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Technical Rescue

Technical rescue in an emergency situation requires extreme caution to avoid endangering the lives of the rescuers. In high-risk low-frequency events, there is danger for both the responder and the victim, which is why it’s crucial that you’re prepared for anything. These courses will help you conduct technical rope rescue, structural collapse rescue, confined space rescue, trench and excavation rescue, vehicle and machinery rescue, water rescue, wilderness rescue, and more.

Course Name Course Description Length

Technical Rescue: Search and Rescue for Water Incidents

With flood-related deaths increasing over the past decade, there is a higher likelihood than ever that you may be called to respond to a water emergency. This course will provide you with much-needed information about the delivery of technical rescue services for incidents involving water, per the requirements described in NFPA 1670.

1h

Technical Rescue: Incident Management

This course provides the firefighter who has had previous training in technical rescue response with the information necessary to develop their abilities to use the Incident Command System for emergency incidents requiring the delivery of technical rescue services.

 

1h

Technical Rescue: Overview

For most departments in the U.S., technical rescue is the youngest of the disciplines. In this course, we’ll look at an overview of what is required for the safe, effective, and efficient operation of a technical rescue service delivery program in a fire department. This includes information from the fire service performance standard, NFPA 1670: Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents.

1h

Technical Rescue: Rope Rescues

This Technical Rescue Course addresses the job performance requirements (JPR) contained in NFPA 1670: Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents, specifically the JPRs contained in Chapter 5: Rope Rescue of the standard for Awareness and Operations level responders.

1h

Technical Rescue: Search and Rescue for Confined Spaces

Technical rescues can be dangerous for all involved. This is especially true for rescues that occur in a confined space, which brings a whole new set of hazards that must be dealt with accordingly. To help you safely and effectively handle a confined space rescue, this course will discuss the command and control of a confined space incident, including scene safety and hazards, access and resource demands, and victim considerations and rescue from the confined space.

 

2h

Technical Rescue: Search and Rescue for Structural Collapse

This technical rescue course addresses the job performance requirements (JPR) contained in NFPA 1670: Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents, specifically the JPRs contained in Chapter 6: Structural Collapse Search and Rescue of the standard. This course will describe the hazard environment at a structural collapse, typical response activities, and building marking systems that firefighters and other emergency responders must be able to use when facing a structural collapse emergency.

 

1h

Technical Rescue: Search and Rescue for Trench and Excavation

Trench rescue incidents can present some of the most uncertain environments for responders to work in. These high-risk, low-frequency incidents require responders to have the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to keep themselves safe and to stabilize the incident. In this course, we will provide you with an overview of trench operations and the critical decisions, actions, and roles that will help to ensure safe and effective operations.

 

1h

Technical Rescue: Search and Rescue for Vehicles and Machinery Incidents

Vehicle crashes and machinery incidents are some of the most common calls we get in the fire service, which increases the need for trained fire personnel. In this course, we’ll help prepare you to respond to this type of incident by discussing the command and control of incidents, scene safety and hazards, patient considerations, tool selection, and various tactics that can be employed for vehicle and machinery rescue incidents.

 

1h

Technical Rescue: Search and Rescue for Wilderness

Technical rescues may require search and rescue operations in remote areas. Fire and EMS agencies across the country, even those not in particularly rural or mountainous districts, may face a response where roads are more distant than the typical run – this course will prepare you for those calls. This course will provide an overview of equipment, techniques, operational decision-making, and tactics needed for an effective response to missing or injured persons in remote or otherwise challenging to access areas.

 

1h

Technical Rescue: Search Tactics and Handling Victims

“Technical rescue incidents pose a variety of challenges that can stress responders beyond their levels. To help combat this stress, it is critical that you prepare and train before the call comes. In this course, we’ll talk about ways to prepare, appropriate PPE, equipment, and safety considerations. We’ll also explore how to handle, treat, and ensure the safety of victims.

**This course has been designed for the firefighters and other emergency responders who have had previous technical rescue training and experience, including at the operations and technician level.”

 

1h

Technical Rescue: Vehicles and Equipment

Technical rescue incidents are high-risk, low-frequency events that can often range in scope and complexity. This means that rescuers need to be prepared for a multitude of situations, including what types of vehicles and equipment should be used in any given incident. In this course, we’ll explore the various types of vehicles and equipment that can be used depending on the incident at hand. Being well versed in the types of vehicles and equipment that are available can help you to be better prepared for their next technical rescue event.

 

1h