2014 Class Descriptions -Hope to see you there!...
Daniel Bertlant, CAL Fire Department Information Officer and Dennis Mathisen, CAL FIRE Information Officer are the instructors for this course.
The Introduction to Incident Information, S-203 course, is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills you will need to serve as a Type F information officer on wildland fires and other incidents. During the course, we will touch on virtually all aspects of establishing and maintaining an incident information operation, from getting organized to communicating with internal and external audiences, to handling special situations.
After you successfully complete this course, regardless of whether you have had prior communications experiences, you should be able to perform effectively as incident information officer trainees in your own organization during initial attack or small scale incidents and in other jurisdictions on larger incidents under the supervision of a Type 2, or Type 1 information officer.
Robert Marshal will conduct this week long hands-on training in plan reviewing. Topics will include the plan review process, codes, standards and local amendments used for review of plans, site-plan review, building construction and characteristics, fire protection equipment, multi-family occupancies, commerical buildings, care facilities, drinking/dining facilities, shopping malls, and high-rise buildings.
CAFAA is offering three more classes on May 21, 22, and 23:
For detailed information, registration, payment and all the fun stuff, go to www.cafaa.com Click on Training, and just follow the prompts.
Before the Smoke! Preparing your community for wildfire emphasizes partnerships between fire service and residents to reduce wildfire risk.
Posted by Philip Gairson, Secretary SoCal Executive Board
The Fire Prevention Officers Section of the California Fire Chiefs Association promotes the protection of life, property and the environment from the effects of fire and other hazardous events, through effective education, engineering and enforcement.