We regret that we must inform everyone that this year' s Annual Fire Training Symposium will not take place as previously planned. We will be reevaluating this training opportunity and will be seeking candid advice on how to better provide quality fire training to our member agencies and our many friends throughout the Pikes Peak Region. Questions and/or concerns may be directed to our email at: email@example.com or call direct to our offices at: (719) 598-3454.
The Pikes Peak Training Consortium is composed of Training Officers, area Chiefs, and Firefighters interested in the training agenda of the PPFFA. Anyone interested in Fire Training and the PPFFA Training Agenda is welcome to become a part of the Consortium. Monthly meetings are currently on hold as we evaluate and reorganize this important planning group.
Pikes Peak Firefighter's Association
PO Box 64142
Colorado Springs, Co 80962
Fax (719) 598-2699
Once again, South Metro will be hosting our annual fall conference geared toward providing an excellent training opportunities for a reasonable investment. The symposium this year will be held October 3 – 5th. We are excited to be hosting Chief Frank Viscuso on October 3rd for his Step Up and Lead class at the South Metro Fire Rescue Authority headquarters at 9195 E Mineral Avenue in Centennial. This class is designed to teach firefighters about Leadership Traits, Leadership Skills, and Customer Service. If you have not had the opportunity to see Chief Viscuso speak, I would highly recommend it as he has some great lessons for all of us to learn. He is featured at FDIC each year and we are fortunate to have him in the Denver area giving the same class based off his best-selling book.
The weekend classes will be held at our Joint Services Facility at 17801 East Plaza Drive in Parker and are a good blend of hands on and lecture based. Attendees are free to sign up for as many or as few as they would like. We are also offering a 16 hour Instructor Methodology that is approved by the Colorado Division of Fire Safety as a prerequisite for the Fire Instructor certification. Colorado State Division of Fire JPR’s will be incorporated into all trainings.
Registration is now open at the link below and a flyer is attached. We’re looking forward to seeing and learning with you and your fellow members!
The PPFFA Fire Rehab Services recently purchased four (4) replacement high intensity LED scene lights from ROI Fire, one of our supporting business members in the Denver area. Two of the lights will replace the old scene lights on our Emergency Services Support Trailer that were used up during the Waldo Canyon Fire last summer, and the other two came with detachable tripods and were mounted to Rehab Squad 52.
The new lights are extremely bright and were first used at the Highway 24 / Big R hay barn fire last month, one day after being mounted and placed into service. The addition of these new lights should provide yet another resource to our area emergency responders and can be requested through the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Dispatch requesting Fire Rehab and they will automatically be available when Rehab Services are on scene. If one of our member agencies needs scene lighting and would like to keep their response equipment IN SERVICE, consider calling Fire Rehab for their new lights.
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