Mid-Winter Fire School

Sunday, February 20, 2022
Holdrege High School, Holdrege, Ne
Cost: $55 (includes coffee with doughnuts and lunch)

Online registration is closed. Call 308-338-4071 for late registration.


7:30-8:45 a.m. Registration
8:45-9 a.m. Announcements
9 a.m.-Noon First Session
Noon-1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15-4:15 p.m. Second Session

Training Sessions

  1. Assessment Basics (NCCP operations) Have you developed bad habits and do you still hit all the assessment points needed? Let’s look at the national registry skills of how to do a basic assessment and see how we can improve the way we assess our patients. Load and Go, Stay and Play (NCCP Operations) When we first see our patients, we make a decision: do we treat on the scene or and treat on the way to the hospital? Let’s look at the basics and review when to expedite and when to protract our assessment. Fred Benzel.
  2. Keys to Command Workshop This hands-on command training workshop is focused on small to medium-size departments that deal with responding resources that are unique to the volunteer, combination and small career department world. Establishing and maintaining a strong command and situational awareness under these circumstances is as important as it is difficult. Command scenarios will include structure fires; grass, brush and field fires; weather emergencies; crashes and more. The tactics are different, but the “practice” of command is the same. Dan Miller, Training Under Fire, LLC.
  3. EMS Workshop This class will include four segments an hour and a half long for each, including airway management, pediatric emergencies, bleed control and scene safety. Mark Harpham.
  4. It’s not all one sided--Strokes Understand the impact that strokes have on our national and state finances. Identify stroke signs and symptoms. Discover the RACE stroke scale and understand how it relates to pathophysiology. Selective Spine Immobilization Discover the historical perspective of spine immobilization, the harm caused by the backboard and effectiveness of the backboard as an immobilization device. Discover current practices limiting the use of backboards, NAEMSP/ACS-COT position on spinal precautions during transport and review new NE State EMS Model Protocols. Learn operationalizing NE protocol eliminating the backboard as required for maintaining spinal precautions. James E. Smith, MD, FACEP. Medical Director, Great Plains Health, Emergency Services.
  5. Firefighter Basics Firefighting Basics class is a course designed for the entry level firefighter, introduction to basic skills that will enable firefighters to function safely on a fireground. This course is designed to be a hand-off course that can be taught by local instructors. Topics covered will include building construction, fire anatomy and fire behavior, personal protective equipment/SCBA classroom portion and SCBA-search and rescue. Bring PPE & air pack. Nebraska State Fire Marshal.
  6. Fire & EMS Service Roundtable What’s trending in hot button topics related to Emergency Response in this area and the Nation as well as how other agencies are preparing for the latest rounds of challenges facing responders. Emergency Response Agencies from around Nebraska.


Conference Questions

Tom Brown


Sara Stevens-Stehl

Vendor Information

Tanice Twohig

Important Info

This program has a zero tolerance policy for drugs, alcohol and tobacco.

Attendance certificates will be sent via email.

Payment/Cancellation Policy 

Early registration is encouraged because classes fill quickly. Paid registrations will be honored in the order they are received. Due to fixed costs, no refunds will be given for those unable to attend and individuals will be billed for all unpaid pre-registrations, regardless of attendance. 


CCC recommends face coverings in all CCC classes. The college promotes vaccinations, social distancing as possible, extra cleaning, physical barriers and making masks/face coverings available. Students should not come to class if they are feeling ill.