Vehicle Rescue Training
Vehicle Rescue Awareness
4 Hours - One instructor, classroom only - Scene size-up, hazards, resources, regulations/standards.
Vehicle Rescue Operations
24 hours - Three eight hour days or two four hour nights and two eight hour days - four-hour lecture, four-hour tool labs, eight-hour stabilization and lifting, eight hours disentanglement operations (four instructors for practical)
Vehicle Rescue Technician - Passenger Vehicles
20 hours - One four-hour night and two eight-hour days - four-hour lecture, eight-hour advanced stabilization, and lifting, eight-hour advanced disentanglement operations (focus on passenger cars; four instructors for practical).
Vehicle Rescue Technician - Commercial Vehicles
20 hours - One four-hour night and two eight-hour days - four-hour lecture, eight-hour advanced stabilization and heavy lifting and rigging of commercial vehicles, eight hours advanced disentanglement operations (focus on crashes involving passenger cars and commercial vehicles, disentanglement operations on commercial vehicles if available as props; four instructors for practical).
Vehicle Rescue Technician - Bus and Coach
8 Hours - One day, two-hour lecture, six-hours practical with stabilization and extrication operations specifically dealing with school buses, mass transit buses, and coaches (four instructors for practical).
Completion of the series would meet the requirements of NFPA 1006 Level II knowledge, skills and abilities for the rescue technician, and NFPA 1670 Technician Level for the agency response capability.
Vehicle Rescue - Operations Refresher
(8 Hours to complete)
Scene safety, the sequence of vehicle rescue operations, vehicle anatomy and construction, patient care concerns, and rescuer safety are all reviewed in the classroom portion of the program. Eight hours of hands-on exercises present topics such as stabilization of vehicles in the “on-tires” “side resting” and “overturned” positions, hazard control, glass removal, patient protection, lifting operations with various jacks, as well as low- and high-pressure lifting bags, and cribbing. The proper use of hydraulic rescue tools is practiced by the students, stressing the basic disentanglement operations including roof and side removals, door opening and removal, and dashboard roll/lift evolutions including tactics for spreaders and rams.