Interstate Rescue Performance Under Pressure: Heavy Vehicle Extrication Course

Interstate Rescue Performance Under Pressure Instructor, Rich Cantarella demonstrates forcible entry training.

Performance Under Pressure: Heavy Vehicle Extrication Course

November 11-13, 2022

Course Summary
More than 400,000 accidents per year involving large trucks result in over 130,00 Injuries and 12,000 fatalities.  Incidents involving large trucks present a unique challenge to rescuers due to their large size, heavy weight, and contents.  This three-day program will provide students with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to operate at one of these incidents successfully.  Day one will begin with a classroom presentation on how to perform a load assessment and develop a stabilization and lifting plan.  From there, students will get orientated to the rescue equipment they will be using in an in-depth tool lab.  Day two’s hands-on training allows students to apply these skills in a rear trailer under-ride, tractor over-ride, lost load, and heavy vehicle over-turn scenarios.  Instructors will work with students to guide them through these scenarios to access the load, develop a plan, and apply the equipment similar to what they have on their trucks.  Day three will begin with our signature Performance Under Pressure lecture, discussing human behavior and how that affects our ability to operate a complex heavy vehicle incident.  Students will then be broken into crews and given a reality-based scenario involving a heavy vehicle.  These scenarios will work to re-enforce and test the knowledge, skills, and abilities learned throughout the class.

Day 1:
Classroom: Load Assessment, Lifting & Stabilization Forces, Tool Lab, & Plan Development.
Tool Lab: – Lifting Equipment, Stabilization Equipment, Rigging Equipment, and Wrecker Orientation.

Day 2:
Hands on Training
Guided Scenarios – Passenger Vehicle Rear Underride, Heavy truck override, Heavy vehicle overturn, and lost cargo/load

Day 3:
Classroom: Performance Under Pressure: How to prepare your mind for human Performance.
Hands on Training:  Reality Based Training Complex scenarios (non-guided)

Information

When:November 11-13, 2022 (3-Day Class)
Cost:$550.00 (Lunch provided each day)
Where:Fairgrounds of Rockfish Valley Volunteer Fire Company in Charlottesville, VA
***PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT ROCKY VALLEY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR INFORMATION. THEY ARE ONLY PROVIDING THE VENUE. CONTACT ROB BLASETTI AT ROB@INTERSTATERESCUE.COM FOR ANY QUESTIONS***
Gear Needed:Extrication gear/turnout gear, long sleeve shirt, helmet and safety glasses

**Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for CEU’s under NFPA 1407 & 100

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