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Street-Smart Extrication

Friday, April 19
Classroom Session
Extrication

Vehicle extrication is a puzzle with constantly changing rules. Manufacturers strive to make the best vehicle on the market so they can make the most sales. They design their vehicles to perform safely when involved in an accident. What they don’t care about is the fire service’s ability to extricate someone from a vehicle. 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. Learn maneuvers that can be used to extricate trapped civilians in a tested, timely way.

Speakers
Tim O'Connor, Firefighter/EMT - Port Penn Fire Company