Fire & EMT Students Hold Vehicle Extrication Exercise


Moraine Park’s State Certified Firefighter 2 and EMT classes recently held a vehicle extrication training exercise. During the event, the fire students completed a safety check of the vehicle and checking on the number of patients, vehicle stabilization, window removal, door removal, roof removal, and assisting in patient removal. This training was to help prepare the students for the fire certification test. EMT students were able to learn how to remove a patient from the vehicle and collaborate with the firefighters during an emergency. This training ties into trauma assessment for the EMT students. 

Participating Firefighter 2 students include Josiah Brath, Joshua Bartelt, Griffin Brunet, Nick Smith, Kurt Haefs, Mitch Hartmann, Mike Webber, Andrew Pike, Kate Breunig, Doug Budiac, Kerri Ostrowski,   EMT students from my class, Joanne Bernhardt, Crystal Braun, Haylee Cornelius, Dan Croft, Mark Franz, Nikkos Kanthack, Gabe Maurer, Jim Perkins, Cassandra Schultz, Erick Searvogel, Nate Stocks. 

Participating EMT students include Pamela Brunet, Caitlin Butterbaugh, Kaylee Chapman, Ella Schmidt, Janeen Williams, Sophie Willinganz, Sara Zeinert.

During the exercise, the College was able to use their new extrication equipment received through an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG). This included Holmatro extrication equipment from Jefferson Fire & Equipment, and a spreader, cutter, ram, and vehicle stabilization steps.

Wally’s Auto Salvage of Beaver Dam donated the vehicle.

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