Technical Rescue

Rescue Systems 1: Basic Rescue Skills

Key topics include: Team organization, rescue, and environmental considerations, use of ropes, knots rigging and pulley systems, descending, rappelling, and belaying tools and techniques, subsurface rescue techniques, use of cribbing, wedges, cutting/prying and hydraulic tools, use of fire service ladders in specialized rescue situations, and day and night simulated rescue exercises.

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Rescue Systems 2: Advanced Rescue Skills

Provides advanced heavy rescue system techniques. Key topics include: Structural building types, wood and mechanical shores, crib capacities, floor weight calculations, building search, confined space considerations, damaged structure hazard assessment, use of power tools, air bags, and USAR ICS.

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Rescue Systems 3: Structural Collapse Technician

Bridges the training gap between the California State Fire Training Rescue Systems 2 Advanced Rescue Skills course and the Federal Emergency Management Agency Structural Collapse Technician course. Key topics include: powder actuated tools, pneumatic shores, additional tools and techniques for breaking and breaching, cutting a tensioned cable, and the “O” course.

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Confined space rescue

Confined Space Rescue Awareness

This course provides instruction in identifying a permit and non-permit required confined space, the hazards associated with confined spaces, target industries and hazards, state regulations, communications, and equipment requirements. This course does not qualify participants to make permit required entries.

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Confined space rescue

Confined Space Rescue Technician

The program will cover topics required to make safe and legal entries and rescues. Topics include: Confined Space Regulations, Confined Space Hazards, Atmospheric Monitoring, Ventilation Procedures, Respiratory Protection Systems, Communications Systems, Victim Packaging, Ropes and Rigging, Raising & Lowering Systems, Lock-Out/Tag-Out, Incident Management, and Rescue Team Criteria.

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Rope Rescue Technician

This course will prepare participants to undergo competency testing for high angle rescue. The scope of the program is to familiarize participants with the high angle environment and experience; and for them to safely participate in the engineering and operation of simple to complex rescue systems.

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Low Angle Rope Rescue Operational

This course is designed to equip the student with the techniques and methods for using rope, webbing, hardware friction devices, litters in low angle rope rescue situations. Areas covered include rope and related equipment, anchor systems, safety lines, stretcher lashing and rigging, mechanical advantage systems, and single line and two lines rescue systems.

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Trench Rescue Technician

This course is designed to train fire service personnel in hands-on application of the techniques necessary to safely affect a rescue from an excavation or trenching cave in. Topics include: Critical considerations while responding to trenching emergencies, evaluation of cave-in scenes, basic life support procedures and temporary protection for victims, specialized tool usage, shoring techniques, and below grade rescue safety procedures.

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