Summer got away

With full time jobs at the firehouse, families, summer trips and a full plate of courses - the web page took a back seat for a while. Sorry about that!
We are posting a new open course announcement today: Agriculture Rescue Hands on Training on Aug 23rd in Boone County. $50 per student for a great day of training. Please see the course flyer for more information!
The streak of post-class rescues continues this summer with two separate ironic incidents.
First, only a week after the Bungee NA rescue team completed their Rope Ops/Tech class they assisted Hancock Co TRT (among several others) with an extrication of a worker caught in a grain storage facility. Not only had they just wrapped their class but the Greenfield FD was four days into their Trench Ops/Tech class as well. The teams all worked great together and effected a successful rescue of the worker.
The second incident came two weeks ago during the Bargersville FD / City of Franklin FD Ropes Ops/Tech class. On the night of day four of the class BFD performed a rope assist rescue of a child. The child had crashed a bicycle into a ravine and ropes were the only option to bring her up the steep slopes, fully packaged in a Stokes. The team used equipment already on the truck and skills perfected that week to make a great rescue. The girl was then flown to Methodist ER and survived the very traumatic accident.
Great work to all of the teams! Stay safe, see you soon.

Sugar Creek in the news!

Here is a recent story regarding a team that we’ve had the pleasure of training with over the past few years.
The Tribune-Star The Tribune Star Wed Feb 29, 2012, 08:52 PM EST
WEST TERRE HAUTE — A man who became trapped in an open grave under a 3,000-pound burial vault this morning escaped serious injury and was successfully extricated by rescue workers in less than an hour. The man, Brent Laubert, an employee of Forsyth Bros. burial vault company, was trapped under the vault for about 50 minutes. He was later treated at Union Hospital and released. The incident occurred at Bethesda Cemetery in West Terre Haute. A preliminary investigation found that as workers were attempting to lower a vault into the grave hole, the small vault crane toppled, knocking the victim into the open grave. The burial vault then came to rest on top of the victim, according to Indiana State Police. The Sugar Creek Fire Department responded and extricated Laubert with air lift bags carried on the fire apparatus and a small vault crane already on scene. Air lift bags helped to stabilize the vault, allowing rescuers to pull Laubert from the grave. Laubert worked for the burial vault and concrete company located on North Fruitridge Avenue in Terre Haute. The company was working with Fitzpatrick Funeral Home of West Terre Haute, making preparations for the interment of victims of a car-train crash last week in rural Clark County, Ill. Services for the mother and two of her children were scheduled for this afternoon, with burial at the cemetery. Other agencies responding included the Vigo County Sheriff’s Department, West Terre Haute Police and Trans-Care Ambulance.

FDIC 2012!

ARS is proud to announce that the Heavy Vehicle Hands On Training course has been selected again for the 2012 FDIC. Looking forward to seeing you there next spring!!

More Course Announcements!

In addition to the recently announce Ag Rescue HOT class, ARS is proud to post two more open enrollment opportunities!

We will be hosting an Advanced Rope Rescue Tech class in Indianapolis on Aug 8-12. This course will build on the fundamental skills acquired in the IDHS rope rescue technician class and will allow the students to spend the extra time learning, and more importantly, understanding complex systems and rope rescue techniques. This class has very little ‘classroom’ time as all the learning is spent hands on. Please check out the flyer for more info.

After that we will be hosting a Tower Rescue Tech class, also in Indianapolis from Aug 30 to Sept 2. This four day class will meet all of the requirements for OSHA and ANSI in tower and antenna climbing, access and rescue work. Students will get the opportunity to climb a variety of towers and participate in multiple rescue scenarios. While this is a rescue course, it also meets the needs of OSHA competent climber and is a fantastic refresher course for previously trained technicians. Here is the flyer for this class.

As always, ARS will provide any of our course catalog at your location but if you are looking for a specific course, just let us know. If we have enough inquiries, we will host an open class just like these.

New Course - Ag Rescue

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting an open enrollment course this fall: Agriculture Rescue Hands on Training. This class will provide some real hands on work on a large working farm in central Indiana. Some of the scenarios will be grain bin wall cutting, rollover lift and stabilization, anhydrous leak control, PTO and auger cuts and walk-arounds on some of the latest tractors and combines available. Students will get a fantastic home cooked lunch and a free Tee shirt as well. The cost is only $100 per student!! Save the date: September 17th. Take a look at the flyer and then go ahead and get registered here.

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