Advanced Vehicle Stabilization and Extrication Course
Concepts and Applications for Heavy Vehicles
While we have the ability to teach courses in all disciplines of technical rescue, our focus area is in Advanced Vehicle Stabilization and Extrication. This area is known by various other titles in other locations throughout the country, including Heavy Rescue, Heavy Truck Extrication, Big Rig Rescue, etc. Our course is sub-titled "Concepts and Applications for Heavy Vehicles", which depicts that particular sub-area within the field of extrication.
We believe our course is unique in that we offer what many other "heavy rescue" courses do not. First, our course is "rescue tool based". That means that we don't simply bring in a big tow truck or heavy wrecker and have them do all the work. While we agree that those resources certainly have their place, we also believe that you must be a master of the resources you carry on your apparatus. Our goal is to teach you everything we can about the equipment you already have, including having you use it to mitigate several scenarios. Our program will teach you how to work with what you have, and also suggest other rescue equipment that you may want to consider for your inventory.
Second, we base each scenario on a different vehicle configuration and a different stabilization and lifting technique. Other programs don't offer the variation in heavy vehicles, their scenario configuration, and they use the same tool for each scenario Because you wouldn't likely use the same tool for every rescue you'll face in the field, we believe training should follow that same philosophy. And finally, we offer a comprehensive PowerPoint slideshow that covers the technical aspects that are taught in the practical scenarios. We believe technical knowledge is a "must" at this level of extrication, and we provide that knowledge. That slideshow is backed-up with a short but comprehensive review of the tools used in each and every scenario.
Topics Covered in our Course
Hosting This Course
Most departments have plenty of questions about hosting a course of this nature. Many are afraid that they don't have enough equipment, while others are not sure their personnel are ready for such a significant undertaking. Don't let unanswered questions keep you from getting the training you want and need. Most of the time, once people get all the answers, they realize they are more than capable of being a host department for this course. Send us an email or give us a call if you think you'd like to host a program. We will send you an information package that answers most questions. In addition, we are more than happy to help guide you through the process to make your program a success that people will ask for again and again, year after year.
A few quick notes to help you along:
- Don't worry about equipment, as we have an extensive equipment cache to supplement what you may be lacking
- Only basic extrication training is required as a pre-requisite to attend
- We can help fill your program, as we always have people calling and looking for a program with vacancies
- We can help with heavy truck resources, as we have begun acquiring an inventory of those as well
- We can help guide you through every step of the process...contact us today