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Rescue Programs

Confined Space Rescue Technician | Ice Rescue Technician |
Trench Rescue Technician | Rope Rescue - Operations | Rope Rescue - Technician |
 
Each certficate issued for a NFPA 1006 chapter is considered a certification in Firefighter III specialist in that discipline.
 
Course Name: Confined Space Rescue Technician
Course ID: FF-III Confined Space Rescue Technician
Career Track: Firefighter, Technical Rescue Responder
Hours: 24
Description: Confined Space Rescue is an intense twenty-four hour program featuring a combination of classroom and practical evolutions combined with real life scenarios on day three. Confined Space Entry and Rescue is one of the most challenging and dangerous rescue operations facing fire and rescue services today. This course will provide the knowledge and practical skills necessary to safely and legally mitigate a confined space emergency. Students will be challenged both mentally and physically to complete the objectives and scenarios.
Program Objectives: Designed to meet objectives of NFPA 1006 and/or 1670, Chapter 7, to the Technician level
Rescuer and team safety; pre-planning; supplied air breathing systems; atmospheric monitoring; communications systems; personal protective equipment; patient packaging and recovery; lock-out; tag-out; rope systems for confined space access and egress and more.
Prerequisites: FFI, FFII, Rescue Skills
Equipment Needs: Personal protective clothing
Class Size: 18 (minimums apply)
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Course Name: Ice Rescue Technician
Course ID: FF-III Ice Rescue
Career Track: Firefighter, Technical Rescue Responder
Hours: 16
Description: Ice Rescue Technician is an intense sixteen-hour program featuring a combination of classroom and practical evolutions, held in the classroom as well as on ice and in the water. Course covers awareness, Operations, and Technician level skills to provide students with knowledge and skills necessary to safely mitigate an ice rescue incident. Students will be challenged both mentally and physically to complete the objectives and scenarios.
Program Objectives: Designed to meet objectives of NFPA 1006 and/or 1670, Chapter 9, to the Technician level Rescuer and team safety; pre-planning; personal protective equipment; patient packaging and recovery; operation specialized equipment; self-rescue.
Prerequisites: FFI, FFII, Rescue Skills
Equipment Needs: Student must supply their own Ice Rescue/Cold Water Survival suit and ice picks. See course announcement posting for complete list of required weather related clothing and equipment.
Class Size: 24 (minimums apply)
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Course Name: Trench Rescue Technician
Course ID: FF-III Trench Rescue
Career Track: Firefighter, Technical Rescue Responder
Hours: 32
Description: Trench Rescue is a very intense hands-on, thirty-two hour program featuring a combination of classroom and practical evolutions combined with real life scenarios on days two, three, and four. Trench Rescue is one of the most challenging and dangerous rescue operations facing fire and rescue services today. This course will provide the knowledge and practical skills necessary to safely and legally mitigate a trench collapse or excavation emergency. Designed to provide the needed understanding of the inherent dangers that surround the many open trenches and excavations that can be found in any major urban or rural area. Students will be challenged both mentally and physically to complete the objectives and scenarios.
Program Objectives: Designed to meet objectives of NFPA 1006 and/or 1670, Chapter 11, to the Technician level
Rescuer and team safety; preplanning; equipment selection; atmospheric monitoring; personal protective equipment; patient packaging and recovery; understanding OSHA regulations addressing trenches and excavations; assessing soil composition and stability; stabilization and shoring using heavy timber and pneumatic shoring, emergency shoring of straight, ‘L’, ‘T’, and deep (12'-16') trenches.
Prerequisites: FFI, FFII, Rescue Skills
Equipment Needs: Personal protective clothing
Class Size: 18 (minimums apply)
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Course Name: Rope Rescue - Operations
Course ID: Rope Rescue - Operations (Not a FFIII Program)
Career Track: Firefighter, Technical Rescue Responder
Hours: 40
Description: Rope Rescue - Operations is an intense five-day program featuring a combination of classroom and practical evolutions combined with real life scenarios on days two through five. This course will provide the knowledge and practical skills necessary to safely and legally mitigate a rescue involving rope work whether low or high angle. Students will be challenged both mentally and physically to complete the objectives and scenarios.
Program Objectives: Designed to meet objectives of NFPA 1006 and/or 1670, Chapter 6, to the Operations level
Team and rescuer safety; personal protective equipment; rope rescue fundamentals; equipment selection, inspection and maintenance; knots; anchors; patient packaging; mechanical advantage systems; belaying; rappelling; raising and lowering systems; system safety factors; litter rigging and tending; pick-offs; low-angle and high-angle rescue techniques; and stretcher evacuations.
Prerequisites: FFI, FFII, Rescue Skills
Equipment Needs: Personal protective clothing
Class Size: 16 (minimums apply)
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Course Name: Rope Rescue - Technician
Course ID: FF-III Rope Rescue - Technician
Career Track: Firefighter, Technical Rescue Responder
Hours: 40
Description: Rope Rescue - Technician is a very intense and hands-on, five-day program featuring a combination of classroom and practical evolutions combined with real life scenarios on days two through five. This course is designed to continue the development of skills and knowledge obtained in the Rope Rescue - Operations course, while exposing the student to those skills expected and required of the professional rescue technician. Students will be challenged both mentally and physically to complete the objectives and scenarios.
Program Objectives: Designed to meet objectives of NFPA 1006 and/or 1670, Chapter 6, to the Technician level
Team and rescuer safety; personal protective equipment; rope rescue fundamentals; equipment selection, inspection and maintenance; belaying techniques; system safety factor testing and demonstration tests; patient packaging; belaying; rappelling; raising and lowering systems; knot passing on raising, lowering, and rappelling systems; litter rigging and tending; load distributing and load sharing anchor systems; simple, compound, and complex mechanical advantage systems; manufactured and improvised artificial high anchor points; high lines; guiding lines; advanced litter handling techniques.
Prerequisites: FFI, FFII, Rescue Skills, Rope Rescue - Operations
Equipment Needs: Personal protective clothing
Class Size: 16 (minimums apply)
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