Illinois Fire Service Institute


New Car Technology : 4.00 Hours

Course Description

This course introduces students to new technologies not encountered in the past that can impact rescue efforts. Topics covered include hybrid or electric driven vehicles, alternative fuel systems, dangerous drive train components, hazardous mechanical and hydraulic systems, plus more. Rescue challenges associated with air bags and their deployment and detonation systems, pre-tension systems and other passive restraint devices throughout the passenger compartment are also discussed. Methods of construction, vehicle body components and their materials of construction offer challenges not found at accident scenes in the past. The course is a recommended follow-up class to the Basic Auto Extrication course.



  Syllabus - NewCarTech.pdf

This course is part of the following Programs

  • cornerstone
  • 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 MICHAEL FORREST or your regional representative.

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Upcoming Classes

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monmouth Wed, Apr 7 2021 -
Wed, Apr 7 2021

kirkland Sat, Apr 10 2021 -
Sat, Apr 10 2021

alton Mon, Apr 12 2021 -
Mon, Apr 12 2021

alton Tue, Apr 13 2021 -
Tue, Apr 13 2021

alton Wed, Apr 14 2021 -
Wed, Apr 14 2021

alton Thu, Apr 15 2021 -
Thu, Apr 15 2021

rockford Mon, May 24 2021 -
Mon, May 24 2021

Applicable Credits

Hours 2
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