Rescue Technician - Site Operations
Instructional Hours: 27.00
Course Objective: To provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform site operations, victim management, maintenance of rescue equipment and specific ropes and rigging skills.
Course Description: Major topics covered in this course include identification of support resources required for specific rescue incidents, size-up of a rescue incident, management of rescue incident hazards, management of resources in a rescue incident, conducting searches, performance of ground support for helicopter activities, termination of a technical rescue operation, maintaining rescue equipment, ropes and rigging and victim management. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion and team-focused practical exercises.
Successful Completion: Students must attend required classroom sessions, complete homework assignments, demonstrate proficiency in the practical skills evolutions and obtain a score of 70% or better on the final written and practical examinations. This course partially satisfies the professional certification requirements for Vehicle and Machinery Technical Rescuer.
Personal Protective Equipment and SCBA (FIRE 099), Protective Envelope and Foam (FIRE 102), Pre-Emergency Response Training (FIRE 103), Firefighter I (FIRE 101) or equivalent.