Two state certified classes were recently taught by Dave Pearman at the Washington Township Fire Department over the course of five weeks.
Pearman taught an Instructor 1 class that will bring additional instructors into the fire service which will allow them to enhance training at their departments. Those who successfully complete the rather extensive Instructor 1 training can then train students in mandatory, firefighter 1 and firefighter II classes. These training sessions are the foundation of all firefighter classes.
Firefighters from the Washington Township, San Pierre, Hamlet, Etna Green, Elkhart, and Lapaz Fire Departments participated in this training. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security District 2 volunteer and career departments were also invited to take these classes.
Pearman also conducted a HazMat Awareness and Operations class. This will lead into the next phase for new firefighters and the class augmented training of current firefighters who did not have the certification. The class required several hours of class time, studying and hands-on skills.