FDIC 2014: Classroom Extrication

FDIC Extrication TrainingMy good friend David Dalrymple from Roadway Rescue and I have put together a great HOT class for FDIC this year. I’m very excited for April to get here. One of the benefits of teaching at FDIC is you get a pass to go to any and all classroom sessions you want. Let me tell you, I have a long list of classes I am planning on attending. Below are the extrication classroom sessions that start on Wednesday and go thru Friday. If you are in town earlier in the week, and of course, after you sign up for the Vehicle Extrication class I’m teaching , look into some of the great workshops on extrication put on by some big names like Randy Schmitz, Rommie Duckworth, Matt Stroud, Les Baker, and Jason Emery.

Classroom Extrication at FDIC 2014

Tool Techniques and Evolutions for Today’s Extrications
Educator Dave Dalrymple, RoadwayRescue LLC

Cutting, severing, and displacing techniques have come to the forefront in today’s rescuer’s arsenal. Although you should never disregard the lessons of the past, how well do you know the newer techniques and tool options for today? As vehicles are being built with stronger materials that do not act as materials of the past or even of the vehicles we get to train on, we sometimes have hard lessons to learn rapidly, often in the heat of action on the street. We rarely get new vehicles to train on. Today’s vehicle materials can range from various alloys and metals to composite materials. Students will gain “tool awareness” with respect to today’s vehicles. Techniques and tips will be shared and discussed, as will the mindset needed for successful extrications. Step-by-step methodologies for tool evolutions are reviewed and discussed. ALL LEVELS

Understanding New Vehicle Technology of Today and Tomorrow
Deputy Chief Carl Haddon, North Fork (ID) Fire Department

This program demystifies new vehicle technology and shows how the world of vehicle rescue has changed (and is still changing) dramatically. Students gain a practical and updated understanding of what the vehicles of today and tomorrow are made of, how vehicle construction has changed, and the new safety features that pose serious operational and safety challenges to rescuers. New roof crush and enhanced side impact standards and their impact on vehicle rescue are covered. Basic firefighter metallurgy gives insight into what the metals are, how they will react in the wreck, and how to expect rescue tools to react on them (regardless of brand or model). Tips and suggestions for adjusting operational methods and tactics for faster and safer extrications with better patient outcomes are also addressed. ALL LEVELS

Transit Bus and Commercial Coach Anatomy and Extrication
Rescue Instructor Billy Leach, Ash-Rand (NC) Rescue & EMS

Two major forms of mass transportation in the United States are transit buses and commercial coaches. They are radically different in construction than automobiles, and even school buses. Thus, extrication tools and rescue techniques in incidents involving these forms of transportation will vary from those used for cars and school buses. Students will become familiar with the construction methods and materials of these buses and coaches, extrication tools and techniques for trapped victims, the preparation needed for response to a transit bus or commercial coach crash, and a crash’s effects on the community. ALL LEVELS

Large Truck Extrication
Battalion Chief Steve White, Fishers (IN) Fire Department

Responding to an extrication involving large vehicles is a high-risk, low-frequency event. Responders can place themselves and victims at great risk if they do not understand the vast differences between large truck and passenger vehicle extrication. When large trucks are involved, the hazards increase. Construction, various loads carried, fuel types/capacities, and weight of large trucks require increased rescuer knowledge. This class targets the importance of identifying the need for outside resources such as heavy wreckers, identifying the type of wrecker needed, staging, and working with the operator. Construction, hazards, stabilization, and disentanglement associated with large truck extrication are discussed. INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

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