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June 7th - 9th 2024, Wolfville, Nova Scotia


"Electric & Hybrid Response, ARE YOU READY?"

Jason Defosse

Quinte West Fire Department, ON / FDIC International Lead Extrication Instructor  

Saturday Afternoon13:00 - 14:30 

Saturday Afternoon15:00 - 16:30 


Electric & Hybrid Response, ARE YOU READY?

In this class, FDIC International Lead Instructor Jason Defosse will be covering many of the talking points discussed within the electric and hybrid vehicle response community, as well as reviewing best practices for interacting with these unique vehicles as well as resources, such as the Energy Security Agency for risk analysis and guidance. 


Jason started his Firefighting career in 1995 and is a proud member of the Quinte West Fire Department.( Trenton, Ontario Canada ) He also proudly served as an Infantry soldier in the Canadian Armed Forces.  “Helping those who help others” is what has been what Jason has focused on as a rescue specialist for the last 10 years and International Instructor who specializes in Advanced Extrication. Jason’s unique style of instruction has put him in demand delivering over 2000 extrication courses / training sessions to the Canadian Military, Mine Rescue and Fire Departments extensively throughout Canada, The United States and South America through Code 4 Fire & Rescue.  In addition to his duties at Code 4 he is a certified rescue tool service technician as well as cowrites training articles for the companies magazine.  Jason is a Guest speaker and presenter for the Ontario Fire Chiefs Association, Northeastern Fire Education Conference delivering the latest techniques and rescue tactics to the hundreds in attendance. At home, Jason is a proud father of 2 amazing children ( Julia & Trevor ) a hockey coach and enjoys playing guitar and restoring old classic cars and enjoying the outdoor lifestyle. 

Jason is an 


• Spokesperson for Waymo ( Google ) self driving autonomous vehicle first responder training

• FDIC Lead Extrication Instructor  ( Fire Department Instructors Conference ) Indianapolis Indiana 

• NAHRS Lead Extrication Instructor ( North American Heavy Rescue Symposium )

• FireCon Lead Extrication Instructor   

• Lead Extrication Instructor FSWO ( Fire Service Women Ontario ) 

• Lead Extrication Instructor FFAO ( Firefighters Association Ontario )

• Guest Speaker North Eastern Fire Education Conference ( Ontario Fire Chiefs Association ) 

• Code 4 Fire & Rescue Lead Extrication Instructor & program developer 

• Lead Extrication Instructor CVFSA ( Canadian Volunteer Fire Service Association Conference )

• Extrication Instructor OMR ( Ontario Mine Rescue )

• Spokesperson & Instructor for Rescue 42 Stabilization Systems

• Extrication Nation Live Q&A- Host