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The Tri-Mutual Aid Fire Fighters Association was founded in 1946 and has grown to a membership of
thirty career paid and volunteer Fire and Rescue Departments in Nebraska and Iowa
with a total force of 1,600 Fire Fighters/Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics.

We are pleased to offer the following classes this yearAll classes are free to TMA members and guests.  The 2022 Class Schedule-

Fire Ground Operations –Nebraska State Fire Marshal Training Division –6 hours 0900-1600 Hrs 

NSFMTD Darin Lintner & staff

Students will need a full set of turnout gear with SCBA and mask to participate in this course.

This extensive hands-on class builds on the skills learned in the Firefighter I course. Hose loads and advances, ladder skills, search, and rescue, etc. This is a great class for newer firefighters and/or a helpful review for experienced firefighters to enhance their skills on fireground operations.


Hazardous Materials Operations/Refresher- Nebraska State Fire Marshal Training Division – 6 hours 0900-1600 Hrs.  CANCELLED


The two following courses are brought to you by Christopher Naum of Buildings on Fire and are Advanced Classes for Officers and Experienced Firefighters.


Christopher J. Naum

Chief of Operations & Training

Command Institute, Center for Fireground Leadership

Technical Consultant, NIOSH Firefighter Fatality Investigation Program

Fire Protection Management, Leadership & Safety Consultant

A 47-year fire service veteran and a highly regarded national and international instructor, author, lecturer and fire officer, a distinguished authority on building construction sciences affecting fireground operations, command, and tactics, he has traveled extensively throughout the USA and globally delivering training programs on building construction & architecture sciences and firefighting, fireground leadership, command management and operational safety. Additionally, he has over twenty years of direct experience in Behavioral Based Safety Program management, Human Performance (HU), Operating Experience and Corrective Action Program implementation, trending and monitoring from within the High Risk-High Consequence Nuclear Generating industry.

Buildings on Fire: Building FACTS and Tactical Risks for the First-Due – 3 hours 0900-1200 Hrs.

Christopher J. Naum- Buildings on Fire Training

Arriving Company and Command Officers at today’s structure fires must be able to rapidly and accurately size-up and identify key elements of a building, process that data based upon a widening field of fireground variables and implement timely actions that address prioritized tactical assignments. This program will present key considerations for the First-Due Company Officer and Commander affecting and influencing operations, command and tactical engagement and safety with operational protocols based on occupancy risks, reading the building, era, and vintage characteristics. Incorporating the Building son fire FACTS concept for First-Arriving Construction, Tactics and Safety, this program provides an overview of the methodology and process to increase operational effectiveness and ensure effective tactics are deployed while monitoring the building and fireground through all phases of the incident. Operational focus considerations for Main Street Fires in Type III Buildings; The Small foot-print Commercial Building Fire; Prefabricated and Large Area Residential House Fires and challenges in conventional residential and small mixed and multiple occupancy buildings. An overview of construction systems, inherent building characteristics and operational considerations on strategies and tactics for all ranks and personnel will be presented.


The Anatomy of Building Construction: The ABCs for Today’s Officers and Fireground –

3 hours 1300-1600 Hrs.

Christopher J. Naum- Buildings on Fire Training

Today’s buildings and occupancies present increasing challenges that have redefined strategic and tactical fireground operations and impact these operations on a wide variety of levels that often include adverse compartment fire conditions, structural compromise, collapse, and predicable building performance. Presenting insights on building construction for today’s fire officers and service, the primary objective of this program is to increase awareness and understandings and promote new skill sets in the fundamentals of building construction, architecture, engineering, and design that directly impact firefighting operations at structure fires. Five fundamental areas integrating building and construction methodologies, will be threaded throughout the program related to Construction Systems, Occupancy Risks, Collapse & Compromise Characteristics, Methods & Materials and Fire Dynamics related to building anatomy, vintage and intrinsic building and occupancy characteristics assimilating comprehensive case studies, history repeating events, research findings and emerging fire suppression theory will be presented.


Fire Scene Evidence Recognition, Collection and Preservation 1.5 Hours 1030-1230 Hrs.

Christine Gabig, Forensic Chemist, Douglas County Sheriff’s Crime Lab

This course will discuss the proper techniques and procedures for recognizing and preserving evidence for all first-in Fire and EMS responders. Attendees will also learn about Arson as a crime scene to include best location(s) from which to collect fire debris samples, type of debris to collect, important information to note and document, and proper procedures for the collection, packaging and preservation of fire debris and other types of evidence that may be encountered at a fire scene. The importance of comparison samples, potential contamination issues and sampling errors will also be discussed.

Attendees will gain an understanding of the value of ignitable liquid identification to include an overview of the laboratory process for analyzing fire debris evidence, potential interfering household chemicals and substrates, and interpreting laboratory findings.


Obstetrics Review – 1.5 Hours 1300-1430 Hrs.

Leslie Hogberg, RN- Ponca Hills Fire 

Leslie Hogberg, RN is a member of the Ponca Hills Fire Department and is a retired OB nurse with 20 years of experience. This class will cover Nebraska OB protocols, scope of practice, Pregnancy complications, labor & delivery and related complications and newborn care.                                                     

Ambulance Regulations and License Inspection Preparation – 1.5 hours 0900-1030 Hrs.


Stroke Care – 3 Hours 1300-1600 Hrs.

Dr. Jani – CHI

Dr. Jani, Interventional Neurologist and System Stroke and NeuroIntervention Medical Director for CHI Health will present on stroke. He will be discussing the partnership between EMS and the hospitals, focusing on hands-on RACE score education, and calling a stroke alert from the field. Dr. Jani will also provide an overview of available stroke treatments as well as a review of the differences between anterior and posterior circulation stroke presentations.                                                  

Children’s Hospital- 3 One hour courses 0900-1200 Hrs.

Child Abuse


1.     Recognize common findings in abuse in children.

2.     Understand the role of first responders in abuse and neglect

3.     Understand when to become concerned about a possible abusive head injury

4.     Define the roles of CPS and law enforcement in abuse investigations

Presenter: Jessica Lee, MSN/MBA, RN, CEN, TCRN Trauma Program Manager, Children’s Hospital and Medical Center

Sepsis in Children


1.     Review basic physiology of shock states and sepsis in children

2.     Classify and recognize clinical shock states and sepsis

3.     Review initial pre-hospital management of sepsis in children

Presenter: Dr. Chelsea Majerus, MD, FAAP Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Children’s Hospital and Medical Center

Child/Teen Ingestion and Suicide


1.     Discuss incidence and trends in Pediatric ingestion and suicide

2.     Review “one pill can kill” substances

3.     Classify substances and treatments commonly ingested by children and teens

4.     Discuss how EMS can assess and interact with children/teens post ingestion/suicide attempt 

Presenter: Becci Meredith MSN, CCRN, C-NPT, Transport Outreach Coordinator, Children’s Hospital and Medical Center

Photography courtesy of Omaha Fire Department and TMA Fire Fighters Association

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