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 Course Title:   Vehicle Extrication

 Title Abbreviation:   VEHICLE EXTRICATION

 Department:    FIRE

 Course #:    241

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    430203

 EPC:    828

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

Techniques of rescue company operations to gain entry to damaged vehicles, disentangle and prepare patients for transport, and extricate to safety and care. Includes scene management, heavy rescue apparatus, and equipment and practical applications.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Supplementary Elective  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Explain the basic principles involved in emergency response, scene management, and implementing an incident command system.
  2. Describe types of busses and extrication situations involving that type of vehicle.
  3. Describe types of medium and heavy trucks and extrication situations involving trucks.
  4. Given a variety of passenger automobiles, describe the basics of construction, collision characteristics, and assessing the need for extrication activities.
  5. Given a variety of passenger vehicles and rescue equipment and while working as a member of a rescue company, stabilize a vehicle and gain entry and displace barriers to victim removal including moving or removing roofs, doors, glass, pedals, dashboards, steering columns, and seats.
  6. Given a variety of passenger vehicles, rescue equipment, and training mannequins, perform patient removal techniques so as to insure survivability of patients.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.
2.4 Evaluate decisions by analyzing outcomes and the impact of actions.

Course Contents

  1. Extrication incident management.
  2. School bus construction & extrication.
  3. Medium & heavy truck extrication.
  4. Passenger vehicle extrication.
  5. Victim stabilization & removal.
  6. Extrication practical applications.