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    Default Amboy Auto Extrication School

    The Amboy Auto Extrication school is coming up again this spring. Any body know if they will be coming? It's a great school a lot of very knowledgable instructors and great classes from EMS to Big Rig rescue. Tuition is very affordable too. Not sure what it was last time I do know its cheaper if your dept is a member of the Blackhawk Firefighters Association. Info might be available on thier website. I think its www.bffa.net but i might be wrong. if so just google blackhawk firefighters association. i do believe i will be attending along with most of my dept.
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    Give Southern Kane Training Association a call. They put on a class as well. The date hasn't been announced, but I'm sure it would be sooner than the fall of 2006.

    http://www.southernkane.org/PDF/SKCT...this%20one.pdf

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    Look's like my daughter and I will be there, got some good classes. I think I'm going to take new car tec, as for my rookie, not sure, maybe hand tools or SCBA's. See ya there

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    Anyone know where to get cars to donate? there was just a post on my Fbody board and they said they need cars donated for the extractions.

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    i think a lot of people donate them a lot of farmers have cars that are just laying around and this is a good easy way to get rid of them. I think (not sure) they also get some from local junkyards but im not sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trainer
    Look's like my daughter and I will be there, got some good classes. I think I'm going to take new car tec, as for my rookie, not sure, maybe hand tools or SCBA's. See ya there
    a long with a bunch of guys from my dept, i took the hand tools class last year and it was extremely well taught. the instructor was awesome and knowledgible. one of the ladies helping was actually a member of the harlem roscoe team that was like midwest runner up in the auto extrication competition.
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    Thanks.. seems someone that was supplying cars pulled out on them.

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    no problem. If thats true thats not good. Im sure they will have enough. They normally have between 5 and 6 cars per class.
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    Well hopefully they are getting donations from other places... the guy that posted the info in on their department so I believe its accurate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firefighterox
    a long with a bunch of guys from my dept, i took the hand tools class last year and it was extremely well taught. the instructor was awesome and knowledgible. one of the ladies helping was actually a member of the harlem roscoe team that was like midwest runner up in the auto extrication competition.
    Ramona was probably her name, her husband Tom is also on the team. In fact - I know pretty much all of them on the team in one way or another, and they're all pretty fantastic folks. I should probably say that since we're neighboring departments, anyway -right?

    All kidding aside, they helped during the practical portion of my Vehicle and Machinery Ops class. They did a nice job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by npfd801
    Ramona was probably her name, her husband Tom is also on the team. In fact - I know pretty much all of them on the team in one way or another, and they're all pretty fantastic folks. I should probably say that since we're neighboring departments, anyway -right?

    All kidding aside, they helped during the practical portion of my Vehicle and Machinery Ops class. They did a nice job.
    I do believe you are correct my dear sir. She was very knowledgable. I believe "the lead instructor" was Marty someone. All who taught that class where very knowledgable.

    S8ER95Z. he said they lost a donor? or they just need cars? cause i believe they always advertise for donated cars. I hope they get what they need to because it is a awesome school. i can only imagine how many years of experience those instructors have combined.
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    Marty Schooooonover. (I hope he reads this.)

    Lt. on Rockford Fire, again - terribly knowledgable. If this is who Amboy uses to instruct this class, I can promise you can't find a better instructor for this kind of thing anywhere. I already received my grade for the class he just taught, so I'm not kissing his @ss either!

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    yes sir that was him. awesome teacher and he made things easy for a beginner. didnt use big complicated words but nice simple terms that i understood not knowing anything going into the class. he was pretty good at giving ramona some crap too but it was all in fun and she shot right back pretty well. watched the big rig rescue class a little bit and it looked like fun, cheif took it and said he learned a lot. i have every confidence this year will be just as good.
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    according to the guy they lost a sponsor. Not sure how bad that will effect everything.

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    Sorry guy's the classes that I'm going to is not the extercation school, but they do have a heavy rescue class. I have a question for the guy's that have been there. What class would be best for a beginer, female, 18, know's nothing, hasn't had a pack on yet. Hand tool's or SCBA's

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    Didn't know they had a SCBA class. I would look at what type of call you run more extrication or structure fire? With the interstate running by I would think the hand tools class would be better cause she would use them more but maybe i am wrong. I do know its a great class and she will learn a lot if they have the same instructors as last time. I dont mean to take anything from the SCBA class im sure its a great class with great instructors but 1) i didnt know they even had it. 2) never taken it yet so i dont know. I know not to let her take any of the EMS classes or else she will be bored all day. Had a couple people take them and they said in 8 hours all they learned was if you get water at a fire you can go back in after 5 min and if you get gatorade you have to sit for 20 (i dont think im right on those numbers but i didnt learn it so thats why )
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    Quote Originally Posted by npfd801
    Marty Schooooonover. (I hope he reads this.)

    Lt. on Rockford Fire, again - terribly knowledgable. If this is who Amboy uses to instruct this class, I can promise you can't find a better instructor for this kind of thing anywhere. I already received my grade for the class he just taught, so I'm not kissing his @ss either!
    Gosh, I took classes form that dude when I was a pup! He must be REALLY OLD now!!!
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    Well, I checked my calendar and imagine that, I am working the day of the Amboy extrication classes. So much for going to that.
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    that kinda sucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by firefighterox
    The Amboy Auto Extrication school is coming up again this spring. Any body know if they will be coming? It's a great school a lot of very knowledgable instructors and great classes from EMS to Big Rig rescue. Tuition is very affordable too. Not sure what it was last time I do know its cheaper if your dept is a member of the Blackhawk Firefighters Association. Info might be available on thier website. I think its www.bffa.net but i might be wrong. if so just google blackhawk firefighters association. i do believe i will be attending along with most of my dept.

    To all:

    Here is a little info on the upcoming Amboy Extrication School. The symposium will be held on Saturday, April 8th, 2006. The cost is going to be $40.00/person for BFFA members and $60.00/non-BFFA members. This fee includes lunch. If your department is a non-member, this is good opportunity for your department to join the association to save money. The BFFA membership also entitles your department to participate in other scheduled trainings throughout the year: i.e. Blackhawk Conference, House Burns, Grain Bin Rescue, etc........ There are currently over 100 member departments in the association.

    There are 22 classes scheduled for that day. Registrations have been mailed out to many departments are classes are beginning to fill. Class capacities range from 20-40 participants, so get your registrations in early. BFFA is expecting over 600 firefighters in town for the day. Over twenty vendors will also be there showing new products and selling fire department tools, equipment, and other apparel.

    In regards to the vehicle issue, they need approximately 50 more. The school uses 100-110 during the day. If you have an avenue to get one or more, please contact me at my e-mail address below.

    This school is one of the best schools in the Midwest. The instructor line-up includes: IFSI, Rock Valley College, Rockford Fire (Lt. Schoonover, Lt. Scott, and Chuck Lippert), Byron Fire (Tim Salo, Gary Banjac, Kurt Larson, and Tony Dinges), Harlem-Roscoe Fire, Hurst, TNT, Amkus, Genesis, Res-Q-Tek, Homatro, Rockford Memorial Hospital, OSF Health System, and Swedish American Health System plus many, many, more.

    That day E & B Fire and Safety is hosting an Open House to show our new 3,500 square foot showroom immediately following the event (our location is approx. 2 blocks from the Amboy Fire Station). We are planning on giving away many door prizes during that time.

    Feel free to shoot me an e-mail with any further questions, to request a registration form, or to sign-up.

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