Technical Rescue Support and Vehicle Extrication Operations

CEF017 – 4.00 Hours


FP CEF017 52 $10.00 Register

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at (866) 878-8900 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

As implied in the name firefighters respond to and extinguish fires.  But in today’s world firefighters are tasked with an all hazards approach, responding to a multitude of different types of emergencies.  Technical Rescues and Vehicles Extrication make up a large volume of those specialized calls.  Vehicle travel is increasing annually and with that so are vehicle mishaps.  When these accidents occur, it may be 2 passenger vehicles, or it could be a school bus that was struck by an 18 wheeler carrying hazardous materials.  A firefighter must possess the knowledge to handle these 2 incidents as well as everything in between.  Some vehicles are even powered by alternate fuels adding more challenges. Firefighters must operate safely on highways, and other road ways where vehicle traffic may still be present.  This is a dangerous environment and many firefighters have lost their lives on these roadways.  This course offers 4 CE hours covering rescue tools, vehicle extrication, and technical rescue.  This course offers an interactive practice session and quiz based off IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting, 7th Edition Manual.  This course satisfies: NFPA 1001 5.4.1, 5.4.2


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Technical Requirements

In order to successfully complete this course, you should have access to computer equipment meeting the following system requirements:

  • Recommended screen resolution: 1280 x 1024
  • Minimum screen resolution: 1024 x 768
  • Broadband or high speed internet
  • Latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari web browsers
  • Latest version of Flash
  • Latest version of Adobe Reader

Text Book

Students are expected to use the Essentials of Firefighting, 7th Edition Manual

Attendance Requirements

To meet attendance requirements, participants must review each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • 1. Describe the duties of a Fire Fighter II at a technical rescue incident.
  • 2. Describe rescue practices and goals at various types of rescue incidents.
  • 3. Identify tools used at technical rescues.
  • 4. Identify vehicle construction methods and components.
  • 5. Describe size-up and hazard recognition at a vehicle extrication incident.
  • 6. Describe vehicle stabilization operations.
  • 7. Describe techniques used to access victims at a vehicle extrication incident.

Suggested Audience

Individuals seeking continuing education in the fire service.

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • 4.00 hours – Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP)
  • State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas (SFFMA)