A collaborative partnership between the Cook County Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management and NIPSTA supports this 40-hour program designed to provide students with basic vehicle and machinery extrication skills with a special emphasis placed on terrorism-related events. Training topics include safety, tools and equipment, vehicle stabilization, and patient access and removal to be addressed in both a classroom environment and during multiple extrication training scenarios.
This program may require students to travel off-site on multiple training days to complete course objectives. Details will be provided on the first day of the program.
Students are required to attend all sessions in their duty work uniform, including turnout gear that is NFPA compliant (coat, pants, hood, boots, gloves, helmet w/ chin strap, ear flaps, and face shield/goggles).
Tuition is waived for first responders in Cook County and credentialed members of state-wide specialized teams recognized by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. Cook County and state-wide responders will be given priority for registration. Du Page, Lake, Will, McHenry and Kane County personnel with the potential to respond under mutual aid agreements with Cook County will be registered on a space available basis.
All others: $900
Contact Technical Rescue Program Manager Todd Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org. Departments may not hold spots. Individual student names are required at the time of registration
Cancellation Policy: Notice of cancellation must be received in writing by NIPSTA at least two (2) weeks prior to the first day of the scheduled training program. Substitute requests will not be accepted.
If notice of cancellation is not received by NIPSTA before the first day of the scheduled training program, then 100% of the tuition fee shall be due and payable to NIPSTA.
NIPSTA reserves the right to cancel a course. Notice of cancellation will be provided to students at least seven (7) days prior to the first day of the program. Cancellations with less than seven (7) days" notice will only be in the event of an emergency.