Machinery Rescue Awareness and Operations

Date(s) - 01/30/2021
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

West Chester Fire Department Training Center


Machinery rescue awareness and operations level training based on NFPA 1006 (2021) job performance requirements.


Machinery accidents injure 18,000 and kill 800 workers every year in the United States. These injuries include amputations, lacerations, crushing injuries, and abrasions. In some cases, patients will still be entrapped in machinery when first responders arrive on-scene. This program will introduce first responders to machinery rescue at the awareness and operations levels, focusing on small machines and simple disassembly techniques. Hands-on evolutions will include control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout), gaining access, disentanglement, and extrication of entrapped limbs from simulated pieces of small machinery.


Students must provide their own safety glasses and work gloves.


Certificates of Continuing Education and PA DOH EMS Con-Ed credits will be issued to all students successfully completing the program.

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