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Vehicle & Machinery Extrication Certification

NFPA 1690 and 1006 Certification Acquired

October 15th, 2007 -- Assistant Chief - Stan Wiggins and Firefighter - Jaymi Wiggins used personal vacation time to attend the latest information and technology in vehicle extrication.  They both completed the required classroom and hands-on exercises and exams for the National Fire Protection Agency 1690 and 1006 requirements to obtain their Vehicle and Machinery Extrication Rescue Technician Certification.  The training was held in North Houston by Scene of the Accident, Inc. and TEEX of Texas A&M University.  The "Jaws of Life" cutters, spreaders and hydraulic rams were used as the latest industry technology and techniques for extrication was taught on late model cars, trucks, and SUVs.  As vehicles change annually, many new passenger safety devices on vehicles can be extremely dangerous for the rescuer.   Stan and Jaymi quickly learned the do's and don'ts when it comes to cutting victims out of automobiles and farm equipment. "The days were long, hot, and tiring.   Working in full bunker gear (firefighting gear weighing up to 60 pounds) and with tools weighing as much as 55 pounds, you can get overheated and tired pretty fast.   Speed is important , but safety for you, the crew, and the patient is everything when it comes to extricating victims from vehicles.  No doubt it was worth every bit of the time (14 hour days) and effort (vehicle after vehicle, scenario after scenario) to attend and complete the training." Jaymi explained.

For More Information Contact:

COLUMBIA LAKES VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
124 Edgewater Drive, West Columbia, Texas 77486
Tel: 979-345-6260
FAX: 979-345-6260
Internet: CLVFD@clvfd.us

 

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