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Vehicle Extrication Levels I & II: Principles And Practice

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IAFC. NFPA, David Sweet

The Complete Vehicle Extrication Technical Rescuer Level I and II Training Solution!

Technical rescuers need to know how to safely and effectively operate at small and large vehicle and machinery extrication incidents. Vehicle Extrication Levels I & II: Principles and Practice provides all the critical knowledge and skills necessary for technical rescue teams to perform in these environments.

Vehicle Extrication Levels I & II: Principles and Practice meets and exceeds all the job performance requirements as outlined in chapters 4, 5, and 10 from the 2008 Edition of NFPA 1006, Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications to achieve the competencies as a Level I and II Vehicle and Machinery technical rescuer. In addition, this text covers all the objectives outlined in NFPA 1670, Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents, 2009 Edition from chapters 4, 8, and 12 so that rescue organizations have the capabilities to deliver vehicle and machinery rescue successfully in their jurisdictions.

Vehicle Extrication Levels I & II: Principles and Practice combines current content with dynamic features and interactive technology to better support instructors and organizations to help prepare future high performing technical rescuers. Modern technologies including alternative powered vehicles and all electric vehicles are covered. Stand-alone chapters on Commercial Vehicles and Agricultural Extrication ensure Level II skills are comprehensively addressed.

This text is packaged with an access code which provides free admission to, the companion website to complement Vehicle Extrication Levels I & II: Principles and Practice. This engaging companion website provides a wealth of resources that are free and available to all, including:
  • Crossword Puzzles
  • Flashcards
  • Glossary
  • Ready for Review
Your personal access code gives you special user privileges and provides free admission to additional interactive educational resources such as:

  • Appendix D: Ropes and Rigging: Ropes and rigging is a critical technical rescuer skill. Get up-to-speed on the skills required of all technical rescues with this special comprehensive appendix covering all the JPR’s from Section 5.5 Ropes/Rigging as required from NFPA® 1006, Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications, 2008 Edition.
  • Chapter Pretests: Discover your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Interactive Skill Drills: Practice your skills in the safety of a virtual environment.
Table of Contents:
Chapter  1  Introduction to Vehicle Extrication 
Chapter  2  Rescue Incident Management 
Chapter  3  Mechanical Energy and Vehicle Anatomy
Chapter  4  Advanced Vehicle Technology: Alternative Powered Vehicles
Chapter  5  Supplemental Restraint Systems 
Chapter  6  Tools and Equipment 
Chapter  7  Site Operations
Chapter  8  Vehicle Stabilization 
Chapter  9  Victim Access and Management 
Chapter  10  Alternative Extrication Techniques 
Chapter  11  Commercial Vehicles 
Chapter  12  Agricultural Extrication 
Chapter  13  Terminating the Incident 
Appendix  A  NFPA 1006, Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications, 2008 Edition, ProBoard Matrix
Appendix  B  NFPA 1006, Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications
Appendix  C  NFPA 1670, Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents Correlation
Appendix  D  Ropes and Rigging (Online) 

About the Authors:
International Association of Fire Chiefs
Established in 1873, the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) is a powerful, professional membership organization of more than 12,600 chief fire and emergency officers. The mission of the IAFC is to provide leadership to career and volunteer chiefs, chief fire officers, and managers of emergency service organizations throughout the international community through vision, information, education, services, and representation to enhance their professionalism and capabilities. Members of the IAFC are the world’s leading experts in fire fighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search and rescue, and public safety legislation.

National Fire Protection Association
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has been a worldwide leader in providing fire, building, electrical, and life safety to the public since 1896. The mission of the international nonprofit organization is to reduce the worldwide burden for fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating scientifically-based consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. Developer of the National Electrical Code®, and 300 other codes and standards through a full, open-consensus process, NFPA also produces educational curricula, including the Risk Watch® community-based injury prevention curriculum and the Learn Not to Burn® fire safety curriculum. NFPA headquarters is in Quincy, Massachusetts.

David Sweet
David Sweet has been in the Fire Rescue service since 1984. He retired in 2008 as the Division Chief of Operations for the city of North Lauderdale (FL) Fire Rescue Department, where he served 24 years and rose through the ranks of Firefighter to Division Chief; Dave Sweet currently works for the Broward Sheriff’s Office Fire Marshals Bureau (FL). He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Professional Administration; he is a FL-USAR coordinator for the Vehicle and Machinery Rescue (VMR) program at the Broward Fire Academy, and is owner/president of Pro-TEC Inc. (Professional Training and Extrication Consultants Inc.) where he offers programs on basic to advanced skills in vehicle extrication. He has coordinated several extrication competitions from local events to the 2005 International where 30 teams from all across the world competed in a week long event; in addition he has published several training articles in Fire Engineering Magazine, Carolina Fire Rescue Journal, and he has taught H.O.T. (hands on training) in vehicle extrication as the lead instructor at the Firehouse Expo in Las Vegas. He remains active in training through various teaching engagements, seminars, writing commitments, and vehicle extrication competitions.

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