Where Are the Major Extrication Classes Being Held?
I was answering a question from a Kentucky fire department officer and thought I would see what all is out there. The question basically is "where can a fire department send an instructor or department member to receive good, advanced extrication training in the United States". So, I ask, where are the big classes being held? Here are just a few to start the list. I'd like to see what we can all come up with as a reference list...(in no order of importance; just random thoughts)
1) Amboy Fire Protection District Auto Extrication School
Amboy Fire Protection District in conjuction with Blackhawk Firefighter's Association Bi-Annual Extrication and Fire School. Over 500 firefighters in attendance. 30+ classes including extrication classes from multiple vendors and a University of Extrication lecture by R. Moore. (That's me!) Contact: Jeffrey Bryant Jr. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
2) Tarrant County College Fire Academy, Ft. Worth, TX. 40-hour Vehicle & Machinery Rescue Technician course. Cars, bus vehicles, trucks, a railroad train car: lots of cutting and heavy lifting. Website is http://www.tccd.edu/Continuing_Educa..._Training.html
3) Firehouse.com website; EVENTs tab on the Home page.
February, Advanced University of Extrication classes in San Diego for Firehouse World.
July, Advanced University of Extrication 1-day classes in Baltimore for Firehouse Expo.
4) Howell Rescue in Dayton OH. Vehicle extrication class at the Fairgrounds each year. www.howellrescue.com
5) www.boronextrication.com website. Smitty, the firefighter who runs that site, posts seminars and extrication class information for training events around the country.
6) FDIC always has lots of extrication pre-conference classes. Check out the Fire Engineering website for information.
7) Les Baker runs an extrication program in South Carolina with the Darlington County Extrication Team. http://www.extricationprocess.com/pr...s-training.cfm has the 2012 program conducted earlier this month
8) ? What else is out there that we all need to know about?????
Alberta Vehicle Extrication Association
The AVEA also hold a great hands on large vehicle rescue symposium every year in Alberta Canada. This year it will be held June 20-22 2012. This course is limited to 80 students
Check it out on the website www.albertavx.com: