Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
FP 161
Course Title:
Vehicle Extrication
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Course Description

Covers procedures utilized for the extrication of injured victims from motor vehicles. Includes, tools, equipment and hazards associated with vehicle extrication and safety considerations during rescue operations.

Addendum to Course Description

This course fulfills the requirements for the Fire Standards and Accreditation Board subjects for #15-10.02. This course is transferable to a
degree program in Fire Service Administration at Western Oregon University or Eastern Oregon University.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

  • Stabilize unsecured vehicles that have been in motor vehicle accidents.
  • Safely remove injured persons from the immediate hazard.


Course Activities and Design

The material in this course will be presented in a lecture, demonstration, and practical application format.  Other instructional methods
including demonstrations, simulations may be employed.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

At the beginning of the course, the instructor will discus the methods used to evaluate student performance and progress and the criteria for
assigning a course grade. A course syllabus will be provided.  Assessment methods may include one or more of the following: examinations, quizzes, homework assignments, simulations, and demonstrations.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Demonstrate removal of an injured person from the immediate hazard by
use or carries, drags, and stretchers.