Indiana University of Pennsylvania's Division of Emergency Services Training will offer its basic vehicle rescue course from September 15 through October 21, 2009.

The course is a fifty-two-hour, basic-level training program that will prepare fire, rescue, and emergency medical personnel to perform safe and efficient vehicle rescue. The class offers both classroom instruction and field practical sessions.

The course is registered with the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Pennsylvania State Fire Academy. Students who successfully meet all course requirements will be certified as Basic Vehicle Rescue technicians. Students must be age eighteen by the first day of class to participate.

The class will be held at the Indiana County Public Safety Training Center.

Cost is $110, and students must provide a full set of personal protective clothing and equipment for the field practical sessions. Class size will be limited to thirty students, and pre-registration is required.

A $50 non-refundable registration fee must accompany each student enrollment form and be received no later than September 9. The balance is due at the first class session on September 15.

The course may also be used by current emergency medical technicians or first responders to receive 28 continuing-education hours through the Department of Health.

For more information and registration forms, call 724-357-4052 or visit the Emergency Services Training website.