Common Passenger Vehicle Rescue
With the RS Rescue NFPA 1006 CPVR Awareness Level course in your rear view mirror, you will be ready for the next step, Operations Level!
This course includes hands on training for EVERY TOOL AVAILABLE AT THIS LEVEL! RS Rescue does not, and will never run a “This is how you would use this tool.” type program.
During RS Rescue’s NFPA 1006 – 2021 Edition CPVR Operations Level one day course, students will be introduced to the various stages of automobile accidents and learn how to safely and efficiently navigate through these stages in a team environment. You will learn how to identify and isolate potential hazards to both you and the patient. The course will focus on Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS) and the hazards that these systems pose to today’s firefighters. Systematic scene management approaches coupled with an assortment of stabilization and glass management techniques will complete the first stages of the vehicle rescue training!
In the afternoon, students will be introduced to the heavy hydraulics including spreaders, cutters and rams. You will become well versed in the use, care and inspection of all components. You will go through step by step training evolutions on patient access and care, creating a stabilization plan, space creation using hydraulic tools and finishing with patient handling and removal.
As part of a team, you will also learn to act as a Rescue Sector Officer (RSO) for portions of the training. As part of the RSO introduction and development, you will learn the importance of maintaining crew safety and the development of stabilization and extrication plans. These advanced skills taught will shape students to begin working as part of an advanced vehicle rescue team. Upon completion of all skill sets, you and your now ready to respond crew will engage in real time staged multi-vehicle extrication scenarios.
Space is limited to ensure personal attention for each student and lots of hands on tool time. This program incorporates all NFPA 1006 CPVR Operations Level requirements. Upon successful completion of all of these requirements, an NFPA 1006 CPVR Operations Level compliant certificate will be issued.
This course will build on the skills acquired from the NFPA 1006 Chapter 8 CPVR Awareness Level course and cover all NFPA 1006 Chapter 8 CPVR Operations Level requirements that include:
- Site control and scene management
- General hazards associated with vehicle search and rescue incidents
- Traffic control
- Size up of existing and potential conditions at vehicle search and rescue incidents
- Identifying probable victim locations and survivability
- Making the search and rescue area safe
- Identifying and controlling hazards presented by the vehicle, its position, or its systems
- Identifying, containing, and stopping fuel release
- Initial and ongoing size up considerations
- Support operations and resources
- Hydraulic tool use, care and inspection
- Protecting a victim during extrication or disentanglement
- Packaging a victim prior to extrication or disentanglement
- RS Rescue NFPA 1006 – 2021 Edition CPVR Awareness Level certificate
- Operations Level Pre-Course E-Learning lessons must be completed prior to practical training (access given 2 weeks in advance of your selected course dates)
- Submit a completed Medical Questionnaire/Waiver form at any time.
- Submit a completed COVID-19 Screening form the morning of each practical training day.
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- Practical on the training grounds: 1 day
- 08:30 -17:00
- $400 + HST
- Course fee can be paid when registering. RS Rescue reserves the right to cancel up to one week prior to any course in which the minimum registration is not achieved.
- Student must bring: Safety footwear, safety glasses, and weather appropriate work gloves.
- This program is conducted entirely outside. Please dress appropriately based on forecasted weather conditions.
- Candidates should expect to participate in lengthy, physically demanding training exercises and therefore be in good physical condition.
- Use of fire department bunker gear or coveralls is acceptable providing you have permission from the Fire Chief of designate.
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