One of the best extrication training events in the country is held every year by the Northern Ohio FOOLS. Heavy Rescue 101 is nearly a decade old and the FOOLS are able to keep this extrication training free. Yes, FREE!
Every year the FOOLS switch it up. A few years back they flew in Ian Dunbar from Holmatro Rescue Tools to teach. JD Vasbinder from Columbus Fire instructs big rig rescue there. Last year Paul Hasenmeier, JD Vasbinder, a couple tool reps, and myself held a table top session the Friday night before the hands on the next day. The bottom line, if you are within a few hours drive of the Huron County Fairgrounds in Norwalk, Ohio you need to go!
Here’s a few things you need to do. First, like the Northern Ohio FOOLS Facebook page. Second, register for Heavy Rescue 101 @ www.heavyrescue101-2014.eventbrite.com. Finally, make sure you like First Due Tackle’s Facebook page. Paul Hasenmeier from First Due Tackle teaches school bus extrication every year at this event.