Eddington, Maine Vehicle Rescue Training

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Course Schedule:

Operations-Level Vehicle Rescue

The operations-level training will consist of 24 hours of instruction.  Class hours are 0800 to 1700 daily with a one-hour break for lunch (typically 1200-1300. Other breaks will be taken as appropriate.

Session OPS-A:  4/9, 4/10, and 4/11
Session OPS-B:  4/12, 4/13, and 4/14
Session OPS-C:  4/15, 4/16, and 4/17

Course evaluation link:  OPS Evaluation Form

Course Syllabus

  • Day 1
    • Classroom discussion on basic extrication operations (5 hours)
    • Topics will include:
      • Overview of associated NFPA standards
      • The extrication life cycle – breaking down the incident into mini-parts to understand the importance of each component. (Size up, stabilization, access, disentanglement, extrication, patient care, etc.)
      • Crew resource and incident management
    • In-field session on vehicle anatomy (1 hour)
      • This session we will review the student’s own vehicles as part of the discussion. (How well do they know their own vehicle?)

Pre-Class Assignment – Vehicle Anatomy  –  Students are asked to download this form:  Vehicle Assessment for Extrication Worksheet.  Instructions for completing this assignment can be found in this video

      • Additional resources:
        • Waymo Automated Vehicles – Emergency response guidelines and video:  First Responders – Waymo
        • Boron Extrication is an excellent source of current anatomy information.  Check out their latest articles via the links on the right side of this page. 
    •  In-field tool lab (2 hours)
      • A comprehensive review of the tools and equipment operated by the department(s). These will consist of mini stations of tools to ensure students understand basic assembly and operations of the tools before actual extrication training.

Pre-Class Assignment – Tools & Equipment – Students are asked to download this form:  Tool Assignment.  Instructions are included in the assignment.  

  • Day 2
    • In-field practical training and exercises:
      • Size-up
      • Hazard control
      • Stabilization
      • Gaining access evolutions
      • Patient care and packaging
      • Disentanglement evolutions
  • Day 3
    • Morning – continue field practical training and exercises.
    • Afternoon – practical scenarios
    • Debriefing and wrap-up