Welcome - Who Are We?The Puyallup Extrication Team (aka PXT) Group of Career Firefighters, Medics and Officers from Central Pierce, West Pierce, South King, & Tacoma Fire Departments. We base our instruction off of our “Learn, Train, Teach” hands on model. We all share a common goal of educating responders in extrication from dispatch to the successful termination of the incident. We are a mobile extrication company able to instruct up to 50 Firefighters. Possess state of the art equipment in hydraulics, pneumatics and hand tools.
Who Are We? PXT started in 2000 with a mixed group of firefighters that wanted to better themselves. Competing in TERC events exposed us to the WRO standards of extrication and had set the foundation for what we are today. We pride ourselves and are known for being competent and having a passion for extrication. Being consistent with common terminology using standardized approaches regardless of the situation. We want every student be as successful as possible with the tools we can provide.
MISSION STATEMENT To build on our skills and knowledge in vehicle & heavy rescue extrication so that we may share information with all rescuers to meet our common goal— “Saving Lives” …
PXT Philosophy • Not just “our way” but “a way with options” through trial and error. • An effective approach used internationally. • Objective based criteria to SAFE scene control. • What is our Goal within the fire service pertaining to auto extrication? • To have complete Situational Awareness. • Provide the safest working environment. • Provide the best patient care we can. • Be as efficient as we can by developing and executing plans managed by the Extrication leader.
PXT Courses PXT 101- Basic Extrication Fundamentals PXT 201- Advanced Auto Extrication PXT 202- Advanced Auto Stabilization and Lifting PXT 301- Technical Heavy Extrication PXT 302 - Heavy Lift & Stabilization PXT 401- New and Hybrid Vehicle Technologies PXT 501- Command & Control PXT 502- Interior Stabilization & Patient Care / Removal
PXT Instructed Events IAFF- WSCFF Fire Ops 101 6 Years King County Fire Training Officers Academy 5 Years TERC Zone 6 Extrication Competition (Host) 5 Years West Region EMS Conference 2 Years Thurston County Fire Training Group 2 Years Wash. State Fire Chiefs Conference 2 Years NW Fire Expo Wash. State Fire Academy 5 Years Calgary Canada Fire Extrication Academy World Rescue Organization Extrication – Cork Ireland Training provided for thousands of Firefighters over the past 13 + years – US, Canada as well as Overseas