Established in 2007

The Alberta Vehicle Extrication Association (AVEA) is a proud member of the World Rescue Organization, committed to contributing to the reduction of injury and deaths of occupants involved in transportation emergencies through education, collaboration, partnerships, learning symposiums and challenges  |  LEARN MORE

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2023 Course Registration

The AVEA’s 2023 course schedule is now open for registration, click the links below and book now as limited spots are available!

Meet the AVEA Team of Instructors

Randy Schmitz

Chairman & Course Developer

Randy has been actively involved in Extrication for over 29 years of firefighting services and is a Captain with the Calgary Fire Department  |  READ MORE

Darrell Fleming

Executive Administrator

Retired as a Fire Chief with Leduc County in 2018, Darrell has been involved in specialized rescue operations for over 30 years  |  READ MORE

Jim Wilson


Jim was a member of the Calgary Fire Department for 34 years. He retired as the rank of District Chief in 2021. Jim has had the privilege of assisting in the Big Rig H.O.T.S for the past 12 years.  |  READ MORE

AVEA Sponsorships

The Alberta Vehicle Extrication Association (AVEA) would like to thank our valuable Sponsors. Select the corresponding logo to learn more about each company.