The Otoe County Mutual Aid Association will be holding its annual Training Day classes all day Sunday beginning at 8 a.m. at the Syracuse Fire Station in Syracuse.

OCMAA serves the citizens of Burr, Douglas, Dunbar, Nebraska City, Otoe, Palmyra, Syracuse, Talmage, Unadilla and rural Otoe County.

Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and people need to bring their department-issued identification cards or driver’s licenses. Registration is $15 per person and lunch will be provided.

The following classes will be available during Training Day:

Railroading 101 - Union Pacific Railroad: This is the morning session and it is designed for emergency response personnel that might have contact with the railroad during a rail emergency, including derailments, grade crossing collisions or other events where responders and railroad personnel could interface. Association of American Railroads and the American Petroleum Institute Crude Oil by Rail: This is an afternoon session was put together by AAR and API to assist responders with appropriate actions for an event involving crude oil by rail. Basic foam operations - State Fire Marshal Training Division: This class will cover different types of foam used in the fire service, different types of foam applicators and systems and the different methods of applying foam. Full PPE/SCBA will be required for the hands-on portion. The SFMTD facial hair policy will be followed. People must register for this class at the Nebraska State Fire Marshal Web site at www.nebraskasfmtd.org/Index.aspx. EMS, Mass Casualty Incident Management for Fire and Rescue Operations - Nebraska City and Syracuse Rescue: This class will cover basic MCI operations. Dispatch, response plans and guidelines will be covered. There will be a tabletop exercise in the morning and a hands-on drill at the Syracuse training site in the afternoon.
For more information about the Training Day classes, contact Bruce Neemann at svfdn@windstream.net or at (402) 297-3470.