Field Force Extrication Tactics
Field Force Extrication Tactics (FFE) is a three-day course that provides students with the knowledge and skills to operate the tools necessary to extricate individuals safely from protester devices while reducing liability and ensuring due process. Responders receive instruction in protest situations, legal considerations, responsibilities of extrication teams, and extrication techniques required to defeat protester devices. The course culminates in a series of hands-on activities that allow responders to practice the learned skills (operating extrication tools, defeating protester devices, and communicating with other students while operating power tools) in a realistic context.
Below are some, but not all, of the critical skill sets learned during this training program:
- Identify considerations of a protest situation in accordance with analysis of current legal precedence and crowd control best practices.
- Plan a response to a protester device situation in accordance with tactical objectives.
- Defeat protester devices.
- Operate the hand tools in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications.
Police Officers, Firefighters, Medical Personnel, and other responders who require training and practice in the extrication of protesters from devices.
Prerequisites and Requirements
To be eligible for the course, the student must successfully complete the following courses:
- IS-100.b, Introduction to the Incident Command System, IS-100, or any of the available ICS-100 series; and
- IS-700.b, National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction, IS-700.
- Students must be in good physical shape and be capable of lifting 60 pounds while bending at the knees and waist, and be capable of operating the following power tools while bending downward and forward at the waist: Extrication saw, Angle grinder, Reciprocating saw, Jackhammer, Rotary hammer, Rebar cutter, Rotary tool.
Continuing Education Credits
The Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) is an Accredited Provider (AP) of Continuing Education Units (CEU) and is authorized to award the following CEUs for successful completion of this activity:
- FLETA (Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation) - 24 CEUs
- IACET (International Association of Continuing Education and Training) – 2.4 CEUs