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  • Attendance Fee is $175 per person.            
  • There are limited spots available.
  • Registration is on a first come first serve basis and is open to all Departments.
  • Registration is limited to a maximum of                    4 people per Department.

  Schedule:                                                                Wednesday, October 28, 2020                               7am to 5pm/ Start at Classroom then will go        to Paratech University Hands on Training site. 

  Thursday, October 29, 2020                                   7am to 5pm/ Paratech University Hands On      Training Site

  Addresses:                                                      Classroom - Howell Fire Department,                      1211 W Grand River Ave., Howell, MI 48843

  Paratech University Hands On Training -                Operating Engineers Local 324, 275 E Highland    Road, Howell, MI 48843

  Hotels in the Area:                                                Holiday Inn Express & Suites Howell                      1397 Burkhart Road, Howell, MI 48855                   P: 1-517-548-0100                                                   (free Wi-Fi & free Breakfast; from hotel to               training grounds it is a 5 min drive)

  Baymont Inn & Suites Howell/Brighton                    4120 Lambert Drive, Howell, MI 48855                    P: 1-517-546-0712                                                (free Wi-Fi & free Breakfast; from hotel to                training grounds is a 6 min drive)

 Courtyard Detroit Brighton                                       7799 Conference Center Drive,                 Brighton, MI 48114                                                 P: 1-810-225-9200                                                   (free Wi-Fi & Breakfast $4.95 to $7.95; from hotel    to training grounds is a 16 min drive)  

  Airport:                                                         Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport              (DWT), 1649 Emerald Pines Drive, Canton, MI      48188 (training site to airport is 52 min drive)

  Frequently Asked Questions:                             PPE:                                                                       While on the training ground all participants must   bring and wear full PPE. Full PPE is a helmet,       eye protection, long sleeves, gloves, pants and      boots. Full bunker gear is not mandatory.

 Paratech provides equipment, instructors and   materials.

 What are the hours of Paratech Trench     University?
 Start time is 7am. End time is 5pm.

 Qualified Third-Party instructors conduct Paratech University training.

 Will I receive continuing education credits?
 Attendees who complete the Paratech University   course will receive a Certificate of Attendance   from the Third-Party instructing company.

 Attendees Responsibilities:
 Each participant will be responsible for their hotel   accommodations, transportation to and from the   event, dinner costs and an attendance fee           of $175 per person.

 What does Paratech Trench University include?        - Classroom                                                              - Paratech Tool Lab                                                  - Void Management Options Station                        - Shoring a Trench "End Wall" Station                      - Intersecting Trench Station

 Registration Allotment:
 Maximum 4 attendees per company.

 Credit Cards are accepted for your $175   attendance fee payment. At the end of this   registration process, you will be directed to   PayPal to make your credit card payment. If you   do not wish to pay by PayPal, at the bottom of       the payment screen click the box that says "Pay   with Debit or Credit Card".

 Donuts, Coffee, Water and Lunch are provided   on both days of Paratech University. Dinner costs   are not included in the attendance fee. 

 Terms & Conditions:                                                 - Severe weather or other major events may             impact our operations.                                          - Unfortunately, we will not be able to refund your fee in the event of severe weather cancellation.     - In case of a cancellation due to force majeure        you will receive a full refund. 

 COVID-19:                                                         Due to the current pandemic, Paratech will have   extra safety measures in place at our   Paratech Universities. There will be a   wellness screening each morning at the Paratech   Registration table where temperatures will be   taken, and we will ask each attendee to let the   Paratech representative know if they are   experiencing any of the below symptoms.

  • In the last 24-48 hours have you felt feverish or cough?
  • Have you experienced shortness of breath or difficulty breathing?
  • To the best of your knowledge, have you or anyone in your household come into close contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19?

Masks are mandatory in the classroom, hot zone and anywhere social distancing cannot happen. We will have disposable face masks for anyone that needs one and hand sanitizer throughout the event. We encourage everyone to practice social distancing during their stay for Paratech University.

If anyone attending the Paratech University refuses to have their temperature taken, refuses to wear a face mask or has a temperature of 100.4 or over they will be asked to exit the property. This is to ensure the safety of all attending Paratech University. 

 Wait List: 
 Paratech Universities have limited space   available. Maximum 4 attendees per company. If   you need more spots, you can add additional   people to our Wait List. Adding your name to our   Wait List will put you in line to be notified if any   spots that open up in this Paratech University   and it will notify you of any future Paratech   Universities that comes to your area. The link for   our Wait List:

Event Contact

Summer Johnston
Paratech Inc.

5th Annual Paratech Trench University 

We are pleased to invite you to attend PARATECH TRENCH UNIVERSITY for a two-day hands on operational level event containing the most current trench rescue shoring principles and practices.

This Trench Rescue University consists of two ten hour days which will include: classroom, tool labs and hands on training. 

Ron (Z) Zawlocki and his team from the MUSAR Training Foundation will be conducting this University.

Paratech Trench University students will receive a Certificate of Attendance from the MUSAR Training Foundation for the 20 hours of training. 

Paratech Trench University will start with registration and introductions, followed by instruction on trench rescue shoring best practices, strategies and tactics. Participants will be placed into squads. Beginning Day One and continuing through Day Two each squad will rotate through the Learning Stations.

The Hands-on Learning Stations include:

Void Management Options


Shoring a Trench “End Wall”

Intersecting Trench