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All Puyallup Extrication Team (PXT) courses are designed to meet or exceed NFPA and DPSST standards. The foundation of the PXT philosophy is based on the World Rescue Organization (WRO) and Transportation Emergency Rescue Committee (TERC).

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Courses Available:

PXT 101Introduction to Extrication, 4-8 hours

Basic Fundamentals of Extrication to include terminology, tool knowledge, and use through classroom which may include hands-on training.

PXT 201 Basic Auto Extrication, 8 hours (Prerequisite for 300 Series classes)

Includes a short classroom session followed by an all hands-on introduction to modern auto extrication practices using hydraulic and non-hydraulic rescue tools.

PXT 202 Advanced Auto Extrication, 8 hours (Prerequisite for 300 Series classes)

All hands-on course utilizing air bags, hydraulic, pneumatic, and hand tools. The focus is on advanced stabilization & lifting to free entrapped victims in simulated accident scenarios.

PXT 301 Technical Machinery & Heavy Extrication, 2-Day 16-hour Technician Level

Teams of students will attack and mitigate complex and heavy extrication scenarios. This scenario-based course is designed for advanced students and will challenge them with problems that are difficult to replicate at their home training facilities. Examples include large mass transit vehicles, cable guard rail systems, vehicles on sloping terrain, vehicles into collapsed structures, collapsed freeway props, vehicles wrapped around poles, and machinery entrapment.

PXT 401 Hybrid Safety for First Responders, 3-6 hours

This up-to-date training course provided by PXT and MGSTECH includes discussions about hybrid part locations, high voltage hazards, power down procedures, fire, and submersion tactics, and dispels all myths about these vehicles. The course also goes into depth on Airbag (SRS) Secondary Restraint Systems and alternative fuel vehicles (Hydrogen fuel cells and full electric systems) which are rapidly becoming more common on the roads. This course is a must for keeping first-responders abreast of changes involving response procedures for Hybrids and Alternative Fuel vehicles.

PXT 501Command and Control, 4-8 hours

This course covers Command and Control aspects of the overall scene and extrication. Its practical application is designed for firefighters to battalion chiefs. Course also covers interior stabilization as well as patient care and removal.

PXT 601 and 602 Hand Tool Auto Extrication, 4 and 8 hours

Emphasis on The First Responder Jack, Reciprocating Saws, Air Chisels, and other basic hand tools.