Join MGS Tech at SOUTHEASTERN EXTRICATION SCHOOL – February 16-17, 2013


FEBRUARY 16-17, 2013

Speakers and Presentations

High-Energy, High-Impact Training – Tim  Sendlbach provides an overview of the skills and personal  characteristics necessary to develop and deliver a HIGH-IMPACT training program  for your department.  Training is  considered the backbone of every progressive fire department.

Tim  Sendlebach is a 23 year student and educator of the fire & emergency  services currently serving as Editor-in-Chief for FireRescue Magazine and  President of TES² Training & Education Services in Savannah, Georgia. Tim  is the immediate past president of the International Society of Fire Services  Instructors (ISFSI) and has served as Chief of Training for Savannah (GA) Fire  & Emergency Services, as Assistant Fire Chief in Missouri City, TX and as a  Firefighter/Paramedic in Kansas City, KS. Tim has earned a Masters degree in  Leadership from Bellevue University, B.S. degrees in Fire Administration and  Arson, and an A.S. degree in Emergency Medical Care from Eastern Kentucky  University.

EMS Aspects of  Extrication: Fundamentals and FocusRommie Duckworth connects core  principles of extrication with a foundation of field trauma care. Presented in  a way that everyone can understand this program delivers patient size-up,  incorporation of medical considerations in the extrication approach, detection  and management of life threats, basic and advanced assessment, and concerns for  special patient populations.

Rom Duckworth has more than twenty years of experience  working in career and volunteer fire departments, public and private emergency services  and hospital based healthcare systems. Rom is a frequent speaker at national  conferences and a regular contributor to research programs, magazines,  textbooks and new media on topics of field operations, leadership, education  and career development in emergency services. Founder of the New England Center  for Rescue and Emergency Medicine, Rom is currently a career Fire Lieutenant /  Paramedic and EMS Coordinator.

Alternative  Fuel Heavy Truck/Bus for First Responders – Matt  Stroud discusses the knowledge necessary to properly mitigate incidents involving  commercial vehicles that utilize modern hybrid and alternative fuels including:  LNG, CNG, Hybrid, EV, Hydrogen fuel cells.

Matt Stroud is a 22 year veteran of Toyota Motor  Corporation as a Master Diagnostic Technician, certified in numerous vehicle  technologies including Hybrid’s. Due to heavy demand from the fire service, MGS  TECH was founded in 2007 with the goal to teach firefighters/EMS personnel how  to safely manage Hybrid & new technology vehicle incidents. In addition to  his extensive automotive background, Matt has completed multiple extrication  courses, giving him a strong knowledge base of fire tactics &  terminologies.


Instructors and Sessions

Res-Q-Jack Stabilization University – Cris Pasto presents training  on all aspects of res-q-jacks, the most complete line of versatile rescue  struts & jacks available today. The practical exercises will cover  wheel-resting, side-resting, roof-resting, and over-ride vehicle  stabilization and lifts. Exercises will also cover advanced roll-over  & over-ride extrication tactics.

Cris Pasto is the Director of Engineering for  Res-Q-Jack, Inc. and a firefighter for the Spencer (NY) Fire Department.

Limited to 60 Students

Down  in the Ditch Les Baker covers the topic of vehicles that come  to rest in different positions in ditches of different sizes and  configurations. Although this topic has received little attention over the  years from the extrication community, local responders constantly find themselves  facing these incidents. Instruction will cover scene assessment, set up,  hazard control, and advanced techniques such as Hercules, Darlington Roll,  tunneling, floorboard operations, etc.

Les Baker, a 15-year veteran of the fire service, is an  engineer with the City of Charleston (S.C.) Fire Department. He has a bachelor  of science in fire science from Columbia Southern  University. Baker is an adjunct instructor with the South Carolina Fire Academy  and a member of the Darlington County Extrication Team, and he speaks and  instructs throughout the country.

Limited to 40 Students

Large Truck Tactics – Tim Rouse familiarizes the rescuers with different  types, unique characteristics, and extrication techniques for dealing with  large truck incidents. Students will be challenged with scenario based  evolutions culminating in a mega scenario involving multiple entrapments  designed to challenge even the most veteran responders.

Tim  Rouse has 24 years in emergency service as both a volunteer and paid  professional. He is employed by Lancaster County EMS as a Paramedic Preceptor  and with Chester County EMS. He is an Assistant Chief and former training  officer for the Lancaster County Rescue Squad, a Midlands EMS  Association Instructor since 2000, and one of the founding and current members  of the Lancaster County Extrication Committee which is responsible for setting  guidelines for extrication providing agencies including training, equipment,  and Quality Assurance.

Limited to 40 Students

Hand to Hand Combat  – Jeff Pugh provides  comprehensive training on the skills necessary to complete various tactics with  minimal hand tools. Emphasis will be placed on tools such as hi-lift jacks,  reciprocating saws, air chisels, etc.

Jeff Pugh, a  Lieutenant at Central Pierce Fire & Rescue, is involved with FEMA as a  Rescue Squad Leader & has held that position since 2001. He has instructed  for Pierce County D.E.M., Lee & Associates, Washington State Fire Academy  and Bates Vocational College. He held the chair position on the Training / Equipment  committee on the Pierce County Special Operations Committee as well as a Lead  with Rope Rescue for his department. Jeff is one of the original members of PXT  and serves as a Lead Instructor since the inception of PXT (2000) and is the  current President of PXT.

Limited to 40 Students

Advanced Tactics – Randy  Schmitz covers  advanced tactics that are not used on a routine basis, but when needed are  invaluable. These tactics include floor pushes, inverted patient removals,  vehicle slides, tunneling, ram work, etc., all completed in a variety of  scenarios. He also incorporates standard extrication best practices such as  including scene safety, complex stabilization, and glass management into the  training.

Randy  Schmitz is a firefighter and an extrication instructor for Calgary Fire  Department in Alberta, Canada. He is chairman of the Alberta Vehicle  Extrication Association and educational chairman for Transport Emergency Rescue  Committee (TERC) Canada and has served as a judge at TERC international extrication  competitions. Schmitz teaches extrication courses and new vehicle technology  programs across Canada and the United States.

Limited to 40  Students

Man in Machine – Ed  Henry discusses machine rescue calls such as a jumper impaled on a fence, a  construction worker impaled on rebar, a pizza boy’s arm caught in the dough  mixer, or the restaurant worker with his hand in the meat grinder. It’s  technical rescue and it’s happening in every response area throughout the  country. These types of calls will most likely require specialized training and  equipment. This class covers NFPA 1670 – Standard for Technical Rescue, case  histories, Crush Injury/Syndrome, tool and special equipment needs and rescue  operations.

Ed Henry has been  with City of Charleston (SC) Fire Department since 2004 and is assigned to a  truck company. He is an instructor for both the South Carolina Fire Academy and  Connecticut Fire Academy. He teaches engine and truck company operations  throughout the country including at FDIC and Firehouse Expo. Henry has a B.S.  in Fire Service Administration and is certified as a Fire Officer IV.

Limited  to 40 Students

Location and  Accommodations

The  registration, keynote presentations, and classroom portions of the breakout  sessions will take place the on newly constructed campus of the  Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology  (SIMT). This great campus provides customers with strategic training  and manufacturing technology solutions that maximize workforce productivity in  advanced manufacturing environments. During the Southeastern Extrication   School weekend SIMT  opens its doors to firefighters and rescuers committed to bettering themselves  and their community through extrication training. Please view the following  link for a map, directions, hotel accommodations, and transportation.  Accommodations are the responsibility of the student.


The  registration fee for this school is $130 per person, which includes keynote  presentations, one breakout session, all course materials, refreshment breaks,  lunch on Sunday, Certificate of Completion, CEU Credits through Florence  Darlington Technical College, a digital copy of all presentations for  department and SES t-shirt. Registrations postmarked after December 31,  2013 will be $155. Spaces are limited, so early registration is  encouraged! Breakout sessions will be filled on a first come first serve basis.  Please indicate the second and third choice on the registration form.  Participants should bring personal protective equipment including helmets, eye  protection, gloves, and turn-out gear. Dress for lecture sessions and meals will  be casual.

Les    Baker 843-307-5333
Jason    Bell  843-858-4549
Jeff    Burr 843-250-8497