Training Calendar

The Ogallala Volunteer Fire Department has trainings on the first and fourth Thursday of each month with special trainings as needed.

1st Thursday - EMS Training.
2nd Thursday - Business Meetings.
4th Thursday - Fire Training.
Additional trainings are listed below the main calendar.

The Nebraska State Fire Marshals office has more training opportunities listed online.

2013 Training Calendar - Tentative

EMS Training Fire Training
January CPR, AED, Airways Wellness, Fill Stations, Air monitoring Equipment
February Fireground Emergencies Railroad safety, Deployment from Apparatus
Search and Rescue
March Environmental Emergencies Ropes and Rescue Equipment
April OB/Pediatric Emergencies Ventilation and Building Collapse Indicators
May Mass Casualty / START Triage Wildland Fire Training
June Water Emergencies Pumper Operations
Hydrants to Hoses Completion
July --- Meeting: Ladders and Tools
Training: Water Fights
August Sports Injuries Meeting: Traffic Safety
Training: Hose Testing
September Trauma Assessment / Packaging Meeting: Fire Extinguishment Techniques
Training: Auto Extrication
October Medical Assessments SCBA Fit Test, RIT Training
November Cold Weather Emergencies ---
December EMT/Paramedic Skills Night ---

Conferences and Meetings

Winter EMS Conference: January 12-13, 2013 @ Kearney, Neb
Les Lukert Fire Conference: February 8-10, 2013 @ Kearney, Neb
Flat Rock EMS Conference: February 23, 2013 @ North Platte, Neb
Spring EMS Conference: March 15-17, 2013 @ Kearney, Neb
Nebraska HazMat Symposium: April 6-7, 2013 @ Kearney, Neb
Nebraska Wildland Fire Academy: April 13-21, 2013 @ Fort Robinson State Park, Neb
Summer Fire School: May 17-19, 2013 @ Kearney, Neb
Summer EMS Conference: July 12-14, 2013 @ Kearney, Neb
NSVFA Meeting: October 20-22, 2011

Online Training Options

American Heart Association - BLS CPR online (cost $22.00) Must complete skills and written testing with a live instructor for certification (cost for skills testing varies)

Free Online Training Opportunities

National Fire Academy Courses
Many courses available for first responders and firefighters. Check out their offerings.

NIMS Training
National Incident Management System training courses are required training for all members.
ICS 100 - Introduction to incident command system
ICS 200 - ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
ICS 700 - NIMS Incident
ICS 800 - National Response Framework, An Introduction

Hazmat Awareness
SafeResponse Hazmat Awareness Course Certificate must be signed by chief

EMS Continuing Education
*Note: Only 10 hours can be earned via online sources for state licensing
Many free EMT Continuing Education Credits.
EMS1 Training Resources Good information and articles. No CEUs.

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Chief Dell Simmerman

409 East 2nd Street
Ogallala, Nebraska 69153
Phone: 308.284.4553
After Hours: 308.284.2024
Fax: 308.284.3718

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