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  •  Attendance Fee is $50 per person.
  •  There are limited spots available.
  •  Registration is on a first come first serve basis. 
  •  Registration is limited to a maximum of   4 people per Department.


Tuesday, October 13                                         8am – 4pm/ Paratech University

Wednesday, October 14                                          8am – 4pm/ Paratech University

 Addresses:                                               Paratech University: Cherry Valley Fire Department Station 2, 4919 Blackhawk Road, Rockford, IL 61109, USA

 Hotels:                                                                  Nearby hotels can be found by copying and   pasting the following link into web browser:

 Airport:                                                                O'Hare International Airport (ORD), 10000 W   O'Hare Ave, Chicago, IL 60666 (training site to   airport is a 1 hour 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 University?
Start time is 8am. End time is 4pm.

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 Participation 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 $50 per person.

What does Paratech University include?                   - Paratech Tool Lab                                                 - Heavy Vehicle Lifting & Stabilization Station: using Rescue Struts & Hydraulic Struts                  - Building Shoring Station: using Flying Rakers and Woodless Raker Systems.                               - Air Bag Heavy Lifting Station: using MaxiforceŽ and Multiforce Air Lifting Bags                                  - Rigging Station: using Monopod and Bipod          - Final Exercise: Putting it all together using skills learned to move heavy objects. 

Registration Allotment:
Maximum 4 attendees per company.

Credit Cards are accepted for your $50 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. 

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.

Rockford, IL, USA

We are pleased to invite you to attend PARATECH UNIVERSITY for a two day hands on event containing the most current heavy lifting, shifting, stabilizing and building shoring techniques.

This Paratech University consists of two - eight hour days which will include: classroom, tool labs and hands on training. 

Day one will include registration and introductions followed by a brief MS PowerPoint presentation. The participants will then be placed into four squads. Beginning Day One and continuing through Day Two each squad will rotate through various Learning Stations. Paratech University will end with all stations integrated into an ultimate final exercise technical rescue challenge where you will put together all the skills you learned!                                                        

The Hands on Learning Stations include:

Paratech Tool Lab

Heavy Vehicle Lifting & Stabilization Station: using Rescue Struts & Hydraulic Struts 

Building Shoring Station: using Rakers, Flying Rakers and Woodless Raker Systems


Air Bag Heavy Lifting Station: using MaxiforceŽ and Multiforce Air Lifting Bags


Rigging Station: using Monopod and Bipod

2015 DPST

Final Exercise: Putting it all together using skills learned to move heavy objects