with NFPA 1670 and 1006, our Awareness (Basic) level class is designed to give the beginner an awareness
of what needs to be done and how to begin operations, should he or she be first on scene, with a life threatening emergency.
We then give an introduction into the
techniques of the next level, hoping to give attendees an incentive to continue learning.
Do to having to turn away many students last
we will be presenting two basic
classes this year.
Basic Auto Extrication (Awareness Level)
This class is designed to provide the student with a working knowledge of the requirements specified
in chapter 2 of NFPA 472 standard (6-2.1) Response to Hazardous Materials.
The NFPA establishes an Awareness, Operations and Technician level for vehicle and machinery
rescue much like the field of hazardous material emergency response.Each level
has its own capabilities as well as limitations.
Awareness level describes the minimum capability of a responder
who could be first on the scene of a technical rescue incident.Members at this
level are generally not considered rescuers.
Upon completion of this course, students should have an awareness of:
Establishing scene safety zones
General stabilization techniques
General structure and anatomy of vehicles and possible points of victim
An awareness of potential energy sources and how to isolate them, such
as airbags, hood struts, bumper struts, inflators, seat belt pre-tensioners, etc.
A general familiarization of tools, (Hydraulic, Hand, and Electric),
and the safety issues involved with using them.
An awareness of possible fire, and fire protection procedures.
Basic techniques of auto extrication, to include: Stabilizing, battery disconnection, glass removal, door removal, side removal, roof removal, dash roll, etc.
Basic patient care and removal.
This class is open to a maximum of 60 students.Tuition: $125.00
Prerequisites: No prior
experience is necessary.
Students must furnish their own personal protective gear. This includes: Bunker gear or extrication gear
(no wildland gear). ANSI approved head protection (i.e. fire helmet, hardhat), face shield/goggles or ANSI approved safety
glasses, fire gloves or approved rescue gloves, boots with toe protection (i.e. steel toed).