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TRAINING AND EDUCATION
VFIS of Texas is more than an insurance agency. We also offer training, education, and risk control services to assist your organization in all facets.
Every year injuries occur to emergency service personnel during training or on actual emergency calls. Our goal is to educate and train personnel to better protect them and to reduce their risk of injury or death.
Part of this commitment is promoting the safe operation of emergency vehicles. With this in mind, VFIS of Texas and TEEX have partnered to provide our nationally recognized Emergency Vehicle Driver Training program through the TEEX Emergency Services Training Institute (ESTI). ESTI is the NFA-recognized State Fire Training agency for the state of Texas. To request a course or to review the ESTI Extension course schedule, CLICK HERE.
Emergency Vehicle Driver Training - Instructor Level
This course is designed to teach the instructional methodology to potential and existing instructors needed to deliver the following program. The operator of emergency vehicles in today’s society carries a heavy responsibility. The penalty for not adequately training your operators also carries legal consequences. Emergency vehicle operators and the entities they represent have been held both criminally and civilly responsible for their actions. This program was developed to teach the emergency vehicle operator (EVO) proper driving technique, the mental as well as the physical aspects of the driving task. The program points out the long-term impact of an accident involving an emergency vehicle on the operator, the emergency service organization and the community in which they serve.
This program is a train-the-trainer program which is designed to teach the necessary instructional methodology in order to successfully deliver the following programs. Upon completion, an instructor kit will be provided.
Upcoming Class - Hosted by North Hays County Fire Rescue / Kyle Fire Department February 25 - 26, 2023 8am-5pm - Register Here
Austin Community College Public Safety Training Center 4675 S, Farm to Market 1626 Kyle, TX 78640
Emergency Service UTV/ATV Safety Program Training - Instructor Level This online course is designed to teach the instructional methodology for Emergency Services UTV/ATV Safety.
This program addresses safety topics pertaining to UTVs and ATVs within an ESO fleet including: Importance of safe vehicle operations, the need for continued training, the vehicle operator, protective gear, pre-planning, basic safety and maintenance.
Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Approved by the Federal Highway Administration as SHRP2 equivalent, participants may obtain SHRP2 certificates following successful completion of this course. Help responders minimize the risk of responding on/near a roadway by understanding the elements of a safe work zone and potential hazards. Training covers a variety of topics including the need for advanced warning, apparatus positioning and placement, multi-agency communication, scene lighting, retro-reflective and fluorescent personal protective equipment, and coordination of on-scene apparatus and personnel.
Emergency Services Trailer Operations and Safety Program This program educates responders on safe trailer operations, the tow vehicle, brake requirements, tow hitch, ball and coupler assembly, inspecting the vehicle, loading the trailer and driving with a trailer.
GRANT ASSISTANCE FOR TRAINING COSTS
Form HB2604- Provides funding to rural volunteer fire departments for the acquisition of firefighting vehicles, fire and rescue equipment, protective clothing, dry-hydrants, computer systems and firefighter training. Chartered, non-profit volunteer fire department operated by its members is eligible. Any part-paid/part-volunteer fire department is also eligible provided the number of paid members is 20 or less.
TIFMAS - The program provides reimbursement grants to career fire departments and combination fire departments that are not eligible for grant assistance under the Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program (HB 2604 Program). This includes fully paid departments and combination part-paid part-volunteer fire departments with 21 or more paid members.
VFIS offers more client educational products than any other emergency service insurance program, including:
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