Medic-CE Revamps 13 Fire Continuing Education Courses

Medic-CE is committed to providing the best possible continuing education content for firefighters and other EMS personnel. As part of this effort, we have updated the curriculum and exams for 13 courses in our fire continuing education library to ensure they meet national standards and NFPA guidelines. These courses feature an interactive delivery model and additional video content that is more engaging for students.

Fire CE Course Description & Details

Introduction to Fire Inspection and Codes Enforcement course presents basic fundamentals pertaining to fire inspections. It begins by identifying the roles of a fire inspector and reviews standards, codes, and permits related to fire inspections. There is also a review of basic fire behavior principles, an overview of building construction, and the the steps involved in conducting a fire inspection.  

Introduction to Fire Investigations course presents the basic principles of fire science and behavior. The course identifies and reviews the skills and knowledge required by fire investigators, and explains key components of scene examination. It also describes the key considerations to keep in mind when performing fire-cause determination and conducting witness interviews.

Fundamentals of Learning – Fire Instructor Introduction course presents the basic terminology related to education and instruction. The course reviews motivation and needs of adult learners, along with various laws of learning, learning behaviors and distractions in the classroom.

Fire Prevention and Public Education course presents considerations for educating the public on fire safety. It also reviews the steps involved in conducting a company pre-incident planning survey and residential fire safety surveys. There is also information about how to develop a strategic fire prevention program.

Fire Department Health and Safety Basics course presents an overview of line-of-duty deaths and describes how starting a wellness and fitness program can help to address some duty-job-related injuries and fatalities. This course also provides an overview of common issues firefighters face on the fire ground.

Fire Department Rescue Basics course describes potential types of rescue situations and identifies the different techniques involved in search and rescue operations.

Fire Streams course starts off by describing the characteristics and extinguishing properties of water. The course also reviews various nozzles and hose sizes, and concludes by explaining key characteristics of the different types of fire streams.

Forcible Entry course identifies tools available for forcible entry, safety issues related to forcible entry, and general care and maintenance of the tools. The course also reviews forcible entry techniques to gain entry through a variety of common barriers.

Ground Ladders course presents the basic overview of ground ladders. The course reviews the cleaning, inspection, maintenance, and storage of ground ladders. It also describes the different applications and proper procedure for selecting and carrying a ground ladder, and the proper way to raise, climb, and lower a ground ladder.

Fire Extinguishers course defines various classes of fire, identifies the fuel involved with each classification of fire, and discusses some important safety considerations to be aware of with each class. This course reviews the basic principles of extinguishing agents and how different types of fire extinguishers are identified.

Ropes, Knots and Hitches course identifies the classification of fire service ropes, as well as basic rope maintenance and storage procedures. This course also reviews different types of hitches and knots, basic rope hardware, the procedures used for hoisting equipment and people, and an overview of rescue harnesses.

Tactical Ventilation course covers the basic principles of fire behavior, as well as heat transfer and fire spread. It reviews basic smoke characteristics and the effects of properly performed ventilation on fire suppression activities. Students will also learn the factors that affect ventilation, the core principles and application of horizontal and vertical ventilation, and various obstacles the fire crew may face to obtaining proper ventilation.

Water Supply course provides an overview of the elements of water systems, water sources, and water distribution networks. This course reviews the components of accomplishing a water supply in an urban, suburban and rural setting and provides an overview of the different types of fire hydrants and markings, including proper maintenance and operation of a fire hydrant.

Firefighter continuing education is crucial to both the firefighter and the general public. That’s why we have designed our revamped training courses to provide an engaging experience for students, while still ensuring that all the content is up-to-date with national standards. That will continue with our new video-based and interactive courses, scheduled for December, that focus on ISO compliance and NFPA standards and include a strong emphasis on real-world firefighting that applies to everyone from the most basic firefighter to the chief officer.

Judson Smith, Medic-CE vice president

Course Accreditation & Acceptance

All of the 13 updated fire continuing education courses meet national standards and are accredited by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection “TCFP.” For more information about using fire continuing education courses for your agency, contact us today!

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