Vehicle Rescue Awareness and Operations

Description:  This course developed by the VAVRS, Office of EMS and Dept. of Fire Programs stresses the skills and latest techniques of vehicle extrication. Emphasis is placed on:
· Orderly and efficient approach to the accident situation
· Safety procedures
· Protective equipment
· Use of tools (hand tools, power tools, hydraulic tools, air bags, etc)
This course contains both classroom and practical portions.
Course Hours:  16
Refresher Hours:  16
Reference Materials: N/A
Basic Course Prerequisites: 
· Minimum 18 years of age
· MUST provide own protective gear which is to include:
-helmet (with or without shield)
-leather type work gloves
-hard sole shoes, steeled toe boots
-turnout coat (or long sleeves)
-goggles or safety glasses
**NOTE: FULL TURN OUT GEAR IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AND PREFERRED*
Instructor Course Prerequisites: 
· MINIMUM of 18 years of age
· MUST hold current certification in HTR Vehicle Rescue
· MUST be certified in basic HTR Vehicle Rescue for a minimum of two (2) years
· MUST have successfully completed the HTR Vehicle Rescue pre-test with a score of 80
· MUST provide own protective gear (see above)
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