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TECHNICAL RESCUE AWARENESS
The following are the objectives for the Technical Rescue Awareness course.
Follow the hyperlinks to read a section of the material.

Definitions

2-1 General:
   
2-1.1 Identify the Office of the State Fire Marshals certification requirements as presented in class.
2-1.2 Identify the need for the AHJ to have action plans and policies in place for technical rescues.
2-1.3 Identify the need for the AHJ to conduct a hazard analysis of the response area and determine the feasibility of conducting a technical rescue.
2-1.4 Identify the NFPA recognized levels of operational capability at technical rescue incidents.
2-1.5 Identify general necessary elements to afford safety at technical rescue incidents.
2-1.6 Identify hazard analysis and risk assessment principles at technical rescue incidents (Size up)
2-1.7 Identify the need for establishing an Incident Command System (ICS)/ Incident Management System (IMS) at technical rescue incidents.
2-1.8 Identify the need and methods for scene control.
2-1.9 Identify the initial company operations.
   
3-1 Structural Collapse:
   
3-1.1 Identify the general principles for structural collapse incidents.
3-1.2 Identify the destructive forces placed on a structure to cause collapse.
3-1.3 Identify triage criteria for a collapsed structure at a structural collapse incident.
3-1.4 Identify general collapse patterns for structural collapses.
3-1.5 Identify the initial company operations at a structural collapse incident.
   
4-1 Rope Rescue:
   
4-1.1 Identify the types of incidents requiring rope rescue.
4-1.2 Identify general hazards associated with rope rescue operations.
4-1.3 Identify the initial tasks of first in companies of a rope rescue.
   
5-1 Confined Space:
   
5-1.1 Identify the definition of different confined spaces based on OSHA standard 29CFR 1910.146. (non- permit, permit, alternate entry).
5-1.2 Identify OSHA statistics on employee and rescuer injury and death in confined spaces.
5-1.3 Identify reasons for entering confined spaces.
5-1.4 Identify general hazards associated with confined space rescue operations.
5-1.5 Identify the initial tasks of first-in companies at the scene of a confined space rescue.
   
6-1 Vehicle and Machinery:
   
6-1.1 Identify the size up that must occur at a vehicle/machinery incident.
6-1.2

Identify and notify the resources necessary to conduct safe and effective operations.

6-1.3 Identify the hazards associated with vehicle and machinery rescues.
6-1.4

Describe the need for control at the scene of an incident.

6-1.5 Identify the initial company operations at a vehicle/machinery incident.
   
7-1 Water:
   
7-1.1 Identify the hazards associated with a water rescue incident.
7-1.2 Identify the personal protective equipment requirements for a water rescue incident.
7-1.3 Identify the rescue vs. recovery mode when concerned with a cold water near drowning patient.
7-1.4 Identify when there is need to request additional equipment and trained personnel at a water rescue incident.
7-1.5 Identify the initial tasks of first-in companies at water rescue incident.
   
8-1 Wilderness Search and Rescue:
   
8-1.1 Identify the four hazards associated with wilderness SAR operations.
8-1.2 Identify the four core elements in wilderness SAR operations.
8-1.3 Identify the seven (7) components that are used to complete the elements of a SAR operation.
8-1.4 Identify the five resources that can be used for wilderness search and rescue.
8-1.5 Identify the method of calculating search urgency.
8-1.6  Identify the types of responses that are used dependant on search urgency.
8-1.7 Identify the components of a lost person(s) report.
8-1.8 Identify the four basic means of establishing a search area.
8-1.9   Identify three types of search tactics.
8-1.10 Identify the initial company operations at a wilderness search and rescue incident.
   
9-1 Trench and Excavation:
   
9-1.1 Identify the OSHA definition of a trench.
9-1.2 Identify common hazards associated with trench rescues.
9-1.3 Identify four types of trench collapses.
9-1.4 Identify the characteristics of soil.
9-1.5 Identify the methods of victim and rescuer protection.
9-1.6 Identify the initial tasks of first in companies at the scene of a trench rescue.

 

 
 
 
 
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