HANDS-ON TRAINING EVOLUTIONS
Monday and Tuesday, April 24-25
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Hand-to-Hand Combat–Auto Extrication Hand Tools Only
Lead Instructor: Lieutenant Jeff Pugh, Central Pierce (WA) Fire & Rescue/PXT, Tacoma, WA
Students will rotate among extrication stations that focus on stabilizing the vehicle in its physical orientation, providing new and modifying old extrication techniques for gaining access to patients with emphasis on making every movement, and cut and relief count in the “Art of Making Space” fast and efficient. The systematic approach involves the use of hand tools–primarily mechanical, electric, or pneumatic–to illustrate the following objectives: seat displacement, removal door displacement, removal maxi doors or side blow-out B-post displacement, removal dash displacement, push/lift/roll steering column displacement, pull third door conversions hood, trunk access and removal, and lock mechanism bypass through the floor board access. ALL LEVELS