Schools & Training
West Virginia University Fire Service Extension (WVU-FSE) offers high quality training sessions throughout the year in addition to our highly acclaimed annual schools: the West Virginia State Fire School, the West Virginia Junior Firefighter Camp, and West Virginia Weekend.
There will be a TEPP-MERRET Radiological Class offered by The Department of Energy-Transportation Emergency Preparedness. The class will be located at the State Fire Academy in Weston on January 9-10th and another class on January 11th and 12th, 2014. This is a free class. This class is open to fire, ambulance, law enforcement agencies, State Police along the I-79 corridor. You must be certified in Hazardous Material Awareness, preferred Operation and Technician Levels. This training program is designed to take the complex topic of a radiological accident response and break it down into 16 easily understood modules and hands-on practical exercises. Students will be presented with the training to simplify the topic while developing a comprehensive understanding of radioactive material, radiological survey instruments, decontamination techniques for handling radiologically contaminated victims, and resources available to responders during a response. An important element of the training is detailed information on the types of packages used to transport radioactive material. The course includes use of “live” radiation sources in the practical exercises to reinforce learning.
Anyone interested should contact Connie Hoover at the WVU State Fire Academy in Jacksons Mill. The phone is 304-269-0875 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. The class will be limited to 25 students a session. The classes will start at 0800 each day and lunches will be available at the academy.