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800 MHz Radio (Intro)  (back to top)
Students will learn basic functionality of the Portable Radio. Successful completion of this course is required to maintain IECS certification. Prerequisites: None. Course outline includes the following:

  • Handling a Portable Radio
  • Using the Phonetic Alphabet
  • Understanding the MCFRS Fleetmap Templates
  • Communicating with Other Personnel in Normal and Emergency Scenarios

Crystal Reports 10 (Level 1) (back to top)
Students will learn the basics of creating reports from a data source (some identified classes will include the MCFRS Data Warehouse). Prerequisites: Ability to work within the Windows environment (including navigation, text editing and mouse skills) as well as project need for Crystal Reports. Students should also have a basic understanding of database concepts. This workshop lasts approximately 7 hours and typically occurs in the tech training lab at PSHQ. Course outline includes:

  • Examining Crystal Reports
  • Creating a Report
  • Managing the File
  • Grouping Data
  • Formatting Reports
  • Creating and Modifying Charts
  • Editing Chart Elements

Crystal Reports 10 (Level 2) (back to top)
Students will expand upon their skills from Crystal Reports (Level 1). Prerequisites: Crystal Reports (Level 1) or equivalent knowledge. This workshop lasts approximately 7 hours and typically occurs in the tech training lab at PSHQ.

  • Changing Program Options
  • Applying Additional Formatting
  • Including Special Fields
  • Adding Parameter Fields
  • Using the Report Wizard
  • Working with Your Own Data Sources

eMEDS Elite (Intro) (back to top)
Students will learn the basics of creating and editing a patient report within eMEDS Elite, the state-wide patient care reporting system. Successful completion of this course is required to obtain IECS certification. Prerequisites: Ability to work within the Windows environment. This workshop is currently only offered as an instructor-led course, held in the training lab, and scheduled as part of the EMT class (not separately by the student). Course outline includes:

  • Using eMEDS Elite (Course Overview)
  • Logging on and Synching with the Server
  • Writing Basic Reports
  • Finding Repeat Patients
  • Logging Patient Refusals
  • Adding More Patients to the Incident

eMEDS Elite (Transfer) (back to top)
Students will learn the basics of creating and editing a patient report within eMEDS Elite, the state-wide patient care reporting system. Successful completion of this course is required to obtain IECS certification. Prerequisites: Ability to work within the Windows environment. This workshop is currently only offered as an instructor-led course, held in the training lab, and is sceheduled by a student who took the EMT class outside of Montgomery County Fire and Rescue or passed EMT at the PSTA before January 2016. Course outline includes:

  • Using eMEDS (Course Overview)
  • Logging on and Synching with the Server
  • Writing Basic Reports
  • Finding Repeat Patients
  • Logging Patient Refusals
  • Adding More Patients to the Incident

FireApp Intro (back to top)
Students will learn the basics of creating and editing an incident report within FireApp. Successful completion of this course is required to maintain IECS certification. Prerequisites: Ability to work within the Windows environment. This workshop is currently offered as an e-course with a required in-lab assessment test. Course outline includes:

  • Using FireApp (Program Overview)
  • Creating an Incident Report
  • Filing a Unit Report
  • Setting up an On-Going Roster

Mobile Data Computer (MDC Intro) (back to top)
Students will learn basic functionality of the Mobile Data Computer, the technology added to FRS apparatus in July 2003. Successful completion of this course is required to obtain IECS certification. This course is currently offered only as an e-course with a required on-line assessment test. Students do not need to come to the training lab for course credit. Prerequisites: None. Course outline includes the following:

  • Understanding How MDC works with CAD, Radios and MCFRS
  • Using PCR Communication Functions
  • Running a Call
  • Using CAD Functions
  • Finding Your Way with the AltarisView Map

Risk MAP (back to top)
Students will learn basic functionality of Risk MAP, the database used to write reports for collision, loss and/or injury. the report information is typically sent to the insurance company. Successful completion of this course is required to obtain rights to use Risk MAP (along with permission of the safety chief). This course is currently offered only as instructor-led training and held at the FRS tech training lab. Students who complete the course with a passing grade on the assessment test will earn four hours of COPDI course credit. Prerequisites: permission of CODPI training coordinator and/or safety chief. Course outline includes the following:

  • Collision vs. Loss vs. Injury Breakdown
  • Walk-Through Collision Report
  • Writing Good Analysis
  • Collision Report
  • Loss Report
  • Injury Report
  • Partial Report

Visio (Mapping) (back to top)
Students will learn to create station maps within Visio. Prerequisites: Ability to work within the Windows environment. Course outline includes:

  • Examining the Basics of Visio
  • Using Road Stenciles
  • Drawing Roads
  • Implementing GIS Data for Maps
  • Using Layers
  • Customizing Visio
  • Creating New Maps from Scratch