TRAINING

Rescue personnel need to ensure their techniques match the vehicles of today. In vehicle extrication, "because we've always done it this way", is no longer an acceptable answer.  For your safety and the safety of your citizens, it is important to stay informed and continue to modify rescue techniques as vehicles continue to evolve.  Our instructors come from the fire service with over 20 years of experience in the fire rescue field. 

Training is such an important and integral part of what we offer.  Everyone can benefit from training courses.  They make us smarter, improve our skills, and help make us better able to handle a life-threatening situation.  The knowledge gained through learning how to use and master a tool is invaluable to your department, and the citizens you serve and protect.

Our training classes are available nationally across the United States. We have several levels of classes available to meet your needs and time availability; taught by people who have been there and can speak from field experience.​ Contact us today to learn more about what we offer, and to schedule your training.

CLASS OFFERINGS

Drill Night Extrication Class​  (2-3 Hour Class)

This course is designed to give the participants an Awareness Level of Vehicle Extrication. It is geared toward a drill night timeline.  It includes reviews of new vehicle technology; including anatomy, airbags, and seat belt pre-tensioners. Students will participate in both classroom lecture/discussion and in hands-on training, putting the lessons learned inside to work. They will learn techniques designed to take advantage of and conquer today’s vehicles.  Hands-on training will include scenarios with vehicles on their tires, and on their side.  Patient care and removal will also be addressed during this class.

Topics to be covered in class:

  • Passenger Vehicle Construction

  • Metals used in current vehicles & their impacts on rescue efforts

  • Specifically Martinsite & Boron Steel

  • Safety Systems in vehicles (Airbags & Seatbelt Pre-tensioners)

  • 4G Rollover ratings & their impacts on rescue efforts

  • Updated Extrication Techniques to be successful with new car changes

  • Patient Care

  • Updated removal techniques for vehicles on their tires, based on new car design & rescuer safety

 

Topics to be covered in Hands-On:

  • Vehicle Stabilization for car on its tires and on its side

  • Vehicle Extrication Techniques for car on its tires

  • Patient Care & Removal from a car on its tires

Operations Level Extrication Class  (One Day Class)

This course is designed to meet the requirements of the NFPA 1670 Operations Level Course for Vehicle Extrication. It is geared toward both beginners and more experienced rescue workers, as it includes reviews of new vehicle technology; including anatomy, airbags, pre-tensioners, and hybrid vehicles. Students will participate in both classroom lecture/discussion and in hands-on training, putting the lessons learned inside to work. They will learn techniques designed to take advantage of and conquer today’s vehicles. Hands-on training will include scenarios with vehicles on their tires, side, and on their top. Patient care and removal will also be addressed during this class. The hours from this class can be applied to DPSST FF II (certified through DPSST for 6.4.1 & 6.4.2) certification, EMS re-certification hours, and FF I or FF II re-certification hours.

Topics to be covered in class:

  • Passenger Vehicle Construction

  • Metals used in current vehicles & their impacts on rescue efforts

    • Specifically Martinsite & Boron Steel

  • Safety Systems in vehicles (Airbags & Seatbelt Pre-tensioners)

  • 4G Rollover ratings & their impacts on rescue efforts

  • Hybrid & Electric Vehicles (Myths & Facts)

  • Alternative Fuel Vehicles

  • Basic Lifting Bag use & maintenance

  • Hydraulic Tool use & maintenance

  • Updated Extrication Techniques to be successful with new car changes

  • Patient Care

    • Updated removal techniques based on new car design and expected patient injuries secondary to new car designs

    • Extended Entrapment Patient Management

    • Introduction to Crush Injury & Management

    • 3 case reviews based on the information presented in class

  • Highway Safety Review

 

Topics to be covered in Hands-On:

  • Vehicle Stabilization for car on its tires, on its side, and on its roof​

  • Vehicle Extrication Techniques for car on its tires, on its side, and on its roof​

  • Patient Care & Removal from a car on its tires, on its side, and on its roof​

Advanced Extrication  (Two Day Class)

This course is designed to exceed the requirements of the NFPA 1670 Operations Level Course for Vehicle Extrication. It is geared toward responders who want a better understanding of passenger vehicle extrication techniques and plans.  This class will use the first day of the “Operations Level” class as its’ foundation and build up from there.  The second day will include advanced stabilization, use of winches for stabilization & rescue, vehicle repositioning with patients inside, and coordination with tow trucks.  Students will participate in both classroom lecture/discussion and in hands-on training, putting the lessons learned inside to work.  They will learn techniques designed to work quickly, simply, and efficiently. Hands-on training will include scenarios with vehicles in all positions found in Motor Vehicle Collisions. Patient care and removal is a primary focus during this class; critical thinking skills will be taught and reinforced throughout the class. A good understanding of the ICS system & unified command will tie the components of the class together.  The hours from this class can be applied to EMS re-certification hours and FF I or FF II re-certification hours.

 

Topics to be covered:

  • All Topics from “Operations Level” Extrication Class

  • Advanced Stabilization

    • ½ Hour Classroom

    • 2 Hours Hands-On

  • Winch Ops

    • ½ Hour Classroom

    • 1 Hour Hands-On

  • Vehicle repositioning with patients inside

    • 1 Hour Hands-On

  • Coordination with tow trucks

    • 1 Hour Hands-On

  • Scenarios to put it all together

    • 2 Hours Hands-On

Technician Level Extrication Class  (Four Day Class)

This course is designed to meet the requirements of the NFPA 1670 Technician Level Course for Vehicle & Machinery Rescue. It is geared toward responders who want a better understanding of Heavy Vehicle & Machinery operations, rescue techniques, and plans.  This class will use the two day “Advanced Extrication” class as its’ foundation and continue to build up from there.  The third & fourth days will cover advanced Lifting Bag use, Basic Overhead Rigging, Heavy Vehicles, Construction Equipment, Farm Machinery, and Industrial Machinery.  Anatomy & Physiology of the equipment, entrapment scenarios, and patient removal/disentanglement will be covered in both classroom & hands on drills.  Once the students understand how the equipment is put together, how it operates, and how patients become entrapped; they can use this knowledge to work backwards and free the patient.  Understanding the A&P of any vehicle or machinery is the key to a successful rescue, the students will come away with a strong understanding of rescue planning & techniques once they finish this course.  This class also covers the required topics for the Farm Medic certification as well.  The hours from this class can be applied to DPSST Vehicle & Machinery Technician (certified through DPSST) certification, EMS re-certification hours, and FF I or FF II re-certification hours.

 

Topics to be covered:

  • All Topics from “Operations Level” Extrication Class

  • All Topics from “Advanced Extrication” Class

  • Advanced Lifting Bag use & Cribbing

    • ½ Hour Classroom

    • 2 Hour Hands-On

  • Basic Overhead Rigging

    • ½ Hour Classroom

    • ½ Hour Hands-On

  • Commercial & Heavy Vehicles

    • 1 Hour Classroom

    • 2 Hours Hands-On

  • Construction Equipment

    • ½ Hour Classroom

    • 1 Hour Hands-On

  • Industrial Machinery

    • ½ Hour Classroom

    • 1 Hour Hands-On

  • Agricultural/Farm

    • 1 ½ Hours Classroom

    • 2 Hours Hands-On

  • Scenarios to put it all together

    • 3 Hours Hands-On