This 20 hr course will provide operations-level information and a skill as it pertains to vehicle rescue incidents. Topics will include: Incident management; tools/equipment; vehicle anatomy/design; hazard control, patient access, care, and packaging; disentanglement; extrication and termination. Upon completion of the course, the student will be eligible to complete to PA Joint Rescue Program Basic Vehicle Rescue examination. Additionally, this course will prepare the student to challenge the IFSAC/Pro-Board national certification as a Vehicle Rescue Technician Level I in accordance with NFPA 1006- Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have the operations level of knowledge and skills necessary to respond to and function at a vehicle accident/rescue incident in accordance with NFPA 1670: Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents.
Prerequisites: Minimum age of 18 by first day of class; Vehicle Rescue Awareness – NFPA 1670 (NVRA), PA State Fire Academy approved or recognized Hazardous Materials Operations or higher level of Hazardous Materials training or certification within one (1) year of the start of the class.. Required Equipment: Pen/pencil, notebook suitable for classroom/field use, complete set of personal protective clothing to include helmet, gloves, footwear, and protective clothing per either NFPA 1951 or NFPA 1971. Eye (ANSI Z87.1) and hearing protection are required.
Minimum age 18 years old at the start of the course.
Date(s): October 7, 8, 9 2022
Time(s): 6 - 10 p.m. (October 7); 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (October 8 & 9)
Location: HACC – Harrisburg Main Campus: North Hall
Online course registration and payments are limited to one per person.