Programs & Training
Firefighters Without Borders works to provide programs and training that are shaped to fill in the gaps that fire departments around the world may not have the resources or tools to do. Understanding that there is no "one size fits all" approach to helping these communities, Firefighters Without Borders works with key stakeholders of fire departments to find out exactly what needs to be accomplished in order to properly equip their firefighting team.
Firefighters Without Borders follows a "train the trainer" model, allowing fire departments to take the knowledge and resources learnt from our training and programs and share it with the rest of their team.
Below are examples of some of the programs and training that Firefighters Without Borders have provided.
First Aid & CPR
Learning first aid and CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) provides confidence in a medical emergency. Knowing what to do when someone has a stroke or heart attack is critical. This course provides the knowledge needed to react responsibly and appropriately in an emergency. We offer two courses, including an 8 hour (one day) course covering basic CPR and First Aid and a more in-depth 40 hour course, more appropriate to emergency responders. Both courses are taught to internationally recognized standards.
Hazardous Materials Response
There are tens of thousands of chemicals in the world. Some harmless. Some deadly. Learning to identify what happened and mitigate the impact is the focus of our HazMat training. Several levels of Hazardous Materials training can be provided. All of these are taught to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472 standards. These courses can be tailored to your specific needs and the needs of your team. Awareness, Operations and Technician Modules can be provided.
An estimated 1.25 million deaths are caused by road traffic injuries around the globe according to the World Health Organization. Knowing how to safely remove individuals quickly using the right tools is essential. We offer two courses in vehicle rescue and extrication. Vehicle Extrication Basics will include modules on scene safety, scene stabilization, knowledge of basic tools and tool proficiency, utilizing both hand tool and power tool applications as well as a covering a variety of extrication techniques. Advanced Vehicle Extrication will cover the basics as well as rescue techniques for responders with access to specialized rescue equipment, such as hydraulic rams and pressurized air bags.
Incident Management System (IMS)
Being able to smoothly facilitate communication, response activities and cooperation between teams and organizations ensures rapid response when and where it’s needed. Our IMS training provides a standardized approach to emergency management with courses ranging from introductory level to those designed for management of large scale incidents.