Machine Rescue - HOT

  • October 28, 2023
  • 8:00am-5:00pm
  • FESTI - Fire & Emergency Services Training Institute 2025 Courtneypark Drive, East, Mississauga

Facilitated by Jeff Lam

Machines and equipment are a part of our daily lives. When the human body becomes entangled, crushed, or impaled, quick rescue actions can save lives.
This course follows NFPA 1006 Chapter 13 and provides participants with the techniques necessary to safely respond to an incident involving machinery rescue. Throughout the course, our experienced Instructors will provide you with the information to correctly handle these complex scenes and guide you through correct equipment manipulation to safely extricate patients. During the course, an emphasis is placed on tool practice and you will have many opportunities to utilize hand and power tools to complete disentanglements and rescues and develop confidence in your tool work through progressive skill stations.

PPE Requrirements

Completion of NFPA 1001 - Firefighter I and II or equivalent experience
Bunker gear - Coat, pants, gloves, helmet, boots or a approved coverall suit and rescue gloves.
Safety glasses and ear protection.

Jeff Lam

Jeff has been a Firefighter for 14 years and currently serves as an Acting Captain on Squad 120 with the Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services.
While he takes interest in all disciplines of the Fire Service, he has a particular passion for all things technical rescue.
In 2012, as a junior Firefighter, Jeff encountered his first person in a machine incident, where a worker was trapped in an industrial food mixer. The critical thinking and high degree of technical proficiency demonstrated by his crew not only preserved the life of the individual trapped, it also inspired Jeff to pursue competency in the discipline of industrial rescue.
Through tending to a wealth of intense training courses, working as part of the Squad program at his department and keenly taking notes from seasoned Fire Service veterans, Jeff would eventually grow confident in the field and become the Machinery Rescue shift instructor for MFES, and would do so at FESTI as well.
Jeff’s motto is “Train hard; fight easy”.
Outside of work, Jeff spends his time questioning why his plants are always dying, watching reruns of The Simpsons and being the cool uncle to his nieces and nephews, where they tell him the cutest but most incoherent stories.