Events & Training Calendar

Southeast Fire District Spring School - Howard, SD

Registration starts at 7:30 am
Location: Howard High School 500 N Section Line St. Howard, SD, 57349
1. Incident Report Writing, 3-hour AM class  Everyone hates paperwork but having a good report on file for the incidents you respond to helps not only your department, but also assists the state and federal agencies with more accurate statistics as to the problem fire plays within our nation. “Do I really need to fill one of these reports out when I go get Mrs. Jones cat out of the tree?” I can assure you having a report for something like this on file may prove beneficial for you and/or someone on your department in the event Mrs. Jones cat scratches you while you get it out of the tree and a week later you need to go see the Dr. and his diagnosis is:” Cat Scratch Fever.” This may sound absurd as an example, but what about you and your department’s response to a fatal house fire that occurred nearly five years prior? The Chief doesn’t have to be the only one to fill out these reports. The officer in charge should be the one to fill out the report for when they are in charge and/or at least obtain all the needed information for the person that will write the report thereafter. Instructor: Doug Hinkle, Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal

2. What a Volunteer Department Needs to Know, 3-hour PM class How do you know you don’t know? This class is an overview and discussion about laws, standards and ordinances specifically pertaining to the fire service that are promulgated at the federal, state and some local levels. Recommended for those that are in management positions with fire department operations, fire prevention/code enforcement or those that deal with building fire and life safety issues as well as the up-and coming firefighter. Instructor: Doug Hinkle, Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal

3.Trauma Triage, Full Day Class with EMS hours  Is your Fire Department ready to go in and Triage? I doubt it. Most Firefighters haven’t had any triage training, guess what, you’re it. If the building or the situation is compromised so that EMS can’t go in, you’re the one that’s going in, rather you have been trained or not. So, let’s take this opportunity and train. We’ll start the morning with classroom, lunch, then, scenario-based hands on, and then debriefing. We’ll go over how long it should take you to triage each victim, how to, what to put on them once you have graded them, what each color means in the grading system, what happens with them once you’re done with them. What are the roles of each entity involved in this disaster.
Instructor: Brian Baldwin FF/ EMT-I FF Instructor/ EMS Instructor/ AHA Instructor Train0

4.Hose And Nozzle, Full Day Class Pheasant Country FOOLS, plus Heiman Fire Equipment, to bring in a unique and valuable educational event! Are you hitting the fire with maximum GPM? Do you have an effective hose/nozzle package? If you have ever wondered how some departments can make those quick, heavy fire, knockdowns, this event is for you! Bring your gear and prepare to move to the next level of professionalism! The public expects it!

5.Hazmat/propane/Natural gas Awareness, Full Day Class Hazmat!! Do you know what hazards are in your fire protection districts? Do you know how to identify the hazards? Do you know what to do when you encounter a hazardous materials at an incident? This class will give you the knowledge to answer all these questions and more. The class will also provide propane and natural gas knowledge from a propane service provider.
Instructors: Adam North and Vance North