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EVENT INFO - Rescue Weekend

Please read carefully to ensure you register for the proper classes:

Registration to a 16 hour class INCLUDES registration to the Friday and Saturday Evening events.

Trench will run during the Friday Lecture, so you will be attending Trench class and will NOT be available for the Friday Lecture. You will be automatically registered for the Friday and Saturday evening events.

If you register for a single day class, it also includes registration to the Saturday evening event. It DOES NOT include the Friday lecture. You must register separately.

When you register,, your payment options are: Paypal (which includes credit/debit card), Mailing a personal check, or having us bill your department. 

Hotel information will be forthcoming via email to those who register. We will have discounted blocks of rooms.

Any questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  /  203-258-8984

Saturday Evening Event:

Conversation about VES
Capt Nick Papa – New Britain FD / Fireside Training
LT Dan Gordon – FDNY / Flash Fire Industries
FF Paul DeBartolomeo – FDNY / CT Custom Fire Training
*Dinner and Drink Included

Please Mail Checks To:
South Windsor Rescue Weekend
1175 Ellington Road
South Windsor, CT 06074

Trench Rescue -  24 Hours - Take the Door Training

Registration for this 3 day class INCLUDES Friday evening event and Saturday evening event. Please note, you will NOT be available to attend the Friday lecture series as this class runs during that event.

This three day course is specifically designed for the South Windsor Rescue Weekend. Participants will have varying levels of experience involving trench rescue but the instruction given will have all involved leaving with a much better understanding and a high level of confidence to perform at such at these high risk, low frequency events.


This will involve classroom instruction that includes the absolute latest advancements and techniques for trench rescue incidents and the hands on training content includes: 

  • Shoring Techniques for complex trenches with collapses 
  • Technician Teams and Assignments 
  • Deep trench operations (10-15 feet)
  • Adjusting strut pressures for conditions
  • Rigging for lifting and rescue
  • Stabilizing and lifting
  • Coordinating use of heavy equipment
  • Proper Equipment inventory and limitations of all equipment used. 
    .…and more

 We will introduce proven concepts in Trench Rescue and we will also include skills in Heavy Rigging, Hazmat, Patient Care, Rope Rescue.  Structural and Geotechnical engineering concepts are thoroughly discussed with the key trainers and potential decision makers for this event.  

Event Date 04-14-2023 8:00 am
Event End Date 04-16-2023 4:00 pm
Capacity 24
Registered 24
Available place 0
Individual Price $500.00
Location South Windsor, CT
Friday Lecture Series

Includes attendance to ALL Friday lectures and the Friday Evening Event. You DO NOT need to register if you are attending Rope or Lifting/Stabilization; it is included. Note: If you are attending Trench you will NOT be available to attend Friday Lecture Series.

Developing the Rescue Mindset – FF Jake Hoffmann, Toledo Fire + Rescue


Summer Street Building Collapse – FF Todd Leonard – Boston Fire Department


Back Bay LODD – LT Sandy Lasa – Boston Fire Department


New Car Technology – Dan Rinaldi – Providence Fire Department


Machinery Rescue – It Can Happen Anywhere – Tim Papp – New Haven / South Windsor

Event Date 04-14-2023 8:00 am
Event End Date 04-14-2023 4:00 pm
Capacity 70
Registered 70
Available place 0
Individual Price $50.00
Rescue at Height - 16 Hour - Corvus Rescue

Registration Includes Friday Lecture, HOT Class, and Saturday Evening Event

Patient access is paramount when dealing with an injured and stranded person at height, when significant injury or death can result from extended suspension on a fall arrest system. In this course we will focus on the timely and efficient techniques critical for a successful operation, including: 

-Establish operating procedures

-Perform a site hazard analysis

-Utilize fall protection systems for patient access

-Select appropriate patient packaging systems

-Rig rope systems for patient access and removal in both vertical and horizontal planes.

Students will be challenged through a series of increasingly complex scenarios at heights up to 80’

Event Date 04-15-2023 8:00 am
Event End Date 04-16-2023 4:00 pm
Capacity 20
Registered 20
Available place 0
Individual Price $450.00
Location South Windsor, CT
Lifting + Stabilization - 16 hour - CT Custom Fire Training

Registration includes Friday Lecture, HOT Class, Friday and Saturday Evening Event


Stabilizing, lifting & capturing are the 3 vital components associated with a successful rescue operation when dealing with a confirmed pin. Remove any one of these, and the results could be disastrous for the victim & rescuers. This class is designed to provide students with a better understanding of the lifting & stabilization equipment typically used in the fire service.

Event Date 04-15-2023 8:00 am
Event End Date 04-16-2023 4:00 pm
Capacity 28
Registered 28
Available place 0
Individual Price $450.00
Location South Windsor, CT
Introduction to Shoring - 8 Hour -  Flash Fire Industries (Saturday)

This registration is ONLY for this one day class and Saturday Evening Event.    You must register for Friday lecture event SEPARATELY.


This class is meant to be an 8 hour introduction to shoring techniques. Students will learn how to build the basic shores that are used in temporary shoring. This class is designed around common calls such as car into a building, porch collapses, and other collapses of a minor nature. Students will learn about temporary shoring with Paratech struts, cutting gussets, wedges, setting up cutting tables, and building “T” shores, Double “T” shores, and 2 and 3 post vertical shores. No previous collapse or shoring experience is necessary

Event Date 04-15-2023 8:00 am
Event End Date 04-15-2023 4:00 pm
Capacity 21
Registered 11
Available place 10
Individual Price $200.00
Location South Windsor, CT
Without the Protection of a Hoseline - The Uncomfortable Reality - 8 Hour - Flash Fire Industries

This registration is ONLY for this one day class and Saturday evening event.  You must register for Friday lecture event SEPARATELY.

Water application on a fire is the most important action on a fireground. But in the case of water problems, long or complicated stretches, standpipe operations, unknown location of fire, or confirmed life hazard, there may be a search team operating inside prior to the hoseline. This class will focus around how to do this in the safest way possible. The main objectives will be to review the modern fireground (contents, ventilation, construction), thermal imaging use, door control, can confidence, and search. This will be a combination of classroom, skills, demonstrations, and live fire. 

Classroom followed by live burns in Flash Fire’s 40’ mobile container.

Event Date 04-15-2023 8:00 am
Event End Date 04-15-2023 4:00 pm
Capacity 24
Registered 24
Available place 0
Individual Price $200.00
Location South Windsor, CT
Introduction to Shoring - 8 Hour -  Flash Fire Industries (Sunday)

This registration is ONLY for this one day class and the Saturday event event.    You must register for Friday lecture event SEPARATELY.


This class is meant to be an 8 hour introduction to shoring techniques. Students will learn how to build the basic shores that are used in temporary shoring. This class is designed around common calls such as car into a building, porch collapses, and other collapses of a minor nature. Students will learn about temporary shoring with Paratech struts, cutting gussets, wedges, setting up cutting tables, and building “T” shores, Double “T” shores, and 2 and 3 post vertical shores. No previous collapse or shoring experience is necessary

Event Date 04-16-2023 8:00 am
Event End Date 04-16-2023 4:00 pm
Capacity 21
Registered 7
Available place 14
Individual Price $200.00
Location South Windsor, CT
Conventional Forcible Entry – 8 Hour – CT Custom Fire (Sunday)

This registration is ONLY for this one day class and Saturday evening event.  You must register for Friday lecture event SEPARATELY.


Our Signature Forcible Entry Class!
Classroom followed by 3 skill stations:
- Inward Opening Forcible Entry (Real doors!)
- Outward Opening Forcible Entry
- Metal Cutting Operations
- Through-The-Lock

Event Date 04-16-2023 8:00 am
Event End Date 04-16-2023 4:00 pm
Capacity 32
Registered 32
Available place 0
Individual Price $200.00
Location South Windsor, CT