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Southlake Firefighters Train to Hone Skills

Southlake Firefighters never slow down. Whether it’s responding to a medical emergency, a fire call, a major traffic accident, or attending a public education event for the community, the men and women who make up the department are always on the go.

Even with this busy schedule, crews make time to hone their skills through ongoing training. Recently, firefighters received hands-on training for Street Level Airway Management (SLAM). “It’s important for every firefighter to be able to care for a patient in various difficult scenarios,” said EMS Battalion Chief Ryan Arthur.

In most situations, firefighters are going to be able to place a patient on a level surface like the floor or ground, but in some cases it’s just not possible. For example, what if firefighters respond to a patient who suffers a medical condition while working underground beneath a manhole? It’s a cramped space with low visibility. Firefighters are trained to lower personnel crew into the manhole, stabilize a patient; including making sure their airway is open, before securing them to the stretcher and bringing them to the surface for transport to a hospital.

Firefighters from A, B, and C shift spent several hours over three days perfecting techniques and learning from the best in their field. The classes are taught by the department’s experienced Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Field Training Officers (FTOs). “The FTOs are experts in their field and do an amazing job. Training in this type of environment is so important and helps firefighters think outside the box,” said Fire Chief Mike Starr.

The SLAM course uses hands-on training aids to help firefighters get the most accurate experience before utilizing their skills on patients. “It’s more realistic than working with only plastic tubes that are made to mimic a human’s trachea or lungs,” said Arthur.

The SLAM training also includes use of a special camera that’s inserted into a mannequin’s trachea. During training, obstructions are put in place to allow firefighters to problem solve. It allows them to see what they normally can’t see in a real situation. The camera can also be used in treating a real patient with an airway obstruction. “Time is critical when you are trying to clear an airway and restore breathing in a patient,” said Arthur.

Ongoing training is an important part of the mission of the Southlake Fire Department and why it has a #1 rating with the Insurance Service Office (ISO) and the State Fire Marshal’s office. The highest rating a Fire Department can receive.

Southlake residents can breathe easy knowing firefighters and the Southlake Fire Department are dedicated to the safety and protection of your community and are always working to serve you better.

To learn more about the Southlake Fire Department visit their website at www.cityofsouthlake.com/firedepartment.

 

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Open House to Showcase Open Enrollment Skills Training Available at Tarrant County College Opportunity Center

FORT WORTH, Texas (March 21, 2017) – Tarrant County College will open its doors next week to give the public a firsthand look at the corporate training now available through open enrollment at its Opportunity Center, 5901 Fitzhugh Avenue. Courses previously accessible only through employers are now available to individuals.
 
The Open House will be Monday, March 27, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Tuesday, March 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 
Tours will be provided. Instructors also will host discussions in the labs about courses offered and skills taught and demonstrate the state-of-the-art equipment to prepare graduates to meet job demands for skilled workers. Job market information will be available in each lab. Courses featured will include welding, machining, forklift operation and computer skills.
 
Community partners and local company representatives will be available to discuss opportunities including the Dannon Company, Fort Worth Housing Solutions, Fort Worth ISD, Keystone Automotive and Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County.
 
Tuition ranges from $99 to $270 for the featured courses that require anywhere from four hours up to 40 hours for completion.
 
Activities at the open house will include a photo booth and prizes.
 
For more information, contact Stacey Bryant at stacey.bryant@tccd.edu or 817-515-2595.
 

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Tarrant County College Skills Training Now Available To Public through Open Enrollment

FORT WORTH, Texas (Jan. 23, 2017) – As part of its commitment to increasing the pool of skilled workers in Tarrant County, Tarrant County College now offers skills training to anyone interested through open enrollment.
 
Courses offered in spring 2017 include Computerized Numeric Controlled (CNC) Operator Training Program, CNC Operation Essentials, Forklift Certification and Welding. Previously, these courses only were available to incumbent workers or new hires for specific companies that partnered with TCC. Classes are offered at the TCC Opportunity Center, 5901 Fitzhugh Avenue.
 
Other courses include Call Center Agent Training, Leadership Skills and courses to enhance office skills is available in three levels of Microsoft Excel – Basic, Intermediate and Advanced. Leadership and computer courses are offered at TCC Corporate Training Center AllianceTexas, 13600 Heritage Parkway, Suite 100.
 
While credentials in any of the areas may increase employment opportunities, graduates earning multiple certificates often increase their marketability and earning potential.
 
Tuition ranges from $99 to $3,000 for courses that require as few as six hours or as many as 240 hours for completion.
 
To register and for more information, contact Stacey Bryant at stacey.bryant@tccd.edu or 817-515-2595.
 

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Futsal Open Skills Play

futsalThe Haltom City Recreation Center is now offering Futsal skills classes for ages 7 – adult in the large gym at the Recreation Center, located at 4839 Broadway Ave. Get faster, stronger, build endurance and strength during these weekly sessions:

  • Tuesdays from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. for ages 7-13, skills and workout session
  • Thursdays from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. for ages 14 – adults, Futsal open play

The cost is $5 per person per session. For more information call Danny at 817-903-2433.

 

 

Recreation Center – 4839 Broadway Ave.

“Futsal Skills Class”
Tuesdays from
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. (ages 7 – 13)
Thursdays from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. (ages 14 – adult)

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