"Extrication - The Art of Making Space"

Lead Instructors: Jeff Pugh and PX Team
Dates/Times: 0800-1700 either February 28th OR March 1st, 2019.
Shuttle Departure:
07:00 am from the Paramount Hotel
Details: A box lunch will be provided. Shuttles available to site, departures from Paramount Hotel
Required Equipment: Either full turnouts OR tech rescue/extrication PPE (Long pants/long sleeve coat/gloves/steel toed boots/helmet/eye protection) Dress for possible snowy weather!
Location: Hazel Dell - 1015 NE 78th St, Vancouver, WA 98665


Course Description: Extrication station rotations will focus on stabilizing the vehicle in its physical orientation, providing new and modifying old extrication techniques for gaining access to patients with emphasis on making every movement, cut and relief count in the “Art of Making Space”. We will provide a systematic fast paced approach to auto extrication focused primarily on the use of hand tools be it mechanical, electric, or pneumatic illustrating the following objectives: Seat Displacement/ Removal, Door Displacement/ Removal, Maxi Doors or Side Blow Out, B-Post Displacement/ Removal, Dash Displacement/ Push/Lift/Roll, Steering Column Displacement/Pull, Third Door Conversions, Hood/ Trunk Access & Removal, Lock Mechanism Bi-Pass & Through the Floor Board Access.