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Machinery Rescue Technician – NFPA 1006

This Southwest Fire Academy's Machinery Rescue training, based on the NFPA 1006 Standard (Chapter 13, 2021)
$695.00 3 days (24 hours)
SFA program - Machinery Rescue Technician – NFPA 1006


Delivered by Firefighter Legend and Lead Instructor Andrew Brassard (“Brass”), this course exceeds all the learning and skills required for NFPA 1006 (2021) Machinery Rescue, to the Technician level (Chapter 13). Utilizing SFA’s student manual and Job Performance Requirements, students will learn the fundamentals of machinery extrication from instructors who have been exposed to real-life experiences in the discipline. If you are looking for safe, quality training, look no further. 

Topics include: planning for large machinery incidents, identifying hazards, applying operational protocols, identifying large machinery anatomy, requesting resources, stabilizing large machinery, operating and monitoring stabilization devices, identifying and creating access and egress points, determining probable victim location, selecting and applying tools, and disentangling victims. 

At SFA, we take the NFPA Standard to the next level. Here, you will have the unparalleled opportunity to learn advanced metal cutting, cutting torch use, high pressure airbag lifting, and heavy load stabilization. You will learn how to work with small entrapments and large entrapments, how to work at heights, how to work in tight and confined spaces, and how to utilize hand tools to disentangle victims. At SFA, you will learn fundamental and forward-thinking, innovative techniques, from the best in the business. Become the best, trained by the best. 

Program Components

  • Access to SFA PPE
  • Instructor Led Theory
  • Instructor Led Practical Skills

All training is conducted safely in accordance with Section 21 Guidance Notes, NFPA Standards for Increased Hazard Exposure Training, and experienced Southwest Fire Academy instructors with a 5:1 student to instructor ratio.


Candidates successful in this program will receive a certificate of completion from Southwest Fire Academy. The OFMEM does not currently administer testing for this course; however, when it is available, students with a certificate of completion will qualify for the testing. Any OFMEM testing must be registered for separately, as this is not included in the SFA course. 

What is Included

  • Access to SFA PPE and equipment
  • SFA custom student manual
  • Complete JPR package (SFA retains all original documentation)
  • Certificate of qualification

What to Bring

  • CSA approved footwear
  • Station workwear (long pants recommended)

Additional Information

Please note: if this course is not filled to 75% capacity 7 days before it is scheduled to begin, it may be cancelled. In the event of course cancellation, you will be provided adequate notice and a full refund.  

Accommodations may be available upon request for the duration of your program. If you are staying for one or two nights, the flat rate for accommodations is $50 plus taxes. If you are staying for three or more nights, the fee is $100 plus taxes, total. Regardless of how long you are on campus, your fee will not exceed $100 plus taxes. This fee grants you access to your bunk, a communal kitchen, parking, and washroom/shower facilities. Please contact SFA at 705-510-9501 or with advanced notice, to reserve your spot. 

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