North Country International Fire Training Service


North Country International Fire Training Service

Location: Alburgh Vermont
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How many of you are from the North Country Area???

Started by Joe Lipkowicz Apr 14, 2011. 0 Replies

Just wanted to know how many of you are from the North Country Area and how many have heard about the fire school in Alburgh Vermont??   Continue

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Comment by Bob Callahan on June 15, 2011 at 5:12pm
Did the school go well?
Comment by Joe Lipkowicz on May 31, 2011 at 9:09pm
3 Days to go and we are at 304 students.
We must be doing something right after 40 years.
Stay safe everyone.
Comment by Bob Callahan on May 31, 2011 at 5:45pm
300 students! That's nice.

As I said earlier, in Texas, which is the only place they have them in this area, weekend fire school attendence is on the decline. All 3 in northeast TX have cuts classes in the past few years.

It's real good to see that the NCIFS is still thriving.

Maybe you need a guest instructor from LA one of these years?
Comment by Joe Lipkowicz on May 27, 2011 at 5:17pm
8 Days to go for fire school and around 300 students already registerd. I guess we are doing something right...
Here is to all that volunteer to make this school work each year. Come check us out on the school site.
Comment by Joe Lipkowicz on May 23, 2011 at 2:23pm
Hi Bob, This year we have 19 classes, (ROOKIE,) (BASIC VEHICLE RESCUE,) (ADVANCED VEHICLE RESCUE,) (CISM CRISIS INTERVENTION,) (INTRO TO PUMPS,) (BUILDING SEARCH & RESCUE,)( FARMEDIC,) (MEDICAL FIRST RESPONSE,) ( PHTLS PRE-HOSPITAL TRAUMA LIFE SUPPORT,) ( FIREFIGHTER SAFETY & SURVIVAL, )( SAFETY OFFICER, ) ( SCBA, ) STRAT & TACT,) ( ARSON, ) ( OUTDOOR SEARCH & RESCUE, ) ( FOAM,) ( FLASHOVER,) ( DISASTER PLANNING,) Look at our school site all the info on each course is there. Let me know what you think. Hey you can always come to the school and be the student that traveled the farthest.
Comment by Bob Callahan on May 23, 2011 at 2:07pm
Just out of curiousity, what kind of classes are you offering this year?

Unfortunatly, there are no such regional school animals in Louisiana, with the exception of one that is held in the extreme southern part of the state, near Lake Charles.

One occasion, the LSU Fire training facility will have a municipal school up at the campus about 10 miles from us, which features 3 or 4 hands-on firefighting classes.

The northeast Texas area has a couple that are held in the spring, including one at the Kodak Eastman facility that features a 4 industrial prop fire stations on Monday night. The other is primarily a resue and extrication school. Both have seen decreases in attendance over the past few years and have been scaled down probably 50%, in terms of classes, over that time.
Comment by Joe Lipkowicz on May 21, 2011 at 9:50pm
13 days to go.
Classes are filling up fast.
Hope you all can make it to the school this year.
June 4th and 5th
Comment by Joe Lipkowicz on May 8, 2011 at 9:46pm
Hi Engineer K7
Glad to hear from you. Dont forget school this year is June 4th and 5th 2011 Tell your friends about it.
Hope you drop by for a visit it will be our 40th year.
Comment by Engineer k7 on May 5, 2011 at 5:20pm
I'm from the north country area, I've attended the school a few times....LOL
Comment by Joe Lipkowicz on April 10, 2011 at 4:56pm
Hi Bob,
Nice to hear from you and it sure would be nice for a past instructor to visit. We have a lot of new members on the board but some of the older guys are still around.
We lost Dick Baker 3 years ago he passed away.
Most of the older Instructors still come each year.
This will be 40 years of school and it's still going strong.
If you ever make it up again drop in. As you may recall the school is always held on the first full weekend of June.
Have a good one and stay intouch.

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