Technical Rescue Certification Courses


Fire TEC Inc. has courses that meet NFPA 1006 Standard for Rescue Technican Professional Qualifications. This document outlines what Technical Rescue courses FTI has available to offer, and which discipline of the standard they meet. 

  • NFPA 1006 2008 Edition Rope Rescue Level I Training - 40.00 Hours

    NFPA 1006 2008 Edition Rope Rescue Level II Training - 32.00 Hours

    Prerequisites

    Operations Level: There are no prerequisites for this course.

    Technician Level:  Rope Rescue Level I (Ops) (NFPA 1006)

    Recommended:

    Prior to attending this course, we reccomend participants should take the following courses:

    • Complete IS-100-Introduction to the Incident Command System -¬ or equivalent
    • Complete IS-200-ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents -¬or equivalent

    <font= red="">Due to the strenuous nature of search and rescue activities, participants should secure a professional evaluation of their physical condition prior to enrolling in these courses. Due to the nature of this training, a physical examination is recommended prior to this course.

    Description

    Operations Level: Upon the successful completion of this course, participants will be able to perform basic rope rescue operations, utilizing appropriate equipment, methodologies, protocols, and patient and resource management techniques. They will also have the skills and knowledge required for certification to Chapter 6, "Rope Rescue" as described in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1006, Standard For Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications (2008 edition), including the area of multipoint anchors, rappelling systems, and ascending systems. Participants who successfully complete the course and pass the required written and skills test will receive a Certificate of Completion. 

     

    Description

    Technician Level: Upon the successful completion of this course, emergency responders will have the skills and knowledge required for certification to Chapter 6.2. "Rope Rescue Level II," as described in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1006, Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications (2008 edition), including the areas of multipoint anchors, compound Mechanical Advantages (MA), highline systems, and pick-off systems. 

    Operations Level Topics:

    Course topics include

    • Size up
    • Site Operations
    • Rescue Equipment and Maintenance
    • Knot Tying
    • Medical Considerations in Search and Rescue Operations
    • Patient Packaging
    • Anchor Systems
    • Belay Systems
    • Lowering Systems
    • Lowering System Exercises
    • Hauling Systems
    • Low Angle Rescue
    • Rappelling Systems
    • Ascending Systems

    Technician Level Topics:

    Course topics include

    • Pickoff Rescue Techniques
    • Highline Systems
    • High Angle Litter Attendant

      Audience

    This course is targeted for all emergency response personnel involved with technical rescue incident response, and is designed to meet the training requirements of NFPA 1006 Chapter 5 and 6 Job Performance Requirements (JPR) (2008).

    Other Information

    Equipment needed:
    Rescue helmet with a chin strap 
    Leather gloves, eye protection
    Safety toe shoes with ankle support

    Self enrollment
  • These training levels correspond to the NFPA guidelines (1670) and include:

    Trench Rescue Operations: Teams operating at the operations level can perform rescues from non-intersecting trenches less than about eight-feet deep. In addition there are no severe environmental hazards present. This level of training requires about three days.

    Trench Rescue Technician: Teams operating at this level can perform extrications from deeper trenches that may include intersections, T’s and bends.  There may be severe environmental hazards present such as hazardous atmospheres. This level of training requires five days of both blended and onsite training.

     

    COURSE OUTLINE

    Trench Rescue Basics

    • Basic Soil Mechanics
    • Trench Failure
    • General Safety Requirements

    Soil Mechanics

    • Soil Types
    • Classifying Soils
    • Soil Tests
    • Fire Service Classifications
    • Anatomy of a Collapse
    • Common Types of Collapses
    • Other Collapse Patterns

    Trench Rescue Process

    • Rescue Equipment
    • Incident Command System
    • Arrival On Scene
    • Phase 1 – Size-ip
    • Phase 2 – Pre-rescue
    • Phase 3 – Rescue
    • Phase 4 – Terminiation

    Rescue Protective Systems

    • Traditional Shoring
    • Screw Jacks
    • Pneumatic Shores
    • Creating Safe Zones

    Lifting and Moving

    • Air bags
    • Cribbing

    NFPA 1006 Skill Performance Checklists

    NFPA 1670 Standards

    Self enrollment