Firefighters Practice Extrication Rescue at Illinois Training Facility

Members of Chicago Fire participate in a vehicle rescue training session.


Firefighters at the Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy (NIPSTA) partook in the facility’s vehicle and machinery technician class, and fire photographer Tim Olk shared some pics from one of the evolutions.

The class consists of 40 hours of combined classroom and practical evolutions. The training scenario depicted above involved an extrication situation in which a vehicle was suspended from the side of a building. The vehicle contained three mannequins that were trapped, one in the rear seat and two in the front seats of a two-door vehicle. The roof was also collapsed onto the victims.

The class is funded by several partnerships between NIPSTA and Cook County Department of Homeland Security. Chicago firefighters and multiple suburban departments from Northern Illinois took part in the class.


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