Illinois Fire Service Institute


Vehicle and Machinery Operations : 40 Hours

Student Fee

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Course Description

The Vehicle and Machinery Operations course is designed to acquaint the student with techniques used in Auto Extrication. More specifically the student will become familiar with the different classifications and characteristics of vehicles and machines. Students will also become familiar with the different tools used in extrication, stabilization of the vehicle/machine,disentanglement of the patient(s), and initiating patient care. The student will become familiar with initiating the Incident Command System and how to terminate the incident when finished. The majority of the course will be spent working on the various skills/techniques each student will learn during this course.



Fire department members that intend to seek Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) certification in Vehicle Machinery Operations, may require completion of other certification requirements or courses (eg. Technical Rescue Awareness, Hazardous Materials Awareness/Operations, NIMS etc.)  prior to submission of OSFM paper work. Please refer to the OSFM site or contact OSFM directly for specific details and information.


  Syllabus - VMO.pdf

This course is part of the following Programs

  • fire fighting
  • vehicle and machinery rescue


There are no prerequisites to taking this course

If you have specific questions about this course contact MICHAEL FORREST

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

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

Upcoming Classes

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fairview heights Sat, Mar 10 2018 -
Sun, Mar 11 2018

Sat, Mar 17 2018 -
Sun, Mar 18 2018

carterville Sat, Apr 21 2018 -
Sun, Apr 22 2018

Sat, Apr 28 2018 -
Sun, Apr 29 2018

orland park Mon, Jun 11 2018 -
Fri, Jun 15 2018

champaign Mon, Nov 12 2018 -
Fri, Nov 16 2018

Applicable Credits

As of 01/22/2018


Reference CFR 1910.241, ,242Q, .252, .253


Reference NFPA 1006, 1983

OSFM Certification

Before the OSFM will issue certification, the 8-hour Technical Rescue Awareness class must be taken and you must be a Firefighter II.


Vehicle & Machinery Rescue I
NFPA 1006
11 Gerty Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
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            (800) 437-5819
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Phone: (217) 333-8925
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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