Firefighter Survival Tactics

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Date(s) - September 13
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tyler Mountain VFD

WVPST is pleased to announce a Firefighter Survival Tactics Course.

Location: Tyler Mountain VFD (5380 Big Tyler Mountain Rd., Cross Lanes, WV 25313)

Dates: Mondays (September 13 & 20; October 4, 11, & 25)

Times: 1900-2200 each evening

Instructor: Darin Virag

Cost: $35/person

Class limited to 20!

Description: The Firefighter Survival program introduces students to a variety of skills and techniques for survival and self-rescue. On the fire ground, disastrous events can and will occur in a split second. A firefighter can become lost, trapped, disoriented or in distress. The focus of this program is to provide firefighters with essential tools, techniques and a mindset to survive. This Firefighter Survival Tactics course includes an interactive classroom session, hands-on skill stations and aggressive practical scenarios. Skills include Situational Awareness, Wall Breaching, Navigating Entanglements, Vent-Enter-Search upper floors, Rapid Bailout Techniques, Review of Maydays, SCBA displacement, entrapment and more. Skills will be aggressive and require students to be physically and mentally fit and prepared. This an excellent class for all firefighters.


To Register: Follow the guidelines in the attached document using the course number in this posting. WVPST is adopting a new registration platform that we believe will be more user-friendly. Should you have any issues, please contact Eva Godbey at

Link: (If link doesn’t work, use Google Chrome and search

Course ID: 22-024-03

If you have any questions or issues registering, please contact Eva Godbey at

PST Class Registrations

Go to:

If you don’t have an account, click Register.

  • Under location, select the correct region of the hosted class.
  • Parkersburg: Calhoun, Gilmer, Jackson, Mason, Putnam, Roane, Wirt, Wood
  • Charleston: Boone, Cabell, Clay, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mingo, Wayne
  • Complete all of the information.
    • WVOEMS # is not applicable, if you do not have a WVOEMS account
  • Verify account through the email you receive from PSTachio.
    • Once you have verified your account, the respective PST Regional Coordinator and Specialist will receive a notification to approve your account.
  • After your account has been approved, you need to log in using the email address and password you set up.
  • Click Registration
  • Enter the course number provided to you for the respective course.
    • Parkersburg 21-XXX-05
    • Charleston 21-XXX-03
  • Press Enter after the course number is entered
  • Click Register
    • You should be rerouted to your Transcript.

**If you have taken PST courses but have never created an account or try to register and are prompted with an account already exists for that username, contact your local PST for a password reset.

**Using the email address and password will allow you to review your transcript for all PST classes you have taken since July 2016, provided you have used the same email address for each region.  If you have taken a class and received a certificate, but it doesn’t show up on your transcript, contact the PST office for the area you took the course.

**If you are unable to log in, please contact Eva Godbey for a password reset. or (304) 766-0011 ext. 22.