Cole County Fire Protection District
Alan Braun is a training officer with the Cole County FPD and an adjunct instructor for MU FRTI. Alan is an ASE L1 automobile technician and works full time in his family-owned business, Braun Auto Repair. Alan is an integral member of the Vehicle Rescue Technician faculty and has developed a supplemental course on vehicle safety.
- DFS 4-Technical Rescue
Continuing Education Unit (CEU)
Accidents involving semitrailers and other large vehicles call for specialized knowledge and skills by emergency responders. This workshop is designed for those emergency response personnel who have an interest in or experience in vehicle extrication and wish to expand their awareness. Large Vehicle Rescue: Awareness will provide participants with the insight and information needed when efficiently operating and using tow trucks, rescue struts, cribbing, and airbag systems typically used to lift and stabilize heavy vehicles. Realistic vehicle extrication scenarios will be presented and discussed along with the tactics and strategies that are best suited for the problems associated with these large vehicles.