The Tri-Mutual Aid Fire Fighters Association was founded in 1946 and has grown to a membership of
twenty-eight (28) career paid and volunteer Fire and Rescue Departments in Nebraska and Iowa
with a total force of 1,600 Fire Fighters/Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics.

Class Schedule TMA Training Day 14100 Crawford St. BoysTown, NE 

We are pleased to offer the following classes this year.  All classes are free to TMA members and guests.

                                            MORNING CLASS

                                                                            9AM until Noon

                                                               Class A - Saving Those Who Save Others

This presentation involves a careful examination of firefighter suicides, an introduction to PTSD, and other behavioral health issues within the fire and EMS services. Emphasis is placed on the educational role FBHA plays nationally through the collected data and statistics.

• Signs & symptoms • Suicide data

• Communication skills

• Cultural brainwashing

• How to create relationships with resources both internal and external group discussion.

INSTRUCTOR: Jeff Dill – Owner of Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance

                              Lunch Break- Lunch is Provided

                                      Afternoon Classes

                                              Class B - Sepsis (EMS Class)

                                  1.5 Hours - Afternoon (1:00pm - 2:30pm)

The Sepsis class is designed to take a look at how EMS can better recognize and treat sepsis in the field. Severe Sepsis has a 40 to 50% mortality rate in the elderly population, and prompt treatment is key for good outcomes.

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Andrew Herd

                                               Class C - Active Shooter (EMS)

                                                     1.5 Hours - Afternoon (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)

 The Active Shooter course is designed to improve survival during a hostile event response. The course will outline guidelines for initial communication, command structure, and bleeding control for EMS and Law Enforcement.

INSTRUCTOR: Paramedic/Firefighter Nick Thoreen

                                                                 Class D - Penetrating Trauma (EMS Class)

                                               1.5 Hours - Afternoon (2:30 PM - 4:00 PM)

 The Penetrating Trauma course will take a look at different types of trauma, and the surgical means in which they are fixed.

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. John Aucar and Dr. Viren Punja

                                                                 Class E - Stroke (EMSS Class)

                                                1.5 Hours - Afternoon (2:30 PM - 4:00 PM)

The Stroke course is designed to help EMS crews identify stroke, as well as recognize the most appropriate destination for the patient with regards to their specific specialized needs.

 Paramedic/Firefighter Eric Hallagan

                                                     Class F - Fire Investigations For First Responders (Fire Class)

                                                     3 Hours - Afternnon (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

This course will provide a basic understanding of the fire investigation process to produce the best results.

INSTRUCTOR: Ken Scurto – Investigator with Independent Forensic Investigation Corp.

                                                    Class G - Forcible Entry ( Fire Class)

               3 Hours - Afternoon (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM)Full PPE will be required for hands on section

This class is designed as a hands-on forcible entry training session for all skill levels. The session will include classroom discussion as well as hands on practicing forcible entry techniques on the Multi-Force Forcible Entry Door System.

INSTRUCTORS: Firefighter/EMT Angie Monheim and Firefighter/EMT Vicki Pfeifer

Photography courtesy of Omaha Fire Department and TMA Fire Fighters Association

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