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Instructor resources for the International Academy of Emergency Dispatch (IAED) Emergency Telecommunicator Course.

Course conducted 21-23 June 2021 for the following instructors:  Ken Riddle, Ken Moore, Mike Stemmler, Ted Lohr, LaWanda Rauss,  James Tabron.

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This is a career preparation course for students to gain basic skills and knowledge in law enforcement, private security, homeland security, communication operators and criminal justice. Physical fitness is required. Students will gain valuable leadership and employment skills and receive opportunities for scholarships and community involvement by memberhsip in SkillsUSA, a national and state career and technical student organization


Essentials of Fire Fighting, Seventh Edition This ALL NEW edition meets ALL of the NFPA 1001, 2019 JPR’s. Essentials 7 is the complete
source for firefighter recruit and refresher training.

Key features include:

  • Organized to meet the needs of students and instructors:
    • Chapters 1-15 - Fire Fighter I
    • Chapters 16-22 - Fire Fighter II
    • Chapter 23 - Emergency First Aid (FFI JPR’s)
    • Chapters 24-26 - Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations (FFI JPR’s)
    • Chapter 27 - NIMS-ICS (FF I, FF II, and Hazmat JPR’s)
  • IFSTA worked with the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (UL-FSRI) staff to incorporate the latest research on fire behavior and fire attack. This updated research is found throughout the text.
  • Hazardous Materials content is enhanced and meets Awareness and Operations levels of NFPA 1072, 2017 Edition.
  • The NEW IFSTA ONE COLUMN format means more photos, more illustrations, and more tables. More visuals enhance the student learning experience.
  • The Essentials 7th Edition APP – a student companion app is FREE to download. Stream all 173 skills videos FREE on a smart device. Practice tool identification FREE. Sample the Essentials 7 Interactive Course and Exam Prep before you make the in app purchase.
  • A complete line of support products for students and instructors include the Curriculum, Workbook, Exam Prep, Interactive Course, Skills Videos, and the eBook.

Each new print copy of Hazardous Materials: Awareness and Operations also includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access that unlocks a complete eBook, Study Center, homework and Assessment Center, and a dashboard that reports actionable data. Experience Navigate 2 today at www.jblnavigate.com/2.

A fire fighter’s ability to recognize an incident involving hazardous materials or weapons of mass destruction (WMD) is critical. They must possess the knowledge required to identify the presence of hazardous materials and WMD, and have an understanding of what their role is within the response plan. The second edition of Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations will provide fire fighters and first responders with these skills and enable them to keep themselves and others safe while mitigating these potentially deadly incidents.

Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations, Second Edition meets and exceeds the requirements for first responders within the 2013 Edition of NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents. Additionally, the material presented also exceeds the hazardous materials response requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations provides in-depth coverage of:

  • The properties and effects of hazardous materials and WMDs
  • How to calculate potential danger and initiate a response plan
  • Selection, use, advantages, and disadvantages of personal protective equipment
  • Mass and technical decontamination
  • Evidence preservation and sampling
  • Product control
  • Victim rescue and recovery
  • Air monitoring and sampling
  • Illicit laboratory incidents

The second edition features:

  • A new chapter on Fire Smoke designed to teach hazardous materials responders how to prevent, protect, detect, diagnose, and appropriately treat smoke inhalation. 
  • Knowledge and Skills Objectives correlated to the 2013 Edition of NFPA 472, Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents
  • Detailed step-by-step skill drills with which include the corresponding NFPA job performance requirement.
  • Scenario based learning tools including You are the Responder, Responder in Action, and Voices of Experience case studies to encourage critical thinking skills.
  • Responder Tips and Safety Tips to provide helpful advice from hazardous materials veterans.

About Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, Twelfth Edition:

Since 1971, Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured has advanced how EMS education is delivered to help train exceptional EMS professionals around the globe. Fifty years later, the Twelfth Edition is now the most comprehensive, innovative EMT educational solution ever developed. Concepts of teamwork, communication, and empathy are woven throughout the chapters, challenging students to become more compassionate, conscientious health care professionals as well as skilled clinicians. 

Current, State-of-the-Art Content

The Twelfth Edition delivers the latest medical evidence and alignment to current standards, along with a revised layout to improve readability.

  • Comprehensive coverage of the National EMS Education Standards and the 2020 American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).
  • Updated coverage of PPE and CDC guidelines for safe patient care during COVID-19 pandemic.

A Focus on Career Readiness and Employability 

For those who care about more than just pass rates, the Twelfth Edition is devoted to addressing the most common job readiness issues reported by employers.

  • Greater emphasis on empathy, teamwork, interpersonal skills, and problem solving to ensure students are well prepared as they transition into the field.
  • A new “Street Smarts” feature that helps bridge the gap between the classroom and field environment by addressing nontechnical skills that improve patient and co-worker interactions.
  • Enhanced content on provider mental health, wellness, and safety.

In 1971, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) published the first edition of Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured and laid the foundation of EMS training. Today, the Eleventh Edition transforms how EMS education is delivered throughout the world and helps develop world-class EMS providers around the globe.

Based on the National EMS Education Standards and the 2015 CPR/ECC Guidelines, the Eleventh Edition offers complete coverage of every competency statement with clarity and precision in a concise format that ensures students’ comprehension and encourages critical thinking. New cognitive and didactic material is presented, along with new skills and features, to create a robust and innovative EMT training solution.

Today, the AAOS suite of EMS educational resources, from first aid and CPR to critical care transport, is the gold standard in training programs by offering exceptional content and instructional resources that meet the diverse needs of today’s educators and students.

Current State-of-the-Art Medical Content
The Eleventh Edition aligns with current medical standards—from PHTLS to NASEMSO—and incorporates evidence-based medical concepts to ensure students and instructors have accurate, insightful interpretation of medical science as it applies to prehospital medicine today.

Application to Real-World EMS
Through evolving patient case studies in each chapter, the Eleventh Edition gives students real-world context to apply the knowledge gained in the chapter, clarifying how the information is used to care for patients in the field, and pushing students to engage in critical thinking and discussion.

A Foundation for Life
The Eleventh Edition is built on the premise that students need a solid foundation in the basics and then appropriate reinforcement. The Eleventh Edition provides students with a comprehensive understanding of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and medical terminology. Concepts are briefly reviewed within related subsequent chapters, solidifying the foundational knowledge and offering a context when studying specific emergencies.

Patient Assessment, a critical topic, is presented as a single, comprehensive chapter, to ensure students understand patient assessment as a single, integrated process—the way providers actually practice it in the field. Core concepts of Patient Assessment are reinforced in clinical chapters, where the unique aspects of the illness or injury are highlighted.

Portable devices.  Ransomware attacks.  Data breaches.  It's a new world in EMS privacy and security.  

HIPAA TV 2.0 is an all-new training program specifically designed for EMS and ambulance industry professionals.  HIPAA TV 2.0 is intended to train EMS practitioners, administrators, revenue cycle staff, and other professionals and help them understand their HIPAA obligations in today's new threat environment.  


Through a special agreement with the Federal Highway Administration, the Responder Safety Learning Network (RSLN) offers a National TIM Training Certificate for registered users who complete ten specific RSLN online self-paced programs.

To earn credit for each program, you must view the program in its entirety and pass the Skills Challenge test. Once you earn credit for all ten programs, you will be able to download a special certificate that is the equivalent of completing the National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training Program.

When you have completed all the programs, expand the Dashboard by clicking the small arrow, Then, click National TIM Training Certificate to download your certificate. Once you have earned the certificate, it will be listed in your transcript. If you have any technical problems, please file a support ticket.


Students will explore the wide variety of occupational pathways to assist them in making informed career decisions. Students will utilize technology based research tools to locate and collect information and various other tools to determine which occupational areas are a good match for their skills, interests, and personality, which will assist them in development of career and education plans. In addition, students will practice and develop computer literacy skills through the use of word processing, spreadsheet, and database software; enhance their employability skills by using a variety of technology tools; and utilize the Internet for information gathering and communication using e-mail. All students must provide parental approval for Internet use.

The Division of Fire Safety developed the Basic Fire Fighter program at the request of the Missouri Fire Safety Education/Advisory Commission. This 36-hour course is designed to provide recruit firefighters with basic knowledge and skills necessary to help them function safely and effectively as members of a fire department. Much of the information contained in this program comes from the Fire Fighter I and II curriculum to provide continuity in training materials. Should a student desire to pursue firefighter certification within one year of completing the basic program, the completed skill sheets can be used to show mastery of some of the skills

The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST)

All recreational flyers must pass an aeronautical knowledge and safety test and provide proof of test passage (the TRUST completion certificate) to the FAA or law enforcement upon request. The FAA's 2018 Reauthorization Bill (PDF) introduced new requirements for recreational pilots (see P.L. 115-254, Section 349 (PDF) – exception for limited recreational operations of unmanned aircraft).

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BSA Wilderness First Aid

The Emergency Care & Safety Institute (ECSI) is pleased to announce the availability of the new BSA Wilderness First Aid Awareness course! This new course meets the Wilderness First Aid Curriculum of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and ECSI is proud to be recognized by the BSA as an approved CPR/AED and Wilderness First Aid training provider.

As many individuals are unable to access in-person Wilderness First Aid training during the COVID-19 pandemic, this new awareness-level online course will allow scouts, scout leaders, and staff to learn the cognitive information needed to respond to injuries or sudden illnesses when medical care is more than an hour away. Through the online course platform, individuals will be able to prepare for their upcoming camps in the comfort and safety of their own homes. Upon completion of the course, instructions will be provided to secure their course completion certificate.* Individuals will then be able to complete a physical skills check on-site as needed to ensure comprehension of the material.

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The second edition of the Wilderness First Aid Field Guide meets the Wilderness First Aid Curriculum of the Boy Scouts of America.

Wilderness First Aid Field Guide, Second Edition is a user-friendly, pocket-sized guide that has been updated to reflect the 2015 CPR/ECC guidelines. This durable and water-resistant resource features: 

  • Essential information for when medical help is more than one hour away
  • How to signal for help, when to evacuate, and recommended first aid supplies
  • “What to look for” and “What to do” tables for injuries and illnesses
  • Prevention advice ranging from altitude illness and bear attacks to lightning strikes and tick bites
  • Heat index and wind chill charts
  • Quick access to contents using an A-Z format

The second edition features:

  • Updated CPR and AED content
  • Updated asthma and diabetic emergencies sections
  • New sections on ear and chest injuries, including new information on chest pain
  • Expanded content on bleeding and wound care, including new information on tourniquet use
  • New information on scalp wounds and brain injuries in the head injury section

This course will provide first responders with the knowledge and skills to: Understand what hazardous substances are and the risk associated with them in an incident; Recognize the presence of hazardous substances in an emergency; Understand the role of the emergency responder at the Awareness level, including site security and control; Have understanding of the U.S. Department of Transportation Emergency Response Guidebook; Realize the need for additional resources, call for appropriate assistance, and to make appropriate notifications to the community. This course also includes counter-terrorism curriculum.

This course meets NFPA 1072 Standard, 2017 Edition, NFPA 472 Standard, 2013 Edition, and OSHA CFR 29.1910.120 (q).