Las Vegas Motor Speedway completes two-day

advanced extrication and fire suppression training

 

 

Las Vegas Motor Speedway¿s Emergency Services Dept. conducted a two-day advanced extrication and fire suppression training seminar Aug. 14-15 at its 1.5-mile superspeedway.  Training was conducted by Brett Olbur, LVMS¿ director of emergency services and was observed by K. Lee Watson of NASCAR.

¿This class was a coordinated project between LVMS and NASCAR in preparation for our upcoming NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and Champ Car World Series event,¿ said Brett Olbur, LVMS¿ director of emergency services.  ¿We approached NASCAR about conducting this training.  They¿ve been a big supporter of our track and they sent their advanced trainer (Watson) to Las Vegas.¿

More than 100 LVMS fire and safety personnel participated in the two-day seminar.

¿We had stellar participation, from fire departments to safety personnel from all over the country,¿ Olbur added.  ¿We had participation from local our ambulance agency (Southwest) and also our helicopter agency (Mercy Air).

¿We went through the advanced program that NASCAR implemented, which was a lot of review for us along with some new information.  We also conducted on-track scenarios with NASCAR, including simulated auto extrication, several different types of fuel burns, first aid and helicopter landing operations ¿ everything we do at a major racing event.  I think we¿re an A+ team.¿

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