The 20-hour class will allow students to be prepared for incidents involving heavy vehicles and the types of extrication scenarios that are commonly found with vehicles of this type. The course will begin by discussing vehicle design and construction and how this may relate to the incident. These vehicles are constructed much differently than regular vehicles, therefore, normal vehicle extrication techniques may not accomplish the target objectives of safe patient removal. Students will be able to perform various rescue techniques on actual heavy vehicles which include semi trucks, a city type bus, machinery cabs, and larger vehicles. This course will show techniques such as atypical access, need for stabilizing vehicle as well as the site(s), use of heavy lifting, rescue from side underrides, rollovers, and rear underrides. In addition, students will be introduced to the use of heavy wreckers to assist in the rescue of potential victims. The Course will be taught in accordance with NFPA 1670 and 1006 Vehicle Machinery Technician Level skills.
Pre-requisite - Vehicle Machinery Ops or equivalent.
PPE required: Steel toed boots, extrication gear or bunker gear, rescue or fire helmet, extrication or leather gloves, appropriate eye protection/safety glasses.
Friday, August 23rd - 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. - Class room (Students MUST attend to be part of the practical skills and scenarios)
Saturday, August 24th - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Practical skills - lifting, cribbing, blocking, hoisting, use of cranes, etc. in the morning - scenarios in the afternoon
Sunday, August 25th - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - All day scenarios - Bus, Semi, Excavator(s), dozers...
Class is limited to twenty-five (25) - registration is on a first come first served basis.