Rescue Technician - Vehicle and Machinery Extrication

Instructional Hours: 27.00

Course Objective: To provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to extricate victims from common passenger vehicles, simple small machines, commercial or heavy vehicles and heavy machinery.

Course Description: Major topics covered in this course include planning for a vehicle or machinery incident, performing on-going incident size-up, establishing scene safety zones, establishing fire protection, stabilizing vehicles or machines, isolating potentially harmful energy sources, determining access and egress points, creating access and egress openings, disentangling victims, removing packaged victims, and terminating vehicle or machinery rescue incidents. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion and team-focused practical exercises.

Successful Completion: Students must attend required classroom sessions, complete homework assignments, demonstrate proficiency in the practical skills evolutions and obtain a score of 70% or better on the final written and practical examinations.


Personal Protective Equipment and SCBA (FIRE 099), Protective Envelope and Foam (FIRE 102), Pre-Emergency Response Training (FIRE 103), Firefighter I (FIRE 101), or equivalent.

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