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COURSE NUMBER: FIRE181
COURSE TITLE:Vehicle and Machinery Operations
DIVISION:Liberal Arts
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:135
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:
DELIVERY MODE:

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This class is designed to develop student skills in the use of extrication techniques needed to perform rescue (patient and rescuer protection and consequences of not using protection), extrication (securing vehicle, environmental hazards, correct tool usage), and hazardous control functions (traffic control, containing/stopping fuel/fluid or vapor release, apparatus placement) and appropriate techniques for removing debris, preserving evidence and transferring control of the scene. Practical evaluations included.

PREREQUISITES:
FIRE180

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
At completion of this course the student will be familiar with the extrication process.  The student will gain knowledge in safety, incident command, size-up, equipment, and the actual extrication process.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
I. Orientation
  Identify the minimum hours of attendance necessary for successful completion of the course.
  The rescue specialist - roadway extrication shall identify the requirements for certification as prescribed by the Office of the State Fire Marshal, Division of Personnel Standards and Education.
  Identify the composite score required to successfully pass the State written examination for certification.
  Identify the composite score required to successfully pass the State practical examination.
  Identify the personal protective clothing and equipment required to participate in the course.
  Identify the instructional materials required to participate in the course.

II. Safety
  Demonstrate the proper use of the protective clothing required to participate in the practical exercises of the course.
  Describe the need to protect both patients and rescuers during extrication/rescue operations.
  Describe the consequences of not protecting patients and rescuers during extrication/rescue operations.
  Identify the hazards affecting patients and rescuers exposed to:
   Supplemental restraint systems
   Vapor recovery fuel systems
   Sealed drive shaft
   Hatch-back lifting devices
   Technological advances
  Identify the hazards affecting patients and rescuers by Public Utilities involved in an extrication/rescue operation.
  Identify the hazards affecting patients and rescuers associated with traffic hazards during an extrication/rescue operation.
  Determine if hazardous materials are present in or around vehicles involved in an extrication/rescue operation.
  Identify safety practices used on the scene of a vehicle rescue.
  Describe vehicle placement.
  Describe procedures necessary for securing the scene of a vehicle rescue operation.
  Identify the communications necessary on the scene of a vehicle rescue operation.
  List five (5) considerations for night operations at vehicle rescue operations.
  Describe the hazards associated with the extrication of vehicles during extrication/rescues.

III. Incident Command
  Define and describe Incident Command (1-2.2).
  Describe the structure of Incident Command (1-2.2).
  Define and describe the Strategic Level (3-1, 3-2, 3-3).
  Identify the Incident Commander
  Define and describe the Tactical Level (3-5).
  Define Sectors (2-3).
  Define medical sector (3-4.1).
  Define extrication sector (3-4.1).
  Define tool staging (3-7.1, 3-7.2).
  Define hazard control sector (3-4.1).
  Define safety sector (3-4.1).
  Define crew rotation.
  Define staging.
  Define the Logistical Level (3-4, 4-4.1, 4-4.2) Support Operations.

IV. Size-Up
  Identify the 7 tactical priorities in size-up.
  Identify and describe how weather plays a part in the vehicle rescue incident.
  Demonstrate techniques to counteract the effects of weather on the vehicle rescue incident.
  Identify and describe how the time of day plays a part in the vehicle rescue incident.
  Identify and describe how lighting levels play a part in the vehicle rescue incident.
  Demonstrate techniques to countract the effects of lighting levels on the vehicle rescue incident.
  Identify and describe how the terrain plays a part in the vehicle rescue incident.
  Demonstrate techniques to counteract effects of the terrain on the vehicle rescue incident.
  Identify and describe how the location of the incident plays a part in the incident.

V. 5.0 Equipment and Care
  Identify and demonstrate the appropriate uses of hand tools:
   Window punch
   Pry axe
   Hacksaw
   Seat belt cutters
   Mechanical tools
   Glass cutting equipment
   Prying tools
   Miscellaneous tools
  Identify and demonstrate the appropriate uses of cribbing using:
   Dimension lumber
   Step chocks
   Ladder cribbing
  Identify and demonstrate the appropriate uses of Porta Power equipment:
   Spreaders (color coding)
   Rams
  Identify and demonstrate the appropriate uses of Come-Alongs.
  Identify and demonstrate the appropriate uses of air lifting bags with an appropriate air supply.
  Identify and demonstrate the appropriate uses of mechanical jacks.
  Identify and demonstrate the appropriate uses of air powered tools with an appropriate air supply.
   Chisel
   Impact wrench
  Identify and demonstrate the appropriate uses of a reciprocating saw.
  Identify and demonstrate the appropriate uses of heavy hydraulic equipment with an appropriate power plan and hoses:
   Spreaders
   Cutters
   Rams
   Combinations

VI. The Extrication Process
  Describe the construction features of the automobile that relate to vehicle rescue:
   Exterior components
   Interior components
   Bumpers
   Construction materials
   Passive restraints
   Drive shafts
   Fuel recovery-systems
   Hatch-back lifting devices
  Identify and describe the stabilization of a vehicle during an extrication/rescue operation.
  Demonstrate the ability to stabilize a vehicle during an extrication/rescue operation using:
   Cribbing
   Innovative stabilization
  Define the term "patient access."
  Identify and describe access procedures
   Forcing entry through door
   Performing removal of glass from auto
   Performing access through body of auto
   Opening up the roof
  Demonstrate access procedures:
   Forcing entry through the door
   Performing removal of glass from auto
   Performing access through body of auto
    Opening up the roof
  Describe the mechanisms of injury common to vehicle accidents.
  Identify and describe when disentanglement is necessary.
  Identify and describe mechanisms that might have the patient trapped:
   Steering wheel
   Seats
   Brake pedals
   Doors
   Dash
   Roof collapse
   Windshields
   The vehicle itself
  Identify, describe and/or demonstrate the techniques used during disentanglement at the scene of a vehicle rescue operation.
   Widening the opening of a vehicle
   Opening and/or removing the door of a vehicle
   Displacing the steering column
   Removing the steering wheel
   Displacing the seat
   Performing a dash roll-up
   Performing a third door flap
   Displacing the pedal of a vehicle
   Opening and/or removing the roof
   Special considerations such as:
   Vehicle on its side
   Vehicle on its roof
   Victim under vehicle
   Victim through windshield
  Demonstrate the packaging of a victim for transfer.

VII. Termination
  Identify and demonstrate, in accordance with the authority having jurisdiction, the appropriate methods for removing debris preserving evidence, and terminating hazard control.
  Describe the reports and records required by the OSFM, which should be maintained regarding the emergency operation.
  Identify and demonstrate the maintenance, which must be performed to equipment to return them for service.
  Describe the techniques utilized in conducting an incident critique.
  Describe the benefits of a Critical Incident Stress debriefing.

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
International Fire Service Training Association, Principles of Vehicle Extrication, 2nd ed., 2000.

EVALUATION:
Scheduled quizzes over assigned materials will be given as well as a comprehensive final exam.  The final exam will count as one-third of final grade.  Research paper will be done.  Students will be graded on class participation as well.

Final Exam 30%
Midterm Exam 25%
Quizzes 20%
Practical Evaluation 20%
Participation 5%

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STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 113. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Fall 2010

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