Oklahoma Train the Trainer & High Voltage Vehicles


Edmond, Oklahoma

Oct 5th, 6th, 7th 2020


This 3 day Train the Trainer fully prepares participants to teach the latest in Vehicle Extrication & High Voltage Vehicle Response

Participants will receive an Instructor Certificate that exceeds NFPA Standards and the NFPA EV Safety Certificate

The first two days of this course are spent studying current and future airbag hazards, advanced steels, patient care, vehicle construction, alternatively fueled vehicles, basic and advanced techniques, techniques for teaching vehicle extrication in the classroom and in the field, and much more (see below for full details). Also included in the first two days is a tour of new vehicles that possess the features studied in class. The last day is spent in the field with hands on cutting of fully electric vehicles including Tesla’s.

Program Outline

– 0900 – Orientation:  Introductions, etc.

– 1000 – Vehicle Construction:  Changes in vehicle construction, modern vehicle construction challenges, construction materials including aluminum, push and pull points, directing metal rip, tool vs. material, anatomy, and common terminology will all be covered in this segment.

– 1100 – Instructor Resources:  This segment covers everything instructors need to stay up to date with what’s happening with vehicle extrication. NFPA standards, printed and online resources, acquiring tools and vehicles for training, teaching tips, dealing with local facilities, and more will be covered.

– 1200 – Lunch Break

– 1300 – Extrication Involving Alternatively Fueled Vehicles:  Compressed Natural Gas, Liquid Natural Gas, Electric, Propane, Straight Vegetable Oil, Bio-Diesel, and Hydrogen will be covered in detail.

– 1400 – Basic & Advanced Techniques:  Your instructor will shed light on basic extrication techniques with great attention to detail. Causes of the common problems rescuers encounter will be covered so a more consistent result can be achieved. Dash Displacement, Door Removal, Roof Removal, Total Side-Wall, Hood & Trunk Access will all be covered. Then during the advanced techniques section, Brock will cover Dash Displacement Alternatives, Vehicles on Roof and Side, Stacked Vehicles, Under-Rides, Side Impact, Lifting, and various other probable site situations and on scene hazards.

– 1530 – High Voltage Vehicle Firefighting:  In this module lithium ion battery firefighting is covered in great detail. Myths and misunderstandings are address and real, tested solutions for extinguishment, cooling and after care are presented. This is an important module! 

– 1700 – Dismissal

Day 2 of 3

– 0900 – Procedures for Airbag-Equipped Vehicles:  This program presents an instructor’s overview of airbag systems including what the basic components are, how the various frontal, side, and interior supplemental restraint systems work, and what are currently in place in current model year vehicles. Rescuer-friendly explanations include discussion of airbags that can actually inflate twice, the challenges of the newest 10,000 psi stored gas inflators, and new airbag systems such as the carpet airbag, seat belt airbag, and pedestrian airbag.

– 1200 – Lunch:  During This Time Participants Will Be Invited to Look Through Several Late model Vehicles With Modern Airbags Hazards, Odd Battery Locations and Advanced Steels. Instructor Archer will remain available to answer questions.

– 1300 – Emergency Procedures for Hybrid Vehicles & Fully Electric Vehicles:  The Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Emergency Procedures program discusses the gasoline electric hybrid and fully electric vehicles that are out there and what to do with them at an emergency scene. Toyota and Honda started it all in 2001 and now HEV’s and EV’s may posses batteries that run at over 400 volts. This module addresses a unique Advanced Extrication protocol for safely dealing with these vehicles under emergency situations such as crash, submersion, lockouts, etc. From an instructor’s perspective, you will learn about the myths and urban legends that your training program participants might ask you about in your class. Instructors must be prepared for some wild urban legends. Learn what they are now as we explain how to teach hybrid vehicle practices and procedures.

– 1500 – Patient Care:  Vehicle Extrication is one of the most challenging tasks that rescuers are asked to perform. It’s a discipline where the skills of the rescuer have a significant effect on the outcome of the patient. When an occupant of a vehicle is subject to sudden unexpected trauma, the care that is giving at scene plays an important role in their overall treatment. In this Module Brock will share his experiences in patient care and cover the critical considerations that must be made by rescuers treating occupant of a vehicle accident. Immobilization, mechanism of injury, basic life support care, rapid extrication, patient comfort, and more are covered in this module.

– 1600 – Extrication Involving Vehicles with Advanced Steels:  A vitally important presentation called Extrication Involving Vehicles with Advanced Steels will cover the challenges of the new structural steels being used in vehicles to increase their crashworthiness. Steels such as Boron are up to eight times stronger than the metal we typically find in vehicles and may be beyond the cutting capability of your rescue tools. Brock will explain what he learned during years of research on these steels and what you can do to prepare for Advanced Steels at your next crash scene. A very important aspect is how instructors can simulate Advanced Steels on older, acquired vehicles. Brock will explain a very unique and effective way to improve your extrication training.

– 1700 – Dismissal

Day 3 of 3 – Presented By Brock Archer

– 0900 to 1700 – Hands on Extrication:  During this full day of hands on, participants will have plenty of time to practice all of the evolutions discussed in class on late model high voltage vehicles including Tesla’s. Instructors are also encouraged to try any new ideas or evolutions. Instructional demonstrations include: how to wire an airbag for class demonstrations, using older vehicles in advanced steel training’s, and getting the most out of available vehicles. During this segment of the training, participants will use the latest in hydraulic tools, stabilization equipment, and hand tools.

All participants will take home multiple class handouts, and a link to a file containing all of the Instructor presentations and notes, including videos, pictures and Power-Points to be used in the participants’ department training’s. Although pictures from the training will be made available, attendants are also encouraged to bring a video and/or still camera to the hands on portion of the class to gather media for their training’s

Registration Information

Cost – $325 Includes all 3 Days of Training

Space is Limited and the Class Will Fill Quickly 

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