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Big Rig Rescue Course in SE NC
2017-12-14, 11:44 AM (This post was last modified: 2017-12-14 11:46 AM by billy.)
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Big Rig Rescue Course in SE NC
Overturns and Underrides
March 23/24, 2018
Beaufort Community College
Washington, NC

This training is FREE to NC responders from fire, rescue, ems agencies.

Due to the extreme generosity of Woolard Towing Service BIG RIG RESCUE™ will be offered in Beaufort County, NC. Don’t miss this limited opportunity to attend the best training available for big rig overturn and underride incidents. You’ll learn the safest and most effective techniques for heavy lifting and stabilization of big rigs involved in collisions with smaller vehicles. Travel if you dare, Hell’s Highway and practice The 5 Step Discipline for Overturns and Underrides. The featured presenter will be Billy Leach, Jr. Billy is internationally recognized as the Developer and Sr. Presenter of BIG RIG RESCUE™. He has presented at FDIC, Firehouse Expo, FDNY’s Technical Rescue School, LACoFD, and many other venues.

The program features both classroom and HANDS-ON learning. Attendance is based upon first-come, first served and is very limited to ensure MAXIMUM HANDS-ON. An extensive handbook is provided for reference by attendees.

What can you expect?

The intensive classroom session will provide detailed information for The 5 Step Discipline for Overturns/Underrides. The reference handbook has nearly 300 pages and has been updated to include even more information!

As you travel Hell’s Highway you can anticipate encountering very challenging yet realistic scenarios such as van trailer underride, concrete mixer overturn onto a smaller vehicle, van trailer overturn onto an auto, and MUCH MORE! Come, learn, and test your new knowledge and skills! You WILL NOT be disappointed!

Attendees are expected to furnish the following (without exception):

Helmet to meet NFPA Technical Rescue Standard
Full length fire retardant clothing meeting NFPA Std for Technical Rescue
Safety glasses or goggles to meet ANSI Z89.1+S Standard (helmet shields alone are insufficient)
Gloves to meet NFPA Cut Resistance and Heat Resistance Standard
Protective footgear, including impact resistant toe cap meeting NFPA Std for
Technical Rescue
Handheld light
Small battery operated calculator

Anyone wishing to attend must have previous training and considerable experience in vehicle extrication. BRR™ is not an entry level training program. The skills are developed to meet NFPA Standard 1670 Chapter 6, Technician Level. The fundamental goal of BRR™ is stabilizing the larger vehicle to create a safer rescue operation. There will be no opportunities to actually cut/spread/ram the big rigs.

The Featured Presenters:

Billy has been actively involved in Emergency Services since 1976, combining career and volunteer experience. He is the Developer and Senior Presenter for BIG RIG RESCUE™. Frequently he conducts training in vehicle rescue, and has presented at the International Vehicle Extrication Learning Symposium, Firehouse Expo, Fire Department Instructor’s Conference (FDIC), Fire Rescue Magazine’s First Due Conference, FDNY’s Technical Rescue School, and Los Angeles County FD Special Operations Division. Numerous presentation experiences include national and international audiences. Billy has co-authored a book, BIG RIG RESCUE© on the topic of heavy truck anatomy and extrication. Further, he is a certified Wreckmaster 8/9AR, a Crosby Rigging Trainer, and Educational Chairman of the Transportation Emergency Rescue Committee. This education leads to valuable offerings for emergency responders focusing on heavy rescue and extrication. Additionally, Billy has written articles for national and international publications such as Firehouse, International Firefighter, Technical Rescue, and Fire Engineering. As a selected committee member Billy helped develop the NFPA Hybrid/EV/Fuel Cell Vehicle program.

Ed Hampton
Edward B. "Ed" Hampton, III is a resident of Greensboro, N.C.
Ed is a N.C. Certified as a EMT, FFII, Rescue Instructor, Farmedic Instructor, Driver Operator, Dive Rescue I certified. He is also a NC Fire Rescue Commission Certification Board Member plus instructing at both the NC Fire College and NC Rescue College. Ed is a former member of Watauga Emergency Rescue Unit, Winston-Salem Rescue Squad, Chief of Charlotte Life Saving Crew, and Pinecroft-Sedgefield FD. Further, Ed is a 25 year member of N.C. Association of Rescue and EMS and N.C. Firefighter Association. Ed is still serving as Engineer for Pleasant Garden FD and Assistant Chief for the Guilford County Water Rescue Team. Through the years Ed has been an extrication instructor with Harvey Grant and O.B. Streeper. Ed had the opportunity to assist with the field testing of the prototype of the Hurst rams. Ed received a Rescue of the Year Award for helping save the life of a Mecklenburg County Police Officer impaled by a section of rebar in his patrol car. Also, Ed is the recipient of American Heart Association Heart Saver Award and Coffer-Gertsch Heart Saver Award for helping save a life with an AED. He is a recipient of Firefighter of the Year from Pinecroft-Sedgefield FD and Team Member of the Year and Officer of the Year from Guilford County Water Rescue Team.

You’ll work with some of the finest recovery equipment available, including rotator units, low pressure cushions, and rigging gear. The towing professionals will be led by Mike Woolard and are energetic and excited about the event. They are willing and ready to share their knowledge with you to create a safer rescue and faster extrication. Mike has planned some real challenges that include LOTS of twisted and mangled steel. You’ll jump in with new knowledge and fresh skills to take command of the rescue job. Never fear, Batman will be near and willing to help. The fundamental goal is to build your critical thinking skills and transition you to a higher level of rescue. Mike & his crew, Billy and Ed are ready! Join us!

Registration Information
All registration will be handled through Beaufort Community College in Washington, NC. For any detail please contact: Mr. Johnny Williams, Fire Training Director, Email:
Telephone: 252.940.6363
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