Skip to main content

Vehicle Extrication Technician Course - Hybrid/VFA

Hybrid - Orientation: Monday, May 20 at 1800 - a Teams meeting invite will be sent with the confirmation email.


Application Deadline: 4 PM on May 6, 2024

Pre-requisites: Students must provide their own personal protective equipment and be at least 18 years of age at the start of the program.

Students will need access to a high-speed internet-connected computer with microphone and web camera capability. Phones and other devices with a screen less than 10 inches are not sufficient to access the content. Students must possess the technology skills necessary to independently join and participate in virtual meetings and access materials through an online classroom.

This class is limited to 20 students and the minimum is 15 students.                 

Click here for an admission application form or you can download one from our website and submit it for the program. 

Please send applications to: Admission will be determined by the date your application is received, with priority given to adult firefighters who are members of a Vermont Fire Department.

Student manuals are not returnable. The sponsoring department will be charged for the cost of the student materials if a student fails to complete the program.

Please feel free to contact the Vermont Fire Academy with any questions that you may have. 

Course Description: This forty-hour Vehicle Rescue Technician course will cover material that meets NFPA 1006, Standard for Technical Rescue Personnel Professional Qualifications, Vehicle Rescue, 2021 Edition.

Through classroom and practical sessions, you will plan for vehicle incidents; conduct a size-up; establish scene safety zones; control hazards; perform required stabilization; create access and egress points; disentangle victims; remove the packaged victims; and terminate the incident.

This course will have a heavy practical component where we will focus on the use of Res Q Jacks to stabilize the vehicles and extricate victims from a vehicle with limited access to that vehicle.

Equipment Needs– NFPA approved coveralls or structural firefighting PPE, gloves, eye protection, boots with safety toes, and a helmet.