Emergency Services Conducts Winter Fire School

Students and instructors from the School of Emergency Services helped present the 13th annual Winter Fire School in St. George recently.
Pictures from the Winter Fire School can be seen by clicking HERE.
The Utah Fire and Rescue Academy, which is part of UVU’s School of Emergency Services, was there to help train nearly 700 firefighters and emergency rescuers. Emergency personnel were there from Utah, Arizona and Nevada.
“This has blossomed into one of the biggest and most productive training sessions in the western United States, said Jeff Maxfield, Associate Dean of the School of Public Services. “No where else can all of these guys get this much training this fast.”
Classes were held throughout the two day event with noted lectures from some of the top emergency administrators in the country. But it was the hands-on training which proved to be the most sought after sessions.
UVU’s Mobile Command Center was there along with the always popular FAST trailer. The mobile steel building allows instructors to actually set materials on fire inside the building and then send in firefighters to put out the blaze.
Instruction was also available on automobile rescue, safe roof access training, search and rescue, etc.
In addition, over 70 vendors were on hand showing off their latest and greatest in fire fighting and rescue apparatus.
“The School of Public Services at UVU trains some of the best emergency personnel in the state, said Maxfield. This is just an example of how we do it and a great way for all these guys to continue to improve their skills.”
The School of Emergency Services offers 1, 2 and 4 year degrees. Check out their website:   http://www.uvu.edu/es/
To see the pictures from the Winter Fire School click HERE.

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