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Hands on Training (H.O.T.) are 1- to 2-day intense training sessions on subjects not readily available in South Carolina. These classes have limited enrollment and are free to members of the SC State Firefighters’ Association.
School Bus Extrication / Advanced Auto Extrication
This program is designed present techniques and tips that can assist the rescuer in extricating a patient trapped in School Buses. We are going to first take a look school bus anatomy. We will discuss scene approach, hazards, and stabilization of school bus. Multi-passenger vehicles present us with quite a different challenge, this course will assist the rescuer in meeting this challenge. The rescuer will be presented with the complications and challenges of extrication from school buses. Students will gain hands on experience.
Rapid Intervention Team Operations
This hands on program is designed to teach students practical firefighter rescue techniques in a workshop and scenario based environment. On day one students will rotate through a series of six skill stations practicing firefighter rescue techniques such as lowering systems, drags and pulls, assessment/changeovers, deployment procedures, and roof rescues. One of the best ways to remember firefighter rescue skills is to actually perform them in a scenario-based environment. On day two, hands on training will involve the students in actual firefighter rescue scenarios within a realistic environment practicing the skills they learned on day one. Students will be placed on teams and deployed into realistic MAYDAY training evolutions. Each evolution will involve a firefighter entrapment, which will require the teams to perform a RIT search, stabilization of the downed firefighter, extrication operations, and removal. This course is a must for firefighters who are already on or preparing to become Rapid Intervention Team members. This is a two-day course and class participation is required on both training days for class completion.