Sat, Apr 15, 2023

Advanced Worker Fire Extinguisher Training

Wayne County Community College

About this event

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What:       Advanced Worker Fire Extinguisher Training and Seminar
When:      Saturday, April 15th     
TIME:       10:00am to 3:00pm
WHERE:   Wayne County Community College Downriver Campus
                  21000 Northline Road
                  Taylor, Michigan  48180

Michigan Turn Marshals (MTM), with support from Waterford Hills Road Racing Inc. (WHRRI), and the Detroit Region (DET-SCCA) of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) announces its annual Advanced Worker Training opportunity.  In keeping with past practice, this year’s topic is Fire Suppression training for automobile racecar fires and other situations.  The curriculum is prepared and presented by professional firefighter trainers at the Wayne County Community District Fire Academy especially for MTM. 

This session is available to anyone, although priority will be given for MTM, WHRRI and or DET-SCCA members.   The class is applicable for all aspects of automobile racing and personal life.  We are holding this session at this time as an important preparation for the new downtown circuit of the Detroit Grand Prix.


Training includes a classroom session including discussions about fires, fire suppression techniques and practices in the morning.  Information particular to race cars, including electric vehicles is included.  Lunch is included.  In the afternoon, the instructors put attendees through real life experience where they are tested putting out “real life” fire scenarios on the Academy’s training facilities.

This session is open to anyone:  Especially volunteer Turn Marshals, Grid Workers, Fire and Safety, Pace Car, Drivers and Pit Crews, and WHRRI students of upcoming Flagging and Communications and Drivers Schools on April 29-30.  Although priority will be given to MTM, WHRRI, and or SCCA Detroit members, we welcome LEC and USAC members to attend

10:00AM  Session begins:  Coffee and donuts/bagels provided

        Classroom session includes:

  • Instruction and discussions fires and their source, etc.
  • Fire extinguishers and their most effective use.
  • Best protections for workers and drivers.
  • In race car fire systems: How they work and what they do.
  • In race car electrical kill switches and their mandated locations.



       Attendees will put morning information to use when instructors provide a live fire situation that will be solved using fire extinguishers, etc. Actual race car will be on site to see in car fire system, location of electrical kill switch, and other valuable information.

Event requirements

  • Note that this registration is open to any race specialty volunteers.

If you are between 16 and 18 years of age, we will require a notarized minor consent form signed by a parent or legal guardian in order to participate.
Contact Ron Cech, WHRRI F&C Chief at or Cindy Wisner, DRSCCA F&C at

Attendees (39)

Tim Craft
Peter Waszkiewicz
James Megel
Doug Willoughby
Marc Joppich
Jack Mallory
Andrew Mallory
Scott Mallory

Wayne County Community College

Taylor, MI


Seminar/Meeting organized by

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