Course Goals: This course will provide an awareness level of information and skills as it pertains to vehicle rescue incidents. Upon the completion of this course the student will have an understanding of hazards of vehicle rescue operations, scene safety, rescue tools and equipment, and vehicle technology and design.
Description of Course: Topics will include general vehicle rescue function/operation; incident management of the vehicle accident/rescue incident; vehicle anatomy, design, and construction; recognition and control of hazards relative to a vehicle accident/rescue incident; and the tools and equipment used at a vehicle accident/rescue incident. This 24-hour course is split between 12 hours of classroom lecture and 12 hours of hands-on evolutions.
Prerequisites: Hazardous Materials Awareness (DHMA) OR higher level of HazMat training or Certification AND students must be 16 years of age by the first day of class.
Textbook: Jones & Bartlett, Vehicle Extrication – Level I & II: Principles and Practice, 1st Edition (Students are required to have a textbook, which is included in the cost of the class.)
Lead Instructor: Travis Martin
Dates: March 1st, 6th, 8th, 15th and 17th
(Weekday classes start at 1830; weekend classes start at 0800)
Location: Classroom sessions will be held a the Berks County Fire Training Center, 895 Morgantown Road, Reading PA 19607 MAP IT
Course Cost: In-County: $165 – Out of County: $195
(course cost includes textbook, which can be used for later classes in the vehicle rescue series)
Student Equipment/Supply Needs: Pen/pencil and notebook; Full structural protective clothing, including safety glasses. Agencies sending students to this program may be asked to provide rescue equipment to conduct the practical exercises.