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For the John SIng Memorial Training Day please fill out the form on the Training Day Sign up page.  Sign up for as many classes as you wish to attend but do not sign up for classes that are occuring at the same time.  Questions can be emailed to Thank you!

We are pleased to offer the following classes this yearAll classes are free to TMA members and guests.  The 2024 Class Schedule-

Hose Stream Mechanics Fire Attack –6 hours 0900-1600 Hrs 

Students will need a full set of turnout gear to participate in this course.

Course Description- Throughout the fire service, no matter the size of the department, the number of units or the quantity of personnel staffing those units, there are three Strategic priorities for any Incident Commander on every Emergency Incident: Life Safety, Incident Stabilization and Property Conservation.  In the event of a structure fire (and in lieu of confirmed victims in readily accessible locations) in order to support the Incident Commander’s priorities, the initial arriving Engine Company should focus on the Tactical objectives of locating, confining and extinguishing the fire.  This class places emphasis on the importance of understanding these tactical objectives by separating them into three Task level phases of hose Deployment, movement of hose and attacking fire.  Each phase is designed to support the next. In turn supporting victims and search crews by protecting, creating, maintaining searchable and survivable space within a structure.

In this class we will take a practical look at where our water goes, and how our choice of stream and advancement pattern affect our fire environment.  Where does our water go?  It’s rare that we get to see what our water does when it hits a surface during a fire.  Conditions are typically too obstructed by smoke or other things to get a good picture of what our water is doing when it leaves our nozzle. How can exterior water be effectively applied? What about attics? Void Spaces? Can you as a nozzle operator push heat and smoke with your nozzle?  If you could, are there times when you shouldn’t? 


RIC Taught by Midwest Misfits Training LLC   – 6 hours 0900-1600 Hrs. 

Students will need a full set of turnout gear to participate in this course.

This presentation will reimagine how the Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) is seen and used in today’s Fire Service.  Aspects of RIT including human performance/breathing, firefighter survival, MAYDAY procedures, victim assessment, air management and victim packaging will be discussed and explored using real-world data and prior incidents.  Based on this data we will discuss strategy and tactics on how to work as a team from both the inside (victim assessment, air management, victim packaging and movement) and outside the structure (size-up and softening) to conduct a successful rescue.  We will discuss firefighter survival under stress and the optimal relationship between stress and performance that leads to improved situational awareness and decision making.  This data driven approach will include the works of Lt. Col. Dave Grossman on psychology and physiology in stressful situations and will result in real-world and functional options for successfully mitigating the mayday in stressful environments. 

Real world data suggests those closest to a down firefighter are responsible for 89% of successful rescues. This intensive hands-on class will provide new techniques for victim movement and rescue with drags, carries, and a rescue device to remove a down firefighter to improve our time vs clean air.  An emphasis on orientation to victims SCBA will be discussed and applied for proven techniques in stressful environments and will include movement with various obstacles, including stairs and windows. 

Identifying Electrical Hazards for Emergency Responders 3 Hours 0900-1200

This course will help you identify potential hazards related to electricity and electrical equipment in incidents you will encounter.  Electricity is something you cannot see or smell, so identifying if there is electricity adding to the danger is extremely difficult.  The purpose of this course is to understand how electricity is produced and distributed, the potential of different voltages, identifying downed wires, step-potential/touch potential, various electrical equipment and more.  This course is designed for any level of first responder.  OPPD serves a population of 878,000 in 13 Counties in Nebraska with a territory of 5,000 square miles and is the 12th largest public power utility in the U.S. per number of customers. 

Natural Gas Emergency Response for Emergency Responders 3 Hours 1300-1600 

Natural gas is considered the earth’s cleanest burning hydrocarbon, and it has revolutionized the way we use energy throughout society. However, gas leaks and other hazards associated with the use of this fossil fuel need to be understood for our safety. This training will cover natural gas and carbon monoxide safety to include a hands-on approach around gas meter operations. This presentation and hands on demonstration will cover the follow topics:

-       Historical development and current use of natural gas in society.

-       Gas emergencies – controlled vs. uncontrolled environments.

-       Gas filled structures – development, breakdown, occurrence, and case study.

-       Emergency response and incident management during a natural gas leak.

-       Gas filled structure application and demonstration tool.

-       Carbon monoxide safety and response.

-       Hands on application and demonstration of meter sets used by Metropolitan Utilities District.


Electric Vehicle Emergency Operations 1.5 Hours 1300-1430

This course will cover a base level overview of operating as a Fire Officer or Firefighter at incidents involving electric vehicles. We will discuss rendering safe an EV, best practices during extrication, types of EV fires and how to suppress each, post fire care, and other topics. We will have an EV on site to demonstrate locations of important components and how to access or avoid them.

The overview of topics are below-

-High voltage safety

-Overview of dangers

-First Responder loop

-Preparing to extricate

-What is a battery

-What causes a battery fire 

-Thermal runaway 

-How to fight an EV fire 

-Stranded energy

-Incidents at EV chargers 

-Home UPS dangers 


Rising Hope Counseling & Consulting 3 Hours 0900-1200.

Class Description: Stress levels are on the rise and the statistics around those in need of mental health support services are rapidly increasing. In this session, we will discuss the impact of the sociopolitical stressors of the last few years on mental health, how to identify signs that an employee, someone you know, or you, might need mental health support, how to identify signs of a mental health crisis, and basic techniques for intervention. This session will also review ways that we can preventatively care for ourselves and others at home and within the workplace through the facilitation of healthy boundaries and engagement in self-care.

 Learning Objectives:

• Participants will be able to identify common signs/symptoms of emerging mental health needs

• Participants will be able to identify common risk factors for the development of mental illness

• Participants will be able to identify protective factors for reducing the development or impact of mental illness

• Participants will be able to identify the 3 most common crisis associated with mental health crises

• Participants will be able to identify the 4 components of intervention with individuals in distress

• Participants will be able to identify core principals of self-care

Children’s Nebraska Two 45 Minute Courses 1300-1430 Hrs.       


Topic- Seizures and Treatment

Topic- Pediatric Trauma  


Trauma Case Review - A case study approach 1.5 Hour 1430-1600


Scott Brown MSN, RN-CEN

Trauma Outreach & Education Coordinator

Trauma Administration 

CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center-Bergan Mercy 


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