Heavy Rescue – 4-Day Class
May 20 - 23, 2019
8:00 am–5:00 pm
For rescuers who want to take their rescue skills to the next level.
The first day of this class will be spent reviewing extrication principles, new vehicle technology, and commercial vehicle/bus familiarization. Days two, three, and four will be held at a commercial vehicle/ heavy equipment facility. You will be challenged to work individually and in teams to respond to increasingly complex rescue scenarios. These scenarios may include; car/truck under ride, partially submerged vehicles, commercial truck, school bus, basic rope haul systems, heavy lifting, and torch use. Safety will be stressed at all times.
You must be in good physical condition and bring full turn out gear, including safety glasses and hearing protection. No SCBA is required. For students who wish to participate in the water scenario: you will be in waist deep water for the submerged vehicle scenario on one of the training days and a cold water exposure suit is required. You are responsible for your own transportation to the training site and for your lunch each day. Class is conducted in Bowling Green, Ohio on Monday and in Sylvania, Ohio, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
This class meets the NFPA 1006 and 1670 standards for vehicle/machine Rescue Technician.
J.D. Vasbinder, Lt., Columbus Fire Dept.