Classes for First Responders

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When you’re involved in an accident, you rely on local first responders to help you get to safety, help those who are injured, and prevent further tragedy. The St. Louis and Metro East area is blessed with amazing professionals who take on the challenges of this vital role. We are extremely grateful for those who put their lives on the line for all of us each and every day.

As a thank you, Schaefer Autobody Centers is offering a week-long series of advanced training courses for emergency professionals. All classes are free, and you may choose to attend any number or combination of classes. These courses are conducted in a classroom setting. A certificate will be awarded upon completion of each course. Click on the links below for our location addresses and map.

Rescue 4 Disabled: Monday, July 15th, 6pm-10pm, Crestwood

This classroom course is designed for First Responders and CERT team members. Attendees will be provided with the information they need to properly handle and care for persons with disabilities at accident scenes and mass casualty events. Mobility Vehicles and Service Animals will also be covered.

Mass Casualty Incidents: Tuesday, July 16th, 6pm – 10pm, Creve Coeur

This classroom course is designed for First Responders and CERT team members. This course provides attendees with the information they need to respond to and initiate immediate care during a Mass Casualty Incident or a natural or man-made disaster.

Hybrid/Electric Alt Fuel Vehicles: Wednesday, July 17th, 6pm – 10pm, Ellisville

This classroom course is designed for First Responders. Attendees will learn the information they need to properly identify, stabilize, shut-down, and safely work around new vehicle propulsion systems. Everything from battery operated to compressed air vehicles will be covered.

New Vehicle Technology: Thursday, July 18th, 6pm – 10pm, Hazelwood

In this classroom course, designed for all First Responders, attendees will explore advancements in vehicle design and materials such as Ultra High-Strength Steels, Composite Plastics, and Space Age Aluminums. New vehicle construction methods and advanced safety systems along with alternative extrication procedures will also be covered.

Extrication A-Z: Friday, July 19th, 6pm – 10pm, O’Fallon

This course for First Responders explains the new extrication techniques that are required to safely work around new vehicle designs and materials. Working with advanced high-strength steels, high voltages, high pressures, advanced designs and safety features will be covered. “How to get the job done with the tools you have available” will also be explained.

Register today, as space is limited for these free classes. Jeanna Delgado at (314) 402-2136 or ; or Katie Halloran at (314) 456-9405 or

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