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Looking for a great intro class into the complex machine rescue training? Look no further that Safe Response. You can take their Machinery Rescue Awareness online class for free and then print out a certificate. Participants will learn how to respond at the Awareness Level for incidents involving personnel who have become trapped, entangled or pinned in various types of machinery.

Machinery Rescue Awareness

Prince George's County firefighters had to sedate a man and maneuver his legs out of a dye machine at a Laurel-area mulch plant.

Prince George’s County firefighters had to sedate a man and maneuver his legs out of a dye machine at a Laurel-area mulch plant.

Participants will learn how to respond at the Awareness Level for incidents involving personnel who have become trapped, entangled or pinned in various types of machinery. This course will provide emergency responders with the knowledge and skills required to respond at an Awareness Level to machinery rescue incidents. The definition for an Awareness Level response is described in National Fire Protection Association Standard 1670, Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents, 2009 Edition.

This Awareness Level training program will help responders to protect themselves and their patients during machinery rescue incidents.  This course should take approximately 1 hour to complete. At the end of the course, you will have to complete a quiz. In order to receive a certificate, you will have to receive a minimum score of 70%. After achieving 70% or greater you are able to print out your certificate.

Main Topics Covered in this Course Include:

  • Hazards of Machinery
  • Terminology and Levels of Training
  • Rescue Scene Management
  • Basic Emergency Medical Services

lock-out-tag-outMichigan State University (Emergency Response Solutions), in conjunction with Industrial Safety Consultants, Inc., has developed several online Awareness Level training programs for public and private sector emergency responders.

At this time MSU is offering ALL of these programs at no cost. Some of these programs can be used for required refresher training. Funding for these programs is generated through a federal grant. Electronic certificates are available for printing to those who complete each course with a passing grade.

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York County Vehicle Technician Class 2021

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York County Vehicle Technician Class 2021

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Pictures (by John E. Burruss)

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Working with their past experince, the Patterson Fire Department’s completed their 4th horse rescue in the past several years.

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Per the post from the Patterson Fire Department’s Facebook page:

At 0732, 25th of August 2021, the Patterson fire department was dispatched for a public assist to a local farm. Patterson’s heavy rescue, 22-6-1, arrived on scene and found a 31-year-old male horse, named “Dozer”, in distress. He had apparently fallen and managed to get himself stuck between a rock and a fence line. At first, the crew attempted to assist the horse in getting up by shifting his position. It became apparent that additional equipment was going to be needed to help Dozer out since he had become too exhausted to get up on his own. After some discussion, it was established that the best plan of action was to use a Paratech bipod system. It would be used as an artificial high directional with TU-32 griphoist’s assistance to lift the horse up. With a lot of sweat and effort, the crew was able to lift the horse up onto his feet. After some much-needed fluids and rest, we were happy to see Dozer trot away, unassisted.

An interesting fact, this is Patterson Fire Department’s 4th horse rescue in the past several years, all with successful outcomes.

Photos below from Andrew Akin

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Rescue Methods BGSU 2021 Rescue Tech Series

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Bowling Green State University State Fire School Certified Rescue Tech

These courses are NFPA compliant and covers all six disciplines of technical rescue operations. Students will utilize the latest and greatest equipment and will put learned skills to the test in intense hands-on scenarios.

General information on the Certified Rescue Technician Program.

Class Schedule

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  • Water Craft Ops / Swift Water Ops
  • Confined Space Technician
  • Vehicle & Machinery
  • Trench Rescue Technician
  • Structural Collapse Operations

Rescue Methods BGSU 2021 rescue tech series with structural collapse ops.

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