Auto Extrication 16-hour State Fire Training Program
Example: A two-day hands-on class on how to get people out of car wrecks was held November 4-5, 2016 at the Quincy Fire Protection District training facility.
This course, as described by State Fire Training, "...provides the knowledge and skills to prepare a firefighter to extricate victim(s) from a common passenger vehicle, in a safe and effective manner in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)."
Lead Instructor Chad Lawson traveled down from Lassen Community College, and was assisted by Quincy Chief Robbie Cassou, Assistant Chief Frank Carey, Captain Dony Sawchuk, Captain John Gay, Firefighter Dean Laroski, and Plumas Eureka Assistant Chief Bill Robinson, who also coordinated the course. 14 cars were found by Quincy FPD for practice, and multiple scenarios were set up. A Fire Service Training and Education Program (FSTEP) certificate was issued to all graduates. 31 students completed the program.
Thanks to Quincy Support Team member Julie Cassou for the 38 photographs below, documenting the two days.