Training Specialties, Inc. (TSI) is a collective of Emergency Response Professionals who have been in business since 1997. Originally starting out as a new-delivery fire-apparatus trainer for several notable companies, TSI has become a verified and strong industrial emergency response equipment supplier as well. TSI supplies equipment such as firefighting nozzles, hose, firefighting foam, fire apparatus, portable fire pumps and manifolds along with fixed and semi-fixed firefighting systems for bulk storage facilities and refineries around the globe.
TSI has grown over the years and employs several state and federally recognized Fire and EMS service instructors who have a combined experience of more than 300 years. Our entire staff have been in the emergency response arena collectively serving in various roles up to and including Chief Officer of some of the busiest departments in the US. With the experience of our team and years of dedicated service to their communities they bring with them the ability to deliver the message and course content you would expect.
TSI has been designing courses to be delivered to your groups that can accommodate the ever trying times of the Covid-19 pandemic and are doing everything they can to work with your health and safety officials and adhere to the guidelines you may have in place to practise social distancing and deliver the content and perform the skills assessments needed to complete the courses and certify your students. These courses meet or exceed the minimum requirements set forth by such agencies as NFPA Pro Board and IFSAC (International Fire Service Accreditation Congress).
TSI is also a notable supplier of emergency-response equipment from various manufacturers and has successfully been awarded several large consulting projects that included the design, manufacturing and delivery of large-scale water-flow equipment (aka Big Water). One of the company’s largest projects to date was designing a portable system to extinguish a 300ft-diameter full-surface crude-oil storage tank fire using the NFPA Type III (over-the-top) required flow of more than 18,000 gallons per minute. This flow was achieved using multiple portable trailer-mounted fire pumps, several miles of large-diameter 12in hose (305mm), foam injection systems, delivery devices and, most importantly, the training of the equipment using designed scenarios.
TSI also provides pre-planning services, which entails a team member visiting your facility and working with your emergency-response managers to utilize best industry practices as well as NFPA parameters to develop response plans ranging from small leaks to full-scale process unit fires. TSI also provides Standard Operating Procedure’s or Standard Operating Guidelines catered to your facility or local jurisdiction and can work with you designing plans around your capabilities.
Here you will find examples of course content TSI can offer. No matter what your scenario is, TSI has a team of professionals that can build your curriculum and deliver the message whilst including industry-recognized guidelines at the same time. Some examples of instruction are:
- ‘Stop the Bleed’
- Basic First Aid
- Violence in the Workplace (aka Active Shooter)
- Continuing Education for EMR, EMT and Paramedic Certifications
- PHTLS – Prehospital Trauma Life Support
- TECC – Tactical Emergency Casualty Care
- TCCC – Tactical Combat Casualty Care
- NFPA 1081 exterior
- NFPA 1081 interior
- NFPA 1081 Fire Brigade Leadership
- HMA – HazMat Awareness
- HMO – HazMat Operations
- HMT – HazMat Technician
- HMS – HazMat Specialist
- Water Rescue (Surface Water, Cold Water, Ice Rescue)
- Boat Operations
- Spill Response and Booming
- Fire Investigator
- Fire Inspector
- Vehicle Extrication / Heavy Vehicle Extrication
- Technical Rescue
- Rope Rescue
- Confined Space Rescue
These courses can be held at your location or you can send your people to our partner training centers in the USA: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Northwestern Indiana and New Orleans, Louisiana. We also have locations globally, such as Abu Dhabi, UAE, Muscat, Oman, Singapore and Indonesia to name a few.
Large scale/multi-agency emergencies have proven to challenge even the most seasoned Emergency Responders and Incident Commanders. TSI has developed programmes with several case studies discussing recent events and the challenges faced in working towards a positive and successful outcome. TSI can assist in developing Pre-Plans, SOGs/SOPs and training programmes to prepare you for events many people feel will never happen to them. Be prepared, and allow TSI to help you!
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