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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 Vehicle Rescue Operations

Formerly New York State Accident Victim Extrication
Course title change, effective January 2021
New York State Accident Victim Extrication
16 hours (4-5 weeks).
Nassau County Fire Service Academy, Old Bethpage, NY.
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.

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).