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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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ACE Environmental Auto Extrication Workshop - Level 1

ACE offers the most extensive and action-packed auto extrication workshop available in North America. Unlike traditional extrication workshops, at ACE you will have a full day of hands-on learning within our advanced climatic wind tunnel. You will have the opportunity to practice your extrication skills in climate simulations that recreate the harsh realities of Canadian weather, including torrential rainstorms, freezing rain and unpredictable blizzard conditions. Learn how to perform advanced auto extrications to ensure you are prepared when facing future emergency situations.

The ACE Environmental Auto Extrication Workshop is held over the course of two action-packed days of hands-on stabilization, extrication and patient-handling technique development. In an instructor-led team environment, participants will work with hydraulic and non-hydraulic extrication tools on different vehicles in many configurations. Once you have completed this intensive workshop, you will be knowledgeable and confident with your extrication skills and application to real and imminent Canadian weather scenarios.

  • Day 1: Will include a brief in class introduction/course outline followed by hands-on evolutions outside in ACE’s private lot, leading up to real-time staged multi-vehicle extrication scenarios occurring on Day 2.

Auto Extrication Outside

  • Day 2: Will take place in the ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel, where participants will get to experience a selection of varying weather scenarios. Real-time staged multi-vehicle extrication scenarios will occur here, and the evolutions of Day 1 will be put to the test.

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