Vehicle Rescue - Technician (Heavy Vehicle)

20 Hours / 2 Days

This is a 2-day course and meets the requirements of NFPA 1006 Chapter #8. Building on skills acquired from the Dynamic Rescue Technician (Common Vehicle) course, students will be introduced to advanced scenarios using Cranes or Rotator Trucks, Heavy Struts with Chains, cable pullers or tirfors, heavy hydraulics including spreaders, cutters, rams and various Pneumatics.

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Students will learn about the variety of types of commercial/heavy vehicle(s) and their construction, additional hazards associated with these vehicles, and a variety of tactics that will assist in safe operations and successful incident mitigation.

 


 

Course Objectives

This course covers all NFPA 1006 Chapter 8 Operations Level requirements plus the following:

  • Heavy Vehicle Anatomy
  • Heavy Vehicle technology
  • ICS for large extrication scenes
  • Triage
  • Advanced cribbing practices & heavy vehicle stabilization
  • Use of Heavy Struts & Chains
  • Use of air chisels on tractor cabs
  • Use of Picket Systems
  • Use of cable puller (tirfor), Come Along, or ratchet straps
  • The safe and effective use of high-pressure airbags
  • Operation of Hydraulic Spreading tools
  • Operation of Hydraulic Cutting tools
  • Effective patient handling and extrication
  • Stabilization of commercial/heavy vehicles
  • Determine and create heavy vehicle access and egress points
  • Extrication from:
    • Shipping Trailer tipped on Common vehicle (Car)
    • Tanker Trailer tipped on Common vehicle (Car)
    • Common Vehicle Underride on trailer
    • Concrete Mix Truck Stabilization
    • Tractor Cab extrication
    • Bus lift and access
    • Multi Passenger extrication


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