Check out some of the programs that can be tailored to your organizations needs. Looking forward to training with you soon.
QUICK HITTERS FOR VOLUNTEER TRAINING NIGHTS
- Ground Ladder Fundamentals
- Forcible Entry
- Heavy Lifting / Moving
- Struts / Cribbing / Pickets
- Roll-Over Pinning Options
- Air Chisel / Sawzall / Grinder / Dremel / Torch Operations
- Search & Rescue
- Auger Entrapment
School Bus Extrication
This will be a BASIC+ training that quickly progresses from basic school bus extrication techniques to more compounded techniques that include: window, door, sidewall, roof, and floor breaches. (4 Hours)
Stabilization challenges and heavy lifting options will be handled throughout the training as challenging scenarios are presented such as: under-rides, roll-over pinning, driver entrapment, and roof intrusion causing entrapment. (4 Hours)
This training will involve a passenger vehicle that is pinned underneath a semi-tractor’s trailer. Stabilization of both vehicles will be performed as a rescue plan is developed. The scenario will require tunneling operations to gain access to the passenger vehicles occupants. Awareness to possible airbags, gas struts, and rear vertical standing hybrid batteries will be addressed. Extrication techniques to create a rescue tunnel will be performed to reach the victim that may require a dash lift or brake pedal displacement for final removal. (4 Hours)
Garbage Truck Heavy Lifting
This training will involve the lifting of a garbage truck that was rear-ended by a passenger vehicle. In the scenario, a sanitation worker is pinned between the hood of the passenger vehicle and the rear bumper of the garbage truck. GVRW’s and cribbing capacities will be discussed, and various techniques to lift a heavy load will be practiced including the use of airbags and heavy wreckers. (4 Hours)
This training will involved the dismantling of a semi-tractor cab to simulate multiple options for extricating entrapped occupants. Initial steps to stabilize the cab and how to chain the truck’s suspension will be performed. Then, techniques to gain entry will include: windshield removal, door removal, and roof & sleeper area breaching. Rolling the dash and steering column displacement will be covered. (4 Hours)
Vehicle Stabilization and Lifting for Roll-Over Pinning
This training will encompass the basics of heavy lifting techniques for when encountered with a roll-over pinning. It could be a passenger vehicle, school bus, or farm tractor that rolled, ejected an occupant, and came to rest on a victim. Fast and safe options to stabilize and lift the vehicle will be perfected in varying scenarios by using hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, and hand tools. (4 Hours)
Heavy Object Entrapment in a Vehicle
This training will require all hands to stabilize/lift a heavy object and extricate an entrapped occupant from a passenger vehicle. It will be imperative to gain control of the heavy object with the use of stabilization struts, pickets, chain cradles; and then remain in control during a coordinated lift. Final victim extrication will involve basic auto extrication techniques. (4 Hours)
Street Smart Heavy Lifting Basics
This hands-on program will encompass the basics of heavy lifting techniques learned on the street. If all of your fancy pneumatic and hydraulic tools are out-of-service or on another call, what are you going to do if a person is trapped under a heavy object. Whether it is a vehicle roll-over pinning, entrapment at a construction site, or a tow motor losing its load in an industrial facility onto a person we are tasked with acting fast and safe. Hand tool operations, common sense, and mechanical thought will produce results that will lift bigger objects than you may think. (4 Hours)
First Due USAR
This hands-on course will provide a means for first due companies to prepare for technical scenarios that may be encountered prior to rescue or USAR teams arriving. While using the tools on your rig, common sense, and mechanical thought you will perform safe and fast rescues in the following scenarios: embankment rescue, horizontal rescue from roof, cribbing for rescue, concrete wall collapse onto vehicle rescue, heavy object pinning rescue, forcible entry. The skills and techniques will be taught in accordance with street-smart lessons learned by the instructors and applicable technical rescue standards. (8 Hours)
This forcible entry training session will allow firefighters to perfect techniques used to force commercial / residential doors. With the use of a homemade training simulator, firefighters will gain muscle memory from repetitive drill. In addition, firefighters will be shown numerous techniques to cut metal, chain, and padlocks with a circular saw.
School Bus Extrication - Imagine arriving on scene to find an overturned school bus with students trapped, injured, and screaming for help. Whether you are in an ambulance or a fire engine, your first priorities will be numerous–initiating the incident command system, determining hazards and the number of patients, triaging, entrapments, and dealing with walking wounded scattered around the scene. This class covers basic to advanced extrication techniques that include window, door, sidewall, roof, and floor breaches; stabilization; and underrides, rollover pinning, driver entrapment, and roof intrusion causing entrapment.
School Bus Emergencies In-Service for School Districts - How do we prepare a community and ourselves for a school bus emergency? As emergency responders, we are used to bringing calm to chaos. As educators, parents, and school transportation representatives we should strive to be prepared for the unexpected. No matter what, we answer the call and mitigate the challenges in front of us. Our children are our livelihoods and futures; any emergency involving them is physically and emotionally taxing on all involved. Just like anything else that we develop action plans for, school bus emergencies need a plan of their own. That plan must involve the cooperative efforts of fire, EMS, police, school personnel, and public officials. This presentation will provide you with the knowledge of who does what, where, when, and why at school bus emergencies.
Fire Rescue & Vehicle Technology Hazards - More and more of the “old” vehicles are being used for extrication training, while new “high-tech” vehicles are becoming more prevalent on the roadways. Even though some of us are well aware of new vehicle technology hazards, not all rescuers stay up to date on new hazards. Airbags are ever changing, pretensioners are commonplace, roll-over protection systems are standard in high end convertibles, and gas struts and bumper shocks are consistent rescuer hazards. This presentation will thoroughly examine these hazards through pictures, videos, close-calls, and experience with the ultimate purpose being to protect rescuers from injury or death and our patients from further injury. Fire rescue personnel will gain a profound respect for the hazards associated with vehicle technology during this presentation.
Train Like Your Life Depends On It - Some firefighters do, but others don’t or haven’t in a while, so “Rise Up” and train like your life depends on it. This presentation will help you motivate firefighters to train no matter what their experience level is. If we want to be the best on the fire ground, we must require the best on the training ground. Finding creative ways to maximize your training resources will be presented through numerous training evolution examples.
Evaluation Strategies for Mentors, Instructors, & Supervisors - Evaluations of any kind are extremely difficult, even for the most seasoned mentor, instructor, or supervisor. This presentation will provide students with the knowledge on how to evaluate objectively. Students will be instructed on strategies and techniques that will help evaluate an associate’s performance. Recommended ways to improve performance and give every employee a chance at success will be discussed. Most importantly, the evaluation process will be shown to be beneficial and not the stereotypical disciplinarian.