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Addison County Regional Fire School

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ACFA Regional School Sweatshirt


with ACFA Committee

Calendar Apr 20, 2024

*** ACFA Fire School Sweatshirts $35 Each***

The following sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XL, 2XL, 3XL


** Sweatshirt orders must be ordered by April 10th...

Introduction to Firefighting


with Chief Tom Estey, Starksboro FD, Assistant Chief Matt Estey, Starksboro FD.

Calendar Apr 20, 2024

This 2 day class is designed for rookie firefighters and cadets who have not taken Firefighter One.  The course will help you become knowledgeable and helpful on the fire scene. The course will cover: Ladders, Hose loads, Ropes and Knots, Hose Streams and Hose handling, hand tools, PPE, changing air tanks and helping at staging.  The course will be classroom and hands on.

PPE: Bunker Gear. SCBA if possible.

ACFA Regional School T-shirt


with ACFA Committee

Calendar Apr 20, 2024 at 7:30 am

*** ACFA Fire School T-Shirts $18 Each***

The following sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XL, 2XL, 3XL


** T-shirts orders must be ordered by April 10th...

Active Shooter


with Joshua Otey And Mark Gutel

Calendar Apr 20, 2024 at 8 am

This 1 day course will cover a summery of these topics in relation to active shooter type incidents. 

1.Safety on the Fireground

2.Responding to scenes and analyzing pre-arrival information for safety

3.Situations worth staging vs responding

4.Previous incidents involving purposeful fires to attract service response for an attack

5.Overview of the ALICE program and other similar formats taught in local schools for familiarization of law enforcement response and actions being accomplished within a school when faced with active shooter or similar emergency.


Basic Fire Pumps


with Retired Chief Mark Bouvier, Bristol Fire Department and Retired Assistant Chief Peter Coffey, Bristo Retired Chief Jeff Cousino, Lincoln Fire Department

Calendar Apr 20, 2024 at 8 am

This 2 day class is an introductory course on the basic theory and operation of centrifugal pumps. The course is designed to instruct the student in the various aspects of operating a pump, including the use of primers, relief valves and the various controls on a pump panel. The class will also touch upon some aspects of friction loss, relay pumping and flowing water to both hand lines and master streams. Topics will also cover working from both a draft and pressurized systems. Each student will be given an opportunity to use the skills learned during actual pumping conditions. 

Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday will be in the field in order that participants can get hands on experience in the operation of pumps.

PPE: Bunker Gear. No SCBA.

Car Fires


with Todd Bedard and Jeff Limoge

Calendar Apr 20, 2024 at 8 am

This vehicle fire 1 day course covers the dangers that are present in new vehicles due to the crash safety features now installed and the changes in the materials used in the construction of modern cars and trucks. The course will explain why we need to change the tactics previously taught to better ensure the safety of firefighters putting out vehicle fires today. The morning session is classroom and the afternoon session will be live fire work burning several vehicles.


Full PPE and SCBA required 

Man vs. Machine


with PL Vulcan Fire Training

Calendar Apr 20, 2024 at 8 am

This 1 day course allows students to be instructed on methods they can use to disentangle victims from a variety of situations. Basic techniques for removing rings are addressed. Evolutions progress in complexity to include auger entrapments, impalements (fencing/inside vehicles), persons trapped under vehicles, torch operations, as well as other “tips & tricks” learned from real-world experiences. The Classroom and Practical Skills portion of the program focus on finding the least complicated method of performing such rescues rather than "overthinking" the given situation.

PPE: Bunker Gear and Eye Protection

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Ropes and Knots


with Shawn Emerson and Don Uhler, Saranac Technical Rescue

Calendar Apr 20, 2024 at 8 am

This 2 day course is designed to take students from basic over-the-bank rescues to progressively more vertical scenarios. Students learn and practice such skills as preplanning, size-up and scene management, ascending and descending, belaying, mechanical advantage systems, lowering and raising systems, patient packaging and litter attending. Safety will be of the upmost importance. Instructors will have the right to remove a student from the program if they create an unsafe situation. Basic rope knowledge preferred.



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