• Connecticut Custom Fire Training was founded and is staffed by veteran fire service professionals dedicated to providing high quality training…

  • We have been developing our Firefighting courses to meet your training needs.

  • Custom Tool Modifications CCFT staff specialize in modifying standard firefighting tools to improve their functionality on the fire ground. Our…

Welcome To Connecticut Custom Fire Training

Connecticut Custom Fire Training was founded and is staffed by veteran fire service professionals dedicated to providing high quality training that is backed by years of experience in busy department throughout NY & CT. All of our staff are certified Fire Service Instructors who have spent years teaching at the state level, as well as on the national circuit. The focus at CCFT is on tailoring a program to meet the specific needs of your department whatever they may be. We do not use generic “canned programs”, we deliver customized training that applies to your department’s needs. Allow us to come into your department, evaluate your response area & typical call volume, discuss your training needs, and design a training program that will apply to your members, enhance their skill set, and improve upon overall departmental performance & effectiveness.
 

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"Being Displaced"

Having a good working knowledge regarding some of the key structural components in modern day vehicles can go a long way to improving your extrication skills. One such component you should be aware of and use to your advantage is the center dash bar found in virtually all automobiles produced after the year 2000. The center dash bar, (aka) central dash support, is a key component of the dash support structure, which runs accross the dash area of the car from "A post" to "A post". Understanding what the "Dash Bar" is, and most importantly where it is will significantly further your capabilities in terms of displacing the dash of a car that is impinged upon your victims lower extremities.  The central dash displacement is a technique used to hyper-extend the dash of an automobile by pushing off the dash bar with your hydraulic spreader or ram.  By placing the base of your ram, or the lower arm of your spreader on the transmission hump or floor board, and the upper portion of the unit on the dash bar you can raise the dash significantly without making any relief cuts. Finding the dash bar can be tricky at first as it is hidden by the standard components of the dash board (radio, temperature controls, vents, etc.) Once these components are removed, or destroyed by the hydraulic tools the dash bar will be visible, and displacement can commence. You will be amazed by the amount of space you create using this technique.rsz 1img 2584

The Sweet Spot
Having a "Blow Out"
 
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