Vehicle Extrication Basics 

Vehicle Extrication Basics

Format of Program: Class presented as lecture (on-line coming soon). Hands on Program as well.

Program Length:  Didactic 4 Hours 20 Minutes Prices: Contact us for pricing details

The course meets the requirements of NFPA® 1001 for Firefighter I.

Program description:

After completion of this program, the student shall be able to:

  • Explain considerations for maintenance of electric generators and lighting equipment.    
  • Describe the types of rescue tools and equipment.  
  • Explain the uses and limitations of each type of rescue tool.
  • Identify the role of a fire department during vehicle extrication.  
  • Describe safety considerations that must be identified and mitigated during vehicle extrication.  
  • Explain the use of cribbing material during vehicle extrication.  
  • Describe the methods used for gaining access to victims during vehicle extrication.  
  • Explain the role a Firefighter II will play in technical rescue operations.
  • Describe the various types of technical rescue operations.
  • Explain the unique hazards associated with each type of technical rescue operation.

Hands On 6 hours  

  • Demonstrate the steps for inspecting, servicing, and maintaining a portable generator and lighting equipment 
  • Prevent horizontal movement of a vehicle using wheel chocks.  
  • Stabilize a vehicle using cribbing.  
  • Stabilize a vehicle using lifting jacks.  
  • Stabilize a vehicle using a system of ropes and webbing.
  • Stabilize a side-resting vehicle using a buttress tension system.
  • Remove a windshield in an older model vehicle.
  • Remove a tempered glass side window
  • Remove a roof from an upright vehicle.  
  • Remove a roof from a vehicle on its side.
  • Displace the dashboard.