These classes are designed to take both the experienced rescuer and the new firefighter to a higher level of understanding. The courses will cover new vehicle design and safety systems, working with heavy wreckers for large vehicle situations, and machinery rescue. The courses are all 40 hours and are compliant with NFPA 1670 and 1006.


Heavy Truck


Vehicle Manufactures are constantly changing the look, shape, and safety systems within vehicles. New battery locations, new restraint systems, and hybrid cars, all have hidden dangers to firefighters. This class is designed to meet the NFPA 1670 Vehicle and Machinery Rescue Operations and Technician Level. These classes are the first step in continuing the career path for all other rescue disciplines.

Basic extrication, machinery entrapment, Heavy truck extrication and school bus extriaction

Heavy Truck and Bus

This class will allow students to better prepare for an incident involving heavy vehicles and the types of extrication scenarios that are found with vehicles of this type by discussing vehicle design and construction and how this relates to the incident. These vehicles are constructed much differently than regular vehicles. Therefore, normal vehicle extrication techniques will not accomplish the objective of safe patient removal. Students will be able to perform various techniques on actual heavy vehicles which may include semi trailers and larger vehicles. This will show techniques such as rescue from side underrides, rollovers, and rear underrides. In addition, students will be introduced to the use of rotating wreckers to assist in the rescue of potential victims.

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