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    Default Machinery Extrication Classes.

    Hey y'all! I'm new here to the firehouse forums. I'm hoping y'all can help me out a little bit. I'm looking for any input on a good place to take a machinery extrication or machinery rescue class. Preferably but not limited to in the state of Louisiana or close by. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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    So the finger lakes of NY would be too far to travel? Teaching classes up there in June.

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    I don't think its completely out of the question. I was just hoping to find something a little closer.

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    Can't help with closer, but Michigan has a very good Machine Rescue program also.

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    I'll have to second that thought on Michigan's machinery rescue class. Hands down, it's the most complete machinery class I've taken. I drove from SC to MI to take the training, and will do it again. Its put on through Michigan USAR, and by a great group of instructors. Check it out at musartf.org.

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    Awesome! Thanks for the input! My next question is, does this class focus strictly on machine rescue, or is it a vehicle extrication class that dips into a little bit of machine extrication?

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    It's 100% machine rescue using conveyors, various lift tables, industrial multi-tool assembly machines and the like. In the lifting module they have industrial robots, hi-lo's in addition to concrete. The course covers the full range of disassembly tools including gear pullers and chain breakers, how to deal with taper lock bushings and other less-than-typical fasteners. The cutting module looks at torch operations in addition to a variety of other options. There is an extensive section on energy control and stabilization.
    Hope that helps. Here's a link to the website, about half way down the page click on the link for a video.
    http://ers.msu.edu/index.html
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