Illinois Fire Service Institute


Basic Auto Extrication : 4.00-12.00 Hours

Course Description

This course provides basics hands-on training for fire and rescue personnel in size-up, stabilization, hazard control, patient access, disentanglement and scene control techniques at automobile accidents involving one or two vehicles remaining on their wheels. Emphasis is placed on proper choice, placement and use of equipment available locally. From hand tools such as bars and hack saws, to electric tools such as nibblers and recip saws, to air powered tools like air chisels and impact wrenches, to heavy hydraulic tools – all are employed depending on local capabilities. Arrangements may be made for larger division or county classes to provide a cache of tools for the class. The vehicles used for class are provided by and disposed of by the local fire department. NOTE: Protective Clothing Required -- Participants must furnish approved helmet, fire boots or leather safety boots, eye protection, gloves, coveralls or turnout gear for class. Vehicles for actual extrication exercises must be supplied locally.


  Syllabus - Basic Auto.pdf

This course is part of the following Programs

  • cornerstone
  • fire college
  • vehicle and machinery rescue


There are no prerequisites to taking this course

If you have specific questions about this course contact ANTHONY VESPA

If you are interested in having this course taught in your area, contact ANTHONY VESPA or your regional representative.

If you are not sure who your regional representative is, take a look at this map. It is color coded by county.

Upcoming Classes

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minier Sat, Jul 11 2020 -
Sat, Jul 11 2020

pekin Sat, Jul 18 2020 -
Sat, Jul 18 2020

coello Sat, Aug 1 2020 -
Sat, Aug 1 2020

monmouth Sat, Aug 22 2020 -
Sat, Aug 22 2020

south pekin Sat, Aug 29 2020 -
Sat, Aug 29 2020

nokomis Sat, Sep 5 2020 -
Sat, Sep 5 2020

Applicable Credits

Hours 4
11 Gerty Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
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Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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