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Fire Science: Fire: Vehicle/Machinery Operations

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Academic Programs

(F37) Certificate

Vehicle/Machinery Operations certification will provide completers with the ability to confidently use a variety of extrication equipment /tools and techniques used in auto extrication. This certification focuses on safety through the knowledge of how tools function. Different techniques to remove victims from auto accidents will be used. All students will be required to furnish protective clothing. This certification is required by the Office of the State Fire Marshall before a firefighter can be certified in any Technical Technician courses.

Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College
Academic Advising, 815/835-6354;
Jeffrey Newbury, Assistant Professor of Fire Science, 815/835-6269.


Major Field Requirements


  • FIR 206 - Vehicle and Machinery Operations 3 Semester hour(s)

Total Hours Required for Certificate: 3


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