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Garden Homes Firefighter Academy

posted Nov 29, 2017, 11:18 AM by John Loehr
Applications are now available for the 2018 Garden Homes Basic Operations Firefighter Academy.

The Garden Homes Fire Protection District is proud to announce start of our Basic Operations Firefighter Academy. This program will cover all three OSFM modules. By graduation students will have covered all necessary material to take the state exam and completed all required practical evolutions.

The class fees include:

·       two academy t-shirts;

·       one sweat shirt; and,

·       a textbook.

Students must be either a member of or be sponsored by a fire department to be eligible to participate in this Academy. Additionally, all students should:

·       have completed FEMA online courses IS-100.b, IS-200.b, IS-700.b, IS-800.b;

·       have completed National Firefighters Foundation online course Courage to be Safe; and,

·       be prepared to participate in physical fitness training.

The Academy begins January 8, 2018 and will run until June 13, 2018

Classroom sessions will typically be held Wednesday evenings at the Garden Homes firehouse starting at 1830 hours and continuing until 2230 hours. Practical evolutions will be on weekend days starting at 0730 hours. A practical evolution will be distributed on the first night of class.

Course Fee will be $1200.00/student

Departments sending more than 3 students will get a discount of $200 per additional student.

To register or any questions feel free to contact us at the following:

·       Garden Homes Fire Protection District: (708) 489-9045; leave a message

·       Chief Earl Abercrombie: (708) 906-9218; abercrobiee@ghfpd.org

·       Deputy Chief Brad Golomb: (708) 280 8622; golombb@ghfpd.org

·       Lt. John Loehr: (773) 712-7254; loehr@ghfpd.org

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John Loehr,
Nov 29, 2017, 11:18 AM
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John Loehr,
Nov 29, 2017, 11:18 AM
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