covering firefighter personal protective equipment (PPE), self-contained breathing apparatus inspection and cylinder changing, fire department communications, building construction and fire behavior, modern fire control research, portable fire extinguishers, rope and knot tying, ground ladders, forcible entry, tactical ventilation theory, water supply, hose and fire streams, loss control, orientation to fire origin and cause determination, fire prevention and life safety initiatives, confined space awareness, overview of first aid and buddy care, and Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations.
Pre-Requisites: Fire Department Physical and signed NYS Training Authorization Letter. Chief or Officer must attend first night with student.