Vacant Building Operations
Vacant/unoccupied buildings and dwellings can be found in any response area across the country, especially with the current economy. This class on Vacant Building Operations will give the student an in depth look into the hazards and operational considerations while fighting fires in vacant buildings. Roles and responsibilities of both the engine and ladder companies will be covered in this 3 hour interactive lecture. Types of construction most commonly associated with these buildings and how to develop pre-planning for them will also be discussed.
101 - Petrogen Basic Course (Basic/Industry)
An introduction to oxy-gasoline cutting, this course focuses on safety and maintenance of the Petrogen system while giving the student the opportunity to practice common cutting scenarios. No experienced is required.
102 -Petrogen Demolition Performance Course (Basic/Industry)
A must for metal scrappers and demolition companies, this course will hone the skill of making one piece of steel into two, as fast and as cheaply as possible. Time is money and we we will show you how to unlock the power and potential of the Petrogen system. Cutting dirty, rusted, wet, partially buried steel will be your speciality. It is recommended that students have cutting experience but is not required. Tools utilized in the class will be Petrogen and burning rod.
103 - Petrogen Tradesmen Course (Basic/Industry)
"Precision with Petrogen" This course focuses on fine motor skills like cutting clean, ready to weld bevels, slicing precise holes and heating metal for bending. This course also includes an introduction to machine cutting (one axis). Fill your tool box with techniques from the American Welding Society Instructor Examiners. Students must complete the Petrogen Basic Course prior to this class. Tools utilized in the class will be Petrogen and Automated Rail Cutter.
201 - Petrogen Hot-Breach Operator (USAR 1)
The needs of the rescue operator are unique. Practical solutions to common rescue cutting problems are the focus of this hands-on intensive course. Strategy and communication will be considered while students refine their skills on a variety of materials. Beyond capabilities and safe operation, students will also leave with an understanding of proper maintenance, transportation and storage of their Petrogen Systems. Students must complete the Petrogen Basic Course prior to this class. Tools utilized in this course will be primarily Petrogen systems, plasma, and burning rod.
202 - Petrogen Hot-Breach Operator (USAR 2)
This course picks up right where the "USAR 1" course leaves off. After a short refresher and safety briefing the curriculum is 100% scenario based. Your team will be challenged in a tough, realistic environment where just as in the real world, task organization, tool selection and problem solving are the keys to success. This course places a high priority on low light, confined space, close-to casualty cutting. This training is intended to be the most realistic and demanding of it's kind. Students should arrive as they fight! Students must complete the USAR 1/Tactical 1 programs. Tools utilized in this course will be primarily Petrogen systems, plasma, burning rod, and manual tools. This class is currently only delivered at the Petrogen Breach Lab in Colorado Springs.
301 - DRMO Operator Course (Military/Law Enforcement)
The missionof the DRMO Operator is varied and difficult. The DRMO Operator course provides the tools to make working with steel safe, fast and simple. Students with no prior steel cutting experience will learn the safe way to cut steel ranging from 24 gage up to 14 inches, punch clean holes, cut stacks, laminates and bevel. Students will also receive thorough instruction on storage, transport and PMCS of the Petrogen system. Students must complete the Petrogen Basic Course prior to this class. Tools utilized in this program will be all Petrogen based.
302 - Petrogen Hot-Breach Operator (Tactical 1)
The modern tactical breacher has a wide variety of materials to cut through and many tools to choose from. With a focus on practical hands-on solutions to common entry and exit barriers, the Hot-Breach course will expand the operators understanding of how to increase speed while reducing noise signature and collateral damage. This course also explores task organization for tactical recovery/extrication, enemy equipment fouling, sub-waterline cutting and other "special breach" missions. There is often more than one way to get the job done and this course will encourage a comprehensive, integrated approach to breaching. No steel cutting experience is required but breaching experience is recommended. Tools utilized in this course will be primarily Petrogen systems, plasma, burning rod, and manual tools.
303 - Petrogen Hot-Breach Operator (Tactical 2)
This course picks up where "Tactical 1" ends. After a short refresher and safety briefing this course is 100% scenario based. Students will apply skills learned in the "Tactical 1" course to solve tough realistic problems in the Petrogen Training Lab. Task organizing, tool selection and problem solving are the keys to success in the real world, and it is the same here. This course is designed to be the most demanding breach course of its kind. Students should arrive as they fight! Students must complete the Tactical 1/USAR 1 programs. Tools utilized in this course will be primarily Petrogen systems, plasma, burning rod, and manual tools. This class is currently only delivered at the Petrogen Breach Lab in Colorado Springs.