|VEHICLE AND MACHINERY RESCUE
Vehicle and Machinery Rescue Awareness
This program is intended for emergency responders who, in the course of
their duties, may be called to incidents requiring the extrication of
patients from vehicles, buses and heavy machinery.
Vehicle and Machinery Rescue Operations
A 40-hour class that teaches personnel how to safely conduct vehicle extrications
on passenger vehicles and light trucks. This course focuses on scene and
patient stabilization, vehicle construction types and a variety of hand
tool and heavy hydraulic tool extrication techniques. Specific extrication
operations include locating purchase points, removing doors and roofs,
dash roll ups, Noah’s Arc, 3rd door cuts and glass management. Additional
training in scene management, equipment selection and team component responsibilities
are also conducted.
Prerequisite: RTA Vehicle/Industrial Awareness or equivalent.
Vehicle and Machinery Rescue Technician
This 40 hour program teaches equipment selection, scene management, multiple
vehicle extrication, truck/bus extrication, machinery extrication. Special
attention is given to proper lifting and cutting technique as well as
specialized Class D tow truck operations to perform these complex extrications.
This program also gives the student an introduction to safe extrication
of patients who have become trapped within heavy machinery by focusing
on the various types of chain and belt driven machines that are seen within
manufacturing facilities and the various types of commercial equipment
that typically cause patient entanglement. Additional training in Crush
Syndrome and trauma management are also conducted.
Prerequisite: RTA Extrication Operations or equivalent.