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Saturday, June 6, 2020
8:00am – 3:00pm


Boothwyn Fire Company
1405 Meetinghouse Road, Boothwyn, PA 19061

Course Description:

Machinery Rescue Awareness (3 hours)

This class teaches emergency responders how to perform a size-up of machinery rescue incidents, so a safe and effective initial response can be implemented. Students will implement scene management strategies and learn how to recognize and mitigate hazards associated with various types of machinery. Students will discuss machinery components, terminology, lockout/tagout, and medical considerations. This class also includes discussion of elevators and response procedures for the most common machinery rescue call – the stalled elevator.

Machinery Rescue Operations (3 hours)

Machinery accidents injure 18,000 and kill 800 workers every year in the United States. These injuries include amputations, lacerations, crushing injuries, and abrasions. In some cases, patients will still be entrapped in machinery when first responders arrive on-scene. This program will introduce first responders to machinery rescue at the operations level, focusing on small machines and simple disassembly techniques. Hands-on evolutions will include control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout), gaining access, disentanglement, and extrication of entrapped limbs from simulated pieces of small machinery.

PA DOH EMS Con-Ed: 5.0 hours (1.0 clinical)

$125 per student

Cost includes lunch.

Payment is due at registration.

Pre-requisites: Age 18 and up

Additional Information:

Students will be required to bring safety glasses and work/leather gloves.

Electronic certificates indicating compliance with NFPA 1006, 2017 edition will be issued from Elder Technical Rescue Services, LLC.