Our instructors are also certified to teach for the State of Idaho.  If you are in the State of Idaho, we can work with you to get many of these classes approved through the State.   We carry insurance and travel with many props! 

We have also built many department specific courses, including a Fire Ground Operations course, limited staff operations, and rural water supply!  Contact us for your specific department needs!!

Customized Extrication Training

2nd Due is excited to offer on-site extrication training at your department by our "Crash Zone" instructors. By training with your equipment at your facility, we can maximize our students time, reduce cost, and expand your knowledge base without leaving your department. You supply the vehicles, tools and students and we will take care of the instruction. Our extrication operations class will cover new car technology, an over view of hybrid vehicles, air bag systems, stabilization and hydraulic tool operation. Our class can be tailored to your needs and will help you get the most out of the equipment you have. This exciting new class offering is quoted for each individual department, due to the dynamic nature of the course. Feel free to send us an email with the location, number of cars and number of students and we will provide you with a training quote!

Welcome to our first online hybrid Driver/Operator course! 

We will be utilizing the online Idaho State University class for the “PowerPoints” and will complete a minimum of four (4) hands on practical days in the Coeur d’ Alene/Post Falls area (averaging about 4 hours a day). 


You will be emailed a link to our “Google online classroom” which will help organize the class for the next 8 weeks.  Once you get into the classroom, you will notice that the class is organized by the week.  It is your responsibility to read the chapters, watch the video’s, and complete the quizzes by the end of each week, which will end each Sunday.  The next chapter assignments will open up on Mondays. 

Please note: This is a high intensity class.  In order to complete the class in 2 months, you will be required to read several chapters a week, watch the corresponding video’s, and complete the tests, approximately 8 hours of work per week. 


If you have any questions throughout the course please email 2ndduetraining@gmail.com

Short Handed Tactics

It’s all about creating a safe, efficient, and effective fire ground operation.  The focus in this class will be initial company operations with low to moderate staffing.  We understand how staffing plays a role in the tactics we deploy.  Students will rotate through realistic training courses throughout the day.  We will focus on efficient operations of ground ladders from “the Truck to the Task”, short staffing techniques, and task oriented positioning.  We will discuss the importance of knowing your hose capabilities, nozzles, flows and reactions as well as advantages/limitations of pre-connected and static loads.  Students will then practice several methods of advancement and maneuvering, extending lines, and deployment techniques for above and below grade fire scenarios, including a reinforcement of pre-entry operation principles and discipline.  The SCBA scenarios remind us the importance of knowing your “lifeline” and ensuring you “know it when you need it.”  We will go over how to combat common SCBA malfunctions, emergency procedures, and low profile maneuvers.   This class also takes an in depth look at search techniques, the priority we place on search, and how to strategically search with short staffing.  We will tie it all together with a self-survival module, most importantly how to recognize and prevent injury/death on the fire ground and transition into hands-on escape systems, both below grade and above grade.  

Rapid Intervention Team

This course is designed to enhance the survivability of firefighters on the fire ground in life-threatening or hazardous conditions in burning buildings. You will learn the skills necessary to self-egress in a trouble situation and to rescue a downed firefighter using the Rapid Intervention Team concept.  This has been by far our most popular class taught throughout Washington & Idaho.  

The "Burden" of Leadership

The Burden of Leadership was put together to build a foundation for new Company Officers or Firefighters looking to promote in the next couple of years.  There are two sides of a Company Officer, the Leadership side and the Management side.  It takes the right leader to possess both trait to have a successful organization and a successful Company. 
The students will also leave the class with a list of expectations that they build based off of the long list of expectations we have provided and put together from many Company Officers in North Idaho.

The Art of Reading Smoke

This course is designed to enhance the survivability of firefighters on the fire ground in life-threatening or hazardous conditions in burning buildings. You will learn the skills necessary to self-egress in a trouble situation and to rescue a downed firefighter using the Rapid Intervention Team concept

Building Construction: Past, Present, and Future

Students will look into how all five types of buildings are built past and present, specific hazards associated with them and the performance of these buildings as the effects of fire deteriorates structural members and building stability. This class will also review new materials being introduced into the construction business that will affect structural performance, fire behavior and strategies and tactics during fire operations.

Teaching Adults in the Fire Service

Use proven instructional methods to design and present material effectively to a variety of audiences.
Become a more effective instructor through the understanding and practicing of proven educational techniques and methods. Several topics covered in the course will include: how to motivate your class members to learn, maintain student attention, and use techniques which facilitate retention and transfer of the information presented. Skills learned in this course are applicable to any type instruction whether it is for public education, training or a presentation to professional groups.

Students should bring to class; concepts, lessons or presentations you would like to teach in the future or past lessons which you would like to improve upon. A laptop computer and/or writing paper for writing ideas and lesson plans will be necessary. This will be a fun, fast paced class with lots of classroom discussion and plenty of hands-on experiences. 

Students will leave with a clearer understanding of what makes an effective instructor and how to present material is in such a way that will motivate your students and help them retain the information you have presented. Also, class participants will complete an outline and personally designed lesson plan for their future use.

Managing the Mayday

Imagine for a minute that you’re a chief or company officer; perhaps you already are. If a mayday was called while you were commanding a fire, what would you do? What specific steps are you going to take, what order are you going to take them in and why? This course will provide steps to be taken when a firefighter on the fire ground make the ultimate call for help.

Walk through the management of a mayday situation from the beginning to end.  Students will manage a "mayday situation" utilizing radios, encountering communication difficulties, and experiencing common issues.

COEUR Fools Quarterly Training

Quarterly Fools Roundtable

Saving Lives through Public Education

This course will focus on effectively teaching fire prevention and life safety lessons to both children and adults alike. These fun and fast paced lessons have been refined through hundreds of presentations to thousands of children and adults over many years. Class members have the opportunity to see several of these lessons demonstrated with class participation a must! Time will be allowed for class sharing of successful (and ones that didn’t work out so well) prevention efforts in their respective agencies.

Students will be introduced to basic lesson design and planning to use with their own fire prevention and life safety lessons. These skills can also be applied to any sort of lesson, training or presentation. Proven educational techniques will taught and modeled. Each class participant will leave the class more effective and confident in their instructor abilities.

Multiple lessons will be shared, including lesson plans and suggestions. Participants in class will have the option of determining which topics will be highlighted in class. Copies of all materials and lessons covered in class will be available to the students in either electronic or paper form. Students will need a thumb drive or laptop computer for electronic copies of materials.

Topics and age appropriateness of lessons that will be can be covered in class include: (Student choice and depending on time)
Types of smoke detectors (Ionization vs. photo electric vs. heat detectors)
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
How fires start (Civic or professional groups)
Fire and Life Safety Lessons (Civic or professional groups)
Residential Fire Safety (Civic or professional groups)
Fire extinguisher use
Working with Juvenile Fire Setters (Overview only – Can possibly be scheduled for half or full day class. Ages K-12)

Fire Suppression & Detection Systems

This class focuses on the Fire Services application and understanding of Fire Suppression and Detection systems.  This class is 6 hours and utilizes props and "walk through" of local systems.  The instructor(s) bring both a fire service background as well as almost 20 years in the suppression system industry. 

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