Incident Response Training

SFI offers an Incident Response Training Program for bringing safety awareness to race track personnel. The Drag Race Incident Response Training Program began in 2000 at the request of the NHRA. They desired a basic training curriculum for track personnel, especially at the local level.

SFI developed its drag race-specific seminars to instruct workers on how to handle emergency response for on-track incidents. The seminars include classroom sessions and practical exercises that cover topics such as personnel organization, facility preparation, incident response procedures (administering medical aid if necessary), response vehicles and equipment, fire suppression, extrication, and track cleanup. These seminars are comprehensive full-day courses that nearly 2,000 track personnel have completed since the program’s inception.


SFI also has an incident response training program for boat racing applications. The incredibly thorough and detailed program was developed for SFI by the Motorsports Rescue Association, with SFI overseeing the administration of the program for our member sanctioning bodies.

The training program includes classroom instruction as well as practical pool training, and addresses different types of boat racing such as drag boats, unlimited hydroplanes, jet boats and more. The training program covers the basics of motorsports incident response including organizational chain of command and planning, fire suppression, extrication and medical treatment, incident reporting and documentation. The program goes on to provide training for water-specific incident scenes and injuries. This includes SCUBA instruction, Rapid Diver Orientation, and Cockpit familiarization.

For any sanctioning bodies or race tracks who would like their personnel to attend any of our incident response programs, please contact SFI for details or to schedule a seminar.

Contact us if you would like more information about our Incident Response Training Program.


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Phone: (858) 451-8868


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