Monday, July 29, 2013

North Carolina State CTE Conference 2013


This past week Chief Barlow attended the NC State CTE Conference
and presented two sessions.
The first was titled:
How I Teach Public Safety I 
and the Second was 
How to Create a Public Safety Academy in your School
The sessions were very well attended.
Thanks to all that came out and shared.

At the OSFM update session we learned that during the
2012-2013 school year there were 10 HS Fire Academies
and during the
2013-14 school year
there will be 25 HS Fire Academies across the state of NC.
It looks as if there may be as many as 50 within 5 years statewide.  

At the Trade and Industry Division meeting
Chief Barlow was presented with the
NCTIETA New CTE T&I
TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD
This means that Chief Barlow will be going through a
Portfolio evaluation process this year to compete for the
North Carolina CTE Teacher of the Year for next year. 

Monday, July 1, 2013

Skills USA National Conference 2013 in Kansas City, MO



The Skills USA National Leadership Conference in Kansas City, MO 
was held during the week of June 24-June 28, 2013. 

The Concord High School Fire Academy had 2 recruits competing representing North Carolina. 
Charlie Groce - Secondary, and Jacob Whitley Post Secondary. 
Jacob Whitley placed 7th in the Nation
and
Charlie Groce placed 15th in the Nation.

Skills USA National Website
will have all the individual Results
Posted Soon


One of the competitors in Post Secondary
Melissa Cracknell from Beaumont Texas has a News article Here

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Tyler Untz completes his First Live Burn with Concord Fire and Life Safety

Luke Barnhardt, Tyler Untz and the Burn Instructor - Mark Gauss

Saturday June 22, 2013 Battalion Chief Tyler Untz
of the Concord High School Fire Academy
was able to complete his first Live Burn Fire Training exercise. 

The house was a Baloon Frame Constructed home 
with a basement and a Shotgun type layout

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CLICK HERE FOR
ALL THE PHOTOS AND VIDEOS 

There are 11 videos at the end 

How To Prepare for the CPAT

All Eight events including the 3 Minute and 20 Second Stair Climb
must be completed in 10 Minutes and 20 Seconds or less.
Hose Drag
Equipment Carry
Ladder Raise
Breech and Break
Crawl through Dark Maze
Mannequin Drag
Ceiling Breech - Pull




This entry is to assist our Recruits that may wish to take the CPAT
or Civilian Physical Agility Test
to qualify for a full time position in a Career Fire Department.




Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Assistant Chief Amber Cline's First Live Burn

What do you get with two Assistant Chief's?   A house on the Ground!
Chief Jimmy and the Fire Academy Crew

At the Door Ready To Go!
First Run - Not Too Hot
 Cooling Down


Tabbi "Pothole" had to be there for moral support

Assistant Chief Amber Cline gets her first taste of Fighting Live Fire with her first Live Burn on Tuesday night June 4th, 2013.  Amber was able to complete her training with a good number of her "Brothers" that graduated from the Fire Academy last year and one of her "Best Buddies" former Assistant Chief Tabbi "Pothole" Beck.

After getting a good number of burns from the house, Allen Fire - Rescue let the house go.  Then the cleanup began.  Starting at 6 pm the tired recruits and firefighters left the station at around 2 am. 

Cabarrus County Foam Trailer 2013


The Cabarrus County Foam Trailer housed at Midland Fire - Rescue was brought to the Concord HS Fire Academy on Friday May 31st for a demonstration of its capabilities and to assist the recruits with an understanding of the capabilities of Firefighting Foam.