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Raising the standards for rescue training
Texas Fire Museum
Dallas, Texas                 Sept. 24-25, 2010


We have 6 openings for the Sept. class Register now!


Awarness Level Auto Extrication (Basic) 12 hrs


This class is designed to provide the student with a working knowledge of the requirements specified in chapter 2 of NFPA 472 standard (6-2.1) Response to Hazardous Materials.

NFPA 1670 chapter 6, Awareness level technical rescue functions,  

NFPA 1006 (6-1.1-6-1.8). Basic level functions.


The NFPA establishes an Awareness, Operations and Technician level for vehicle and machinery rescue much like the field of hazardous material emergency response. Each level has its own capabilities as well as limitations.


Awareness level describes the minimum capability of a responder who could be first on the scene of a technical rescue incident.  Members at this level are generally not considered rescuers.


Class Overview:

Upon completion of this course, students should have an awareness of:

  • Establishing scene safety zones
  • General stabilization techniques
  • General structure and anatomy of vehicles and possible points of victim egress.
  • An awareness of potential energy sources and how to isolate them, such as airbags, hood struts, bumper struts, inflators, seat belt pre-tensioners, etc.
  • A general familiarization of tools, (Hydraulic, Hand, and Electric), and the safety issues involved with using them.
  • An awareness of possible fire, and fire protection procedures.
  • Basic techniques of auto extrication, to include: Stabilizing, battery disconnection, glass removal, door removal, side removal, roof removal, dash roll, etc.
  • Basic patient care and removal.


This class is open to a maximum of 60 students.                 Tuition: $125.00


 Prerequisites:   No prior experience is necessary.


Students must furnish their own personal protective gear. This includes: Bunker gear or extrication gear (no wildland gear). ANSI approved head protection (i.e. fire helmet, hardhat), face shield/goggles or ANSI approved safety glasses, fire gloves or approved rescue gloves, boots with toe protection (i.e. steel toed).


Student Registration

Student Registration will begin Friday Sept. 24th at 4:00 pm.

At the TEEX registration booth located at the main entrance.


Classes Schedule

Notice: In an effort to increase hands-on training time, all class room sessions will be held:


Friday evening from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm  


Students must attend class room sessions to participate in the hands-on classes.


Hands on classes will be:


Saturday 8:00 – 5:00 pm  


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