October 9, 2017

On October 5, 2017, The Verona Fire Department hosted an Extrication Operations Instructor “Train The Trainer” course. The class was taught by Brock Archer with assistance from adjunct instructors Richard Deldonna (University Hospital EMS Rescue of Newark) and Matthew Antolino (Maplewood/Verona Fire Department). The class ran from October 5 to October 8 and was designed to train firefighters to become instructors in not only vehicle extrication techniques, but also safety concerns, hybrid and electric vehicle considerations, course content and instructional method. The 43 Participants in the class represented multiple agencies throughout the county, state, country and Denmark. On October 8, the participants spent a full day at the Verona Fire Department Training Center to practice on various scenarios set up by the instructors.

Special thanks to DCH Montclair Acura of Verona for providing a Hybrid Acura MDX for the class. The vehicles to cut were provided by Roaches Towing of Montclair, Select Towing of West Orange and Ajaco Towing of Parsippany. Equipment provided by Paratech, Genesis, Amkus and Hurst. Without the gracious support by these companies, the class would have never happened.

More photos at the Verona Fire Department Facebook page.

About the Verona Fire Department
The Verona Fire Department is an all-volunteer fire department serving the Township of Verona, New Jersey. Please direct all media inquiries to Charles T. Magatti, Chief of the Department or Matthew Gifford, Assistant Chief of the Department.

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880 Bloomfield Avenue
Verona, NJ 07044
(973) 857-1078