News release from Ivy Tech Community College Southeast
(Ivy Tech Southeast) – A mandatory firefighting training class being conducted at the Fire Training Tower, Ivy Tech Community College Southeast, 500 Industrial Drive, will end this week with a certification exam at the Ivy Tech assessment center.
Johnnie Tremain is assisted by
Tim Harrell during mock drills
conducted as a part of fire fighter
training held at the Ivy Tech
Southeast Fire Training Tower
facility at the College’s Lakefront
Campus, 500 Industrial Drive,
Lawrenceburg. Both Tremain
and Harrell are members of the
Lawrenceburg Fire Department.
Ivy Tech Southeast
Participants in the class include two members of the Hogan Township Fire Department, three persons from the St. Leon Volunteer Fire Department, and four from the Bright Fire Department. The class ends Thursday, June 24th.
A previous Fire Fighter I and II course had twenty-two students. Six represented the Dearborn County Fire Department, four were from Bright, two each from Dillsboro and Batesville, five were Lawrenceburg fire fighters, Manchester had five students in the class, and four members of the St. Leon Fire Department participated.
A two-day Train-The-Trainer Flash Over class was held late last month (May 22nd and 23rd) at the Ivy Tech Fire Tower facility. Seven Ivy Tech adjunct fire instructors joined day duty crews from the Lawrenceburg Fire Department with training intended to ensure compliance with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Code 1403 standard for safely conducting live fire training in the Flash Over simulator at Ivy Tech. It was necessary that all live fires adhere to the requirements contained in Standard Operating Procedure. Rick Clarke of Fire Train Structures LLC was the instructor. The Flash Over Trainer was purchased from Fire Train Structures LLC.
Two other mandatory courses were offered in the 2008 Fall Semester and the 2009 Spring Semester with six persons in the Fall class and nine in the Spring. The next courses are an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) class beginning the second week of September and a Fire Fighter I and II course slated to begin in October. Nine students completed the last basic EMT course and all nine passed clinical and state examinations.
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public post-secondary institution and the nation’s largest singly-accredited statewide community college system with more than 150,000 students enrolled annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. Ivy Tech is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.