Flying Out West for a Little Extrication Training!’s first post flying high over the central United States. Heading out to Fremont California for a train the trainer extrication class that Brock Archer is holding at the Fremont Fire Department Training Center. Brock Archer is the former Assistant Fire Chief for the Hopland Fire District. He is a California State Fire Training instructor and teaches swift water and rope rescue at the NFPA level. Brock is currently teaches auto extrication throughout the U.S. which is why I’m headed west! I missed the first two days of the class but with Ron Moore flying in tonight to teach a full day tomorrow then two solid days of practical extrication training to finish up the class. Every firefighter needs to see Ron Moore at a live presentation. Ron is one the best fire service instructors because he gears his topic to areas that are important and relevant to firefighters operating on an extrication scene.

I also plan to stop by a few firehouses in the San Francisco/ Oakland area. I really would like to meet the firefighters behind Axehead Clothing and Wolfpack Leather Works. Both of those guys are Oakland Firefighters I believe.  

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