Training the Next Generation
It was off to the Buckeye State for Jarvis Bedford this past month to join many other talented instructors and teach at Crash Course Village. Joining a program that has trained more than 6,000 firefighters spanning over 33 years, Bedford met up with eager students travelling from all over to learn the ins-and-outs of extrication.
Crash Course Village was formed as a 501c3 Charity in 2013 to assist fire departments with continuing training as they strive to be better servants for their communities. The departments Crash Course Village have trained over the years have all had the drive to better themselves for the good of their communities. "Being there, working in high-stress scenarios and passing on the craft is so important to the future of the fire service," said Bedford.
Crash Course Village has grown to a network of nearly 100 instructors from all rescue disciplines, including; vehicle extrication, rope rescue, heavy rescue, new vehicle technology, hazmat, confined space rescue, trench collapse, swift water rescue, and more! Crash Course Village, a new way to provide extrication and rescue training for fire and rescue personnel. Stay safe! -Hal Eastman President | RSU