We plan to hold three extrication classes in 2023!
Exact location and dates are still to be determined for some of these trainings, if you wish to be added to a list to be notified about the classes when we have more information please email email@example.com and you will be added to an email list for more information about the class.
Wisconsin's Extrication Vacation training will be held at MATC September 8th -10th.
Minnesota's Extrication Vacation training is to be determined - updates coming soon!
Illinois Road Way Extrication training is to be determined - updates coming soon!
If you would like to set up a department specific training please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org, with your department name, contact information and what you are looking to set up. We will work together to get a training set up!
Students will rotate through a series of scenario based extrication evolutions using nothing but hand tools. Students will be able to bring back the skills and knowledge to their departments using a selection of hand tools vehicle extrication. Learn techniques for extricating victims from incidents in. Hands on instruction will be given for lifting, stabilizing, and cutting using new tools and techniques. This class will provide students with the abundance of hands on tool usage.
Participants will learn common problems associated with popular vehicle extrication evolutions. By understanding how these issues develop, rescuers will learn to avoid these mistakes and gain a more confidence in tool knowledge and scene control. The ability to perform extrication on vehicles in a controlled environment is generally hard to get, or cost prohibitive
Maximum hands-on training takes you through modern extrication practices using hydraulic and non-hydraulic rescue tools. This class covers vehicle construction, stabilization, disentanglement, and tool knowledge. Scenario based evolutions give the student’s practical solutions for real world problem. There will be 6 stations with all the above equipment being used. Students will go through a series of scenario based evolutions.
During the 2022 Wisconsin training we also covered the use of the Bridgehill fire blanket.
Tyler Jefferson, President of Jefferson Fire & Safety, Inc., is a Holmatro Tool Specialist. He is a Holmatro Rescue Experience Instructor and travels the U.S. teaching Extrication Techniques. Tyler is also a member of the AMR Safety Team, a dedicated team that follows the IMSA racing series. This team provides extrication and emergency response to a multitude of incidents on the tracks all over the country. He is also a member of the Road America safety team in Wisconsin. Tyler is extremely well versed in car construction and new car anatomy and is very excited to be sharing his knowledge at the JFS Extrication Training.
Mike Huffman is a 30-year veteran within the fire service industry, currently serving as a Captain for the Harlem-Roscoe Fire Protection District. Currently, Mike is the HRFD Extrication Team leader and training advisor. Mike has competed in extrication competitions as the Incident Commander for HRFD throughout the USA. Mike competed in 24 regional, 5 National, and 4 International Events. He has judged / assessed 16 regional, 4 North American Rescue Challenges, 1 World Rescue Challenge in Frankfurt, Germany, and 3 NAVRA Nationals. Mike is also an adjunct field instructor & Assessor for NAVRA – (North American Vehicle Rescue Association). Mike is a Certified Instructor 2 level for the state of Illinois. Mike has been an FDIC Instructor for the last 6 years. He is the co-founder of Auto X, a mobile training unit / company that travels throughout the Midwest teaching vehicle extrication. Auto X has developed and implemented Crunch Time Vehicle extrication symposium and Bus Bash, School Bus Rescue held in Illinois. Auto X and PXT Teamed up and taught Hand to Hand combat - Vehicle Extrication at FDIC 2016, 2017, and in 2018 taught The Art of Making Space. Mike and his group Auto X taught Not your everyday extrication @ FDIC in 2019 and the Complete Extrication – Routine to Complex in 2021 and 2022.
2022 Extrication Trainings: Wisconsin - July 30th and 31st in Middleton WI, at Jefferson Fire and Safety Minnesota - September 8th and 9th in St. Paul MN, at the Training Center Specific department training: September 24th - Elkhart Lake Fire Department