Paratech Inc. Partners with the Illinois Fire Services Institute to offer the Second Paratech University Heavy Rescue Event


Frankfort, IL – Paratech Inc., in conjunction with IFSI, is hosting its second Paratech University Heavy Rescue event at Paratech’s facilities in Frankfort, IL August 20th through August 22nd, 2012. The event, spearheaded by Paratech’s Project Coordinator, Nigel Letherby, is attracting Firefighters and Military personnel from many parts of the U.S. and Canada as it offers hands-on experience on real life heavy rescue accident scenarios. Participants will be awarded a Certificate of Participation from Paratech as well as 16 hours credit toward continuing education at IFSI for the training to be received on the last two days of the event.

The overwhelming and enthusiastic response from those that participated in the first event this past May, illustrated the great desire and importance that our rescue personnel give to training and to increasing their existing knowledge of techniques and equipment.

Paratech’s Project Coordinator, Nigel Letherby, stated, “I am so glad that we are able to offer this training in a way that the departments’ out-of-pocket is minimal –many departments are limited in terms of funding for trainings and this event allows the firefighters to work on different scenarios with the equipment at length and without time constrictions...” Regarding the first event, Nigel Letherby stated, “…with so many departments from all over, there was a wealth of combined expertise and we all benefited greatly from each other’s experiences.”

Paratech is a U.S. company that manufactures equipment for rescue and beyond for the fire service and military, tactical and industrial markets. Paratech’s product lines are comprised of Rescue Support Systems, MAXIFORCE® Air Lifting Bags, Powered Impact Tools, Forcible Entry Tools, Rescue Air Cushions, Fire Fighting Tools, Leak Sealing Systems and the SMTTM, Special Mission Tender equipped for urban search or trench rescue.

For more information on this event, contact Nigel Letherby at (815) 325-1886 or Imelda Macías at (815) 931-2391.

About Paratech
Paratech is an established manufacturer of an ever-increasing number of emergency service and specialty industrial products, with a particular emphasis on tools for technical resuce.

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