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Course Description

Familiarization and knowledge of automobile construction technology and the equipment used at auto accidents to free trapped patients are essential factors in the safe performance of basic firefighter duties. It is the responsibility of the firefighter to operate tools and equipment in the most efficient and safe manner possible on the emergency scene. This is a pass/no pass course. ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and English 420.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of automobile construction and the use of hydraulic and hand tools for dismantling vehicles to free trapped patients.
  • Demonstrate how to stabilize a vehicle at the scene.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
Gavilan College Red Diamond 5055 Santa Teresa Boulevard Red Diamond Gilroy, CA 95020 Red Diamond (408) 848-4800