Buffalo, New York – Advanced Training


Buffalo, New York

October 4, 5, 6, – 2019

This 3 day Advanced Program fully prepares participants in the latest  New Vehicle Technology & Current Extrication & Rescue Techniques





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Participants will Receive a Provider Certificate that Meets/Exceeds NFPA Standards for Operations Level & The NFPA EV Safety Certificate

The first day of this course are spent studying current and future airbag hazards, advanced steels, new vehicle construction, alternatively fueled vehicles (including hybrids, fully electric, natural gas and hydrogen fuel cells), basic and advanced techniques, and much more (see below for full details). Also included in the first day, is a tour of new vehicles that possess the features studied in class. The last two days are spent in the field. This provides for plenty of hands on time to learn new skills.

Program Outline


Day 1 of 3 – Presented By Brock Archer

– 0900 – Orientation: Introductions, etc.

– 0930 – Vehicle Construction: Changes in vehicle construction, modern vehicle construction challenges, construction materials, push and pull points, directing metal rip, tool vs. material, anatomy, and common terminology will all be covered in this segment.

– 1030 –Procedures for Airbag-Equipped Vehicles: This program presents an instructor’s overview of airbag systems including what the basic components are, how the various frontal, side, and interior supplemental restraint systems work, and what are currently in place in current model year vehicles. Rescuer-friendly explanations include discussion of airbags that can actually inflate twice, the challenges of the newest 10,000 psi stored gas inflators, and new airbag systems such as the carpet airbag, seat belt airbag, and pedestrian airbag.

-1130 – Lunch

– 1230 – Emergency Response to Hybrid & Fully Electric Vehicles: In this module instructor Archer sheds light on current and future electric / Hybrid vehicles. High voltage components are explained and participating instructors are shown the simple steps required to safely interact with high voltage vehicles at emergency incidents. Battery locations, stabilization considerations, shut down procedures and more are covered.

– 1400 – Extrication Involving Alternatively Fueled Vehicles: Compressed Natural Gas, Liquid Natural Gas, Electric, Propane, Straight Vegetable Oil, Bio-Diesel, and Hydrogen will be covered in detail.

– 1500 – Basic & Advanced Techniques: Instructor Archer will shed light on basic extrication techniques with great attention to detail. Causes of the common problems rescuers encounter will be covered so a more consistent result can be achieved. Dash Displacement, Door Removal, Roof Removal, Total Side-Wall, Hood & Trunk Access will all be covered. Then during the advanced techniques section, Brock will cover Dash Displacement Alternatives, Vehicles on Roof and Side, Stacked Vehicles, Under-Rides, Side Impact, Lifting, and various other probable site situations and on scene hazards.

– 1600 – Extrication Involving Vehicles with Advanced Steels: A vitally important presentation called Extrication Involving Vehicles with Advanced Steels will cover the challenges of the new structural steels being used in vehicles to increase their crashworthiness. Steels such as Boron are up to eight times stronger than the metal we typically find in vehicles and may be beyond the cutting capability of your rescue tools. Brock will explain what he learned during years of research on these steels and what you can do to prepare for Advanced Steels at your next crash scene. A very important aspect is how instructors can simulate Advanced Steels on older, acquired vehicles. Brock will explain a very unique and effective way to improve your extrication training.

– 1700 – Dismissal

Day 2 /3 of 3- Presented By Brock Archer

– 0900 to 1700 – Hands on Extrication: During this two full days of hands on, participants will have plenty of time to practice all of the evolutions discussed in class. Students are also encouraged to try any new ideas or evolutions. Instructional demonstrations include: how to wire an airbag for class demonstrations, using older vehicles in advanced steel training’s, and getting the most out of available vehicles. During this segment of the training, participants will use the latest in hydraulic tools, stabilization equipment, and hand tools.

All participants will take home multiple class handouts, and a link to a file containing all of Instructor Archer’s presentations and notes, including videos, pictures and Power-Points to be used in the participants’ department training’s. Although pictures from the training will be made available, attendants are also encouraged to bring a video and/or still camera to the hands on portion of the class to gather media for their in house training’s

Registration Information


Cost – $325 Includes all 3 Days of Training

Space is Limited


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