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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Nassau County Fire Service Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience

New York State Accident Victim Extrication

Location: 
Nassau County Fire Service Academy, Old Bethpage, NY.
Length: 
16 hours (4-5 weeks).
Dates: 
July 2005 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: improve rescuer awareness of safety concerns and apply approved techniques in a variety of extraction situations specific to vehicle extraction; identify types of vehicle construction and explain the limits of hydraulics; explain fuel systems and apply the proper procedures for safely shutting down a fuel system; apply preventative measures in reducing or eliminating firefighter injuries; stabilize utility and commercial vehicles, and school buses; explain the importance of proper size-up, resource management, and accountability; determine the proper method of incident management; identify hazards of wires and approach toward a vehicle fire; establish a perimeter and safe work zone on a highway; apply different methods of entanglement; and explain the roles of law enforcement, EMS and tow operators.

Instruction: 
Topics include: vehicle rescue and terminology, vehicle technology, utility and commercial vehicles, vehicle rescue life cycle, basic vehicle rescue skills, and hydraulic extrication techniques.
Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Vehicle Extrication or Emergency Medical Service (8/10) (8/15 revalidation) (8/20 revalidation).

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