Our VFIS of Texas training program has grown tremendously with the addition of Roy Mercer as our Director of Safety, Training and Education in 2012. Annually, we provide over 80 classes and teach more than 1500 students. In order to continue to provide our quality training programs and to reach as many emergency responders as possible, starting in 2016 we are going to schedule Regional Train-the-Trainer classes in specific regions across the state. The following classes will be available:
• Emergency Vehicle Driver Training (16-hour)
• Emergency Vehicle Response Safety (4-hour)
• Highway Safety (4-hour)
• UTV/ATV (4-hour or 8-hour)
• Firefighter Safety (4-hour)
• POV (4-hour)
The Regional Train-the-Trainer classes will be open to anyone and flyers will be provided to promote the class. The cost for each trainer participant will be $100 for VFIS insureds and $300 for non-VFIS insureds. There will be no cost to the host department. The host department will provide the classroom, parking lot, cones and apparatus/ambulance. If your department is interested in hosting a regional training class, please contact Roy Mercer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will also continue to offer on-site Student-level classes as we have done in the past. However, there will now be a $500 flat fee (per day) for VFIS insureds and a $1,500 flat fee (per day) for non-VFIS insureds. These costs may be eligible for reimbursement under HB2604. Click Here for a list of available classes.
We hope that you have taken the opportunity to attend one of our training classes. Our goal is to educate and train emergency personnel to better protect themselves and to reduce their risk of injury or death.
Click Here for more information on our training programs or contact Roy Mercer at 832-473-5414.