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Metro Atlanta Firefighters Attend MAETRC Conference

Post Date:10/18/2016

Firefighters from around metro Atlanta will learn the ins and outs of vehicle, water and technical rescue techniques at the 5th Annual Metro Atlanta Extrication and Technical Rescue Conference (MAETRC) on October 21 and 22. Sponsored by the Metro Atlanta Fire Officers Association, this year’s conference will be held at the Roswell-Alpharetta Public Safety Training Center located at 11565 Maxwell Road in Alpharetta.

Four different courses are available to participants this year:

  1. Advanced Extrication: Topics covered include new car technology, HALO, seat ramming, tunneling, working the interior, moving vehicles and vehicles against objects.
  2. Leadership for Today’s Fire Service: Adapted from John Maxwell's Five Levels of Leadership and James Hunter's The Servant, this class addresses current issues that today’s fire service leaders face.
  3. Commercial Vehicle Extrication: An aggressive, hands-on approach to extrication involving some of the largest & most dangerous vehicles on the road. Areas covered will include heavy rigging, load lifting and shifting, truck & bus anatomy and non-traditional techniques.
  4. TRT Operators Course: This class was developed to allow trained technical rescue operators the chance to navigate through basic and complex real-world technical rescue scenarios, including rope operations and rigging systems, restricted passage and limited visibility rescue, water hazard rescue operations and more.

Class takes place from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. each day, rain or shine.

The mission of the MAETRC is to bring top tier training in the areas of extrication and technical rescue to the Metro Atlanta area at a low cost. The mission couldn’t be accomplished without the generosity of Newell Recycling, Yancey Brothers, Kroger Company, Chick-Fil-A (Town Center), American Towing, United Towing, Statewide Wrecker and Fulton County Schools.

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