UFRA certified as an international training center for emergency techniques

Provo, UT – The Utah Fire and Rescue Academy at Utah Valley State College has been accredited as an International Center for Emergency Skills Training (ICET) Certified Training Organization. This certification now allows the Academy to present ICET courses in the field of rescue by entrapment.

With input from its own research and development, industry and academic sources, and fire and rescue services, ICET has created the systematic approach to rescuing trapped victims, SAVER. This method is a universal approach to this demanding form of rescue.

ICET’s SAVER method provides a systematic approach and effective scene planning in the extrication of trapped victims. Every entrapment accident can be dealt with very effectively in seven phases. Each phase has incorporated the latest technological and medical developments.

The Utah Fire and Rescue Academy will offer two SAVER courses. The SAVER Road Accident Rescue Team course will train participants in the practical and systematic approach to dealing with complex accidents involving entrapment and serious injury. The Heavy Transport Rescue course will focus on road accidents involving trucks, buses and trains. Each course lasts three days and will provide the student with lots of useful information and hands-on experience.

ICET was founded in 1983 as the International Center for Extractive Techniques. Founding members Jan Meertens and Holmatro identified a need for professional extrication training. Robert Walmsley of ICET has developed a systematic approach to rescue by trapping. ICET became an independent institute in 1996.

For more information about ICET SAVER courses offered by Utah Fire and Rescue Academy, call 1-888-548-7816 or 1-801-764-7700, or email [email protected] ed.

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