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Street-Smart Extrication

Thursday, April 27
Vehicle extrication is a puzzle. But it's not a normal puzzle; it's a puzzle with constantly changing rules. Manufacturers strive to make the best vehicle on the road so they can make the most sales. They design their vehicles to perform safely when involved in a collision. What they don't care about is the fire department and its ability to extricate someone from one of their vehicles. Extrication challenges facing today's' crews have grown exponentially with new vehicle components and construction practices. This class will help dismantle those practices and show real-world ways to beat them, sometimes by using them to your advantage to get trapped occupants out in a timely manner. Learn maneuvers that can be used to extricate trapped civilians in a tested, timely way.'
Timothy OConnor, Firefighter/EMT - Port Penn (DE) Fire Company